Killjoys Season 3 Episode 4 Review: The Lion, The Witch & The Warlord

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Well, that's another loose end tied off.

For those such as myself who were wondering how Johnny was still walking around free, the answer was provided on Killjoys Season 3 Episode 4.

In simple terms, it took a while for the paperwork to catch up to him.

Squaring off - Killjoys Season 3 Episode 4

First off, how did Delle Sayeh put out a Black Warrant on Johnny for murdering her, then ask for him to be subdued and sent halfway across the quadrant without raising any red flags?

I guess Banyon had her hands full with so many missing RAC agents that she didn't bother to ask any questions. Or even bother to check with Turin, Johnny's RAC leader.

If you had any doubts about whose side Banyon is on, this should solve that. Like bureaucrats everywhere, she's on her own side, and she doesn't care who gets hurt in the process.

Like him or not, at least Turin stands up for his people.

Having Johnny wanted for murder, even though, well, his victim is alive and better than ever, kicked things off nicely.

The crisis made for some interesting groupings, with Johnny, Dutch and Pree on the lam while D'avin, Zephyr and Pree's new beau, Gared, try to solve the mystery of the Black Warrant.

First, Dutch and Johnny had some issues to talk out, which they certainly did under the influence of the truth drug.

Dutch was hurt because her "little brother" Johnny wasn't all sunshine and light anymore, since he supposedly had killed Delle Sayeh. And she needs positive Johnny to offset her negativity.

Johnny was peeved that Dutch had been holding him back and treating him like a child. He's also got some serious concerns about her crusade against Aneela.

But in the end they worked things out. They know Delle Sayeh is alive, and that Aneela is coming for Dutch. As Dutch points out, that certainly will make her easier to find.

Pree's Warlord Past - Killjoys

Even better, we got some of the Pree back story that's been hinted at, as he took Dutch and Johnny to meet the Ferran.

Thanks to her pampered upbringing, Dutch had no idea who the Ferran were. In short, they're a tribe of kick-ass, gay Vikings. And it turned out that Pree (formerly Verrig), once the group's leader, left them so that his lover Loughlin could take over.

It was good to see that there was more to Pree than just being a wise-cracking bar owner. He was willing to face a death sentence returning to Ohron just to protect his friend Johnny.

He even managed to talk Loughlin into committing his mercenaries to Dutch's campaign against Aneela. Pree is definitely going to be an important weapon for Dutch in upcoming episodes.

Unwilling Subject - Killjoys Season 3 Episode 4

Now onto the odd couple: D'avin and Zephyr.

D'avin was a natural choice to socialize the awkward nerd. After all, he's been in a similar position with Johnny.

I don't think Johnny was ever quite so nerdy, however.

Zephyr has some good ideas to try out. She's got to stop treating those around her as subjects, however.

Finding the Solution - Killjoys Season 3 Episode 4

I think she can still be an asset to Dutch's Killjoys. But she has to learn that old adage "There is no I in team." She can't hold back important information from her teammates, or trouble will follow.

I forgot another intriguing grouping, going on across the quadrant. That would be Aneela and her scheming followers.

Delle Sayeh may be her current pet, but I can't see that lasting. On Killjoys Season 3 Episode 3, she told Aneela that Khlyen, her father, was dead. This episode she put a warrant out on Johnny without clearing it through Aneela.

Being imperious can get you killed ... again.

That will suit Aneela's lieutenant Gander just fine. He took malicious glee in pointing out that when Aneela gets tired of her toys, she breaks them.

Now that Dutch knows Aneela is coming after her, what's next. She's lined up the Ferran to help her. How about recruiting Alvis and the scar-back monks, or find a way to hunt down the former RAC agents? She needs an army and she certainly doesn't have that yet.

By the time Aneela's plan becomes public, it will be too late to seek help through official channels.

To catch up before the big battle commences, watch Killjoys online.

Did you like learning more about Pree and the Ferran? Have Dutch and Johnny worked everything out? Will Zephyr ever fit in? Comment below.

The Lion, The Witch & The Warlord Review

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Killjoys Season 3 Episode 4 Quotes

Zephyr: Unzip your shirt and show me your nipples.
D'avin: Do you remember when we talked about office-appropriate?

In your corners, nerds. Turin built as this pretty black site so you pocket-protectors can play nice. Now, what's the problem, in normal-people words?

D'avin [to Johnny and Zephyr]