KILLJOYS – Season 2 Episode 2 – SPOILERS
Dutch becomes briefly detached from her reflection in the mirror, which pretty much has to be an hallucination. Kilgore Trout jokingly suggested that mirrors were leaks, or holes, between universes, but Trout was a figment of Kurt Vonnegut’s imagination. Breathing the Arkyn air did not seem to alter anyone’s reality, but D’Avin did have a vision (green goo memory?) of someone who looked a lot like Dutch participating in a slaughter of Scarbacks. And Alvis advises that Scarbacks haven’t been on Arkyn for at least 200 years.
In the previous episode Bellus (Nora Mclellan) outed Pree as an ex-con. This time the giant electronic wall around Old Town outs him as former warlord Prima Dezz, but does not specify where he engaged in this activity. The Killjoys escort Pree back into Old Town where he finds his bar occupied by someone who, as Johnny puts it, “has shit taste in music”. (The electronic sounds that were the subject of Johnny’s derision have not been identified).
The squatter in the Royale turns out to be Gared (Gavin Fox), a muscular, but not particularly bright fellow. Dutch breaks his leg. He goes to see Doc Simms later and tries to steal her supply of painkillers. She breaks his leg more severely. Gared is a bit reminiscent of Sarah’s hapless former boyfriend Vic the Dick from ORPHAN BLACK Season 1. Pree (Thom Allison) once again assumes control over his bar and the music played therein, though later he would need to assert control one more time by stabbing Gared in the hand.
The team has a warrant for eight escaped prisoners, but find that six of them were mummified before they could leave their cells. Of the two genuine escapees, one made off with a canister of an extremely effective dessicant (the thing that killed his buddies). The other was holed up in the Royale, and killed himself rather than be tortured by The Company. After the company kills the last remaining fugitive, the canister of dessicant is taken to Pawter, who identifies the substance as “anhydrous sodium hydroxide with an accelerated cobalt chloride complex“, and that does make some sense chemically, if such a combination could be made stable.
On the way to all that, Alvis has a crisis of faith. He is rescued from it both literally and figuratively by Dutch, and the song playing in the background while Dutch administers CPR is Pillars & Pyre by Dralms. As Dutch breathes life back into Alvis, Drahms sings: “This is heaven on earth. We should let it start. We should let it start.” (The phrase, “We should let it start” is a change from the lyric in the song’s official video, but iTunes captioning confirms the change.) Does this foreshadow a Dutch/Alvis relationship?
Old Town is being run by Special Officer Liam Jelco (Pascal Langdale) “The dickiest dick who ever dicked” as Johnny puts it. Pawter Sims accompanies the Killjoys to Jelco’s headquarters in hopes of being able to contact her family on Qresh to persuade them to intervene on behalf of Old Town. Jelco does not permit that. In a move similar to one used by Agent Dolls on WYNONNA EARP (Episode Three, before Wynonna goes into the hardware store), Johnny kisses Pawter, and in the process plants a communications device near her right ear.
Lucy departs with Alvis onboard, having left Pree in Old Town. She is immediately hijacked to The Badlands, where Turin (Patrick Garrow) meets them and persuades the three to take on some “unofficial warrants” aimed at discovering the true purpose of Level 6.
Luke Macfarlane (D’Avin) is Chaplain Hopkins in six of the twelve episodes of MERCY STREET, a PBS series about volunteer nurses on opposite sides of the American Civil War, specifically Northern abolitionist Mary Phinney (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Confederate supporter Emma Green (Hannah James). The first season is available for purchase on both iTunes (US) and Amazon Video. Season Two will begin airing sometime in early 2017.
Hannah John-Kamen will be F’Nale Zandor in the Stephen Spielberg film READY PLAYER ONE, based on the 2011 science fiction novel by Ernest Cline. It is set in a world so overpopulated that people are forced to do most everything in a virtual reality called Oasis. The death of the creator of Oasis launches a hunt for a hidden Easter egg within the virtual reality. The finder of the Easter Egg would inherit a vast fortune, and control of Oasis. The film is not expected to be released until the spring of 2018.
Jameson Kraemer (Carl) will play a physician in SUICIDE SQUAD, which is sort of like the Dirty Dozen, but with supervillains, and is due to be released in the US and Canada on 5 August. And Kraemer will be a Middle Brook Policeman in BON COP BAD COP 2, a sequel set six years after the events of the original film (which was released in 2006). Filmed in and around Montreal, BON COP BAD COP 2 will have its Canadian premiere sometime in 2017.