Tensions rise aboard Moya as Crichton continues to pursue his wormhole research and the others get a serious case of cabin fever. Meanwhile, turnabout is fair play for Scorpius; when his wormhole scientists realize that some of the wormhole information left by the Ancients is encrypted, he has the neural chip implanted into his own brain. Now a neural clone of Crichton exists in his mind, and he attempts to convince the clone to unlock the equations for him. When the Crichton-clone asks why he should help, Scorpius tries to convince him that the Scarrans are an even greater threat not only to Sebaceans but to all races, using his own history as evidence. His formative years were spent under Scarran control, where the Scarrans tormented him in the name of making him strong enough to overcome his half-Sebacean heritage. Realizing that the Scarrans were lying to him about the circumstances of his birth, the young Scorpius managed to escape, and eventually learned the truth: he was born as a result of a Scarran scheme to rape Sebacean women to produce hybrids that would give the Scarrans a better understanding of their enemy. Determined for revenge, Scorpius joined the Peacekeepers and began his pursuit of wormhole technology. When one of his scientists defects shortly after claiming to have unlocked the secrets of safe wormhole travel, it adds another level of urgency to his discussions with the Crichton clone. When that scientist shows up on Moya offering Moya and Pilot a chance at a new life of exploration and Crichton her knowledge, everyone must decide if they’re really prepared to stay together.
written by Richard Manning
directed by Ian Watson
music by Guy Gross
Guest Cast: Tammy MacIntosh (Jool), David Franklin (Lt. Braca), Amy Salas (Tauza), Evan Sheaves (Child Scorpius), Stephanie Jacobsen (Nurse Froy), Paul Shedlowich (Plint), Jo Kerrigan (Linfer), Danny Adcock (Co-Kura Strappa), Thomas Holesgrove (Wolesh), Sam Healy (Rylani Jeema Dellos), Nicholas Bishop (Ghebb Dellos), William Zappa (Captain Molayne)
LogBook entry by Dave Thomer