Farscape’s first two years, the end-of-season arcs have been
outstanding, and season three seems to be continuing the
tradition. Fractures steps right up and tells us where
Farscape will be heading this year – straight into a
universe-saving mission to wipe out Peacekeeper wormhole
research and/or Scorpius, preferably both. When John sees the
message from beyond, courtesy of Stark’s mask, he realizes
that he must follow through where TalynJohn left off. So far he
only has two allies, Aeryn and Crais, but the rest of Moya’s
crew may decide to go along. I have trouble believing that
D'Argo, in particular, would sit back and let someone else have
all the “fun”.
What an awful roller coaster of feelings poor John went through
this week, He was so excited when the transport pod landed, only
to have a group of strangers emerge. The second time he welcomed
an arriving ship was even worse. The woman he loves seemed to be
even more of a stranger than anyone in first group, Stark is
gone, floating around in space (even more than usual) looking
for Zhaan, and John’s counterpart is dead. He’s stunned and
confused, and when he asks what’s wrong, he knows by the look
on Crais’s face what happened between Aeryn and the other
Crichton. He knows he could compete with a living man, but a
memory is a lot more difficult to fight.
She thinks she’s gone back into “unfeeling Peacekeeper”
mode, but it’s more like she’s trying very hard to go back,
but failing. You know she’s feeling the hurt and grief over
TalynJohn’s death because of the absolute blankness of her
expression. She’s so afraid to show any emotion, even any
facial expression, because she knows that if she does, the whole
facade will crumble.
joining Crichton in his mission, she feels like she’s
continuing where TalynJohn could not. Perhaps it’s what she
needs to work through her sorrow and guilt over his death. Also,
by spending time with Crichton, she probably hopes to prove to
herself that she really doesn’t care.
I never expected to see Mr. Superior Peacekeeper Captain
throwing body parts at another Peacekeeper! He’s certainly
come a long way. Although, given the body-part thing, I’m not
too sure which direction he traveled.
has joined with John to put a stop to the Peacekeepers for a
couple of reasons. He hates
Scorpius, he’s not too fond of the Scarrans, and I don’t
think he has much love left for the Peacekeepers, either. He has
a lot of respect for Crichton, gained from spending time with
TalynJohn, and he probably has a little revenge in mind for his
death. Also, he’s seen what the wormhole weapon can do, and
knows what will happen if either the Scarrans or the
Peacekeepers get their hands on it.
I agree with him about that dreadful green shirt. It seems to me
that it was just one more way to make TalynJohn the more
appealing of the two.
There was a very high ewww factor this week - Rygel in love is a
sight nobody should have to watch, or even think about.