KILLJOYS – Season 4 Episode 2 – SPOILERS
Zeph (Kelly McCormack) needs to know the internal layout of the now-abandoned Necropolis. She’s planning to teleport one of Khlyen’s cubes into the place using a jump drive and doesn’t want to materialize inside anything solid. (Zeph may have devised a practical system of teleportation that does not require a receiver at the destination.) Scarbacks now consider the Necropolis a sacred tomb and won’t allow anyone to enter, so they’ll be no help. Fortunately, Gared (Gavin Fox) chimes in with a suggestion. “What about an ex-Scarback?” he asks. (Gared himself isn’t one, but he knows people.)
Gared takes Pree (Thom Allison) to visit former Scarback Fairuza (Anna Hopkins), who, having decided that it was time to begin giving out pain instead of taking it, is now a dominatrix. (She also came to realize that the Scarbacks had told her too many lies about the origins of their religion.) Fairuza is initially reluctant to cooperate, but warms up when Pree tells her he was friends with Alvis Akari. Pree is surprised when, after Fairuza agrees to work with them, Gared suggests they stay for a while. “Long as we’re here, it would be rude to not, you know, worship.”, Gared says. Pree agrees, but cautions Fairuza, “not the face”.
There was one depiction of a dominatrix on Michelle Lovretta‘s other show, LOST GIRL (in “It’s Better to Burn Out than Fae Away“). We got no details about that character, and once she was stopped from killing Vex, she was never heard from again. In contrast, Fairuza fits nicely into the ongoing story. She accompanies Zeph and Pip to the Necropolis looking for some sort of artifact (which she finds, but we still don’t know what it was). She also insists on administering last rites to the dead monks, even though she herself no longer subscribes to their religion. She is interesting, and it seems reasonable to expect her to return in future episodes.
We learn that Zeph wears a necklace with some sort of religious significance that Fairuza recognizes, and are told nothing further about that.
Lucy put a tracker on the elevator before cutting it free, so she can track Delle Seyah and the boys, but no one knows where Lucy is exactly. (We see her parked in a desolate place, apparently waiting for something.) After Lucy cut the cables, the elevator should have continued its orbit around the system’s primary without much change in trajectory, unless something intervened.
The elevator, it seems, has crash landed on another planet (or more likely a satellite of one). D’Avin, John, and Delle Seyah soon find themselves in a penal colony for debtors, where the inmates work off their debts by serving as human organ farms. Amazingly enough, none of the three (four counting the unborn child) are noticeably injured by the crash, although it seems unlikely that the elevator would have been built with any systems to protect passengers from such an event. Their new location must be in roughly the same orbit as the Necropolis (which would put it close to the system’s primary, so why isn’t it hotter there?)
Zeph took a sample of the green pool in which Aneela and Dutch are immersed. This may enable her to somehow communicate with them, and possibly with John, who was Hullenized by Delle Seyah to save his life after he was shot.
Paloma Nuñez (‘female Westerlyn’ in “Escape Velocity“) will be Reyanne, the married suburbanite best friend of Krista, in the romantic comedy MASTERS OF ROMANCE. Krista and her high school sweetheart Alex (Roger Doche) find each other again, twenty-five years after graduation. Fate might be giving the two of them one more chance to get it right, but Alex is a property developer with a son from a previous marriage, and Krista is a travel writer with plans to leave for New York the following day. Krista (played by Yolanda Beasley, who also wrote and directed the film) confides in her unhappily married best friend, while Alex turns to his jaded pal Doug (Jefferson Brown) for advice. YouTube has a trailer. Filmed in Oshawa, Ontario, MASTERS OF ROMANCE will begin a limited release in Canada on 1 October.
Gavin Fox (Gared) will be Dutch Balik in KIN, a science fiction feature based on the 2015 short film “Bag Man”. The adopted younger brother (Myles Truitt) of a recently released ex-con (Jack Reynor) finds an alien weapon and uses it to help his brother, who is being chased by federal agents and a vengeful former criminal associate (James Franco). Soon the two of them are being chased by otherworldly soldiers as well. Directed by Jonathan and Josh Baker, KIN will be released in the US on 31 August. A trailer is available on YouTube.
The first three seasons of KILLJOYS are now available in the US on the multichannel service VRV, and seasons 4 and 5 will be available on VRV after their television run. Season 1 is free to stream (with ads). Subsequent seasons require a subscription. The VRV Premium subscription (9.99/mo) and includes eleven channels, including Funimation, Shudder, and Cartoon Hangover.