Recap: Farscape S 04 E 05 Promises
Season 4, Episode 5:
PromisesThe crew of Lo'La reunite with Moya and discover that Aeryn is already aboard — with Scorpius. She's suffering from Sebacean heat delirium and Scorpius has saved her by offering her use of one of his cooling suits and bringing her back to Moya, but in exchange, he wants asylum with the crew.
Tropes present in this episode include:
- Continuity Nod: D'Argo recalls Durka's final fate.
- Hologram: The aliens of the week are big on them, going as far as to use the technology to make their ship and crew appear larger.
- I Gave My Word: Aeryn makes Crichton promise to not kill Scorpius, which he begrudgingly honors.
- The Mole: Scorpius has a spy on the Command Carrier feeding him information. It's later revealed to be Braca.
- Not Quite Dead: Scorpius has gone from being shot and buried on Arnesk to beating the others to Moya.
- Projected Man: The lead alien pulls this trick to protect himself from attacks.
- Red Herring: Several hints imply that the Peacekeeper pilot is Scorpius' spy.