That's okay though, we don't want everything resolved too quickly or unrealistically. I thought Johnny sending Dutch and D'av to work a warrant together was clever. By the end, at least those two had figured out some of their issues.
Pawter's Jakk addiction came as a total surprise, though something about her has always been off. This was very much John's installment, and he handled it like a true champ. He had some fantastic moments with Pawter, Pree and Alvis.
It was so nice to see Johnny back on his feet. Thankfully folks heal fast in the future. We've only got 10 episodes and no time to waste after all. I'm sure I'm not the only fan of the show worried about the team bouncing back. That said, I really think this installment was a step in the right direction. The writers know what they're doing and they know their audience frowns upon love triangles.
The Black Rain storm was pretty impressive, and we learned it's the byproduct of The Company messing with the badlands. Yeah, I'd say an electro-acid rainstorm is a good excuse to stay indoors. How vicious was The Company's prisoner execution? They don't mess around, man. "Exposed to the elements until dead," the officer announced... ouch!
So John sent Dutch and D'av to Bellus, who laid into his big brother admirably. The guy deserved that and more. I just loved the way Bellus stood up for her girl. Isn't it cool how great all the supporting characters are?
Back at the Royale, Pawter was itching for "medical supplies," and John noticed several suspicious characters.
John: Hey hey, do exactly what I say we're in the line of fire.
John: It's a Company flash. Those guys, they just hit an immigration center. Shot two guards and made off with a ton of seventh generation claim IDs.
Pree: Oh damn.
John: See that dude over there? He's Company. Get to cover before he does something stupid.
Pree: Too late.
That damn Hector Feraanz just had to try and be a hero, didn't he? After causing that shootout and getting another Company guard killed, he finally backed down. Of course, the real meat and potatoes of the story was Kal Csoort needing medical attention and Pawter's Jakk withdrawals. Did it ever occur to you that Pawter was a junkie? I mean, in retrospect it makes total sense, but I just didn't see it.
The Johnny/Alvis team up was interesting, as was their conversation about social status and beliefs. "Alvis the penitent, born of rats" he called himself. While Johnny thinks its all a front, Alvis made it clear he believes in a free Westerly. That's his true goal, but John laughed it off comparing that to Level 6 Killjoys.
I'll say it again, that's definitely a thing people. Anyway, the two scored the Jakk for Pawter, and Alvis performed a blessing. I'm terribly curious to learn more about the Scarbacks and their beliefs.
Every time they flashed on the prisoners buring in the acid rain, I'd get a knot in my stomach. Since the rain had started, it was clear Dutch and D'avin would not be landing on Westerly any time soon. That said, their Level 1 warrant served as a really fun storytelling device. Once I saw that thing glowing red, I knew it meant trouble.
John: Hey guys, you're feeling adrift. Guess what? Me too. See, we've been through a lot, but right now we're a bit stuck. On the plus side, we've been through a lot and we'll get through this too. But first, you have to answer the big question. Are we a team?
Dutch: I'm gonna kill him. Sorry, bad choice of words.
John: So I'm forcing you to do the one thing that you hate; talk. Every time you both answer honestly, you get to make a move. Move all the pieces back into place and Lucy starts up again.
Though both characters were hesitant, we learned a lot about both Dutch and D'avin through this team building exercise. Dutch confessed to actually caring about D'av, but everything just happened too quickly. He always wanted to be a hero, and Dr. Jaeger turned him into the bad guy. That's a tough thing to live with.
I think D'avin was pretty sure Dutch didn't trust him, even before she stopped his knife throw at her skull. I still feel like their little dance and bad D'av target practice helped somewhat. At least she stopped exiting every room her entered. I think Dutch cleared things up explaining that since he's a victim as well, she can't hurt or hate him. The fact someone might trigger him at any time doesn't help.
Then Lucy chimed in with some bad news...
Lucy: Warning. We seem to be caught in the rain's magnetic flux.
Dutch: Which means?
Lucy: We are being pulled into the event itself.
How crazy was it that all they had to do was drop that device on the ground? The tension was intense, and I kept wondering how Dutch would get past her trust question. No worries, just throw the damn gadget on the floor. Such a brilliant move writers, bravo!
So, Pawter confessed to killing her patient while high, that's why she's a backroom doctor. "I'm a failure with rich parents," she told John. What a great scene between John and Pawter, right? Those two are actually closer now than she and D'avin could ever be. Should we start shipping them?
Feraanz got caught with the beacon and tossed it out in the acid rain. That tough guy should not have made it out of this episode alive, but of course Johnny came to the rescue. Though I didn't catch when they dropped the bolt gun, the way he killed the baddies was awesome. Yeah, John's my favorite... Black Rain scars and all!
I've got to say, I loved that John did not let his brother off the hook easily. D'avin wrecked his life and now even screwed things up by sleeping with Dutch. I have no idea how D'av can repair the damage he's done, but at least John and Dutch still seem close. Can you believe there are only two installments left? We definitely need 13 episodes for Season 2. Make it happen Space & Syfy.
What did you think of "Come the Rain"? Are Dutch and D'av in a better place? Is a John/Pawter relationship in the cards? Did Feraanz delivering that message to Alvis at the end surprise you? What big event is coming? Your turn Killjoys fanatics, go ahead and sound off in the comments below.
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NOTE: Killjoys Season 1 Episode 9 is titled “Enemy Khlyen” and airs on Friday, August 14.