Farscape (1999–2003): Season 3, Episode 8 - Green Eyed Monster - full transcript
While Rygel and Stark are out scouting the area, Talyn, still recovering from the Peacekeeper attack, is swallowed by a Budong. John and Aeryn attempt to "lay anchor" by catching grappling hooks on the Budong's ribs. Meanwhile Stark and Rygel have a near miss with the Budong and attempt to find out what happened to Talyn.
I'm tryin' to work here
Knock it off!
Crais... where is it?
Where is it!?
What have you done?
I've taken propulsion off-line
to optimize the energy transfer rate
I'm hoping that it will ease his pain,
and speed the recovery process
You seem to have an intuitive grasp
of Talyn's subsystems
it just felt right
It is more than right
I can sense his easing
Have you given any...
thought to my previous proposal?
Talyn, open the door!
Crais! I know you're in there,
play time is over!
Open the damn door!
Meet me later in my quarters,
there is much more for us to discuss
Talyn, open the door
Hey, you want to mess with me?
What seems to be the problem?
Keepin' the DRDs over my head workin' 24/7,
so I can't sleep!
Repairs to Talyn...
All of the doors locked!
the shower ice-cold,
so I'm freezin' the boys off!
John, what are you talking about?
It's not really a problem,
but you do not mess with my stuff!
His pulse pistol
Well, maybe Rygel came...
Rygel and Stark have been on recon
for more than a day!
Don't call me John!
Are you accusing me of theft?
Talyn, you've seen them both naked.
Perhaps you can tell us who's bigger
In addition to their current duties,
please have the DRD's keep an eye out
for Mr. Crichton's pulse weapon,
he seems to have mislaid it
Will there be anything else?
hang a left before we hit that moon
Small one, dead ahead
Our orbital plan is well clear of this planet's moons
How could we miss it?
Might have been below the ring plane
Talyn... get a fix on all orbital objects
It's changing course and speed... accelerating
Talyn, remain calm
Main Cannon is arming
Aeryn, bring propulsion back on line
Working on it... 20 microts
Talyn, focus on propulsion
That's no moon
focus on propulsion!
Should be on-line!
It's totally black out there!
This big guppy just locked us in!
Talyn, cease fire!
Officer Sun, try and override the weapons!
Talyn, you will desist!
It's not working!
Obviously we hit something
The main cannon is out, it's damaged
And maneuvering jets are firing
No, Talyn, no! Do not panic,
you're costing us vital time!
Talyn, listen to me
Focus on a single point with your senses
Align yourself with that point
and block out all other distractions
Well done, Talyn
What do we know about budongs?
Next to nothing
Live ones are exceeding rare
We're still moving
We're caught in some sort of electromagnetic current,
and we're moving...
Down, we're goin' down
We're bein' swallowed! We're movin' down
Talyn, set a course against the current
Officer Sun, options?
We're incapable of Starburst
Can we shoot our way out?
No. The main cannon is dead,
we are flying in the dark,
and we are still losing ground to this current
Down. Do we want to be goin' down?
We have no notion of which way
is up or which way is down!
Yo, Jonah, we have been swallowed!
That is down, and I, for one,
do not want to be budong chow!
You will limit your remarks to something useful,
-or I will...
John is right
...but only slightly stupid,
it might buy us time
Officer Sun, take Crichton,
get suited for space
In the armory you'll find a case of taks...
...use the hammond-side access chamber
Mooring points are located on the hull
Yes, sir, I have it
Tak-five torpedoes, handheld
Fusion-bonded rhenium claws...
stick, never let go
Cables attach to the rear
So, we're gonna use this high-grade hardware
like a mooring harpoon?
Unless you have a better idea
It was my idea, but it'll work?
Well, the cables are iridium alloy
As long as we hit bone, we should hold fast
Good. I must be smarter than I look
That would be easy
You know, I'd be...
happy to swap jobs,
come back in there and work the mooring control panel
Forget about it,
you can't even operate door controls
There's a reason for that
Your twin got the brains?
He's tryin' to make a point
If I may interrupt...
Damn. Open channel
this current is pulling us,
1.2 metras a microt!
All right, we don't have visual yet
Wall range is closing
I can't see anything yet
I need visual. I need to be able to see the ribs
Still nothing. Pitch black
coulda woulda shoulda brought a flashlight
Navigating against this current
is proving to be somewhat...
Don't know yet
Soft flesh! We missed the bone!
Not gonna hold!
Talyn, reverse jets!
Release the cable!
Too late, get down!
Crais, I'm gonna go for a second shot
Talyn, back to the wall!
Still... no visual
There it is!
Go, go, go
Crais, stabilize the frelling ship!
swinging towards the wall
What are you doing? That one held!
Crais! Third Tak away!
Whose stupid idea was this anyway?
What do you mean, they're not here?
How can you frell up a simple rendevous?
They're just not here
Not one of you deficients can properly read a chart
Right, let's call the frellniks
Remember Aeryn's mother?
Aeryn's mother, Retrieval Squad?!
Yes, well, she's out there,
and she's looking for us
Radio silence keeps us hidden, and alive
If those toeskas have left us,
after all I've done for them...
Oh no. It can't be
What the yotz are you looking at?
That 'lump'... is a budong!
What are you doing?!
Shutting everything down!
Stop being a welnitz!
We can just fly around it
Budongs are harmless, aren't they?
They're a frelling shipping hazard
Our ships energy fields make us...
I've never heard anyone say that!
That's because they're all dead!
Dead! We're flying out of here
No! No, no... not the power station!
I am the eater! Not the eatee!
Can we... please re-start the pod now?
Cables are holding
It was well done
It's warm in here
Aeryn, ah, there is something we need to discuss
How to get out of this animal?
Crichton will be up here shortly
What we have to discuss does not concern him
I have engaged privacy mode,
and I wish to speak solely with you
meet... my quarters
Crais, your comms are fritzing. Where?
Meet me... in my quarters
Because of what has passed... between us
I wanted to wait...
for you to make up your own mind in your own time
events have led us to a new situation
No, of course, not here
Tell me he's got pumps in the closet,
or an inflatable Scorvian, or Winona
PK vid chip
Oh, I really shouldn't
Well, you can have anything you want. Anything
are you offering yourself?
You can take what you want, Crais,
and I won't stop yovu
I'm not prepared to remain on board Talyn...
-Let me finish
-under these circum...
Perhaps it would be best for ah...
Perhaps it would be best for you to see me as I am
Sorry I'm late
What did I miss?
We were just discussing how best...
to resolve our...
Yes... Talyn has completed his scan of the budong
Right, have him whip up a hologram
I have a direct link
We are moored in a passageway above the stomach
The budong has too much mass
to scan it's length successfully,
but I believe we can navigate the digestive tract
And what about...
gizzards, stomach acids, bowel obstructions?
Budongs are very large structures
And... Talyn is designed for intense combat
We should pass through
You know what, I-I-I may have...
swallowed a-a quarter once or twice,
but this seems to me to be a little bit different
Can we not find an alternative...
use an alternative orifice? A blowhole or something?
Not according to our scan
So, according to...
your scan... a-assuming this budong is not constipated...
you wanna fly out the ass?
And-and Talyn can do that?
He, ah, he's like,
he's not gonna freak on that plan?
Not with help
I have decided to take the neural interface with Talyn
The hand of friendship?
I thought Talyn was designed for one captain only
We have devised a modified transponder for insertion
Yes, I bet you have
So you, ah,
three... you three are uh, gonna be one
anything I can do to help?
At the moment, no. Nothing
It's a good plan
Where are you going?
You heard the man... nothin' for me to do
Aeryn, you do not want me there
I-I do want you there
To throw rice? Forget about it,
I've seen my share of hardware insertion.
I'm not watchin'
It's been modified
Yeah, I heard that
Less invasive; it's-it's safer
Yes it's new, it's improved it's the Finger
of Friendship, $19.95!
But wait kids, there's more!
What's the matter with you?
This is the right thing to do
For all of us.
He needs my help to control Talyn to get us out!
Aeryn, do what you have to do
Fine, but do not sugar coat it for me.
"Right thing to do," my ass
And what's that supposed to mean?
It means... that you do things...
dthe way you want to, when you want to,
with who you want to do them
It's got nothing to do with what I want!
It's always about what you want!
So, yes, walk back in there and let Crais
stick a spike in the back of your neck...
Listen to me!
It'll be a brave new universe, Aeryn
You and Crais,
you can finally rejoin that Peacekeeper family
you've been pining...
for from the moment we met!
You have got this so...
Just don't pretend to me...
that it wasn't what you always wanted!
I don't want you there
I know you think I'm overreacting...
but I'm not, I'm keeping us alive!
A budong is a killing machine, death incarnate
Five cycles I spent on a budong mining operation
Thousands went in, none came out
And those budongs were dead!
This one's very much alive
My mother sucks what?!
You heard me
What have you eaten!
Uh-uh-uh-uh! Oh, I think I'm going to...
Waste funnel's in the back
I love that trick
Talyn, open the door
Talyn, open the door...
There will be pain
It will pass
Try not to control Talyn's systems too quickly,
he was an infant when I joined with him
His will and his ways are much stronger now
Accept him for what he is, and he will welcome you
This is a moment we have long waited for, Aeryn
Are you certain?
He is beyond...
Welcome to our world,
Reach out with his senses
What do you see?
Now. Focus on a specific object...
Now, open it
Very good. You learn fast
I'm tempted to say that you've had enough for today,
but circumstances being what they are...
you wish to speak with someone...
someone far away
For yotz sake, answer if you can hear, faddicks!
I did that!
You aligned your comms with long-range scan.
As I said...
you learn very fast
Hello out there, anyone,
come and get me off this stinking pod!
Dominar, you're back from recon
Well of course I'm back.
Where the yotz are you?
We are somewhat...
inconveniently tethered inside a budong
Kiss my mivonks
Stark... get out here.
Stark thinks he's some kind of budong expert
What? Oh, you're loose!
Not half a loose as Chiana. Now listen,
I've got Talyn on the comms
They're stuck inside the budong
Not for long.
We hope to pass through the digestive tract shortly
No! no-no-no! You-you can't!
It's stomach is an inferno!
Nothing ever comes out of a budong alive!
It's stomach burns at five-thousand klances
Anything that goes in comes out...
-Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!
Talyn, do not panic!
You're dead already!
We've lost the pod signal
Talyn, calm down now!
Is manual override in place... for the mooring?
Stay at that control,
do not let Talyn release!
Crais?! Talyn what are you....?
What have you done to him?
John, get up here now!
What went wrong?!
I'm not sure, Talyn was screaming
to be released and then Crais was trying
to reason with him, and he...
I thought he was with you
Talyn, where's Captain Crais? He was
Talyn, listen to me...
You didn't see him leave?
Oh, well-- I was busy! Talyn!
He's not responding
Houston, we have a problem.
Didn't you take the transponder?
Then use it
I see him
He's trying to release the cables
I-I don't know
Well, can you stop him?
Wait, I... ye-yes,
I can keep the cables secure, but I...
I can't leave this override panel
It's the only advantage I've got
Fine. I'll go, you give me your gun.
You hold him off
Aeryn, your gun!
Listen, he's got...
Aeryn, get ready to open the access chamber door
Crais has released a cable
One more and we're budong manure!
I can't stop him, and Talyn is resisting
Aeryn, the door!
Get your fat, hairy ass
away from the mooring controls
I see you've found a weapon
What do you intend to do with it?
That's one option
Of course it is
We've come full...circle, John Crichton
Now you want to kill me
And then don't make my day
Step away from the panel
Talyn won't let me
He doesn't believe the Banik
He wants to fly free
You'll have to shoot me
You see, Crais
I don't have to kill you
Talyn! stop it, now!
Aeryn, what the hell is goin' on?!
Wake up, Bialar
Aeryn knocked him cold
Where is she?
She's on the bridge, patching up systems
She'll be here in a little bit,
but before she gets here,
if Talyn wakes up...
...you and I are gonna have a little Q&A
Put that weapon away
No, you might be right,
I might want to kill you
Ask your questions
You and Talyn...
what the hell is goin' on?
My sores and lesions are physical symptoms
You want to expand on that?
Talyn did that?
In times of stress...
our emotions, our desires, can merge...
and Talyn can gain a degree of control over me
Talyn controls you?
you just set up Aeryn
for the same problems you're having
No, her transponder is limited
She will not be harmed by Talyn
The choice was Aeryn's. Are we finished?
I keep hearing...
that you've changed
And we just keep making the same mistakes
Remember why you're alive
Are you all right?
How is Talyn?
I overloaded his beta channel.
Knocked him into sleep mode
He may have a mild headache
when he comes around in a few arns
You surpass yourself Officer Sun
I wouldn't want to try it again.
I don't think he knew
what I was doing this time
Well, we must ah,
wake him, the sooner...
Whoa, whoa, hang on.
Don't we want to figure out
what we're gonna do first?
You're no use to us dead, you rest
I have to get to the bridge
You're not going to make it out
the door in your current condition
I must get it to the...
Why doesn't anyone ever listen to me?
I'm gonna check the cables
Don't shoot him unless you have to
Is the budong far enough away? Yes
Is it watching us? Mm-mm-mm... No
Well, let's power up and escape while we can
No! That's it!
Aeryn, Crichton, Crais!
I see it... a plan!
Aeryn! Crichton! Crais!
Why don't they answer?
Because they're dead
Give it to me!
You pulled the comms relay circut.
Give it to me!
Get back! They are dead,
and we are leaving!
Now, be a good little Banik
and help me power up this pod
Mooring control is totally buggered,
but we should be able to cut loose if we have to
What's your problem?
Shouldn't you be with Crais?
Answer the question
Aeryn, I am... doing everything
I can to get us out of this
absurdly large space monster
I am doing the good little soldier bit
What else do you want from me?
I want you to stop acting like a drannit
You know what?
I have no idea what a drannit is
No, don't play dumb with me.
That hasn't worked for over two cycles, John
Aeryn, I am dumb!
I don't understand you half the time,
and I have no idea what a drannit is!
Fine! Forget the drannit!
Fine! Screw the drannit!
You really have no idea what a drannit is, do you?
What's a drannit?
come in please...
Stark. You're still here?
Oh, wonderful... they're alive
Now you can torture them
with your inane dribblings
I know how we're going
to get you out of there
Rygel and I are going to feed the budong...
over feed the budong ice...
from the plants rings
They can now die laughing
Wait, wait, wait. There's more
You're going to have to dump
some of your cesium fuel
Dude. Cesium and water,
and ice is water, make exploding water
Yes. The explosion should make the budong vomit,
and you can ride out on the wave of the vomit,
in front of the vomit
Stark, give us a moment
They're going to say yes
No. Sebaceans are ugly, not stupid
They know that cesium fuel and water
do not react without an ignition source
They'll say noooo
Here it comes
Stark, we're going to have to say no
You can light the cesium with-with Talyn's cannon
Talyn's cannon is out of commission
But we-we have to have a really big explosion!
You must have some kind of something
that explodes or something!
No. The main cannon is out, and I've launched all the Ta...
they had warheads
"Oh," I disarmed them
You really should tell me these things. How big?
We have an ignition source
Crais, wake up!
Budong eats, you guys dump the cesium,
I set the bomb and free the cable...
we all fly out
I'll talk you through the procedure
to arm the warhead and release the cables
Then we're on the clock?
Yes. You can delay the detonation by five hundred microts
But if you are outside the ship when it goes off...
We're waiting on you
You flew across it's eye!?
I had to be sure it would follow
Well, it is, and it's gaining!
This pod could never outrun a budong!
We just want it to eat, 'cause we're candy!
You've killed us all, you trankass!
Mother always said I'd die from incompetance
I finally know what she meant
That's why we keep people
like you chained in the first place!
Your entire race...
Okay, I'm there
Man, you guys should see this ugly sticky-flesh
Kind of like my Aunt Ruth's special jello
Can you access the panel?
Ah...yeah, gimme a second
Yeah, got it
Right, don't press the green button yet,
that arms the warhead
Blue keys the cable release
Crichton, ready for the sequence?
Don't frell this up
Aeryn, gimme some slack
I'm on maneuvering jets.
Crais, can you start waking Talyn up?
Talyn is already awake!
Hey, Stark, you ready yet?
I'm stuck out here in Spamland
Yes. Sort of...
No, no, no...
No, no, wait!
Why isn't he communicating? John?
I need you to put a hold on what you're doing,
I need you to wait
His comms aren't...
Uh, no, no...
Ah, give me a break
Oh, yes! Now, do it now! Do it now!
Damn, gotta love that boy's confidence
Warhead armed, 500 microts and counting
John, answer me
The cable, Aeryn!
We can't outrun the budong much longer,
you should have dumped enough fuel...
Not now, Stark
Talyn, Crichton is outside the ship
He already knows
He's been awake for some time,
and moving into position for the fuel dump
He's doing what?
He's leaving Crichton behind
He correctly fears being too close
to the point of detonation
Talyn just spaced John
Aeryn, can you read me?!
Can you read me?
I'm at the hatch...
Open the door!
I never thought...
I tried to warn...
Talyn never... trusted Crichton
What are you talking about?
Crichton's not a Peacekeeper,
he's not a Sebacean
So, he finds him offensive!
Perceives him as a threat!
He wants to protect you
John is only dangerous to himself!
I tried to persuade Talyn
that he was wrong about Crichton
Well then, persuade him now
to go back and get him!
He cannot be coerced, he will do as he wants. I can do nothing!
Don't you lie to me, Crais.
This is not about what Talyn wants
You have taught him everything he knows.
This is about you, me and John
I've been reviewin' this situation
Aeryn's pretty pissed at me,
but...she kinda likes me
Talyn, prepare to dump 70% of our cesium
Crais... well... he hates me,
but he's not stupid
He knows if he kills me that Aeryn would do the math,
and his shot at domestic bliss
would be cut off along with his balls
I regret... losing Commander Crichton
He was an honorable man
But we need you here now!
That leaves one suspect
Open the door, you souless,
tinheaded, adolescent pig!
Crichton is gone...
you've seen it
Talyn, show me...
So you should be
You have to do it now!
You have to dump the fuel now!
Yes, Stark, 200 microts are left, I concur
Talyn, initiate the fuel dump now
Open the frelling door!
Talyn! I recommend you do as Officer Sun requests!
Detonation in 80 microts
I want you to share something with me...
before he dies
You can taste something
that is denied to Peacekeepers
Something that you will never know
Can you feel that....?
is what it is to need someone
You don't need me...
you never will
Yes, yes, yes, yes!
I... knew it would work
on that pod...
And set a course...
away from here
I wish you would reconsider
My life has been filled with doing
what others think is right
this is right
Before you go...
This contains various surveillance logs
Talyn showed them to Crichton
Have you seen them?
Perhaps you should
Some of the entries are very...
I see you found Winona
DRD had it
Have you seen...
When did you see it?
Aeryn, I'm not your boyfriend,
I'm not your husband, I'm not your anything;
you can do what you want
It's not real
You know that...don't you?
the last part. Talyn...
altered the image. I never...
recreated with Crais
Not that it should matter
It never did before...
I had this life
I liked it, it had rules...
I followed the rules...
and that made everything right
And then you come along
and you frell everything up
This strange human, with...
Let me finish
You saw the recording, and you didn't say a word
You are like a plague, John Crichton,
and you have ruined my life
And yet I just...
keep coming back
You could talk now
Let me show you something
I'm not gonna bite
This is a star chart
These are the names I give the stars
They've already got names
Yeah, I know, but... Mintaka Three sounds...
boring to me, anyway,
that's Hewey, Louie, and Dewey
You see that one?
That's that star right there...
the bright one
That's my point of reference...
and it always becomes the center of my chart
I always name it Aeryn
You say it's your guide?
It's my one constant
Would you like to name some stars?
There's a lot of them...
And we could take our time