Season 3 Episode 14

Infinite Possibilities (1): Daedalus Demands

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jul 27, 2001 on Syfy
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When Crichton is accused of sharing wormhole stabilizing technology with a race known as the Charrids by the Ancient who calls himself Jack. Crichton and the rest of Talyn's crew must seek out an old acquaintance who really is the guilty one.

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  • This one was a good episode.

    This episode was a little more inportant to the overall mythology to the show. The Ancient Jack appears again, but bares bad news, someone has made a shop identical to John's and is using it to travel through wormholes. John is stumped until he realises that prehaps Furlow has something to do with it. Talyn and the crew head to Dam-Ba-Da, to find out the truth, but the situation worsens for the crew when they learn that infact Charrids are taking the technology, so John and Jack must fight of the nural Scorpius clone to access John's wormhole technology so they can get out of this mess, but a Scarran ship is fast approaching. A really great episode overall loved it. Can't wait for part 2.moreless
  • The Ancient, Jack, is back and a new foe complicates the battle for galactic domination.

    This really was one of the best episodes of Farscape so far.

    At last, the Ancient(s) are back and they are not pleased because wormhole technology fell into the wrong hands.

    A new foe is introduced which allies itself with the Scarons. I especially liked Rijal in this episode: brave and courageous as never before! The scene in which he kills the prisoner shows just how much determination this little guy has! His people already battled this new foe and lost many lives against them. Some of the Hinerian history is uncovered in this episode and we realize just how brave that race of little creatures really is.

    A very ggod episode, especially with its part 2!

  • Jack's back, and not so very pleased.

    ‘Infinitive Possibilities’ is a two parter episode, two of the best episodes of this season. The first episode is mostly building back into the wormhole storyline, the second part is the sad end to a beautiful relationship and storyline.

    The episode continues the wormhole storyline, Jack, from A human reaction, is back. He believes that Circhton might have misused the information he received and that he might have given it to someone. So now he wants to murder Crichton, but Crichton tells him that it wasn’t him. The only one who could have done it was that chick Furlow.

    They leave to the woman’s world but there is a problem, Talyn looks into a light and gets blinded, what happens to Talyn happens to Crais. The others go inside, Rygel has to stay outside shooting at the enemies that are trying to get in. The gang find Furlow bound and gaged, apparently she was being tortured because the aliens that had her wanted the wormhole technology.

    The chemistry between Furlow and Crichton was quite humorous, she obviously wanted him and played with him a little bit. Jack only wants to destroy the technology, nobody is allowed to know about the wormholes. But Furlow doesn’t want that, she wants it for herself because it can make her rich. But they have to be quick with whatever they are going to do, because the scarrons are going to arrive,

    Crichton tells Jack about Harvey and how Scorpy got the information or might have, together they want to get rid of Harvey but Harvey tries to save his own butt. The dreams inside Crichton’s head were fantastic and made the episode mostly, first they were in these little cars and then in a rollercoaster. Harvey tried to talk Crichton out of it by threatening him but Crichton wasn’t very impressed. Meanwhile more of those creatures arrive and they shoot Rygel injuring him. While Jack tries to get rid of Harvey and when he thinks he succeeded, Aeryn tries to look for herself but all she sees is Crichton turning into Harvey.

    The episode was very exiting, especially the scenes in Crichton’s mind. The Aeryn/Crichton scenes were also very gripping and beautiful, the way he wanted to bring her home and how much she wanted to go with him, that was until he turned into their biggest enemy again.moreless
Magda Szubanski

Magda Szubanski


Guest Star

Patrick Ward

Patrick Ward


Guest Star

Ray Anthony

Ray Anthony

Charrid Soldier

Guest Star

Lani Tupu

Lani Tupu

Voice of Pilot

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (7)

    • Harvey is willing to fight for his continued existence at all costs, and may still able to take over Crichton.

    • Talyn seemed to be able to locate, and get to, Dam-Ba-Da awfully quickly. Have they been traveling in circles through the Uncharted Territories, or does it just not take them long to get to places they have charted?

    • The Charrids have an alliance with the Scarrans, and a Scarran dreadnought is on its way to Dam-Ba-Da. The dreadnought has also downloaded enough information to be able to develop a phase stabilizer. This is quite worrying, since Scarran forces outnumber Peacekeepers ten to one, and a Scarran Dreadnaught is twice as large as a PK Command Carrier.

    • Stark is continuing to show more signs of a growing affection toward Aeryn. He even tells Rygel that she likes him more. Perhaps this is the result of both Crichton telling him that she is just like Zhaan in "Meltdown" and the fact that she herself humors Stark when he mentions that she and Zhaan share many good qualities.

    • Goof: Furlow's facial wound changes considerably in both length and width throughout the episode, from bigger to smaller and then back again.

    • When talking to Crichton about unlocking the knowledge in his brain, Jack says they have 5 "hours" until the Scarran Dreadnought arrives at the planet, despite earlier in the episode using the term "arns". However, since Jack is in part a projection from Crichton's memories, it's not surprising that he might use human terminology on occasion.

    • Nitpick: After Crais is injured, he no longer wears his goggles, but in doing so he is leaving himself open to further damage from the solar flares. As a soldier, Crais should know this, and continue to wear them.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Stark: (when Aeryn overrules Rygel) She likes me more than she likes you!

    • Crais: (as Talyn and Crais both thrash around blindly) Talyn, I'm taking control! I will get you stable so you can calm down and heal your sensors!
      Stark: It's wortking! It's working, working!
      Crais: Is the navigation console responding?
      Stark: No, but I'm feeling better.

    • Crichton: (when Harvey learns Crichton and Jack plan to remove him permanently) Are you threatening me?
      Harvey: I warn you, John, if you attempt this, I will fight you and I will win! If your brain really isn't big enough for the both of us, either I'll survive, or neither of us will.
      Crichton: Harvey, kiss my medulla oblongata.

    • Aeryn: (when Rygel refuses to man the gun turret alone) Tell me something, Rygel. How many Hynerians perished in the suicide attacks when they repelled the Charrids?
      Rygel: Millions upon millions.
      Aeryn: Any of them volunteers, or were they all forced?
      Rygel: Why?
      Aeryn: I'm just curious to know whether sacrifice and bravery are Hynerian concepts.
      Rygel: (sighing, referring to the gun's controls) Show me how this works again.

    • Jack: Are you speaking the truth?
      Crichton: Jack, you're a mind reading alien like my dad, don't you know when I'm speaking the truth?

    • Stark: You sure you don't want help?
      Crais: I don't need your help! Talyn, can you hear me?
      Stark: Nothings happening... well um, apart from the tossing and turning.

    • Crais: What can you see?
      Stark: Damage, damage, damage.
      Crais: Whatever would I do without your verbal gift?
      Stark: Oh, you want more words? Well, the conduits are damaged, bulkhead's damaged, the external sensors are damaged too. There's nothing that is not damaged!
      Crais: Least of all you.
      Stark: I can see.
      Crais: If only you could think.

    • Furlow: Give me one good reason why I oughta let ya.
      Aeryn: Can I give you two? We just saved your life and this gun.
      Furlow: Fair enough.

    • Stark: (Helping the blind Crais) Let me be your eye.
      Rygel: Ooo great, the half blind leading the blind.

    • Charrid: You fear me!
      Crichton: No, you just smell.

  • NOTES (5)

    • Ben Browder pulled his hamstring while filming this episode, though he was able to continue running in the scene as called for until the director said "cut".

    • Ben Browder and Wayne Pygram were among the last to ride the rollercoaster at Luna Park. The coaster was dismantled shortly after filming and transferred to Queensland. The Sydney Harbor Bridge can also be seen during the amusement park scene.

    • Dam-Ba-Da Depot had to be re-created as the original sets no longer existed.

    • Anthony Simcoe and Gigi Edgley are credited but do not appear. Lani Tupu is listed in the closing credits as voicing Pilot, but Pilot does not appear in this episode.

    • "Daedalus Demands" is the first script from Carleton Eastlake; one of season three's Executive Consultants.


    • Harvey: Help me, John!
      Crichton: Go to hell, Scorpy. 'For everything there is a season. A time to keep, and a time to cast away.'

      This is a reference to the Old Testament Book of Ecclesiastes, a slight variation of 3:5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together.

    • Crichton: Why grandma, what big teeth you have.

      A line from the fairytale Little Red Riding Hood.

    • Title:

      This episode, "Daedalus Demands", and the next episode, "Icarus Abides" are loosely related to the mythology of Daedalus and Icarus. Daedalus was a great inventor, who eventually created his greatest invention only to be trapped in it (very similar to what happens to Furlow with the Wormhole). Icarus, who was the son of Daedalus, was also trapped with his father. The two titles are a slight jibe when you take into the dual meaning of abides. Daedalus was the father of Icarus, so if Daedalus demanded, his son Icarus would abide (comply). Abides also means to stay behind which is a reference to the fact that Daedalus created another invention to escape his prison but the invention killed Icarus by accident.