Season 3 Episode 21

Into the Lion's Den (2): Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Apr 19, 2002 on Syfy
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Episode Summary

Crais and Talyn make the ultimate sacrifice to save the crew of Moya, by Starbursting into the Command Carrier causing it to slowly collapse in on itself. Meanwhile Scorpius and Crichton move closer to the wormhole technology they are both looking for.

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  • Goodbye Crais.

    In this episode Crais sacrifices his life and Talyn's to save Moya's crew. I was shocked that they are getting rid of Crais and Talyn but i guess it is for the best. The command carrier has been distroyed, and scorpious is finished as we know it. Finally Moya and her crew can live in saftey. But Johnwas unable to save the wormhole techonology when the ship blew up so how will be get home?

    I thought this episode was near perfect definatly the best episode this season, why was this not the season final? I really don't konw. It is true to say that Farscape keeps on getting better and better.moreless
  • Crais the Coward... Bialar the Brave...

    The second part of this two part episode is full of twists and turns...

    The Situation aboard the Command Carrier escalates... D'Argo, Chiana, Jool and Rygel are taken prisoner, while Crichton has to continue his works on the Wormholes... Crais is denied access to Talyn and he only sees one way to get back command of Talyn... telling Scorpius Crichton's true intentions: the destruction of the Command Carrier, and all Wormhole knowledge...

    It first seems that Crais really is back to be one of the bad guys, but as I said: twists and turns...

    What Crais really is up to, is more than i ever could have thought... Sacrificing himself for the greater good. The only way to destroy the Command Carrier and give the people aboard a chance to flee is to Starbust out of it with Talyn. This would however cost Talyn's life!

    Crichton creates a diversion by flying into a Wormhole with Scorpius, while Aeryn helps Crais to get aboard Talyn to execute their suicidal plan.

    Crais' speech to Scorpius was really impressive and I didn't believe they would go through with their plan until Talyn really Starbusted away, causing the slow destruction of the Command Carrier...

    The last Scene between Crichton and Scorpius was also very strong. Scorpius admits his defeat but does not seem to have any desire to survive, because Crichton took his last chance of revenge on the Scarrans! It is very doubtful that Scorpius is dead however. And I hope we will see more of that horrible Peacekeeper Lady that threatened Scorpius and John.

    Finally, everyone is back on Moia, but as it seems, they will all go their separate way...

Lenore Smith

Lenore Smith

Lt. Darinta Larell

Guest Star

Danny Adcock

Danny Adcock

Co-Kura Strappa

Guest Star

Sheridan Rynne

Sheridan Rynne


Guest Star

David Franklin

David Franklin

Lt. Meeklo Braca

Recurring Role

Lani Tupu

Lani Tupu

Voice of Pilot

Recurring Role

Tammy MacIntosh

Tammy MacIntosh


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Once again, much like at the end of last season, the bulk of the crew are contemplating where to go from here. Chiana would likely go looking for her brother and the Nebari resistance, Rygel would probably return to Hyneria to depose the Dominar and Jool wants to go home.

    • Crichton and Scorpius successfully flew through a wormhole, despite instabilities.

    • Scorpius reveals that he won't seek vengeance against Crichton by going to Earth... the only vengeance he cared for is no longer within his grasp.

    • This is the first episode that Crichton calls Crais by his first name (though it has been mentioned previously by Crais's father in season one's "That Old Black Magic". The Corlatas also called him "Captain Bialar Crais" when they thought they had him captured in this season's episode "Relativity").

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Crais: (over the comm) You are the most repellent of creatures, Scorpius. You weren't born into Peacekeepers; you weren't conscripted against your will. You chose to be one...
      Scorpius: I want the bay doors sealed! All Prowlers scrambled- that hybrid must not get away!
      Braca: The hybrid's building to maximum power inside the hangar. (he looks horrified) I don't think he's planning to escape!
      Crais: The last time I left this ship, my ship, I did so under a veil of secrecy. You forced that situation. You took away my command. You stole my life from me! Well this time, Scorpius, I am not leaving quietly!
      Scorpius: Somebody find that fool, and get him out of that ship! (The Carrier starts to rumble) Somebody, get that traitor off that ship!
      Crichton: (to Scorpius) I suggest you hang on to something.
      Crais: Talyn- Starburst!

    • Chiana: Scuttlebutt on the ship- this Grayza has Scorpius' mivonks in one Hezmana of a vise!

    • Scorpius: (referring to Crichton's module) I allowed you to get this primitive ship. How is this going to get me what I want?!
      Crichton: (making a rude gesture) Read the middle finger, Scorpy.

    • Crais: (Over comm, to whole ship) Scorpius, I am just making my final goodbyes.
      Scorpius: Where are you, Crais?
      Crais: I am standing in your heart, and I'm about to squeeze!

  • NOTES (3)

    • Crichton's line "Yo Harrison, get your shoes on!" is an inside joke by Rockne S. O'Bannon. It refers to an old neighbor of his who always said he couldn't lend a hand when needed because he never had any shoes on.

    • Just for fun, Claudia Black and the crew placed bets on which direction the statue in the park would fall when it went down during the command carrier's destruction scenes.

    • Because of its complexity of execution, the scene where Scorpius walks up the stairs as the lake flows down the steps had to be done in a single take. Many of the production personnel came to watch. Wayne Pygram has also stated that just before the water flowed down the steps, he became a little nervous about the scene because the tread at the bottom of his boots was thinner than he would have liked.


    • Title:

      The title is taken from an incident in the Old Testament book of Daniel where the prophet Daniel is thrown into the lion's den because he remains faithful to God.

    • Crichton: Tell me, Gandhi... you still goin' after Earth?

      Crichton is ironically referring to Mohandas ("Mahatma") Ghandi, the Indian political and spiritual leader who lived and preached a program of non-violent protest as a means of reform.

    • Crichton: Awww, Grasshopper, you're so screwed.

      Another Kung Fu reference described in the previous episode.

    • 911:

      The code to unlock Scorpius' I-Yensch bracelet was to hold two lights and press "911", the telephone number for Emergency Services in the USA.

    • Crichton: No, Scorpius is in Captain Queeg mode. Somebody's stolen his strawberries and he's not going to let his pet project die.

      Captain Queeg is the fictional naval captain of the novel The Caine Mutiny. In the book, a quart of his strawberries is stolen and he conducts a very stringent investigation to discover the culprit.

    • Crichton: Flyin' through wormholes ain't like dusting crops, farm boy!
      When his module experiences turbulence, flying through the wormhole with Scorpius, he makes this reference to Star Wars: A New Hope when Han Solo's says "Traveling through hyperspace ain't like dustin' crops, boy" during an exchange with Luke Skywalker.