Saturday, July 4, 2015

Killjoys - The Sugar Point Run

A prisoner exchange in a city controlled by competing warlords sends Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen), John (Aaron Ashmore), and D'Avin (Luke Macfarlane) to Sugar Point where they promptly crash land on the wrong side of the city and loose their bargaining chip. In the overall arc of the show's First Season the main importance of "The Sugar Point Run" is to show Dutch how useful D'Avin is on such jobs allowing her to offer him a birth on her ship by the end of the episode. Stuck alone repairing the ship, the episode also showcases the resourcefulness of John while the others are out searching for the escaped prisoner.

As the Killjoys work to complete their assignment, "The Sugar Point Run" also gives us more flashbacks into the childhood of Dutch (Ava Laferriere) better explaining the role of the man who raised her and what he expects of her with his latest gift. Her reaction to the gift, including hiding the truth from her shipmates, probably isn't what Khlyen (Rob Stewart) wanted as she attacks her target not for the purpose of killing him but for extracting information about why her former father figure wants the man dead and why, after all this time, he's sent Dutch to do the deed.

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