...and then Pilot is telling Aeryn that the Peacekeeper scan is heading her way again. Aeryn has trouble getting the child ship to power down, so she sternly tells him that if the Peacekeepers try to contact him, they're not to be listened to, even though they both, in a perverse way, come from the Peacekeepers. She says that he's going to have to decide to trust them -- or to trust her. Pilot, if you want him to trust you as well, I'd suggest not bugging your eyes out quite that far. It's a little creepy. The kid eventually powers down, and Aeryn lets out a relieved sigh, at least according to my closed captioning.
Crichton notes that the howling has stopped, and asks what that means. Br'nee speculates that M'Lee has gone to see if she can make a meal out of D'Argo, so Crichton tells Zhaan to get it in gear. She cheerily chirps that she's almost ready, and Br'nee's herbs and stuff will completely heal D'Argo's injuries. But Br'nee offers her some other plant, which she says she wasn't able to find. He tells her she was looking in the wrong place, and then takes some little seeds and puts them in a machine that somehow unshrinks them, yielding a shrubbery large enough to make the Knights Who Say Nee very happy. Zhaan is impressed, and Br'nee explains that his people's capacity to miniaturize the samples was what made it possible to seed the whole planet. They start to go, but Br'nee insists on Crichton staying behind with his weapon to guard the place. Crichton agrees, but when Zhaan's out of earshot, he tells Br'nee that if he's not back in an arn, M'Lee won't be the only one hunting him down. Br'nee, not having met Crichton before, looks baffled at how sexy he managed to make that threat sound. But the threat is irrelevant at the moment, as the second Br'nee and Zhaan are gone, Crichton hears a hissing noise, and soon M'Lee's voice is intoning, "I'm hungry, John!" Crichton wonders if it would be worth sparing his pinky toes to tide her over.
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.