is back on Moya and Aeryn is recovering from the knife wound - thanks
to the efforts of John, Gilina and Chiana. Unfortunately, John is
still being tortured by Scorpius on the Gammak base and the weakened
Aeryn is the only one who can infiltrate the base and save John.
is starting to trust his cell mate - a alien named Stark - and their
only hope for escape is Gilina. The problem is, that the Aurora
chair is weakening John and he is near the point of releasing the
very information he has desperately kept from Scorpius - the true
identity of the person helping him on the base. Of course, that
person is Gilina and the clever girl has a plan.
sabotages the Aurora chair so that a mental image of John giving
Crais wormhole technology is pulled from John's mind. This false
memory makes Crais look like the man hiding something and Scorpius
turns his attention away from John and toward the Peacekeeper captain.
John, though out of the "comfy chair" is in very bad shape.
He is comforted by Stark and it is up to Aeryn to rescue them.
Moya's pregnancy is ending and she is about to give birth. Rygel
and Chiana are the only ones on board to witness the blessed event
and they wish they were someplace else. It turns out the baby is
not a normal Leviathan - it is covered with weapons and those weapons
are obstructing its passage through the birthing canal. The baby
starts to panic and threatens to blast i's way out of Moya unless
Rygel and Chiana find a way to release it into space.
not quite as good as Nerve, this is still a great episode and features
some of the most dramatic scenes of the season. First, there is
the touching scene of Stark comforting John in the holding cell.
Stark knows John is dying from the Aurora chair and tries to help
his cell mate by giving John a memory of a beautiful place visited
long ago. Television rarely approaches male bonding scenes like
this because of the fear it will be interpreted as "gay."
Farscape throws conventional wisdom out the window and the viewer
is rewarded with a beautiful scene of one man helping another.
total contrast to the Stark/John scene, we have Aeryn's confrontation
with Crais. Aeryn finds Crais strapped to the Aurora chair and decides
to give him a piece of her mind. This scene eliminates any ambiguity
of Aeryn's loyalties - she is no longer a Peacekeeper and is darn
proud of her accomplishments since becoming a fugitive. The way
she leaves Crais is chilling, but understandable given the circumstances.
The entire scene is an intense example of Claudia Black's acting
birthing is a little disappointing. The pregnancy has been a major
plot element for much of season one. When the blessed event finally
happens it is relegated to second story status. Even so, the interaction
between Chiana and Rygel during the birth is hilarious. Moya's menacing
child is not a normal Leviathan and will clearly play a major roll
in upcoming episodes.
Hidden Memory is a strong episode and a definite must see for any
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