Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan
Voice of Dominar Rygel XVI
Alex / Lorana
Voice of Pilot
Nitpick: If Aeryn is wearing Crichton's underwear, and Crichton is also wearing a pair of boxers, does that mean he brought an extra pair of shorts with him on the module in case of emergencies?!
We hear the shocking revelation as to why Zhaan was imprisoned: she murdered her lover, who was also one of the Delvian spiritual counselors.
Delvia is now under the imposition of the Peacekeepers. The conservative Pa'us that refused to give up their control when the tenure was up brought the PKs in, and Delvia has never been the same since. The Peacekeepers refuse to give control up easily.
This episode marks Zhaan's ascension from a ninth-level Pa'u, to a tenth-level one. She now has the power to protect others.
Zhaan: The urge to give retribution is intoxicating. I have missed it!
Tahleen: (referring to D'Argo and Aeryn) Stop them! Let nothing distract Zhaan from what I want her focused on!
Lorana: The one Crichton is challenging her with questions- I can send them back to the ship...
Tahleen: No! She wants him here. Their minds are weak. Reoccupy them all as you would children. Attack them with their own hopes and fears.
Zhaan: Why did you lure us here?
Tahleen: Search yourself, Zhaan. You know why.
Zhaan: I do not. What I do know is you invaded my soul last night and you left me bitter.
Crichton: (after being released from the illusion of Lorana) So now what, kill me, cage me, teach me tricks?
Tuzak: I know who you are.
Zhaan: I know who you are. I do respect your teachings Pa'u Tuzak.
Tuzak: I respect your choice of murder victims.
Zhaan: Should I give Tahleen what she wants?
Tuzak: Oh, she would like that!
Zhaan: Will she use the ability I give her to hurt people?
Tuzak: Certainly. But she may also free your planet from tyranny.
D'Argo: Something Crichton said is disturbing me.
Rygel: Finally! I've been saying that since he arrived.
D'Argo: It's what he said about us all having the same dream.
Rygel: It wasn't the same. Mine was better than yours.
(Crichton is disturbed staring into a mirrored surface at his reflection.)
Aeryn: You are the most bizarre creature I have ever met.
Crichton: (to Aeryn) It's so perfect, my teeth ache.
Aeryn: No, that's from all the sincerity.
Aeryn: It amazes me how people mistake theosophy for superiority.
Crichton: You know, I don't think so, Aeryn. I don't think anything amazes you.
Crichton: Delvian coup d'etat. Didn't think you people had it in you.
Crichton: (nodding at Pa'u Tuzak walking past) Is that what happened to our man Pa'u Loony Tunes?
Aeryn: Any more from Crichton?
D'Argo: He says they want Zhaan to participate in some ceremonial mating.
Aeryn: This is such a bad combination. I never should have left them. Zhaan distracted. Crichton confused--
D'Argo: Crichton is always confused.
Crichton: The part of Tahleen in tonight's Unity will be played by John Crichton.
Zhaan: You wish to share Unity with me?
Crichton: You guys are always going on about how hot it is, I thought I'd give it a go.
(Crichton tries to convince Zhaan to share Unity with him)
Crichton: Buck buck buckawk! (making chicken noises to taunt her for cowardice) Your translator microbes handle that one?
Zhaan: Although...I have always wondered what could possibly go on in there...
Crichton: Not a lot, I'm a guy. C'mon, Zhaan. What are you afraid of?
Crichton: Oh, my. What is that?
Crichton: (laughing) It's like...Disney on acid. Like ten years of really great sex all at the same time.
Zhaan: (when the guys compare their erotic dreams) I am unimpressed by your masculine memories.
Rygel: I was just dreaming about my final mating session when our gestating Goliath decided she needed some exercise.
Rygel: D'Argo almost stepped on me!
Pilot: Your Eminence, you were never any smaller than your current stature.
Crichton: You killed the guy you were having sex with?!
Zhaan: I admit I have not revealed all parts of myself to you.
Crichton: No, no you haven't! You killed the guy you were you having sex with, Zhaan!
Zhaan: I need you, John. I need you!
Crichton: For what? Target practice?
Rygel: I like my wives pregnant, and my ships cold to the touch, that way my feet stay warm and my slumber is uninterrupted.
Crichton: Wives plural? Big fella!
Crichton: Little long for a starburst, don't you think?
Rygel: Hail prince of the obvious!
Crichton: I'm not a Peacekeeper.
Tuzak: Yes you are. I am insane.
Crichton: Yeah, that would've been my next guess.
In an internet chat before the episode Ben Browder promised that the question of "boxers or briefs" would be answered in it, but he admitted that he personally thought that Crichton should "go commando".
This episode was Virginia Hey's favorite.
Eight makeup artists were needed to prepare all of the Delvians for this episode.
-This episode aired in Canada on December 8, 1999 on YTV.
-This episode aired in the UK on March 13, 2000 on BBC-2.
-This episode aired in Australia on September 30, 2000 on Nine.
Originally, Unity was going to be depicted prosthetically as the one hand inside the other, but that was dropped from the script. The special effects team then came up with what we see, the very effective shot of the two people going into each other, so to speak, when they join.
Crichton: That's my underwear.
Aeryn: What does this say?
Aeryn: Well, then, they're not yours.
Crichton was wearing Calvin Klein boxers when he left Earth; Aeryn is looking at the tag in the back of the waistband, which carries the brand name. This is a reference to a scene in the 1985 movie Back To The Future.
The title is taken from American composer George Gershwin's most famous composition.
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