Crichton hands over the portrait to Zhaan, saying it changed in the blink of an eye. Zhaan places gloved hands on the image and then snaps them away, as if burned. More whispers sear Zhaan's soul. Deep and rare and Maillard-reaction-y.
In the cargo bay, Chiana orders D'Argo to put her in the freezer. Her fear drives her to make sure she is surrounded by the exact opposite of her fate: Mrs. Paul's fish sticks. D'Argo complies, ignoring Aeryn's protests that if Chiana doesn't freeze to death, she'll definitely suffocate. Pilot assures them that Chiana can remain in the freezer indefinitely if he calibrates temperature and increases airflow. Aeryn mutters that they shouldn't increase Chiana's fears by catering to them. (However, some curried crab puffs might be appreciated. I'm just saying.)
In her lab, Zhaan takes a deep breath, summons strength and bravery from within her damaged Pa'u soul, and tries to make contact. A shout of whispers slams her out of her brief trance.
Back in the cargo bay, Chiana is pressing her hands up against the mottled yellow glass of the freezer and whimpering. Hon, you wanted to be in there; stop whining. Then there's a fwooomp of flame, and D'Argo turns to Crichton, simply (and rather too calmly) saying, "John." He walks over to the freezer and tries to force the door. Crichton yells for Pilot, asking what's going on in the freezer. Pilot doesn't know, because nothing should be combustible in there. Flames swarm behind Chiana's urgent silhouette, her hand on the opaque door. Horrifically disturbing shades of Apollo 1. D'Argo orders Pilot to release the jammed door. The door controls aren't responding. Thinking with her fists, Aeryn orders them to stand back and shoots the control panel. (See? Aeryn's answer to everything is to blast the hell out of it, God love her.) D'Argo and Crichton surge in to open the door. It still won't open. Chiana screams as the flames lick at her life. D'Argo grabs a pole of some sort and is about to ramrod the door when the flames are suddenly extinguished, along with Chiana's screams. There's nothing behind the door. Just freezer-burn. "CHIANAAAAA!" D'Argo bellows.