Killjoys “The Kids Are Alright?” Review


KILLJOYS — “The Kids are Alright?” Episode 409 — Pictured: (l-r) Sean Baek as Fancy Lee, Luke Macfarlane as D’Avin, Hannah John-Kamen as Dutch, Aaron Ashmore as John — (Photo by: Ian Watson/Killjoys IV Productions Limited/SYFY)

With everyone back together and on the same page (for the most part), Team Awesome Force can now proceed with their mission without the obstacles that they have brought unto themselves. Not that those obstacles weren’t needed for them to go through some growth, but I do think there are some bigger fish to fry when the Hullen are still making progress on their own. This week is exactly where we want to be when the time has come to address the RACs problem.

Catching up with Delle was not at all the scene I was expecting this episode to open on. There was plenty that you would have assumed she was doing on her own, but none of that was what we got when it was time for her to enter the picture again. With that said, humorous nonetheless as you never quite get over the way she responds to things insignificant and threatening. She may not have the immortal strength of a Hullen to back her up this time around, but they found a great way to compensate. In general, I like the way they transitioned into this scene. I was almost expecting a little more drama considering how attached D’av has been towards being a father, but what they did next showed that he has come a long way. That didn’t mean that the goodbye wouldn’t be heartbreaking, but it was the right call at the end of the day. Plus, this also gives the team another reason to go back to Delle for those who might fear that any time could be the last time that we see her again.

As for the way that Delle and Johnny reconnect? The tension is always there, but it helps that they can exchange real words between each other now that there isn’t the Green between them to stir trouble.

Team Awesome Force regrouping with the rest of the forces on the Armada was a mixed bag of emotions. I felt like that scene handled everything you would have expected between the team and Turin when deciding the best way to proceed. Despite everything good that has happened, both sides were working on two different fronts. That leaves for a lot of problems to arise when figuring out who knows best. I think this was a great time to also humble Dutch a bit. For a story like this, it is easy for her to fall prey to the role of that hero who thinks everything is her responsibility and hers alone. That should not be the case here, particularly not when Zeph just had a talk with her last week about that state of mind.

KILLJOYS — “The Kids are Alright?” Episode 409 — Pictured: (l-r) Hannah John-Kamen as Dutch, Luke Macfarlane as D’Avin — (Photo by: Ian Watson/Killjoys IV Productions Limited/SYFY)

This seems like a night for surprises all around. The actual rescue efforts, did not go as you would have pictured. Certainly if you were someone like me who was growing quite fond of the character who they used to make the initial entry into the RAC for the invasion. I also wouldn’t call it a problem either. There’s nothing more exciting than what happens when things aren’t that straightforward. Plans go south, and this is an enemy who knows how to counter on the spot. Obstacles just create more opening for bolder moves, and things that require a little thinking outside the box. Speaking of thinking outside the box, that was exactly what we got from them and I was not disappointed one bit. It was fun to see them having fun again. Not that they weren’t before, but right now they have more of an idea of what they’re doing which opens for more breathing room to be in the moment. I never expected that somehow their infiltration would involve a form of pillow fighting. Everything else from there was fairly nostalgic as the time approached to kick ass and take names. That was straightforward, but thrilling since the action was nothing but these guys doing what they do best.

Zeph and Pip growing closer felt like an understatement at a point, but for the most part it was nice to see how they were spending these fleeting moments for Pip. Everything between them is so genuine and it is refreshing in contrast to everyone else. Where this episode ended for the two was heartbreaking. They alluded to the end pretty hard, and still they nailed the execution when the moment came for something to happen.

Killjoys “The Kids Are Alright?” probably wasn’t the best question to ask when the episode was over and done with. This mission was to reclaim the RAC ship and the stolen children, but there was much more at stake and lost in the process for this team. Nothing is ever certain at this stage, so you take everything in stride when every action has to come with a reaction for better or for worse.

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