KILLJOYS – Season 2 Episode 9 – SPOILERS
The Quad, we learn, celebrates something called Ascension Day. Big Borna makes another appearance. Lucy outwits The Company’s computer in Spring Hill. Pawter wins a (fleeting) victory over her high school bully, and a new torture device, the micro-leech, is introduced. (It feeds off the natural enzymes secreted when people lie and causes gastro-intestinal bleeding.)
A Red 17-like facility has opened in the basement of Spring Hill, so D’Avin is tasked with blowing that up. He trades Jelco’s money to Big Borna (Natasha Bromfield) for a missile that will do that. F Squad is the only security detail left to guard Spring Hill. Everyone else was “dispatched to the next colony”. (Not the next town, the next colony.) Dutch goes out of her way to make sure no Company guards are killed when they go after Jelco, but F Squad probably meets its demise when D’Avin’s missile hits the biodome.
Johnny (Aaron Ashmore) tried to shut down power to the wall, but could not. He explains why he couldnt just blow up the generators: “These puppies,” he says, “are proteck packed and chained. Each one would go up like a mini-nuke on Ascension Day.” This is the first Quad holiday we’ve heard about. One hopes it will be described further in future episodes.
When asked to carry a lethal weapon, Pawter tells Dutch that she’s a doctor, not a killer. Dutch is irritated by this, and an interesting exchange follows:
DUTCH: “You play at rebellion, ’cause John will do your dirty work.”
PAWTER: “Johnny made his own decisions. He chose a side.”
DUTCH: “He’s a Killjoy; he doesn’t take sides.”
PAWTER: “Well, maybe he wants to be more than just a Killjoy.”
DUTCH: “Why would you think that?”
PAWTER: “Because he told me.”
Will Dutch accommodate Johnny’s desire to be “more”? Will the Killjoys stop being Killjoys, and turn into something else?
When Seyah Kendry (Mayko Nguyen), who bullied Pawter in school, explains her plan to turn Westerley into a factory farm for Sixes, and that sends the doctor over the edge. She briefly becomes an Orwellian dictator, forcing the people of Old Town into a suicide mission to bring down The Wall, and for once defeating Kendry, her long time nemesis. The victory is short-lived. Seyah Kendry arranges a treaty to free Westerly from Qreshi rule, then kills Pawter during the signing ceremony. (We’re not absolutely sure that Pawter is dead. The Killjoys were forced to leave before that could be confirmed.)
Fancy Lee (Sean Baek) shows up on Lucy and teases next week’s season finale. He tells Dutch that he has released Jelco; suggests that they go visit Khlyen; and implies that Dutch may not be handling things in the way that her mentor would wish.
TWO vs DUTCH — On DARK MATTER, the show that follows KILLJOYS on SyFy, Two (Melissa O’Neil) undertook to hunt down Jace Corso, who murdered One. When she found Corso, he tried to weasel out of the situation by claiming to have information about the people who hired him. Two shot him anyway. Dutch hunts down Jelco in a similar fashion for crimes against Old Town, and vows to kill him. When she finds him, he claims to have information about his superiors. Dutch orders D’Avin to keep Jelco alive.
Mayko Nguyen (Seyah Kendry) will be Stephanie Hancock, and Patrick Garrow (Turin) will be Councilor Jonathan Black in BUCKOUT ROAD, a film about a college class project that turns terrifying when three students come to realize the famed Buckhout Road legend may, in fact, be real. (The legend has it that, after learning that his wife had an affair with one of his slaves, John Buckhout chopped off her head, and burned down a barn full of slaves. Voodoo witches cursed him and his two sons, turning them into albinos who must eat human flesh to restore their pigmentation.) Filming will take place in and near Toronto, but the movie’s premiere will be in Westchester, NY, the location of the real Buckhout Road.
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Julian Doucet, who wrote KILLJOYS episode 2.4, made his first TV appearance as the voice of the Spring Hill computer. Doucet was Mike in the short film A CLEAN SLATE (2014), about a singer (Becky Lantos) trying to overcome a crippling case of stage fright. The entire short film is available on Vimeo.
Natasha Bromfield (Big Borna) will play a “cheery nurse” in DOWNSIZING, a social satire that stars Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig, and tells the story of an Omaha man who joins throngs of people who are undergoing a new process that reduces them to a tiny fraction of their size. He then moves to one of the many communities of small people that are sprouting up around the world. The project was begun by director Alexander Payne in 2009, but was put on hold in favour of another project. Filming has begun in Lofoten, Norway, and release is expected in late 2017.