KILLJOYS – Season 5 Episode 4 – SPOILERS
After contriving her own reawakening, Zeph wakes Turin (Patrick Garrow) and Pree (Thom Allison). Between the three of them, they locate a hidden nest of Black Root ships being used to seed the clouds of Westerley with mind-wipe chemicals, and blow up about a third of them in an attempt to slow down the terraforming process. This makes The Lady aware that the rebellion is bigger than Dutch and the Jaqobis brothers. (The hidden airfield is located at latitude 43.7 and longitude 79.13 on Westerley. On Earth, 43.7 North and 79.13 West is a spot very close to Toronto.)
Meanwhile, Dutch and the boys fail to escape from what turns out to be a prison ship. Their escape attempt impresses the Warden (played by Rachel Ancheril, who also plays twin witches on WYNONNA EARP). The Warden enlists their aid to stop an assassination, which they manage to do in short order, despite being outed as Killjoys to the prison population.
Would-be assassin Calvert (Anastasia Phillips) offering D’Avin advice on how to survive the prison psych ward is the best scene of the episode. (Phillips was also Vera Burr in the 2012 Global TV series BOMB GIRLS.)
Asked by The Lady if he wants to open the box containing one of her hatchlings, Khlyen (Rob Stewart) declines, saying “Oh, I suspect I’d rather not.”, suggesting that even the Lady’s immature offspring are dangerous. We also learn that her species was previously extinct. How does an extinct species get resurrected? Was it a JURASSIC PARK scenario?
John (Aaron Ashmore) manages to connect with what’s left of Lucy (Tamsen McDonough). He dubs her Newcy, and she (for the moment) begins calling him Sean. It is unlikely that she can communicate with or control her old ship body, but if John can get to the prison ship’s control room, she might be able to take control of that.
Zeph (Kelly McCormack) says that the effects of terraforming on Westerley would be visible from space. Prisoners would not be able to see it because they have no windows, but it seems likely that the Warden would be aware of it, so her refusal to believe D’Avin’s story about the moon being terraformed is suspect. (If the prison were under the influence of The Lady’s mind control chemicals, Dutch, D’Avin, and John would have relapsed into delusion.)
D’Avin (Luke McFarlane) gets a jolt of electroshock therapy and comes away from it with no noticeable side effects. Either Calvert was exaggerating when she described the effects of the treatment, or D’Avin’s implants from his time in the military are still active enough to prevent any damage.
When Zeph approaches Turin intending to inject him with the stuff that will restore his memories, this exchange happens:
ZEPH: “Hey, wanna have your mind blown? Once you try what I’ve got, you’ll never be the same.”
TURIN: “Yeah. I’m sure there’s a market out there for stinky raincoat sex, but it ain’t me. Hard pass.”
ZEPH: “OK, offensive, but that’s not what I’m selling.”
Dutch encounters a similar presumption when she tries to make a business proposal to Sparlo. She tells his lieutenant “I want a meeting with Sparlo. I’ve got something he’ll want to see.” His response is: “Sparlo has seen it all, and he’s not accepting any applications for any new sexers.”
Hannah John-Kamen (Dutch) will be artist Wilhelmina Watson (London’s best known maker of ‘Feelies’) in BRAVE NEW WORLD, a TV adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s 1931 novel that will star Jessica Brown Findlay as Lenina Crowne and Harry Lloyd as Bernard Marx. Demi Moore will play the mother of John the Savage (Alden Erenreich). Nina Sosanya will be Mustapha Mond, and Lenina’s best friend Frannie will be played by Kylie Bunbury. There is a Helmholtz Watson in Huxley’s book, but he is quite the opposite of John-Kamen’s character, who is described as “hedonistic”. BRAVE NEW WORLD will begin filming in the UK this fall, and a 2020 premiere is expected on the USA network. (Or possibly on NBCU’s streaming service which is scheduled to launch next year.)
Kalinka Petrie (Brynn in “Heist, Heist, Baby“) will be Lucie Clay in WHEN HOPE CALLS, a spinoff of WHEN CALLS THE HEART set in the early 1900s. The show will follow Lillian (Morgan Kohan) and Grace (Jocelyn Hudon), orphan sisters who grew up apart but reunited later in life. The two decide to open their own orphanage in a quaint northwestern town named Brookfield. (Lillian and Grace were introduced as characters in the Christmas special “The Greatest Christmas Blessing“.) WHEN HOPE CALLS was filmed in Powassan, Ontario, and will premiere on the streaming service Hallmark Movies Now with two episodes on 30 August. A new episode will become available every Friday through 25 October.