Killjoys: The Harvest
July 4, 2015 2:55 PM - Season 1, Episode 3 - Subscribe

Dutch and John take on a seemingly simple warrant to retrieve a missing migrant worker on Leith -- only to discover a dark secret lurking beyond the edge of the farm. Meanwhile, D'avin accompanies Pawter on a medicine run in exchange for a rubber stamp on his Killjoy pysch evaluation. But Pawter's assessment brings into question D'avin's fitness to become a Killjoy.
posted by rednikki (8 comments total)
In contrast to Dark Matter, this one felt like a step back this week: it was just place setting, needing to make D'avin an official part of the team. Okay, it had to be done, but now lets hope it starts to go forward.

It seems these two new shows are going to take turns flip flopping back and forth in terms of quality and writing. Overall, I still think this one is going to emerge as the better of the two, but I've been known to be wrong before.
posted by sardonyx at 3:48 PM on July 5, 2015

There was a little too much idiot ball to get the plot rolling, and a few needlessly predictable "twists", but I didn't dislike the episode. The interplay/relationships between the main characters is definitely this show's greatest strength. The new doctor seems like she could fit in well with that, in addition to being another character whose backstory I'm interested to know more about, if she sticks around.
posted by mstokes650 at 3:11 PM on July 6, 2015

I enjoyed this episode and it made me like D'avin a lot more. And I did find the bit about "You can't be friends with everyone you have sex with. It's weird." hilarious.

Is the alley where the bar is the same place where they did the market setup in Dark Matter?
posted by rednikki at 10:00 PM on July 6, 2015

I liked D'Avin's plotline better than the main plot. I also liked that the doctor had a dark side.

So far this series seems sort of by-the-numbers but with some interesting world-building. I'm hoping they get more confident (and darker and weirder) soon. I like the cast.

I found myself wondering about parents who would name one of their kids "D'Avin" and another one "John."
posted by under_petticoat_rule at 10:14 PM on July 8, 2015 [1 favorite]

Eventually we'll find out that D'Avin was totally trendy and there are about a million of them roughly his age, while John is just as obscure and odd as naming your daughter Bertha would be now.
posted by rednikki at 10:47 PM on July 8, 2015 [1 favorite]

It reminds me of some review I read of Star Trek: Insurrection when it came out, where the reviewer wrote something along the lines of "Ru'afo, a Son'a, attacks the Ba'ku, a peaceful culture inhabiting the planet A'postrophe."
posted by under_petticoat_rule at 10:57 PM on July 8, 2015

Still not sure on this show. I don't like the "cool fight music", nor do I fully buy into the vocabulary changes, which feel a little forced.

What purpose does the apostrophe serve in D'Avin's name anyway? Why isn't it just Davin?
Is it just because it sounds a bit like G'avin? John and Gavin are perfectly respectable names.

Also Dutch isn't even from the Netherlands! I am outraged? (Oh, she was in black mirror, cool)

Despite my numerous petty objections I quite enjoy this show, but it does need to relax a little bit and melt into itself and it'll be fine.
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 3:12 AM on July 10, 2015

I thought the episode was fine for the most part, but of the first three, probably the lesser of the trio. I found the defiant attitude by the drug producers at the end kind of silly, as it seemed everyone understood what the ships were going to do (burniate) but claimed they were going to fight it out. This only makes sense against a back drop of "Never going back to the other place!" But was that the case? Did I misunderstand that?

I'm not sure if I'm appreciating the PTSD or not.

The place of a killjoy is still trying to solidify itself for me. While they're feared, sorta, and immune to a system set in place to apparently keep everyone exactly where they are, their reception universally seems to be one of grudging acceptance or flat out disrespect. Despite this, they seem to be an integral part of the socio-economic system of providing an outlet for people and corporations to seek redress for their grievances.
posted by Atreides at 2:54 PM on July 13, 2015

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