Aeryn is sitting on the floor in Pilot's den, where he's been able to make it at least a few degrees cooler. There's a look on her face throughout, until she loses control of even that, that's wonderfully touching and sympathetic: this "oh, fuck" kind of quiet rage and sadness. Like, "I can't believe it got me." "It" would be her body. She's very grateful and sweet with Pilot, and tells him this isn't his fault, but Pilot -- way stressed -- names all the ways he's screwed and can't help her. "I cannot re-activate the consumable refrigeration unit. I have no place to bring your core temperature down." He voices his hope that the others will figure it out, and she laughs bitterly. Given the PK stuff, "why would the others care?" Pilot nods. You can't argue that one. It's a very lonely thing.
Rygel finally locates a nest, after crawling around inside the walls for awhile. There are eggs, coming out of the thing really fast, and some of them are already hatching more bugs. "Bad news, people," he whispers on comm. "Very bad news." John asks him what's up on comms, very very loudly, and Rygel screams that he's trying to get him killed, and that they were mean to toss him in the hole, and it's way too hot, and there's a nest. D'Argo's surprised by this last -- "Nest?" -- and I don't know if it's a microbe thing or just a funny little joke, but Rygel bitches: "Too many letters for you, Luxan? Try 'hive'!" It's less funny seeing the words on the page, I bet, but it works okay spoken aloud. John realizes Moya's being turned into an insect condo and Rygel announces that he will be moving out. Elsewhere, Zhaan figures out how to dissolve the blue goo, but just as she comms to them, a bug gets her through the neck with a huge stinger, and she goes down.
John screams, hearing her gasp, and everybody makes for med bay, and Rygel freaks out inside the wall. Pilot can't find Zhaan, but notes that Aeryn's losing consciousness in his den. She's shaking, and her breath is coming in shards. The DRDs poke at her and beg in beeps for her to wake up.
John goes to the hole where they shoved Rygel -- last heard screaming his fool head off -- and is surprised by a John clone, which drops from the ceiling behind him. The clone puts his hand on John's shoulder. He thinks it's D'Argo, and he turns around slowly -- the clone grows an orange spot on the back of his hand to match John's. They don't make out, at all, and that is very, very sad. John tries to talk to the clone, who stares at him silently for a bit, and then beats him up. They have a very silly, very one-sided comic book kind of conversation: "You know my moves. And I know yours." John realizes that the reason he got his ass kicked in seventh grade is that he fought fair. And it's interesting, because if somebody else said that to him, he'd shrug it off with some Jack Crichton speech about honor -- but here, he's telling himself. Tiny bit of innocence lost.