week we’re aboard Moya, where John’s been driving everyone
crazy with his obsession about wormholes. He doesn’t sleep, he
doesn’t eat, and the crew is fed up with him. He thinks
they’re very close to a wormhole and he’s probably right,
since Scorpius has opened one somewhere near his Gammak base.
Time is one of those stories that Farscape does so well –
leading you to believe one thing then twisting it around so you
believe the opposite, then twisting it yet again. The
body-snatchers plot has been done by nearly every science
fiction show out there, but Farscape adds its own unique
Crichton (the one on Moya) is starting to doubt that he’s the
real John. When he finds he’s bleeding from nonexistent
wounds, he thinks his body is breaking down because he’s the
clone and the John who’s living on Talyn is the original.
(Does anyone else wonder if the bleeding-from-the-forehead is an
inside joke on Ben’s audition for Crichton?) It turns out that
he was momentarily possessed by an alien that Moya picked up
while passing through an electromagnetic cluster. At first,
nobody believes him, but the DRD movie proves that something
even weirder than usual is going on.
Uh-oh! Scorpy’s back in John’s head. Wrong. This time.
it’s John in Scorpy’s head while Scorpy searches for
wormhole technology. He’s got some of the technique right, the
wormholes are appearing, but they’re unstable. The real
problem, however, is getting pilots through without liquefying
them. And “dream John” is telling him he just doesn’t get
it. That’s kind of obvious, especially to Project Leader
Drillic, Scorpius’s next test pilot. That’ll teach him to be
so snotty about the necessity for biological test flight trials.
I guess now we know why Braca is such a yes man.
always wondered why Scorpius, a half-breed Sebacean, was allowed
so much power by the alien-hating Peacekeepers. It turns out
that they’re in an intense race to develop a wormhole weapon
because they feel it’s the only chance they have against the
Scarrans. The Scarrans think the Peacekeepers already have this
weapon and it’s the only reason they haven’t already started
the war. Come to think of it, the Scarrans are probably hot on
the trail of a wormhole weapon of their own. If they’re
successful, will Crichton and Scorpius work together to develop
the technology? You just never know with Farscape.
Hmm. She doesn’t remember her brother’s name? Oh, yes she
does! Whew, no alien here. Or is there? Yes! There is. The young
energy rider is living in Chi and seems to be having a whale of
a good time. It announces to John that the body wants him and
then goes on to prove it. Does this mean that Chiana wants John
or only that the alien wanted to “sip” everyone on board?
Probably both, given Chiana’s past.
For someone who comes from a nonviolent environment, Jool’s
awfully ready to shoot (or have someone else shoot) people. If
it scares her, shoot it. I guess that’s better than having her
scream at it. She gave us a new glimpse at her personality this
week. When someone’s hurting, even someone she doesn’t like
all that much, Jool is very sympathetic and comforting.
He’s the only one that Tallip, the pursuing alien, could
inhabit for any length of time without damaging the body. He had
a lot of trouble getting control of it, but once he did, he
didn’t want to leave. Ever. It gets harder each week to
remember that Pilot is a puppet.
and DRD Pike: It was
great to see the crew communicate directly (sort of) with Moya
through DRD Pike. Great nickname, John! The poor thing fried in
that partial StarBurst. At least I think it did, but we never
saw the charred remains. Or was it able to withstand it because
it’s a part of Moya?