Pilot comms John that the signal isn't getting to the traders' ship, but that the ship in question seems to be drifting. D'Argo figures that they're powered down to give a no-aggression signal, since they can't communicate, and orders Pilot to bring them into the bay. Chiana yells at Pilot about locating "that frelling Talikaa," and Pilot can only say that her movements are "extraordinary": "The moment a DRD locates her, she's gone again." Aeryn chooses this moment to run in and attack Chiana out of nowhere, acting like a total freak. John grabs her; D'Argo does a hilarious talking-stick kind of move where he lowers the floor with his hands and goes, "Whooooa. Whooooa. Settle." Aeryn chills out and apologizes. The hanger door opens; the trader ship's door has lowered its steps. One of the bastards come staggering out and falls, choking quietly. D'Argo -- to the accompaniment of Rygel's charitable horror -- rushes over to check him out. His face is covered in sores and he dies. Talikaa watches, unseen, from beneath the ship, as John realizes that's the end of this particular story, for them.
Commercial, and then a DRD checking out the dead trader. D'Argo heads into the trader ship with Aeryn and Rygel, and Chiana, whose facial sores have gotten much worse during the commercial. Inside, there are dead traders all over the place. Chiana looks close at one while D'Argo checks everything out: "This is what we got to look forward to?" She turns his head with the muzzle of her gun -- the sores have eaten away the bottom side of his face and neck. It's so gross. Rygel thinks they won't have to wait all that long, which of course sets Aeryn off: "Don't say that, we're gonna be fine." Her sores have gotten darker and begun latticing down her cheek. "We're gonna be fine, we're gonna find something, we're gonna figure it all out and we are going to be fine." She climbs up the ladder to the ship's second tier, breathing harder than usual.