With greedy satisfaction, Rygel surveys his redecorated room, festooned with the spoils of his grave robbing. "Now, this is what a Dominar's chamber should look like -- hung with the blood-stained trophies from my conquests." More like rotting-flesh-stained, there, Ryg. The camera zooms in on the death mask and then sprints to a golden jug, which falls and breaks obediently. Other treasures follow suit, hurling themselves to the ground. Finally, the only thing left on display is the death mask. Rygel mutters, "This cannot be real. Yes, I know what's happening."
From the ship, Zhaan tells Crichton that the tissue samples from Janixx do indicate long-term radiation exposure, but the levels are pretty low. D'Argo adds that Pilot thinks the cliff chamber is acting as an amplifier, increasing the radiation exposure. Aeryn posits that that's why everyone dies at twenty-two, and Zhaan agrees. Crichton wonders if Das knew that already. "He knew if the clans moved out of the caves, they'd stop dying so young," Crichton muses. "They'd have no reason to Take the Stone," Aeryn says, Peter Cotton-Tailing sarcastically. Crichton thanks D'Argo and Zhaan and promises they'll be back soon. Zhaan blesses them and signs off just in time for Rygel to zoom in and accuse Zhaan of effecting a curse in his room. He refuses to return any of his junk and zooms huffily off. Zhaan looks serenely interested in this turn of events.