Talyn flies dangerously close to a nearby sun and resists Crais’ commands to pull back. Crais reports that some kind of signal from the sun is compelling Talyn to fly directly into the star, but the ship’s hybrid nature allows Talyn to resist just enough to settle into orbit. The crew begins looking for ways to further filter the signals, but the stress has caused Talyn to overproduce a stimulant called drexin, which begins to leak into the ship’s corridors and influence each one’s behavior. Rygel begins to compulsively overeat, Crais becomes even more aggressive and paranoid than usual, and Crichton and Aeryn find their libidos in overdrive. Stark watches a strange woman materialize in a recently-grown section of Talyn, a woman who is overjoyed to finally encounter someone who can see her. Named Sierjna, she has been trapped in the star for cycles, watching Leviathan after Leviathan plunge to its death in the siren star. Another being appears to Crais, Crichton and Aeryn on the bridge, claiming the siren star is a natural phenomenon and warning the crew to evacuate while they can. The crew don’t believe him, however, and continue to search for the source of the signals while trying to overcome the drexin. Sierjna’s joy is short-lived when Stark tells her that she is trapped between realms, and that the only help he can give her is to help her pass into the next world. Stark soon realizes that the new chamber is a vestigial Pilot’s Den; eager to help Sierjna and the ship, he joins himself with Talyn. But when he loses contact with Sierjna, he begins a search that brings Talyn ever closer to a fiery death.
written by Matt Ford
directed by Ian Barry
music by Guy Gross
Guest Cast: Susan Lyons (Sierjna), Mark Mitchell (Mu-Quillus), Linda Cropper (Xhalax Sun)
LogBook entry by Dave Thomer