KILLJOYS – Season 5 Episode 10 – SPOILERS
Pippin somehow survived the explosion that was thought to have killed him in Episode 4.9, and Zeph finds him in one of the four cocoons on The Lady’s ship. (Actually, Lucy locates him when she scans The Lady’s ship, but doesn’t ID him specifically at the time.) When Zeph is understandably quite suspicious of his resurrection, Pip tells her: “You could just relax, chill with all the science stuff for one minute, and celebrate with me, ’cause, yay, I’m not dead.” He might at the same time be admonishing viewers to put away scientific quibbles and just enjoy the happy endings.
And there are a lot of them to enjoy. Dutch says “I love you” back to D’Avin, who said that to her two episodes previously. Johnny will take his one-year sabbatical with Lucy. Asked about his plans, he says he might destroy the hackmod factory (see episode 2.1), which probably means he’s hoping to hook up with Clara (Stephanie Leonidas) again.
Aneela proposes to Kendry in a wonderful way.
ANEELA: “You don’t owe me this. If you want to stay human, I will hold your hands when you turn grey. I will bury you with honour, and burn worlds in your name. And you will not be forgotten. The war is over, and we have a son, and an empire, and I need my Queen.”
KENDRY: “Do you even have enough green left in you to share?”
ANEELA: “I want to find out, if you do.”
It turns out she does have enough green, and the two of them will probably rule The Quad for something close to forever. (The Hullen originated from outside the J Cluster, and there must be at least one pool of green left in Aneela’s immediate vicinity to support her Hullen powers. Will other Hullen eventually discover that Aneela and Kendry have survived, and seek them out?
When Pree (Thom Allison) brings the plight of Westerlyn refugees to Kendry’s attention, she surprises him by making him Lord Governor of All Westerley. “Aneela and I will donate land on Leith to Westerlyn refugees until you help them rebuild,” she tells him. “I’m never going to be nice, Pree, “but I am going to try to be good.”
The Lady’s original body dies, but, surprisingly, the part of her inside her most recent human form (Alanna Bale) remains alive, just like that arachnoid robot remains alive inside Pip’s brain. In an attempt to humanize her, Dutch gives her one of those red boxes Khlyen once used, but it contains a doll instead of a weapon. Though The Lady lived in the Green, her human host exhibits no Hullen characteristics. It appears that when The Lady entered The Green she took over control of the Hullen, instead of the other way around.
Khlyen is reunited with his wife Marlene (Karen Glave). We don’t actually get to see her, but we see him arriving at the pulsar where he hid her from The Lady. One wonders if they will return to Qresh.
The RAC is reconstituted with a new oath: “As of Today, we’re everybody’s citizens, everyone’s soldiers. We swear to keep The J safe, defending the code, our team, and The Quad.” If Killjoys have multiple citizenship now, won’t that complicate things by making them subject to the laws of whatever jurisdiction they find themselves in?
Before she died, The Lady dispatched ships from The Quad to unknown destinations carrying more of her offspring. This brings up several questions, but the most important of them seems to be the ethical one. The reborn RAC seems bent on annihilating all of them, even though they are a sentient species. Capturing and relocating them seems a more humane option. Surely there is a planet somewhere in that star cluster with a suitable environment, on which they could be contained.
There's a new world in my head right now and it is funny & outrageous & silly… but it deals with trauma, and the layers underneath are so, so sad. Beautiful, but SAD.
Sometimes #writing is an exercise in willingly bruising your own heart.
— Michelle Lovretta (@lovretta) September 15, 2019
Now that KILLJOYS has ended, almost all science fiction is gone from The SyFy Channel. There are fantasy series (e.g. WYNONNA EARP and THE MAGICIANS), and VAN HELSING (the fourth season of which premieres on 27 September), which is sometimes sci-fi, and sometimes fantasy. Next year there will be VAGRANT QUEEN, which Vault Comics (where Magdelene Visaggio‘s story was originally published) describes as being like Star Wars if it were directed by the Coen brothers.
Emily Andras (who wrote the KILLJOYS episode “Vessel“) has a new SyFy show in the works called AXEHOLES, which The Hollywood Reporter said “follows a mismatched bunch of comic convention attendees who inadvertently get transported into the real-life world of their favorite fantasy TV series, Blue Bar’Bara. In the worst role-playing game ever, the unequipped party must learn to navigate a dangerous land of profanity-spewing battle axes, sociopathic fairies, disturbingly sensual dragons and a chainmail-bikini-wearing shield maiden as they struggle to find a way back home.”
Rick Howland (Dej Serafan in “How to Kill Friends and Influence People“) has made himself available on Cameo. He tweeted on 20 September: “Hey all! Want me to record a personalized video shout-out for someone special in your life? Check me out @BookCameo.” His fee is $40. Anna Hopkins (Fairuza in “Johnny Dangerously“) is also on the Cameo site.
Paolo Barzman (who directed eight KILLJOYS episodes) will direct the French miniseries LA GARÇONNE. Set in Paris in the early 1920s, the six-episode series stars Laura Smet as Louise Kerlac, who is the prime suspect in a murder she witnessed. (She recognized the perpetrators as government agents.) Louise must hide from the killers and from the authorities as well, so she adopts the identity of her twin brother (Tom Hygreck), and joins the Paris police (which she determines is the best cover while she tries to exonerate herself). Soon she is caught up in an investigation of the disappearance of young models posing for the painters of Montparnesse. LA GARÇONNE is filming in and around Paris until the end of October and will air on France 2 sometime in April.