For any of you foolish enough to be reading this without ever having seen the show, Farscape was probably best summarized by someone on Warren Ellis's forum as being all about the adventures of an American trapped in the Australian S&M scene. See if that helps. The cool thing for me is that I can play the DVD on the same computer I'm writing this with, which is a lot easier than my usual system. On the other hand: no captions. My DVD is an import, and I guess the Brits don't go in for that sort of thing. But they do go in for age-specific ratings, and they'd like you to know that this episode is suitable for persons twelve and older. So no actual Tubey's Kids should read this. How sad.
We open with D'Argo and Crichton pedeconferencing down that one hallway on Moya. D'Argo explains that he's brought someone named T'raltixx aboard. Who started the thing with science fiction and apostrophes, anyway? Apparently, T'raltixx can "adjust Moya's electromagnetics" so that the ship can't be traced. Crichton doesn't like the idea, but D'Argo expositions about how Scorpius is searching for them. Can we talk about Crichton's hair? I haven't watched these episodes in a while, and I'd forgotten about it. I think it's supposed to be stylishly mussed, but it's too short, so it just looks like he was hanging upside down while it dried. Can't he even borrow someone's comb? I could see Aeryn hoarding the hair implements, because she's got quite a mane to take care of, but you'd think that Chiana would share.
D'Argo and Crichton arrive in the maintenance bay, where Chiana is wheeling supplies aboard. Chiana reports that she's purchased them all a heaping supply of "dry food rectangles." Yum. Crichton grabs one and starts chewing, and then whines, "Crackers? You just bought crackers?" Chiana whines right back, and says that they didn't have time to get anything else. Not even some aerosol cheese? Actually, given what happens to Rygel later, that's probably for the best. Crichton wanders over to Aeryn, who is fussing with one of the Peacekeeper warning beacons. She explains, "This is why we only had time to get crackers," and they both chew crackers as she explains that she saw ten beacons in the market. She says she's trying to find a signal that will tell her where Scorpius is, so that they can go in the opposite direction. Zhaan interrupts to announce that T'raltixx is ready for them. Aeryn smirkingly tells Crichton that they're testing T'raltixx's device on his module. She expositions that the module has "Moyan modifications," so that they can monitor what happens.