scenes 30 - 40
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dismal corridor with small cells on either side. Rygel is moving
along on his thronesled beside the Chief.
That's all the murderers...
Huh - I wouldn't give a Cerillon Opak for any of them. They are
too slow. They wouldn't stand a chance.
I thought that was the point.
are looking for someone to give several arns of entertainment.
What else have you got waiting to be executed?
annoyed. Follow me.
cockpit of the prowler. John is searching frantically through
the wires under the control console. Shots can be heard as D'argo
returns fire with the guards outside.
Tell me again why we didn't bring Aeryn?
his eyes. She has a concussion!
She'd be more use than you!
bolt sizzles into the cockpit, hitting another control panel and
causing a small explosion. John jumps and bangs his head on the
console he is working on.
Uh - Crichton - hurry!
quick shot of some guards outside moving a large gun into place
outside. It almost looks like a peacekeeper frag cannon.
I'm hurrying, I'm hurrying! A small fire
starts as a second bolt enters the cockpit, and he rushes to put
it out. Before he gets near it, the engine starts.
You did it
Looking at the fire burning through the wires. Yeah, yeah I
did. With a grin he jumps into the pilot's seat, and guns the
engine. The scene changes to one above the buildings as the prowler
and the Chief, walking down another corridor in the prison.
You must understand, we normally have more prisoners, but many
of them escaped, all thanks to this one. He sounds desperate
to interest Rygel in his wares. Don't be fooled by her size or
youth, she nearly killed a luxon barehanded, not to mention master-minding
the whole escape.
stop at a cell door, and the Chief keys in the release code. Immediately
the screams of the occupant can be heard. As they enter, they
see Soruboruo manacled to the wall. Her slave collar is active,
and she is writhing in pain, not even aware that they are present.
Doesn't look like much to me.
Pressing a button which switches off the collar. The girl slumps, the
restraints the only thing holding her up. Take a closer
floats over to the girl and lifts her chin. Soruboruo glares at
him with one eye - the other is swollen shut. As Rygel moves her
head from side to side to get a better look at her, she tries
to bite him. He yelps and backs away, making strange noises.
His voice is higher than usual. She's spirited, I'll give you
moves closer and back-hands her with surprising force for such
a little guy, then backs away quickly as she begins to growl -
deep and menacing.
She'll keep fighting to the end, I can assure you.
Hmm. He pauses while he considers. I'll
take her. Ten thousand credits.
I'd pay that much myself, just to see her fry for the trouble
she's caused me.
Fifteen thousand then.
Turning to leave.
No, in her condition, she'll die from exhaustion within two arns.
Panicking at losing his chance. Ok, ok, fifteen thousand.
the transport pod. Rygel is checking the chains on Soruboruo,
then he turns to the com.
Into com Pilot? Which
button is the autopilot?
the background, Soruboruo wakes, and leaps towards Rygel - she
can't reach him because of the chains, but Rygel still loses control
of his bowls as she threatens him.
The blue one
Rygel jabs the control that controls her slave collar, keeping
it pressed until she is unconscious again.
Worried because he got no reply. Is
anything the matter?
Of course it's not! His voice is sounding
a little high again. I'm trapped down here with a psychopathic
Moya's landing bay. Aeryn is striding across the bay towards the
prowler as D'argo opens the hatch.
What did you do to it!
Um... It was all Crichton's fault. He makes a hasty exit as Aeryn peers into the prowler cockpit.
the prowler. The air is filled with a light smoke. John is crouching
down underneath the main controls as Aeryn stares down at him.
She looks puzzled as she bats a drift of smoke away from her eyes,
then spots him where he is hiding.
Menacingly. What did you do!
I can repair it. He looks past Aeryn out of the
prowlers cockpit. Look, Rygel's back - we should-
I'm taking the spares out of your pod. She
climbs down, and strides towards the transport pod without waiting
empty cell on Moya. Aeryn and John enter, dragging the slave onto
the bed as Zhaan follows them in with a small bag. Aeryn begins
to chain Soruboruo to the bed.
Ignoring Zhaan's request. We don't know how she'll react when
she realises where she is Zhaan.
Aeryn's right. This is for your protection.
No. I will not have her chained up like an animal. And take that
off too. She waves at the slave collar.
I appreciate your concern, but it isn't necessary. She
removes the collar herself, handing it to John. Now leave, please.
and Aeryn look at each other, then shrug and leave. Zhaan watches
them leave, then closes the cell door. We hear it lock. She turns
back to Soruboruo, who is twitching slightly in her sleep.
dream. She is laying in the centre of a large number of delvians,
who are ringed around what looks like a large cave. It is lit
with fire. The delvian priests begin to chant, and Soruboruo clutches
her head, screaming and writhing.
perspective changes, although the sounds remain the same. We are
looking at the scene from Soruboruo's point of view. The chanting
ends, and we can hear Soruboruo's breath as she recovers. The
scene changes wildly as Soruboruo looks around the gathered priests,
wondering what is going on. She spots three delvians coming towards
her: Zhaan flanked by two large guards. She rolls onto her back
as they near her, and they tower above her. Reaching down, the
guards drag her to her feet, holding her tightly. After a moment,
she looks up, and up, to meet Zhaan's gaze: the coldest eyes you
could ever hope to see.
takes Soruboruo's head in her hands, and moves nearer, preparing
to join with her in unity.
to black as Soruboruo starts screaming again, and Zhaan's voice
says over it all: If I ever see you again, I will kill you.
cell. Soruboruo is still laying on the bed, twitching. Her wounds
have been dressed, and her arm is in a sling. Zhaan is sitting
meditating near the head of the bed. Soruboruo jolts awake with
a cry, and Zhaan opens her eyes.
Breathlessly trying to re-assure herself. A dream, just a frellin'
How are you feeling?
sits bolt upright, staring at the delvian in fear. She swears
in an unknown language, then gets to her feet. Stumbling slightly,
she rushes to the cell door. Realising it is locked, she moans
with fear, and spins around, looking wildly past Zhaan (who is
walking calmly towards her) for a means of escape. Finding none,
she shrinks back into a corner.
Gasping. Pa'u Zhaan.
There is no need to fear, child. Zhaan
continues to move towards Soruboruo
Shaking her head as she sinks to her knees. Please don't - I
- I'm sorry - I
kneels before the girl and takes her head in her hands, touching
their foreheads together - unity.
The rest of the crew, including Chiana who is leaning heavily
on D'argo and still looking ill, are watching the event in the
cell on a monitor in silence. They hear Zhaan scream over the
As she tries to push Zhaan away. Pa'u Zhaan! Break unity!
succeeds in shoving Zhaan away, and the delvian crumples to the
floor. Soruboruo falls back against the wall, seemingly exhausted,
she runs her hands from her chin to the back of her head, then
gets up, and moves over to Zhaan, who isn't moving.
I don't like the look of this.
both run out of the room, heading down to the cells. D'argo follows
the corridor, just outside of the cell. Aeryn, John and D'argo
run towards the cell, then stop, staring into it in amazement.
Camera moves so it is looking into the cell. Soruboruo is holding
the delvian, comforting Zhaan as she cries on her shoulder.
Quietly. It doesn't matter, you didn't know. She pats Zhaan on the back, looking up in bemusement at the three spectators.
In response to something Zhaan says, she replies, I've always been a slave, you didn't change
anything. To be honest, you did me a favour, getting me away from
my creators. I'd rather mine or work fields than kill.
enters the cell, and touches Zhaan on the shoulder.
Are you ok?
doesn't answer, but Soruboruo looks at him and smiles hesitantly.
Yeah, I'm fine. It's good to be free.
to black, roll credits