Season 3 Episode 6

Eat Me

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Apr 20, 2001 on Syfy
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Episode Summary

In need of supplies, Crichton lands his transport pod on a dying leviathan which is full of hungry cannibals and a scientist who has the ability to create clones.

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  • Drifting on the edge of nowhere, in a pod that's losing air & everything vital to life/flight, a partial Moya crew find another Leviathan, & decide to board it to scavenge for parts/supplies. This was the series' freaky/creepiest episode!moreless

    Drifting as they so often are, lost on the edge of nowhere, in their pod that's losing air and everything vital to life and flight, a partial crew of Moya happen upon another Leviathan (Rovhu) and decide to board it and scavenge it for parts and supplies. This being Farscape, and the idea being John's, we already know this can only end badly. Deep, dark, madness ensues, and all I can say is this was the freaky/creepiest episode of the entire series, and I still shudder when I think about it, many years after the original broadcast!

    In keeping with the dark and dreadful theme that was established in 'Season of Death', the Season 3 opener and subsequent episodes, "Eat Me', takes our little family of space travelers into terrifying places surrounded by death. In this instance, the leviathan they board is dying, the pilot is being eaten, the crew? They're zombies and the guy in charge has something really wrong with his…scalp. We are taken to unimaginable depths in this episode, and things both tragic and horrific occur. It is safe to say that nothing in the world of Farscape will be same after this point.moreless
  • Double eat palace

    ‘Eat Me’ was the first episode I ever saw of Farscape and which started my little obsession with it.

    This episode starts rather dark and very horror-y unlike most of the rest of the show. The second part of the episode looses a bit of it’s hype but still manages to entertain a lot.

    The Farscapers find a ship like Moya and go out to investigate it, Crichton, Chiana and D’Argo soon go their own separate ways but they are not alone. There are some human-looking creatures who want to eat and attack Chiana after leaving Jool alone. But She defends herself and shoots them off. D’Argo is also attacked but by some strange man which puts him in a bubble. When Crichton and Chiana finds him they see the madman putting something into his head which kills him.

    The death of D’Argo was rather sad, Chiana didn’t want to leave his body and they take it to pilot. There she burns D’Argo’s body and throws it away ion some hole.

    Meanwhile Moya finds the ship of Talyn which is badly hurt and so is Crais. Aeryn wants to save him but Rygel doesn’t and they leave him there.

    Meanwhile on the ship the madman attacks Chiana and Crichton, he doubles Chiana and one of them can escape but the other gets murdered by him. Crichton then finds her body and gets upset, he lost two of his friends. He wants to work together with that Pilot but he is badly injured and is suffering.

    Meanwhile the madman has D’Argo stuffed somewhere, he tells him that he has doubled all those peacekeepers on board and after 40 times or so they get weird and useless like they are now. He wants D’Argo to mate with one but when he’s left Chiana finds him and they escape.

    When the madman goes after Crichton he shoots an arrow through the Pilot’s head. But Crichton out smarts him and lets the crazy peacekeepers eat that guy. Before that happens he shoots something which makes Crichton double. Two Crichtons go back to the ship with everyone else.

    The good of this episode is that the ones who survived believe they are the original one but still have their doubts. They don’t understand how both could be original. Both Crichtons think the same and can’t be held apart.

    The good thing of this episode is that it had never been so dark before, there were a lot of death and darkness and cannibalism. The episode was mostly very good even though it failed to entertain sometimes.

  • This wasn't one of the best episodes but as still very good.

    The guys (Dargo, Chiana, Jool and John) are in the transport pod and they are having problems. They manage to get into a leviathan.

    They are all afraid that the peacakeapers are going to catch them but they find out that something is very wrong with that ship: there are some creatures that are eating the ship and its pilot because of a crazy crminal that transformed the peacekeapers into those creatures. Now the crew has to try to fix the pod and stay alive. That doesn't seem to be as easy as they initially thought and Chiana and Dargo are caught by the crazy criminal, he duplicates them and kills one of the copies leaving John to think that his friends are dead. He has to deal with the anger and pain and fomulate a plan to kill the crazy criminal.

    In the end we find out that no one is dead and John has been duplicated. Now Moya and the crew have to deal with two John that aren't in agreement when it come to whom is the Real John.

    Not one of the best plots but the episode was ok.moreless
Lisa Griffiths

Lisa Griffiths


Guest Star

Sean Masterson

Sean Masterson

Voice of Rovhu's Pilot

Guest Star

Shane Briant

Shane Briant


Guest Star

Lani Tupu

Lani Tupu

Voice of Pilot

Recurring Role

Tammy MacIntosh

Tammy MacIntosh


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Crichton 1 (the one on the left) and Crichton 2 (the one on the right) play paper, rocks, scissors to see who is the real deal. Unfortunately, they can't reach a conclusion, since their games end in a draw for about 50+ games.

    • Did Crichton know he'd been twinned, and did he not mention it in hope that the twin would be killed along with the Leviathan? He doesn't seem so surprised, more disappointed when the twin appears.

    • The Peacekeeper convoy that was escorting Rovhu was ambushed by Scarrans.

    • Under the restraint of a control collar, Starburst will cause an explosion that will destroy the Leviathan.

    • Who attacked Crais and Talyn? This is their first appearance since the season premiere, and clearly the attackers must be even stronger to have caused that much damage to one of the most powerful ships known to exist.

    • It's interesting to note just how real Talyn's damage looks, considering that the set caught on fire earlier this year.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Aeryn: (watching the two Crichtons play Paper, Scissors, Rock) How is... he?
      Rygel: Still tied.

    • Aeryn: (when Rygel threatens to leave Talyn and Crais behind) If you try anything when I'm gone, whatever you have in the place of mivonks, and wherever they are, they will be gone when I get back.

    • D'Argo: (chained to the wall by Kaarvok) Why me?!
      Kaarvok: We're going to make babies.

    • Kaarvok: (speaking to Ka D'Argo) As you can see, once you've been twinned about 30 or 40 times, you're not much good for conversation...not that you're especially witty right now.

    • Jool: You know, we don't have weapons on our planet. We don't have violence, we don't have war... (Chiana smacks Jool) What the frell?! (Chiana hits her again, and Jool hits her back, equally hard. Then Jool wrings her hand from the pain) Frelling hezmana!
      Chiana: See? Violence. You'll get the hang of it.

    • Chiana: (to Jool) Good luck with the pulse rifle. Hope you're a fast learner!

    • Crichton: What if we're dying? What if we've been exposed to some radiation or virus that's gonna mutate us into the night of the living dead?

    • D'Argo: (Upon seeing Kaarvok for the 1st time) Stay back! Stay back or I swear I will kill you!
      Kaarvok: I don't think that's very polite!

    • Crichton: Pip, the transport's all we got.
      Chiana: (sighs) I'm warning you, I'm gonna end up killing that red-headed tralk!
      Crichton: Whatever...

  • NOTES (5)

    • Director Ian Watson wanted the characters to deteriorate as the episode wore on, so he worked up four different levels of makeup for the main cast members.

    • Kaarvok was originally going to be created with a combination of makeup and animatronics, with his eyes on stalks and wearing some sort of straitjacket. The make-up/costuming was changed after Shane Briant was cast.

    • Rovhu's Pilot is voiced by Sean Masterson, who was in charge of the team that controlled Moya's Pilot. He would provided Pilot's voice on set during the first three seasons, which Lani Tupu would later overdub in ADR.

    • After this episode completed filming, it took four days for the corridor sets on board the Leviathan to be returned to their normal look as Moya's corridors.

    • Wayne Pygram is credited but does not appear.


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