When we return, Crichton and a still-hidden M'Lee have a conversation that goes on entirely too long, the relevant part of which is that M'Lee heard everything Br'nee said about her, and he withheld some of the story. She finally reveals herself and explains that it was Br'nee's ancestors that brought her people to the asteroid, for the purpose of ridding it of all herbivorous life forms. I can't say I understand this -- the absence of insects suggests that Br'nee's ancestors were purposeful in how they brought life to the asteroid. But if that's the case, why have animals there in the first place? The animals couldn't have existed prior to the seeding of the asteroid, right? Anyway, the idea was apparently that M'Lee's people would eat all the animals and then die of starvation, but what apparently threw off the timetable is that M'Lee's people turned on each other once their food was gone. I wonder if M'Lee threw herself a little "Best Cannibal Ever" party as she was sucking the marrow out of her mom. Anyway, M'Lee is proposing a deal: Even if she succeeds in killing the lot of them, she'll eventually starve to death anyway, so she'll control her hunger until Crichton and friends provide her with a more permanent food supply. Crichton can't believe that he's expected to take her with him, but she says that Br'nee knows her planet of origin, so Crichton should get the location from him and take her there.
Aeryn's bustling around mini-Command prepping this and that, and then she successfully activates the cannon. She tells Pilot that she and the child seem inexplicably to have reached an understanding. Pilot says he's encouraged, and that the kid's communication with Moya is improving. Aeryn muses that she feels quite at home with all the ship's Peacekeeper technology, prompting Rygel to suggest she stay over there. Aeryn, however, tartly says that she'll be returning to Moya shortly, and when she does, perhaps she and Rygel should have a little chat. Rygel starts with another retort, but Chiana shoves him with an admonition to keep his foot out of his mouth. Actually, he might want to keep it there -- better his than Aeryn's, don't you think? Anyway, Chiana attempts to play diplomat, pointing out that if they get attacked, the child is their only weapon at the moment. Aeryn doesn't want to drag the ship into a conflict it had nothing to do with starting, but Rygel wonders whether they'll have a choice.