Steve interrupts, "That's not what the others told us," and asks if they're all protecting Crais. Stark says no, they're protecting Talyn. "They know you'd have to destroy Talyn to bring Crais to justice."
Moya. Chiana tells Pilot that the search for Talyn is a waste of time, and they're just going to get lost. Pilot snaps, "I'm doing as Moya wishes! Do not question us!" He vanishes from the clamshell while Rygel teases Chiana about her diplomatic skills.
Brig. D'Argo paces around on the frisbee until Crichton advises him to watch his step. D'Argo threatens to toss Crichton into the void. Jeez. Crichton says, "Just trying to cheer you up." The elevator pops up, returning Stark to the frisbee, and Eydie announces, "Your testimonies do not correspond! Unless we hear the truth, you will all be executed!" As soon as Stark steps out of the elevator, D'Argo grabs him and shouts, "What did you say to them?" Stark struggles to get away, and D'Argo punches him, knocking his mask off. Even though it's buckled around his neck. That's some punch. Stark moans, "My mask..." while his face spews glowy blobs at everyone. Fade out.
After the nonexistent commercials, Stark keeps wailing "My maaaaask!" and I get the giggles. The mask goes sliding over the edge of the frisbee. Zhaan manages to catch it before it's gone, and puts it back over Stark's glowy face. I'm sorry, but that was a pretty lame excuse for an act-break cliffhanger. Once he's calmed down, Stark explains, "My mask keeps my energies in check." Okay. Aeryn drily says, "D'Argo, that didn't help." Heh. The Plokavians announce that it's D'Argo's turn. D'Argo steps into the elevator and declares, "I'll tell them what I really saw."
We cut straight to the flashback. I have to say that, even while I'm whining to myself about how I have to recap the same scene five times with slight variations, I do appreciate how in each version, it's more abbreviated. And at least the variations keep me from feeling like I'm reliving "The Longest Day." So, Stark gasps, "Plokavians? Are you fahrbot?" D'Argo asks who they are, and Stark raves, "They're barbarians, murderers, builders of horrific weapons! Shatter grenades, Novatron gases, seismic disruptors. They're frelling savages who deal in death!"