KILLJOYS – Season 3 Episode 8 – SPOILERS
Zeph tells Dutch that her DNA is Aneela’s chiral opposite, meaning that while they are genetically nearly the same, Dutch’s DNA spirals in the opposite direction. Zeph says this is “not supposed to be possible”. (DNA is a chiral molecule, and normally twists to the right. A mutation whose DNA was left-handed would not be able to reproduce.) Dutch won’t be able to have children with anyone whose DNA spiral doesn’t twist in the same way hers does. The really odd thing is that the rest of the compounds that make up Dutch’s body have normal chirality, because she is able to digest the same foods as everyone else.
Aneela locates Kendry, who is pregnant with something green, but otherwise all right. Kendry, Aneela, and Brynn decide that Gander, who was responsible for Kendry’s pregnancy, should not have free will anymore, so they turn him into a slave Hullen.
The Lady is displeased with developments, and Aneela has to green-wrestle her for control of the ship. Brynn (Kalinka Petrie) helps out by showing Aneela where the ship’s controls are located. Aneela, understandably suspicious of Brynn’s motives, asks, “Why are you helping me, Brynn? You aren’t slave Hullen. You have a choice. You’re free, like Gander.” Brynn answers (far too quickly), “I fear you more than I fear him.” Brynn’s answer is followed by a noticeable gulp. She is clearly terrified, and hoping she said the right thing. Brynn may be even more afraid of The Lady, whom Aneela says is “stuck in the green and wants out”.
Aneela doesn’t quite say so, but she is in love. When Kendry asks her: “Why did you first bring me here?” Aneela replies: “Papa trusted you, so I thought I might too. What’s the point of living forever if you have to do it all alone? Gander has been dosing me with so much green all this time. I have so many memories swimming in my head. I’ve tried to fix myself for so long. You’re the only thing that’s worked. You’re my tether, Kendry.”
Meanwhile, Dutch, D’Avin, and Johnny embark on a heist. The most interesting thing about the operation (which is designed to steal a large sonic agitator from some surly miners on Westerly) is the return of Liam Jelco, who Johnny calls “the STD of villains”. Jelco, who seems a totally changed person from last season’s supercilious bureaucrat, has also found true love, and he does say so. This exchange happens between Jelco and D’Avin while they are prisoners waiting to be rescued by Dutch and Borna:
D’AVIN: “Jelco, if you wanted help escaping Borna, you could’ve just told us.”
JELCO: “Escape? Why would I want to escape? I love Borna.”
D’AVIN: “You do?”
JELCO: “Of course. She’s powerful, and wily. Delicious curves.”
D’AVIN: “The way she treats you…”
JELCO: “Well, if you think that’s bad, you’ve never seen a Company year-end review. At least with Borna, after the berating and the punching, there’s cuddles. And then more punching – the sexy kind. No, I like where I’m headed, Jaqobis. Not on top. Certainly not on bottom. But right at her side. That’s the only spot that matters to me. That’s where I shine.”
Dutch and Zeph believe that, since Dutch was created from a pool of Aneela’s green spinal fluid, Aneela is her source and if Aneela dies, Dutch also dies. This might be true, but the conclusion should be treated with a bit of skepticism. It would certainly be true if Dutch were Hullen, but Dutch was made from Aneela’s memory of her pre-Hullen self. She was designed to not be Hullen.
Kendry will give birth soon, but to what? (Aneela has some idea what, but isn’t saying.) Does Dutch know about The Lady? Does Dutch have bangs again because Zeph has bangs? What would happen if Aneela’s memories of how Dutch came to be were restored? And is Brynn ultimately loyal to Aneela, or to The Lady?
Pascal Langdale (Jelco) will be AAIB Investigator Rob Carter in Episode 17.5 of the documentary series MAYDAY, which deals with the crash of Garuda Indonesia Flight 152 on 26 September 1997. The aircraft plowed into mountainous forests while trying to land at Polonia International Airport in Medan, North Sumatra in low visibility, and all 234 people on board were killed. Investigators determined that the Airbus A300B4-200 turned the wrong way during the approach. The episode, titled “Lethal Turn” will air in the UK (where the show is called AIR CRASH INVESTIGATION) on 5 September, and on Discovery Canada on 14 September.
Kelly McCormack described how she got the part of Zeph to John Baker of Three If By Space. “It was the first role I auditioned for in 2017,” she said. “and it was one of the first times I kind of let myself authentically be who I was in an audition. I kind of let my freak flag fly a little more than I usually do. I let it rip a little, and it proved to be successful. It was a really great vote of confidence for me in who I am – kind of the nerdy tomboy.”
According to the Vancouver Sun, McCormack will star as Darren in the film SUGAR DADDY, the story of a struggling musician (McCormack), who tries to land some extra cash by joining a Sugar Daddy website, where rich older guys arrange to go on dates with younger women and then buy them stuff and pay the bills. SUGAR DADDY is an all-female project led by acclaimed music video director Wendy Morgan, and should go into production early in 2018.