Johnny: “Six years ago, I came in that door for the first time to steal the prettiest ship that I’ve ever seen. Instead, I found a half-feral beauty in a wedding dressed covered in blood with a gun pointed at my crotch.”
“Enemy Khlyen” is the August 14 episode of “Killjoys.” Warning: this article contains spoilers. Be sure to check out the slideshow for more quotes from the episode. “Killjoys” airs Friday nights at 8 p.m. CT on Syfy.
Well, we got some answers about Khlyen. He’s level six and has been training Dutch to be a Killjoy from day one. The mystery deepens. It is great that we know what Khlyen’s motives have been, but him being level six raises more questions than answers. Are you surprised that level six actually exists?
The twist that Khlyen is RAC is fantastically unexpected. Also, it forced Dutch to consider the possibility that she never escaped him. All along she had been playing into his hand, doing what he wanted her to do. She’s never really been free, and it was heartbreaking to watch her struggle with that realization.
Then, there’s the red 17 mystery. Remember that torture ship from awhile back that was interrogating people about red 17? Yup, the mysterious red number is back, except now Dutch is marked to be a part of it somehow.
Having that mystery come back is unexpected in a good way. It builds audience suspense and intrigue because we already know something about it – it’s a mystery. If we hadn’t had that ship episode, hearing Dutch was marked for red 17 would have raised eyebrows, but that’s about it. Since we have exposure to it, hearing Dutch’s name in connection with it makes us curious.
Khlyen has always protected Dutch, which makes things complicated. Dutch has told us war stories, things that Khlyen made her do that paint him as a very bad man. But, he always protects her, making us want to trust him.
It’s hard to tell how if Khlyen is just using Dutch to serve his own goals, or if he has been doing everything to protect her and to ensure she can protect herself. What are your Khlyen thoughts?
Dutch and Johnny have one of the best partnerships ever. They share just about everything with each other, and they were adorable to watch. Their friendship is definitely one of the best things about “Killjoys.”
We finally heard how Johnny and Dutch met, which was quite the story. It would have been amazing if we could see that moment in a flashback. The show is clearly up for doing them, seeing as we had a Dutch and Khlyen one in this episode.
What did you think of the episode? Will Alvis’ imprisonment lead his followers to attack the Company? Leave me your thoughts in a comment below.