[Header Image: Jaeden Noel as Boy | Syfy/Space]

One of the small but still important parts of the episode was the kids being taken from Old Town. It was really fun to see Gared and Fancy working together considering how opposite they are in terms of personality. I was also starting to wonder what Gared was getting up to, it feels like forever since we last saw him!

By the end of the episode, Gared is taken and wakes up with the missing kids. We know they were taken because there’s a search for the Hullen child that the Lady needs but we’re yet to find out what they’ll do to the kidnapped children and Gared once they become useless.

Fancy, meanwhile, is knocked out and later found by Pree. It seems like the two of them might team up with Turin to find where Gared and the kids have been taken as well as figuring out where the Hullen soldiers have escaped to. We can assume that they’re all heading to the same place so it just makes sense for the three of them to work together.


[Gavin Fox as Gared, and Sean Baek as Fancy Lee | Syfy/Space]

Speaking of the Hullen soldiers, on board the Armada the ship’s power is out due to the green being solidified. Turin and the soldier, Weej, go in search of some spare green that hopefully won’t be solidified. We saw last week we saw the soldiers move and this episode we get confirmation that they are in fact awake.

Turin and Weej teaming up was something I didn’t know I needed in my life. I enjoyed watching the two of them try to get through the ship and how the creepiness level rose slowly. First, the soldiers were facing a different direction, secondly, they hear marching, and lastly, they find the soldiers are missing.

It was so great when Weej protected Turin and remembered his own name. I wonder if that has anything to do with what Zeph and Pip did to him. It would be cool if he became a part of the team (even temporarily), he was a really fun character this episode.


[Patrick Garrow as Turin, and Ishan Morris as Weej| Syfy/Space]

Now, the biggest part of the episode is the fact that D’avin, Kendry, and Aneela’s son is aging much quicker than he should be. He’s credited as “Boy” on a lot of sites, so that’s what he’ll be referred to as “the Boy” throughout this post.

It’s smart that they had him age up so much, especially considering the Lady needs him as part of her escape. Admittedly, I was curious about what the team would be like with a baby amongst them. Things probably would have been really hilarious but at least we got to see some of it throughout this episode.

Johnny was really cute around the Boy when he was baby. He seems to have immediately taken on the role of uncle Johnny and I’m hyped to see what that relationship looks like now the Boy is sixteen. I feel like he’ll try and be the fun uncle while also teaching him a thing or two about tech (well, at least I can hope). It was also really adorable that Johnny referred to Zeph as “aunty Zeph”, it really highlighted how close the entire team is and they genuinely are a little family.

It really worked that those soft moments were mixed in with Johnny and Zeph actually talking about his time being half Hullen. Naturally, Dutch had told Johnny it wasn’t his fault and although Zeph agrees, she still finds it weird being around this softer Johnny after him being such a dick to everyone. You can see how upset he is by it and how sorry he feels, and it was really fitting that all it took was them talking it out and Zeph giving Johnny a little zap for them to make up.

Outside of them being quite close, it also makes sense that Zeph and Johnny made up so quickly because the plot had to move on to other things like the Boy suddenly becoming a child.

pree dutch johnny d'avin looking surprised killjoys

[Thom Allison as Pree, Hannah John-Kamen as Dutch, Luke Macfarlane as D’avin Jaqobis,
and Aaron Ashmore as John Jaqobis| Syfy/Space]

It was definitely more fun watching the team trying to figure out how to help the Boy rather than figuring out what was wrong with him. It also meant this was a good episode for Pip and we are one step closer to the team finding out what’s going on with him!

So far we have pretty solid confirmation that Pip isn’t aware of the things happening to him (or at least the big things). It’s only towards the end that the spider seems to take over before then he’s just his regular Pip self. It was really funny when he found out about the plan to kidnap Kraven and the second he got the chance to leave, he did. I couldn’t stop laughing as he walked away with absolutely no hesitation.

The dramatic retelling of the plan was really great too. What made it even better was the fact that the plan actually failed (to an extent). On one side we saw D’avin trying to distract the assistant and security guard but getting into a fight, and on the other hand, we had Dutch and Johnny trapped inside a room that was filling up with a nerve agent.

D’avin fighting was shockingly hilarious. The fact that he kept injecting himself to the point of laughing his head off was really great and made yet another fight scene really interesting and different. Even everything that followed the fight was great, the way he stared at Dutch and declared how pretty she was, his freakout over the Boy aging up again, and then later panicking over how to tell the Boy he’s his Dad. The whole thing was just a bit of a mess and it helped to lighten the episode a lot.

While D’av was fighting we got to see Dutch and Johnny working together to find a way out of the locked room. Naturally, Johnny outsmarts Kraven and despite him now being a computer, they do actually kidnap him. It was actually really smart how things worked out and how Johnny was able to trick Kraven into essentially helping them to escape.

johnny and dutch killjoy 2

[Hannah John-Kamen as Dutch, and Aaron Ashmore as John Jaqobis| Syfy/Space]

Luckily, Kraven does have a way to fix the Boy considering he’s a teenager by the time they get back to Lucy. Speaking of, Lucy and Kraven interacting was such an experience. My girl got the praise she deserves and was recognised for how smart, sassy, and amazing she is.

Also, protective Johnny was the best. The way he intervened and warned Kraven off when he tried to flirt with Lucy. However, flirting aside, the two of them work together well enough to make Kraven’s solution a reality and soon we’re left with the Boy at sixteen. It seems unlikely that the Lady would make a mistake meaning that perhaps he was meant to age up rapidly. If that’s the case I wonder if him being sixteen will make any difference to her plans.

As for right now, the Boy seems to be okay and that’s not the only good news. Dutch and Johnny soon work out that their version of events from Khlyen’s story don’t quite match up because he was putting a secret code into Dutch’s head. It was really funny at first when Johnny recounted things differently but then it just became curious. I’m excited to see if it’s just the assassin that’s a different detail or if there’s more.

Killjoys always seems to get more and more entertaining with every episode. By the end of this one we know there’s a secret code they plan to work out, Pip is restrained and the team is unaware of what is really going on with him, the Hullen soldiers have left, and Gared has been kidnapped. There’s a whole lot going on so I can imagine the show is only going to get more interesting.

dutch johnny d'avin killjoys

[Hannah John-Kamen as Dutch, Luke Macfarlane as D’avin Jaqobis, and Aaron Ashmore as John Jaqobis| Syfy/Space]

Some other things:

  • The fact that D’avin heard Dutch screaming and sat in her room to keep an eye on her and make sure she was okay.
  • I hope there are bloopers for the scene where they explain their plan to kidnap Kraven, I can imagine the cast breaking.
  • Johnny not wanting to force Lucy into helping them and making sure she is in full control and makes her own choices.
  • The fact that Lucy referred to the team as “her humans.” I love how she’s one of them and wants to stick with them.
  • Zeph sticking by Pip and refusing to believe this is just him. Even if it’s only her that searches for a problem, that’s good enough. I really want the team to figure out what’s going on with him and help him.
  • Johnny speaking to Kendry at the end and telling her she has to stop being a shitty person if she doesn’t want to feel those kinds of emotion anymore. It’s interesting that the two of them are going through the exact same thing and I wonder if we’ll continue to see more of that.

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