John and D’Avin leave young Jaq (aka Ozzie) in the care of his mother, who is hiding out on Arkyn in Red 9 (presumably down the block from Red 17), drinking a purple bottle of hokk, and reviewing Khlyen’s research into the nature of The Green. (She knew about the weapon that Khlyen devised to destroy The Lady before D’Avin mentioned it.) Khlyen must have told her how to access Red 9. Delle Seyah is also aware of the locations of Khlyen’s other safe houses in The Quad.
D’Avin, John, and Dutch return to the Armada where Turin (Patrick Garrow) is plotting to retake the RAC and free the kidnapped children being held there (as well as capture the only liquid pool of green in The J). Turin’s plan does not work. Weej and the undercover Killjoys with him are killed when their ship encounters a hitherto undetected biophasic shield. Continue reading →
Delle Seyah’s child (Jaeden Noel) undergoes accelerated aging (zero to sixteen years in one day). To prevent this process from turning him into an octogenarian within a week, One of Pip’s old business acquaintances, Kravn, is consulted (kidnapped). When Pip knew him, Kravn was a human specializing in illegal bio-weapons, but since then, Kravn has uploaded his consciousness into his computer system (making him impervious to the effects of his own inventions). John manages by trickery to download the weapons maker into portable storage and brings him on board Lucy. (Kravn is voiced by KILLJOYS writer Julian Doucet.)
For the first time, Lucy (Tansen McDonough) gets to interact with another cybernetic being who is on her level. (John describes Kravn’s uploaded human mind as being “way beyond an A.I..”) When Kravn is reluctant to help with the rapid aging problem, Lucy tells Kravn that he is stored in her Random Access Memory. “One cache purge,” she says, “and I overwrite you with cookie recipes.” If that is so, Lucy is likely larger and more complex than Kravn. She might also have originated as an uploaded human consciousness.
To support his extraordinary rate of growth, the child (someone please give him a name) must have consumed at least 50 kilograms of some sort of food. Pippin comes into the galley looking for something for the kid and finds nothing appropriate to eat or drink. “Do you seriously have no drinks that are non-alcoholic,” he asks, “or have y’all just been drunk the entire time I’ve known you?”Continue reading →
Naomi (Dominique Tipper) tells Holden about her son Filip, taken from her before she joined the Canterbury
Naomi (Dominique Tipper) finally explains her real motivation for giving the protomolecule to Fred Johnson. She was once romantically involved with an (unnamed) idealistic Belter with whom she had a child named Filip. When she refused to agree to do something (she does not specify what), he left, and took the child with him. This makes Naomi fit amazingly well with the rest of the Rocinante’s crew. Prax is also looking for a missing child. Amos seems primarily motivated by his unfortunate childhood experiences. Avasarala tells Holden: “You’re not a child. I suspect you never were.” (Avasarala is herself motivated by the child she lost in some previous war.) And Alex’s kid sends him a conciliatory message saying: “I know you only left to protect us. A real warrior has to make sacrifices…I just wanted to tell you, I’m proud to be your son.”Continue reading →