**Spoiler Warning: There are spoilers for the Killjoys episode "Greening Pains" below! Either you’ve already seen the episode or you’re here to find out what happened. If neither of those things is true, go watch, then come back and enjoy this recap. I can wait.**
Quick recap of last week: Kendry's given up being Hullen and given birth; D'avin's a new dad; Pip has a spider inside him; Johnny isn't jerky Hullen Johnny anymore; Zeph's a master doctor and scientist (who saved John, Kendry, and the baby); and Dutch is out of the green and trying to save Aneela.
Minor problem: D'av and Kendry's infant son became a kindergartner in the first three minutes of the episode.
Luckily, Pip knows a guy. On Utopia. Look how handy he is. No wonder we keep him around. Apart from the spider inside him, Pip's been a nice addition to the team. Plus he's the guy who gets to enjoy the whole "plan before the heist" moment before he bails. Yes, Pip is all of us.
And D'av's right, that's not a mask. Those are goggles, and he looks like a dork.
As you may have guessed, the heist doesn't go as planned, but what happens is actually better. A stim-crazy fight, Kravn's a computer consciousness, almost death, and Johnny tricks the system with a total self-own. You have to appreciate that.
Okay, I'm not trying to be a spoilsport, but, show of hands, who thinks Turin should have spaced the Hullen dolls when Zeph suggested? I mean, if he had, they wouldn't have flown away and back to who knows what?
As for Pip taking the kid back to Utopia, a couple thoughts there. Sure, Pip's clearly under the influence of the Lady Spider and that's why he's taking the kid to her, but what was that moment when the kid says, "She'll be dead before you get there"? Something's going on there. Keep your ears peeled.
Garet and Fancy
I don't know who decided to team these two up, but I like it. It's nice to see that Fancy's back to his old, charming self. Seriously, do you think his face hurts when he cracks a smile? And Gare-bear! No wonder Pree loves him so much. He's such a sweetheart! But where the heck is he, and where are the people who took him going with him and the kids?
Pip and Zeph
It's a little moment, but it's so perfect. Pip may be into some bad stuff, but it's clear that he's a good guy at his core. The siblings' backstory also gives the whole crew someone who can interface effectively with the kid. Meanwhile, we also get more backstory on Zeph, and learn more about why she's so fiercely dedicated to being as good as she is and as unattached as she says she wants to be. I find it interesting that Pip wins her over in moments he's just being himself and pushes her away the moment he tries to woo her.
Lucy, Johnny, and Kravn
This whole subplot was just perfection, and it's a super creative way to get a couple of hurdles jumped in this episode. First, you age a kid so you're not dealing with a baby on set, then you find a way to arrest that growth with the help of an outside force. You also give Lucy some juicy story time and create another ally. Well played, Killjoys writers.
D'avin and his son
Talk about a storyline I never would have expected but is unusually interesting. For as tough a guy as he is, D'avin's a nurturer. He's the most likely to look out for everyone else on the team, and having a son means that's on overdrive. The protectiveness factor is going up too, but that's okay. Something tells me this kid's going to need a little protection.
Delle Seyah Kendry
She's not in much of this episode, but there's still a lot going on. D'avin's adjusting to being a dad. Likely because he's both in touch with his feelings and has a little brother. Kendry? Not so much. But she's going through some incredibly tough stuff here, and I'm glad we got a little time to see what the de-Hullenization has done to her.
Random Thoughts and Tidbits
-"Um. Hi. Excuse me, do you seriously have no drinks that aren't alcoholic, or have y'all just been drunk the entire time I've known you?"
-Delle Seyah remains as charming as ever. I worry about her dreams, though.
-"It's just like that time on Pandar. But keep your pants on."
-Lucy is my favorite AI in the whole world. Kravn never stood a chance.
Now we know why Khlyen told Dutch to get to John, and we know the assassin wasn't a lady. That's more than we knew before all of this. But what else don't we know? And how do we do all of this while Pip's got a spider in his head and we have a brand-new teenager on board? And how do we figure out what the heck the Lady is up to?
Hopefully, we'll learn more next week. See you then!