KILLJOYS – Season 3 Epiaode 3 – SPOILERS
From last episode, we know what year it is in the KILLJOYS universe. It is six years after 10-5-6, and the date looks to be structured like dates in the Mayan Calendar. If so, then six years later would be 10-5-12. If one assumes that it is actually the Mayan calendar being used, and zero out the month and date, Mayan 10-5-6-0-0 converts to the Gregorian date 4 September 934 C.E. Which would mean that events in the KILLJOYS Universe actually transpire in Earth’s past.
ANEELA: “I’m so pleased you survived the transfusion. I upgraded you from whatever gutter green that was inside of you.”
SEYAH KENDRY: “What do you mean?”
ANEELA: “Well, there are two strains of Hullen. Some were made to take orders. Some were born to give them. I made sure you played for my team.”
Some Hullen are, apparently, superior to others. Since Seyah Kendry now has the high-octane green goo in her veins, does that mean that she now has physical strength similar to that of Aneela and Gander?
Kendry goes against the advice of First Officer (?) Gander (Ted Atherton), and tells Aneela that Khlyen is dead. Both Kendry and Gander are spared in the murderous rampage that follows (indicating that, however self-indulgently violent Aneela may become in times of stress, she always retains some degree of self-control). After the bodies are removed, Gander tries to teach Kendry a lesson by forcing her to clean up the blood. One imagines that he will live to regret that action.
Aneela is quite upset by the news of her father’s death, and at the end of the episode, seems about ready to give up. It is Seyah Kendry’s pep talk that inspires Aneela to carry on, and, given her past, it seems likely that Kendry could be moving into position for an attempted coup. Right now, Seyah Kendry and Aneela need one another.
Meanwhile, Dutch, D’Avin, Johnny and Zeph board one of those fancy Hullen spacecraft, and we get more historical information. The autopilot takes them to a snowy planet. Near their landing site, D’Avin and Dutch encounter a village which Dutch describes as a “time capsule from the first colonies”. (This is an indication that humans are not native to The J, but colonized the place in the fairly recent past.) The planet is subject to bursts of radiation from its primary. Populating the place are the Unseeing (human slaves of the Hullen (who have gone blind because of the radiation), and the Last Seer, a Hullen who was left behind by Khlyen to protect The Remnant. Both are waiting for The Undying (The Hullen) to return. What is this Remnant? The Last Seer implies that he knows, but won’t tell Dutch because, since she doesn’t know, The Remnant is not meant for her. The Last Seer does make this very revealing statement.
“Khlyen. That’s what he called himself anyway. I’d been running this reintegration camp for 100 years and along he comes to shut it down. Took the recruits. Left the human slaves and me…I’ve been waiting here for 30 years.”
From all that we can assume that the Hullen arrived in The J about 130 years previously. They constructed training facilities to enable them to learn how to behave like humans. Khlyen’s rebellion began about thirty years ago, or about the time Dutch was born.
Could this be a clue as to why Dutch and Aneela are physically identical? Sian Alexis Young asked Michelle Lovretta on twitter: “Can you tell us when we find out why Dutch & Aneela look like twins?! Even down to their age?! Is it this season?!” Lovretta responded: “Yuuuuup. And ain’t nobody guessed.”
Zeph and Johnny do not get along. John is irrationally upset at Zeph for leaving the rest of them on the snowy planet with the unseeing ones and the holographic teacher. (She did the logical thing, of course. There was no point in everyone’s being captured.) In the end, John hands Zeph The Remnant and tells her: “Put your ego aside, and figure out how to open this for the team.”
LUCY: “I’ve missed your way with smart women, John.”
JOHN: “I’ve missed you too, Luce. Wait, is that sarcasm?”
Zeph and Lucy are going to be friends.