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Season 1 | Episode 6 | “One Blood” | Aired July 24, 2015

Our killjoys are a little on edge. D’avin is not having much luck working past his medically induced memory blocks. And Dutch just had a meeting with Khlyen, where civilians died so Dutch could take a package off a courier.

Johnny to the rescue. Our killjoys have just been issued a black warrant: multiple teams of the best the RAC has to offer, winner takes all.

Killjoys One Blood Party Begins

It’s a pretty convivial group, right down to the good-natured ribbing D’avin gets as a “black warrant virgin.” Not much hang-out time, though, because Pawter has cleared her schedule for the night to work with him personally. G’avin, however, he thinks they should cool the therapy for now.

Interesting. Dutch teased him earlier about his time with Pawter. Is he avoiding the doctor or the therapy? Pawter counters with a deal. She’ll help D’avin find the mysterious Dr. Jaeger and, if her Qreshi connections bear fruit, D’avin comes back to therapy.

RAC killjoys liaison Turin (Patrick Garrow) arrives to give the briefing. Their target is another killjoy by the name of Big Joe (Tony Nappo), who’s suspected of several high-profile ship robberies. Big Joe is well liked and the killjoys are decidedly not happy, but he’s making the killjoys look bad and it’s better they find him before the Company. Plus, there’s a 10K Joy payout.

Khlyen, in his “I NEED YOU NOW” way, pulls Dutch out of the meeting to implant her with a neural transmitter. Oh, great, now he and Dutch are in each other’s heads. However, he knows not just the location but the contents of the ship Big Joe stole. Now he wants her to find both before the others.

D’avin and Johnny, still on Westerley, need some help. Enter Fancy Lee (Sean Baek) with the location and a deal: bounty split. Talk about reluctant agreement to play nice. Also in reluctant agreement to play nice are Hills Oonan (Frank Moore) and Turin. Hills knows about the killjoys meet-up, and Turin is not talking. Veiled threats traded.

Killjoys One Blood Coren and Jeers

D’avin, John, and Fancy have made it to Lieth, but they’re still a step behind Dutch, who’s actually found Big Joe. Typical greeting, then hug into a playful fight with banter to Dutch on the ground, which lets her pickpocket Joe for … whatever this thing is.

Killjoys One Blood Dutch and the Shiny

Maybe we’ll find out later, because Innis Kotler (Alden Adair) just showed up to meet with Joe and he’s unhappy to find Dutch there. Fast-forward to Dutch and Joe tied up in the Kotler family compound. Yay, time to talk! Short version: Joe had no clue about the cargo. He just likes to steal ships with high security to piss of the Company. Why? Because they use their best and brightest until they’re all worn out and there’s no retirement or pension plan. He started running guns to make a living; you know the rest.

Their little chat is interrupted by Lucas Kotler (Ian Tracey), Innis’ dad, and, oh joy, patriarch of a family of True Liethians: radical nationalists who believe in a pure Lieth. Paranoid charmer that he is, he also yanks Dutch’s neural transmitter and her only connection to Khlyen because, oooooooh, she might be a spy.

Meanwhile, D’avin, John, and Fancy have finally caught up to Dutch and discover she’s been captured. But Dutch has turned that to her advantage by learning more from Lucas Kotler’s interrogation than she gives. The Company is up to a few unsavory things on Leith, and so is the RAC. If there’s more, we don’t get it because Innes has picked up chatter about whatever it is that Joe stole, and boy howdy.

Poor Innes. He’s so freaked out that he grabs the device Dutch was supposed to get from Khylen and manages to cut himself. Why is that important? Well, he just activated out of paranoid fear, and it sent out a pulse that turned anyone in his family to ash? Ladies and gentlemen, we have a genetic targeting device capable of wiping out any family in the Quad. On the plus side, they got Joe!

Unfortunately, the Company is exposed, and the RAC is forced to upgrade Big Joe’s warrant to a level five. Joe begs Dutch to be the one to kill him, but Dutch can’t bring herself to. Fancy Lee has no such issue and reminds everyone that “the warrant is all.” As he told Johnny earlier, every group needs a designated asshole who gets things done, even when it sucks. Fancy Lee is that designated asshole.

Killjoys One Blood Fancy Lee

Dutch is already emotionally compromised, so it makes sense that she’d tell Khlyen to piss off when he shows up for the device, which she doesn’t have. He’s done playing nice. Khlyen is a man on a mission, and that mission is getting Dutch back. This is bad.

Killjoys One Blood What Khlyen Wants

How bad? Once Johnny knows Khylen has found her, he is ready to take her off the grid, like, yesterday. It’s D’avin who finally asks the big question we’ve all wanted to ask: Who’s Khlyen? Khlyen was Dutch’s tutor at the harem she grew up in and, until now, he’s never laid hands on her. He’s scared of that weapon and she wants to know why.

Screw defense. Dutch is ready to Killjoy up and go after Khylen, level five–style.


  • Fancy Lee may be an asshole, but he speaks truth. I hope we see more of him.
  • Pawter is willing to pull some interesting stunts to get it, but she gets info on Dr. Jaeger. On the downside, she didn’t cover her tracks well and got arrested because she won’t give up info on why she was looking. Interesting.
  • It’s a shame that Dutch can’t watch the episode from a few weeks back, because I remember John telling D’avin that he’d better keep things platonic with Dutch. Of course, he didn’t say it to Dutch, so she’s still having a good time flirting. D’avin doesn’t seem to mind one bit.

The Killjoys writers are having a good time putting a lot of things in place. I’m interested to see how the next four episodes shake out.

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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