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!
John staggers behind Aeryn toward Command, Aeryn fretting -- fretting! -- about how it's so mysterious that Talikaa is a horrible spider beast: "I don't understand why she's doing this! I actually felt sorry for her, but she's going to kill us all. We have to do something!" There are registers in Claudia Black's range we never heard before. John begs her to calm down, slow down, give him a second. "I feel like crap. Whatever she did knocked the wind outta my sails." Aeryn keeps talking crazy and long: "Listen, we won't have much time, she could be anywhere and we have to find her." Her face is a like a knot in rope, all twists and nonsense; confusion and urgency. "Damn, woman! Would you give it a rest?" He lowers himself and rests his head. "No. No, please don't be useless," she...begs. "Don't be useless." She hurries towards the door, more like Howard Hughes right now than you might have thought possible. She's like this close to writing on the walls.
D'Argo staggers in with Chiana, bearing the marks of Talikaa's harvest. "She must have snuck up from behind us," Chiana figures; Aeryn looks at them, all akimbo and migraine-y. Just a pile of broken glass. Chiana whines that she feels "not so right," Rygel agrees. Aeryn begs them not to be weak, still speaking the language of OCD and lots of crazy. "We have to pull ourselves together and we have to fight back." John asks how they can do that: "She kicked our asses! Just give it up!" Aeryn screams some nonsense and runs hysterically from the room. Chiana asks about the damage there, and John just head-desks like he's going to take a wee nap. D'Argo suggests they have a chat with Talikaa and ask her why she'd attack them. Pilot tells him the DRDs haven't found her yet. John's like, "She can probably turn invisible!" Which is funny, but also: hark at Debbie Downer all of a sudden. Pilot mentions that also, the traders are on their way back, and he can't seem to establish communications with them. "Well, their intentions could be hostile," says D'Argo thoughtfully. "Oh course they're hostile!" John whines. "Rygel screwed them, they're coming back to screw us." Rygel hums contentedly: "Then let the traders come. We'll give them everything they want. All the currency we have. It's only brought us conflict anyway."