Sikozu tells Aeryn, finally, about Grayza's offer of the Luxan worlds. Aeryn's aghast, because she clearly missed Grayza Class the day they covered how little of a damn she actually gives. "She can't mean it! The Peacekeepers and the Luxans have a mutual defense pact. Grayza has to be bluffing, she can't fulfill that promise. The Luxans would go to war!" A war which Sikozu points out would be futile without the Peacekeepers backing them. Aeryn swallows. "We can't let her go through with it." Sikozu's like, "So we're just going to talk her out of it?" And Aeryn's awesome: "I have a gun."
Sikozu follows Aeryn through the Leviathan's dead fan room (they're really getting their money's worth out of the re-dressed Moya set, aren't they?), agog at Aeryn's new scary plan to assassinate the Commandant. Aeryn's like, "Um, she totally wants us dead, so it's cool," and Sikozu gives on that point. But what about a plan of escape? "Run." Something more detailed? "Run quickly." I love how Sikozu still doesn't quite grasp the facts about Aeryn. She grabs Aeryn's arm: "And what if we run into more opposition than we can handle?" Then Sikozu can go ahead and chat with D'Argo about why his worlds were obliterated. Sikozu tries to argue, but no words come out, and she nods. Fuck.
Ahkna and Grayza stand behind the Pilot's console and discuss terms. "In return for dominion over the Luxan territories, the Scarrans will relinquish all claims to the disputed sectors of the Uncharted Territories." Defined as "everywhere beyond the Kellek Nebula," which Ahkna finds hardly equitable. Grayza corrects her: "More than equitable: the Luxan worlds are wealthy. There's little of value in the Uncharted Territories." So then why, especially considering the alliance with the Luxans. Grayza says, and I'm not sure if she's lying about this, that "High Command already regrets that decision." "Luxans are warriors, not diplomats," she explains. "They are a liability to our peace efforts." Ahkna confirms that Grayza would totally just abandon the Luxan worlds, and Grayza says hell yes. "For the greater good." She points out how it's well-known that the Scarrans covet the Luxan's resources... "In the same way you've coveted the expansion room the Uncharted Territories would give you," Ahkna agrees. Each party gains advantages, and a costly war is averted. Easy as that. Ahkna doubts that the Sebacean Council would support it, but Grayza says -- surprising Ahkna, though she covers quickly -- that a majority of the Counselors already support her. "They are ready for a change of leadership." My magic boobs will reign supreme!