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O Mother, Where Art Thou?
Season 4, Episode 7
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Air Date        August 31, 2018
Written By       Andrew De Angelis
Directed By       Michael Marshall
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O Mother, Where Art Thou is the seventh episode of Season 4 of Killjoys, as well as the thirty seventh episode of the series.

The episode aired on August 31, 2018 on Syfy and Space.

With D'av and Jaq on the run, Dutch and John hunt the answer to Khlyen's memory clue.


With D'av and Jaq on a one-way ticket off Lucy, and Pip and Zeph headed to the armada, Dutch and Johnny are left to their own devices to hunt down this assassin who happens to be the clue to Dutch's memory. Johnny gets to work on setting course for the pulsar to track her down.

250 years ago, on Arkyn, Yalena Kin Rit barged in on Khlyen. She berated and chastized him for ignoring her family lineage and keeping her away from their daughter Aneela.

Meanwhile, Pree hunts down Gared, who's about to get whooped by a couple other Hullen prisoners. But Pree takes off his earrings and avenges his hubbie. But that's just the beginning: Pree finds out that the Hullen have been mentally torturing Gared, and others. Gared's lost some of his short-term memory. He thinks he's been on the RAC Cruiser only 10 minutes while it's actually been 5 days. They knocked out two of the white coat Hullen and took their uniforms to move around the ship incognito.

Out in the J Star Cluster, Dutch and Johnny may have found the pulsar they were looking for, but it comes with a catch: it starts to lure Lucy into the black hole that created it. Thankfully, it's only a fake black hole that was set up to camouflage the pulsar. Johnny and Dutch land more or less intact. Now the fun begins.

Back in the past, Khlyen has taken Yalena to the same place, passing through the pulsar. But suspiciously, his body shows no signs of wear and tear, whereas hers does. So Yalena shoots Khlyen.

Back in the present, Dutch is walking the very same path that Khlyen and Yalena once took. Only now, the place is inhabited by people with spears who don't take kindly to Dutch's presence, or that a ship has landed on their planet. But when Dutch says the magic words, "I am Khlyen's daughter", the welcome committee lower their spears, and take her to their stronghold. After all, these people are White Blade, and they're trained to follow custom. And back on Lucy, one of the White Blade assassins from the strange planet they landed on has got Johnny at the fatal end of a spear. He's gotten a bit upset when he hears that the Killjoys have killed his assassin buddy (or rather, that he committed suicide). In the nick of time, Lucy electrocutes the floor just as Johnny's feet are off it, incapacitating the assassin.

Deep within the sanctum sanctorum to which Dutch is led, she finds Yalena, who thinks she's Aneela, her daughter. She is upset to find that Dutch is not Aneela.

Once inside the control center, Pree and Gared, with the help of Turin back on the armada, hack into the Hullen comms, and provide eyes throughout the whole system. When Gared gets a look at the missing kids from Westerley through the surveillance cameras, he swears that they must come back to save them.

Johnny finds the device the White Blade use to mimic the black hole. He can reverse program it so that it opens a small window through which he and Dutch can escape... but any longer, and it will crush them under the weight of immense gravity.

Back on the armada, Turin is planning to infiltrate the Hullen laboratory and bring back Pree and Gared. But Turin's Hullen henchman Weej knows this is a really bad idea, and stops him the only way he knows how: by bashing Turin over the head.

Yalena takes Dutch into the caves where a green plasma pool once existed, but now, it's all solidified, like all the other pools. But Dutch assures Yalena that though the plasma pool is stagnant, the Lady is still very much a threat. So, apparently is Yalena. She sticks something in Dutch's neck that knocks her out.

Weej drops in on Pree and Gared, and springs them from the ship. Looks like he's got a heart after all! A Hullen heart, but a heart nonetheless.

Dutch wakes up, and bursts out of the sarcophagus Yalena put her in. She finds Yalena back at the green plasma pool ready to use a chemical bomb to put an end to it forever. But Dutch convinces her to wait, at least until they can save Aneela from the green. If she can't, however, then it's curtains for both the Lady and Aneela.

Dutch and Johnny make it out just in time, before the fake black hole really collapses and traps them. Dutch has the capsule in her hand — but hopefully she won't have to use it just yet.

Back on the armada, the Killjoys have got eyes on what's going on back on the Hullen craft. Looks like the Lady is directing her agents outside the green to harvest plasma from her Hullen soldiers — enough to construct herself an exit.

Dutch and Johnny receive a response to the message they sent to D'av earlier when they thought they were about to die in the black hole. But it's not from D'avin. It's from an unidentified Black Root ship, most likely being helmed by Hullen. They're after Jaq.

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[Dutch and Johnny are aboard Lucy about to get pulled into a black hole. They are trying to find a solution. ]

Lucy: Diverting power now. But at our current rate of speed, it is likely you will turn into a stream of subatomic particles shortly.

Johnny: Could be worse.

Lucy: Unlikely. Theoretically, it does not get worse than dying in a black hole.

Dutch: Ah always fun flying with you Lucy!


[Johnny is being attacked in the cargo bay by a White Blade assassin. Lucy asks him if he needs help but he replied saying he got this. In the nick of time, Lucy electrocutes the floor just as Johnny's feet are off it, incapacitating the attacker. ]

Johnny: I didn't even know you could do that!

Lucy: Surprises keep our relationship spicy. Also, you did need my help.