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Season 2 Episode 22

Die Me, Dichotomy (1)

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jan 26, 2001 on Syfy
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The crew find a doctor that can heal Moya's burns and remove Crichton's neural chip. Things are complicated however when Crichton is informed he needs additional brain tissue from a donor in stasis who will die when the tissue is removed. Also Scorpius is beginning to take over Crichton's mind.moreless

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  • Crichton becoming Scorpy

    ‘Die Me, Duchotomy’ is a brilliant and extremely depressing way to end a wonderful and fabulous season.

    Crichton keeps getting worse and now he changes into Scorpy, or the other way around.

    Meanwhile there are healers on Moya and they have to heal the burned places, one that talks and the other one that heals and can’t ever have germs in it’s mouth and nose or else it will instantly die.

    When Crichton begins to destroy something Aeryn wants him to stop and they have a very intimate moment where he tells her he loves her and is nothing without her and then suddenly knocks her out with his head. When Jothee sees it and wants to stop him with his tongue Crichton knocks him out as well but unknowing that D’Argo is standing right behind him and beats him out with his tongue.

    I enjoyed the turn into D’Argo’s relationship with Chiana, she realised that they were to different and that Jothee is actually more like her. I also think that they make a better couple even though it’s sad for D’Argo.

    John is going to let his brain gets switched because it’s the only way to take out the ship, but to do that he has to give the key to his body, it the healer fails he will be put in some thing to hold him.

    When Crichton and Zhaan later do unity she sees that Scorpy is in him and then he knocks her out and flees. Aeryn goes after him and they fly over some ice but when she doesn’t realise, he changes course and attacks her from above making her have to jump out of her seat. Then she falls into the ice and Crichton realised what he did and everyone sees her die.

    Her funeral scene was very sad but beautiful. She gets put into one of those things that keep her body. They all say goodbye, and then it’s time for Crichton to get his ship out of his brain.

    It was very exciting when the healer looked into Crichton’s brain and chose what memories to cut out and which not. When he’s done, Scorpy suddenly bounces in, the healer was working for him and gets murdered by Scorpy’s germs. Scorpy lets Crichton live but takes away the wormhole memory and Crichton can’t even speak normal anymore.

    The episode was a brilliant end and very sad to see Aeryn get buried, even though I know she’s going to be brought back.

Thomas Holesgrove

Thomas Holesgrove

Diagnosan Tocot

Guest Star

Hugh Keays-Byrne

Hugh Keays-Byrne


Guest Star

Matthew Newton

Matthew Newton

Ka Jothee

Recurring Role

Paul Goddard

Paul Goddard


Recurring Role

David Franklin

David Franklin

Lt. Meeklo Braca

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (7)

    • We see Crichton with Scorpius facial features and mask when the neural clone takes over Crichton's body.

    • D'Argo plans to propose to Chiana, but she doesn't exactly seem overwhelmed at the thought. He also wants to settle down, but Jothee doesn't, and when he apparently is about to leave, Jothee and Chiana nearly kiss but are interrupted by D'Argo.

    • Stark asks to spend the future with Zhaan, who's pledged her time to remain with Pilot and Moya.

    • Crais has a chip with information which he thinks will make Aeryn extremely happy.

    • We see Aeryn in one of their containers, but was her body just being stored or was she frozen a microt before death like the other specimens?

    • The very same Diagnosan- Tocot - who appeared in this episode to heal Moya and remove the chip from Crichton's brain also installed Scorpius' cooling rod system.

    • The piece sung during the funeral is the famous litany Agnus Dei, in its requiem version. (The second and third piece are sung twice each here)

      Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, dona eis requiem.

      This is repeated three times.

      Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, give them rest.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • D'Argo: Aeryn, Crichton has often said he'd rather die than fall to Scorpius. If you get the opportunity, don't hesitate.
      Aeryn: What makes you think I would?
      D'Argo: Because if our positions were reversed... I would.

    • Scorpius: Well, Crichton! So much to say, and such little capacity.
      Crichton: Mgth thb brgth!

    • Rygel: (when Aeryn finds him and Grunchlk having a private conversation) Anything else?
      Aeryn: What are you up to?
      Rygel: Higher level reasoning, Aeryn. If a simple thought occurs, I'll call you.

    • Crichton: Um, Aeryn, did I say or do anything to piss you off? Uh, I mean, other than caving in the side of your head?

    • Stark: (as Crichton lies on the examination table) They're just gonna have a look. An examination.
      Crichton: Make sure he puts the KY on the glove.

    • Chiana: (when Moya's medication seems to affect Pilot) Pilot, you're high. Okay?
      Pilot: I am n-n-no higher than I-I-I've ever been. My pois-pos-position is fixed.

    • Scorpius: You've cost me much, and I do not suffer disappointment well. I condemn you John Crichton... to live, so that your thirst for unfulfilled revenge will consume you!

    • Crichton: I would be lost without you.
      Aeryn: Then you'll never be lost.
      Crichton: No matter what happens, you have worked your way into my heart.
      Aeryn: You've shown me that I have one.
      Crichton: I love you...
      Aeryn: I love you too.
      Scorpius-Crichton: (smashing Aeryn's head against the wall) You are so my girl!

  • NOTES (3)

    • Puppeteer Fiona Gentile's vocal performance impressed the producers during the shooting, they asked her to repeat it for the final version of the episode. Usually the puppeteer's voice is replaced by an actor's during the ADR.

    • The makeup and performance of Ben Browder as "Scorpius-John" were so good that producers had trouble telling the difference. Because of this, the makeup was made less accurate to make sure the audience understood what they were seeing.

    • Recurring guest star Hugh Keays-Byrne originally auditioned for the part of Ka D'Argo.


    • Crichton: You're gonna take my memories, and I'm gonna talk gibberish? Why not just take my mojo while you're at it?
      This is a reference to Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me in which the main character gets his "Mojo", or sexual prowess, stolen by Dr. Evil.

    • Title:

      A "dichotomy" is the splitting of a whole into two completely separate, non-overlapping parts. In humans, the most typical dichotomy is classified as the separation between body and soul.