Killjoys’ Aaron Ashmore & Luke Macfarlane Talk New Big Bads & Uneasy Alliances

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Steve Wilkie/Syfy/Killjoys II Productions Limited

On last week’s episode of Killjoys our favorite space bounty hunting trio finally made their way back to Old Town. They found about what you’d expect from a town that was recently bombed, but there were some surprises for the team, notably a new big bad named Liam Jelco (Pascal Langdale). The Company officer looks like he’s ready to cause all kinds of problems for the Killjoys and Pawter (Sarah Power), the good doctor who actually was left behind at Jelco’s compound. As if that wasn’t enough to deal with, the trio also found themselves in a reluctant alliance with the very much not dead Turin (Patrick Garrow) to get to the bottom of the corruption in the RAC .

How will that alliance go given the team’s somewhat contentious relationship with Turin? Just how worried should we be about Jelco and what he has planned for the Westerlyns? In part two of our exclusive interview with Aaron Ashmore and Luke Macfarlane, the men behind the Jaqobis brothers, give us some of those answers. Ashmore also discusses some upcoming complications that could get between John and Pawter’s burgeoning relationship.

The TV Junkies: At the end of the second episode we learn that you guys are going to work with Turin to take down the RAC? What’s that involve and can we really trust him?

Aaron Ashmore: Turin, and Patrick who plays him, are so good that you just love to hate him because he’s such a jerk, but he is trustworthy. We start to realize that and work with him in certain ways.

Luke Macfarlane: Turin is one of those really funny characters where we were all like ‘there’s something up with you! You’re suspicious!’ So as characters we all love to ride him and make fun of him all the time, but we’ll discover that ultimately he’s very useful and actually quite loyal and friendly to us.

TTVJ: In Episode 2 we’re introduced to another big bad in Liam Jelco. Besides being the “dickiest dick who’s ever dicked,” what can you tell us about Jelco and how the team will butt heads with him this season?

AA: He’s probably one of the most interesting new characters we get to see on the show. Again, like many of the characters you don’t exactly know where he’s coming from–how good, how bad, how impartial. I think the actor Pascal who plays him does a fantastic job because by the end of Episode 2, when we’re in his office, he almost has this light air to him, but by the end we see him flip over to be incredibly dark and incredibly bad. People are going to really love to hate this character. He’s a great new bad guy.

LM: And such a fantastic actor! Really wonderful.

AA: But in real life he’s such a gentleman and nice guy. I just had a baby and he came by and dropped off spaghetti sauce and pasta. He’s genuinely a nice guy, but boy can he play a jerk!

LM: He is not nice to the people of Old Town!

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Syfy/Bell Media

TTVJ: John and Pawter seem to be getting closer and closer. Will that continue and will her family cause any complications for them?

AA: Yes. That’s what the Nine do right? The Nine are constantly causing complications. In this world they are the wealthy ones and have all the power, and much like real life, are the ones causing most of the issues. We do get to see more of Pawter and her backstory. We learned at the end of Season 1 that she’s a pretty, pretty princess and one of the Nine. We see those dynamics of her interacting with her family and see a little bit more about the Nine as well. So far we’ve only scratched the surface with Delle Seyah (Mayko Nguyen), but we get to see a whole other side of the Nine and a whole other family, which is Pawter’s family.

TTVJ: One of the things that’s fun in Season 2 is we start to explore more of the other characters and their backstories as you said. Have there been any revelations about anyone that really surprised you?

AA: Thom’s [Allison, Pree] stuff in the first couple of episodes is fantastic. We get to see his darker, more dangerous side, which who knew existed? We get to see more of Pawter and her backstory, but also more of Alvis (Morgan Kelly) which is really interesting. One of the things I really enjoyed about the first season, and found very intriguing, was the religious aspect of what was happening in the Quad and we get to explore that more through Alvis. I think people will really enjoy that.


What do you think of the alliance with Turin and what kind of trouble will Jelco cause? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments below! Be sure to check out Part 1 of our interview with Ashmore and Macfarlane.

Killjoys airs Fridays at 9p.m. ET on Syfy and Space Channel.