Killjoys “The Hullen Have Eyes” Review
Reunited and it feels so good. It was cool to follow Johnny on his own little adventure, but now was the time to come home when it seems that the threat of the Hullen is greater than anyone anticipated before. Their reach is far, and it will take numbers on the Killjoy’s side to stand any sort of chance. And not just numbers, but brains as the episode last week focused on. As cool as the action can be, the science of it all can be just as engaging.
This was one of the better episodes of Killjoys this season so far. The first two episodes felt more like putting the pieces into place whether it was the new status quo at the RAC, John taking some time away to process what he has been through and done, then you have the Hullen who are making bolder moves to lay claim to the quad. Killjoys “The Hullen Have Eyes” is the episode where there is a stronger focus on the big picture, that is putting a stop to Aneela. Since Dutch and company discovered those ships, this was a big step forward towards them having some sort of fighting strength against the Hullen. And it wasn’t just the actions against the Hullen which we took notice of here. It has been the growing perspective seen from the Hullen ship, Aneela and a newly transformed Delle. I really don’t think anyone expected her to come back, but good that she did when there is now a strong personality working with the Hullen to make this war a little more legitimate.
The planet they end up on definitely tapped into the creep factor. I think it was only a matter of time before the Killjoys ended up running into a group of people like this. I’d say things have been pretty normal up to this point which is saying something for a sci-fi story. This Hullen training camp and the way these people were left said a lot about the kind of beings the Hullen are. Especially this so-called Seer who was in control of the people. This Seer was the perfect answer to what happens when you run into someone religious and fanatic. For a monk, Alvis is as tame as they come. So this was the right kind of representation for what happens when all that nasty business can become a problem.
D’avin at this point I feel is my favorite character of the series. When they first introduced him I would have written him off as nothing but the muscle of the team, but he proved time and time again to be more than just that. Sure he does like to hit people here and there, yet none of that could ever detract from the heart he carries. Neither Dutch or John have had as many moments where they tapped into something genuine. Every time we meet someone new, it seems to be D’avin who grabs you with the way he is able to engage that person, and this episode was no different when trying to help this girl. That aside it was interesting to see what came of his trip in that ship to his first meeting with her to find the remnant.
Now this clashing of minds between Zeph and John has been interesting. What you anticipated most from John’s return was how he would react to her and her methods. While I like John, I also like Zeph because you need a character like her during times of war. Sure teamwork and all that, but Zeph represents someone who is able to see the right move and answer for it later. To be a person of logic, you have to sometimes put that before the need to express emotions. That’s not to say she is emotionless, but less prone to fall to basic instincts because I felt like I would have done the same thing she butted heads with John about.
Killjoys “The Hullen Have Eyes” takes us where we need to be with war on the rise. There still seems to be much set-up between now and the actual war starting, but for now it is fun to follow the Killjoys as they are stumbling upon all these things that will make them a force to be reckoned with.