Farscape: Twice Shy   Rewatch 
May 13, 2016 10:25 PM - Season 4, Episode 14 - Subscribe

Back in the Uncharted Territories, Moya and crew pick up a mysterious passenger who is much more than she seems.[via]
posted by cshenk (2 comments total)
I understand Aeryn's anger at John's drug use, but I have some thoughts about why John is taking the lakka: When Aeryn first comes back to Moya with Scorpius in tow, John is justifiably freaked out. Scorpius has threatened his life and Earth, and it hasn’t mattered. The thing that matters the most to John is Aeryn. I’m sure Scorpius is aware of this and that’s why he brings Aeryn back to Moya. However, John is keeping his distance because Aeryn has really hurt him. From his perspective, she left with another man (even if it was him), came back but refused to talk to him, and then left again without giving him a chance. And then he finds out that she is pregnant with possibly his baby. And *then* he waits even more time before she shows up again, with his most-feared enemy, who he can’t kill or leave somewhere because she makes him promise not to. John is not even sure if Aeryn was going to come back if she wasn’t sick and Scorpius hadn’t found her, or if she was going to tell him about the pregnancy. And, he has also been raped by Grayza and marooned for months on a dying leviathan. So, he’s kind of not in a “trust Aeryn” place right now. But, his bigger concern is making sure that he is able to have a clear head when dealing with Scorpius and the Scarrans and the Peacekeepers. And Noranti knows this. If he is thinking about Aeryn all the time, he will not be the soldier he needs to be right now (a call back to Aeryn saying this in “Season of Death” about emotional attachments clouding judgment). So, I think his motivation is two-fold—forget about Aeryn to not be in pain and also to have a clear(er) head about his enemies. And, the added bonus to using the lakka is that John thinks he can also convince Scorpius that he doesn’t have feelings for Aeryn anymore and she and the baby will be safe. Of course, we all know how John’s plans go!
posted by cshenk at 7:40 PM on May 15, 2016 [1 favorite]

I don't know if it was the casting or directing, but I really didn't like the character/crab creature. The general premise was also a bit of meh, too.
posted by Atreides at 7:12 AM on June 2, 2016

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