Zhaan prepares and administers healing tinctures to Aeryn's bruised neck. When Aeryn flinches, Zhaan asks bitingly, "Did I hurt you, my dear?" Aeryn knocks her hands away and says Zhaan's done enough, "Thank you for your compassion." Aeryn turns to leave, and Zhaan, not at all catching the irony in Aeryn's voice, comments that it is interesting to hear Aeryn speak of compassion. Aeryn demands to know if Zhaan thinks she lacks compassion and if she agrees with Pilot that Aeryn defiles Moya with her very presence. Before Zhaan can answer, Aeryn says that they're right and she will be off the ship in less than an arn. At this (late) point, Zhaan decides to give Aeryn sympathy, announcing that Aeryn had no choice back then. Okaaay, late bloomer. And I do mean that literally, Morning Glory.
Flashback. Aeryn finishes having the sex with Velorek and when he turns over for a spot of cuddle, she slips breathlessly out of bed, pieces of her dark, tangled hair sweated to her neck. Velorek encourages Aeryn to stay for an encore before she goes on duty. They almost have a heart-to-heart about feelings and Peacekeeper assignments and how never the twain shall meet, but then Velorek tells Aeryn she's special and demands to know if all she wants out of life is to fly Prowlers and serve Bipolar Crais. Dude, I really don't think you want to be asking that question. Velorek goes on that Crais is insane and his Pet Pilot Project is an abomination. Aeryn refuses to listen to such talk. Ignoring this, Velorek natters on that Crais' project will kill the Leviathan and he will not let that happen. Aeryn demands to know what that means. Instead of answering, Velorek tells her he knows how he feels about her and he thinks she feels the same and when he leaves, he wants her to come with him, "You could be so much more."
Present day. Crichton learns from Zhaan that Aeryn is leaving Moya, so he goes to confront Pilot. "Let's hash this out right here, right now. Five cents, the doctor is in," Crichton announces. And for his next pop culture trick, he'll be ripping a football away from D'Argo. And then D'Argo will rip his arms off for being a dick.