Could'a, Would'a, Should'a (Self Inflicted Wounds 1)
Production No. 303
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Could'a, Would'a, Should'a (Self Inflicted Wounds 1)
There's a worm in that wormhole...
Armed with maps Stark found on the commerce station, Moya heads for a planet that might heal Zhaan. But her journey is interrupted by a collision with another ship, which suddenly exits a wormhole and rematerializes partially inside the Leviathan. As the two crews struggle to free their vessels from one another, Rygel accidently revives the last Interion from cryostasis, and a mysterious space serpent keeps everyone's nerves on edge. But the separation of the two ships may result in Moya and Pilot's deaths.
The Peacekeepers may practice burial in space, but John is sticking to the human standard; he wants to bury the Interion who was accidently defrosted, rather than just jettisoning his body.
Contact with the new ship's defense screen causes physical pain, at least for Luxans.
Aeryn is wary that the next system they set off on the new ship may prove lethal.
Chiana and Jothee's betrayal continues to have repercussions throughout the crew. Aeryn suggests that they were just kids rebelling. While no longer suicidal, D'Argo is still bitter and in pain. Chiana still loves D'Argo, in her own way.
The speed of Zhaan's deterioration continues to increase; the scores on her scalp are larger and her strength is weakening.
Moya is less than an arn away from a planet meeting Zhaan's requirements for healing; Stark says they need to "get her in the ground" as quickly as possible.
Upon seeing the wormhole, Crichton requested readings of the complete spectrum roll, with diffuse electron analysis across the electromagnetic range; in particular, although it's only theoretical, he wanted Pilot to look for a dimensional bend in the halo effect. However, it is unlikely that Pilot was able to obtain any of these measurements prior to their collision with the alien research vessel.
John himself planned to take his module out for a closer look, even though he knew it would delay their arrival at the planet where they hoped to heal Zhaan. This decision is at the root of his ensuing feelings of guilt.
Pilot is able to detect that the alien's vessel is approaching, even before it has completed "phase resolution".
When the helix-shaped alien research ship corkscrewed right through Moya during phase resolution, the impact totalled Tier 6 on Moya, and Tier 3 suffered multiple ruptures, going completely dark. The two ships are locked together, unless they can get the alien ship's phaztillon generator back online.
At first contact, the aliens are unable to understand Moya's crew, referring to them as a consortium: they hear different languages from each crew member, but nonetheless sense that each understands the others. Evidently translator microbes don't exist, or have been rejected, by the alien's race.
The alien research vessel is named "Rado Slana".
Pilot and Moya's cognitive functions are heavily impacted by the effects of wormholes. The bombardment of lights, sounds, and sensations causes Pilot to experience severe projectile vomiting of a green substance. The disconnection of Moya's containment nexus circuitry in the neural cluster can isolate Pilot from such distressing stimuli.
Neeyala's ship was "regaining dimensionality" when it collided with Moya. There was a massive burst of photonic distortion, and the collision ricocheted both ships into the distortion region that separates a wormhole from normal spacetime.
According to Neeyala, wormholes gravitate towards each other in segmented loops. The conjoined ships experience a jolt each time they exit one fragment, then cross a brief gap to enter another fragment. Only one such gap is large enough to permit escape from the wormhole; they pass it every 1/3 of an arn.
Neeyala's initial plan is to repair her phaztillon generator, and hope that Moya, as a living ship, doesn't interfere with the resulting "non-thermal dimensional forces".
Zhaan glimpses a planet with two moons through the window. She also sees a segment of the serpent, passing by outside the ship, and considers it an omen.
Stark believes that he has a darkness in his soul; whenever he assists the dying, he absorbs a "tiny spillet" of their existence. Over the centuries, he has accumulated a vast reservoir of evil, which he feels has been mitigated only by the love he shares with Zhaan.
John apparently learned some details of how the crychambers function, but didn't share that knowledge with Rygel: believing the final chamber to be malfunctioning, Rygel fiddled with the controls, accidently cycling it open.
The crew has no idea how Jool survived her revival from stasis.
Jool has encountered Sebaceans before, and has a scornful opinion of their worth. Her full name is Joolushko Tunai Fenta Hovalis, and according to the manifest, she was in the chamber for 22 cycles.
On Trintika Major, the predorian fly transmits a fatal rheumatoid disease called "arth".
Jool's scream apparently melts metal.
When Moya starbursted in an attempt to pop both ships out of the wall of the wormhole, the resulting stresses were too great, forcing her to abandoned the attempt midway through, and leaving Pilot unconscious for over an arn.
Aeryn is able to pick up some of Pilot's minor duties (such as opening the hangar doors) when necessary.
Neeyala's race has rules against exposure to alien species.
Neeyala has experience dealing with wormholes, but still requires empirical data to free the ships.
John's fascination with wormholes troubles his crewmates, leading them to question both his motives and his judgement.
Neeyala's impression is that Aeryn doesn't care for John.
Neeyala acknowledged the risk John took by going out into the wormhole, by thanking him for his efforts not only on her behalf, but her family's, as well.
The gizmo Neeyala gave Crichton supposedly records positional data; however, Rygel commented later that it was only recording images.
The damaged phazillon generator leaked phasic restin ions, which apparently are lethal.
The two dead Interions were Jool's cousins.
D'argo is angry with himself because he could almost forgive Chiana -- but he knows he can't trust her with his heart.
The Farscape 1 module made 17 loops to every one of Moya's; every time the module lapped the larger ships, it calibrated their postition in the slower wall of the wormhole.
Zhaan charges Stark to replace her, and remain on Moya to minister to her souls.
Zhaan and Stark have declared their love for one another.
In spite of the past two cycle's experiences, Rygel is still prepared to desert his crewmates -- and Moya -- at any opportunity.
John's patience with Rygel is apparently exhausted, and he holds nothing back when he attacks Rygel for interfering with his mission in the wormhole.
Rygel claims that John broke his nose.
Nialla finds Moya's crew's smell unpleasant, and considers them inferior.
The aliens have poison in their bristles.
The aliens already knew about the serpent's existence.
The serpent exists only in wormholes, and doesn't know they're there, according to Neeyala. It is corporeal only when the generator shifts their phase presence -- which they must do in order to make repairs.
Breathable atmosphere inside Moya apparently is managed using her filtration system (D'Argo comments that, since it's offline on Tier One, he can't breathe there).
The stress of being in a wormhole wall is sufficient to fry junctions all over Moya, possibly proving fatal.
D'Argo refers to Pilot as a "four-armed, bug-eyed, whiney little slijot".
Rygel considered killing Crichton over the incident in Farscape 1.
Despite his frequent insults to her, Rygel values Zhaan's counsel.
John can now conjure up Harvey at will. John does not believe that Scorpius is dead, and uses Harvey to predict Scorpius' next move. Harvey appears to be a devil's advocate, with whom John can argue a topic through.
The density of the wormhole wall is required, in order to pull the two ships apart. Only one ship will survive; the other will fall through the wormhole wall into normal space and be destroyed by differentials in speed and density.
The alien's ship is essentially one giant computer -- its data cannot be offloaded to Moya.
The biomechanioid parts on John's module were "fried", out in the wormhole.
While refraining from a direct murder attempt, Rygel has no compunctions about betraying John to Jool, telling her about the death of her cousin and John's surgical procedure.
Chiana has developed sufficient emotional ties to the entire ship and crew, that she feels guilty for wanting to leave Moya and Pilot to save her own life.
When Jool tries to kill John, her hair changes color to a bright red.
It took a wellot of the Interion's neural fluid for the Diagnosan to treat John.
According to Jool, the first Interion who died was a member of the intellectual elite, holding sixteen advanced degrees. Evidently education is held in high esteem, in her culture.
Jool's attempt to kill John reveals the key to opening the new ship's defence screen; when hit by a blast from her pulse rifle, a small gap in the force field is visible, which permits D'Argo access.
Neeyala indicates that something dire will befall the aliens' families, if their ship fails to return with its collected data. Therefore, she intends to distract Moya's crew, so that they will not know her crewmate's true mission, which, whatever it is, will be fatal.
D'Argo, while unwilling to take Chiana back, nonetheless still cares for her, and is unwilling to leave her alone in pain.
Neeyala claims that this will be the first time she has been responsible for another's death.
Neeyala's gizmo reveals that one wormhole can reach apparently hundreds. Included in the recordings is an image from Earth, of the three Stooges.
John believes himself responsible for Pilot and Moya's impending deaths; his apology to Pilot is fraught with regrets and second-guessing.
Neeyala's gizmo is damaged during John's attempt to flee the serpent in Pilot's Den.
John: "Colonel Klink! Yo! Inspection is over."
John: "Hey, Sleeping Beauty. Wake up and die."
John: "Buckwheat. You still want to get off this boat, man?"
John: "This is Farscape One. Y'all leave the light on for us."
John: "Can it, F. Lee."
Another Three Stooges reference rears its head (dealt with in the next item).
Translator Microbe Report
"We're already destroyed, Aeryn -- it's just that some of us don't know it yet." - D'Argo
"Pilot, take readings. Complete spectrum roll, diffuse electron analysis across the electromagnetic range. It's only theoretical, but look for a dimensional bend in the halo effect." - John Crichton
"I had no idea he could do that."
"You can shut the frell up, I think, because if you're not going to take the translator microbes, you don't participate." - Aeryn Sun
"What? I mean, we're not even on the fairway? We're in the rough?" - John Crichton
"When I'm cornered, I...I don't think clearly."
"I'll bet forty mesots she gurgles and dies before she can tell you where Earth is."
"You know me? My race?"
"Die later. Starburst now!" - Stark
"She doesn't like you."
"Crichton needed a brain--"
"What is it you're not telling me?"
"This is Farscape One. Y'all leave the light on for us." - John Crichton
"The Zone. We are in the effin' zone, man! This is the dirty little secret of the universe. It all works, if you know how to use it."
"Can you trust Crichton again?"
"Well, you gotta know how deep the doo-doo is, Ryg, if you're gonna dig your way out." - John Crichton
"What about our friends?"
"But I love you."
"You broke my nose."
"Do you not think that my bristles contain enough poison to dispatch you all? Yet when I fail to overload what are clearly inferior intellects with a drist of needless information, you bring weapons to bear. Kill me if you will. Let's see how you fare on your own."
"Shut up!" - Chiana, Zhaan, Aeryn (simultaneously to Jool)
"They'll never know if I kill Crichton."
"Have I ever told you that I appreciate your counsel?"
"If he masters wormhole technology, what will he use it for?"
"How could you not choose science over a beast of burden? You disgust me, John. I long for the dumpster." - Neural Clone
"Do you only have one good ear, as well? I'm not dying just because a ship can eat and crap." - Jool
"Can it, F. Lee. Zhaan, Pilot is unconscious. Moya's nexus system is so backed up, the Roto-Router man couldn't get it--"
"I thought you were good with women."
"Now, John...we're trapped in this vawn of a wormhole...Pilot's unconscious, Moya is dying, and my son has slept with my betrothed. Lock this woman up!" - D'Argo
"I cannot take you back, Chiana, but I won't leave you alone in pain." - D'Argo
"Hey, Pilot...I'm sorry. I'm so sorry. ...Could'a, would'a, should'a." - John Crichton
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