She's crying through a gag as Cargn steps out of the shadows and warns them to stay back. Scorpius calmly informs D'Argo that if they move any closer they'll be in range of Cargn's woobly attack. D'Argo says, "There are two of us, and one of him. How badly do you want him dead?" Scorpius gives a slight nod, and they separate and start edging around the room. Cargn warns them that if they don't stop, he'll kill Chiana. Scorpius asks if Chiana told Cargn where Crichton is. Cargn snorts, "Of course not, she doesn't know. But she did say you aren't allies, and that in all probability you did not come here to impede my plan." Scorpius's voice starts to become harsher as he says, "It must be painful to realize you have been defeated - yes, defeated - by nothing more than your own suspicions." Cargn mockingly asks if it's too hot for Scorpius. D'Argo asks what's happening, and Cargn tells him, "When [Scorpius] becomes incapacitated, I shall turn my full attention to you." Scorpius quickly insists that D'Argo shouldn't listen to Cargn. Cargn helpfully explains that the Scarran half of Scorpius likes the heat, but the Peacekeeper half doesn't. Scorpius clings to the dangling chains to steady himself and pants angrily. Cargn continues, "Thermal regulator suit. Cooling rods inserted directly into his brain. Tell me the rumors are true. Please tell me your search for thermic constancy is tormentful!" That's another weirdly funny line. Scorpius roars and rushes at Cargn, who slams him against a wall. Fight! Finally! D'Argo swings across the room on one of the chains and joins the fray. Cargn tries to use his wrist-saber to slice D'Argo, but D'Argo knocks his arm up. The laser severs one of the chains holding Chiana, and she screams as she dangles from one arm over the acid. Cargn grabs D'Argo from behind, but D'Argo pushes back with his feet, slamming Cargn against a wall and breaking free of his grip. Cargn and D'Argo trade a few more blows, and then Cargn knocks D'Argo off his feet. He picks D'Argo up and prepares to toss him into the acid. Which is when Crichton races in and starts zapping Cargn with Jenavia's necklace. Cargn drops D'Argo and turns to attack Crichton. Crichton zaps him some more, but Cargn keeps advancing. A few more shots, and Cargn pauses in front of the vat to gasp, "You haven't defeated meeeee!" Crichton sighs, "Obviously not...but you dumped me in the acid, so let's see how you like it!" He grabs one of the chains and swings over to slam both feet into Cargn's chest. Cargn falls back into the acid. He splashes around, his head rears up out of the acid once, and then he just gurgles and sinks away. Aw, it's just like when Godzilla was killed with the Oxygen Destroyer. Sniff. Crichton looks horrified until Chiana reminds everyone of her predicament by screaming again. D'Argo looks up just in time to see the chain holding her snap. She plummets, and D'Argo bolts up and leaps across the vat just in time to crash into her, knocking her out of danger. They both crash to the ground and cling to each other as Crichton, wide-eyed, gasps, "How Batman was that?!" After taking a moment to recover, Crichton asks if Scorpius is dead. D'Argo pointedly says, "If he isn't, he should be by the time we come out." D'Argo walks out with Chiana wrapped around him. Aw. Crichton finds Scorpius, collapsed in the corner. He hauls Scorpius over to the acid and holds his head over the edge of the vat. And then he shivers.
Episode Report CardStrega: B+ | 597 USERS: C+
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