Killjoys Season 3 Premiere “Boondoggie” Review


KILLJOYS — “Boondoggie” Episode 301 — Pictured: (l-r) Hannah John-Kamen as Dutch, Luke Macfarlane as D’Avin — (Photo by: Steve Wilkie/Killjoys III Productions Limited/Syfy)

It was a few months ago when I finally had the time to figure out just what Killjoys was. After the first episode I felt hooked and it was a long binge through both seasons to join in on the hype. I found myself loving this show for the same reason I did with Dark Matter. Everything started off simple enough, you had your crew, they had a job, and from there the craziness of a space adventure began. This war between those who are enhanced and everyone else? If you asked me the possibility of that storyline, I would have told you you were crazy.

With the start of a new season, its good to see that the war went off with a bang. Like D’avin said, I do remember when they used to catch bad guys, but this has been the best development since the show began. Despite the war which Dutch has waged against the Hullen, it is nice that we can still find some room to get back to the importance of being a part of the RAC. This would be too easy if they could do what they want with no questions asked. So this new chapter also brings us to a big change in status quo as well. It only seemed natural that after the shitstorm the RAC went through that things wouldn’t go unnoticed from those above. The reaction to it also seemed more in-line with Dutch at this stage as well as how she handles what needs to be done next. I was excited because this time around there is actually a team of familiar faces who you wouldn’t have wanted to see forgotten to the slums of Old Town.

With the help of this obnoxious black market dealer, Dutch and D’avin are on the hunt for a weapon that will draw out the Hullen. As serious as things are here the humor was appreciated when you are getting an idea as to how invested Dutch is in this war. More high-strong this time around and on edge towards those who irritate her. Which makes it cool to have D’avin by her side to offset the seriousness with wittiness.

KILLJOYS — “Boondoggie” Episode 301 — Pictured: Aaron Ashmore as John — (Photo by: Ian Watson/Killjoys III Productions Limited/Syfy)

You would have thought the disappearance of Johnny would be their biggest problem, but it seems that was only scratching the surface. It made sense what troubles caused this aside from John. While it was simple to understand why Johnny went his own way, I was more so interested in what must have happened during the gap in time from the last season between him and Clara. Clearly a lot had happened between then and now. Luckily it was also easy to play a little catch-up in what got them in the situation they found themselves in. What I found most enjoyable here is the exploration into the world of Hackmods. We got a taste of this in the second season, though the third season takes us deeper into that society. For people like Johnny and Clara you could see that this is where they would find themselves. I would have thought Johnny would be a little more up to speed about these things, but his experience is ours as we are all learning at the same time.This new character he runs into grabs your attention for someone who is just as rash and reckless. They actually compliment each other more than the rest he has teamed up with so far.

The action I found to be just as satisfying. Nothing over the top, but just as entertaining when Dutch and D’avin are still doing what they do best. I’m sure that most people were probably looking forward to more action against sixes, but this episode has just the right amount without creating a reliance.

Tonight’s Killjoys season 3 premiere “Boondoggie” was every bit of the welcome back into this crazy Quad. War has been waged and both sides are ready to make their presence known. With each step comes a new mystery where you really see that there is no turning back from what the Hullen are planning. It was the full package between character development, plot development and just as memorable action sequences that show off the creativeness that goes into this universe.

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