KILLJOYS- Season 4 Episode 5 – SPOILERS
Delle Seyah’s child (Jaeden Noel) undergoes accelerated aging (zero to sixteen years in one day). To prevent this process from turning him into an octogenarian within a week, One of Pip’s old business acquaintances, Kravn, is consulted (kidnapped). When Pip knew him, Kravn was a human specializing in illegal bio-weapons, but since then, Kravn has uploaded his consciousness into his computer system (making him impervious to the effects of his own inventions). John manages by trickery to download the weapons maker into portable storage and brings him on board Lucy. (Kravn is voiced by KILLJOYS writer Julian Doucet.)
For the first time, Lucy (Tansen McDonough) gets to interact with another cybernetic being who is on her level. (John describes Kravn’s uploaded human mind as being “way beyond an A.I..”) When Kravn is reluctant to help with the rapid aging problem, Lucy tells Kravn that he is stored in her Random Access Memory. “One cache purge,” she says, “and I overwrite you with cookie recipes.” If that is so, Lucy is likely larger and more complex than Kravn. She might also have originated as an uploaded human consciousness.
To support his extraordinary rate of growth, the child (someone please give him a name) must have consumed at least 50 kilograms of some sort of food. Pippin comes into the galley looking for something for the kid and finds nothing appropriate to eat or drink. “Do you seriously have no drinks that are non-alcoholic,” he asks, “or have y’all just been drunk the entire time I’ve known you?”
Newly re-humanized Delle Seyah suffers from an intense postpartum depression, but instead of a baby, she must now deal with a teenager.
The Lady‘s Hullenized minions in The Quad are awake and behaving oddly. Some of them are dressing up as Howlers (characters from a local nursery rhyme that doesn’t rhyme. “The debt’s too high/Howlers arrive/Children beware/They’ll eat your liver.”) The fake Howlers are kidnapping children, but not necessarily those of debtors. The presumption seems to be that The Lady is looking for Delle Seyah’s unique offspring
Pip (Atticus Mitchell) attempts to kidnap the Hullen/Human hybrid once the rapid aging thing has been cured. He is likely under the influence of one of The Lady‘s mechanical arachnids which has been somewhere inside him since his visit to the Necropolis in “Johnny Dangerously“. If that is true, then The Lady knows very well where Delle Seyah and her child are, and the kidnappings on Westerly must have another purpose.
Fancy (Sean Baek) goes to Westerly to investigate the kidnappings. Gared (Gavin Fox) objects to Fancy’s strong-arm tactics, and insists on tagging along. Lack of stealth gets Gared captured and he finds himself on a Black Root (?) ship with nine of the missing children. Turin earlier reported that thirteen were taken from Old Town and two more from Miner’ Point. Where are the others?
Dutch (with D’Avin’s help) figures out that the story Khylen told her was inaccurate in ways that only John would recognize, and that the errors represent some sort of coded message.
Dayle McLeod (Jenny in “Vessel“) will be Gypsy (Catherine Louise Share) in CHARLIE SAYS, a film about three female followers of Charles Manson, and their transformations as they face the reality of their crimes. The film is based on source material from Ed Sanders’ 1971 book “The Family“, and Karlene Faith’s book, “The Long Prison Journey of Leslie Van Houten“. Charles Manson will be played by Matt Smith (the eleventh Doctor Who), and Annabeth Gish will play Virginia Carlson, head of the California Institute for Women. Directed by Mary Harron, and written by Guinevere Turner, CHARLIE SAYS is currently filming in California.
McLeod also sings. Her new album Friends can be purchased on her website. There will be an album release party and live show on 30 August at Lola, 40 Kensington Ave., in Toronto. Admission is free. First set is at 9pm. Below is the first track from the album.
Noah Danby (The Rat King in “Escape Velocity“) will be James in WINGS OVER EVEREST, a film about a talented climber (Xiaodaizi, played by Zhang Jingchu) with a passion for the Himalayas. When a plane carrying important documents crashes in the Death Zone of Everest, two men claiming to work for the Indian government offer a large sum of money to recover them. Xiaodaizi (aka Daisy) discovers that the men are really arms dealers and are putting her team at risk. Executive Producer Terrence Chang told Screendaily: “The film is a crime thriller set amid the snows of Everest. Yu Fei will use his unique poetic vision to tell this suspenseful story, with love rising above all disasters as the central theme running through it.” Shot in Beijing, the Himalayas, and British Columbia, WINGS OVER EVEREST will be released in China next year.
Ucal Shillingford (unnamed Hullen in “Wargasm“) will play a bouncer in THE INTERSECTION, a film directed by Robert Misovic and Aharon Jinjihashvili about two deaths that take place 85 minutes apart on Christmas Eve, and how those two deaths and the eighty-five minutes between affect five inadvertently related lives. Samantha Carly, Francesco Felice, Shreya Patel, and Iveta Jiřičková star. A trailer is available on Vimeo. Filmed in Toronto, THE INTERSECTION will be released in Canada on 4 October.