Recap / Farscape S 03 E 19 I Yensch You Yensch

Season 3, Episode 19:

I-Yensch, You-Yensch

The crew commence their plan to get aboard Scorpius' command carrier. D'Argo and Rygel meet with Scorpius and Braca at a neutral location. Despite interference from a pair of inept thieves, they manage to broker a deal: Crichton and the rest of the crew will be invited aboard the command carrier as honoured guests while Crichton assists with the wormhole research. To ensure there's no foul play, both Scorpius and Crichton will wear I-Yensch bracelets, which synchronise each other's nerve impulses and ensure that if one of the pair is hurt or killed, the same thing will happen to the other.

Meanwhile, Talyn is descending further and further into madness as a result of his conflicting Leviathan/Peacekeeper biology. Things come to a head when Talyn, in a panic, destroys an unarmed transport full of civilians. Crais wants to take Talyn to a facility where his biologicals function can be shut down until the defective elements of his personality can be repaired: doing so will effectively kill the Talyn they know, but if they don't, Talyn is bound to have more emotional problems down the line and cause more damage. After Talyn actually fires on Moya in a fit of paranoid rage, Aeryn agrees to Crais' plan and manages to talk Talyn down, convincing him that a shutdown and repair is necessary.

Tropes

  • Contrived Coincidence: The main conflict in the A plot is due to a completely coincidental plot twist in the story of a struggling diner just happening to take place while the mains are there.
  • Hero of Another Story: The diner owners Essk and Voodi have their own thing going on, and we see quite a bit of the plot from their point of view.
  • Mugging the Monster: Deconstructed. The two crooks have no idea how dangerous the customers at the bar and grill are. However, their incompetence doesn't lead to a Curb-Stomp Battle, but makes the situation much more dangerous because of their unpredictability.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Talyn has a breakdown after destroying the hospital ship, then another after shooting at Moya.
  • Stupid Crooks: The restaurant cook hires some monkey-like thugs to burn down the restaurant for the insurance money. When they find the meeting in progress they throw together a half-baked ransom plot too.
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