Crichton is idly playing with his ball (hush, now) while making useless suggestions to Pilot. Pilot assures him that the DRDs are searching for the parasite, but adds that he's skeptical about finding anything. Crichton asks why, and Pilot explains, "Officer Sun mentioned that you'd been distracted lately. She believes it's possible that you broke into Rygel's food cache and fired at an imaginary enemy while playing some sort of game." Crichton grumbles, and Pilot calmly notes that he's never known Aeryn to exaggerate. It's kind of rude of Pilot to openly tell Crichton that he trusts Aeryn more. He's usually more diplomatic than this. There's a metallic clang, and the camera swoops around to show Scorpius hurrying out of frame. Crichton drops the ball and unholsters his gun.
Crichton enters the cargo bay and silently creeps among the storage containers. There's a faint rattling from behind some crates. Crichton tenses himself, and swings around the crates, leveling his blaster at...Rygel. "Yotz!" gasps Rygel. Crichton asks what Rygel's doing, and Rygel huffs, "It's a cargo bay. I was checking my cargo. I was told we had parasites on board. Now, would you care to explain why you were trying to kill me?" Crichton nervously explains that he thought Rygel was the parasite, and exits. Heh. This is one of those episodes that's probably better the second time around. The first time, it drags a bit through the first half, but on re-watch it's more fun because you can look for hints. Makes it hard to grade, though. Especially because the Vorc is so unconvincing. I understand why they can't put as much effort into a puppet that they're only going to use for one episode, but yeesh.