D’Argo demonstrates the progress he’s made with his vessel to Crichton, when something goes wrong. Blaming Crichton for interfering, he pushes Crichton against a stack of containers; the containers come crashing down on him, knocking him out and causing a dangerous level of internal bleeding. The crew can’t entirely focus on his problems, however – whatever happened to D’Argo’s ship, it’s getting ready to self-destruct, and Moya’s circuits are so fried she can’t eject the ship safely. An enraged D’Argo tosses his blade into the ship’s depths. Pilot and Moya suggest that the crew hide in one of the farther chambers, where they might be able to survive for a few days, but the crew want to try and find a way to save the ship. Harvey, meanwhile, wants Crichton to save himself – and the clone – by focusing on his need to take revenge against D’Argo. Crichton doesn’t want to go that route, but he needs to find some solution to his problem, something that will help him muster the will to fight his way back to consciousness. He begins an animated internal dialogue with D’Argo, trying just about every trick he can think of. Jool confesses to D’Argo that she may actually be responsible for the ship’s problems; she decided to investigate it in hopes they’d have something to talk about. That actually helps D’Argo’s mood somewhat, but he’s still a bit snappish when Chiana gets under his skin – fortunately so, because his cursing in his mother tongue sets off the ship’s voice recognition systems. It’s an ancient Luxan ship, and the self destruct can be stopped by one of three ancient Luxan items – including a blade.
written by David Kemper
directed by Andrew Prowse
music by Guy Gross
Guest Cast: Tammy MacIntosh (Jool)
Notes: The internal dialogue between Crichton and D’Argo is often literally animated, as a cartoon D’Argo chases a ‘toon Crichton in a send-up of Road Runner cartoons while a pen-and-ink Aeryn makes a brief homage to Who Framed Roger Rabbit? The soundtrack to this episode, complete with merry melodies from series composer Guy Gross, is available in a limited edition CD.
LogBook entry by Dave Thomer