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Season 3 Episode 19

I-Yensch, You-Yensch

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Apr 05, 2002 on Syfy
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Episode Summary

D'Argo and Rygel meet Braca and Scorpius in a cafe to conduct negotiations when it is unexpectedly attacked.

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  • Shutting down Talyn necessary?

    Why was shutting down Talyn necessary? I am reminded of the episode "The Ugly Truth" when Crais' intentions are to replace Talyn's canon with a dampening net. Why couldn't they simply have looked into that idea again?
  • Great episode.

    So Rygel and D'Argo meet with Scorpious to make a deal for safe passage for them onto the command carrier. They are just about to settle on the deal when two blue aliens try to hold them all hostage. Slowly Rygel is able to talk them down and together him and Scorpious take down the guts, but the deal is made.

    Back on Moya Tayln fires on an innocent ship and them at Moya, after realising what he has done he allows Crichton and Aeryn to board and shut him down. Talyn realises what he has done. This episode was really good. I was shocked when Tayln fired at Moya. This season really does just keep on getting better. I love this show. Season 3 has to be the best season yet.moreless
  • While Talyn commits mass murder, Rygel and Ka D'Argo meet with Scorpius.

    This episode of Farscape was neither good nor bad.

    The Scarran of the last episode leaves on a medical station, which is shortly after destroyed by a confused Talyn. this will lead to Talyn biological shutdown in order to recalibrate its temper. He will never be the same and Moia first disagrees but has to accept it, once Talyn attacks her.

    The other part of the episode focuses on Rygel and D'Argo meeting with Scorpius on a planet in a restaurant, where they are surprised by a group of robbers, which were in fact hired by the restaurant owner to get insurance money. The owner ends dead, and the rest is taken as hostages, but will finally manage to overpower their aggressors. Rygel and Scorpius agree to bring Crichton aboard the Command Carrier, to help Scorpius decipher Wormholes. But Crichton wants in fact to kill Scorpius. As a safety precaution, Scorpius and Crichton will both wear a special bracelet, which will link their nerve system. If one of them dies with the bracelet, they both succumb to it.

    Crichton and Aeryn finally talk to each other but don't really come to any result.

    All in all not a bad episode, but i didn't like those ape robbers!

  • The blue-b#tch group

    With only four episodes to go, instead of going all the way, the writers decide to mix up a great storyline with a lot of potential with one of the worst storylines they could have ever think of.

    Let me start with the good things about this episode, well, Scorpius is in it and so is braka. They want to make a deal with Rygel and D’Argo and make D’Argo wear something that Braka is wearing as well, when one of them gets hit the other feels the pain. All very swell, also the Rygel chemistry with Scorpius was great fun.

    Meanwhile Talyn is having issues trusting people, it destroyed a ship of good people that almost had Jool in it and then attacks Moya, they need to put it out but Moya doesn’t want to let them do that. The terrible storyline was about two blue aliens that were retarded and wanted to steal a shop, with two cooks that just didn’t work at all, all four characters would have been more loveable if they would have been killed the same second they had appeared. The storyline didn’t deliver anything to the episode except for god-awful lines and scenes. But everything else about the episode was definitely far from being bad. The Chiana/Jool relationship keeps growing, they both seemed to hate each other so much at first but are now getting closer, so close that Chiana even saved Jool’s life. Rygel and Scorpy working together to kill those irritating characters worked well and Aeryn’s little talk with Crichton at the end was beautiful, she can’t watch him die again. But she will help him defeat Scorpy at the end, which is all that Crichton needed at that moment. Although this episode manages to continue the storyline well, the weak side of it still makes it the weakest episode of Farscape.moreless
Anthony Hayes

Anthony Hayes


Guest Star

Inge Hornstra

Inge Hornstra


Guest Star

Salvatore Coco

Salvatore Coco


Guest Star

Tammy MacIntosh

Tammy MacIntosh


Recurring Role

Lani Tupu

Lani Tupu

Voice of Pilot

Recurring Role

David Franklin

David Franklin

Lt. Meeklo Braca

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Naj Gil, the Scarran who returned from "Fractures" is now dead.

    • Talyn has been shut down... his biologic functions have been placed in stasis, and his mechanical functions shut down, pending the repair of Talyn's character traits; a process which may mean that Talyn is no longer himself, but essentially a new being.

    • I-Yensch bracelets have synchronized nerve impulses, causing the two bearers to feel each other's pain. Now that Scorpius and Moya's crew have reason to trust each other, Crichton will wear one and Scorpius the other when they go to the Command Carrier. However, John is still intent on his plan to kill Scorpius.

    • It is a mystery how D'Argo and Rygel managed to overcome Scorpius' ability to sense a liar. It's clear in the end of the episode that the freedom exchange discussion was merely a ploy to get onto Scorpius' Command Carrier, in order to kill him.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Rygel: (To Scorpius) Sorry I had to shoot you, but you know how it goes.

    • Aeryn: What do you think we should do?
      Crichton: You asking me?
      Aeryn: Yes. We can still work together, John. We always did that well.

    • Chiana: Give us a hand here, Princess.
      Jool: I can't believe Talyn blew up Moya.
      Chiana: I'm sure it was an accident- bet he was really aiming for you.

    • Rygel: (after they team up to defeat the mercenaries) And now, about our deal.
      Scorpius: Yes, I believe perhaps there is a basis for us to trust one another.

    • Rygel: (when D'Argo balks at putting on the I-Yensch bracelet) We have almost closed the deal. Put it on.
      D'Argo: It's easy for you to say!

    • (D'Argo throws a Peacekeeper over the bar)
      D'Argo: So... (decks another Peacekeeper) you weren't really going to kill us?
      Scorpius: Of course not. (D'Argo decks a third)
      D'Argo: Are you certain about that?
      Scorpius: Quite. Ah, Ka D'Argo, if you knock out another, there will be no soldiers left to carry these three back to the ship.

    • (Rygel farts helium)
      Scorpius: (in a high tone) Your bravery is convincing.
      Rygel: (also in a high tone) Yes, I think he bought it.

    • Rygel: You want me to kill someone so you can trust me... how about him? (points his gun at Scorpius)
      Scorpius: Dominar?!
      Rygel: Butcher.

    • Aeryn: I have a bad feeling... about the Command Carrier.
      Crichton: Do you think we should go?
      Aeryn: I don't think we have a choice... If Scorpius masters wormholes, then...
      Crichton: Yeah, some things... You die for.
      Aeryn: I just can't watch that happen again. It was perfect, we were so... perfect and you're just like him, I mean, you are him.
      (memories of Crichton's death wash over Aeryn as she closes her eyes)
      Crichton: No, I'm me. I was here. I missed that dance. (Crichton sees the pain in Aeryn's face) Aeryn, don't come with us.
      Aeryn: No, we started this together, Crichton. That's how we'll end it...

  • NOTES (3)

    • Ben Browder and Claudia Black deliberately did not look each other in the eyes until the final scene of the episode in order to emphasize the estrangement between their two characters.

    • Tammy MacIntosh continues to have to wear an eye patch from the previous episode because she had gotten paint into her eye and can't wear Jool's contact lens.

    • Something of a mysterious oversight in this episode is that Tammy MacIntosh is not credited anywhere on screen for her role guest starring as Jool.