Killjoys: Dutch and Aneela’s shocking pasts are revealed

Last week, I emailed Killjoys‘ creator Michelle Lovretta, asking her to chat about the season so far, including last Friday’s episode, “Necropolis Now.” Her response? Wait until this week. The reason? A huge twist in the series’ storyline unveiled in “The Wolf You Feed.” A bigger shakeup than Delle Seyah being pregnant? Larger than Gander announcing Aneela has been his plaything? More revelatory than Zeph’s proclamation that the Remnant contains DNA related to Dutch?

YES. But before I post my chat with Lovretta regarding everything that happens in Episode 307—look for that post-broadcast—here’s what Space says about the instalment, written by Nikolijne Troubetzkoy and directed by Stefan Pleszczynski:

Desperate for an advantage, Dutch goes AWOL and risks a dangerous procedure that connects her to Aneela’s memories, finally giving her shocking answers to Aneela’s true origins – and her own.

And here are a few more tidbits “The Wolf You Feed” after we watched a screener.

A nod to Star Wars?
I know that gathering around a table, sussing out war moves isn’t an original idea, but the way Stefan Pleszczynski films Johnny and D’avin plotting Hullen ship test runs feels like a direct tip of the cap to those iconic Star Wars scenes where the rebels plotted their attack against the Empire. Also, things start out a little bumpy with the testing of the Hullen squadron, leaving D’avin feeling the pressure and going to Fancy for help.

Dutch + Zeph = Awesomeness
I’ve been waiting for this duo to pair up since Zeph was introduced, and the DNA storyline was the perfect setting for these two. The idea? Give Dutch access to the slices of brain and see Aneela’s memories. Zeph’s awkwardness, particularly in Dutch’s presence, is wonderful.

Khlyen returns
That’s not a surprise at all, given last week’s plotline. There are drills and skulls and all sorts of nastiness. And, at long last, we see a human side to Aneela that made our hearts melt and usher in a great understanding. The reveal is huge and we didn’t see it coming at all.

Johnny, Dutch and Lucy’s first meeting is shown
In all its rockin’, Risky Business-esque amazingness. It’s funny and oh-so-wonderful.

Killjoys airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Space.

Images courtesy of Bell Media.

 

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Prior to becoming a television critic and owner of TV, Eh?, Greg David was a critic for TV Guide Canada, the country's most trusted source for TV news. He has interviewed television actors, actresses and behind-the-scenes folks from hundreds of television series from Canada, the U.S. and internationally. He is a podcaster, public speaker, weekly radio guest and educator, and past member of the Television Critics Association.
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