Attack the Rack
The Killjoys are living up to their name as Dutch and D’avin interrupt a top ranking RAC captain Cardiff mid-coitus in order to abduct him and his cohorts, and take them back to Black Site. There Turin introduces their incredulous eyes to a hullen-infected Level Six — this one’s Kitaan — that he’s been keeping under tight scrutiny. Dutch demonstrates this one’s super-human powers by cutting her cheek, and showing the captains how it regrows. It’s enough to convince the captains of the existence of these aliens, and to not flip out at the notion that Dutch and the Killjoys are going to extinguish Hullen sleeper cells on the RAC.
That’s good, because they’re going to need all the help they can get. Dutch and D’avin prepare a legion of other rogue Killjoys to infiltrate the RAC convoy ship crawling with Hullen impostors. Johnny goes in first to disseminate a chem gas that will temporarily paralyze all those aboard. Dutch and the other Killjoys can then proceed with testing for Hullen, and exterminating as necessary. Unfortunately, the gas wears off almost instantaneously, and the Killjoys are sitting ducks. Luckily, Dutch knows how to kick effective ass and defeats the Hullen in her immediate presence. The other teams…not so lucky.
Once the dust clears, the Killjoys realize that the Hullen on-board had been tipped off to the invasion, and were already dosing on an anti-paralytic agent. Apparently, Turin’s got a mole on his hands. Their fellow Killjoys massacred, Dutch, Davin, Johnny and the surviving members of their small team set out for the armory to restock on supplies when they’re intercepted by even more Hullen agents, led by the white cloaked Radek. After some deft maneuvering, Dutch escapes through an air vent, leaving Johnny and D’avin to their own devices.
The only reason the Hullen are keeping D’avin and Johnny alive is that they want to know how they pulled off that Arkyn plasma pool contamination job. To facilitate more informative answers (and not the usual jibber jabber from these two), the Hullen proceed to torture Johnny in front of his bro. This particular method will rob Johnny of his memories through intensive brain frying. It’s not pleasant to watch.
And Fancy Lee figures that Kitaan, whom Turin is trying to rehabilitate, might know who sold them out to the RAC — so he steps into her cell for some interrogation. She tries to use mind games to break Lee’s allegiance to Turin and his human buds, and Lee returns the favor: by inflicting pain directly onto her brain. This only gets him so far. She’s able to break past his defenses, knock his mind control device out of his hands, and get Lee in a headlock. It’s hostage situation time. Fancy Lee is too quick and way too fancy for her, and is able to disengage himself from her headlock and subdue her. Boy, is Turin happy he didn’t have to blow the two of them up, but not so happy that he doubted Lee’s loyalty. Lee isn’t so happy about this either.
Meanwhile Delle Seyah has managed to fall into Aneela’s good graces, much to the chagrin of her second-in-command Gander. Aneelah re-routes the ship to the Quad. Aneela wants to pick up a package from Fellsquad, to quell Delle Seyah’s homesickness. What’s in it? When asked, Aneela is exceedingly mysterious.
Dutch has evaded danger and located the RAC armory, unfortunately ignorant of the access codes for the ship. She’s not there two minutes before her loot job is interrupted by Commander Banyon, revealed as the head Hullen honcho. And they’re not there together but thirty seconds before they come to blows. After grappling for a bit, Dutch stabs Banyon in the side — expecting her to heal easily. Only thing is: she doesn’t. Banyon is not a Hullen. We repeat. Banyon is NOT a Hullen. Wow, that’s awkward. Turns out, she took the position on the RAC for the sole purpose of finding out why her agents were going AWOL, and she thought that Dutch had something to with it. It’s everyone’s booboo, really.
Back to Torture Room #1. Radek has brought in a bound Killjoy McCavoy, and threatens to take his life in cold blood if D’avin or Johnny remain mum. McCavoy lets slip that it was he who squealed the plans to Hullen agents, hoping for a dose of the plasma himself. He doesn’t get it. What he does get is a fatal laser shot to the head. Things are starting to heat up, and if D’avin doesn’t act quickly, Johnny’s surely going to get an order of soup where his brain used to be. So he does: and he uses his Hullen-esque powers to telepathically explode one of Radek’s officer’s brains.
Recognizing D’avin’s powers, Radek takes him to be sequestered where he can’t do any damage, leaving Johnny under the care of a Hullen bozo. Dutch sneaks into chamber, disposes of the Hullen officer, and frees Johnny. And what’s best? She brought him a present: a bomb that can be programmed to only target Hullen. Major score. After he detonates the bomb, it sends shock waves throughout the entire ship that disintegrates the bodies of the remaining Hullen on board. He scoops D’avin from isolation, and the three of them rendezvous back with Turin. Unfortunately, Banyon does not survive Dutch’s gut gouge.
Back on Lucy, Dutch is navigating through other nearby RAC outposts to roundup more troops. What she doesn’t know is that Aneela is also in the area, blowing them up. There was no package: this was her plan all along. Devious. Delle Seyah is so taken with Aneela’s genius for evil that she has no choice but to make a pass at her. It’s reciprocated.