KILLJOYS – Season 3 Episode 9 – SPOILERS
The day before battle is Reckoning Day, a Scarback holy day commemorating the thirteen monks who (centuries previously) went to Arkyn to try to kill the ‘devil’. On this particular Reckoning Day, a very pregnant Kendry (Mayko Nguyen) arrives at RAC HQ alone, and declares herself as “the emissary of Commander Aneela Kin Rit”. We never do find out her real reasons for being there (she gives some implausible reasons) but we find out that the child she is carrying is part D’Avin and part Aneela. Zeph says that the pregnancy appears to be five or six months along, and Kendry corrects her, saying it’s been about three weeks. Johnny fears that if the Hullen can reproduce by normal means, they won’t need humans for anything anymore, but when Aneela made the discovery (in Episode 3.7) that led to the pregnancy, she said “I’ve found a way to save us all.” That seemed to indicate that the results of her research would have beneficial consequences for everyone.
Gared‘s mom is a drunk (that’s how Gared describes her) and, after watching her son interact with Pree, says she approves of their relationship. That might partly be because Pree owns a bar. One of the nice things about this scene is that there seems to be little or no stigma attached to alcoholism on Westerley. (If Quad medical technology can grow Johnny a new ear (Episode 1.3), it can probably grow an alcoholic a new liver when necessary.) The song playing during this scene is Always With Me, track 2 on the 2014 EP “My Time” by Wolf Saga. (Later in the episode, Pree (Thom Allison) sings part of the traditional folk song “Wayfaring Stranger”.)
After the Hullen prisoner Kitaan (Tara Spencer-Nairn), who was captured in an earlier episode, refuses to cooperate with an outlandish plan concocted by the Killjoys to implant a false memory in the green, Johnny spaces her, leaving her in orbit around an unnamed planet in the Latimer-6 system. Hullen, it seems, can survive in space for quite a while without a suit. One assumes that, after the battle, someone will go and collect Kitaan from orbit and treat her like any prisoner of war should be treated.
Dutch and D’Avin have this exchange:
DUTCH: “I’m gonna miss that time when John was gone and it was just me and you kicking Hullen ass, and drinking too much, and sleeping with the wrong people. Remember that – um – that sexer at the Leithian harvest?
D’AVIN: “Oh. Wow, I almost forgot about her. What about you and Captain Bucktooth?”
DUTCH: “He had nice – eyes? hands?”
D’AVN: “Who can remember?”
DUTCH: “Who can remember?”
The pair have what they think is goodbye sex (offscreen).
All that comes about after D’Avin complains that Dutch is always considerate of Johnny’s feelings but never considers his. Dutch realizes that she needs to address D’Avin’s emotions and the ensuing scene is quite tender. She tells him she’ll miss their little talks, and Johnny’s stupid in-jokes with Lucy. Nevertheless, for many reasons, it seems unlikely that Dutch and D’Avin will be a couple in Season Four.
In observance of Reckoning Day, Fancy Lee (Sean Baek) releases Turin from jail, saying he needs to know if he can trust him. Turin (Patrick Garrow) turns up later at the Royale and orders the “worst whiskey moonshine ever made”. This is the first time the word “whiskey” has been used on the show. Also in observance of Reckoning Day, Aneela, disguised as Dutch, kills Alvis.
Johnny decides not to abide by the rules of parley, and Kendry ends up in the brig, which might be the safest place for her during the approaching conflict.
— SEAN BAEK (@SeanBaekTO) September 3, 2016
and Space Channel for two more seasons.
Peter Stebbings (who directed this episode of KILLJOYS) also directs the mystery series THE DISAPPEARANCE, a psychological family drama about the disappearance of Anthony Sullivan (Michael Riendeau) on his tenth birthday. During the subsequent investigation long-buried family secrets are uncovered with devastating consequences. Among others in the cast are Joanne Kelly, Peter Coyote, and Aden Young. The Canadian drama will be distributed internationally by NBC Universal. Filmed in Montreal, the series will premiere in Canada on 1 October at 9pm on CTV.
April Mullen (who directed KILLJOYS episode 3.8) will direct Episodes 2.3 and 2.4 of the BravoTV series IMPOSTERS, a dark comedy about a female con artist (Inbar Lavi) who marries people and then disappears with their money. No premiere date has been set for the second season. (The first season launched last February.)