Killjoys Season 5 Episode 1: ‘Run, Yala, Run’ Review

[Header Image: Hannah John-Kamen as Dutch | Syfy/Space]

One of my favourite shows of all time is finally back and I couldn’t be happier about that. Unfortunately, this is also the last season but hopefully, considering they knew this going into it, the season will give us the perfect ending for such a wonderful show.

Season 4 ended with everyone’s lives being completely different. Dutch and Johnny were married and D’avin was still a Killjoy but he didn’t know either of them and had a warrant for Jaq who he didn’t seem to recognise either. In this episode, we also discover that Pree is a RAC agent and Zeph wanders the streets trying to figure out what is happening around them. No one remembers their lives from before and it was such a strange experience.

I did love that some of the old dynamics shone through. While it was weird hearing Johnny and Dutch refer to each other as husband and wife, they still had a similar sort of chemistry to their old lives in the way that they teased each other and were able to joke around. Although it might not have been in the same, bright way as before, it was still there under the surface and a lot of the tension was clearly from being in a relationship that would repulse both of them in their real lives. Another example was when D’avin and Dutch spent only a few seconds together and that pull between them was already just as strong as it used to be.

It was really great to see that although things had been altered, certain things would always be the same. I also appreciated that Dutch was the first to remember everything, it just seemed far more fitting that way and let’s be honest, I love all of the characters, but she’s more likely to get things done. The other person who might have been as successful is Zeph and I was honestly a little surprised that she actually didn’t remember. I really expected her to be acting the way that she was because she was the only one that remembered their previous lives but no one else believed her. Either way, I’m happy to see her working with Dutch and after the ending of this first episode, I really hope she’s okay. She’s such an awesome character and you can definitely see a lot of the real Zeph shining through, I can’t wait for her to fully remember everything.

Also, let’s talk about Lucy still being around! When she first started speaking to Johnny, I might have screamed a little. Their dynamic is one of my favourites on the show and I adore that she made herself known to him before anyone else as well as the fact that her talking to him was enough to make his memories start to come back. It was also really great to see her interacting with Dutch again, I really cannot wait for the whole team to get back together.

Now, Dutch and Lucy weren’t the only ones to remember what was going on. I was actually really happy to see that both Kendry and Jaq had all of their memories as well and are working on a plan. Seeing her fight all of those guards while Jaq did all the tech stuff was so awesome. They made such a great little team and they were oddly adorable. I definitely enjoyed the glimpse of Kendry as a mother. She was doting and firm and protective and very much herself, it was wonderful and I can’t wait to see more of them.

Overall, this was a really great first episode back. We were brought steadily back into the world of Killjoys as well as being introduced to the new and final season by having the tension spike towards the end. Something told me it wasn’t going to be so easy to get Johnny, D’avin, and Pree to remember what was going on but I’m already simultaneously ready and not ready to face everyone going against Dutch and Zeph to try and stop them. I feel like there’s going to be a lot of ache before we get onto the path of righting things again. That being said, there are only 10 episodes so hopefully we don’t have to wait too long to get everyone back and on the road to finishing this whole thing for good. This season is going to hit hard either way and I just hope that Killjoys gets the ending it deserves.

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