KILLJOYS – Season 3 Epidose 6 – SPOILERS
Aneela and Kendry are in love. They are rescued from a coup by Gander (who hates Kendry) and his cohorts by Brynn (Kalinka Petrie) and her personal loyalty to Aneela. Love, hate, and loyalty – all this un-Hullen emotionalism makes one think that Aneela’s alleged insanity might be a ruse to make her seem harmless and enable her to better subvert the invaders.
The coup (according to Gander, Aneela was never really in charge) was precipitated by Aneela’s scientific discovery. No details of that discovery are revealed, except that Gander tests it by somehow making Kendry pregnant. Her pregnancy seems to be an accelerated one and Kendry will give birth soon in what could be a major evolutionary step forward for the Hullen.
When Aneela finds herself suddenly alone, and without Kendry, she dives into the green pool looking for information. She encounters someone who looks like Khlyen (she calls him Papa) and he tells her a story, but she is distracted by Brynn calling to her, demanding she wake up. There is this exchange:
ANEELA: “I did it, Papa. I found the way to save everyone.” [hears Brynn’s voice in the background and stops]
FAUX KHYLEN: “Go on, then. Tell me a story.”
ANEELA: “There’s something about Jaqobis that fights the green — breaks through. It’s finally what I needed to…”
BRYNN: “Aneela? Commander?”
FAUX KHLYEN: “Please, go on. Tell me more.”
ANEELA: “Did you hear that? Was that in the green?”
FAUX KHLYEN: “Echoes, old memories.”
BRYNN: “Commander, please, you have to stop him.”
FAUX KHLYEN: “I’ve been wandering around your memories in here.
Some of them are missing. Think back. Why is that?”
ANEELA: “You know why. You’re not Khlyen. I know who you are.”
When Aneela wakes, she kills Gander, his minions, and any other ship’s crew she can find in her fury over the possible loss of Kendry. She seems to need a direct line of sight to use her telekinetic powers on someone, so crew members in other parts of the ship are probably still alive. She and Brynn will need to act quickly to assert control over them, and locate Kendry.
Meanwhile, Zeph tells Dutch: “I just figured out what Khlyen was protecting in The Remnamt. Brains. Microslices of neocortex. It’s where memories are stored.” she goes on to say that, the sample DNA is a close match to Dutch. “Right now,” Zeph continues, “all I know for sure is that these cells have memories that Khlyen was hiding.” The two go off together to investigate further. Why is Dutch the only one who listens to Zeph?
Other things that happen: Kimberly-Sue Murray returns as Pawter’s sister Louella Simms. Louella tries to exact revenge on The Nine, but is guilted out of killing most of them by Johnny. (He does this in self-defense, as she has targeted him for death as well.) We learn that the Scarback religion has an interestingly high-tech method of cremation. And Dutch finally must resort to threats to get The Nine to fund her campaign against the Hullen.
The other four representatives of The Nine attending the Necropolis funeral are Seyah Nenodall (Jill Frappier), Seyah Rinn (Delphine Roussel), Seyah Tracius (Yanna McIntosh), and Seyon Trus (John Bourgeois). None of those four characters has previously appeared on KILLJOYS. (The masculine form of Seyah is apparently Seyon.)
Delphine Roussel (Melek Seyah Rinn) is Ally in PORCUPINE LAKE, a story of bravery, written and directed by Ingrid Veninger, which centers on 13-year-old Bea (Charlotte Salisbury), who, during a hazy summertime in Northern Ontario, becomes best friends with Kate (Lucinda Armstrong Hall). The coming-of-age film will be accompanied by a “making-of” style documentary. (More than 100 hours of documentary footage were shot during the making of the film.) A trailer is available on Vimeo. Shot in Port Severn, Ontario (not very close to any of the five places in Ontario named Porcupine Lake) last summer, the film is expected to be finished and ready for festival submissions before the end of the year.
Mayko Nguyen told Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies: “When I found out that I was pregnant I told them a month before we started shooting. They were amazing and the show is just incredible. I was scared I was going to lose the contract and Delle Seyah wasn’t going to come back. They were so great though, and I think the intention was that they were just going to hide it. If you go back to the first episodes, everything is shot above my waist and with body doubles. But I actually got really big and really fast so we couldn’t hide it, but there was an opportunity for an interesting storyline. They asked if I was OK incorporating the pregnancy and I thought it was great.”
Jill Frappier (Seyah Nenodall) will be Sister Sara in INDIAN HORSE, a drama based on the award-winning 2012 novel by Richard Wagamese, the story of a young First Nations boy (Saul Indian Horse) growing up fifty years ago in Canada. Emotionally scarred by his residential school experiences, he battles racism as he pursues a hockey career. Actor Dylan Cook, who plays Stu Little Chief in the movie, told Lynne Brown of Sault Online that there were emotional times during production. “Our First Nations liaison, Julia Pegahmagabow, was on set,” Cook said. “We had a traditional smudge before our scenes to kind of protect our spirits from becoming overwhelmed. She was there to help us through all of that. Any time we needed to step out, Julia was there…As actors, some of the scenes were harsh; emotional. We’re all one family now.” INDIAN HORSE began filming last January in Northern Ontario. No release date has been set.