Chiana asks if Crichton wants some advice. He doesn't. Chiana coos, "Makes me want to give it to you even more." So say we all. While Crichton leans over to fiddle with the ship's controls, she lectures, "There's too much pressure. She's scared of the future. So why not just live in the moment?" Crichton isn't impressed with the greeting-card advice, so Chiana decides to show him what she means by "pressure." She mimics the Crichton maneuver, leaning against the Farscape with her arms and grinding her hips against him, and says, "Go fast with the body, slow with the soul." And after slowly humping him for a second, she adds, "Maybe you should find someone like that." Oh my. Pilot stops the madness by calling for Crichton and Chiana to join everyone in Command.
Command. D'Argo asks why they've stopped. Pilot quickly sums up the phlebotinum: they're being targeted by automated Peacekeeper weapons, and trying to Starburst will make Moya go boom. Everyone turns to gaze at the big triangular satellites swishing by outside. If the Borg had favored pyramids instead of cubes, this is what they'd have come up with. Pilot adds that there's no sign of a fleet, so there must be a Peacekeeper settlement in a nearby system. Chiana gasps, "We gotta do something!" Zhaan starts praying. "Something useful," Chiana amends. Heh. Pilot, who's awfully patient with their interruptions, finally manages to mention that someone in a nearby system is signaling them. Rygel says, "Run, fight, surrender -- pick one!" As we get a closer shot of one of the Luxor-gone-evil weapons, Pilot says thatMoyachooses surrender: "Resistance by her means death."
Credits. So I watched part of the first season of Farscape, then lost track of it because that's when it was on in the afternoons. I started watching again mid-season 2 because a friend was into it. So I tuned in halfway through "Out of Their Minds," which, let me tell you, is an even more surreal experience when you've missed the first two acts. So I watched the next couple, and then this three-parter happened. I didn't know who Scorpius or Scarrans were; I barely knew who Chiana was. It didn't matter. I love how every character has their own agenda, and how happily ridiculous the entire thing is. Granted, this first part is all talky set-up, but once in a while that's okay. Especially with a teaser like that.
Still in Command, Rygel insists that he's the best negotiator on-board. Crichton claps a hand over Rygel's mouth to shut him up. Hands on the puppet! It seems that, during the credits, a giant floaty head appeared in Command. I imagine that was a bit disconcerting. The head belongs to Tyno, a high muckity-muck from the system they've wandered into. Aeryn and Zhaan assure Tyno that they're peaceful. Yeah, until you cross them. Tyno scans Moya, confirms that the ship isn't armed, and says that they're free to go. Chiana gripes, "That was a productive four arns," and huffs off. D'argo asks if they can do a little shopping in the system before they move on. Tyro nixes that, saying that it's "coronation time." At that, Rygel chomps on Crichton's hand and escapes while Crichton sucks on his injured digit. Rygel hovers into the floaty head's view, asking, "Would you turn away royalty bearing gifts for your new sovereign?" Tyno hmphs, "Escaped prisoners bearing gifts?" Wow, so they spent four hours telling Tyno their life stories, I guess. Come to think of it, it's impressive that Crichton managed to keep Rygel quiet for that long. Making up for lost time, Rygel booms, "Your hatred of the Peacekeepers can never approach ours. Fate has conspired to forge this alliance." Tyno says that they can land but warns them against bringing any weapons to the planet. He fades out, and Rygel plays "I told ya so," with Crichton.