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> Season of Death
OAD: March 16, 2001
by: Richard Manning
by: Ian Watson
is is anxious to build a new Gammak base in which to develop his
ill-gotten wormhole technology. Unfortunately for him, his command
carrier is delayed by battle and will not arrive for another 5 arns.
Fearful of being discovered by Crais and the ever more powerful
Talyn, Scorpy must wait it out on the frozen planet. It turns out
Grunchlk was a spy for Scorpius, informing the Scarran half-breed
of John's arrival during DMD. Placed under direct control by Scorpy,
Grunchlk returns to John and his friends with the intent of killing
still strapped to the operating table and babbling endlessly, discovers
that a residual copy of Scorpy is still in his head. The Scorpy
clone is not happy at being left behind in the human's brain and
almost pleads with John to commit suicide, ending both their torment.
Fortunately, John is discovered by Rygel and Moya's crew comes to
the rescue. Reviving the doctor, John is made whole again, but his
zest for life is tempered by the knowledge of Aeryn's death. John
never had his memories of Aeryn removed during the surgery in DMD.
on Moya, Chiana and Jothee are bored and have little to do besides
having sex. Rygel walks in on the two as they tidy up and gives
no clue that he has seen anything suspicious. Of course, anyone
familiar with Rygel will know better than to think he is unaware
of what was going on and will stay quiet about it. Stay tuned.
is convinced Aeryn can be revived, but to do so will require combining
her powers with those of Stark. Knocking Stark unconscious, Zhaan
uses his power to share unity with the frozen Aeryn. Zhaan tells
Aeryn that John loves her and needs her. Aeryn, now aware of Zhaan's
thoughts, knows the procedure will kill Zhaan. Refusing to be responsible
for Zhaan's demise, Aeryn breaks the bond and all seems lost.
make matters worse, the clinic is now crawling with Peacekeeper
commandos assigned to protect Scorpy. It turns out Grunchlk never
trusted Scorpy from the start and arranged for a Scarran to be nearby,
just in case Scorpy proved untrustworthy. Now the Scarran is intent
on capturing or killing John. Just when John and D'Argo are about
to be killed by the Scarran, a certain former peackeeper, dear to
John's heart, comes to their rescue.
last season's Mind The Baby, Season of Death doesn't suffer from
any continuity problems with the DMD cliffhanger. Picking up where
DMD left off, SOD moves swiftly to tie up loose ends.
is where Farscape stands as of now:
has his brain repaired and it doesn't take long for the Crichtonisms
to flow. John discovers the Scorpius clone still in his head has
no power over John's body and can no longer physically harm him.
Motivated by Stark, John challenges and ultimately dumps (literally)
the Scorpy clone.
and Pilot. Little is mentioned of Moya's condition during this SOD.
However, she does starburst away at the end of the episode, so she
must be healing. Pilot is devastated by Aeryn's death and seems
a little snippy about it.
Jothee, and Chiana. This little love triangle as "soap opera"
written all over it. D'Argo, determined to save John, is oblivious
to the sexual treachery of those so close to him. He will find out
about it soon enough and it will be...interesting.
seemed more stable in this episode and is now a permanent member
of the crew.
Suffering the effects of her unity with Aeryn, Zhaan tells John
she is dying. Her motivation for saving Aeryn is twofold. Of course
she wants to see Aeryn alive again. Zhaan also knows of Aeryn and
John's love for each other and his painful feeling of loss with
her death. Whether Zhaan is really leaving is unclear.
She is alive and once again professes her love to John. Just when
the two get very shippy, she backs off again. She knows there are
tough times ahead and feels guilty for Zhaan sacrificing her life
to save Aeryn's. Aeryn's Peacekeeper instincts will not allow her
to be placed in the position of having someone else (primarily John)
die saving her again. At this rate, those two will finally get together
in about three seasons.
has possession of the wormhole knowledge and is preparing a new
Gammak base in which to develop it. Of course, the crew ends the
episode thinking he is dead.
an enjoyable episode well written and performed. Should add that
Aeryn's revival seemed too easy. I've read rumors on the net that
Aeryn would be returning to the show, but wouldn't necessarily be
herself. She seems normal to me, so the rumors could be wrong (imagine
that). However, it is known that Farscape's writers love to use
misdirection in their plots. Scorpius would have had unrestrained
access to Aeryn between the events of DMD and SOD. Is it possible
that he...I don't even want to think about it!
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