S1E4 The Vessel || S1E5 A Glitch in the System || S1E6 One Blood
Every space-faring series has an obligatory abandoned spacecraft episode, and Killjoys is no exception. In episode 5 of Killjoys, Dutch and the Jaqobis brothers stage a salvage operation of a ship, stranded and seemingly crewless in the middle of an asteroid field. They gleefully go after the free cargo – almost absentmindedly – as if there were no mortal dangers around each and every corner. Of course, as all avid scifi watchers know, spacecraft with “no life signs” are the scourge of mankind. They are filled with man-eating space zombie-like Reavers, aliens that explode out of your chest, and deadly viruses that cause lust-filled hysteria (TNG anyone?).
Dutch and the Jaqobis brother salvage a stranded ship with “no life signs”. Image Source: Killjoys, “A Glitch in the System”. Copyright SyFy.
During Dutch, D’Avin and Johnny’s pretty harrowing salvage mission, we learn a lot about the insidiousness of The Company. We also learn more about the nature of D’Avin’s PTSD symptoms, and the doctor behind it all. (Caution – Spoilers Ahead!)
S1E2 The Sugar Point Run || S1E3 The Harvest || S1E4 The Vessel
The third episode of Killjoys, “The Harvest”, is the best yet of the season. Featuring witty and pithy dialogue, “The Harvest” gives both subtle and not so subtle hints to the mysterious backstories of lead characters Dutch and D’Avin Jaqobis. We learn that Dutch may not have always been the back-alley RAC agent of Westerly — she knows too much about the upper crust of Qresh society. We also learn that D’Avin’s PTSD-inducing war past may not be all that it seems. To pay respect to the writing of this episode, which is *much* better than the dialogue featured in “Sugar Point Run”, let’s take a look at some of the best quotes from “The Harvest” and see what they reveal of the politics of the Quad. (Caution – Spoilers Ahead!)
In Killjoys S1E3, “The Harvest”, Dutch and John go searching for a missing migrant farm worker on the planet Leith, while D’Avin tries to pass his psych evaluation to become a Killjoy. Image Source: Killjoys, “The Harvest”. Copyright SyFy.