The gang is largely back together but time is growing ever shorter.
But even better, there was also some rare fun on Killjoys Season 5 Episode 7.
Let’s face it. During the past couple of seasons, during the Aneela/The Lady storyline, the narrative has been pretty grim and apocalyptic.
With the characters facing the end of the world as they know it, that doesn’t leave a lot of room for chuckles.
That isn’t to say there isn’t repeated laughs from the snark that infiltrates much of the dialogue on Killjoys. The funny is never too far away.
But some of the best episodes of Killjoys involve capers, with the team going undercover to complete a mission.
This time, Dutch, D’avin, and Johnny got to play soldiers, with only D’av able to fill that role with any authenticity.
Even better, they were accompanied by another former soldier, Calvert, the assassin from Killjoys Season 5 Episode 4 who has quickly become the show’s equivalent of Harley Quinn.
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This episode seemingly marks the end of the Killjoys’ stay aboard the Herks Supermax prison ship.
After all, they have Lucy back now (or Lucy has them back).
Warden Reniker must be conflicted about their departure.
They did indirectly eliminate two warring jailhouse bosses. Also, they could investigate in ways her guards never could.
However, Killjoys were bound to be targets, regardless of how they saved the prisoners on Killjoys Season 5 Episode 6.
Also, their taking away Calvert has got to be addition by subtraction for the warden.
What an ingenious idea to help fund a military base through “militainment!” Is there any way that could be adopted in real life?
The appalled look on D’avin face was delicious.
I could also see how that would be disruptive to military discipline, as Calvert suggested.
Of course, Calvert, the loose cannon, was the key to them fulfilling their mission, browbeating the guard into letting her and Johnny pass.
And how about that password Johnny used to hack The Lady’s ship: I Love Lucy?
At least Johnny was able to find the AWOL Calvert and convince her to stay in the fight with them so that she and her daughter would have a home to which they could return.
Meanwhile, D’av got roped into giving a presentation. He certainly got into that history of Leith, which Dutch illustrated with toys.
It’s no wonder they got picked up for suspicious behavior, because they looked out of place. D’av arguing with the know-it-all kid didn’t help matters.
Even after all these years, D’av is still outside of the Dutch-Johnny bond. That was clear while watching his expression as Johnny freed Dutch’s lock pick.
That certainly led to the philosophical discussion over Johnny’s sabbatical and how Dutch and D’av would work as a team, without Johnny there as a buffer.
It wouldn’t work nearly as well as the current threesome. They would have to bring Zephyr on board for the intellectual tasks that Johnny now handles.
What Zephyr, Pree, and Turin was doing wasn’t undercover (although it was secretive) but it was caper-like as well.
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Pree, the most social of the characters, paired with the introverted Zephyr was a wonderful odd couple.
It shouldn’t have been a surprise that Zeph wasn’t conditioned for overland trekking.
Throwing Turin, the most antisocial character, into the mix made for enjoyable verbal clashes among the trio.
Here’s hoping Turin hasn’t sacrificed himself. He may be a dick but he’s a well-meaning dick.
Speaking of dicks, it may have taken most of the season but Fancy finally played a key role in an episode.
For those wondering what happened to Fancy since he was captured on Killjoys Season 5 Episode 4, he has just been hanging around.
Fancy had help getting free. Khlyen was the obvious candidate, but no.
And what were those mewling cocoons that he went to investigate? More developed hatchlings than those in the boxes, perhaps? That could be a problem Dutch and company haven’t yet considered.
Let’s see if I have what happened from there. Lucy, revived by Nucy, rescued Fancy, who saved Zephyr. Then they and Lucy picked up the Killjoys plus Calvert.
While all that was going on, Pree had taken off to find Gared.
They cleared the air, anyway. Pree kept Gared entranced to protect him. Gared did as Khlyen asked to protect Pree. Both admitted they did the wrong thing for the right reason.
Now, how long will it be before Pree, Gared, and Turin are on board Lucy as well?
Khlyen remains the wild card. The Lady knows that Khlyen’s “daughters” are hard to kill, despite the evidence of her own eyes. So Khlyen must suspect one or both are still alive, right?
Their only purpose this episode was to announce an eight-day deadline before Westerley becomes toxic for humans.
Based on what Johnny and Zeph have determined about the hatchlings, let’s hope those don’t end up involved in the final battle because there’s no way humans can defeat huge, spidery creatures.
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Which makes finding and eliminating The Lady’s original body all the more important.
Lucy has figured out where that body rests. And thanks to Zeph’s “ah-ha” moment, she knows who can defeat The Lady.
We’ll have to wait until Killjoys Season 5 Episode 8 to discover that answer.
To check again for clues, watch Killjoys online.
Do Pree, Gared, and Turin remain safe?
Are you glad that Lucy’s back?
Who is it that can take on The Lady?
Dale McGarrigle is a staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.