"Why are you wearing that?" demands Rygel, and she asks her partner in crime if he's not "busting to get out." Rygel's not interested, basically. There's food here. Chiana: "We're on Earth! Crichton's hometown!" She cocks her head at the door and makes ready to leave. D'Argo cautions her that John told them to stay inside. On the TV, Kermit and the little girl laugh. Aeryn: "...Again with the Cookie Monster." Rygel points out that Crichton has now completed the "getting home" part of the show, and that unless Chiana screws it up, they'll probably follow. Not that any of them have a home to go back to. Not really. "I don't want to wait for 'one day.' I want to go exploring now!" That's my girl. D'Argo orders her to stay put, and Aeryn tells them all to shut up while she's watching her stories. "You're not the captain down here," says Chiana petulantly. "It's Halloween! I'll fit in!" So, so true. She pulls back the curtain and takes off, D'Argo following. Aeryn finally gets up and tells him to stay put. D'Argo stares out the window for the next part. Which is sad.
A brunette in a flower-print dress walks past the garage door, just as Chiana skips around the corner; they stop, and stare. Chiana grins, and throws her the finger. The woman stares, confusing Chiana. She walks up, putting the bird right in the lady's grill. The woman, appalled and afraid at this intrusion, stays silent. Chiana gives up, backs away, takes off. The poor woman watches her leave, turns back towards the yard.
D'Argo and Aeryn stare out the curtain; he shoos her back. D'Argo leaves the room quickly; Aeryn remains behind the curtain. Kermit and the little girl continue to say the alphabet; and Aeryn can't resist another peek. She pulls back the curtain just as the woman's arriving -- they both gasp and jump -- and the woman ducks inside, under Aeryn's arm. Rygel chuckles, drawing her attention, and she wrinkles her nose at him. There's no talking at all, through this whole part, because of the microbes, but it does add a whole lot of tension and texture to the scene. Kermit, the Muppet, narrates the entire thing with the rudimentary building blocks of language -- the bridge that carries you from terror at the alien and into understanding. It doesn't help. It does, however, get you right on board with this poor woman, confronted with the alien nature of our friends for the first time. Just brilliant, and scary, and so off-balance in framing and light. Rygel turns around and stares at the women's whispered question -- "What is this?" -- and laughs in her face. The woman turns around and walks back out, under Aeryn's still-upheld arm. "I love you," the little girl says to Kermit. "I love you too," he replies. "Uh oh," says Rygel. "Give me a kiss!" whispers the little girl. Life fails to imitate art in this instance.