KILLJOYS – Season 5 Episode 6 – SPOILERS
Khlyen (Rob Stewart) and Kendry (Mayko Nguyen) are human now, but Aneela (Hannah John-Kamen) is somehow still Hullen. She was inside a Khlyen Cube during the death of the green, so it is possible that the cube offers a connection to a pool of green in another place far enough away to not have been affected by the spores (see episode 4.10). The Khlyen Cube is probably based on Hullen technology, and up till now we really hadn’t seen it do much. On Arkyn, it worked like an elevator. This time, when Jaq enters the cube, it disappears, but not all at once. The cube’s outline remains visible as it rotates and reduces in apparent size, as though it is tumbling into a multi-dimensional wormhole.
Meanwhile, on an unidentified planet outside The Quad, Kendry and Aneela are reunited. Since Aneela is the last Hullen in The J, and Kendry is human again, Aneela (who isn’t wearing black lipstick anymore) needs to be reassured about their relationship. She worries that Kendry will think of her as a monster. Kendry reassures her about that.
KENDRY: “Aneela, I may be human, but I’m still a really terrible person.”
ANEELA: “You’re just saying that.”
KENDRY: “No, no. I’ve never been good with empathy. You should have seen me in my early human days. Oh, I was the worst.”
ANEELA: (to Jaq): “Okay, go away. I’m going to be sexual with your mother now.”
Having made at least a temporary alliance with Warden Rennike (Rachael Ancheril), John discovers that the prison ship has a cloaking device. A plan is concocted to use the fusion bombs planted by Qreshi (who were trying to kill Evi and Sylas) to fake the destruction of the ship. Combined with the cloak, the deception is effective and the prison ship apparently vanishes after the explosion. Unknown to Dutch, Khlyen is nearby plotting to rescue her and he watches what looks like the destruction of the prison ship and everyone on it. Khlyen believes Dutch to be dead. He knows Aneela to be alive, but has no idea that Jaq has released her, and that Anella and Kendry, having left Jaq in the cube to protect him, plan to book passage back to The Quad and to (presumably) try to find D’Avin.
One would expect that Khlyen will get to the cube (hopefully without leading The Lady there) and he will find Jaq instead of Aneela (who, along with Kendry, will reach Westerley about the same time as the cloaked prison ship gets there) and both Aneela and Dutch will try to contact Zeph (Kelly McCormack), who has already received a coded message from Johnny.
After saving the prison ship from Qreshi attackers and The Lady’s Armada, Johnny and Dutch have (sort of) worked things out between them. It seems like Dutch is the one who misses being married to John, not the other way around. John just pines for the quiet life and someone to share it with. He wants to be married, but doesn’t feel “that way” about Dutch.
Dutch proposes that Johnny take a one-year sabbatical to find what he’s looking for. If he does, he gets to not be a Killjoy anymore, and she’ll visit him and his significant other on his farm on Leith. It’s just possible that he might not find anybody. But if he does find someone, what happens to Newcy? Could she adapt to running John’s farm instead of a spacecraft?
April Mullen, who directed two episodes of KILLJOYS: “Heist, Heist, Baby“, and “Heart-Shaped Box“, has completed filming her next feature, WANDER, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The film stars Aaron Eckhart as Arthur Bretnik, a mentally unstable private investigator inclined toward conspiracy theories. Bretnik is hired to look into a suspicious death in the town of Wander, and becomes convinced the case is linked to the death of his daughter some years previously. Among others in the cast are Tommy Lee Jones (MEN IN BLACK), Katheryn Winnick (WU ASSASSINS), and Heather Graham (BLISS). No release date has been announced.
Gord Rand (Captain Cardiff in “Wargasm“) stars as Jacob in a touring Human Cargo production of THE RUNNER, directed by Daniel Brooks. Jacob is a volunteer for Z.A.K.A., an Orthodox Jewish group in Israel that collects the remains of Jews killed in accidents. When Jacob makes a split-second decision to treat a young woman instead of the soldier she may have killed, his world is changed forever. THE RUNNER received three 2019 Dora Mavor Moore Awards, and will run from 25 February to 29 March at Tarragon Theatre‘s Mainspace, in Toronto. TICKETS are now on sale.