As a transport returns to Moya, we hear Crichton say, "Pilot, I'm bringing Miss Kitty back from the OK Corral. Is there any word on Aeryn or Doc Rygel yet?" There isn't. He really likes to give the translator microbes a workout.
And then we're in the hangar. Or a matte painting of a hangar, at least. Chiana is wearing a super-cute coat, even if it's not made of leather. She's as giddy as a kid on the first day of vacation, sticking her feet under Crichton's as he tries to stomp away. She asks if he's mad at her and whines, "I got information on the slave auctions, didn't I?" Crichton is more like an exhausted parent on the last day of that same vacation, just counting the hours till school starts again. He snaps at her to stop tripping him, and warns, "D'Argo's not going to be happy if he finds out how you got the information!" She says he won't care if it helps find Jothee, but Crichton says, "Chiana, my little trollop, he will care." I love the word "trollop." That is all. He walks across the room and grumbles that while she can "kick, kiss and cry [her] way out of any situation," he'd prefer it if she stopped getting into situations in the first place. Because Crichton never gets into trouble. As he heads for the workbench, Chiana sneers, "You're just cranked 'cause Winona jammed!" Crichton raises the gun and soothingly tells it, "It's not her fault that she jammed." He really, really needs a girlfriend. Aeryn may have to take one for the team. There's a little more exposition to establish that Aeryn and Rygel had to cover their escape, and Crichton warns Chiana that Aeryn is going to be particularly pissed off. After fiddling with the pistol, Crichton fires a test shot right past Chiana's head. She flinches, but the shot sort of fizzles out and doesn't even knock over a nearby canister.
The second transport returns. Aeryn steps out into the hangar with a tight smile and calls Chiana. Still at the workbench, Crichton quietly wishes Chiana luck as she nervously walks out to meet Aeryn. Aeryn's smile broadens and she says, "I want to apologize for not looking after you better. My behavior has been self-centered and inappropriate." Chiana chuckles, "I don't get it." Rygel swoops out to join them as Crichton points out that seeing Aeryn apologize is a little scary. Aeryn says that they need to look toward the future, and Rygel chortles, "We have a surprise for you!" He smirks and swoops away. Chiana asks if the "surprise" will explode when she opens it. Aeryn smiles blissfully and says, "You don't open this, you embrace it!" Back in a corner of the room, Rygel enthuses about feeling joy and contentment. Chiana suddenly notices that Aeryn's unarmed, and tells Crichton, "Aeryn doesn't even shower without a pulse pistol." Crichton gruffly tells Chiana to go talk to D'Argo, for all the world like a protective dad. Chiana's weirded out enough not to argue, but as she turns for the door, Aeryn and Rygel repeat that they have a surprise.