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* DramaticSpaceDrifting: We get a shot of a a former client's scarf floating through space after Dr. Kazan throws her out an airlock.


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* ThrownOutTheAirlock: Dr. Kazan does this to a former patient.


* BadDate: The ''worst.'' When Zev refuses to help Dr. Kazan conquer the universe, he drugs her and puts her in a torture device.

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* BadDate: The ''worst.'' When Zev refuses to help Dr. Kazan conquer the universe, he drugs her kidnaps and puts her in a torture device.tortures her.


Zev and Stan talk to the doctors selected to operate on Stan. Among them is a young surgeon who professes idealistic values, and who appears interested in Zev. The doctors allow Kai, Zev, and 790 to sit in a waiting room with a window above the surgery room.

The young doctor returns to pronounce the surgery a success and allows the others to visit Stan's room, although Stan will not wake up for some time. The doctor invites Zev to get something to eat with him, to which she agrees, leaving an unhappy 790 with Kai.

Zev's date goes wrong when the doctor expresses his belief that they should leave on the Lexx together to conquer the galaxy. He has no respect for her friends or for her desire to find a new home. Zev rejects his wishes, and he jabs her with a syringe in the neck. She wakes up strapped to an operating table.

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Zev and Stan talk to the doctors selected to operate on Stan. Among them is a young surgeon named Kazan who professes idealistic values, and who appears interested in Zev. The doctors allow Kai, Zev, and 790 to sit in a waiting room with a window above the surgery room.

The young doctor Dr. Kazan returns to pronounce the surgery a success and allows the others to visit Stan's room, although Stan will not wake up for some time. The doctor Kazan invites Zev to get something to eat with him, to which she agrees, leaving an unhappy 790 with Kai.

Zev's date goes wrong when the doctor Kazan expresses his belief that they should leave on the Lexx together to conquer the galaxy. He has no respect for her friends or for her desire to find a new home. Zev rejects his wishes, and he jabs her with a syringe in the neck. She wakes up strapped to an operating table.



Zev's former date delivers her an ultimatum: If she doesn't transfer the Key to him now, he'll torture her with drugs and electric shocks until she either gives in or dies, forcing it to seek a new host. She refuses.

Kai's captors perform a number of experiments, including removing his heart and finding that it regenerates after being dissolved in acid. They come to the conclusion that he can only be destroyed at the molecular level, and prepare to shoot him with a beam that can do so.

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Zev's former date Kazan delivers her Zev an ultimatum: If she doesn't transfer the Key to him now, he'll torture her with drugs and electric shocks until she either gives in or dies, forcing it to seek a new host. She refuses.

Kai's captors perform a number of experiments, including removing his heart and finding that it regenerates after being dissolved in acid. They come to the conclusion that he can only be destroyed at the molecular level, will regenerate from anything less than sub-atomic destruction, and prepare to shoot at him with a powerful plasma beam that can do so.
they hope will have that effect.



Zev's date continues to raise the voltage of the shocks and prepares another drug to drive the Key out of her. His assistant tries to tell him that Zev's not all human, and that he should wait about administering the drug, but he doesn't listen. Just as the Key is about to leave her, Zev transforms into her Cluster lizard form and eats both the surgeon and the assistant.

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Zev's date Kazan continues to raise the voltage of the shocks and prepares another drug to drive the Key out of her. His assistant tries to tell him that Zev's not all human, and that he should wait about administering the drug, but he doesn't listen. Just as the Key is about to leave her, Zev transforms into her Cluster lizard form and eats both the surgeon and the assistant.



* AppealToForce: Zev uses the Lexx's weapon to scare the MedSat terminal into treating Stan's injury.



* BadDate: The ''worst.'' When Zev refuses to help her date conquer the universe, he drugs her and puts her in a torture device.

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* BadDate: The ''worst.'' When Zev refuses to help her date Dr. Kazan conquer the universe, he drugs her and puts her in a torture device.



* CorruptTheCutie: Invoked: Dr. Kazan claims that he used to believe in the nobility of his profession, but now he only does it for "dribs and drabs of money."



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Kazan kidnaps Zev, straps her to a bed, and subjects her to a combination of electric shocks and drugs in hopes of getting the Key from her. Instead, the experiments trigger her transformation into a large, carnivorous lizard that tears through its restraints and eats his head.



* InsufferableGenius: Kazan dismisses almost everyone as unworthy of his brilliant company.



* LoserFriendPuzzlesOutsiders: The doctor from "Terminal" attempts to seduce Zev by telling her how ridiculous all her friends are. Needless to say, his pitch falls flat.

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* IWarnedYou: A jealous 790 calls Kazan a "quack," although, at the time, there's no real reason to believe it. Later, 790 recognizes the ''lizard'' version of Zev rolling down the hallway and shouts that he knew "that doctor was a quack!"
* LoserFriendPuzzlesOutsiders: The doctor from "Terminal" Dr. Kazan attempts to seduce Zev by telling her how ridiculous all her friends are. Needless to say, his pitch falls flat.



* OhCrap: The nurse assisting Zev's torture reacts this when she realizes what kind of reptile Zev is a hybrid of.



* SlutShaming: A doctor makes fun of Zev's status as a love slave.

--->'''Doctor:''' "Of course, as a love slave, your panties aren't exactly glued on, are they?"

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* SlutShaming: A doctor Dr. Kazan makes fun of Zev's status as a love slave.

--->'''Doctor:''' --->'''Kazan:''' "Of course, as a love slave, your panties aren't exactly glued on, are they?"



** Also the surgeon experimenting on Zev, for not listening to his assistant's warning about mixing the drug with hybrid DNA.

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** Also the surgeon experimenting on Zev, Dr. Kazan, for not listening to his assistant's warning about mixing the drug with hybrid DNA.DNA.
* TortureAlwaysWorks: Averted. Not only does Zev's will not break, the methods of torture backfire in epic fashion by turning her into a people-eating Cluster lizard.
* ToServeMan: Lizard!Zev kills and, based on the shot of her open mouth descending on a doctor's head, eats her captors.


* BadDate: The ''worst.'' When Zev refuses to help her date conquer the universe, he drugs her and puts her in a torture device.



* EnergyWeapon: The beam used against Kai. It looks like the [[PlasmaCannon Plasma Cannon]] variant, but its type is never actually stated.



* PantyShot: Zev, on the operating table.

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* PantyShot: Zev, on the operating table. Also shows up on a couple of the nurses.
* PlasmaCannon: The doctors try to destroy Kai with a beam of plasma from the terminal's generator.


* FauxAffablyEvil: The doctors are very good at projecting an idealistic and helpful façade; however, the minute they don't need it, they turn into cruel [[Jerkass Jerkasses]].

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* FauxAffablyEvil: The doctors are very good at projecting an idealistic and helpful façade; however, the minute they don't need it, they turn into cruel [[Jerkass [[JerkAss Jerkasses]].


* UnholyMatrimony: Defied. Zev's date would like to conquer the universe together, but she isn't interested.

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* UnholyMatrimony: Defied. Zev's date would like them to conquer the universe together, but she isn't interested.

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* DoggedNiceGuy: Stan and 790's lecherous remarks drive Zev out of her own bedroom.


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* FauxAffablyEvil: The doctors are very good at projecting an idealistic and helpful façade; however, the minute they don't need it, they turn into cruel [[Jerkass Jerkasses]].
* {{Foreshadowing}}: The episode opens with Zev singing "Yo Way Yo," the same song Kai made before his [[HeroicSacrifice Heroic Sacrifice]] in ''I Worship His Shadow.''
* FreakLabAccident: The doctors activate Zev's lizard side by complete accident.


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* SlutShaming: A doctor makes fun of Zev's status as a love slave.

--->'''Doctor:''' "Of course, as a love slave, your panties aren't exactly glued on, are they?"


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* UnholyMatrimony: Defied. Zev's date would like to conquer the universe together, but she isn't interested.

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* LoserFriendPuzzlesOutsiders: The doctor from "Terminal" attempts to seduce Zev by telling her how ridiculous all her friends are. Needless to say, his pitch falls flat.


Zev sits on her bed, wistfully singing "Yo Way Yo" while singing into the distance. Stan interrupts her to point out that her crush on Kai can't work out, and to make vulgar boasts about his own sexual availability and prowess. This leads to an argument between 790 and Stan over which of them is the man for Zev, who gets fed up with both of them and decides to go wake Kai, "To talk, to sing, whatever."

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Zev sits on her bed, wistfully singing "Yo Way Yo" while singing staring into the distance. Stan interrupts her to point out that her crush on Kai can't work out, and to make vulgar boasts about his own sexual availability and prowess. This leads to an argument between 790 and Stan over which of them is the man for Zev, who gets fed up with both of them and decides to go wake Kai, "To talk, to sing, whatever."


Back aboard the Lexx, Stan plans to blow up the medical terminal. Kai points out that the ones who killed Zev are already dead, and that she would not want him to get revenge by killing innocent people. Reluctantly, Stan agrees, and the Lexx leaves. A few seconds later, a cloud of mantrid drones descends on the terminal and "eat" it.

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Back aboard the Lexx, Stan plans to blow up the medical terminal. Kai points out that the ones who killed Zev are already dead, and that she would not want him to get revenge by killing innocent people. Reluctantly, Stan agrees, and the Lexx leaves. A few seconds Seconds later, a cloud of mantrid Mantrid drones descends on the terminal and "eat" it.it.

!Tropes present in this episode include:

* AxCrazy: Stan temporarily resets Kai to killing mode.
* BeatStillMyHeart: When the doctors put Kai's in a petri dish.
* DisintegratorRay: The reflected light from the death machine has this effect.
* DyingDeclarationOfLove: From Zev, to Kai.
* ElectricTorture: Inflicted on Zev.
* EnergyWeapon: The beam used against Kai. It looks like the [[PlasmaCannon Plasma Cannon]] variant, but its type is never actually stated.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: Zev tries to comfort the other during her death scene.
* FromASingleCell: Even cut out of his body, Kai's heart can do this.
* HealthcareMotivation: Admission to the terminal depends on payment.
* HospitalGurneyScene: The nurses guide Stan's bed through a corridor.
* ItsAllMyFault: Zev tries to reassure Kai when he expresses guilt over Stan's injury.
* MadDoctor: All of Stan's surgeons.
* NaughtyNurseOutfit: Several of the assistants wear miniskirted versions of classic nurse outfits.
* PantyShot: Zev, on the operating table.
* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: Zev.
* TakingTheBullet: Zev, while pushing Kai out of the energy beam meant to destroy him.
* TooDumbToLive: If Stan had let 790 open Kai's cryopod, instead of relying on his own questionable skills, he wouldn't have gotten shot.
** Also the surgeon experimenting on Zev, for not listening to his assistant's warning about mixing the drug with hybrid DNA.
* UnstableGeneticCode: The reaction between the surgeon's drugs and Zev's hybrid DNA causes her to shapeshift into a Cluster lizard.
* UnwantedHarem: Stan and 790 argue over who's the right man for Zev, in her bedroom, while she covers her ears to avoid dealing with them.
* WhoNeedsTheirWholeBody: Kai does just fine without his heart.


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790Stan wakes up, and a panicked 790 alerts him to Zev's absence and the attack on Kai. With Stan's mobility still limited, 790 does his best to wirelessly control the bed as they search for Zev.

Zev's date continues to raise the voltage of the shocks and prepares another drug to drive the Key out of her. His assistant tries to tell him that Zev's not all human, and that he should wait about administering the drug, but he doesn't listen. Just as the Key is about to leave her, Zev transforms into her Cluster lizard form and eats both the surgeon and the assistant.

Still in lizard form, Zev rolls along a hallway, encountering Stan and 790, who somehow recognizes her. To Stan's surprise, she doesn't attack them. Instead, she rolls to the laboratory and uses her lizard speed to knock Kai out of the destructive beam before it can kill him. Kai uses a piece of metal to reflect the beam's light onto the watching scientists, who are vaporized instantly, and turns the machine off. Stan and 790 find the room. Zev reverts to her human shape, but she's transforming into a dissolving yellow substance from the neck down.

Zev says her goodbyes to the crew as a whole: "I had a good life with you guys. I did all right, for a girl who grew up in a box." She gives the Key back to Stan and tells Kai, "I love you." Then she completely dissolves into a liquid in the bottom of the machine.

Kai scoops up her rubber harness, which is the only piece left intact, and some of her protein in a bowl. When Stan asks what he is doing, he replies that he is "[b]ringing Zev home." 790 weeps.

Back aboard the Lexx, Stan plans to blow up the medical terminal. Kai points out that the ones who killed Zev are already dead, and that she would not want him to get revenge by killing innocent people. Reluctantly, Stan agrees, and the Lexx leaves. A few seconds later, a cloud of mantrid drones descends on the terminal and "eat" it.

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'''Season 2, Episode 2'''
!Terminal

Zev sits on her bed, wistfully singing "Yo Way Yo" while singing into the distance. Stan interrupts her to point out that her crush on Kai can't work out, and to make vulgar boasts about his own sexual availability and prowess. This leads to an argument between 790 and Stan over which of them is the man for Zev, who gets fed up with both of them and decides to go wake Kai, "To talk, to sing, whatever."

Stan insists on opening the cryochamber; Zev suggests he let 790 do it, but Stan counters that he was "almost certified" in the process. When the pod opens, Kai declares, "I kill you in the name of his Divine Shadow," and shoots Stan in the heart.

Kai comes to himself and tells Zev that they must put Stan into cryostasis, since he would bleed out before the protein regenerator could repair the damage. However, they will be helpless on the Lexx unless Zev can get the Key from Stan. She unsuccessfully begs Stan for it, then kisses him. Delirious, Stan transfers the Key to her.

Now the captain, Zev orders 790 to help the Lexx search for medical facilities. Kai broods over his role in Stan's possible death. Zev thinks that Stan input the wrong code while awakening Kai; Kai agrees, but still considers himself responsible.

790 locates a medical terminal. Unfortunately, its services require insurance, precious metals, or "bankable equivalent," none of which the crew has. Zev orders the Lexx to blow up a nearby moon, and a new worker appears on screen. He apologizes for the administration's greed and invites the crew aboard.

Zev and Stan talk to the doctors selected to operate on Stan. Among them is a young surgeon who professes idealistic values, and who appears interested in Zev. The doctors allow Kai, Zev, and 790 to sit in a waiting room with a window above the surgery room.

The young doctor returns to pronounce the surgery a success and allows the others to visit Stan's room, although Stan will not wake up for some time. The doctor invites Zev to get something to eat with him, to which she agrees, leaving an unhappy 790 with Kai.

Zev's date goes wrong when the doctor expresses his belief that they should leave on the Lexx together to conquer the galaxy. He has no respect for her friends or for her desire to find a new home. Zev rejects his wishes, and he jabs her with a syringe in the neck. She wakes up strapped to an operating table.

Meanwhile, the other surgeons abduct Kai. They pump Stan's room full of freezing vapor, then move Kai to a laboratory and lock him into a machine. They are fascinated by his nigh-indestructability and intend to perform experiments until they find out what could destroy him.

Zev's former date delivers her an ultimatum: If she doesn't transfer the Key to him now, he'll torture her with drugs and electric shocks until she either gives in or dies, forcing it to seek a new host. She refuses.

Kai's captors perform a number of experiments, including removing his heart and finding that it regenerates after being dissolved in acid. They come to the conclusion that he can only be destroyed at the molecular level, and prepare to shoot him with a beam that can do so.

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