D'Argo, Aeryn, and Chiana check the vessel carefully, with flashlights; Rygel confirms there's no movement beyond theirs. Bodies everywhere. Chiana can't figure it out (too angry), but D'Argo does (not angry). "Frell. The guidance system's been activated. This ship's set to fly itself." Aeryn spells it out: "She never left Moya."
John lies around, having taken to his bed. D'Argo comms him the whole story. "We're heading back now, but we're very weak. You have to find those energy orbs." Which was exactly what he was saying in the last scene! To himself!
Commercial, I think, and then John's still in bed. Depression is the inability to think your way around a dead engine. The opposite of optimism. Complete lack of motivation and the inability to find a compelling way around the issue. The systemic inability to remember any of the tools in your toolbox or how to use them. It's not about being sad, it's about being nothing much of anything, and not remembering how you used to get yourself out of the hole; how you've done it every time before. Has there been an episode where John's clinical depression wasn't obvious to the naked eye? It's not that it didn't exist; it's that now he can't compensate. Maybe that's all Talikaa's really about.
Noranti comes upon him and yanks him out of bed. He fully tries to crawl back in! She grabs him and asks if he's ready to die. If he's ready to watch Aeryn die. He finally sits up, on the edge of the bed. Noranti tells him Plan A. Plan A won't work: "She could've hid them anywhere. Moya's huge. We'll never find 'em." He begins to slump; she grabs him again. Plan B: "That's it! Talikaa is the only one who knows where they are." Plan B won't work: "Yeah, so we're dead. She's never gonna tell us." This is depression in action; they should show this at workshops. Plan C: "But maybe we can get her to show us where they are." Before he can pooh-pooh Plan C, she sparks his interest again with the news that Scorpius is infected, but not harvested. Interesting that the only way she can get a rise out of him is with Aeryn and Scorpius. She explains that he's knocked out, so maybe Talikaa just can't sense him, "even though he is ripe and ready for her." John clears his head: Wake him up, use him as bait, and "let her harvest his mojo." Noranti nods. "What about Sikozu?" John asks. Noranti fudges: "Well, she's strong enough to help, I'm sure." He looks into her eyes(es) and comms: "D. We may not be dead...yet." Aeryn swallows and makes a face; D'Argo kindly replies that it sounds like John's maybe getting back to his old self. "We should be back to you within an arn."