Aeryn and Rygel return to Moya from a trading trip, accompanied by two Nebari warriors. Varla and Merak are after Chiana, but perform a temporary battlefield mind-cleansing on everyone on board and use a restraining collar to prevent Moya from Starbursting. The Scorpius neural clone guards its territory jealousy, however, and decides that only it will be messing around with Crichton’s cranium, thank you very much. Crichton feigns going along with the Nebaris’ plan while he tries to get Chiana to tell him what’s going on. She’s not very sure; the Nebari keep referring to her brother Nerri, but as far as she knows, he’s dead. She does know that the Nebari used her and her brother to spread a virus among other races that would make them more susceptible to Nebari reprogramming; that was when she and Nerri split up and he left to join the resistance. The point will become moot if the Nebari can get Moya to one of their outposts for permanent reprogramming, but an unexpected ally within the resistance may be able to save everyone’s skin.
written by Lily Taylor
directed by Rowan Woods
music by Guy Gross
Guest Cast: Lani John Tupu (Crais), Wayne Pygram (Scorpius), Malcolm Kennard (Melak), Skye Wansey (Varla), Simon Bossell (Nerri)
LogBook entry by Dave Thomer