History Recap / FarscapeS02E13LookAtThePrincessTheMalteseCrichton

1st Sep '17 6:06:34 PM HalcyonDayz
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However, after a scene where Empress Novia rages at this desecration of the future rulers, we find that the head is still intact three hours later: after all, the subtance of Crichton's new body was designed to withstand over eighty years of airborne corrosives, making his head more than resilient enough to survive the acids until someone can rescue it. Unfortunately, that somebody is Scorpius; apparently, he's been tracking down Crichton via a DNA sample taken during his time in the Aurora Chair, and though he can't retrieve the rest of Crichton's body, he can extract the wormhole knowledge easily enough from the severed head. However, just as he's about to make off with the head, an unseen attacker zaps him with a stun-gun. It turns out to be Jenavian, once again there to save Crichton's life: she reattaches his head to his body, undoes the petrification and hurries him away.

Meanwhile, Aeryn is enjoying her mountain-climbing expedition as little as possible: quite apart from the fact that Dregon refuses to stop hitting on her, it turns out that his rank of moutaineering expert was gained at the training facility and not outdoors. Even worse, he reveals this fact by having a vertigo attack while halfway up a cliff; Aeryn takes this in her stride up until her idiotic partner [[TooDumbToLive grabs her leg instead of her hand]] and accidentally sends the two of them plummeting to the ground. They manage to survive, though Aeryn's leg is broken and Dregon is incapable of walking at all, and they begin to make their very slow and painful way back to civilisation on foot.

Even further away, ''Moya'' and Pilot are dead, and Zhaan is left trying to operate Crichton's module. However, she's not trying to leave with it; instead, when Kahaynu approaches her, she puts its engine in reverse. As the engine begins to vacuum Kahaynu to death, Zhaan demands that he restore ''Moya's'' life, but he refuses, and is apparently killed. However, not too long afterwards, he reappears no worse for wear, and casually restores the life of both ''Moya'' and Pilot: apparently, the decomissioning was just a test for Zhaan. As the only one aboard at the time, she was technically the commander of her vessel, and if Zhaan wished, she could use ''Moya'' as a factory for entire fleets of warships, but now the Builders have determined that she's more responsible than that, enough to defend the Leviathan from those who would exploit her.

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However, after a scene where Empress Novia rages at this desecration of the future rulers, we find that the head is still intact three hours later: after all, the subtance substance of Crichton's new body was designed to withstand over eighty years of airborne corrosives, making his head more than resilient enough to survive the acids until someone can rescue it. Unfortunately, that somebody is Scorpius; apparently, he's been tracking down Crichton via a DNA sample taken during his time in the Aurora Chair, and though he can't retrieve the rest of Crichton's body, he can extract the wormhole knowledge easily enough from the severed head. However, just as he's about to make off with the head, an unseen attacker zaps him with a stun-gun. It turns out to be Jenavian, once again there to save Crichton's life: she reattaches his head to his body, undoes the petrification and hurries him away.

Meanwhile, Aeryn is enjoying her mountain-climbing expedition as little as possible: quite apart from the fact that Dregon refuses to stop hitting on her, it turns out that his rank of moutaineering mountaineering expert was gained at the training facility and not outdoors. Even worse, he reveals this fact by having a vertigo attack while halfway up a cliff; Aeryn takes this in her stride up until her idiotic partner [[TooDumbToLive grabs her leg instead of her hand]] and accidentally sends the two of them plummeting to the ground. They manage to survive, though Aeryn's leg is broken and Dregon is incapable of walking at all, and they begin to make their very slow and painful way back to civilisation on foot.

Even further away, ''Moya'' and Pilot are dead, and Zhaan is left trying to operate Crichton's module. However, she's not trying to leave with it; instead, when Kahaynu approaches her, she puts its engine in reverse. As the engine begins to vacuum Kahaynu to death, Zhaan demands that he restore ''Moya's'' life, but he refuses, and is apparently killed. However, not too long afterwards, he reappears no worse for wear, and casually restores the life of both ''Moya'' and Pilot: apparently, the decomissioning decommissioning was just a test for Zhaan. As the only one aboard at the time, she was technically the commander of her vessel, and if Zhaan wished, she could use ''Moya'' as a factory for entire fleets of warships, but now the Builders have determined that she's more responsible than that, enough to defend the Leviathan from those who would exploit her.



The episode ends aboard ''Moya,'' with Crichton and Aeryn trying out two of the compatability-test vials- resulting in a very happy smile from Aeryn.

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The episode ends aboard ''Moya,'' with Crichton and Aeryn trying out two of the compatability-test comparability-test vials- resulting in a very happy smile from Aeryn.
22nd Mar '17 8:34:35 AM LondonKdS
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* FakeWeakness: Scorpius plays up his heat vulnerability and fear of the acid pit, leaving the heroes under the impression that he's ''dying'' when they leave him behind so they won't finish him off. He then waits for them to leave the room, runs his hand through the acid just because he can, and calmly walks away.

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* FakeWeakness: Scorpius plays up his heat vulnerability and fear of the acid pit, leaving the heroes under the impression that he's ''dying'' when they leave him behind so they won't finish him off. He then waits for them to leave the room, runs dips his hand through fingers in the acid just because he can, and calmly walks away.
29th May '16 12:40:18 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* FakeWeakness: Scorpius plays up his heat vulnerability and fear of the acid pit, leaving the heroes under the impression that he's ''dying'' when they leave him behind so they won't finish him off. He then waits for them to leave the room, runs his hand through the acid just because he can, and calmly walks away.



* InvulnerableKnuckles: Averted when Clavor tries to punch Crichton's statue.

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* InvulnerableKnuckles: Averted when Clavor tries to punch Crichton's statue. Cargn is amused by the symbolism.
20th Jan '14 12:19:37 PM ironballs16
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* WeaksauceWeakness: We find out that Scorpius [[spoiler: both craves the heat ''and'' can't tolerate it due to his Scarran and Sebacean heritages, respectively]].
20th Jan '14 12:08:55 PM ironballs16
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* MeaningfulName: The name of the man pursuing Aeryn is Dregon [[CasanovaWannabe Karsenova]].
20th Sep '12 11:07:57 AM StClair
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In the final showdown, D'Argo teams up with Scorpius to take down Cargn; however, Scorpius is apparently overwhelmed by the heat, and Cargn is too strong for D'Argo to defeat alone. Instead, Crichton arrives just in time to save the day, shooting the Scarran ambassador a few hundred times with the stun-gun and kicking him into the acid vat. However, when he tries to do the same to Scorpius, he finds that he simply can't bring himself to do so; he can only shove the hybrid against the side of the cat and warn him to leave them alone- or he won't be so lucky the next time. As soon as Crichton's hurried out the room, Scorpius calmly rises without showing any sign of his previous frailty, dips one finger into the acid, and strolls leisurely away.

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In the final showdown, D'Argo teams up with Scorpius to take down Cargn; however, Scorpius is apparently overwhelmed by the heat, and Cargn is too strong for D'Argo to defeat alone. Instead, Crichton arrives just in time to save the day, shooting the Scarran ambassador a few hundred times with the stun-gun and kicking him into the acid vat. However, when he tries to do the same to Scorpius, he finds that he simply can't bring himself to do so; he can only shove the hybrid against the side of the cat vat and warn him to leave them alone- or he won't be so lucky the next time. As soon as Crichton's hurried out the room, Scorpius calmly rises without showing any sign of his previous frailty, dips one finger into the acid, and strolls leisurely away.
25th Oct '11 5:20:48 AM LondonKdS
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* [[GirlOfTheWeek Boy Of The Week/ Girl Of The Week]]: Dregon and Jenavian respectively for Aeryn and John. Seems a bit unfair that he gets laid and she gets to drag Dregon back to civilisation on a broken leg.


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* ViolenceReallyIsTheAnswer: in most space opera shows, Zhaan would win the Secret Test of Character by offering to do a HeroicSacrifice in exchange for Moya's life. In this, however, she proves her worthiness by trying to kill the superbeing who's being an asshole to her.
26th Aug '11 2:13:43 AM DavidLev
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* DumbAssHasAPoint: Dregon's speech to Aeryn about emotional pain is easily the deepest thing he says in all three episodes
4th Aug '11 2:45:30 PM Eccentricity
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* BaddieFlattery: Cargn offers his own version of this to both D'Argo and Scorpius, though it's limited by the fact that he goes out of his way to call Scorpius a "biological mistake."


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* EvilGloating: Clavor decides to do a bit of this to Crichton's severed head before he shoves it into the acid.
--> I know you can hear me, Crichton, and I know you're scared. Our laws state that a couple must rule together. That's why the crown must soon pass to me, because you can't rule with ''one little head!''


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* LiterallyShatteredLives: The statues of previous royal couple have occasionally been shattered in accidents, but as they can be easily put back together, this hasn't been much of a problem. Clavor recalls that his great-grandfather was broken in half when an earthquake collapsed the senate building, but was easily reassembled and survived with only "a severe limp."
2nd Aug '11 9:13:00 PM Eccentricity
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* AcidPool
* AndIMustScream: Though the petrified royal couple can lessen their experience of this trope via the psychic headsets, Crichton experiences the full version after being decapitated- to the point that as soon as Jenavian gives him a headset, he screams in delayed panic.



* BullyingADragon: As the situation worsens, Clavor's treatment of Cargn descends to the borderline abusive; his final and most idiotic mistake is to tell Cargn- to his face- that their alliance is officially over. And of course, he pays for it with his life.



* InvulnerableKnuckles: Averted when Clavor tries to punch Crichton's statue.



* TortureAlwaysWorks: Subverted. Cargn's attempt at getting information out of D'Argo only results in useless information.

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* SecretTestOfCharacter: Zhaan's experiences in the past two episodes.
* TortureAlwaysWorks: Subverted. Cargn's attempt at getting information out of D'Argo only results in a useless information.lead.
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