"Grandma," says John's voice. "Fix me." She chews calmly, addressing the empty space: "You're just a nookie!" Heh. "Haven't you ever died before?" she asks, approaching Chiana and tapping in. She kneels down over Johnny's face, and spits a long wad of something into his mouth. Aeryn just about pukes, but whatever. It's Noranti. You burnt out your barf threshold with her a long time ago. I actually like how nasty she is: she's the opposite of Zhaan in even that way. Noranti covers Johnny's mouth with hers, and Aeryn gets worried, running over to them. I like how, even though she's actually had to sit through John dying, Aeryn's not actually all that concerned about Johnny. Just fix it. Johnny breathes, John stares at his hands coming true again, and Johnny passes out. Noranti's like, "See?" but John still doesn't feel completely de-McFlyed. Noranti hopes it'll pass -- covering that she didn't want to bring Johnny back too quickly -- but maybe he should use it to his advantage somehow.
Rygel watches the trooper crawling around; he begs Rygel: "Who are you people?" Noranti hunkers down, third eye glowing pink. "Aliens!" The trooper looks from her to D'Argo, who tongues him. The guy falls back against the wall and D'Argo gets ready to set all the smoke charges. "Right. Let's get 'em into the garage." She picks up Johnny. Aww.
Leslie Crichton sits at a table in the garden, shuffling cards and humming sweetly in the sun. A shadow passes over her face; she feels it, and looks up. A hand caresses her cheek and she puts her hand over it, still humming. "Mom," says John. "It's me." She stares out into the sun. "Johnny?" She almost smiles, feeling him with her. "I love you. I've wanted to tell you that for a very long time." You can almost see him. "What's the matter?" Leslie says, forcing herself to look down, at the cards, figure out much of this is happening and how much is madness; what she has to do next. "I'm in trouble, I'm in the Carson house. Get Dad and tell him to save me." Leslie throws the cards down, hurries through the garden toward the house, screaming Jack's name. "Mom, listen! When you first feel the pain, don't...don't wait." She's gone. She was always gone. He becomes visible again, losing even the tinge of the supernatural that could have saved her; separating himself from Johnny again for good. He becomes a man you can see; he becomes a man.