Chiana grabs the waiter and climbs in his mouth, tongue first, as Rekka watches, and offers him some "complimentary choices" of her own. "Would that lower your price?" Would you have a weapon in your armory and leave it unused, out of squeamish "good taste"? Crackers don't matter. Rekka ups the price to $30,000 at the offer, which makes Noranti laugh, and he turns to her: "And if it's that? Forty." She tut-tuts him: "Be nice." Aeryn negotiates for sixteen, and tosses the waiter a small bag: "Half up front." That's my girl. They say to meet at the transport pod in four hours -- Aeryn tries for a little slice on the timeframe, but he just says it's their rules. Rekka tosses them some tokens and they bounce. Chiana's not feeling the trust, and Sikozu agrees: "Just keep an eye on them, Chi." Chiana gets up and follows, losing them immediately. She checks out the aliens nearby, and then takes off after the dealers.
Sikozu and Aeryn stroll, Sikozu openly admiring Aeryn's negotiations. They grin and then realize Noranti's gone. Looking around for her, Aeryn spots some Peacekeeper Commandos and shoves Sikozu and herself behind a wall. The easy way Sikozu and Aeryn interact in this episode is really neat. Sikozu doesn't even question it, just jumps behind the wall and huddles: "How many?" Four...plus Braca and Grayza. Sikozu shakes her head: "They could not have followed us here. That is impossible." She gets shifty; Aeryn wonders if they were somehow tipped off. Sikozu slowly turns to look at Aeryn. To keep the suspense going, Grayza and Braca stop walking and have a cryptic conversation about "You sure they're coming?" "Yes, keep looking." And stare around all over the place.
Grayza, Braca, and the Commandos are looking all around as Aeryn and Sikozu watch from their hiding place. Aeryn tries to comm Chiana and can't get through; Sikozu figures they were probably jammed by the PKs. "Aeryn, we need to stick together." Noranti approaches them from wherever she was. Aeryn names assets: "One weapon...and I have six of them." Sikozu: "And two outlaws, who are on the same side," if there was a tip-off. They fill Noranti in on the Commando situation and ask her to track down Chiana and warn her. Sikozu: "We've got four long arns to stay low." Ah, the old Chiana/Rygel B-plot maneuver. How I have missed it. Noranti scuttles off to find Chiana and Aeryn names their choices: "Follow Grayza, find out what she's up to..." -- Sikozu nods at this one -- "...Or we can stay out of sight." Please, like that's an option.