Pilot is telling the crew, minus Crichton and Zhaan, that before she left the base, Gilina scrambled the scanning data files; even Crais's carrier won't be able to find them now. The bad news is that they can't starburst with the child, and in fact won't be able to travel very far at all. Aeryn asks how Gilina is. Pilot: "Not good." He reports that Moya's child is all right, and a male. D'Argo: "What kind of a beast is he?" The kind that's covered in Peacekeeper colors and is built not to take shit from anyone, if the cut to the viewscreen is any indication.
Crichton is at Gilina's side, telling her to lie still and let Zhaan's medicine do its work, she'll be fine in a little while. She asks him to stop with the lies. Crichton: "I'm not lying." You're doing it again. She tells him that she came back because she had to help him, and that Aeryn was right -- if she'd stayed, she would have been discovered. They would have "found out that I love you." She gasps in pain, and Crichton says Zhaan's name, but she can only give a helpless grimace. Stark's voice cuts in, asking if he can help. He sits at the edge of Gilina's bed, asks if he can give her something, and stretches his hand over her face. "It's a place I once saw. I've been carrying it with me for a very long time." Ooh, is it Everwood? Maybe, as Gilina, apparently seeing it, says it's beautiful. He tells her not to let go of it, and he and Zhaan leave the room. Her voice now reduced to a whisper, Gilina asks if he thinks, if things had been different, if he could have loved her. Crichton is ready not to hesitate on this one as he manages a smile and a yes. She asks him to kiss her one more time. Crichton's barely holding back the tears, but he obliges her. No offense to Stark, but that's the thing I wouldn't let go of. By the time he breaks the contact, she's gone. Sniff. I know her story had nowhere to go, but this is still pretty sad. I mean, the love of this girl's life shows up, and she ends up saving his love interest's life and dying herself. No wonder the Peacekeepers don't believe in that love shit. Crichton looks reasonably devastated, and we're out.
The episodes that changed everything! How they did not disappoint.