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Johnny's estranged brother has a kill-warrant on his head. Johnny takes a few days off work to catch up with his prodigal sibling, who is earning his passage on a starship through Indentured servitude and is paying it off through cage-fighting.
Dutch agrees to help Johnny get the bounty on his brother's head cancelled. To do this, they must do a freebie for the fascist Mining Corporation.
Dutch ( Hannah John-Kamen ) and her sidekicks are hired to do a prisoner exchange. Johnny's brother proves his worth to the team.
Yet again, the Dystopian background is all-important to the story. The so-called heroes take it for granted that the Mega-Corps will reduce any troublesome city to a post-Apocalyptic wilderness rather than give decent terms to the workers.
The new recruit manages to pass the final interview with Lisa Ryder . The only problem is, now he has to pass the psych evaluation. The good news is, he can get it signed off by the barmaid upstairs. The bad news is, she wants him to do a favour for her in return.
A dollymop hires Johnny (Aaron Ashmore - Smallville ) and Dutch ( Hannah John-Kamen ) to retrieve her husband. He is working as a sharecropper on a plantation world, and if he over-stays his work visa there then SHE will get ten years hard labour! Johnny goes undercover as an indentured worker, while Dutch dresses up as a high-class buyer of the plantation's product.
Dutch ( Hannah John-Kamen ) and her team are hired to transport a Vessel (a surrogate mother, pregnant with an aristocrat's child). The girl is in a secret fortress run by a breeder cult. A rival Noble House wants the Vessel and her child, so they can stage a hostile takeover. They send in a team of supposedly elite soldiers, who lack basic military skills like taking cover or backing each other up.
The surrogates stick together in times of trouble, and they are all trained to use Belgian P-90 assault weapons. Johnny (Aaron Ashmore - Smallville ) starts to bond with one of the surrogates. She is a farm-girl who specialised in engineering - like a more virginal version of Kaylee from Firefly .
We gets few clues to Dutch's origins. It has already been established that she was trained from childhood as an assassin, and now we discover that she was originally raised in a Royal harem. Also, the rookie's secret agenda gets some exposure. He is looking for a female medic he knew when he served in the military.
Dutch ( Hannah John-Kamen ) takes the team on a simple salvage mission. In an asteroid belt there is an unregistered freighter. The team board it, and follow standard prodecure ... split up so the bad guys can pick you off, one at a time!
The new guy gets tortured for info, and reveals the nasty secret that caused him to quit the military. However, it asks more questions than it answers because he discovers his memories were tampered with by persons unknown. Luckily, back in the bar there is a hot female doctor named Pawter who makes him pay her with sexual services instead of money. She must already have a lot of money, because she can afford expensive-looking lingerie!
All the best Killjoy teams are called together for a competitive warrant. One of their own has gone rogue, and they have to hunt him down. Unfortunately, Dutch ( Hannah John-Kamen ) gets sidetracked with a solo mission. Her mentor, the mysterious assassin (Rob Stewart - Amazon ), wants her to get to the target first and retrieve a weapon the man stole. To help her, the mento gives her a piece of technology that allows him to appear to her as a helpful hologram - like in Quantum Leap .
Johnny (Aaron Ashmore - Smallville ) and his brother team up with a rival Bounty Hunter, the oriental guy from the first episode. They close in on the target, who has taken refuge with some Nationalists led by Ian Tracey ( Continuum ). This allows some exposition about how bad the Company that runs everything is. After all, Mega-Corps seem to be a standard feature in every Dystopia - and these days, all SciFi is either Dystopian or Post-Apocalyptic!
Back home, the Pawter lady Doctor roofies the Company Man. She wants some Intel on the mysterious Doctor that her favourite petient keeps talking about. Can she find out who deleted his memories? And will she do a good enough job of deleting the Company man's memories?
The ex-military guy breaks up with the lady doctor. This leads on to a couple of things. Firstly, she gives him a lead on the mysterious doctor who messed with his memories. Secondly, it leaves him free and single to be with Dutch ( Hannah John-Kamen ). Unfortunately, this will remove the UST (Unrestrained Sexual Tension) and so their relationship is hardly going to end as a happy ever after.
The team close in on Doctor Yeager ( Amanda Tapping ). Will she help her former patient get his memory back?
As a sub-plot, Johnny (Aaron Ashmore - Smallville ) tries to decode the mangled tech that the mysterious assassin (Rob Stewart - Amazon ) gave Dutch in the previous tech. It is their best clue as to how to hunt him down before he comes after them.
This starts ten days after the events of the previous episode. Johnny (Aaron Ashmore - Smallville ) gets out of his sickbed and into the bar. While he is there he bumps into his doctor, who needs some painkillers. Not for her patients but for herself, since she is an addict and is beginning to go cold turkey. Other patrons of the bar include Alvis the scar-back monk (Morgan Kelly - Being Erica ) who runs the local Rebellion, a plainclothes Mining Company officer and a gang of armed robbers!
The town is hit by a bad case of acid rain, courtesy of pollution created by the Mining Company. This is the same Company that executes people by crucifying them in a public street during the acid rain storm. Worse, the armed robbers take over the bar in the cliched Desperate Hours storyline. Johnny is caught between the robbers and the Company, but he is perfectly willing to side with the evil Company.
Dutch ( Hannah John-Kamen ) and the military guy cannot help because they are away on a simple delivery mission. It turns out to be not-so-simple, however. They end up in a hostage scenario of their own, forced to answer a lie detector before they can get back control of their starship. The idea is to get them to talk, thus healing their damaged relationship.
Dutch ( Hannah John-Kamen ) goes after the mysterious assassin (Rob Stewart - Amazon ), Khylen. It turns out that he has an office on the space station used as the HQ of the Bounty Hunters' Guild. Yes, she thought that by becoming a Bounty Hunter she was escaping him, but it turns out she was just playing into his hands.
Dutch and her team infiltrate the HQ. Despite being a space station, the interior looks a bit like a concrete office building. Not unlike the location used in the infamous Space Mutiny . I mean, in this day and age shows like V (2009) use green-screen for their large starship interiors. This reviewer is old-school, but in this case the retro filming style just makes the show look cheap.
This episode tries to tie up a few plot threads from this first Season, before the second Season can begin. However, that just makes it look a bit rushed and convoluted.
The rebellious flagellant priests, secretly plotting a revolution and smuggling weapons in Killjoys [Season 1, Episode 8] Come The Rain, now bear the brunt of the Police State they all live in. All this was meant to lead somewhere - well, maybe it will pay off next Season.
The aristocrat who sold out Doctor Yeager ( Amanda Tapping ) in Killjoys [Season 1, Episode 7] Kiss Kiss, Bye Bye now calls in her favour from Dutch. The good news is, we find out what happened to the genetic bomb from Killjoys [Season 1, Episode 6] One Blood. Since it evidently found its way into the intended hands anyway, Dutch's side-trip was presumably a waste of time.
The tall brother has been held prisoner for five days. Dutch ( Hannah John-Kamen ) and the crew track him to a fortress moon, but the defences are too strong for a full frontal assault. They need a hi-tech device to infiltrate the base.
Dutch has a new crew member. He has a criminal record, so he gets them into a crooks-only town called Eulogy. A crook has stashed the device they need there. This necessitates a team-up with Clara the killer cyborg ( Stephanie Leonidas ). Yes, just like in Dark Matter we have a mixed-gender crew where the men are mundane and the women have superpowers.
Khylen the mysterious assassin (Rob Stewart - Amazon ) is subjecting the tall brother to Virtual Reality. Strangely he is unaffected by the process. Kline has his own agenda, and he holds the lives of his minions cheap.
The team try to get back to business as usual. This week they end up working for a couple of Mutts from Bitten: Season One . One is their boss at the Reclamation Agency, while the other is Jelco, the Company Officer in charge of the blockade on Old Town.
The team are hired to track down eight escaped convicts. No, not the crew from sister-show Dark Matter but that would be a great idea for a crossover. Think of this as yet another missed opportunity, or just an homage to what might have been.
Khylen the mysterious assassin (Rob Stewart - Amazon ) has abandoned a team of bounty hunters. Dutch ( Hannah John-Kamen ) and the boys go in to rescue them. It turns out they are trapped in a mysterious mine filled with strange rock formations. The result is impressively claustrophobic.
Alvis the scar-backed flagellant monk (Morgan Kelly - Being Erica ) is still with the team. This is lucky, because the mine has ancient symbols carved by other monks from his religion. It turns out that Khylen has been concealing links between Level Six and the scar-backs. Similarly, Alvis also seems to be unwilling to trust Dutch's partners with what he knows.
Back at the Oldtown security HQ, Pawter the lady doctor is under house arrest with Jelco (the Mutt from Bitten: Season One ). However, she has a few tricks up her sleeve.
Dutch ( Hannah John-Kamen ) and the tall guy are on close terms again. They work up a sweat having a wrestle - that is, practicing hand-to-hand combat. However, they are not lovers since last time. Just as well, because despite being half his weight she still manages to defeat him. The good news is, there is a hot blonde bartender at the gay bar.
Johnny goes looking for Pawter the female doctor. She managed to escape from the militarised cops with ease, and now she manages to outsmart a gang of slavers single-handed too. Just like Dutch, she is significantly superior to her male counterpart in every way. This is reminiscent of the sister-show Dark Matter , where the male crew-members are also dead weight and the female crew would do much better without them.
The team deliver a child to a space station which is a school for gifted children. This is a cover for their investigation of the Level Sixes. A coded transmission was sent there from the Level six base. However, when the team turn up they meet the asian aristocrat woman. They must form an uneasy alliance with her, despite what she did in the previous Season's finale.
Doctor Pawter gets Johnny (Aaron Ashmore - Smallville ) to accompany her to her parents' house. She wants to get back in their favour, so she can work the system from the inside. After all, they are one of the Nine Families, the ruling aristocracy of the system. Her father (Andrew Gillies - Codename Eternity ) is nice enough, but he is only the home-maker. They live in a matriarchy, and Pawter's mother is a total Matriarch.
Dutch ( Hannah John-Kamen ) puts the word about, and gets a lead on a trader who has a stash of the green plasma. The team fly to his secret space station so they can trade for it. The trader has bodyguards, a group of unkillable robot women. This makes a change from unkillable Level Six agents.
Johnny has a secret weapon of his own. He is able to get Lucy, the ship's AI, to take over one of the robot women. Yes, the ship now has a hot sexy female avatar robot like in Andromeda . But how unkillable is the robot body?
The episode takes up where we left off last week. Dutch ( Hannah John-Kamen ) hooks up with Alvis the scar-backed flagellant (Morgan Kelly - Being Erica ). The tall guy hooks up with the blonde bartender. Johnny (Aaron Ashmore - Smallville ) hooks up with Pawter the lady doctor in the flesh, although afterwards they are back to communicating by hologram again.
The team unexpectedly uncover a Level Six. One of our heroes literally bangs the green stuff out of them. Dutch tries torturing the prisoner, but just like in real life it is a waste of time.
Dutch goes undercover as a sexy flirty girl with great cleavage. This lets her locate and identify the Level Six agents clustered in Oldtown. Johnny also investigates the wall around Oldtown by getting a secret warrant put on an engineer. She helped build the wall, so she knows about the builders' secret plan.
Dutch claims to hate Khylen the mysterious assassin (Rob Stewart - Amazon ) because he made her into a killer. However, she seems addicted to killing and unwilling to even contemplate changing her ways.
Doctor Pawter gets Johnny (Aaron Ashmore - Smallville ) out of police custody. Together they return to Oldtown, where they investigate the wall. It is obvious that the Company has a secret plan. Are they poisoning the food, or is there an electronic form of brainwashing? After all, to use BOTH systems would be excessive. And what has this got to do with the cluster of Level Six agents in Oldtown?
Dutch ( Hannah John-Kamen ) and the tall guy fly off to see Alvis the scarback (Morgan Kelly - Being Erica ). The boy who got the electronic brain-dump in Killjoys [Season 2, Episode 4] Thursday's Child AKA Schooled has the next clue to finding the secret of the Level Sixes. He gives them a map to a secret base where they find out what happened to the Twelfth Monk (Julian Richings - Supernatural ).
Confusingly, this episode starts with Dutch ( Hannah John-Kamen ) a prisoner, under severe interrogation. The population of Oldtown are bloodthirsty rioters, and their leader is the last surviving Trade Unionist. The main story is told in flashback.
After the events of the previous episode, Dutch and her sidekicks infiltrated the police HQ. They wanted to shut down the wall's defences. Also, they wanted to murder Captain Jelco ( Bitten: Season One ) even though he was merely a pawn. After all, the plan has been in operation for decades, since long before Jelco was even born.
Our heroes learn a few things this episode. Sometimes they have to sacrifice a few expendables, and sometimes they have to make a bargain with the devil. But it is always best to use a long spoon ...
Dutch ( Hannah John-Kamen ) and her team join forces with Khylen the mysterious assassin (Rob Stewart - Amazon ). The mission is to destroy the source of the green plasma. To do this they must raid a space-bank run by Rick Howland ( Sanctuary ). This is all a bit similar to the Shadow Depository storyline in Farscape , although nowhere near as good.
The epilogue ties up a few loose ends, but also sets up the start of the next Season. It is not about simple bounty-hunting or even the Nine Families, it is all-out war!
John Jaqobis (Aaron Ashmore - Smallville ) somehow got seperated from his friend Clara ( Stephanie Leonidas ). He finds her super-arm, but it is now attached to a different girl ( Tommie-Amber Pirie ).
Dutch ( Hannah John-Kamen ) and her henchman need a new techno-nerd to help, since John has abandoned them. They take a mission from the Rack, which means they get to try out a new nerd. They have to kidnap him first, however.
John Jaqobis (Aaron Ashmore - Smallville ) and his new friend ( Tommie-Amber Pirie ) investigate a mysterious clinic run by Viktoria Modesta . The local cyborg community, the Hack-Mods, reluctantly help. Notably, the cyborgs are played by real-life differently-abled actors. Even Modesta herself is an amputee.
Dutch ( Hannah John-Kamen ) and her henchman have to do a mission for the Rack again. Their ginger boss teams them with a bunch of rookies, including McAvoy (Erik Knudsen - Continuum ) and a nerdy girl, and sends them to a space station that HQ has lost contact with.
The Killjoys find an abandoned Hullen ship. Its autopilot takes them to a remote colony, a cluster of wooden houses where the Hullen once trained to pretend to be mundane humans. Now its forcefield has failed, so the town is exposed to high levels of radiation and blinding flashes of solar energy.
In the Hullen Armada, it turns out they have problems of their own. They have recruited one of the Season Two villains. The sub-commander (William Atherton - ) tries to make an alliance with her, but she prefers to pretend to be the bitch-queen's new BFF. This may be a bad mistake, as Aneelah is prone to violent rages.
John Jaqobis (Aaron Ashmore - Smallville ) finally gets promoted to Level Five. Unfortunately, a group of Level Fours have a warrant on him. After all, he did kill a member of the Council of Nine.
John goes on the run with Dutch ( Hannah John-Kamen ) and Pree the bartender. It turns out that Pree used to be a warlord, so they go to hide out with his old pirate gang. Unfortunately Pree's ex-boyfriend is upset about being dumped, and insists on a trial by combat. Dutch and John must compete against each other. If Dutch wins, Pree lives. If John wins, the pirates will not make an alliance with the Hullen.
Davin and the nerdy girl try to track down whoever issued the warrant. They discover the fate of the Season Two villainess, whom John is accused of killing.
The Killjoys have a team, including McAvoy (Erik Knudsen - Continuum ). They plan to immobilize the entire Rack with knock-out gas, and then conduct a room-to-room search for Hullen infiltrators. Since there are four HUNDRED missing agents, one can only imagine that the number of suspects aboard the station must run into the hundreds. That said, Dutch ( Hannah John-Kamen ) and her crew seem to live in Oldtown so the Rack is probably just an office rather than a dormitory. Of course, this means that most infected Killjoys would be off-station and thus would escape Dutch's murderous search and destroy mission.
Of course, the mission goes badly wrong. The Jacobi brothers get captured and interrogated, like male damsels in distress. Dutch manages to escape into an air vent. Yes, it seems like she will go full Die Hard. Can one woman take on an army of super-soldiers single-handed?
The Nine families send delegates to a funeral service in the scarbacks' necropolis. It is a space station that can be accessed only via a special elevator. John takes the opportunity to talk with Pawter's sister.
Dutch ( Hannah John-Kamen ) and Davin get stuck on the elevator wwith the VIPs. First it gets stuck ... then the VIPs start to get murdered. Yes, just like the old Agatha Christie stories.
On the Hullen warship, Ahneelah is enjoying some lesbian sex with her new minion. Unfortunately, the sub-commander (William Atherton - ) decides that her recent murderous activities have made her more trouble than she is worth. As a result he stages a somewhat half-hearted takeover.
The good guys have gathered a ragged team of misfits. John Jaqobis (Aaron Ashmore - Smallville ) tries to master the next-generation bio-technology that the villains have deployed. However, there is an unexpected feedback loop. The ships can only be flown by the Cleansed, people who have recovered from conversion by the Hullen. However, the Cleansed are outcasts and want nothing to do with the coming war.
Dutch ( Hannah John-Kamen ) and the tech girl head off on a side mission. They have slides of brain tissue that contain the villainess's memories. As a result they can find out what the backstory is.
John Jaqobis (Aaron Ashmore - Smallville ) and his two partners have to steal the next items they need. Dutch ( Hannah John-Kamen ) is acting strangely ever since she got back from the memory recovery.
Despite having a makeshift army at her disposal, Dutch goes outside of the circle and gets some local criminals involved. Jellicoe ( Bitten ) was sold into slavery at the end of the previous Season, but now he is the Queen's third husband. However, he is as untrustworthy as ever.
Ahneelah, Dutch's evil twin, has problems aboard her ship. There is a power struggle among the Hullen. She interrogates a former minion who has been working for her boss, The Lady.
Ahneelah's envoy flies into the Rack's space station. John Jaqobis (Aaron Ashmore - Smallville ) has to parlay with her. Unfortunately she is the one who murdered his love interest last Season, and now she is pregnant with his brother's child.
Dutch ( Hannah John-Kamen ) and the other brother try to feed disinformation to the Hullen hive-memory. To do this they need to take a female Hullen out of prison. Naturally, the prisoner escapes - leading to an all-out girl-on-girl fight with Dutch.
Ahneelah's crew launch their big assault. Of course, Jacobis' crew have a massive ambush planned.
Ahneelah herself comes after Dutch ( Hannah John-Kamen ). This is a long-awaited cat-fight that the whole Season has built up to. However, the storyline has made the villain more sympathetic than feels comfortable.
The previous Season ended with Dutch ( Hannah John-Kamen ), Ahneelah and Khylen entering the Green in the hope of doing battle with The Lady. Some time has passed, but they have made no process. Ahneelah stands guard while Khylen tends to Dutch's wounds.
The main story is told in flashback. Khylen gets Dutch to remember events from seven years ago, the first time she and John Jaqobis (Aaron Ashmore - Smallville ) arrived in the Quad. Johnny has lots of make-up on around his eyes, which is probably intended to make him look younger but merely makes him look like a cliched member of the LBGTQIA+ community.
The dynamic duo were on the run for various crimes, and came to the Quad in order to lie low. They could not even manage to do that, and ended up getting conscripted into helping the Killjoys. Dutch infiltrates a sex club in order to catch an expert assassin. Luckily, women make the best warriors in this show because for some reason they are stronger and faster than any man!
Ironically this storyline illustrates how good the show could have been if it stuck with the basic premise of bounty-hunters in space. Instead we get a never-ending tale of alien parasites and super-soldiers.
The brothers and the pregnant woman were last seen trapped in an escape pod. They end up crash-landed on a planetoid peopled with thieving losers. There is actually a good reason in the storyline for this.
John Jaqobis (Aaron Ashmore - Smallville ) is fatally injured. The only way to save him is to inject him with the Hullen serum. It is not enough to convert him, it just makes him into Amoral Johnny (like Dean Winchester in Supernatural ). However, he has superhuman reflexes and his speed of thought is also increased, boosting his IQ.
Back on the Rack, the two nerds have hooked up together. Can they manage to make it back to the rest of their forces, then get to the scarbacks' shrine to find Dutch ( Hannah John-Kamen ) and the others?
The Prison Governor shows up. It is Vandal Savage from Legends of Tomorrow . He holds the pregnant woman hostage, and would rather take her child than her bribes. This is a bit reminiscent of Pawter's imprisonment in Season Two .
John Jaqobis (Aaron Ashmore - Smallville ) has taken his brother on a road trip. The ending of the previous episode implied this would be like Supernatural , with Amoral Johnny as a stand-in for Dean Winchester. Unfortunately this episode fails to deliver.
The other Killjoys are looking for the brothers. To do this they must first locate John's ship, Lucy. Unfortunately Lucy's AI has reset herself and gives the intruders a deadline to enter the security code by.
Dutch ( Hannah John-Kamen ) is back - well, sort of. Her consciousness keeps snapping back to the Hullen other-space. The team-up with Ahneelah and Khylen has not paid off the way it was meant to.
When Dutch left the Hullen pool the green plasma crystalized. It turns out that all the plasma in the galaxy has similarly transitioned. Since they need active plasma to cure Johnny, this is quite a problem.
The pregnant woman is about to give birth. However, her Hullen physiology has rendered her incapable of childbirth. Worse, the child is a Hullen hybrid so it has accellerated growth. If she does not get it removed ASAP, she will end up with a toddler camping in her uterus.
The baby has a series of accellerated growth spurts. The answer is to go to a space station where they hope to get the assistance of an expert biologist. The expert is apparently unavailable, so the Killjoys plan to kidnap him instead.
Back in Oldtown, Fancy and the barman go on a mission. Someone has been kidnapping children. The theory is that the Lady and the Hullen are behind it, hoping that one of the kids will be Ahneelah's magic baby.
Dutch ( Hannah John-Kamen ) gets a scan made of her memories. They do a database search for the suspect's face. Nothing comes up, but it turns out the profile is flagged. A mysterious assassin comes looking for the people who made the search.
Dutch insists on taking charge of the youngster's training. This seems like a good idea at the time, because she is the best fighter in the group. However, she cannot help him to have a proper childhood because her own upbringing was so unconventional. She may have fled Khylen and hated him for making her a killer, but now she seems to have re-invented him in her memories as a beloved mentor who only did the best for her. As a result, she thinks it acceptable to train the child in torture techniques.
The nerdy girl tries to remove the spider robot from Pip's brain.
Back in Oldtown, Fancy and the warlord try to find the kidnapped barman. To do this they must locate the Hullen infiltrators.
With Dav and Jaq gone, Dutch ( Hannah John-Kamen ) and John Jaqobis (Aaron Ashmore - Smallville ) follow Khylen's trail of clues. It leads them to a mysterious neutron star. They discover what happened to Khylen's wife - the mother of Ahneelah.
Dav takes his son Jaq to his homeworld. The bad news is, it is a dusty rim-world. The worse news is that Dav's father, a trigger-happy old coot, is around.
John catches up with the others, and they have a family reunion. The old man believed in throwing his boys in at the deep end, metaphorically speaking, and viewed life as a sink-or-swim situation. Things only get worse when a Hullen crew arrive.
While the boys have their sausage-fest, Dutch ( Hannah John-Kamen ) is stuck with the nerdy girl and the ship's female AI. This allows for a Bechdel-compliant subplot.
The Killjoys leave Jaq with his birth-mother, then go off to join up with their buddies. The mission of the week is to infiltrate the Rac HQ, which is still in Hullen hands ever since the Killjoys took the Hullen command ship. Yes, they basically swapped headquarter facilities.
As the penultimate episode of the Season, this mission amps up the tension by killing off a couple of recurring characters.
Dutch ( Hannah John-Kamen ) has done a body-swap with her evil twin, Ahneelah. She has a plan to defeat The Lady and trap her in The Green. However, it requires the Jacobi brothers to accompany her back inside.
The brothers are confronted with their worst memories, conveniently shown as clips from previous episodes. Luckily they are able to do things differently this time.
The nerdy girl discovers there is a plague in Old Town. It robs people of their memories. The authorities want to intervene, but rather than work on a cure they just want to quarantine the place again.