On the catwalk, Clavor's having a hissyfit. "My sister is not supposed to be compatible with another Sebacean!" Cargn assures him that she isn't.
Crichton asks, "What the hell's going on?" which is maybe a question he should have had earlier. Tyno non-answers that the guards are for his protection.
Cargn says that if Crichton's DNA is compatible with the princess's, "then this pawn, whoever he is, must die tragically within a solar day." He growls and makes the air ripple to remind us that Scarrans have the magic power of making air ripple.
People are punting outside the Royal Pyramidal Palace. Sure, why not? Inside, Crichton is being escorted down a hallway by Tyno and some guards. Tyno assures a fretful Crichton that he's not under arrest. Naturally, Crichton immediately turns to leave and finds the way blocked when two of the guards point...white telescopes at him. Let's assume they're weapons, okay? Tyno starts to explain, which naturally causes Crichton to start interrupting. Eventually Tyno manages to establish that Crichton is the only man they've found who can have children with Princess Katralla. So it'd be really nice if Crichton married her. Tyno points out, "She will be our next Empress. You will be regent. Others would die for this chance." Crichton huffs, "See? Die! There's the problem - there's a die part."
As Tyno insists that this opportunity is a blessing, they enter a room where Clavor is waiting for them, weaselly. Clavor pontificates, "Blessing, Councilor Tyno? When the actual truth of power is so much closer to curse." His dramatic proclamation is only slightly marred by the fact that we see little green hands gingerly adjusting the red cloak on his shoulders. As the hands continue tweaking, Clavor turns and grumps, "What?" Behind him is a put-upon servant who looks kind of like what might happen to Zhaan if she went without water for a few months. Her name is Ro-Na. Hyphens are a nice change from the apostrophes, I'll give you that. Oh, and she's wearing Darth Vader's hat. Ro-Na stops fussing with the cloak, and Clavor turns back to face his visitors. She immediately starts toying with the cloak again and Clavor snaps, "Stop it! I said, before I speak with them, not during!" She looks down, abashed, and Clavor turns back to Crichton and sighs, "Ignorant creature." Tyno introduces Clavor as "second in line to the throne." Clavor modestly adds, "First among my people," and Crichton flips him the peace sign. Clavor tries to get Tyno and the guards to leave, but Tyno says his orders won't allow him to do that. Clavor asks, "Whose order dares to countermand mine?" as green hands appear at his shoulders again. Tyno calmly answers, "The Empress. Your Mother." Oh, that Empress. Clavor heads for the door, but tells Crichton that they'll talk [dramatic pause] later. Ro-Na follows Clavor out, where she will probably have her revenge by giving him even weirder bangs.