Aeryn's woozy as the Sebacean bitch-nurse comes in. "Feeling better?" Aeryn updates her on how she was in critical heat delirium, just so we know that this is just awful and just so we know that John is coming. Nurse is still struck by this: "Almost couldn't get your temperature down in time. I thought Peacekeepers were supposed to be battle-strengthened? Why did his heat probe almost kill you?" She circles, watching. Aeryn swallows painfully and says she's just tired. She begs the nurse to go away. The nurse decides on Good Cop instead: "Listen, that fennik will kill you unless you give him a reason not to, I've seen it happen. You'll be just another D.I.T. 'Died In Transit.'" She acts all put-upon, like, "Sorry for trying to save your ungrateful ass for more torture! Gah!" Aeryn asks Nurse if -- given that she's really Sebacean -- it makes it easier to let other people do the dirty work, like the fennik Scarran, while she's a cowardly collaborator.
Nurse continues to circle, paraphrasing John from last week's tag: "Listen, I've heard all that dren before. Usually from people like you, chained in a cell. Look at me: I'm not. You know why? Because I figured out a long time ago: Peacekeepers, Scarrans...what difference does it matter who rules? It won't be me, all I'm going to do is survive. I suggest you should do the same."
Here's John's speech from last week: "You set me up, not that I care. I don't care 'bout much. War. Death. Wormholes: I don't care about the things you care about. Peacekeepers rule the Scarrans; Scarrans rule the Peacekeepers...let them rule together. Put your ass in a cage. I care about one thing. One. God have mercy on my soul." You tell me who the good guy is, here.
Aeryn looks at the Nurse. "I'll tell Captain Jenek you're ready for another interrogation." Ha, Jenek the fennik. Let's just laugh and have fun. The Nurse and John both know the truth: all that matters is survival. Specifically, in these two speeches, Aeryn's survival. Who's the good guy? Aeryn. She's the only one that wouldn't make that choice. Ironically enough. Which is not to say that she's not gonna get pretty hairy tonight either. Truth, justice, and the American way are getting a beating this week. Nurse leaves; Aeryn shudders and tries to get her breathing under control.