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'Killjoys' fan recap: Politics in the Quad are tricky business

Season 1 | Episode 4 | “Vessel” | Aired July 10, 2015

On this week’s episode of Killjoys, we get a deeper look at Quad politics. Qresh may be the utopia everyone wants to live on and home to The Nine families, but everything isn’t quite as idyllic as it seems.

D’avin is working on his first official tag as a Killjoy. Let’s just sat that he’s got one heck of a learning curve to deal with. Also, John Jaqobis may be directionally challenged.


D’avin may have to deliver proof in a cup, but he got his first official catch!

Bellus already has another warrant, direct from one of The Nine—and Delle Seyah Kendry (Mayko Nguyen) isn’t the kind of lady to take no for an answer. Dutch is being hired to prevent a war. The Lahani family has lost its only living heir in an “accident” (emphasis mine), and their unborn baby is being carried by a surrogate on Leith known as a Vessel. The Nine outsource their childbirth because it’s “gauche.” Awww, how sentimental!

If this baby isn’t delivered safely, the Lahanis’ land and assets are up for grabs, and the resulting war could be devastating to the Quad. Kendry wants her name kept out of it. She’s also figured out that Dutch is more than she seems. From the conversation, I’m wondering: Was Dutch a member of The Nine?

D’avin is using his newly minted Killjoy status to search out a Dr. Pim Jaeger. Who’s Dr. Jaeger? A female army doctor D’avin needs to find. Last known? Somewhere in the Quad.

Slight problem finding the Vessel—the monastery where she was cloistered was attacked. A little chat (and some flirtation from Dutch, who seems to like her boys bad) later, and Scarback Monk leader Alvis gives them the latest info: The Abbess and the Vessel are at a safehouse. In the Badlands. Hidden behind a screen projection of just more … Badlands. (I just had to include this shot.) I love the dialogue on this show. One of my favorite exchanges happens right about here. When you watch, you’ll see what I mean.

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There’s some serious security around this Monastery and inside it, including nuns with guns. All of whom are protecting the Vessel and her handmaidens, aka Constance (Chloe Rose), Jenny (Dayle McLeod), Clara (Allie MacDonald), and two other girls. Mother Sal (Laara Sadiq) is convinced that our Killjoys are there to kill the Vessel, but Dutch talks her down.

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However, getting Constance out of there isn’t as simple as we’d like. She’s eight months pregnant, and the recent upheaval has resulted in her being on bed rest. Dutch assures Mother Sal that she can keep Constance safe, which is put to the test when a new threat approaches the safehouse and every safety protocol suddenly deactivates. Someone knew exactly how to get in there. We also get a tidbit of intel on Dutch, who tells D’avin she knows how these places work. She wasn’t in a fertility cult, but a royal harem isn’t much different. Dutch is hard for a reason; that much is clear.

John and Jenny work on fixing the system, and it turns out Jenny is just as mechanical as John. She’s also chosen to be a surrogate because she and Constance and Clara all grew up together. Most Leithians are descendants of Qreshi citizens, who moved to Leith as land got scarce. This is a bond of service, and all the girls are very dedicated.

Mother Sal, sadly, turns out to be more worried about her own life than her oath, and wants to deliver Constance to the attackers—who, it turns out, are definitely sent by one of The Nine. Which family remains to be seen. Constance, however, isn’t letting anyone stop her from having this baby, and stabs Mother Sal to protect herself. She also clarifies to Dutch that, whatever anyone else thinks, she’s going to fulfill her promise.

Oh, and in case you thought these girls were helpless, there’s an armory, and they know how to use what’s in it. To quote John: “Damn, girl.”

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The other girls also refuse to stay behind and stay “safe” while our team takes Constance. They’re going with her, and that’s that. John and Jenny have a sweet moment here. Mad respect both ways. It’s all about fighting their way out—and I gotta say, Constance is a badass.

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I hate to say it, but this is where we lose Jenny. She fakes being Constance long enough to get near the attackers, then uses a grenade to allow everyone else to get away. But there’s not much time to mourn because they need to get to Qresh—Constance has gone into labor, and the baby has to be born on Qreshi soil to be a legitimate heir.

That may not be so easy. Not only has Kendry revoked their clearance, but Lucy has Qreshi air guard threatening to blow her out of the sky. Kendry is acting like another family in The Nine is blocking their entry, and she’s pissed that she’s been pulled in. Dutch is more than pissed; she’s landing Lucy, whether they like it or not.

Right on the lawn of Delle Seyah Kendry’s house.

Like it or not, and whatever politics she was playing behind the scenes aside, Delle Sayah introduces the latest Qreshi citizen to The Nine.

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What remains to be seen is whether Dutch has made a friend or an enemy in Delle Sayah Kendry. It sounds like we’ll see her again. One thing is for sure: Watching then verbally spar is a heck of a lot of fun.

John and D’avin have a little heart-to-heart, and John says he’ll help find Dr. Jaeger, with two conditions: 1) Dutch needs to be briefed because she’s family, and 2) “Don’t plow our sister.”

I love you, Johnny Jaqobis. You always know exactly what to say.

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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