When I first started watching Farscape, the Evil Dr. Mathra and I had just seen LOTR at a Boston second-run theatre, and there was a particularly Viggolicious scene which now makes Mathra say, "This was the great watchtower of Aeryn Sun" whenever he realizes I'm watching Farscape. Hey look! Now I've alienated both the 'Scapers and the Tolkienis.
In Pilot's room, Aeryn approaches Pilot carefully. "Pilot," she starts, "This is difficult for both of us." "Both of us?!" Pilot explodes with deadly quietude, "It isn't me on that recording committing barbaric slaughter!" Aeryn pleads with him, reminding them they share DNA. "That's why this cuts so deep!" Pilot hisses. Aeryn goes on, "Your DNA is the same DNA as the pilot on this recording. Do you have any idea how I felt when I saw it. When I was reminded of what I had done?!" Pilot just growls very long and loudly and grabs Aeryn's throat in one of his tentaclaws. He lifts her off he ground and continues to make robust, angry noises as he flashes back to his past.
Pilot, still bound and gagged, is lowered into the pilot station on Moya. Below the station, Velorek waits to receive Pilot's tentacles. I've never fully understood what a pilot looks like all over. Or how it propels itself. Does it walk? Fly? Slime? Sqriggle? It's fairly enormous and ends up being sedentary for most of its life, so I also wonder what the rate of heart disease is. Velorek gently tells Pilot he's going to remove his gag and reminds him to be calm and easy. Ungagged, Pilot lets loose with a string of argle-bargle. Velorek encourages him to chill out and speak in simple sentences. "Am...I...there?" Pilot asks. Velorek checks his bio-signs and confirms that he is. "A ship..." Pilot says in wonderment. "Her name is Moya," Velorek tells him. "Moya," Pilot repeats and then returns screamingly to the present where he is still confusing Aeryn with a Raggedy Ann doll.