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. Continue reading →
Arune Hyponia (Shamier Anderson) confronts a stoned Johnny in Old Town
For the second straight episode, Dutch kills someone who wants to die. Arune Hyponia (Shamier Anderson) gets shot trying to help Pawter. Pree (all too briefly) sings. Johnny and Pawter wander the streets of Old Town, pantsless and stoned.
Julian Richings as a 200-year-old survivor of the Scarback expeditionary force to Arkyn
The wall around Old Town emits a signal that suppresses fear and induces euphoria. EM waves can be jammed, so one way to counter the effect would be for Lucy to broadcast a set of cancelling waves nullifying the wall’s effects. Old Town is open to the sky, and it might work long enough to get Johnny and Pawter out of there (before Jelco figures out what’s happening and opens fire on Lucy). It is also possible that the tunnels under Old Town might provide protection against the wall’s broadcast.
When he inadvertently makes Hoolian Ducat’s eyeballs explode, D’Avin gets a green goo facial
This is second-guessing, but had Johnny not gone to Westerley, but instead traveled with Dutch to Arkyn, he would have learned how the wall around Old Town works without subjecting himself and Pawter to its effects. Dutch, D’Avin, and Alvis discover a much older version of the wall deep below Arkyn‘s surface. (Another of Khlyen’s cubes there turned out to be an elevator.) They also discover that one of the twelve monks who went to fight the devil is still alive, and that the devil they went to fight was Aneela. The centuries old monk (Julian Richings) mistakes Dutch for Aneela, and we know that the green goo prevents aging so Dutch’s double is likely still alive.
Stuntman Patrick Kerton as Hoolian Ducat, one of the Sixes hiding out in Old Town
The old monk expresses a desire to die. Dutch is reluctant to grant his wish, because he probably has useful information, and D’Avin is, once again, the voice of ethical conduct, telling Dutch, “He gets to decide how much pain is too much. Not us.”
Delle Seyah Kendry (Mayko Nguyen) is one of those responsible for the wall. She was also behind the illegally modified school for bright young Westerlyns (episode 2.4), and the genetic bomb attack against another of the Nine Families (episode 1.6). Despite her aggressive Qreshi-supremacist approach to things, she is regularly in touch with Khlyen, and seems to be an ally of his. (When Dutch asked her why Khlyen kept in touch with her, she answered “I guess daddy likes me best.” In the light of the monk’s revelation that Aneela called Khlyen “father”, one might consider taking her statement literally. It is possible that Seyah Kendry is Aneela’s sister (or her sister’s clone). Dutch and Delle seem to be about the same age.
Pawter, in borrowed lingerie, being happy with Johnny
Pawter mentions that the sort of eugenics The Company is planning to employ in Old Town was used years ago on livestock. “It’s something The Company did way back in the early colony days with animals,” she tells Johnny. “First, contain them, then introduce a biological contaminant that will wipe out the weak and leave only the strongest stock.” It isn’t clear just what The Company was trying to achieve with those unspecified animals, but doing what Pawter described will only result in animals that are resistant to that particular contaminant.
Jameson Kraemer as former prison guard Carl, Old Town’s ‘king of contraband’
Her statement about eugenics does indicate that, at least in the “early colonial days” of The Quad, large numbers of animals were present. Pree, whose reaction to fence-induced euphoria is to sing, also tells us that the residents of Old Town has been eating rats and cats since the wall went up. We have not seen a live cat or rat on KILLJOYS, not even in the underground tunnels.
SOME QUESTIONS THAT REMAIN — If there are cubes on Leith and on Arkyn, might there also be cubes on Westerley and Qresh? Does the wall’s broadcast affect Sixes the same way it affects normal folk? What will Louella Simms do, now that Jelco has sent that incriminating photo of her sister to the leaders of the Nine Families?
Shamier Anderson (Arune Hyponia) will be Trevor Davis in episode three of PITCH, a series about the (fictional) first woman to play major league baseball. (An optimistic person might hope that this series is a device to prepare the way for Mo’ne Davis, or someone like her, to be signed to a professional contract.) It will be the first scripted TV show officially associated with major league baseball, and the pilot is being screened at ball parks all over the US this summer. The show, starring Kylie Bunbury, will premiere on FOX on 22 September.
Julian Richings (ancient Scarback) will be Stash in the comedy THE SPACE BETWEEN, about a new father who learns that he is infertile, and that his child’s real father is a 19-year old university student, whom he immediately sets out to find. During his quest, he falls for a troubled young woman who just escaped rehab, and the last half of the movie takes place at a burlesque festival. THE SPACE BETWEEN was written and directed by Amy Jo Johnson (who was Jules Callahan on the CBS/CTV series FLASHPOINT), and had its world premiere at the 2016 Shanghai International Film Festival in June.
The song playing when the ancient monk pleads with Dutch to kill him is Forgotten, track seven on the album MOUTH FULL OF TEETH by Animalia. Animalia is Jill Krasnicki, who is originally from Hobart, Australia, but currently resides in Toronto. Another of her songs, Firebug (from the same album) was playing while Westerley was being bombed in the final episode of KILLJOYS Season One. Krasnicki is part of Killjoys Collective, which describes itself as a group of “Southern Ontario musicians who focus on dark electro music and other weirdness.” (The collective was started in 2014, so the name Killjoys is most likely a coincidence.)
Vanessa Matsui (Cassie the Oracle) will be a witch named Dot (Madame Dorothea from The Mortal Instruments books) in the first two episodes of SHADOWHUNTERS on ABC Family. The series will premiere on 12 January at 9pm. And Matsui will star as a ghost trying to escape purgatory in the webseries GHOST BFF which is scheduled to go into production sometime this month. Recently, Matsui wrote on Instagram that she and producer Katie Nolan had delivered 22 Ghost BFF scripts and a “piles of research” to Telus (which is funding the project).
Matsui’s uncle, award winning journalist John Matsui, has published his second novel, GRAVITY GAMES, a science fiction mystery which is now available in a Kindle Edition. Mr. Matsui’s detective, Nathan Sherlock, is a food and wine expert who was born with an amazing sense of smell. In GRAVITY GAMES, Sherlock and his sidekick Bonnie Nakagowa are enlisted by CSIS to track down a kidnapped scientist who has designed an anti-gravity weapon.
Mother-daughter production team Gail Harvey (director of five LOST GIRL episodes) and Katie Boland (The Morrigan’s assistant) are currently developing two programs for the CBC. One is a 30 minute comedic drama called GOLD LAMÉ, created and written by Boland and Katie Ford, which centers around a young woman who was plucked from obscurity and hired to work for the entrepreneurial genius behind a multi-billion dollar clothing empire. The other is the drama CENTERPUNCH that follows the story of a woman who comes from a family of police officers. After joining the Toronto police force herself, she discovers surprising things about her family and the inner workings of the constabulary. CENTREPUNCH was co-created by Katie Boland and Calum DeHartog.
Katie Boland in THE CRAFT
Boland also stars as Sonia Greene in the horror/romance short THE CRAFT, a fan fiction biopic set in 19th century Boston, and based on the stories and romantic history of H.P.Lovecraft and his wife. THE CRAFT premiered in Toronto last May, and was filmed at Black Creek Pioneer Village in Toronto.
Rick Howland (Fitzpatrick McCorrigan) will star in a new horror/thriller called WALKERWOOD, about two bank robbers who escape custody on their way to prison and end up in a California town that seems to be populated only by beautiful young women and very old men. The project is raising funds through an Indiegogo Page.