Killjoys Season 5 Episode 3: ‘Three Killjoys and a Lady’ Review

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

Every episode I’m reminded as to why I love this show so deeply. I can honestly say that there’s no such thing as a bad episode of Killjoys. Some are better than others but overall it is such an entertaining show and you know each episode is going to be worth the watch. However, one of the other main things I adore about it, is the fact that it always manages to take me on a rollercoaster of a ride.

Three Killjoys and a Lady was actually a pretty intense episode that constantly had you questioning what was going on. I didn’t know who to trust or what was going to happen next and while that made for a slightly stressful watch, it was also a ton of fun. The thing I enjoyed about the whole “who is the Lady?” question is that there are ways to figure out the answer. We have the same clues and hints that Team Awesome Force have which means that we have a similar likelihood of figuring out the answer. That means it’s not impossible to guess that Lucy had been compromised but just because it isn’t impossible, doesn’t mean it’s predictable in the boring – bad writing – sense of the word. The only reason we know is because the episode deliberately allows for us to know which allows for the reveal to make sense and fit in with the rest of the episode. It also helps – and creates a super entertaining viewing experience – for there to be other possibilities like one of Team Awesome Force being the Lady. It really is like solving a little mystery.

The entire episode draws you in and gets you so invested that the ending with Johnny and Lucy hits even harder. I have to say that I am completely and utterly heartbroken. I had a feeling that this season wasn’t going to pull any punches but those scenes between Johnny and Lucy were something else. It was like a punch to the gut. They have one of the best relationships in the entire series and having their final goodbye happen when the team finally had answers as to what was going on, made it even more heartbreaking. It really felt like we had a win.

That being said, their goodbye was so good and beautifully done. The fact that Lucy appeared to him just added to it. It has been a genuine pleasure to watch the love they have for each other play out across the show. I appreciate that the goodbye was a moment just between the two of them. It felt intimate and appropriate and the things they said to each other fitted so perfectly. Admittedly, I’m holding out hope that Lucy will come back and she and Johnny can reunite before the end of the series but with this being the final season, a part of me is also accepting that this really might be the last time we see – hear – from her again and, if it is, it really was such a heartfelt and beautiful goodbye.

Plus, there’s still a lot to focus on in the meantime. The Lady doesn’t have answers she needs just yet but she’s also not giving up. By the end of this episode, Team Awesome Force have surrendered themselves and have been transported to a maximum security prison. Luckily, they finally have a key bit of information in that they know what might finally kill the Lady and all of her hatchlings/clones. It also appears that she doesn’t know about their plan so for now, they’re ahead of the game so let’s hope it can stay that way. Based on some of the promo photos for episode 4, it appears that we’re going to see Pree, Zeph, and Turin again which I’m super excited about and based on the promo for the next episode, it suggests that Team Awesome Force still have all of their memories and nothing has been wiped or changed. Hopefully that means that other characters will get their memories back and actually keep them. It’ll be so much fun – and probably even more intense – to finally have everyone back together again but, so far, this season has been really good and at this point, I’m here to enjoy the ride.

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