It’s Reckoning Night in The Quad, and people are making confessions and settling scores as war approaches. Dutch and D’avin work on a plan to plant some false information with the Hullen while John parleys with Delle Seyah.
Annie, Stephanie, and Kris discuss episode 3×09 of Killjoys, “Reckoning Ball.”
- Stephanie: I really enjoyed this episode. The last few episodes revealed a lot of big picture information and prompted many questions, but this episode brought us back to our main characters and their personal struggles. I thought all the Reckoning Night beats were great, and I especially loved the one between D'avin and Dutch. I loved seeing Delle Seyah back in her old digs, interacting with Johnny in that imperious, sly way of hers. The Green Queens' sneaky infiltration of the RAC has set up a worrying situation as we head into the finale.
- Kris: I love it! I like the premise of Reckoning Night, with that being a setup for all of the characters to have important discussions. Especially appropriate for a season's penultimate episode. We got several scenes of Dutch and D’avin really talking, and I thought they were great! The scenes with Delle Seyah and Johnny were really interesting and didn't necessarily go the way I thought they would.
- Annie: Another great episode! I really enjoyed how the plot point of Reckoning Night was used to show off some great emotional beats between the characters, particularly Dutch and D’av and Fancy and Turin. I loved the tension between Johnny and Delle Seyah with their parlay, and Johnny not giving into her demands at the end. The plan to implant memories in Kitaan seemed a bit overly complicated, and I had a feeling it would go south in true Killjoys fashion. Only now I’m worried that the Jaqobis brothers will willingly sacrifice themselves with Dutch if she can’t beat Aneela without surviving. And no more Hunky Monk??! Say it isn’t so!!
Thoughts & Questions
- Aneela has more than just a first name! Delle Seyah calls her Commander Aneela Kin Rit.
- Did Aneela think that they'd take Delle Seyah prisoner? She would have to assume it was a definite possibility, right?
- While this question doesn't have a good answer, does the Hullen's potential newfound ability to reproduce truly mean the extinction of humans? Surely they would still want humans for slaves? Reproduction would likely change the social stratification of Hullen, with natural-born Hullen at the top of the food chain.
- Stephanie loves a good “actors pretending to act” scene. Did D'avin with the mug remind anyone else of 30 Rock‘s Jack Donaghy and his acting technique? Speaking of other potential pop culture references (though really this first one is a sci-fi trope), D'avin airlocked Kitaan, whose name evokes the Settlers of Catan board game.
- Having Dutch and D'avin fail at their plan is an interesting place for our heroes to be, going into the finale. They've made small gains over the course of the season, but our protagonists have never seemed to have the upper hand.
- The team seemingly has quite a few tools they can use in the war: the glass box, Aneela's memories, the genetic bomb, the sonic disrupter, the Hullen fleet… How can they use these items to defend themselves?
- D'avin and Johnny want there to be another way to defeat Aneela besides Dutch's suicide mission plan. Can they figure out an alternative in time, especially given this sneak attack?
- Hunky Monk isn't dead, right? Someone is going to find him in time, right? He seemed to have a sense that something was coming. Maybe he made a backup plan? Where's Quin???
- Our big worries going into the finale are: Hunky Monk, Dutch succeeding at her plan, the Jaqobis putting themselves in danger to save Dutch, and how Johnny will ultimately deal with Delle Seyah.
- Not a new question, but who or what the heck is The Lady???
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