Season 4 Episode 20

We're So Screwed (2): Hot to Katratzi

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Mar 07, 2003 on Syfy
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Episode Summary

Moya arrives at Katratzi. Crichton attends the peace talks between the Scarrans and the Peacekeepers... with a nuclear bomb.

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  • I frelling love this episode. Nuff said.

    Definately my favourite episode I think. I can watch it over and over and it never ceases to entertain me.

    Crichton just kicks serious ass here, and the entire crew pull together perfectly. We also get a better insight into the Scarrons and the politics between the Charrids and the Kalish.

    I also feel this is a pivotal episode in John and Aeryns relationship. After all, as soon as they finally stopped their unnecessary break-up period and admitted they wanted to be together, Aeryn was taken by the Scarrons, so their relationship didn't have time to catch up until now. The dancing in the elevator is one of my favourite scenes from the entire series, as it shows the strength of their relationship. Even in untenable situations they can still find the time for a moment alone together, where nothing matters to them but being in the others company, which ultimately gives them the strength to carry on.

    I think this is an amazing episode, definately my favourite, with some unforgettable classic one-liners from Crichton. A definate winner :Dmoreless
  • Part 2...

    Can you believe it? It's almost over, and it appears that Farscape is going to go out with a bang. In this episode so mcuh happened. Stark is back! Scorpius apparantly been a Scarran spy for the past ten years. Grayza is desperate for peace, and Crichton and the crew of Moya are right in the middle. This episode just kept on getting better.

    I loved how both sides the Peacekeepers and the Scarrans were trying desperatly to get Crichton on there sides. But what has to be the highlight of the episode was the beginning where John walks on top of the tables and shows off. So the episode ended with Crichton and Aeryn being captured by the Scarrans. So what will happen next? Is Scorpius really bad? What will happen. Can you believe there is only two episodes left? Well lets hope they are as good as this one. Truely this show is fantastic, and i cannot believe that it was cancelled as it got so good.moreless
Jason Clarke

Jason Clarke

Captain Jenek

Guest Star

Jason Chong

Jason Chong


Guest Star

David Downer

David Downer

Secretary Vakali

Guest Star

Raelee Hill

Raelee Hill


Recurring Role

Melissa Jaffer

Melissa Jaffer


Recurring Role

Paul Goddard

Paul Goddard


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Sikozu is revealed to be a bioloid, though not the same kind as the Aeryn bioloid which Crichton shot in the episode "Bringing Home The Beacon". Apparently there's a resistance movement within the Kalish to bring down the Scarrans, and bioloids like Sikozu and Zukash are some of its agents.

    • Scorpius is apparently a Scarran spy, working for Emperor Staleek. It is unlikely, though, that is where his loyalties lie.

    • The Scarrans have a flower, Crystherium Utilia, that is eaten as a delicacy, yet they protect as if a great treasure, suggesting it is more than just food. It's the flower first seen in season three's "Incubator", in which Scorpius is shown to have one in his quarters.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Rahzaro: (grabbing Vakali by the throat) Insult a Charrid at you own risk, Kalish harpooda.
      Vakali: Harpooda? You dare to call me harpooda?!
      Rahzaro: And I bet- not a very good one! (the Charrid/Kalish riot breaks out, just as Crichton ordered)

    • Staleek: What do you want?
      Crichton: What do I want? What do I want? I have not been chasing my ass all over the galaxy trying to pull out chunks of my brain. I have not been sneaking fembots and Skreeths into the places where I live. You want something. You. You want what's inside my head. You want what I know about wormholes. Because I can leap tall galaxies in a single bound. I can scorch planets with a wave of my hand... and you... and you... and you... You can't do jack.
      Grayza: That's not true.
      Crichton: Oh, really? You command the stars to do your bidding? I know you can't. And you can't. And you can't. And you won't. But I have.

    • Crichton: It's beer o'clock, where the hell is my riot?

    • Crichton: (about killing Scorpius) You made me promise that I wouldn't.
      Aeryn: Well, I release you from that promise.
      Crichton: Say that again.
      Aeryn: I release you from that promise.
      Crichton: Thank you. (points gun at Scorpius's head) I'll give you my bike if you kill him.

    • Crichton: My heart stops...we all go boom. My heart speeds up, it's boom again. Too hot, too cold, too happy, too sad, hungry, bored...it's John Lee Hooker time. Boom, boom, boom. (to War Minister Ahkna) And you try your little psychic trick...kaboom. And we're all pushin' up day-glo daisies.
      Ahkna: Why do I doubt that?
      Crichton: Because you lack imagination.

    • Crichton: Welcome to my cold war. Now, what am I offered for all the power in the universe?

    • Aeryn: As long as your stress levels are all right.
      Crichton: Ah, well, considering that we're now nuclear terrorists. Bomb seems to think I'm okay.
      Aeryn: Provided that thing's working. (leans toward Crichton and the bomb starts to beep. Both smile)
      Crichton: It's working. Oh, you are dangerous.

    • Emperor Staleek: Your safety guaranteed, in just a few arns.
      Crichton: Bill Gates can't guarantee Windows, how are you gonna guarantee my safety?

    • Crichton: Right I'll have one riot, well done, hold the mayo.

    • Rahzaro: Ordering biscuits and repairing urinals has never won a war.
      Vakali: And neither have you, as I recall.

    • Vakali: (about Crichton) You're crazy!
      Aeryn: Isn't it fun?

  • NOTES (6)

    • They considered having Scorpius lose control of his bladder during the torture scenes, and had even decided that his urine was going to be the color of antifreeze, but this idea was not utilized.

    • Ben Browder ad libbed the "I am an American" scene. Guy Gross also considered playing the American national anthem in the background as he does so, but decided it would be too over the top.

    • According to the episode's director Karl Zwicky, the script for "We're So Screwed: Hot To Katratzi" went through 12 revisions, which was the most for any episode.

    • Pilot, voiced by Lani Tupu, does not take part in this episode.

    • The scene in which Crichton and Aeryn are dancing in the elevator was suggested by Ben Browder and Claudia Black, as they felt the characters deserved a romantic moment alone amidst the chaos and severity of their situation.

    • Duncan Young, who plays Emperor Staleek, also appeared as the ruling caste Scarran Axikor in "I Shrink Therefore I Am".