time-travel stories and I love
earthlings-see-aliens-for- the-first-time stories.
Kansas hit a home run on both accounts. John zipped
through a wormhole at the end of Unrealized Reality after
Einstein had warned him that he mustn’t go back in time.
Sure enough, he’s returned to earth in the 1980’s and
sure enough, he managed to screw up the timeline. Big
time. Kansas is about fixing what’s gone wrong (or will
go wrong) because of this.
knew before he set foot on the planet that he was in the
right place but the wrong time. We finally get some
insight into his past from watching him (as both John-past
and John-future) interact with his family. He knows he
can’t change anything except what’s different in this
reality, so his conversations with his mother were
heartbreaking. He knows she’s going to die soon, but he
can’t warn her or advise her. Only when he was invisible
was he able to tell her he loves her. Having a mom who was
a peacemaker, who always backed down, makes John’s
relationship with Aeryn, the Peacekeeper who never
backs down, all the more interesting.
the crew can’t do anything to alter the original
timeline, they have to come up with a plan to put things
right. Now, you know, I know and they know that their
plans never work the way they’re supposed to and this
one is no different. They have to use plans B and C before
they accomplish their goal.
everyone quickly learns the traditional earth greeting.
D'Argo even knows a few words (yes, no & bite me)
which he can combine with the greeting, thus endearing
himself to the natives. Once he’s mastered the art of
operating a car, he can pass for an earthling, no problem.
He even has Noranti doing the back-seat driving for him.
got some English lessons the same way a lot of us did:
from Sesame Street. Just like kids everywhere, she was
really glued to the screen and Kermit and Oscar the Grouch
were as real to her as Pilot and Rygel.
of Rygel, our beloved Dominar becoming a couch potato on a
sugar high was a hoot! Why wasn’t I surprised to see him
stealing candy from children? Especially because he
thought it was a controlled substance. Which it probably
should be. It seems like Reese’s Pieces are a particular
finally meet John’s first sexual encounter, Karen Shore.
Who would have guessed way back in That Old Black Magic
that it was Chiana! (The lyrics playing on the radio when
they first met– “Love is blind” were rather
appropriate, weren’t they?) And you don’t have to
wonder why John-future was jumping up and down in the back
of the truck, testing the suspension.
may be an obsequious weasel, but he’s a loyal one.
He’s going to be in real trouble if Grayza finds out,
though. Between Scorpy and Grayza, I think he should be
more afraid of Grayza. She’s a woman on a mission –
two missions, actually. First, she wants a treaty with the
Scarrans and second, she wants Crichton. Or maybe vice
versa. By the way, what was that thing she gave
Crichton’s DNA to? It sort of looked Scarran but not
the cops were interrogating the police chief, did anyone
else notice the “Coming up next: The X-Files” in the
lower left of the screen?
As far as I'm concerned, this was a super episode.
It's got most of what I love most about Farscape: action,
humor, great character interaction. It has some super
references to past episodes and gives hints at what's to
come. The only bad thing is that there are only 10
more episodes to come.