KILLJOYS – Season 2 Episode 4 – SPOILERS
Killjoy kisses have been equivocal of late. Johnny kissed Pawter (Sarah Power) a couple episodes ago so he could plant a communications device below her right ear, but there are also signs of a developing relationship between the two. In this episode, Delle Seyah Kendry (Mayko Nguyen) kisses Dutch as a way of transmitting her biometric profile. (The same sort of kiss happened between The Doctor and Martha in the Dr. Who episode “Smith and Jones”.) Dutch labels her interaction with Delle as “hate-flirting”, but in the end, she admits to Delle Seyah:
“I didn’t hate that kiss.”
It should be pointed out that, if all one needs to do is kiss someone to circumvent a biometric lock, then that lock is not very secure.
Not much actually happens in this episode to advance the story. We find out that holo-technology is available in The Quad and are left to wonder whether the equivalent of holodecks might exist on Qresh. Pawter is warned by D’Avin that Johnny “snores like a fat man”. There is an exchange between Johnny and D’Avin that suggests there might have been a third Jaqobis brother, who died some time ago.
Dutch tracks down that massive data transmission from Red 17, and finds that it ended up in the brain of Olan (Ricardo Hoyos), one of Westerley‘s best and brightest students who has spent the past three years abxorbing data during cryo-sleep as part of an experimental project run by Delle Seyah (in apparent collaboration with Khlyen).
DELLE SEYAH: “The Prodigy Program is a living human seedbank to protect all Qreshi culture and knowledge.”
DUTCH: “There are two reasons to keep a seedbank. Winter or war. Which were you expecting?”
DELLE SEYAH: “That depends on Khlyen’s messsage.”
In a bit of Indiana Jones style action, Johnny tracks Pawter (who seems to have recovered nicely from that blow to the head) to an encampment of colourful Badlands nomads where she is about to arm wrestle their leader Big Borna (Natasha Bromfield) for her freedom. Pawter wins, but cheats a little with a Lydian Nerve Pinch (Dutch also used a nerve pinch of sorts in episode 1.3) Borna knows she’s been cheated, and refuses to let Pawter go, but Johnny starts a bar fight and they slip out the side tent flap.
The Royale is serving homemade hootch along with live music and business there is booming despite (or perhaps because of) the fact that Old Town is fenced in by The Company.
Teasing future developments, Dutch leaves Olan and his overloaded brain in the custody of Alvis and the monks on Leith. And, in deep space, Fancy Lee hijacks the Black Root ship carrying Khlyen to The Lady. Khlyen orders Fancy to change course and head to Telen, the Jaqobis home planet, in search of the reason for D’Avin’s immunity to the Level 6 program.
This was the first KILLJOYS episode directed by a woman, and the first time Ruba Nadda has directed for television. Her three most recent feature films, CAIRO TIME, INESCAPABLE, and OCTOBER GALE can be streamed on Netflix.
Tori Anderson (Sabine) will star as Evie in the CW’s new Fall 2016 dramedy NO TOMORROW, which follows the adventures of a woman whose boyfriend convinces her to make a list of things to do before the world ends (something he predicts will happen in eight months and twelve days). She and some of her other friends try to determine if he should be taken seriously, while at the same time drawing up Evie’s bucket list. NO TOMORROW is based on Como Aproveitar o Fim do Mundo (How to Enjoy the End of the World),
a series which aired in Brazil in 2012.
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Sarah Power (Pawter Simms) will be Jennifer Windham in four consecutive episodes of AMERICAN GOTHIC. The first of these episodes. “The Chess Players” will air on CBS (Global TV in Canada) on 27 July at 10pm. The show centers around the Hawthorne family, and their discovery that, fourteen years after a string of unsolved murders, one of their own could be linked to the crimes. Stephanie Leonidas (Clara in KILLJOYS episode 2.1) is also in the cast as Cam Hawthorne’s wife Sophie.
Athena Park (Kerrigan) will voice several characters in BIBLEMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES, which is a reboot of the live action version created by Willie Aames. The new series will be released on DVD sometime this fall.
Peyton Kennedy (Xosia) will be Julie in CARDINAL, a crime thriller that follows Valerie Walker (Sheila McCarthy) who has just been released from prison years after faking a drunk driving accident as a means of murdering a man who committed what she felt was an unforgivable crime. While Valerie is spending time at home with her family, Mark (Noah Reid), the unstable son of the man she ran over, shows up with unclear intentions. Kennedy is also Dr. O in the children’s TV show ODD SQUAD (shown on PBS in the US), and ODD SQUAD: THE MOVIE, which will be released in the US on 1 August. (It had its Canadian release on 16 July.)