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Ratings by the Kweb Crew:
PKBarb 4
Karl 4
AmyJ 4
Johryn 5
Toadie 5
Performance of the Week:
Rygel was really "on" this week. He was exceptionally good in the scene with the child predicting machine, laughing over all the mistakes he could have avoided if he’d had one and, although it must have been extremely difficult for him, Rygel put heart and soul into the kissing scene with Aeryn. There’s a rumor that he also played the part of Kahaynu, but this is unconfirmed.

Quote of the Week:
Aeryn: "Think of all the power you’ll have."
Crichton: "Yeah, I can’t stop thinking about it. That and how I’m gonna get off this planet the way I got here – single and alive."
Creative Staff:
Writers: David Kemper Director: Andrew Prowse & Tony Tilse 

 

Look at the Princess I: A Kiss is But a Kiss

Soon after Aeryn once again pulls back from an emotional encounter with John, Moya is brought to a halt by automated cannons protecting the Royal Planet. Counselor Tyno contacts them and explains that the planet is gearing up for a coronation and they aren’t allowed to visit, but as soon as he spots John, he changes his mind. Once on the planet, they find that the successor to the throne has yet to be identified because Princess Katralla’s DNA has been poisoned by her brother, Prince Clavor. He’s in cahoots with the Scarran emissary to prevent her from conceiving healthy children. If she cannot have children, she cannot become Empress, and Clavor and his insipid fiancée will take over the empire. Enter poor unsuspecting Crichton, who doesn’t realize that it’s more than his charm that makes all the women want to kiss him, it’s his DNA. The kisses are actually compatibility tests for a couple’s ability to produce healthy children together. Counselor Tyno requests that he kiss the Princess, which he does, and then finds that he is the only "Sebacean" whose DNA is compatible with Katralla’s.

Meanwhile on Moya, Pilot spots Scorpius’s command carrier. He and Zhaan StarBurst, hoping to lure him away from the rest of the crew on the planet but it doesn’t work. Even though Scorpius hasn’t followed, Moya refuses to return to the Royal Planet, instead following a signal only she can hear – a signal from her god.

Just as John is about to refuse to marry the princess, the Empress intervenes and forces him to choose between Scorpius dissecting his brain and marrying the princess. No contest. John proposes marriage and Princess Katralla accepts. Following some further genetic testing, she shows John a beautiful little boy and explains that this is one of the possibilities for a child of theirs. (In the background we see Aeryn and Counselor Tyno looking quite upset.) Then Tyno drops the bad news on John: immediately after the wedding, he and the princess are turned into statues and must remain that way for 80 cycles while absorbing their system of government. Just before the commencement of the ceremony, John receives his wedding gift from Prince Clavor – a shot from some sort of "ray gun". It’s in the process of killing him when we’re left with the dreaded "To Be Continued" on the screen.

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