Recap / Farscape S 02 E 22 Die Me Dichotomy

Season 2, Episode 22:

Die Me, Dichotomy

The crew visit a Diagnosian in order to heal Moya from the damage she suffered during the Depository heist, as well as to figure out how to remove the chip from Crichton's head. However, the neural clone has other plans, and one final trick up its sleeve...


  • Aerial Canyon Chase: With a Wronski Feint by Harvey-Crichton.
  • Ace Pilot: Harvey concedes that Aeryn is the superior pilot, but notes that Crichton was trained to fly in the atmosphere and is far more capable that expected.
  • Batman Gambit: Pretending to be Crichton, Harvey gets Zhaan to share Unity with him so he can break free and knock her out.
    "Hello, Delvian. 10th level Pa'u? Pity. A 12th could break this bond. Time to pray."
  • Blinded by the Light: The module approaches Aeryn's Prowler from out of the sun, so Harvey-Crichton can come up in her blind spot.
  • Cliffhanger: Crichton is lobotomized, Aeryn is dead, and Scorpius gets the wormhole technology.
  • Cruel Mercy: Scorpius to Crichton.
    "You've cost me much, and I do not suffer disappointment well. I condemn you, John Crichton... to live, so that your thirst for unfulfilled revenge will consume you. Goodbye."
  • Ejection Seat: Unfortunately one with retro-rockets instead of a parachute, which melt through the ice on impact. Thanks to Jammed Seatbelts, she can't detach before hitting the ice.
  • Foreshadowing: Crais and Talyn had obtained a chip that they wished to show Aeryn. It won't be until "Thanks For Sharing" when its contents are revealed.
  • Grand Theft Me: Harvey takes full control of Crichton's body.
  • Hope Spot: Aeryn manages to eject before her Prowler crashes. Unfortunately, her chair is coming down over a frozen lake, and she can't remove the straps.
  • Improvised Weapon / Ramming Always Works: Harvey lowers the landing gear on the module and rams it into the Prowler, tearing off the top surface.
  • I Choose to Stay: Stark says he will stay with Zhaan if she will permit it.
  • Like You Would Really Do It: invoked Harvey openly doubts that Aeryn would shoot the module down and kill Crichton. During their air fight, however, he realizes that she actually would if she had to, so he goes on the offensive.
  • The Man Behind the Man: The Diagnosan is revealed to have been the one who installed Scorpius's cooling apparatus.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Crichton after Aeryn's death.
  • Nothing Is the Same Anymore: "We've reached the end of the old and the beginning of the new."
  • Sarcasm Mode: "Terribly sorry. Didn't see you there."
  • Underestimating Badassery: Aeryn notes that the module is without weapons and is far more primitive that her Prowler, but that doesn't mean it can't inflict serious damage.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Scorpius to the Diagnosan (though the next episode reveals he survived).