Killjoys “Necropolis Now” Review
If you thought waging war was going to be that easy, last week’s Killjoys left you very mistaken. It’s never that easy, and if it were this wouldn’t be as exciting. Dutch played her hand, and in turn Aneela played hers through the biggest demonstration of power we have seen thus far. That is what you call war received. Now is when we should want to see if Dutch and company are made of the right stuff that will see them through, or buckle under the pressure.
The response from this team mattered moving forward into the next episode. They had to push forward, but you still wanted to be convinced that the weight could actually be felt by Dutch and the rest. It had to be for Aneela to continue being a threat or for the rest to start taking things more seriously. I can admit that up till the point they lost those three RAC ships, they were a bit too triumphant not to receive a proper response in turn from the Hullen. Waiting until the actual war began would have been too long of a wait to see how much damage this enemy can do. So going to Necropolis to pull some bigger aid towards their cause made sense. As a whole this was also smart story-wise to reintegrate Dutch and company with the rest of the Quad who have been absent while they were off fighting.
Contrast between Dutch and D’avin was interesting for the way they have carried themselves after this loss. I would say Dutch is more predictable, but you can’t ask for too much from someone like her who struggles with feelings. D’avin on the other hand you take notice of for his ability to always be able to shuffle through his emotions to say the right thing at the right time. Being that voice of reason still suits him best. He’s still the breakout character who consistently surprises you for never falling to the cliche of bland muscle or simple soldier. As for John, I wasn’t all too moved with him this time around. This person he had to confront was a long time coming since the death of Pawter. It was necessary, though the investment in that area of his life is not very strong when there are bigger things to deal with.
Now they have teased something with Dutch and D’avin since a long while back, but I appreciate that they don’t allow that to distract us from what is important. Nothing wrong with relationships of course, though I’m glad that we’ve gone a good while without the actual need for it to be present in a time of war.
Dealing with The Nine wasn’t what I expected them to go through to grow support. This encounter certainly was inevitable with that said. Through the chaos I can admit that I did forget their involvement with the Hullen coming back for their harvest, so now was better than later or never to force them back in. The situation created from one of The Nine being a danger did make things more exciting than how things were already playing out. You already couldn’t trust a single one of them, but now you have that mistrust thrust upon you. Making sense of why this was all happening was the fun part because the last thing you needed to worry about was a threat you couldn’t see. The truth wasn’t too out of reach for you to predict, though still surprising as a power move unexpected at this stage. This whole episode is something you didn’t think possible while fighting against the Hullen, yet here we are.
Aneela and Delle together I couldn’t have seen coming till it happened. Truthfully it was easy to forget Delle’s preference after everything that has happened, and that may have been what made the moment so impacting. Especially since you know that Delle has her own motivation among the Hullen. If you really thought this wasn’t trying to make her own climb to power, then you surely have not paid enough attention. Now what other development comes this episode made that look like it was only the icing on the cake. I don’t think this discovery was anything you could have predicted up till this point. Changes your perspective of this so-called war and what the end destination could still be. Nonetheless this discovery led to one of the best scenes they have created from Aneela. If you didn’t fear her, you do now without question as actions speak louder than words.
At the start of this episode I would have simply looked at Killjoys “Necropolis Now” as a possible filler or distraction, but I’m glad to be proven wrong. Slight progress has been made towards this war against the Hullen, but the Hullen story itself has gone through changes in the biggest of ways. I was never prepared to get that deep into their story, though that has been for the better every step of the way. It impresses me consistently that Hannah John-Kamen can play two different roles so well and ignore the fact that she is.