The Choice

FarscapeAeryn has locked herself away on a planet of supposed spiritualists, drowning in grief for the deceased Crichton and hoping perhaps to contact his spirit, or the spirit of her father Talyn. In her dreams, she begins to have flashes of memory from the timeline in which she and Crichton grew old together on a world shrouded by time mists. While awake, she encounters a deformed creature claiming to be her father, and offering blood tests to prove it. Xhalax had allowed him to fake his death, the creature says. Perhaps now they can form a relationship. He offers to help her contact her lost loved one, and promises to bring her a seer. When Stark and Rygel come down to the planet to look for Aeryn, they discover that Xhalax is still alive. They accuse Crais of betrayal, and Crais says that he took the only option available – he spared Xhalax so that she would report that they were all dead, to prevent another retrieval squad from coming after them. All three try to warn Aeryn that her mother is alive – with good reason, as Xhalax is plotting with the creature to emotionally destroy Aeryn before killing her. But to a large degree, Aeryn is already emotionally dead, and she thinks she just might welcome someone finishing the job.

Order the DVDswritten by Justin Monjo
directed by Rowan Woods
music by Guy Gross

Guest Cast: Linda Cropper (Xhalax Sun), John Gregg (Talyn Lyczac), Stephen Shanahan (Tenek), Raj Ryan (Hotel Owner)

Notes: Stark leaves Talyn’s crew in this episode in order to accommodate Paul Goddard’s schedule on other projects.

LogBook entry by Dave Thomer

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