Before the crew leave Moya for the separation attempt, they discover that their ship’s deterioration is not a natural phenomenon at all – the occupants of the other ship have been using a device to render themselves invisible and sabotaging the Leviathan, in order to ensure the crew’s cooperation in keeping the other ship intact. The crew decides to try and save Moya, but they must act quickly – as they spend more time within the wormhole, the serpent becomes more tangible. The two crews battle each other for the upper hand, and eventually Moya and company prevail. The moment of separation is at hand – but one person must stay behind on the other ship to operate the critical controls. Crichton and Aeryn argue over who will stay behind, until Zhaan steps in and reminds them that she is the logical choice – her life is already near its end. As the rest of the crew watches, Zhaan withdraws the other ship from Moya; as Moya re-enters normal space, Zhaan and her ship are destroyed.
written by David Kemper
directed by Tony Tilse
music by Guy Gross
Guest Cast: Tammy MacIntosh (Jool), Victoria Longley (Neeyala), Nicholas Hope (Kreetago), Dwayne Fernandez (Cresto), Kerith Atkinson (Shreena), Brian Carbee (Lastren)
Notes: This was Virginia Hey’s final episode as a regular cast member; she left the show because of adverse reactions to the makeup and prosthetics required for the role.
LogBook entry by Dave Thomer