Crichton gets a feeling that the Ancients are trying to contact him again, and guides Talyn to a rendezvous point. The alien that appeared to him in his father’s form materializes inside the ship, once more in the guise of Jack Crichton. He’s not happy, and wastes no time in pulling John into a telepathic exchange. The Ancients have found a safe homeworld. Jack, however, has chosen to stay behind to guard the others’ way, at which point he saw an alien in what looks like Crichton’s module flying out of a wormhole. Jack accuses Crichton of betraying the Ancients’ trust and letting wormhole technology fall into the wrong hands. But Crichton insists he knows nothing about it. Harvey (the Scorpius clone) takes a moment to remind Crichton not to let Jack know of his presence, and suggests that the guilty party is likely Furlow, the technician who helped Crichton repair his module after one of Crichton’s earlier wormhole experiments. Talyn sets course for Dam-Ba-Da, only to find it almost totally desolate. Crichton, Jack, Aeryn, Rygel and Crais head to the planet surface, where Furlow’s shop is under siege. They manage to get to the shop, but Talyn is exposed to the system’s intense solar flares and Crais is blinded as a result. Rygel mans a turret to defend the shop while Aeryn, Jack and Crichton enter to find that Furlow has been imprisoned and tortured by the Charrids, who want to use the wormhole tech she has developed based on Crichton’s notes as a weapon. They, along with the Scarrans, want Furlow’s tech, and when a Scarran dreadnought taps into Furlow’s computer to get the data, Jack says there’s only one solution – they must beat the Scarrans at their own game and build their own wormhole weapon, one that will destroy the dreadnought. But Jack can only do that with help from Crichton, by unlocking the wormhole knowledge in his subconscious. And that means that Harvey has to go . . . Crichton’s brain isn’t big enough for the two of them anymore.
written by Carleton Eastlake
directed by Peter Andrikidis
music by Guy Gross
Guest Cast: Kent McCord (Jack Crichton), Magda Szubanski (Furlow), Thomas Holesgrove (Alcar), Patrick Ward (Zylar)
Notes: The Ancient Crichton knows as Jack first appeared in season 1’s A Human Reaction. Furlow repaired Crichton’s module in that season’s Till The Blood Runs Clear, and in exchange Crichton provided her with schematics to the module and the data from his wormhole experiments to that point.
LogBook entry by Dave Thomer