After contriving her own reawakening, Zeph wakes Turin (Patrick Garrow) and Pree (Thom Allison). Between the three of them, they locate a hidden nest of Black Root ships being used to seed the clouds of Westerley with mind-wipe chemicals, and blow up about a third of them in an attempt to slow down the terraforming process. This makes The Lady aware that the rebellion is bigger than Dutch and the Jaqobis brothers. (The hidden airfield is located at latitude 43.7 and longitude 79.13 on Westerley. On Earth, 43.7 North and 79.13 West is a spot very close to Toronto.)
Meanwhile, Dutch and the boys fail to escape from what turns out to be a prison ship. Their escape attempt impresses the Warden (played by Rachael Ancheril, who also plays twin witches on WYNONNA EARP). The Warden enlists their aid to stop an assassination, which they manage to do in short order, despite being outed as Killjoys to the prison population.
Would-be assassin Calvert (Anastasia Phillips) offering D’Avin advice on how to survive the prison psych ward is the best scene of the episode. (Phillips was also Vera Burr in the 2012 Global TV series BOMB GIRLS.) Continue reading →
The Lady takes a new body, discarding the one she previously inhabited. Khlyen (Rob Stewart) asks her why, but she does not say. Apparently the process is fatal to the host, and Khlyen seems genuinely horrified, so it seems that The Lady completely de-Hullenized him when she pulled him from the Green. We learn a few things about The Lady. She enters and leaves host bodies via a circular pattern of small holes. She leaves (at least this time) through the wrist of her old host, and enters the new body through the neck of the new one. (The entry and exit patterns are not quite the same.) And she is in telepathic contact with others of her species. (When Dutch conveniently finds a flamethrower and incinerates a bunch of those snake-like things being stored on Westerly, The Lady experiences pain, though she is many kilometers above the moon’s atmosphere.) Unlike the Hullen, The Lady has no difficulty expressing emotion. We also learn that what she really wants is Jaq. Continue reading →
Pree (Thom Alison), the only character whose appearance has changed drastically, is now head Killjoy in Old Town
Westerly has succumbed to a complex, shared delusion, designed to turn its population into a workforce to terraform the moon. An alien program has hijacked people’s brains, but only the cerebral cortex seems to be affected by it. The limbic system is still functioning normally. (Proof of this is that Gared and Pree are still in love, and Zeph still has a crush on Dutch.) This has been happening for forty-three days, according to Kendry (Mayko Nguyen) who is holed up on Arkyn with her son Jaq (Jaeden Noel). Kendry has retained her fighting skills, and uses them effectively against The Lady’s minions. (Johnny has lost such skills because his new personna has no need for them. He can’t even figure out how to fire the type of gun he once carried as a Killjoy.) Continue reading →