they did it. 'Were So Screwed part 3 : La Bomba' was a great
and worthy addition Farscape. As ever with these three part
stories the final episode is dramatic, funny and laced with
clues as to what may happen in later episodes if you pay
close enough attention.
episode shows just how far reaching and well thought out the
story lines for Farscape are. Things from the second series
are suddenly explained, reasons given for actions that
seemed odd are now explained and actually make sense. Where
did Stark come from and why was he being put through the
comfy seat so often. Why Scorpy had that one flower that he
was studying so closely on his Gammack Base.
is the true sign of how truly different Farscape is as a
show that they not only have stories but the story arc
itself is so integral to the show that it shapes the
episodes instead of being reshaped time and again as the
writers decide to mess about with things. It is one of my
pet hates how in most shows there is a real lack of
continuity from one season to the next, sometimes even from
one episode to the next.
regret having to write this review not because the episode
was bad but rather because it brings how the fact that there
is just one final episode to go and knowing what we all know
of Farscape the cliff-hanger is going to be torturous only
this time we are going to be left suffering for the
foreseeable future due to the fact that there is no new
season to offer us any relief, no hint of brightness on the
horizon. Instead we are stuck with shows that will always
seem lacking in vision, who’s acting is merely acceptable
and who’s storylines are shadows of what we are used to.
Farscape has spoiled us in so many ways that its lack will
be felt desperately.
Bomba is an excellent episode, it has all the ingredients
for a great ep but it falls short of that mark slightly. it
is far better than the first of the trilogy but not quite as
good as the second. Some people might disagree with me but
that’s their look out, I'm right they are wrong, well not
wrong, simply not blessed with my vision.
episode has the normal reprise of events, then the story
starts. we get something of an explanation of why Scorpy
stops the escape. Scorpy is a spy for the emperor but that
apparently has just so that he can get close to these
flowers. Their significance is explained and after a few
flashbacks to the Gammak base we understand that Scorpy has
been pursuing this agenda for a long time. Stark was a
important part of this. Apparently he was an important part
of the leadership class of Scarrens death rituals. Scorpy
had captured him and was torturing him for information,
foremost amongst it was the location of Katratzi.
and the others are placed in protective custody. We find out
that Lo'La is an Annihilator class ship of Troka design...
you must excuse me if i get this wrong i am doing this from
memory. Johns bomb gets disabled so they decide that it is
time to go with Plan B, which coincidently is Scorpy’s
plan. They get into the elevator and make like a bandit for
the flower cavern. This elevator is a bit like a WONKAVATOR
apparently, it can go just about any direction. This is
because it has a drill at the bottom, quite why you would
need something like that is not explained but.. well.
an entertaining chase through the planet they end up in just
about the last place they want to be, typical really. In the
end John offers to swap his debt of giving Scorpy knowledge
of wormholes for the destruction of these plants that Scorpy
says he would give his life to destroy. So John activates
his nuke and drops it down the passage they created and it
smashes through the glass in another elevator docked at the
flower cavern and explodes destroying the cavern and no
doubt allot of Scarrens, Charrids and umm.. those other
episode contains many funny moments and there are even a few
double meanings that brighten quite dark moments. This
episode ends with Chiana and D’Argo in bed together,
Scorpy and Sikozu swapping spit and John wondering what he
is going to do next, he has after all just used a nuclear
weapon to attain his own goals, just what might he do next
and who might be injured or killed when they get in his way.