Synopsis: Dutch and Zeph embark on a sisterly road trip to a dangerous cult on Leith to find the key to The Lady’s destruction.
Review: Zeph and Dutch get paired up again in an episode where we learn a bit more about Zeph’s past and what she ran away from.
Having encountered The Lady’s clones in old town on Westerley Zeph recognizes what they are from an old tapestry from her homeworld of Lieth, which is run by a religious cult, which has rejected all science and adapted to a life of farming. In an effort to get a look at the tapestry. Zeph and Dutch embark on a mission, which brings Zeph into direct contact with her family, which she ran away from years earlier.
Back on the prison ship. D’avin and Johnny organize a game of capture the flag in an effort to train some of the prisoners in order to help them fight The Lady’s clones and take back their planet, but things go horribly wrong when one of the prisoner’s murder’s a guard and the Prison Doctor attempts to murder them all.
Hannah John-Kamen and Kelly McCormack put in a brilliant performance as they navigate the social mores of Lieth in order to get a look at the tapestry, which holds the key to destroying The Lady. You can genuinely believe that these two women could well be sisters. And we get a few really nice scenes that show this off. I loved Zephs quote about her brains and Dutch’s brawn.
Also really good this week is Rob Stewart as Khlyen who has to help The Lady heal and is conflicted about whether or not he should kill her or not. Until she makes him an offer that he may or may not necessarily refuse. Khlyen has been the most complex character throughout this series. His love for his daughters taking him to some very dark places. So it will be fun to see how all of this will play out.
Overall. A pretty decent linking episode, which provides a nice balance of drama and comedy in equal measure. It also succeeds in linking up the story in order to build toward the final confrontation between The Lady and the Killjoys, which will most likely start to happen in next week’s penultimate episode.
- Incidental Music9.6