Farscape

Season 4 Episode 18

Prayer

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Feb 21, 2003 on Syfy
9.4
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Crichton and Scorpius travel to one of the 'unrealized realities' where Crichton believes he heard Stark say "Katratzi". Meanwhile on a Scarran ship, Aeryn resists torture, while protecting herself and her and Crichton's child.

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  • Great episode, season gets better so far towards the end

    10
    I simply had to give this a 10 simply cuz of its graphic nature. I dont want to give anything away but i wanted to express this episode left me saying Wow!
  • So we finally find out where Aeryn is.

    10
    In this episode Crichton and Scorpius hunt for Aeryn in the unrealised reality of wormholes. Meanwhile Aeryn is but through some agressive methods of interrogation when the Scarrens learn that she is carrying a child. When they force her to say that the child is Crichton's she realises that they want the baby because it may have the knoledge that Crichton prosessses about Wormholes. I thought this was another adventurous but exciting episode. I hope the final four episodes of season 4 are good. So far this season i have not been disapointed once by and episode they have all been enjoyable and i hope this show goes out on a bang!moreless
  • This episode shows thgat space opera isn't all about space ships, guns & things going "boom". There is as fine acting in this episode as you will see anywhere else from Desperate Housewives to The Sopranos.moreless

    9.4
    Oh no, it can’t go on like this. I won’t be able to stand it. I know Claudia Black is a brilliant actress, but I don’t want to see her range tested in this way. It is about time something nice happened to Aeryn, and I want it to happen now! That being said, this was a very tense and strong episode, featuring another excellent performance by Claudia Black. Okay, so the drugging and torturing may look a bit clichéd at times, but she carried off the pain and inner conflict of her ordeal superbly. The storyline created a no-win situation for her - she can either lose the child as the inquisition continues, or betray the love of her life. Sometime life is just so unfair. Although they are no longer in John’s head, still it was great to see John and Harvey back together. The actors spark off each other in a way that no other combination does. It was a bit hard on everyone else in the regular cast, however. Aeryn gets a solo, JC and Harvey get a duet, but all the others get to do is shout at each other (briefly) on the flight deck. Poor old Noranti didn’t even get out of her cabin. Another gut-wrenchingly good episode with the emotional pain of Casualty on acid. Yet will the actors get recognised come the Emmys? Alas, we all know they won’t.moreless
Sandy Gore

Sandy Gore

Nurse Vreena

Guest Star

Sacha Horler

Sacha Horler

Morrock

Guest Star

Jason Clarke

Jason Clarke

Captain Jenek

Guest Star

Raelee Hill

Raelee Hill

Sikozu

Recurring Role

Melissa Jaffer

Melissa Jaffer

Noranti

Recurring Role

Lani Tupu

Lani Tupu

Voice of Pilot

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (7)

    • Claudia Black (Aeryn) does double duty in this episode by playing the alternate reality Chianna.

    • Noranti was absent from Moya in this episode; Sikozu mentions that she was asleep. She was also missing from "A Constellation of Doubt". But Melissa Jaffer does appear as the alternate reality's Rygel.

    • Scorpius makes a Scarran blood vow with Crichton, despite claiming to despise all things Scarran.

    • Crichton and Scorpius now know that Katratzi disguises its location by mimicking the orbit of one of the moons of Trilask.

    • Following her torture, and not being rescued, Aeryn has decided that she will now make a deal with anyone or anything to save her child, because she has to.

    • Scarrans apparently possess the technology to recover information possessed by a fetus's parents by using the fetal DNA. This is why the Scarrans are taking Aeryn to Katratzi, because there's a chance they can learn the wormhole knowledge from Aeryn's baby's DNA.

    • When Crichton and Scorpius meet Stark in the "unrealized reality", he has blue eyes. Later on during the episode, he has black eyes.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Aeryn/Chiana: (as Crichton points his pistol at her) Okay... the joke's over. Okay? I, uh... I was stupid to take it this seriously... 'cause it's a joke. Right? You ha- you have to stop because... because you can't kill me. You... you can't.
      Crichton: (lowering his pulse pistol) No. No, I can't.
      Scorpius: (taking the pistol and firing) I can.

    • Morrock: (as they take pills to commit suicide) Is it his? Is it Crichton's child?
      Aeryn: Come here. (Morrock leans closer) Did you really have a child?
      Morrock: I told you, I... had six pregnancies. Only three of them survived. (Aeryn garbs her by the throat)
      Aeryn: I want the truth. I know that these pills won't kill me, I know that you're their spy. So I want to know the truth- have you even had one child?! Have you even given birth to one child? The truth!
      Morrock: No! (Aeryn snaps her neck)
      Aeryn: Good. (she drops Morrock) Then I orphan no one.

    • Crichton: I got a hum in my head; I'm going to follow it.
      Chiana: Well you got something in there. It's not a brain.

    • (Aeryn is in the cell again alone and prays one last time)
      Aeryn: Now, Djancaz-Bru, you haven't listened and you haven't helped, and I'm running out of time. So I'm going to forget about you. I am now willing to make a deal with anyone, with anything, to save my child. Not because I can, but because I have to.

    • (Aeryn is in a cell talking to herself)
      Aeryn: There was one guard... I don't remember her face, she never told me her name. She told me a legend about... how Sebaceans once had a god called... Djancaz-Bru. Six worlds prayed to her. They... built her temples... conquered planets. And yet one day she still... rode off and destroyed all six worlds. And when the last warrior was dying, he... he said... 'We gave you everything. Why did you destroy us?' And she looked down upon him and she whispered... 'Because I can.'

    • Aeryn: There is no Lechna. I made him up. Only ever Crichton, just Crichton. Only him.

    • Scorpius: (about D'Argo/Jool) Shoot him.
      Crichton: Technically, it's a she.
      Scorpius: Shoot it.

  • NOTES (3)

    • David Kemper was so impressed with Jason Clark's performance as the Scarran Captain Jenek that he had him written into the final episodes of the season.

    • The shot showing the fake abortion was cut from the UK transmission of the episode. Producer David Kemper himself had earlier expressed concerns about the nature the scene until it was pointed out that it was to be revealed later that the so-called abortion was not real.

    • Sandy Gore, who played the nurse in this episode, played the Judge in "Dream a Little Dream".

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Crichton: Nosferatu... first instincts are always right.
      When Scorpius tastes Crichton's blood, and then offers his own to him in a Scarran blood ritual to form a compact between them, John is once again reminded of the silent movie Nosferatu, which is an unauthorized version of Bram Stoker's Dracula. The film's title character Nosferatu was a pallid, skeletal figure similar to Scorpius.

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