Chiana runs into some Charrid on Moya, calls him "feckface" and keeps walking, and then...it's interesting, because she's kind of psychic, I think. Back on that Leviathan husk where they got the fake Aeryn, both Aeryn and Sikozu acted like Charrids were kind of hardcore, but now here, not only does Chiana basically wipe the floor with them, she also sees them coming from strange angles. I don't know how this works out, but she's never been the ninja of the group, and it would seem, wouldn't it, that her abilities would put her at an advantage here. Maybe it's just when we try to consciously use intuition that we blind ourselves to it. Eventually it doesn't really matter; eventually they catch her, and tie her up, and take her off Moya.
Bit later, and Sikozu's showing her cards again w/r/t how she actually adores Chiana: "They took Chiana by force and you just let them?" Pilot's like, "I had no idea." Scorpius calms Sikozu: "Recriminations can wait. We must act. Are you ready?" I really like that little scene.
Aeryn gasps and jerks as Jenek touches her head with his hand, and his hand? Is also gorgeous. He tells her to calm the hell down and takes off; she turns wild eyes on Noranti. "Oh, we can't let them!" Noranti tells her it won't happen: "I won't let it happen." And besides, she says, they'll never find Chiana anyway. Cue Chiana screaming and squealing as the Charrids bring her in. She's struggling, but not for long. Jenek's like, "Prepare her for the procedure," and as she's dragged past, notices Aeryn tied down. "What the frell's going on?" Talnell offers to sedate Chiana; Chiana and Noranti both scream, "No!" Noranti throws herself onto Talnell's back and is plucked off by a Charrid; they inject Chiana. Noranti continues to scream, more upset maybe than we've ever seen her: "No, stop! Stop! This is wrong! This patient has been drugged, she is weak! She may die from this procedure." She's not just talking about Aeryn. Aeryn's still fighting; Chiana is beginning to shut down. Her eyes are going that black they only go when she's asked to bear more than she can. Jenek says he doesn't care if Aeryn dies, of course, and Chiana begins to whisper and plead. Invasion; violation. This is so cruel. They don't even know, they think they're being the usual kind of cruel. It's hard. Metal arms slowly come sliding out of the sides of Aeryn's gurney as she struggles and begs...and their spiked ends come ramming down into her, pinning her to the table. Jeez! Aeryn screams a way I've never heard; Chiana and Noranti see it. Chiana is still tied on her gurney, and the Charrid is holding Noranti back. Aeryn stops screaming and her eyes close. There are ways in which that was the most troubling image this show has ever offered. I'm not a fan of that scene.