was a lot of serious business going on along with the fun this
week, and it was a fantastic mix. One of Farscape’s strengths
is its ability to blend deadly serious situations with hilarity,
and Revenging Angel was one of its best.
cartoon sequences were outstanding, from the “Farmer in the
Dell” type of music to the expressions on the characters’
faces. They very cleverly altered a few of the old cartoon
staples - “ACME”
into “OZME” for example – to fit Farscape. We even came
across our old friend froonium again, this time as proto-nuclear
lived most of the episode inside his brain, looking for a reason
to live. Since D'Argo is the one who knocked him on his head in
the first place, he becomes the Wile E. Coyote to John’s
Roadrunner. Most of his hilarious imaginary scenes revolved
around D'Argo trying lure him into a
nonexistent wormhole in order to blow him up, shoot him
down, knock him out, or beat the dren out of him. To me, the
funniest sequence wasn’t one of the animated ones. It was the
one where D'Argo was trying to sneak up on John and got tangled
up in a series of obstacles. Anthony Simcoe couldn’t have been
funnier if he had been a cartoon!
the past several weeks, John had become D'Argo’s scapegoat for
all his recent misfortunes, and to John, D'Argo had become the
block between him and his wormhole ticket home. In trying to
find a way to deal with Wile E. Ka D'Argo, John gets advice from
everyone on the ship, and each one’s advice is perfectly
reflective of his or her personality. Of course, none of their
ideas work very well, but that’s part of the fun.
Aeryn gets into the act as John imagines her to be everyone from
Marilyn Monroe to Madonna. In fact, his love for Aeryn is the
reason he decides to live. It won’t be smooth sailing when the
two crews finally join up again, but at least John knows
what’s important to him.
has a new toy to keep him occupied, and it’s a beaut. The
thing has so many bells and whistles that he’ll never get
tired of playing with it. Didn’t he look like a kid on
Christmas morning while the ship was reciting its abilities?
the closing scene between John and D'Argo, they finally worked
out their problems. At least they seemed to. D'Argo was ashamed
of himself for attacking John, and John didn’t even know why
they were fighting in the first place. It was probably a
build-up of frustration with all the horrors that have been
happening to each of them lately. It was great to see their
friendship survive yet another catastrophe.