Season of Death continues, and it's getting pretty depressing.
This week it's Chiana, D'Argo, a Leviathan named Rovhu and her
pilot, several Peacekeepers, and Kaarvok who die. Jool tried to
off herself with a pulse rifle, and Talyn and Crais aren't doing
too well either. If I want to feel this rotten when I watch TV,
I'll watch the news.
There was some
good stuff in this episode. Not much, but some. The eerie music
set the perfect tone for such a creepy episode. Rovhu was a very
sad looking ship with her guts hanging out all over the
corridors and the Peacekeepers chowing down on torn off bits of
the ship. The poor injured pilot was particularly interesting,
and using him as a renewable food source was inspired. Ghoulish
but inspired. The CGI work on the StarBursting/exploding Rovhu
was really good too. But to me, the best and most interesting
parts were the unresolved fragments about Talyn/Crais and
Once again John made some good decisions that turned out badly.
Landing on Rovhu was his only choice when the transport pod
began falling apart but it also landed them in the middle of the
out-to-lunch gang of Peacekeepers. In retrospect, he shouldn't
have split up with D'Argo, but both of the jobs were necessary
and it seemed like the best way to get off of that Leviathan as
quickly as possible.
John was so
much unlike himself during parts of the show that if I'd never
seen Farscape before I would have thought he was a selfish creep
who really didn't care about anything but his own agenda. He
certainly wasn't all that upset when first D'Argo and then
Chiana died. Oh, he was angry, but only because it was harder
for him to get what he needed to get out of that ship.
He was the first to die this week and he not only died but
Kaarvok sucked his brains out. That was enjoyable. John and
Chiana had a nice little ceremony for him, too, but he was back
by the end of the show, wondering if he was himself.
Next in line for the gloom and doom squad was Chiana, who
actually talked to (screamed at) her twin before it got eaten by
the Xarai. Chiana trying to convince herself she was the
original Chi was interesting. If they're both supposed to be
originals, what difference would it make.
One of the highlights of the show was Jool trying to shoot
herself with a pulse rifle. The more I see of her the better I
like her, both the character and the actor, Tammy MacIntosh. The
funny thing is that this is the week she should have been
screaming her hair off but all she did was whimper.
There wasn't much for
Aeryn to do this week, probably because Claudia Black is off
being a Vampire in a movie. The little we saw of her was great
though, especially the way she cares for Talyn and even Crais.
Crichton will be taking compassion lessons from Aeryn pretty
soon if things keep on the way they're going.
and Crais: Somebody
sure beat the dren out of those two, and from the inside of the
ship. The outside looked to be in perfect condition.