Summary and analysis by Dallascaper
Shortly after getting married and turned into a statue, John receives
some visitors. First, D'Argo and Chiana (now inseparable) say good-bye
to their bronzed human friend. Then, John is visited by that petulant
little rat, Prince Clavor and his lizard sidekick, the Scarran emissary.
The Scarran whacks off John's head. The prince throws John's head
into a vat of caustic liquid and leaves, smug with the knowledge
that his sister's fiancé will soon be dead. Fortunately for
John, Scorpius is able to track the human's head and retrieves it
before the liquids dissolve the precious artifact. Just when Scorpy
thinks he finally has John, he is attacked, immobilized, and his
prize stolen from him. Turns out the thief is none other than Jena,
the Peacekeeper agent. She reattaches John's head to his body, reanimates
him, the two slip out of the royal city and into something a little
more comfortable, if you know what I mean. :)
John's head is still missing, the Empress places all aliens on notice
- they all will be executed unless John is made whole. A race is
on, by aliens with different agendas, to locate John. Unbeknownst
to them, John is hiding in the woods, busy having a little fun with
Jena. John just has an effect on Sebacian women, doesn't he?
John's rather enjoyable time, Aeryn isn't having the time of her
life with Dregon. While the wedding was taking place, Aeryn and
her friend go mountain climbing. Unfortunately, Dregon isn't the
experienced climber he claimed, and both Aeryn and he are injured.
Stuck with the injured jerk, and having no way to contact the outside
world, Aeryn is forced to drag her climbing buddy across the badlands
to find help. They are unaware of the events involving John, his
head, and everything.
Moya, Zhaan is not taking the death of the Leviathan and Pilot lying
down. Converting John's module into a large god vacuum, Zhaan sucks
The Builder into Farscape One. She gave him a chance to bring Moya
back, he refused, so he had to go. Unfortunately, Zhaan's violent
actions did little to bring back Moya and Pilot.
you see the Disney movie Dinosaur? Remember the first few
minutes, with the egg passing haphazardly from one creature to the
next? That is what the first minutes of this episode reminds me
of. Replace the egg with John's head and you get the idea. It all
works quite well and John does maintain a sense of humor throughout
John and Aeryn have vastly different experiences with their "dates."
John is rescued by Jena and it doesn't take long for the two to
participate in a little interspecies fun. Aeryn, on the other hand,
is stuck with Dregon. The rich and annoying jerk has been perusing
Aeryn since she landed on his planet. Interesting that he, when
injured and helpless, provides Aeryn insight into her own feelings
for John. Of all the characters Aeryn has met, only Dregon actually
convinces Aeryn she must tell John how she feels about him. The
way Prances 3 ends, it is clear Dregon's arguments had a lasting
effect on Aeryn. Whether John and Aeryn actually get together in
the future is anyone's guess.
Must admit, the scene with John seeing his
little girl was quite touching. Too bad he will not live long enough
to see her for real.
are aspects of this episode I find disappointing. Most of all, the
final confrontation between John, D'Argo, and Scorpy against the
Scarran. The way the Scarran had Chiana tied up, hanging over the
vat of caustic liquid, seemed silly. The Scarran tying Chiana to
a railroad track while twirling his mustache would have been just
as original. Oh well, the show can't be perfect. The Maltese Crichton
is a good episode that suffers only when compared to the first two
installments of the trilogy. On its own, a very enjoyable episode
and a worthy end to Farscape's first mid-season story arc.
princess trilogy finally come to an end, tying up loose ends and
leaving a few unanswered questions along the way. Why didn't John
kill Scorpius when he had the chance? What, if anything, will result
from John and Aeryn learning of their genetic compatibility for
children? Are the Scarrans going to seek revenge against John for
disrupting their plans? Events from the Look At The Princess
trilogy will clearly have long-lasting effects on the Farscape story.
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