I wonder if
was the original ending or of that was the one
Henson added after knowing the show had been
This was a good episode.. No this was a great
episode... shippy but still great for all of
It all revolves around the premise that the
Scarrens want earth.. because a flower grows on
it... the very same one that Crichton Deep
Now as Scorpy sees it john has one choice. Form
an alliance with the PK's and they will protect
John obviously goes with plan B..
Which is to seal the wormhole... if he can just
figure out how to do that.
There is a llot of great acting and huge
character interaction.. Fantastic. This is like
all great Farscape episodes rolled into one and
given an edge. ok, so some people might not like
it, screw them... this is a great episode.
It all comes down to timing.. If john can enter
the wormhole just before it opens he can
collapse it along its length sealing earth of...
only problem is he doesn't have the reflexes to
get the timing right... but one person does...
So after a while pilot consents to be cut free
from Moya and put in a transport pod along with
John and Aeryn.
Back on earth the best and the brightest of the
scientific community are getting ready for Johns
next visit. Earth is pooling together, preparing
to launch itself into the unknown.
However John, Pilot and Aeryn don't go to earth
instead they go to the moon. john visits the
flag his father put on the moon and finds a
photo of his family clipped to it. he then gives
his dad a call, boy would i hate those long
distance charges, and explains what he plans to
do. Seal the wormhole.
His father wonders how humanity will make it
into space without the Wormhole, John says they
do it the old fashioned way, Build a rocket...
also he has left a little pressie beside the
flag, Technical information to help mankind
reach the stars. There is an emotional goodbye
and then it is time to try seal the wormhole.
Meanwhile a Scarren Stryker has reached the
wormhole and entered it on its way to earth. but
it is too late, Pilot has already started the
collapse of the wormhole and the two ships
collide but instead of exploding the pass
through each other and the Stryker is destroyed
while the Transport pod survives and returns to
They take refuge on a water planet that has
properties that will help heal Moya. John, from
god alone knows where, produces a rowboat and
takes Aeryn out on it. it is there we discover
that the Scarrens released the stasis on Aeryns
child... and also that it is Johns. John is
understandable happy about this and proposes
using the ring of his mothers given to him by
So they hug and kiss and there is a amusing
little side show of the D'Argo, Chiana and Rygel
as they watch and misinterpret what is happening
on the boat.
So we get the happy ending most people seemed to
want.... what is this i hear you cry!! This is
not how Farscape goes... happy ending? Never!!!
And you would be right... it seems there is a
species that occupies this planet who are less
than happy to see Moya and the others... a ship
fly’s over head, John and Aeryn trapped on a
row boat. the creatures face splits open and an
extra eye on a wiggly thing pokes out. it The
ship returns and fires at john and Aeryn, whom
have decided that there is no way they can make
it to Moya and are instead engaged in a game of
Tonsil hockey... the ship fires... hits John and
Aeryn... and they seem to crumble before the
disbelieving eyes of the others. all that is
left in the boat is the debris, there clothes I
think... and the ring, sitting poignantly on
top... and finally we see the words... 'To Be
Only we know its not.
is a tragedy, this show was and is a gem to be
treasured. And it has been thrown away to make
room for what is in comparison costume
jewellery, brighter and gaudier yet lacking any
intrinsic value. It goes to show that networks
who claim to be interested in producing original
and critically acclaimed shows are really just
in it for the money, as such shows that appeal
to the widest audience are in, shows that make
the audience think are out. Appealing to the
lowest common denominator, politics in science
fiction, the one place where Politics truly does
fiction is meant to provoke thought, make us
question, wonder and dream, now without Farscape
all we are really left with is a few shows that
are entertaining for an hour and soon forgotten.
Even the poorest of Farscape episodes is
memorable, how many other shows can claim that?
there is a lot more in this episode than I have
touched on, this is an episode to watch not to
read about. I dreaded this episode truth be
told. For I was fearful just what may happen,
would Henson just kill everyone off as they have
been known to do when other shows of theirs were
unexpectedly cancelled? But no, thankfully they
did not do that. Instead they left the way open
for a return, be it a movie, properly written
books (unlike most of the ‘Official’ Books)
and even prospective scripts for the fifth
know there is a future, the Farscape magazine is
promoting the fact that it will contain a story
containing event that happen after this episode,
and unfailingly those stores have been
excellent. So don’t let go the dream because
as long as you keep dreaming then the show
synopsis written by Toadie.