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Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan
Voice of Dominar Rygel XVI
Voice of Pilot
This episode gives us our first look at a full Scarran, who looks slightly different to others seen in the future because he's modified his appearance to look more acceptable and less menacing as an emissary. Scarrans also have mind control abilities and incredible strength.
Scorpius apparently left something in Crichton, as Crichton recalls a memory of Scorpius telling him that he left him "something to remember me by".
This colony is one of many "Breakaway" Sebacean colonies that severed ties with the Peacekeepers hundreds of years ago and spread themselves over the Uncharted Territories. It would appear that the Peacekeepers would like to regain control in these colonies, and the Scarrans are also interested in them for some strategic purposes.
Moya has apparently met one of her Gods, The Builders.
Rygel: So, these are the fabled Breakaway Colonies.
Aeryn: When they declared independence and fled from our home systems, no one gave them a chance of surviving.
Rygel: And yet here they are, still hating the Peacekeepers 1900 cycles later.
Aeryn: And every Peacekeeper attempt since then to forge coalition has failed.
Rygel: I'd say they enjoy their freedoms far too much, Aeryn.
Jenavian: Well, if you're not going to be King, I'm not going to marry you. (Clavor turns away and sulks)
Cargn: I don't believe I've had the pleasure.
Aeryn: Yes, I've heard that about Scarrans.
Crichton: I'm sorry, you saying I should get married?
Rygel: I would.
Crichton: You're a polygamist!
D'Argo: Think it through. Scorpius has offered me a deal to turn you in.
Crichton: What, time share at his condo in hell?
(Crichton contemplates the enormity of being turned into a statue for 80 years)
Crichton: Humans do not live as long as Sebaceans, Hynerians or Delvians. When I get back everyone, my Dad, DK, my sisters, Cameron Diaz, Buffy the Vampire Slayer will be dead.
D'Argo: You may never see these people again anyway...
Crichton: Hope, D'Argo. Its what keeps you going. Your gonna see your son. I'm gonna get home. Hope, I have hope... or I have nothing.
Rygel: Listen carefully, Peacekeeper. The longer Crichton plays the part he's been assigned, the more likely we'll keep our internal organs internal. Do not dissuade him from this marriage.
Aeryn: Thank you, Rygel. I'll do what I think is right.
Rygel: For Crichton? Or for you?
D'Argo: (he pushes John into the wall to talk seriously about Chiana) John, my life has been one crushing moment after the next, but with this girl I have managed to find moments of pleasure! (he stops as Aeryn and Chiana walk by) Don't blow it for me!
Crichton: Never, it's cool, I'm happy for you.
D'Argo: Good, good.
Crichton: Good. (pause) How come I'm always the last to know?
Empress Novia: (to Crichton, referring to Scorpius) My daughter, or that abomination. Choose!
Aeryn: (Upset and desperate) So you going to listen to D'Argo over me are you? Is that right?
Crichton: (Resigned) The Empress has made it clear. I marry her daughter or she hands me over to Scorpius.
Aeryn: Eighty cycles as a statue?
Crichton: (Forcefully) It's better than Scorpius!
(Aeryn looks startled at the force and content of Crichton's statement)
Aeryn: Is it?
Crichton: (Nervously, trying to voice his fear) He's in my head. Back of my mind. Corner of my eye. He scares me Aeryn, and I can't shake it.
Aeryn: (Stronger) I don't know what you're talking about but there's never been anything we couldn't overcome together.
(Crichton looks at her sadly)
Crichton: Except each other. (Crichton turns his head away from her, the fight gone out of him)
Crichton: Aeryn, I want to talk.
Aeryn: (Annoyed) I want to talk less!
Crichton: We already tried that. It leads to kissing!
Aeryn: (Exasperated) Ohhh...
Crichton: (Quieter) That was a joke. It was to relieve the tension.
Aeryn: It's not funny. Just give me some space, John.
Crichton: (Frustrated) Fine, have the whole universe.
Crichton: You want a donation to the sperm bank?
Tyno: I want you to consider marrying her.
Crichton: (Looks around in disbelief. Then looks at Tyno) You would just have to be on this side of my life to understand how FRELLING insane that is!
Chiana: Do you want me to jump to another conclusion? He probably wouldn't be in this dren if it wasn't for you.
Chiana: Yeah, if you hadn't rejected him.
Aeryn: It wasn't my door he was last seen sniffing under.
Chiana: Some women consider that a compliment.
Aeryn: Some women have to.
D'Argo: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, as entertaining as this is at the moment, it's getting us nowhere.
Aeryn: Would you like to learn how to do this or are you content to continually display your ineptitude?
Crichton: My ineptitude? You mean improvisation that kind of bails your sorry military... I'm sorry, I'm sorry, what's that smell?
Crichton: It's your hair it smells.
Aeryn: Zhaan gave me something.
Crichton: All right, smells good, I like it.
Aeryn: Well, it's not for you to like.
Crichton: Oh, then what's it for?
Aeryn: For me to like.
Crichton: You don't like that I like it?
Aeryn: Personal indulgences can fracture a small crew.
Crichton: I would never tell them that you scented your hair.
(They kiss, then Aeryn pulls away)
Aeryn: No, no, no, no I will not be a slave to your hormones.
Crichton: My hormones?! Hey, I was lips, you were tongue!
Crichton: Why did you do your hair?
Aeryn: To see if you'd notice.
Crichton: Standing at attention.
Aeryn: Well, I'll let Zhaan know you find her oils pleasing.
Crichton: It's you I find pleasing!
Crichton: If I do this, you have to be my best man.
D'Argo: (bewildered) Uh... I'm with Chiana, now John.
Rygel: Was I right?
Crichton: Yeah, I guess so.
Rygel: Was I right?
Crichton: Yes Rygel, you were right.
Rygel: Don't ever forget it!
Pilot: A representative of the inhabited system has been signalling us...
Rygel: By the yotz! Run, fight, surrender - pick one!
While filming the scene where Aeryn kisses Rygel, Claudia Black's cell phone went rang while in her possession, and they had to do another take. As punishment, she had to buy a case of beer for the crew.
The royal servant, ro-NA is played by Ben Browder's wife, Francesca Buller, last seen in season one's "Bone to be Wild". Aaron Cash, who plays Dregon, was last seen playing Bitaal in the episode "Rhapsody In Blue".
The "Look at the Princess" story was originally written by David Kemper as a two-parter, however after filming, there was about eighteen minutes of footage left over, all of which was considered good, and so the decision was made to expand the story, and in three weeks David Kemper wrote eleven extra scenes and threaded them in throughout the story. The bulk of the "new" scenes take place in "Part 2: I Do, I Think", and it's because of this that Part 2 is out of sequence in terms of production number (Parts 1 and 3 were already assigned 10210 and 10211 respectively, and the late Part 2 was assigned 10221).
Crichton: When I get back...everyone...my dad, D.K., my sisters, Cameron Diaz, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, will be dead.
Cameron Diaz is a well-known actress, and one of the Earth women most frequently mentioned by Crichton. Buffy the Vampire Slayer is the undead-ass-kicker from the movie and the TV show of the same name.
Crichton: I am the reverse King Arthur. I'm the one who can put the sword into the stone.
A reference to the story of how the boy Arthur became King of England, by drawing the sword Excalibur from the stone in which it was embedded.
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