Season 3 Episode 8

Green Eyed Monster

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jun 22, 2001 on Syfy
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Episode Summary

Talyn is swallowed by a giant space creature known as a Budong. Crais' neural connection to Talyn malfunctions and Aeryn is forced to take control of Talyn. Meanwhile, Stark and Rygel come up with a way to help Talyn escape from the Budong.

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  • TRIVIA (5)

  • QUOTES (18)

    • Rygel: (to Stark) Oh, they're alive. Now you can torture them with your inane dribblings!

    • Crichton: (after they "anchor" themselves inside the budong) Whose stupid idea was this, anyways?
      Aeryn: Yours.

    • Crichton: I must be smarter than I look.
      Aeryn: That would be easy.

    • Rygel: (as the budong attempts to eat his transport pod) I'm the eater, not the eatee!

    • (Crichton runs his hand over the Budong's skin)
      Crichton: Man, you guys should see this ugly sticky-flesh. Kind of like my Aunt Ruth's special jello.

    • Crichton: 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?
      Aeryn: I want you to stop acting like a drannit.
      Crichton: You know what? I have no idea what a drannit is.
      Aeryn: No, don't play dumb with me. That hasn't worked for over two cycles, John.
      Crichton: Aeryn, I am dumb! I don't understand you half the time, and I have no idea what a drannit is!
      Aeryn: Fine! Forget the drannit!
      Crichton: Fine! Screw the drannit! (Aeryn pauses and a faint smile plays across her lips at Crichton's last suggestion) What?
      Aeryn: You really have no idea what a drannit is, do you?
      Crichton: (after a pause) What's a drannit?

    • Rygel: My mother always said I'd die from incompetence. Now I finally know what she meant!

    • Crichton: I've seen my share of hardware insertion. I'm not watching.
      Aeryn: It's been modified ... Less invasive; it's safer.
      Crichton: Yeah, it's new, it's improved, it's the finger of friendship! $19.95! But wait kids, there's more...
      Aeryn: What is the matter with you?

    • Aeryn: (about Talyn) He is beyond beautiful!
      Crais: Welcome to our world, Officer Sun.

    • Aeryn: (smiling) 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... arrogance, stubborness...
      (Crichton avoids eye contact)
      Crichton: Dumb.
      Aeryn: Let me finish. (pauses) 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...

    • Crichton: (realizing Talyn is the one who's trying to get rid of him) Crais, well, he hates me, but he's not stupid. He knows if he kills me that Aeryn will do the math and his shot at domestic bliss will be cut off along with his balls. That leaves us with one suspect... OPEN THE DOOR, YOU SOULLESS, TIN-HEADED ADOLESCENT PIG!

    • Rygel: (to Stark) No, Sebaceans are ugly, not stupid.

    • Stark: Vomit. Come in, please. Vomit. (to Crichton and Aeryn over comms) I know how we're going to get you out of there... vomit!
      Crichton & Aeryn: Vomit?

    • Crais: (when Crichton learns about Aeryn's neural connection to Talyn) No, her transponder is limited; she will not be harmed by Talyn.
      Crichton: You cockroach!

    • Crais: You'll have to shoot me.
      Crichton: (shoots the panel instead) See Crais, I don't have to kill you.
      Crais: I wish you had!

    • Stark: You're loose!
      Rygel: Not half as loose as Chiana!

    • Aeryn: (speaking to Talyn with visions of Crichton in her mind) That is what it is to need someone. You don't need me. You never will.

    • Aeryn: Talyn, you've seen them both naked... perhaps you can tell us who's bigger.

  • NOTES (2)


    • Crichton: Then don't make my day.
      John's last line above comes from the 1983 "Dirty Harry" film, Sudden Impact, as Harry Callahan dares a criminal holding a hostage to shoot, with "Go ahead, make my day."

    • Crichton: Houston, we have a problem.

      A (slight mis-)quote from the Apollo 13 lunar mission, after the loss of two of the three fuel cells powering the spacecraft. This famous understatement was actually "Houston, we've had a problem here", and is usually attributed to Mission Commander Jim Lovell, when in fact Lovell's own account of the mission states that it was Jack Swigert who said it.

    • Title:

      The specific metaphor used as the title is from a quote by Iago in Shakespeare's Othello, Act III, Scene 3:

      O, beware, my lord, of jealousy;
      It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock
      The meat it feeds on; that cuckold lives in bliss
      Who, certain of his fate, loves not his wronger;
      But, O, what damned minutes tells he o'er
      Who dotes, yet doubts, suspects, yet strongly loves!

    • Crichton: ...but Mintaka 3 sounds boring to me, anyway. That's Huey, Louie, Dewey...
      Mintaka III appears on Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Who Watches The Watchers". It's a planet where primitive Vulcans live. These Mintakans are at an early development stage in human cultural evolution, the equivalent of Earth's Bronze Age. The Enterprise crew goes there to study them through a camouflaged outpost. Huey, Louie, and Dewey are the three nephews of the popular Walt Disney character Donald Duck.

    • Crichton: Yo, Jonah. We have been swallowed, that is down, and I for one do not want to be budong chow!

      This is a reference to the tale of Jonah and the Whale, in which a man is swallowed by a whale and lives in his stomach.

    • Crichton: That's no moon... that's a Budong!
      This is a reference to Star Wars: A New Hope, when Luke and his companions come across the Death Star and Obiwan says, "That's no moon... that's a space-station!"

    • Aeryn: Still nothing... pitch black.
      This is a reference to the breakout Australian film Claudia Black starred in back in 1999, entitled Pitch Black.