Zhaan apologizes to Liko for her behavior. Yeah, that behavior where it hurts to hurt things? He just looks at the trelkez and tells her to continue. Rygel calls her on comms to bitch about how the goo is worthless and she needs to solve the problem for real. "Wait," says Liko. "This is a better lesson." Rygel continues to be irritating on the comms. "Give pain to Rygel?" she asks. And like, it's horrible to contemplate this one time. Maybe it's because he's so sick and pathetic and crotchety, or because he's been awesome lately, or because last week was so hard, but right now it seems unimaginable. He continues to squawk horribly at her. "Zhaan! Did you hear me? I demand you bring me something that works!" Zhaan stalls, saying she can't reach all the way to Moya. Liko offers to "help."
Commercials, and then Liko and Zhaan touch each other's shoulders and get all vibey to send pain up to Rygel. The one week he hasn't done anything bad. "Why don't you answer me? What are you doing down there? Can you find me a remedy or not? If not, why are we still here? We should leave this useless planet immediately and find a place where I can get some relief from this..." And then he screams. And it is monstrous, and it goes on forever. And then silence. "Part of me enjoyed that," Zhaan admits. Liko says this means they're nearly ready. Um, like where the fuck did Liko go to divinity school? He's like that scary guy in Poltergeist II. I don't know why I keep bringing those movies up, sorry. But seriously! Night Of The Hunter and Priest and that Heath Ledger movie about the Sin Eater are like pro-clergy compared to this shit. This guy would make Stigmata be like, "Hey, respect religion, dude." And let's not even talk about Zhaan.
Fake out! Let's talk about Zhaan. My friend Karen wrote to me about this show earlier, for some reason. I had sent her a paragraph from last week's recap. And she said, "Do you know that passage from Maugham's The Razor's Edge..." and then accidentally pressed send. So I knew she was probably retyping it or whatever, and I wrote back, "You mean this one?"