KILLJOYS – Season 5 Episodes 7 & 8 – SPOILERS
John’s efforts to locate The Lady’s real body have the unexpected side effect of resurrecting Lucy (Tamsen McDonough) with all her memories intact. Once awakened, Lucy is able to rescue Fancy Lee (Sean Baek) from captivity, and in the process of his escape he stumbles on four large cocoons, the suggestion being that they contain The Lady’s real body, which means that The Lady might be some sort of ruling council rather than a single individual, or that her body might be stored in separate segments.
Zeph (Kelly McCormack) and Pree (Thom Allison) set out into the badlands on foot to escape The Lady’s death squads (which look a lot like the Jawa from STAR WARS). Pree must be in really good physical condition, because, when Zeph can’t walk any further, he carries her on his back the rest of the way to Turin’s safe house, a distance he estimates at twenty miles.
Once there, Zeph gets a good look at one of The Lady’s offspring and remembers having seen the species before, when she was growing up as a part of a Leithian cult called The Madelaines. According to Fancy Lee, The Madelaines were once the galaxy’s leading natural scientists. They scouted The J for the first colonies, and mapped its habitable planets. But “when their research was used by investors to pollute and profit, they rejected science.”
The group stores its knowledge in an electronic tapestry, so Dutch and Zeph head to Leith to pilfer the relevant data. The Great Mother (Jennifer Wigmore) offers to take Zeph back into the clan, but Zeph again rejects her birth family in favour of science, and downloads the data contained in the tapestry into her pendant after disabling the Great Mother with a Lydian nerve pinch. (Dutch used a similar nerve pinch to temporarily disable George Tchortov’s character Martell in “The Harvest“.)
If the Madelaines were really opposed to any use of the tapestry’s contents they would likely have destroyed it, and they certainly wouldn’t walk around with portable data storage units hanging around their necks. One would think there would be a process by which they could determine the worthiness of a proposed use of the knowledge.
Meanwhile The Lady’s host body is failing, and Khlyen (Rob Stewart) has the opportunity to kill it, but she makes an appeal to his fatherly instincts, and he does not.
The best line of the two episodes comes when Calvert (Anastasia Phillips) enthusiastically rolls around in the grass after arriving on Leith, and Dutch reacts with: “Hey, tree humper. Stop scissoring nature and focus.” (But it is a mystery how we got to this point from Scarback Alvis and “Praise the trees.”)
Jennifer Wigmore (The Great Mother) will be Mrs. Linderman in three Season Two episodes of the YouTube series IMPULSE, which stars Maddie Hasson as Henrietta, a young woman who, when she is physically assaulted, discovers she has the ability to teleport. Hasson told Variety: “I want to see what happens when Henry’s power develops because we sort of see it — especially in episode 10 — develop in a big way and grow in a big way. I want to see how she handles that because I’ve always expected her to handle it really badly and not be a superhero at all, and that would be fun for me to play.” The first season is now streaming free on YouTube. Season Two will premiere on Wednesday, 16 October.
Tori Anderson (Sabine in “Meet the Parents“) stars as Nicole Cabella, the heir to Cabella Oil, in Peter DeLuise’s film LOVE UNDER THE OLIVE TREE. Nicole is determined to prove she’s ready to take control of her family’s business and is preparing to initiate a renovation plan to expand Cabella to the next level. But when Corporate Attorney Jake Brandini (Benjamin Hollingsworth) is called back to his ranch due to a family emergency, he identifies a land dispute at the border of the Cabella and Brandini properties, and the disputed land parcel becomes the prize at Sunset Valley’s annual olive oil contest. LOVE UNDER THE OLIVE TREE will air on The Hallmark Channel on Saturday 28 September at 9/8c.