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'Killjoys' fan recap: Things get sour in Sugar Point

Season 1 | Episode 2 | “The Sugar Point Run” | Aired June 26, 2015

The second episode of Killjoys kicks off right in the middle of a mission, and we’re off to the races. The warrant? Stolen goods and the man who stole them. They get him locked, served, and back to Westerley. Job done.

Still, it ain’t all roses and celebration. D’avin is still having nightmares, and has no papers to allow him off the ship legally. Meanwhile, Dutch is getting real tired of having to wait in line for her shower. She wants Johnny’s brother off the ship and gone. Poor John, in the middle, trying to play peacemaker.

Not like they get much time to work that out. The guy they just bagged and tagged, who goes by the name of Simon Muraayn (Michael Therriault), is the brother of a lady wardlord in the Badlands named Ryo (Irene Poole). She wants her little brother back badly enough that she kidnapped a mayor’s daughter to ransom in trade. Rena (Clara Pasieka) is okay for now, but the RAC wants Dutch to handle the warrant and the trade. As a member of the Company who also works with the RAC, Hills (Frank Moore) makes it clear that Dutch has no choice here.

KILLJOYS -- "The Sugar Point Run" Episode 102 -- Pictured: Hannah John-Kamen as Dutch -- (Photo by: Steve Wilkie/Syfy)

Once they get Simon aboard, he’s already a handful. He says the restraints are too tight and they’ll make him puke (he does). He doesn’t look well, I’ll say that.

Back in her quarters, Dutch opens her locker and we see that red box again. Flashback time, to 12-year-old Yalena (Maya Lowe) with Khylen, who informs her that each box will contain one weapon and one name. She has one week to do the job, and if she fails, “very bad things” will happen. I wonder how long it’s been since Dutch got the box?

Sugar Point is not as sweet as it sounds. It used to be a mining facility, but after the workers rebelled, the Company bombed it. The survivors have split into two camps: Ryo’s people and the scavengers. Fun, huh?

In another bit of fun, Lucy gets shot down by one of the scavengers (they have major weapons), and Simon escapes via the cargo bay because someone (Johnny) didn’t belt him in tightly enough. Not good. With Lucy damaged, John needs to stay with the ship, so D’avin and Dutch go in search of Simon.

It’s not really a spolier to say D’avin is going to end up being a Killjoy. I mean, we can’t have Luke Macfarlane leaving us. But it’s cute how this episode does the will he/won’t he thing. His military savvy gets some good play. Face it, this is a three-man team: the Brains, the Brawn, and the Badass.

Dutch and D’avin catch up with Simon in time to get captured by scavengers. In a flashback, Yalena has been bound to a chair, as has another man. Kylen tells them to first get the knife lives. This is a lesson in overcoming pain, and Yalena gets out by dislocating her shoulder. This is a trick Dutch uses to get out of the bindings. Nice symmetry; also, ouch.

The scavs have done a little surgery on Simon. It turns out that Ryo doesn’t want him, but something he swallowed. This is all about intel, not her brother. Dutch and D’avin get the goods and get the heck out of there.

KILLJOYS -- "The Sugar Point Run" Episode 102 -- Pictured: (l-r) -- (Photo by: Steve Wilkie/Syfy)

They make it into Ryo’s territory and into a warehouse. Cozy! D’avin suggests maybe they should see what’s on the data pod they extracted and, uh-oh, launch codes. Dutch, however, is unmoved. After all, the warrant is all. D’avin tries to talk her into letting him take point on this because of his training. Dutch agrees, on one condition: She wants to know why he came to the Quad.

D’avin gives it up. He’s looking for a doctor. He says he needs her help. Dutch gives the nod. D’avin proceeds to lean out the door, shoot at the scavengers, and tell them it’s a message from Ryo. The look on Dutch’s face is priceless.

Back on Lucy: John is trying to fend of scavengers. When you watch the episode (and you should), this is a pretty great scene. John tricks the scavengers into Lucy, traps them with no oxygen, and steals a part off their truck to fix Lucy. Well done!

KILLJOYS -- "The Sugar Point Run" Episode 102 -- Pictured: (l-r) -- (Photo by: Steve Wilkie/Syfy)

Dutch and Ryo talk trading the hostage as the scavengers come in, and the fight is on. Dutch tosses the data pod in the air and detonates the failsafe, which blinds everyone (including herself). D’avin (who had eye protection) plays shoot-’em-up, and all the blinded bad guys shoot at other blinded bad guys. Meanwhile, Dutch grabs Rena and gets them both out of there, as they catch up with D’avin and head for the roof.

Johnny promised he’d pick them up in two hours. Of course, their coms are dead, and John is having some issues with one of the scavengers. Ryo found our Killjoys on the roof, and they’ve found what she needed the launch codes for: a plasma missile. Luckily, Johnny’s Johnny and makes it there just in time. D’avin has made a few “modifications” to the missile. ‘Bye, Ryo!

We flash back to Yalena standing over a dead body, asking Khylen, “Why?” He tells her it’s not a question to ask. Ever. Back on Lucy, John questions Dutch about increased security measures she put into place. She says it’s nothing, but John is not sold. That red box shook her up badly.

Still, in the end, we’re more positive than negative. D’avin is part of the team, and they’ve come out of this deal better than they went in.

And Dutch? She just found the target that Khylen wants dead. They have some talking to do.

Killjoys airs Fridays at 9/8C on Syfy.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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