wonderful critic was not able to cover the review of this week's
episode. So I, AmyJ, have stepped up to the plate. Never fear...
PKBarb will be back in action next week with one of her terrific
reviews for Part 2.
of all, I have to identify "the what was lost" part…
me! I personally feel a little gypped (not to mention confused)
if I watch exposition from an episode I've not seen yet. Let me
explain. There are parts important to this episode that have
been filmed and are either parts of future eps or are on the
cutting room floor somewhere. This is evident in opening
"hook". Hovering somewhere in the nether regions of
"previously on Farscape" are a few important, vital
was captured by Commandant Cleavage (aka Grayza).
"the consummate Peacekeeper", has joined the
under-garment challenged Grayza and has been either promoted
to Captain or it's something she's holding over his head to
use as a motivational tool. (Knowing this chick… it's
begins with the dying leviathan (Elack) arriving at the planet (Arnessk)
were John, Chi, Rygel and Sputnik expect to find Moya and the
others. Moya's not around, but D'Argo and Jool are.
Sputnik on the leviathan with Rygel, John and Chi reunite with
Jool and D'Argo (who are an "item"). They have been
working on an archeological dig with two Interion scientists who
aren't so happy to see them. You see this planet has radiation
problems rendering it uninhabitable for long periods of time.
They keep early warning devices around to alert of an
approaching wave. (I'm sure we'll need to remember this in part
this Jerry Springer family reunion is "Granny" who
seems to have befriended an aquatic alien straight out of a
B-film. John is disappointed to learn that Aeryn's not there,
nor had the others been in contact with her.
and an Interion interrupt John's moping. She's declared that the
dig's director has to die in order to prevent the artifact's
secret from being uncovered. John is convinced Granny is nuts
and refuses to listen. She gives him a snoot full of pixie dust
and he sees a vision of the dig site as it once was, thousands
of years before. In it he witnesses the arrival of the artifact
(probe) for which the Interions are searching.
As with all
ancient legendary artifacts of an unknown cosmic origin that
wield massive powers, some assembly is required. The probe comes
conveniently in three pieces and you need all three parts to
make it work. (If you've ever played Tomb Raider, you get the
idea.) The Interion archeology team has already found two. In
the wrong hands this device can be a very powerful weapon (I'm
sensing a familiar theme here.) An interesting fact is that John
can identify a symbol from the vision and from an item at the
dig site: it's an ancient Egyptian symbol, Udjat,
or the eye of Horus. It could mean there's a link between
this ancient dead culture, Interions, and Sebaceans. I really
wanted to know more about that.
Grayza's ship, it's Scorpy's turn for a spin in the comfy chair.
Convinced that Scorpy is not telling her everything he knows
about John Crichton, she furthers his torture by placing some
sort of modified coolant rod in the harness as Braca gets his
Later we get
a sense of how Grayza does the voodoo that she do so well. The
(ok I feel silly writing this) sweat from her cleavage somehow
makes men do her bidding. Which also means that poor Braca's
under her control as well. I'm guessing it's the equivalent of
heavy duty pheromones.
She's set her
sights on making John Crichton her best bud, because she's
figured out he's a hot property. Luckily (for them) they've
intercepted a message from the Interions complaining about the
presence of Crichton and his hoodlum chums at their dig site so
they know right where to look him up.
the meanwhile has managed to rig John's module to operate. She
inadvertently comes across a Peacekeeper signal that tips them
off that the bad guys are on the way. Leaving Rygel on the
leviathan, she departs for the planet to warn the rest. She's a
little too late, but she does manage to do the Uncharted's
version of the meet-and-greet with D'Argo (ie. Holding a pulse
gun on him) and he and she remain at large.
her posse arrive to crash the party. She's got a present for
John: Scorpius literally on a chain, drooling and crawling on
all fours. (Well, I've just about seen everything.) She works
her pheromone trick on John and he apparently falls for it. This
entire scene was sort of like a bad accident. (You know you
shouldn't watch... but you do anyway.)
Grayza leaves John unattended, Granny returns to question him
about his vision. He reveals to her that he knows where the
final part of the object is located. Intent that Grayza should
never learn of the probe or its power, Granny decides that she
must kill John to keep the secret. She induces a vision in him
that leads him running straight off a cliff and plunging into
So ends part