KILLJOYS – Season 3 Episode 10 – SPOILERS
Dutch introduces the season finale poetically. “The universe has a memory,” she says. “That’s all time really is. Our whole life to hold in moments, the sweet and sour, the kisses and the scars, our beginnings and goodbyes, all written down in time. Recorded, so the universe will know we were here, so we won’t be forgotten. We are all made of memories.”
D’Avin buys Johnny a piece of land on Leith, 200 acres of RAC-owned ranch land with a little creek out back, complete with robot goats. (Johnny asks if there are goats, and D’Avin replies, “Johnny, they’re robot goats.”) The implication of that exchange is that real goats exist on Leith, although we have seen none of them. It does raise a question though. Exactly what would the purpose of a robot goat be? It will be interesting to find out what farming options are available for John. No livestock has ever been seen on the show, and the only visible crop has been hokk. Eating habits in The Quad are a mystery because we almost never see anybody eat anything on screen. There are peach trees on Leith (at least according to Sabine), but Johnny’s newly-acquired land did not seem to contain an orchard.
Aneela has Dutch kidnapped and brought to Necropolis (because it’s the most secure location in The Quad) with the idea of killing her. Thanks to Zeph, Dutch has a secret plan, involving a ring that expands into a pointy thing attached to a nebulizer and with it she injects a spray of lost memories into Aneela’s brain. Once Aneela realizes that she’s fighting a personification of her own pre-Hullen memories, hostilities end quickly.
Earlier, Johnny gets stabbed. He figures out that he is talking to Aneela and not Dutch and pulls a gun on her. Unfortunately he holds the gun about two inches from her face, eliminating the main advantage of having a gun (which is that it is effective over distance). She quickly takes his weapon from him. Johnny is saved by Lucy and Zeph. (Is Zeph a medical doctor? She diagnoses and deals with his punctured lung like it’s second nature.)
Johnny and D’Avin are then apprehended by Kendry, who is persuaded by Johnny that if Dutch dies, Aneela dies. (John admits to D’Avin that he does not know if this is true, but the suggestion of it is enough to enlist Kendry’s cooperation in stopping the fight between Aneela and Dutch.) The three of them arrive on Necropolis in time to see Dutch and Aneela vanish together into the green. Then they have to escape a wave of spiders sent by The Lady. The three attempt to flee in the Necropolis elevator but are trapped there by invading Hullen.
As a condition of saving the day, John requires that Kendry command the Hullen under her control to surrender. She does this (Kendry keeps a puddle of green in what looks like a snuffbox for such purposes), and Lucy severs the elevator cable on either side of the cabin. At episode’s end, the three are adrift in space, awaiting pickup.
The arachnids were a bit of a surprise. (Lovretta does not usually play with common phobias, although there were some relatively unthreatening mechanical octopods in the KILLJOYS pilot.) Let’s hope that future creations of The Lady have fewer appendages.)
In the green, Aneela and Dutch wake up on the shore of a lake, and Aneela says it is where Dutch was born. For some reason, both Aneela and Dutch are blonde when in the green. Colours inside the green seem to be almost the opposite of what they are outside the green (note the changed colour of Dutch and Aneela’s clothing). But blonde hair is not really the opposite of black hair. Also, Khlyen’s hair shows as dark brown and Aneela’s black lipstick has vanished from view in the green. Virtual Khlyen tells his daughters that they need not look for The Lady. That she will find them.
Dutch, Aneela, and Khlyen are in the green on a virtual quest to kill The Lady, or at least keep her trapped in the green. Will this quest be part of Season Four? Or will it already have been resolved when Season Four opens and be referred to only in flashbacks? When the Jaqobis brothers and Kendry are rescued, will the Jaqobis retire to Johnny’s ranch to wait for Dutch to return and for Aneela’s child to be born? (John and D’Avin could live in that Khlyen Cube currently stored in Lucy’s cargo bay until they build a house, if Zeph can manage to hack the entry code.) Will Aneela and Kendry marry? Such a marriage might restore Yardeen family honour, but would the child birthed by Kendry, being part Jaqobis, be her family’s legal heir?
Aneela does tell Dutch that Yalena was their mother’s name. The family Yardeen lost all of its lands and titles when Khlyen and Aneela ran off to join the Hullen, and exiled Qreshi usually end up on Leith. If Aneela’s mother remarried, it is possible that she has some living descendants there.
We still don’t know how Yalena got the nickname Dutch.
The Scarback religion, based on the premise that Aneela is the devil, suffers greatly as the Hullen invade. Alvis and the rest of the monks on Necropolis are killed, and Necropolis itself suffers quite a lot of damage. Now that the ‘devil’ has been (to some extent) rehabilitated, how will the Scarbacks adapt?
Murry Peeters (Tuck) is the voice of hired gun Grace Armstrong in the Ubisoft video game FAR CRY 5, an action-adventure first-person shooter set in fictional Hope County, Montana, where a preacher named Joseph Seed has risen to prominence. Seed believes that he has been chosen to protect the people of Hope County from “inevitable collapse” and has established a congregation called Eden’s Gate. In reality, Seed is a radical preacher and Eden’s Gate is a militaristic doomsday cult. The game is set to be released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 27 February, with support for PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X.
“These are assassins, soldiers, warriors, and queens. They’ve lost many people, and none of them has clean hands. Not even Johnny anymore. They don’t react to things the way we would. The one thing they can do with their enemy in the heat of the moment is say, ‘I’m not doing this for you.’ Everything they do that gives Delle Seyah or Aneela the benefit or abets their position is insofar as it will help Dutch or themselves or the side of right in the war for humanity. Sometimes you have to get in bed with who you concede the enemy to be. It’s more complicated for Dutch, and I’d love to see Dutch grapple with this…she is able say something no other clone can say. She can say, ‘All of Aneela’s sins, if I had those same traumas, damages, and stresses put on me, I know I’m capable of that.’ That is going to be very hard for her. It will probably make her hate Aneela even more and make her mourn the innocence of what she conceives of her self to be, and then rally. In that rally, she may find her peace with Aneela. Or she may not. That’s to be determined.”