and I mean that. If you thought the last episode was
great this one is going to blow your socks off,
Farscape at its peak. This is an amazing episode,
fantastic wonderful amazing and simply… wow!!
much in this, Aeryn finds religion. John goes on a
little jaunt down a rabbit hole to wackyville with
Scorpy who goes on a killing spree. This episode has
everything, drama, excitement sadness and joy… well
ok I’m lying about the joy.
know that old hack about if there is one movie you see
this summer make sure it is this one? Well.. I would
say that for this episode… although I reserve the
right to change my mind when the first two of the
three parter is shown here next week on Monday and
Tuesday…(yes that’s right hate me…I get to see
two new episodes of Farscape in the same week.)
Important points about this episode… but not to give
too much away… first of all… Aeryn is not on
Katratzi… she is instead on an old Scarren ore
freighter going nowhere fast. It seems the Scarrens
use such transports not for moving ore as you might
suspect from its name but rather as mobile prisons
come interrogation bases. Plausible deniability I
guess. It also seems they use them as breeding labs
also, trying to create new stronger species that they
can use to their advantage.
doesn’t take long for then to find out that Aeryn is
pregnant… and that is where we get a new nickname
for Aeryn that she bestows upon herself… PK Tralk
Girl. Seems she thinks the kid could be almost
anyone’s. The Scarrens aren’t convinced thinking
perhaps it night be Johns… so it is out with the
truth drugs… and we get to learn a little more about
the mysterious time Aeryn spent away from Moya...
about what she did… and Who.
is really bleak. Aeryn is being tortured through a
combination of truth drugs and the Scarren heat ray,
her tough Peacekeeper façade is crumbling. And she
keeps insisting the child is not John Crichtons.
meanwhile is busy killing off the inhabitants of the
alternative Moya with the Jool who looked like she
could do with more than a lady shaver. Ok… so two of
them aren’t his fault but it seems his resolve to do
whatever is necessary to get Aeryn back might be
something he is not able to back up. Thankfully he has
Scorpious with him who is more than willing to step
into the breach and do the dirty work… All in the
name of science of course.
place, different rules, the Stark in this reality can
only channel the souls of those she loves. So when
they kill Rygel she does not channel his soul… but
we all know who she does love right? ‘Her Beloved
Aeryn’ but wait… we didn’t see Aeryn in this
reality but it seems we did see one like her in
another, because we get to see Claudia Black plays
Chiana again, which is always fun. And we get to see
her die… courtesy of Winonna… Which is less fun.
Brutal, but effective.
and Scorpy find the location of Katratzi. The base
shadows a moon in a system Scorpious knows and it is
heavily defended. John and Scorpy also make it back
just before a Command Carrier gets in range of Moya
and the wormhole, starbursting microts ahead of it
dragging John and Scorpy in the module along with them
in the docking web.
things are going from bad to worse for Aeryn. They are
taking her to Katratzi… and a surgeon is standing
by. Now... In some cases that statement could be
comforting… say your being rushed to hospital for a
life saving operation… but in this case I think that
might be a little to optimistic to hope for. Aeryn
seems to agree with me because she turns her back on
her new found religion and offers to strike a deal
with anything and anyone at all who might be listening
who could help her. It would be at this point if this
was Star Trek you would get the guy painted red with
horns on his temples arriving to offer just such a
deal. Thankfully we live in the real world.. err…
anyway.. that doesn’t happen… guess what does.. go
on… guess… damn… you don’t know either huh?
so this tale ends… all the major players are moving
in the same direction, towards what we don’t know…
and given the fact that this is Farscape I
would hate to speculate, as I know I would end up
being wrong. Thankfully I don’t have to wait long. I
get to see part one of ‘We are so Screwed’ on
Monday… and then part two the next day.
you… its not all good, the more new episodes I see,
the closer I get to seeing the final part of
Farscape… what were those people thinking about when
they cancelled this show? Of course it didn’t do
great in the ratings it was never advertised the way
it should have been, they never let it reach a wider
audience and unless they release the rights and let it
be shown on larger networks so many poor poor people
will be forced to think that ‘Enterprise’ is good
would give this episode a five plus rating. It simply
blows the competition out of the water. Script, acting
and originality it has it all.