Over at Bizarre Bazaar, Zhaan moans and drops, as Maldis draws John's soul out through his face, using only the magical palm of his mystical space vampire hand and his stupid voice hissing, "Diiieeeee."
Zhaan shows up and is pretty badass with her hands on either side of Maldis's head and blue energy. "John, I've broken through and made him tangible." Outside, Aeryn's rifle calms down, and the defenses around the Korner chill out. "He's all yours now," Zhaan says, shoving Maldis toward John. For such a punch! He hits a wall and explodes in red light; everybody falls down.
On Moya, John grabs Rygel's head, and he starts in yelling before he realizes he has no idea where he is or what's going on. "You died down on the planet. D'Argo and Aeryn brought your corpse up here and I...revived you. ...Yes. The others wanted to set your body adrift, but I insisted I could save your life. And I did!" John's like, "Awesome. Thanks." He hugs little Rygel. "Course you did. It's not Kansas, and you're way too homely to be Auntie Em. Come here, Toto." He kisses Rygel wildly and laughs his ass off. It is wonderful. Reconnection with the body, and with Rygel. Maybe he didn't lose anything today. Maybe he didn't lose anybody at all.
Zhaan wakes up and looks at Liko, who's like, "I turned it up to eleven and now I am going to die." Good! She's like, "Let me help," but he goes on about how it's worth it now that Maldis is gone, and then expires after saying how it sucks that they never got to do it. Aww. Thanks for ruining the best character ever. Have fun in hell.
Crais bitches, back on the Carrier, about how (a) he doesn't need to get doctored, (b) there will be no record of this collapse, (c) the doctor's "utter failure to diagnose and treat" the coma will go unreported and unpunished, and (d) go away. Lieutenant Teeg helps Crais up after the doctor leaves. "Has there been any communication with High Command?" (Say yes, say yes, say yes. You're too cute to die.) "No, sir!" She proudly talks about how Hottie Orn wanted to authorization Crais's termination, "But I overruled him." So then, "No one outside of this chamber knows of the Admiral's orders." (Say yes, say yes, say yes. I didn't really think he'd do it.) "I saw to that, sir." Snap goes her neck. "Lieutenant Orn. Status report." Nothing to report. "Widen the search to dekka three. Take us deeper into the Uncharted Territories." And Orn does. Twenty-one episodes, three-act structure. Act I: Meet and Greet the Aliens. Fall in Love A Little Bit. Act II, Episode One: Here Comes Crais. Faaabulous.