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Links: Nikolijne Troubetzkoy talks Killjoys “Blame It on the Rain”

From Heather M. of TV Goodness:

Link: Nikolijne Troubetzkoy talks Killjoys “Blame It on the Rain”
“I think that really helps build the innate familiarity you’re talking about and keep the ‘new’ versions of our characters feeling grounded. Dutch as a bartender? Johnny as an awesome father and a loving husband? It just kinda makes sense, doesn’t it?” Continue reading. 

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Link: Killjoys: Nikolijne Troubetzkoy talks “Blame It on the Rain”
“To me, the underlying thematic questions we’re exploring with Killjoys have always been about family. Has this ragtag group of rebels and ruffians finally become one? Is it the family you choose or the family you were born with? Can you ever actually break away from the family you were born with?” Continue reading.


Preview: Killjoys “Blame it on the Rain” … and The Lady

If you missed last Friday’s Season 5 premiere of Killjoys, go back and watch it. I’ll wait. OK, all caught up? Wow, right? My thoughts exactly. Opening with our faves all caught in The Lady’s memory matrix was an amazing twist to kick off this final run of episodes and served as a reminder of why I’ve loved Killjoys since Day 1, and why shows like it are successful: create characters that you care about and throw them into (sometimes) batshit situations.

Episode 2, debuting Friday, is called “Blame It on the Rain,” and if you don’t have the Milli Vanilli song stuck in your head right now I’m disappointed. Mainly because it means you’re young, and I’m old. Anyway, here’s the official synopsis for the instalment, written by Nikolijne Troubetzkoy and directed by Peter Stebbings.

Awake from the memory matrix, Dutch is determined to wake her friends and stop the Lady, before it’s too late.

And here are more treats I caught watching the episode.

A girl looks off into the distance.

Is Zeph dead?
I sure hope not, but the wound she sustained last week sure looked serious. Dutch is going to rely on an old friend—who has a sweet new hairdo—for help in saving her. Zeph can’t die, because she’s the only one who can stop the pesky rain from keeping everyone stuck in the matrix.

Pree is on the hunt
First of all, how much are you enjoying Pree’s new look? (Follow Thom Allison to learn some insight into it.) Secondly, he’s not letting up in his search for Dutch, especially with a Warrant 5 on her head.

Khlyen vs. The Lady
I love seeing Khlyen go head-to-head with anybody and he has a wonderful history of doing it. And his tête-à-têtes with The Lady have been truly compelling; their verbal volleys have been wonderful. But The Lady delivers an overhand smash that leaves Khlyen speechless. Also? We learn there is a finite number of days until the terraforming is complete, rendering all breathable air, well, not.

Welcome back, Fancy
I was wondering when Fancy would waltz back into our lives. He does it on Friday, and his opening lines are hilarious.

Killjoys airs Fridays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Space.

Images courtesy of Bell Media.


Links: Killjoys, Season 5

From Heather M. of TV Goodness:

Link: Kelly McCormack Talks Killjoys Season 5
“It’s a playground of mess and I’m like Pigpen from Charlie Brown. I actually prefer being a messy character actor than being clean. Give me a pound of dirt and a disgusting [environment any day].” Continue reading.

From John Baker of Three If By Space:

Link: Killjoys: Season 5 Dawns With A Few Questions – Preview
Well, here we are, folks. The final season of Killjoys is about to break upon the shore of a our fandom like a wave. Are we ready for it to start? And are we ready for it to come to a finish? Forgive the questions as judging by the fandom’s reaction on social media, I think I already know the answers – but, today is going to be a day of questions. Continue reading.

From Debra Yeo of the Toronto Star:

Link: How Killjoys went from a space procedural to a show about love and family
It’s a TV show that touches on real, human issues, things like the nature of family and how our memories shape who we are. It’s a show that promulgates a diverse and LGBTQ-friendly worldview. It’s also a show that revels in penis jokes. Continue reading.

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Link: Killjoys: 9 Things to Know about Season 5
“So she has taken away from our team the very thing that they rely on, which is their knowledge of each other and what their relationships are.” Continue reading.

From Norm Wilner of Now Toronto:

Link: Killjoys gets back to kicking ass in its final season
“How do you find each other again, when you’re completely distant and completely alien to each other? What remains? What are the remnants from that past life, what is that connection? And how do you bring these characters back together?” Continue reading.

From Heather M. of TV Goodness:

Link: Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore, and Luke Macfarlane talk Killjoys Season 5
“The characters are still the characters, so those things still shine through, but there’s just an element of something a little different and a different dynamic.” Continue reading.

From Melissa Girimonte of The Televixen:

Link: Killjoys producers discuss the rules of family and memory in Season 5
“Family is the bedrock of the series. All the different ways it hurts us and heals us. How it shapes us. How is that driving us? When is it our guide? When is it our prisoner? All of our characters have felt lost at times and found their way together.” Continue reading.

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Link: Killjoys: Adam Barken talks “Run, Yala, Run”
“From the first season to the last, the idea of memory, and how it relates to identity, has been a major theme of Killjoys. Dutch is a living memory. Aneela’s sanity suffers after Khlyen extracts her memories. D’av shows up in the pilot with the sense that something is wrong with his head, and over the course of the season, comes to realize that his own memories have been manipulated.” Continue reading. 

From Heather M. of TV Goodness:

Link: Thom Allison and Gavin Fox talk Killjoys Season 5
One of the many joys of the Killjoys Season 5 premiere was that Pree and his Gare bear were still in each other’s orbit. Last summer, I got to sit down and chat with Thom Allison and Gavin Fox about the new season during the press day. Continue reading. 

From Charles Trapunski of Brief Take:

Link: Interview: Killjoys’ Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore and Luke Macfarlane
“It’s been an undergraduate degree, maybe a Masters degree. And when you think of friends and you think of people in your life, it’s like how long it is from which comes these lifelong relationships.” Continue reading.

From Heather M. of TV Goodness:

Link: Director Peter Stebbings talks Killjoys Season 5
“You’re dealing with this really, at times, crazy, head-scratching mythology and trying to figure all that out and be part of the creative process and come up with solutions that make sense not just for your episode but for the broader arc. It’s a puzzle and I thoroughly enjoyed my time on that show.” Continue reading. 

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Link: Why Killjoys’ Kelly McCormack is so fond of “stinky” Zeph
“Stinky has my heart let me tell yah. Zeph was already a dream role to play, but a dirtier, scrappier, more strung out Zeph with a cool backpack? COME ON.” Continue reading. 


Preview: Killjoys takes its final ride in Season 5

This is it, Killjoys fans. The end of the road for Team Awesome Force. It’s been one hells of a ride watching the journey Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen), John (Aaron Ashmore), D’Avin (Luke MacFarlane) have been on, hasn’t it? And with the group the trio has assembled, including Pree (Thom Allison), Fancy (Sean Baek), Turin (Patrick Garrow) and Zeph (Kelly McCormack), these final 10 episodes are going to be amazing.

Season 5, returning Friday at 10 p.m. ET on Space, catches up after the Killjoys, with Aneela’s help, succeeded in killing the Green, the repository of living memories through which the Hullen lived eternally. But instead of helping Aneela escape it, they lead The Lady (Alanna Bale) into their world. She harnesses her ability to control their memories in hopes of finding Jaq (Jaeden Noel), the Hullen heir.

Here’s what Bell Media has revealed as the synopsis for “Run, Yala, Run,” written by show creator Michelle Lovretta and directed by Peter Stebbings:

A woman looks up.Dutch wakes up and realizes that The Lady has put Westerley under a collective delusion. With no memory comes a new reality. Dutch struggles to find a way to wake up her gang before it’s too late. But before she can, a new Killjoy comes into town looking for Jaq.

And here are more tasty tidbits I gleaned after watching a screener.

We kick off Season 5 with … jazz?
After the shocking Season 4 finale, Season 5 begins with a toe-tapping, finger-snapping tune and Johnny wearing workman’s coveralls. What the heck is happening here? And why doesn’t Dutch recognize D’Avin?

The sarcastic tone is still there
Listen, I didn’t expect the witty banter to abate, it just gave me immense joy to hear “Putting the ass in sass,” and “You put the dick in cocky,” being uttered in prime time.

The search for Jaq continues
And the group trying to find him is growing. And to get to him they’ll have to go through Delle Seyah.

Killjoys airs Fridays at 10 p.m. ET on Space.

Images courtesy of Bell Media.