Moya. Crichton tears Zhaan's hands from her face and orders her to stop freaking out on him. They fought Maldis once; they can do it again. Zhaan grabs Crichton's face and pulls his forehead against hers to do another mind-meld. Speaking directly into his mind, Zhaan tells Crichton to trust her. She has a plan but he has to keep Maldis's attention focused on him for as long as possible. Before breaking the meld, Zhaan commands him to ignore what she says next. Crichton chokes and gasps in reaction to the break, and Zhaan waxes desperate and hysterical about how nothing can stop Maldis and that he's next. Zhaan goes on that they need to surrender. Crichton says he's not giving up. Zhaan reaches out to touch his face and says, "Well, I am," before thrusting him into the back of Aeryn's prowler. Crichton is electrocuted by the faulty panel and shatters into portrait shards. The DRDs on the prowler make confused noises but get busily back to work. Maldis's whispers call to Zhaan as she looks down on the portrait and sees her image as a shattered body.
Inside the portrait where no password needs to be given to a fat lady, Crichton collapses in a heap of groans. Dude, Maldis is the Master Blaster and they're on the flipside! Does...anyone else remember Saturday morning cartoons' Kidd Video? Whatever happened to Kidd? He was hot. D'Argo calls out to Crichton and our boy tears through one of the circular arches to get to him. But he's not there. Yeah, this is where it starts to get annoying fast. They can't get to each other because there's something about the archways leading to other places. D'Argo tried to get to Chiana, but he lost her. Crichton says he knows who built this picture maze and starts yelling for Maldis to show his ugly face. "Haven't you read the super-villain's handbook? This is where you're supposed to twirl your moustache and gloat," Crichton mutters. "I don't have a moustache, John!" Maldis announces, appearing behind him. Maldis is still trussed up in that black-on-black Hamlet costume. You'd think that if the guy has all this power, he wouldn't subject himself to those seriously itchy-looking neck ruffs. Crichton twits Maldis about looking pale and asks him what it's like being dispersed. Maldis says he's been concentrating on revenge and that's what sustained him all this time. "Well, here I am, dude, revenge away!" Crichton invites. There's a splash in the dimension next door. Maldis has changed corridors. Maldis taunts Crichton with the fact that Crichton's not even important enough to be considered a player in this little psycho-drama; he's saving all his revenge for Zhaan. Maldis took D'Argo, Chiana, and Crichton first because he wanted Zhaan to be tortured by the image of her friends dying.