"My name is Haloth. Welcome to my home." Crais yells all excited, because he's Crais. "Your swift and mighty vessel is undisturbed. Traversing territories yet unmapped." That's what she said. Crais offers to kill Haloth and Haloth is like, hang on though. Crais charges him and he turns into red smoke. "Before you vainly try and do me harm, behold this glimpse of one whose death you've sworn." Crais knows this one already. "Crichton."
Aeryn's in the bazaar wondering where John went, and D'Argo reveals that he can track John by smell. "You can smell Crichton in all of this?" Turns out John's "odor" is even stronger than Aeryn's. She complains that she has no odor, but then they find John, all sprawled in the dirt. Aeryn sends D'Argo to find Zhaan, panicked.
"Oh, dear...oh, dear. Friend Crichton, I have news that you will not like," says creepy Haloth. "Like you couldn't find Crais?" There's a semi-horrible morph as Haloth takes on his real face: Maldis. Black vinyl, HUGE Elizabethan collar, stuff on the head: "Actually, I found him quite easily." John finally twigs that something awful is happening.
Back to the bazaar, in Purple's shop, where Zhaan examines John: "No obvious injuries." Cool, thanks. Is that the extent of your examination? Because...never mind. "Could he have been poisoned?" asks Aeryn, and the answer is "Kinda." Zhaan's like, "Why would anybody hurt John?" And Aeryn's like, "He's totally lying right there, hurt. You can totally see him with your big blue eyeballs. Have you been injured?"
D'Argo comes in hissing with a girl he says witnessed John wandering around. "He was alone, I swear." D'Argo calls her a liar and in fact she is lying. They yell a bit. Liko asks her straight up if John was with Maldis. "Who is Maldis?" That's what Aeryn wants to know. She thinks. (Who deals with Maldis? Emotional John and repressed Zhaan. And later, Chiana and John: the only two purely emotional people on Moya. Even D'Argo by that point is repressing actual emotional turmoil -- and by that time, bad-ass Zhaan won't give Maldis a second thought -- but when Aeryn fights Maldis, she'll do it in the real world; she'll fight his body with hers.)