Recap / Farscape S 04 E 02 What Was Lost Sacrifice
Season 4, Episode 2
What Was Lost, part 1: Sacrifice
Elac brings Crichton, Chiana, Rygel and Sikozu to the planet Arnesk, where D'Argo and Noranti are helping Jool and her people to excavate the home of a long-lost civilisation of galactic peacemakers
. The planet's magnetic fields are weakening to dangerous levels, giving the archaeological team a limited amount of time to excavate, and worse, the Peacekeepers are on their way, led by Commandant Grayza
, her new second-in-command Braca
and their tortured captive pet, Scorpius.
Tropes present in this episode include:
- And This Is for...: Braca when changing the rod keeping Scorpius under control.
"This is for all the times I've had to say yes."
- Dark and Troubled Past: Jool reveals she was actually a thief on the run before being frozen.
- Fantastic Racism: Interions in general don't think much of Luxans. Vella doesn't even bother trying to mask her contempt for D'Argo, while Jool begrudgingly admits she thinks he's unusual for a Luxan.
- Foreshadowing: The setting and Crichton discovering proof that humans and Sebaceans are related will be revisited.
- Humiliation Conga: Scorpius is on the receiving end of this—tortured in an Aurora Chair and reduced to crawling around on a leash like a dog.
- Man Hug: D'Argo gives one to Crichton.
- Meaningful Name: D'Argo has given his ship from last season a proper name, Lo'Lah.
"It's short for Lo'Laan. In memory of my wife."
- The Reveal: Crichton discovers an artifact shaped like a pyramid that proves three species are linked. Each side has a particular symbol: one is Interion, another early Sebacean, but the third?
Tarnat: Do you recognize any of the symbols?
Crichton: One maybe. Egyptian. From my home world.
- Stealth in Space: D'Argo's ship is revealed to have a cloaking device, if only for a short time. He used it to successfully avoid Peacekeepers and any bounty hunters.
- Theme Tune Cameo: The chanting is the vocal part of the show's theme song.
- Visible Invisibility: Averted when D'Argo's ship cloaks.
- What the Hell, Hero?: D'Argo condemns Jool for not defending him to Vella when he would've gladly defended her to anyone.