KILLJOYS – Season 2 Episode 3 – SPOILERS
Alvis and Dutch almost kiss, Pawter performs heart surgery, Lucy detects signs of emotional dependency, and Jelco gets
A long time ago, twelve monks went off to fight the devil on Arkyn. So says the inscription on Alvis’ back. Was Dutch the devil, or was it Khlyen? It is discovered that not all of those adventuresome monks were killed. Alvis locates a desiccated corpse wearing Scarback robes hidden in the deep recesses of an abandoned mine in The Badlands. Before he died, the monk inscribed a message on a piece of his skin.
The monk in question most likely died of starvation and/or dehydration. He was not eaten by the voracious bugs inhabiting the tunnels. It is possible that the monks were (are?) on friendly terms with the beasts. Did the devil take the creatures (provisionally named ‘mossipedes’ by D’Avin) to Arkyn, and breed them for the green goo they contain? D’Avin’s vision at the beginning of Season Two might have been of Dutch’s alter ego slaughtering the Scarback expeditionary force. Alvis isn’t sure what the monk’s message says, but plans to research ancient scripture in an attempt to decipher it.
Asked by Dutch to describe one of the mossy creatures, Johnny says: “Well, to start with, it looks like an angry vagina. And these things aren’t moss, they’re centipedes.” The bugs (it is discovered) are filled with the same green goo that Red 17 used to change people into Level Six Killjoys. D’Avin not only is immune to that conversion process, he also repels mossipedes. (They are the first insects to appear in any KILLJOYS episode, so we do not know if he naturally repels all insects, or just the mossipedes.)
There are lots of unknown things about these bugs. Where are they ultimately from? If Westerley was terraformed, it is doubtful they evolved as a result of that process and the chemical interactions of terraforming would have almost certainly killed even subterranean indigenous species on the moon. Why didn’t they eat the monk who returned from Arkyn? Did he, like D’Avin, repel the creatures? Was that why he survived Arkyn, when the other eleven died? What do the bugs eat? There cannot be sufficent curious prospectors to feed that many of them, and prey seems generally scarce in that area of The Badlands. Might they draw energy from those photonic crystals? (Perhaps that is the purpose of their moss-like covering.)
Those photonic crystals absorb light (photons) and apparently radiate it as well, else they would appear dark, not bright. They are valued in The Quad as a power source, and most likely function like a naturally occurring solar battery.
Before Red 17 was destroyed, it sent out a massive data transmission, and Dutch wants to know where it went. It seems probable that it was directed at the place where The Lady resides; the same place to which Khlyen is enroute.
Alone, and cornered by the bugs, Dutch hallucinates Khlyen, and has a conversation with that contrary mirror image of herself from last episode. Both visions try to make her doubt herself, and they succeed, until Alvis (Morgan Kelly) steps in with the best line of the episode. “You said you didn’t know what you believe in,” he tells Dutch. “Believe that I am not leaving here without you. Even if it means we die together. So if you want to save me, you’re gonna stand up, get your shit together, and get us out of here, right now.”
While all this is going on, Pawter manages to disable Jelco and his guard and escape The Company’s headquarters with details of the Company’s plans to wall off every city on Westerley the same way they walled off Old Town. (Jelco used his DNA scan for a password, and that seems a questionable security precaution.) Once outside Jelco’s dome, she loses communications with Johnny (who is on his way to rescue her) and is almost immediately knocked out by a blow to the head from an unknown assailant.
Sean Baek (Fancy Lee) will be Franklin Lewis in episode 4.8 of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, titled “Love is a Battlefield”, which is due to air on The CW on 21 July. In the episode, Vincent goes undercover with guest star AnnaLynne McCord, and shortly thereafter, Cat discovers that the woman is an assassin.
Amanda Tapping (Dr. Jaeger in episode 1.7) will direct the final two episodes of VAN HELSING‘s first season. The show is set in a world dominated and controlled by vampires, and Van (Vanessa Helsing, played by Kelly Overton) is the last hope for the survival of humans. She has unique blood that makes her immune to vampires, and her blood also gives her the ability to turn a vampire human. Created by Neil LaBute, and filmed in Vancouver, the series will premiere on SyFy (US) on 22 September.
Paloma Nuñez (‘female Westerlyn’ in episode 1.10) will be Reyanne, the married suburbanite best friend of Krista, in the romantic comedy MASTERS OF ROMANCE, currently being filmed in Oshawa, Ontario. Krista has run into her high school sweetheart twenty-five years after graduation. Fate might be giving Krista and Alex one more chance to get it right, but Alex is a property developer with a son from a previous marriage, and Krista is a travel writer and has plans to leave for New York the following day. MASTERS OF ROMANCE should be released in Canada on 1 May 2017. Nuñez is also Penelope in episode eight of the CBC series NEWBORN MOMS. All nine episodes of the show’s first season can be streamed on the ABC website.