Pree (Thom Allison) carries Zeph twenty miles across the badlands
John’s efforts to locate The Lady’s real body have the unexpected side effect of resurrecting Lucy (Tamsen McDonough) with all her memories intact. Once awakened, Lucy is able to rescue Fancy Lee (Sean Baek) from captivity, and in the process of his escape he stumbles on four large cocoons, the suggestion being that they contain The Lady’s real body, which means that The Lady might be some sort of ruling council rather than a single individual, or that her body might be stored in separate segments.
Zeph (Kelly McCormack) and Pree (Thom Allison) set out into the badlands on foot to escape The Lady’s death squads (which look a lot like the Jawa from STAR WARS). Pree must be in really good physical condition, because, when Zeph can’t walk any further, he carries her on his back the rest of the way to Turin’s safe house, a distance he estimates at twenty miles. Continue reading →
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 →
The episode’s title is “Warrior Princess Bride”, and Dutch‘s origin story does parallel Xena‘s. Both women have many skills and both are attempting to atone for “Sins of the Past“. (That was the title of Xena’s first episode.) Immersed in “greenspace”, which seems to be an interactive virtual reality, Dutch, wounded by The Lady, is carried to temporary safety by Khlyen, who tells her a story from her own memories that he says will save her life — the tale of how she and Johnny came to be Killjoys. We learn that, when interrogated at Killjoys headquarters, Dutch beat an unbeatable lie detector, and the only way to do that is to tell a different truth instead of lying. So Khlyen tells her a story to help her conceal what she needs to conceal from The Lady. Continue reading →