Previously on Killjoys, “Greening Pains”
“Look… he’s my memory nephew brother son” is the quote that best encapsulates the fast-paced “Baby, Face Killer,” with another week of amazing plot management between our main and ancillary cast.
Pipp, inhabited by an alien robot spider, finally becomes a real boy with a sense of morality. Unfortunately, this realization comes with a quickly approaching end of his life span. I continue to enjoy the growth of these two oddball characters. I expected to be annoyed with them by now, yet their interactions with the cast and each other have been working for me.
And then we’ve got Pree and Fancy looking to find Gared to lead him back on the RAC — less capturing criminals more torture base.
The highlight of this episode, hands down, was Jaeden Noel who plays Ozzman Kin Rit, son of Aneela, Delle Seyah, and D’avin J’acobi. Equal parts charming and curious, he’s able to interact well with this veteran staff of actors, hitting it out of the park in his ability to convey the necessary emotion that would be needed in this convoluted relationship. From his etiquette lessons with Delle Seyah to D’avin teaching him self defense, under the playfulness of these scenes also lies some major baggage and even the two-year-old who was genetically created realizes that after a bit of time with our Killjoys.
Those moments of seriousness are dark, which is what one should expect with Dutch trying to impart her life lessons on Ozzman. It was all fun and games until Dutch tried to teach the little man how to skin a human being alive. Thankfully, D’avin was there to put a stop to the shenanigans. D’avin points out to Dutch that she was abused as a child and he wouldn’t allow her to pass that on to Ozzman. I loved this level of realness. On the one hand, it’s super cool to see a young Dutch grow to be such a badass assassin, but that is not the norm. At the root of this show we have individuals of who’ve been through a lot of abuse at the hands of their parents for the sake of survival. D’avin taking charge allows Ozzman the opportunity to find not just his way, but the opportunity to pick his own name. This all leads to D’avin choosing to take his son away from crazy Dutch; because although he might be in love with crazy, even he realizes that kind of crazy is not healthy for a child.
In all, this was a heartwarming episode that allowed us to see a more paternal side of D’avin when relating to his son, but sad and fraught with complexity when it comes to Dutch. Even Pipp and Zeph’s scenes were surprisingly heartfelt as he tried to prove his loyalty to the point of death. The only odd thing about this week’s episode was the lack of scenes between Johnny and Ozzman.