Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen) gets naked so Lucy won’t listen in on her conversation with D’Avin and John.
The Lady (Alanna Bale) is pursuing Jaq (Jaeden Noel) because her hatchlings (as she calls her offspring) can only live in specific environments, while Jaq’s body has Hullen genes and can survive in a much broader range of conditions. The term “hatchlings” suggests creatures born of an egg-laying species. According to Lucy’s DNA analysis, it is a 97% probability that the dead hatchling given to her for analysis is a clone. (Many Earth species have the ability to reproduce by parthenogenesis, and The Lady might also have this ability. Offspring produced by apomictic parthenogenesis are full clones of their mother.) Continue reading →
Dutch talks to Alvis after delivering Olan to the monks on Leith.
Killjoy kisses have been equivocal of late. Johnny kissed Pawter (Sarah Power) a couple episodes ago so he could plant a communications device below her right ear, but there are also signs of a developing relationship between the two. In this episode, Delle Seyah Kendry (Mayko Nguyen) kisses Dutch as a way of transmitting her biometric profile. (The same sort of kiss happened between The Doctor and Martha in the Dr. Who episode “Smith and Jones”.) Dutch labels her interaction with Delle as “hate-flirting”, but in the end, she admits to Delle Seyah: “I didn’t hate that kiss.”
Mayko Nguyen as Delle Seyah Kendry.
It should be pointed out that, if all one needs to do is kiss someone to circumvent a biometric lock, then that lock is not very secure.
Xosia and Kerrigan, (Peyton Kennedy and Athena Park) two of the students the Killjoys escort to the Company school
Not much actually happens in this episode to advance the story. We find out that holo-technology is available in The Quad and are left to wonder whether the equivalent of holodecks might exist on Qresh. Pawter is warned by D’Avin that Johnny “snores like a fat man”. There is an exchange between Johnny and D’Avin that suggests there might have been a third Jaqobis brother, who died some time ago.
Dutch tracks down that massive data transmission from Red 17, and finds that it ended up in the brain of Olan (Ricardo Hoyos), one of Westerley‘s best and brightest students who has spent the past three years abxorbing data during cryo-sleep as part of an experimental project run by Delle Seyah (in apparent collaboration with Khlyen).
DELLE SEYAH:“The Prodigy Program is a living human seedbank to protect all Qreshi culture and knowledge.” DUTCH:“There are two reasons to keep a seedbank. Winter or war. Which were you expecting?” DELLE SEYAH:“That depends on Khlyen’s messsage.”
Big Borna (Natasha Bromfield)
In a bit of Indiana Jones style action, Johnny tracks Pawter (who seems to have recovered nicely from that blow to the head) to an encampment of colourful Badlands nomads where she is about to arm wrestle their leader Big Borna (Natasha Bromfield) for her freedom. Pawter wins, but cheats a little with a Lydian Nerve Pinch (Dutch also used a nerve pinch of sorts in episode 1.3) Borna knows she’s been cheated, and refuses to let Pawter go, but Johnny starts a bar fight and they slip out the side tent flap.
The streaks in the background indicate that the Black Root ship hijacked by Fancy Lee and Khlyen has some sort of FTL drive, though it seems to use some sort of reaction engines
The Royale is serving homemade hootch along with live music and business there is booming despite (or perhaps because of) the fact that Old Town is fenced in by The Company.
Teasing future developments, Dutch leaves Olan and his overloaded brain in the custody of Alvis and the monks on Leith. And, in deep space, Fancy Lee hijacks the Black Root ship carrying Khlyen to The Lady. Khlyen orders Fancy to change course and head to Telen, the Jaqobis home planet, in search of the reason for D’Avin’s immunity to the Level 6 program.
Ruba Nadda – photo by Chris Young of Canadian Press
This was the first KILLJOYS episode directed by a woman, and the first time Ruba Nadda has directed for television. Her three most recent feature films, CAIRO TIME, INESCAPABLE, and OCTOBER GALE can be streamed on Netflix.
Pree (Thom Allison) asks (assistant?) Sabine (Tori Anderson) to help Dutch and D’Avin
Tori Anderson (Sabine) will star as Evie in the CW’s new Fall 2016 dramedy NO TOMORROW, which follows the adventures of a woman whose boyfriend convinces her to make a list of things to do before the world ends (something he predicts will happen in eight months and twelve days). She and some of her other friends try to determine if he should be taken seriously, while at the same time drawing up Evie’s bucket list. NO TOMORROW is based on Como Aproveitar o Fim do Mundo (How to Enjoy the End of the World), a series which aired in Brazil in 2012.
Sarah Power (Pawter Simms) will be Jennifer Windham in four consecutive episodes of AMERICAN GOTHIC. The first of these episodes. “The Chess Players” will air on CBS (Global TV in Canada) on 27 July at 10pm. The show centers around the Hawthorne family, and their discovery that, fourteen years after a string of unsolved murders, one of their own could be linked to the crimes. Stephanie Leonidas (Clara in KILLJOYS episode 2.1) is also in the cast as Cam Hawthorne’s wife Sophie.
Athena Park (Kerrigan) will voice several characters in BIBLEMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES, which is a reboot of the live action version created by Willie Aames. The new series will be released on DVD sometime this fall.
Peyton Kennedy (Xosia) will be Julie in CARDINAL, a crime thriller that follows Valerie Walker (Sheila McCarthy) who has just been released from prison years after faking a drunk driving accident as a means of murdering a man who committed what she felt was an unforgivable crime. While Valerie is spending time at home with her family, Mark (Noah Reid), the unstable son of the man she ran over, shows up with unclear intentions. Kennedy is also Dr. O in the children’s TV show ODD SQUAD (shown on PBS in the US), and ODD SQUAD: THE MOVIE, which will be released in the US on 1 August. (It had its Canadian release on 16 July.)
“This season promises to be a twisted romp, but the heart and soul of Killjoys remains the same – that of deep friendships and family bonds. I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
— Michelle Lovretta (to Trent Moore of Blastr)
Episode One is titled DUTCH AND THE REAL GIRL. Michelle Lovretta tweeted this during production: “You guys, Killjoys 201 is full of so much joy & love & fun & violence. Just watched amazing fight choreo. I’m giddy, can’t wait to share!” (It would be interesting if the story would in some way parallel that of the 2007 film LARS AND THE REAL GIRL, in which a nice but socially inept young man develops a platonic relationship with a sex doll named Bianca.) Some of the premiere episode’s cast has been revealed. Ryan Blakely (Orphan Black’s Reverend Mike) will be a character named Toad. Savannah Burton‘s character is thus far known only as “Itchy Woman”, and Mark Sparks (who was a guard at RAC HQ in episode 1.9) will be Black Root Lieutenant (an officer in an organization called ‘Black Root’?) It might be that ‘Black Root’ is a heretical sect within the Scarback religion, which seems to have its roots in an arboreal metaphor.
Lovretta tweeted this photo on 23 January saying: ‘On set killjoys 204: writers, producers and…a jug of urine? @juliandoucet@fortuneshunter @quitewarm #NightShoot’
Episode Two‘s title, WILD WILD WESTERLEY, is probably an homage to Wild Wild West, a late 60’s TV show that lasted 4 seasons, and was cancelled as part of an (apparently unsuccessful) effort by the US government to reduce the amount of violence on television. The show featured steampunky fantasy elements and Secret Service agents in the old west. In the cast of KILLJOYS 2.2 are Tyler McMaster (redneck #1 in LOST GIRL 5.1), and Gavin Fox (Lionel, the drug dealer guy who steals Helena’s frozen eggs in Orphan Black Season Three). The episode was directed by Martin Wood, who also directed episode 1.11 of DARK MATTER (the one where Two survives being spaced and saves everybody).
Episode Four is THURSDAY’S CHILD. One can only hope the title is a reference to the Georgette Heyer novel FRIDAY’S CHILD, in which the protagonist, rejected by the object of his desire, vows to marry the first woman he lays eyes on. There is a Star Trek original series episode called Friday’s Child which seems a more likely reference. In that one, the unborn offspring of a dead ruler is the subject of a Klingon/Federation dispute. The Mother Goose rhyme from which all these titles derive, instructs that: “Thursday’s child has far to go.”
Natasha Bromfield will be Big Borna in Episode 2.4 – Thursday’s Child
The Thursday’s Child story might center on one of the young actors in the cast. Peyton Kennedy, Jack Fulton, and Athena Park all appear in this episode, and any of them might be the title character. (It will be Park’s TV debut.) Natasha Bromfield will be a character called Big Borna in this story, and Jake Michaels, who was in LOST GIRL episode 5.3 Big In Japan, will be Bruxton.
Tyler McMaster, Trent Pardy, Zach Apostoleris, and Anna Silk in a scene from LOST GIRL 5.1 — McMaster will be a character named Buck Welnar in KILLJOYS episode 2.2
At some point during Season Two, D’Avin (Luke McFarlane) grows a beard. Episode Five, as yet untitled, was written by Adam Barken, who also wrote the fifth episode of Season One. A Glitch in the System. (Last week, SyFy UK aired KILLJOYS 1.5 an hour later than usual to avoid cutting some of the more graphic content.)