episode had it all, humour, action, intrigue, betrayal
and loss. It is a fantastic episode on a scale of one
to five, it’s a five plus. I LOVED this
starts out with a reprise of what has happened
previously. The girls, who typically just had to go
shopping have found a delightful mall made from a dead
Leviathan fused with a planetoid. It seems Sikozu is
showing the other woman all the best places to shop,
shoes, new clothes, species blending and genetic
modification all under the one roof.
a few sexist comments about woman and their
understanding of technical things they get to see
Rekka, who can provide them with a small module thing
that can disguise Moya’s energy signature from long
range scans. They choose to go with the deluxe model
with a choice of signatures. Chiana tries to get them
a discount by flirting and kissing Rekka’s assistant
but that does not work. They agree a price, 16,000
Krindars (sp?) and after paying half up front get
given some tokens to go have fun at some of the booths
available. Rekka has to take Moya's modulator as it is
a leviathan part and requires a custom build, this
leaves Moya half blind for the four arns it will take.
So they send Chiana after them, not trusting them.
this is Farscape, nothing is as simple as it seems, as
Grayzar, Braca and four SSD commandos turn up.
so on with the intro.
PK’s have jammed the comms so Aeryn sends Noranti
after Chiana to warn her of their presence while she
and Sizoku stick close to Grayzar to try and find out
why she is there.
who has lost Reeka and his assistant decides to spend
her tokens and have a massage while not so subtly
trying to get some information from the masseuse.
is at this point we find out why Grayzar is there. The
planetoid shaves and both Aeryn and Sizoku can
identify the cause. A Scarren striker, the fastest
ship in the Scarren fleet.
for once is on her front and not her back trying to
get information. As she can’t see what is happening
she misses the large obvious clue as to how Reeka
managed to slip away from her. The masseuse keeps
changing both shape and gender to give the optimum
massage. Seems they also sell genetic modification
kits there and all Reeka done was use one and Chiana
walked right passed him not recognising him.
Scarrens have arrived, War Minister Agnoth, third in
rank in the Scarren Fleet, her captain, two Scarren
Soldiers and two Charrids (guess they had more Charrid
costumes than Scarren ones) this means both sides are
roughly even so it is obvious that they are here for a
meeting of some sort. Aeryn and Sizoku tag along to
find out what’s going on and why they are meeting.
finds Chiana but they can’t get past the PK
Commandos so they decide to go get a little bit of
genetic modification so that they can fool any DN
and Grayza are having a little chat. In exchange for
peace Grayza offers the Lixan Territories to the
Scarren Imperium in exchange for them relinquishing
all claims of the UT’s beyond a nebula I can’t
remember the name of. Obviously Agnoth is suspicious
as the Luxans are supposed to be allies of the PK’s
but Grayza informs her that the majority of High
Command already regret that decision. That many think
it is time for a change of leadership and obviously
Grayzar thinks she is just the gurl for the job. She
also points out to Agnoth that a similar thing could
be made to work for her. They could both use this
initiative to seize power in their respective
realms.It is at this point however word of a Nebari
girl reaches Braca and off he goes to check out the
and Noranti have had their mods done, Noranti looks
just as strange but with smooth skin and only two
eyes, Chiana is in colour. <G> a nice blue green
shade with her normal accenting, a new set of clothes
too to accent her new attributes. They are also
talking differently, more husky at least Chiana is
Noranti is simply more annoying. In order to get past
Braca and the guards we get to see a scene almost as
mentally scarring as Braca and Scorpy that ebing
Chiana and Noranti acting al loved up with each other.
After a genetic scan Braca moves on but for some
reason Chiana just has to bite Noranti’s rather
large ear… why? Oh god why!?!?
in the meeting Agnoth questions the PK’s claim of
Military superiority and their possession of wormhole
technology. She says that perhaps the loss of a
Dreadnaught was just a coincidence. However they put
this question assid and sign the treaty. As soon as it
is signed Braca turns up and reports a negative on the
search for Chiana. It is at that moment Agnoth pulls
the double cross we were all waiting on and the
Scarren captain uses his heat ray finger technique on
Braca while killing the two SSD commandos in the room.
is concluded that the only choice left to Aeryn and
the others is to rescue Grayza so that she can void
the treaty with the Scarrens. So they turn to Noranti
and her travelling pharmacy and she creates a powder
that when she blows it in the face of a Charrid lets
her suggest to him that the other Charrid with him was
in fact a SSD and they end up killing each other.
and Sizoku don the uniforms of the dead Charrids and
use them to gain access to Bay 9 where the Scarrens
are keeping Grayza in a weird body pod and Braca
Chained up. They kill a Charrid and release both Braca
and Grayzar but as they do not trust them chain those
two together. Now all they have to do is escape.
in the transport pod Chiana runs into a bit of trouble
with Reeka as he thins she is there to steal his
clients ship and after getting knocked out she is only
able to convince them she is who she is but playing
tonsil hockey with the lackey.
escape plan for Aeryn and the others is a work of
tactical genius. Everyone runs while Aeryn tries to
hold them off. So they do and she tries. She kills the
Charrid fine but last we see is her firing away at a
Scarren with absolutely no effect. Grayza and Braca
try to convince the others that Aeryn is dead and that
they had to escape now or it would make her sacrifice
worthless, Sizoku is rather amazingly upset by this,
seems she might actually like Aeryn. So she insists
they wait for Aeryn to join them. Braca in an amazing
show of thinking for himself knocks her and Noranti
and makes a run for it to the Marauder.
in the pod Chiana finally convinces the lackey as to
who she is by playing tonsil hockey with him.
Apparently they didn’t modify her tongue. Good thing
Braca didn’t check that then isn’t it? So they
take the other half of the payment and pass the signal
distorter to Sizoku who has just regain consciousness
and made her way to the pod to wait for Aeryn. She
passes slowly when your waiting, even slower when
Chiana keeps asking what the time is and insisting
they go after Aeryn but without a microt to spare
Aeryn turns up and they blast off with al there
on Moya the guys are a little concerned as the pod is
coming in at high speed with a Scarren Dreadnaught
chasing them. D’Argo orders pilot to prepare to
StarBurst as if he wasn’t already. So pod arrives,
they starburst and all seems right with the world...
keeps sniffing Chiana and she tells him to stop, you
might have though she would like it but apparently
not. She asks him if he likes her new look and
D’Argo comments he preferred the elegant grey. I’m
just thankful Chiana didn’t ask if her new colour
made her ass look big.
and Aeryn are getting a little bit too close if they
want to keep their relationship quiet. After all the
comments about the comms they seem to ignore the fact
they are wearing them this time and are flirting and
are about to kiss when Moya exits starburst.
upon exiting starburst they find that the Scarren ship
has managed to follow them and is on the very edge of
Moya sense horizon and coming their way fast.
Obviously there is a homin beacon somewhere but where
could it be? In the signal distorter? No.... On the
transport pod? Nope. Could Sizoku be carrying it? No,
Chiana? Nope pilot clears her? Could it be… Aeryn?
Apparently not, pilot also clears her. So where is
that pesky beacon?
is busy patching the signal distorter in to Moya’s
neural net thingy while the others discuss their
options. They only obvious one being abandoning Moya.
Aeryn seems to take this rather calmly and john asks
if she thinks it is safe for the baby? Aeryn is rather
confused about this. John gets a leeeettttlllee bit
suspicious right about then.
a rant that belongs with the best of them from Crackers
he insists she spells baby for him, even singing
the alphabet for her but no joy. She reaches for her
gun and boon, John shoots her in the head.
relax by now you should have figured out it is not
Aeryn but something Sizoku identifies as a Biloid,
I’m guessing that’s short for Biological Android.
It also seems this stops the signal and with barely a
microt to spare Scorpy succeeds and patches the signal
distorted into Moya and Sizoku get Pilot to use the
Scarren ore freighter setting and to mimic it
movements. After a nice chat the dreadnought heads off
in the other direction chasing the leviathan that
Sizoku says they saw starburst moments before.
is obviously a little bit freeked, he did after al
shoot Aeryn for nor being able to spell, my god I
would never have survived second grade if that was the
teaching method on Earth. Thankfully in this case it
worked out for him and it wasn’t Aeryn he shot.
However that does mean that she and the baby are out
there somewhere, possibly on the planet mentioned by
Agnoth as she was doing her evil dictator bit and
usefully explaining her evil plans for whoever might
be about to overhear them.
swears to John he will never be taken prisoner
again… or the fifth time. No… only kidding (but
seriously even D’Argo should have figured out by now
that line just invites trouble for him) He swears that
they will get her back and... Fade out.
can I say? This episode is great, fantastic, and
wonderful… I loved it. As I said before it has all
the great elements and I am really looking forward to
the next one… in two frelling week’s time. Bloody
stupid sport snooker if you ask me.
synopsis written by Toadie.