Moya . Pilot reports that the mist is parting. D'Argo starts calling to Crichton and Aeryn.
Planetside, Crichton wonders if the communicator is broken. Then he says, "Maybe Moya decided not to wait for us." Aeryn thinks that's unlikely. He keeps trying.
Moya. Over the comms, they hear Crichton say, " Pick up the damn phone, you useless pieces of --" "We hear you," D'Argo interrupts.
Crichton starts stomping his feet and shouting, "Ho! Aah! Ho! Hoo!" Accents, chanteys, dullness, and every once in a while you break into a rain-dance. Once he calms down a little, D'Argo asks if they can make it back to Moya, and Crichton says that they'll be there in a minute. He gives Aeryn a hug and is briefly attacked by his burlap cape when the wind flops the hood onto his face. Aeryn's calmer, as usual, but does have another of her spells for a second until Crichton steadies her. He crows, "Goin' home," as they slowly walk toward the transport.
The transport lands aboard Moya.
The doors to the hangar open slowly, to reveal Crichton sitting at the bottom of the ladder, cradling Aeryn. Aw, another tragic victim of foreshadowing. Zhaan rushes toward them, and then stops dead. Um, so to speak. Crichton looks up as everyone approaches, and stammeringly explains that he tried to get back to Moya in time. "So we could... uh. She died on the way. She's gone." He buries his head in her shoulder and cries.
Some time later, Crichton and the others are comparing notes. Zhaan asks if he knows how to get out of the mist. Have they even tried to get out the normal way? Or by Starbursting? I understand that the mist was "hardening," but they did get into it, after all. Crichton says they could go to the planet below. Chiana's all for it at first, but Crichton explains, "Ain't nothing down there, Chiana. Just a few planets, a small colony of people. I searched it from end to end, there just isn't anything there." Rygel thinks it's better than being stuck forever. But wait, Crichton's got an idea! "I believe that if we can get out of the mist at the exact point that we entered it, I might be able to get my life back." Oh, that makes perfect -- what? D'Argo asks how they can find the exact point at which they entered. Pilot offers, "I think we just have to go [dramatic pause] backwards." Someone wrote this on a dare, right? Wow. Pilot says that since entering the mist, it's been moving with them. So Moya's hind end is probably still at the edge of the mist where they entered it. Rygel supports the "backing up" plan, but Pilot says that Moya can't do it, because the mist is too hard now. Should you really call it "mist" anymore if it's also "hard"? Crichton asks if they can Starburst. Pilot says, "A leviathan is not structurally designed for a reverse Starburst. It could destroy us." Oh, what else is new? It turns out that Pilot would rather jump forward, down to the planet. Crichton kvetches, "You wanna live your life on that planet? The place where you'll never see anyone you know ever again?" Everyone ponders. He concludes, "I have done that. And let me assure you, whatever the risk, it is worth getting your life back." But, but, but...wait a second. Crichton just had that transport pod, so he was effectively trapped. Okay, I get that. If they go into that system in Moya...they have Moya. They can Starburst again, and go somewhere else, surely? Even if it's a different universe, is looking for another "center halo" any worse than looking for a wormhole? Or is he saying that that it's a teeny-tiny universe that only contains one system? My head hurts. Anyway, after pondering for a few seconds, D'Argo says he wants to find his son. Chiana says she never wanted to go into the mist anyway. Rygel's all, fine, whatever. Zhaan tells Pilot to do the reverse Starburst. Man, nobody even asked for his vote. Crichton walks out, and D'Argo calls after him but Zhaan suggests leaving him alone.