I start… here is a thought for you. In the titles
Crichtons says how all he wants to do is get home to
earth to warn it… and now he has got back to earth
what did he refuse to do? WARN IT!!! Make up your mind
on with the review.
get the usual reprise of all that has happened to date
and then the show starts. It seems Moya and crew are
back in Tormented Space and have let some traders
aboard to barter for maps and a few other things.
Noranti and Rygel are doing the negotiations and
surprisingly enough doing them well.
is busy not paying attention to John who has figured
out that something is wrong but seems convinced that
he has said something to upset her rather than the
fact that she now knows that he has been sniffing
chalk dust to try and forget about her. Also typically
enough he just does not seem able to leave well enough
alone and you can’t but feel he deserves it when
after confronting Aeryn about what he has done to
upset her, she belts him on the side of the head.
that takes place after the negotiations for the maps
is complete and the traders offer something else, a
female. Chiana is rather put out about that, you get
the feeling that maybe she has been in a similar
position and forces the others to buy the female,
by now you just know how bad an idea this is, but
somehow the crew have failed to learn that lesson. So
once the traders have gone Tileka goes on a little bit
of a rampage and just so happens to touch most of the
crew before Scorpious grabs her and D’Argo growls at
Chiana to take her to her quarters and to keep her
as previously stated Aeryn bops John on the side of
the head for being an annoying pest.
I have already said my piece so we shall move on.
you know something is wrong when Chiana starts to hit
on a woman in this case Tileka and you know something
is very wrong when Aeryn interrupts and Chiana tries
to hit on her instead. When Aeryn refuses that please
chiana goes to hunt out Crichron whom is acting a
little like he did during A Clockwork Nebari, far far
too cheerful for everything that is going on
especially when Aeryn is acting more and more like her
old PeaceKeeper self, D’Argo is storming about under
a thunder cloud, Rygel is even greedier than normal
and Chiana is hitting on everything that moves, even
doesn’t take long for Scorpious to point out the
blindingly obvious to the crew and the only possible
source, so obviously they decide to split up to search
for Tileka. John and Aeryn in one group and D’Argo,
Chiana and Rygel in the other.
Jhna dn Aeryn ome across her first and corner her in a
cargobay where they are promptly knocked out by a
cream and a giant spider like creature appears, yup,
you guessed it there was more to Tileka than there
first appeared to be. It moves ove them and starts
sucking at there foreheads.. but what is it after?
Well, if you haven’t already figured it out you’ll
just have to wait a little longer.
and Aeryn regain consciousness and warn the others but
it is too late, Tileka is already following them and
knocks them out and starts sucking their foreheads
too. Sizoku comes across this and showing good sense
that has been remarkably lacking so far makes a run
for it. She gets cornered in a air circulation room
and is attacked from above. Last we see her for the
moment she is on the floor reaching for one of her
and john are in command, Aeryn suspiciously emotional
and John acting like he has spent the last week
smoking illegal substances. The others soon join them,
mellow D’Argo, generous Rygel and… Chiana.
seems Tileka has sucked out each of the crews
strongest character trait, Johns inability to give up,
Aeryns tight reign on her emotions, Rygels greed and
D’Argo’s anger. Chiana however seems the same but
is suspicious as to what she has lost, so she gets
D’Argo to kiss her and… nothing. Seems our
favourite tralk has lost her sex drive… and is most
upset about it.
off the merry bunch go to track her down but before
they do the trader vessel returns and they bring it
aboard only to find the entire crew dead or dying.
Seems Tileka is from a race of emotion sucking
spiders. They also discover they if they don’t get
their emotions back they will die. It seems Tileka has
secreted them in her nest in handy to move glowing
green globe things. So off the crew go to search for
they split up and again it’s the same split but
before they get too far Tileka appears to take the
traders craft and make a run for it, the other minus a
rather fatalistic John give chase only to discover
they have been duped and are now over an arn away from
Moya and reliant on John to save them with whatever
aid he can get from the others.
meanwhile has been busy reattaching Sizoku’s limbs
while it seems that the strongest personality trait in
Scorpy is his Scarrenside because that’s what comes
out as, he too, was infected by Tileka. Noranti blows
a little dust his way and knocks him out and then goes
in search of John who is having a little nap to get
over the funk that dying has got him in.
turns out that Sizoku is immune to having her traits
sucked and Noranti is too old and tough although
personally I think the subtext mentioned smelly also.
So using Scorpy as bait John gets Sizoku to limpingly
follow Tileka to her nest to discover where the
glowing green things are.
she finds the nest, tells John where it is and he
follows and distracts Tileka by asking her just to
kill him, fast or slow, ladies choice. She chooses
obviously is slightly put out by this and cries out
even as she grabs lne of the green thingys Tileka
turns to attack her only to be shot at by John and an
oversized hand gun. Things don’t look like they are
going well for him until he shoves the gun in its
mouth and pulls the trigger. Thus blowing her to bits.
next scene is in the galley where Noranti, never one
to waste anything has made spider soup, Rygel
proclaims it to be the best spider soup he has ever
tasted and D’Argo as the only spider soup he has
ever tasted… and it was surprisingly nice.
is in a corridor waiting for John to put in an
appearance, twirling in her fingers one of the drug
pod things that Noranti had been supplying John. When
John appears Aeryn is understandably annoyed with John
and starts laying down the law to John, starting with
him stopping taking the drug. John tells her to Shut
then instructs Pilot to check the comms system and
pilot infrms him that he will do so and that it would
take the comms off line for thirty microts. John then
explains to Aeryn why he was doing what he was doing.
Aurora chair, the neural clone and threatening the
destruction of Earth were all Scorpious’s attempts
to find the key to get John to reveal wormhole
Knowledge to him. But they were not the key, Aeryn is,
her and the baby, if Scorpious figures that out and
uses Aeryn to get to John, there would be nothing John
could do but help Scorpious.
thinks this is just paranoia brought on by the drugs,
the whole Scorp is using the comms to spy on him
thing. BUT!!! As soon as comms are restored Scorpy’s
voice can be heared questioning what happened to the
comms. Now unless he was using them he wouldn’t even
have noticed that they weren’t wrking, so it seems
as if he was using them to spy on JOHN.
understands now and plays along, stating that it is
over between the, that there is nothing for them
together now. Their actions however give lie to their
words as they get closer and closer until the
eventually kiss, reunited once more. Bleck.
you ‘shippers out there you finally got it the scene
where John and Aeryn are reunited but not as you
thought it would be I bet.
you ma be wondering why this review is so much less
detailed that the other two, well for good reason,
this episode is far more action based with great
visual scenes with a much less complex plot than the
other two and to go into any more depth would rob the
episode of any surprises.
will say this however, this is not a great episode but
it is far, far from a bad one.
in all I would give this episode a 3.99999 rating. It
doesn’t quite make a 4 rating but it doesn’t fall
far short. Altogether an enjoyable typical Farscape
romp through the plot of ‘Oopps, we have released
another dangerous critter on Moya, let’s gang up and
kill it’ School. Plus it has the big ending I am
sure many of you have been waiting and waiting and
waiting on. A + C = B
synopsis written by Toadie.