Killjoys Season 5 Episode 7: ‘Cherchez La Bitch’ Review

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

I finished this episode a few moments ago and I’m still reeling from it. It managed to put me on the edge of my seat, make me laugh out loud, and cry. There are so many great qualities to Killjoys and this episode managed to highlight them all. In fact, this entire season has been fantastic at doing that and it’s been such a relief. This is honestly such an amazing show and it’s wonderful to see that things haven’t changed in its final season. There’s only three episodes left so I’ve got everything crossed it’ll continue and we’ll get a deserving ending.

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Music Spotlight: Ginger (Album) by Brockhampton

Music Spotlight is a series that will be posted once or twice a month in which I’ll talk about something music related that I’ve been loving since the previous post. You can find all of the posts in the Music Spotlight tag.

In August, Brockhampton’s new album Ginger finally dropped. It’s their fifth album and has twelve tracks with music videos for four of those coming out on the lead up to the album’s release. Not only hearing but being able to see I Been Born Again, If You Pray Right, Boy Bye, and No Halo was really the perfect build up. Each of those songs are fantastic and not only was it a glimpse into how Ginger sounds but also the aesthetic and vibe that would be expected of their music videos which are often just as iconic as the songs themselves.

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Euphoria Season 1 Episode 2: ‘Stuntin’ Like My Daddy’ Review

[Header Image: Jacob Elordi as Nate Jacobs and Eric Danes as Cal Jacobs | HBO]

The cold opening for this episode follows Nate with a closer look at Cal as well. It’s really no surprise that things are so messed up there but oh boy. Something I appreciated was that when things started to get really dark with Nate during this episode, his actions were never excused. Instead, his past simply offers up an explanation for why he decides to react the way he does.

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Euphoria Season 1 Episode 1: ‘Pilot’ Review

[Header Image: Hunter Schafer as Jules Vaughn and Zendaya as Rue Bennett | HBO]

Ever since it first aired, it seems like Euphoria has been all over every social media that I use. Pretty much everything I heard about it was positive and if anyone didn’t like it, it seemed to be because the show just wasn’t their thing and not because it was bad. While Euphoria did peak my interest almost instantly, unfortunately, due to time and a long list of other shows to watch, I had to put this one on the back burner until now. Finally sitting down to start it, I completely understand why it’s so loved and highly praised.

It only took ten, maybe fifteen, minutes for this first episode to completely hook me. By that point, I couldn’t tear my eyes away and I was wholly invested in knowing where the rest of this story was going to go. There’s just so much about episode one that draws you in. The introduction and primary focus on Rue (Zendaya) and Jules (Hunter Schafer) is perfectly balanced with getting us situated with the overall show as well as giving us a brief (but still important) insight to some of the characters we’ll be exploring throughout this first season (and in the future).

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Killjoys Season 5 Episode 6: ‘Three Mutineers’ Review

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

The closer we get to the end of this final season the more emotional I get. We’re more than halfway through at this point so I’m pretty confident that every review is probably going to involve me gushing over how good Killjoys is because every episode so far in season five has been satisfying to some degree. This one was no different.

Last week, the prison ship was taken over by some of the inmates, Aneela finally returned to us, and Gared was approached by Khlyen and we pick up all of those things in this episode.

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Killjoys Season 5 Episode 5: ‘A Bout, a Girl’ Review

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

We are officially at the halfway mark of this season and I’ll admit, I am holding my breath a little bit. So far, this final season has been really wonderful. It’s managed to give me a lot of great things but it is also still stressing me out. There’s so much that needs to be dealt with before the end of the season and I know that will be in some way, shape, or form but waiting for it is the hard part.

Take Johnny and Dutch, for example. Their friendship is so important and beautifully shown throughout the entirety of Killjoys. I even said in my review for last week’s episode that I understood what was going on between them and why Johnny was reacting the way that he is and I still do. I trust that the writers know how important their friendship is and it shouldn’t be ruined by any type of romantic feelings. However, while these are things I do understand, it’s stressful waiting for them to finally be their old selves around one another.

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