hiding in the asteroid field, the crew know it is only a matter
of time before the Peacekeepers discover their location. The situation
goes from bad to worse when Rygel betrays the crew and surrenders
to the Peacekeepers. Promising information about John and the crew
in exchange for his freedom, Rygel makes a deal with Scorpius. His
actions force the crew into desperate actions. Their only way out
of danger is for one of them to crash a transport pod into the command
carrier -a suicide mission- thus allowing Moya to escape.
everyone's surprise, Rygel returns and Crais tags along. Knowing
he has no future with the Peacekeepers beyond death, Crais joins
the crew and asks for mercy and protection. The change of events
leads to a change of tactics. Instead of crashing the pod into the
command carrier, the crew decide to crash it into the Gammak base
destroying it and the Aurora chair. Piloted by John and D'Argo,
the pod makes a desperate attempt to reach the base and draw Scorpius
away from Moya. However, events don't go as planned as the crew
is rocked by another betrayal - leaving them separated from each
other and vulnerable.
the disaster of BTBW, I was concerned the
show would end season one with a dud. I shouldn't have bothered
with the concern-Family Ties is a great episode. Farscape will never
blow anyone away with great effects or loud explosions, what makes
it special are the characters. Family Ties is a character heavy
story dealing with honor, loyalty and sacrifice. It deftly balances
between corny sappiness on one side and melodrama on the other and
pulls off one of the more satisfying shows of the season.
Ties if full of so many great scenes, I can't possibly list them
all here. It reminds me of what a Farscape Christmas episode
would be like if the show produced one. Suffice to say, FT is arguably
the best episode of the season.
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