Aeryn is unconscious as Zhaan, while ministering to her, informs D'Argo that the treatment is succeeding in preventing Aeryn from deteriorating further, but no more. She asks D'Argo why he didn't want Aeryn to know that the treatment was his idea. D'Argo relays Aeryn's earlier wish to die alone. "As a warrior, I should respect her wishes and not interfere." Zhaan tells him that he did a good thing, and that Aeryn doesn't really want to die. D'Argo: "I do not even believe that she wants to die alone." Man, this show is so good. It may sound strange to talk about loss of innocence in characters that have perpetrated some terrible, terrible things, but these three share so much regarding their disillusionment with their respective cultures. At this particular point, Zhaan's made her peace with it more than the other two, but still: They're a mess. Add to that what Crichton will go through for the rest of the series, not to mention Moya, and it starts to make more sense that Chiana is single-handedly holding this bunch together at the moment.
Okay, back to the scene: More bad news, as Moya starts having muscular contractions, which have a deleterious effect on Aeryn, forcing Zhaan and D'Argo to halt the treatment. D'Argo lovingly strokes Aeryn's hair as Zhaan expresses her wish that Crichton return soon. Again: If she only knew.
On the base, Gilina and Chiana sneak into an area wherein they can access the computer system.
Stark is in the chair, screaming, "Again, Scorpy! Thrill me again!" You know, this episode has a lot to do with pretty mental images, but I must confess I could have done without that one. Javio enters with Crais in tow, and Niem powers down the machine. Crais asks where Crichton is, and Scorpius thinks for a long moment before turning to face him and leading him out of the room. Crais bitingly says that he has orders to recapture Moya and its passengers, but Scorpius tells him that Crichton has vital information, and until he gets it, he won't be released. Crais orders Scorpius to give Crichton up. Sure, that'll work. Scorpius notes that Crais's adherence to orders is "selective," and that he's repeatedly ignored orders to return to First Command. The two of them bicker a bit, but Scorpius stands firm, and asks Crais, since he knows Crichton so well, what would persuade Crichton to stop resisting the chair. I'd say a massage function, but I don't think that's quite what he meant.