Suns and Lovers is about
relationships. Oh, sure, there's adventure, danger, humor,
creatures and everything else we've come to expect from
Farscape, but the episode is basically about relationships. It
seems to be setting up a whole lot of problems that will play
out during the third season.
Chiana and D'Argo: "She
done him wrong" doesn't even begin to cover it. Chiana
broke D'Argo's heart because she didn't want to be a farmer, and
she couldn't have chosen a worse way to do it -by betraying him
with his own son. The whole business seemed a little mixed up to
me - she claimed to have purposely done something that D'Argo
would never forgive because she wanted him not to forgive her
and then she tried to keep him from finding out about it. Now
she's miserable because she got what she wanted. It doesn't
really make sense to me but maybe to understand it I'd have to
be an alien teenager.
D'Argo and Jothee: When Jothee
first saw D'Argo at the end of Season One he called him Dad but
now he calls him D'Argo. This is a pretty good indication that
he feels guilty and he's trying to distance himself from his
father while he messes around with Chiana. After D'Argo figures
out what's going on, Jothee makes plans to leave Moya,
presumably to do something noble to make his father proud. Poor
D'Argo spent years looking for the kid and now that he's found
him he probably wishes he had never seen him again. I wonder,
too, if we'll ever see him again.
John and Aeryn: Aeryn's
personal relationships are still over-influenced by her
Peacekeeper training. Last episode she used it as a reason to
push John away, this week she's using it as an excuse to get
"close". She doesn't seem to realize that whether they
have sex or not, make a commitment or not, she's going to react
the same way in a battle. I can't believe she thinks she won't.
Presumably, Scorpy isn't chasing them any longer (at least until
he realizes that the brain-chip doesn't have what he needs) and
They think he's dead anyhow, so c'mon Aeryn, relax and enjoy!
Actually, I sort of like the fact that the tension between them
is going to continue and it'll probably get much worse when
Crais comes back.
Butch and Sundance: Their fame
is spreading throughout the Uncharted Territories. John, er
Butch, is recognized in the commerce station saloon by the local
sheriff whose information about his exploits is highly
exaggerated. Two seasons ago John was clueless and now he's the
bad boy of the Uncharted Territories. He even has a grunt to do
his killing for him!
John and D'Argo: Anthony
Simcoe does a magnificent job of bringing D'Argo all the way
from a happy man ready to propose marriage to a miserable drunk
on the brink of suicide. He'd never have come inside from space
if John hadn't refused to leave without him. But, if he was so
suicidal, why didn't he take off the oxygen mask after he and
John freed Moya?
Zhaan and Stark: They're
really a couple now. You can tell because she's grousing over
the amount of money he's giving for tips. I only hope Stark can
hold himself together long enough to help her cross to the other
side (or whatever) because I don't think she's going to heal.
John and Chiana: Right now,
John's not very happy with Chiana. He's been like an older
brother to her and I hope that she's shamed by his
disappointment in her actions.
Pilot, Moya and the DRDs:
Pilot's not quite as serene as he used to be, is he? I don't
think anyone would even consider chopping off one of his arms
these days. One-eye the DRD is back! And he's a hero! It seems a
little bit too convenient that Borlik sticks to the one place on
Moya that's detachable but it's worth it just to hear that
cackle Pilot gives when he dumps her into space. And Moya sort
of looks like she's doing wheelies over it.
Rygel and his earbrows: Shame
on you Rygel, you little voyeur.