Killjoys Season 3 Episode 9 Review: Reckoning Ball

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Well, I didn't see that coming.

Another recurring favorite seems to have fallen to Aneela's forces on Killjoys Season 3 Episode 9. I'm just not sure how it happened.

Dutch apparently stabbed Alvis with his own reckoning knife. But why was it important to take out Alvis?

I hate to think he's dead. More likely, he's about to become Hullen. Based on the dark blood coming out of him, I don't think he's already Hullen.

A Reckoning Coming - Killjoys Season 3 Episode 9

So did Aneela switch places with Dutch somehow? After all, her cut from the fight with Kattan seemed to heal pretty quickly. Or is Dutch Hullen and Aneela possessed her?

Does this mean the battle is over before it even starts? That would be a really letdown after this season-long buildup.

It's a shame that D'avin's scheme went awry. Trapping Aneela inside the only prison known to hold her was a solid idea. So was implanting a false memory into the green, via the handy Hullen prisoner, Kattan.

How were the RAC agents able to keep Kattan imprisoned all that time, yet she escaped easily when the knife fell out on Dutch's ship. You would have thought Dutch would have kept her docile with the method that had been working all along. I mean, hit her with another shot of what Dutch used earlier in the episode.

And why, oh why, were Dutch and D'avin celebrating, just leaving Pip to guard the prisoner? Aren't they supposed to be the Killjoys' tacticians in the upcoming battle?

So, because they were cocky, their plan was undone. That wasn't terribly smart. Celebrate after Aneela is safely caught in the cube.

It was good to see Pip again, even though he's best in small doses. A couple times a season is about right.

The reunion of Kendry and Johnny was worth the wait. The two played off each other so well with their mutual hatred.

And the looks on the Killjoys' faces was priceless.

Face to Face - Killjoys

So Kendry's baby is a combination of Aneela's and D'avin's DNA. Can Kendry carry the "child" just because Aneela and D'avin were specially doctored by Khlyen? Or, as Johnny and Zephyr feared, is this the beginning of the end for humanity?

I think that Kendry was meant to be taken prisoner, for some reason of Aneela's. They couldn't have expected anyone to honor the antiquated concept of parley. Kendry certainly didn't look too shook up in her cell, like she knew something no one on the Killjoys did.

So Kendry's inside the RAC, and Aneela is hidden somewhere nearby (unless, of course, she's taken Dutch's place). That can't bode well for the home team.

The secondary characters were well served on this episode.

Alvis gave much-needed perspective on the scarback monks' history with Aneela and the symbolism of Reckoning Night, even if most of the non-believers didn't embrace it. It served well to frame the episode.

Forgiving Mood - Killjoys Season 3 Episode 9

It led Fancy to free Turin and give him a chance to have his life have meaning. You know, to die with his boots on.

It's heartening that this season's best couple is Pree and Garet. You can see the genuine affection between those two.

And I'm sure most viewers were as surprised as Pree to find out the drunk at the bar was Garet's mom. I loved his heartfelt laugh, which was much needed amid all the tension.

Happy Couple - Killjoys Season 3 Episode 9

I'm hoping all the above come through the coming battle unscathed, although I fear it may be too late for Alvis already.

So what's going to happen in the finale? There's got to be something more uplifting than a suicide run by Dutch.

Yes, now that Aneela has taken away free will from the Hullen, killing her would rob the Hullen of their leader and strategist.

But I figure Johnny and/or Zephyr come up with some solution out of left field, because the RAC forces are badly outnumbered and overpowered. Maybe some way of nullifying the green so the Hullen can die.

I have to wonder if the Hackmods might play some role in the final battle. Why introduce them early in the season and then just discard them? 

To catch up before the finale, watch Klljoys online.

What's going on with Dutch/Aneela? Can D'avin and Johnny go along with Dutch's suicide plan? Who doesn't survive? Comment below.

Reckoning Ball Review

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Killjoys Season 3 Episode 9 Quotes

D'av, [Aneela's] a psychotic bitch with daddy issues. Trust me. I know the type.

Dutch

Alvis: You found them!
Female acolyte: It wasn't hard. Scarbacks and knives ... it's kind of your thing.