Recap: Farscape S 04 E 01 Crichton Kicks

Season 4, Episode 1:

Crichton Kicks

After months alone on a dying Leviathan named Elac with nothing to do except put down his wormhole knowledge, Crichton has gone almost completely insane. He's only broken from this state by the arrival of Leviathan "expert" Sikozu, the band of pirates pursuing her, and some old friends in trouble.

Tropes present in this episode include:

  • An Arm and a Leg: The brindz hound rips off Sikozu's hand. Fortunately for her, it can be reattached if done quickly enough.
  • Animal Motifs: At one point we have Chiana looking up a Sikozu perched halfway up a wall with overt cat/bird motif.
  • Badass Beard: Crichton has again grown a beard while away from Moya. He shaves it off halfway through the episode.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Crichton asks Rygel to lure the pirate's brindz hound to him for his trap. After doing his part, Rygel conveys this attitude.
    Rygel: OH-HO-HO-HO-HO! You wanted him?! You got him!
  • Blind Seer: Chiana's ability to see the future has evolved into this. She now has control over it, but she begins to suffer Temporary Blindness each time (and each time lasts longer than the last).
  • Cat Fight: Chiana and Sikozu get in some punches and kicks.
  • Foreign Money Is Proof of Guilt
  • Nerds Speak Klingon: John is not your typical Hollywood Nerd but he is still a brilliant engineer and astrophysicist, and in this episode he shouts some Klingon at the aliens attacking the ship (an ad-lib by Browder).
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Chiana, due to her being tortured and raped while away from Moya.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Crichton views Sikozu's Dynamic Entry with monumental disinterest.
  • Wanted Poster