Killjoys S01E04 – Vessel


Killjoys returns to Space tonight, and our heroes, Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen), John (Aaron Ashmore) and D’Avin (Luke MacFarlane) find themselves in a bit of a mess, when they take on a warrant, from the Nine (the de fact ruling body of the Quad and owners of the Company) to recover some cargo from a badlands fortress on Westerly, and deliver it safely to Qreshi.

As you can imagine, things don’t go smoothly.

The show opens with D’Avin getting his first collar as a Killjoy, but even that doesn’ go as cleanly as everyone would like… We also learn the name of the doctor that D’avin is on the hunt for, Pim Jaegar, as well as getting a little more knowledge about Dutch’s past and how it relates to the fortress our heroes find themselves in.

Their warrant, if executed properly may help avert a political war, as there seems to be a lot of political plays and maneuvering going on behind the scenes.

Lucy (voiced by Tamsen McDonough) is unable to fly across the badlands to the hidden fortress, because of the environment itself, irradiated, so our trio goes in by way of their four-wheeler, and very quickly find themselves dodging bullets, as they are followed to the location, and someone ir trying to prevent the removal of the cargo, which includes our friend Chloe Rose (hey, wasn’t she just on Dark Matters?!) as a young woman named Constance.

Killjoys - Season 1

The subject matter of the episode, I’ll keep secret, as I don’t do spoilers, but I do like how it’s handled, how the characters have certain perceptions and stigma surrounding their warrant, and its subjects, but seeing how it plays out and seeing those involved as real people.

And I loved the ending, how Dutch stirs up some trouble, but all within the legalities of performing the warrant, which hints at problems with some of the ruling members of Qreshi later on in the series.

There is a lot of fun things going on in this episode, the world-building for the Quad continues, though as a viewer, I’m settling into it nicely (probably couldn’t find my way around it safely, but I’m starting to feel comfortable in it). The characters have continued to develop and we’re seeing them generate a history together, and just as important, they are forming a really great team.

The series seems to be well on its way to establishing itself as supremely enjoyable, and carving out a fun little niche for itself on the Space Channel. And speaking as a science fiction fan, I’m glad we’re seeing a return to actual science fiction, on channels proclaiming they are about science fiction, and as long as they keep being crafted as well as this show, Dark Matters, and of course, the brilliant Orphan Black, I’ll be settling in to watch them week to week!

Killjoys airs on Space tonight!





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