Season 2 Episode 21

Liars, Guns and Money (3): Plan B

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jan 19, 2001 on Syfy
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Crichton turns himself over to Scorpius in order to free Jothee. With all the mercenaries now aboard Moya, the crew form a plan to rescue Crichton and destroy the depository.

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  • It would have been an excellent season finale

    A truly brilliant episode right before the finale.

    It continues where part 2 left us, Crichton is getting tortured because it’s the only way for Scorpius to get the wormhole information while on Moya nothing is going very smoothly. The aliens don’t want to listen to Stark’s flawed plan who is getting very crazy at times.

    Tylon is also back and Aeryn wants to use him but Crais doesn’t really. But you know Tylon, it never listens.

    The best scene was when Scorpius went into John’s mind, when they capture one if the aliens Natira plays with them, she was a very convincing villain that should have come back. She has a thing for eyes and takes them out with something pointy on her head.

    When they all get in, everyone does their job. I think that the battle was brilliant and took me to the edge of my seat, two heroes died in battle, the one with the troubled eye by saving Crichton and the fish guy that blew himself up to save the others.

    Natira untied John because she wanted him to save her, he told her that Scorpy was going to kill her so she flees for her life.

    Meanwhile the Flax guys were actually working for Socrpius but this time Chiana came through and killed one of them and Tylon destroyed the flax and the place where Scorpius was. In that way they could all escape but the problem was that Crichton was getting crazier and crazier.

    The episode was fantastic, it had a very big feeling and Ben Browder is an amazing actor. It was a fantastic episode right before the finale.

Thomas Holesgrove

Thomas Holesgrove


Guest Star

Jeremy Sims

Jeremy Sims


Guest Star

Nicholas Hope

Nicholas Hope


Guest Star

Paul Goddard

Paul Goddard


Recurring Role

Matthew Newton

Matthew Newton

Ka Jothee

Recurring Role

David Franklin

David Franklin

Lt. Meeklo Braca

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (7)

    • Aeryn says that if Crichton is too badly off to be rescued, she'll put a bullet in his head. Her usual PK weapons fire coherent beams of light. So this is either a strange figure of speech, or she has a slug throwing weapon that she intends to use in the belief that it's the most certain way of making sure Crichton is out of Scorpius' reach for good.

    • Scorpius' neural clone inside Crichton's head is ready to be removed- it's found the wormhole technology, and believes even Crichton himself is not aware of it.

    • There appears to be more to Crais' return than meets the eye. There seems to be some sort of feelings between him and Aeryn.

    • Moya is still very badly burned and may well die if she does not receive treatment.

    • Once again Scorpius appears to have been killed, and Crichton thinks he's been killed, but we never see him dead.

    • D'Argo's journey appears to be complete, as he has now found and been reunited with his son, although there's definitely some unresolved issues between them.

    • Goof: After Talyn arrives to help Moya, Pilot says to Crais "Thank you for letting Talyn respond to her mother's distress call," but Talyn is a male Leviathan.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • (John is setting up a game pieces on a board, a pulse pistol laying across from him)
      Crichton: (singing) Daisy, Daisy...
      D'Argo: John...
      Crichton: (singing)...give me your answer do...
      D'Argo: I've brought my son, Jothee, to thank you.
      Crichton: (singing)...I'm... crazy... all for the love of you...
      D'Argo: John...
      Voice of Scorpius: (in John's head) JohnJohnJohnJohnJohn...
      (John knocks over the game piece, leaps back from the table and flails at his head)
      John: He's here (points at his head) He's here and... um... he blames me. He blames for killing Scorpius. So I've been trying... trying to... But I can't...
      D'Argo: (holding John's face in his hands and turning John to face him) Trying to what, John?!
      John: D'Argo...kill me. D'Argo... please... kill me...

    • Rorf: (grabbing a babbling Stark) This fek is crazy!
      Stark: Are you coming? Do you agree? Agree?
      Rorf: Will you fight like this down there?
      Stark: Of course, of course! (waving his arms with his hands inside his sleeves) No hands, no hands!
      Rorf: Then I change my mind, Zelkin. (he growls) This one has the spirit of the hunter, and not the prey.

    • Crichton: Was that good for you?
      Natira: Yes.

    • Crichton: Oh, don't stop now, Scorpy.... Roll me over and baste the other side.

    • Bekhesh: How come I don't get that job?
      Stark: Because you can't produce a fireball that burns at seven thousands klances.

    • Crais: There's always a reason for violence, Aeryn. Thousands of people die for the most virtuous causes.

    • Rorf: I think this whole idea rots! I want--
      Stark: I want! I want! My side, your side! All of you- I want!
      Rorf: What's the matter with you, fek face?!
      Stark: Matter, matter, I'll tell you 'matter'. Anti-matter-matter-matter-matter-matter!

    • Crais: (when Aeryn asks him to help rescue Crichton) How long has Scorpius held Crichton?
      Aeryn: Four arns.
      Crais: Then I recommend you bring down a basket without any holes so that Crichton's liquid remains are not lost. He's already dead, Aeryn.

    • Bekhesh: (after the rescue is over) Farewell, my friends, and thanks for teaching me to kill again.

    • Bekhesh: (to Aeryn after they massacre the depository's guards) For someone who couldn't see, you did okay.

    • Aeryn: (after D'Argo hurls his Qualta Blade into a guard's chest) Good shot!
      D'Argo: I was aiming for between his eyes.

    • Rorf: What are you doing with that head?
      Rygel: He's an old enemy. I like that he doesn't talk back.

  • NOTES (1)

    • While filming, Claudia Black was accidentally hit in the face by John Adam's gauntlet during the bank raid scene because it was so dark on the set.


    • Crichton: I can't move. God, I can't move.
      An allusion to the movie Army of Darkness when Ash wakes up and find himself tied to the floor.

    • Crichton: Daisy, Daisy...
      D'Argo: John...
      Crichton: ...give me your answer, do...
      D'Argo: I've brought my son, Jothee, to thank you.
      Crichton: ...I'm... crazy... all for the love of you...
      D'Argo: John...
      Crichton is singing an old standard, "Daisy Bell", more commonly known as "A Bicycle Built for Two", written by Harry Dare in 1892. This is likely a reference to 2001: A Space Odyssey, as that's the song sung by HAL 9000 while being lobotomized by Bowman, drawing a parallel to his own mental breakdown.

    • Scorpius: Try not to move so much. One flinch at the wrong time and this will... paralyze you.
      Crichton: It's kinda hard not to flinch here, Scorpy, with Frau Blucher tickling my prostate.
      Continuing with the Young Frankenstein reference, Frau Blucher was the character portrayed by Cloris Leachman in that film.

    • Crichton: (to Scorpius) All right, Fronkensteen, let's get it on.
      This is a reference to the classic comic Gene Wilder movie Young Frankenstein. One of the running jokes of the movie is Dr Frankenstein's insistence that his name is pronounced "Fronkensteen".

    • Crichton: (to Natira) You are so screwed, Medusa!

      Crichton is comparing Natira to the snake haired Gorgon Medusa from Greek mythology. Medusa was a beautiful nymph who had sex with the God Poseidon in the temple of Athena, and was punished by being transformed into a deadly monster with snakes on her head in place of hair.