Aeryn and John wake up on the floor next to each other, stretching their faces and limbs experimentally. Aeryn grimaces and rolls onto her side: "What the frell happened? I heard a scream." They sit up. "Me too. Then the lights went out." Aeryn touches some bumps on John's temple, causing him to jump. "What is that?" She has some too. She touches them and groans. Infection, and now harvest: things very quickly heading down the shitter at this point.
D'Argo follows Chiana, bitching about how this is all her fault; Rygel Jazzies along before them. "In fact, I should have shot her myself!" Chiana tells him, in no uncertain terms, that D'Argo won't be hurting Talikaa; Rygel blathers at length about how everybody owes him and it's high time they paid up. I don't even know what he's talking about. John comms to D'Argo that Talikaa's more dangerous than they thought, and D'Argo is like, "Big surprise," earning a punch on the arm from Chiana. "She's got some kind of scream that knocked us flat," John explains. D'Argo, Chiana, and Rygel continue towards tier three; Talikaa watches them from above. There's a loud screech, and Chiana whirls to look. Over comms, John and Aeryn hear the scream, and a growl, and John calls out for D'Argo. They struggle to get it together and go find the others.
Sikozu meets D'Argo, Chiana, and Rygel's prone bodies on the floor at a junction; Talikaa's touching them with its feelers, harvesting. She notices Sikozu and immediately attacks. Sikozu flees back down the corridor, eventually reaching a dead end. Nice call, Leviathan expert. She jumps into the fan room, negotiating the whirling blades, and then cases the room, terrified. After some long silence with occasional scuttling, the spider drops on her; they scream together. Scorpius hears, in another corridor, and immediately heads toward her, growling.
The fingers of Sikozu's hand operate mechanically, curling and extending. She's on the other side of the room from it. EEE! Yikes! She reaches toward her arm, and we see that one of her legs is also across the floor. We watch Scorpius enter, from our vantage above the blades, and he growls quietly at Sikozu's brutalized form. Noranti follows him in and they make their way to Sikozu; she rolls back and looks up at him. He leans over her beautiful face and hisses. "I will kill your attacker." Sikozu closes her eyes, quiet. "I promise." He begins to gasp and choke; Noranti orders her to collect Sikozu's parts, implying she can still be saved. I don't know if Scorpius knew that. I certainly didn't. The what now? She gets a new power every week. And each is more off-putting than the last!