Farscape - Season 3 - Episode 06
Farscape - 3x06 - Eat Me - Originally Aired: 2001-4-20
With their Transport Pod damaged, Crichton, Chiana, D'Argo and Jool are forced to land on an old, diseased Leviathan in a Peacekeeper Control Collar. Their fears of running into Peacekeepers aboard the ship are soon replaced by terrifyingly real foes: mutant scavengers who are feeding on each other, the Leviathan's Pilot, and the Leviathan itself... and Kaarvok, a madman with an horrific taste for brain matter. [DVD]
0, not filler, do not skip this episode.
- Despite the episode sucking, the plot advancement in this episode is essential and unskippable.
- John, D'Argo, Chiana, and Jool stumbling on a leviathan with a control collar installed.
- John discovering that the pilot's arms aboard the leviathan they found are being repeatedly harvested for food.
- Moya stumbling on Talyn.
- Kaarvok twinning Chiana and killing one of the Chianas.
- Kaarvok killing the pilot aboard his leviathan.
- Chiana stumbling on D'Argo being molested by Kaarvok's pet Peacekeeper.
- Jool attempting and failing to kill herself with a pulse rifle.
- John getting twinned as the leviathan breaks in two.
- The two Johns playing rock paper scissors and each coming out with the same play every time.
This episode has some nice concepts but they're so poorly executed that it's difficult to sit through. I love the idea behind the leviathan they stumbled on in this episode. It's basically an alternate Moya; what could have happened to Moya if the prisoners she was housing were more like Kaarvok and less like our heroes. The trouble is, Kaarvok and his zombie army are terribly uninteresting antagonists. The entire thing is basically just an excuse to do a horror movie. Cannibals, zombies, creepy music, darkened sets with strobe lights flashing, everyone splitting up and getting offed one by one... but oh wait, not really!
Ironically, it's the annoying twinning plot device that reset buttons all the deaths in this episode that ultimately makes the story's implications fascinating. John got twinned and then left that way at the end of the story. This is not unlike the events of My Three Crichtons. Hopefully this time both Crichtons stick around instead of one of them being conveniently killed shortly. Likewise, hopefully Talyn and Crais stick around this time. But since none of these things are actually explored in this episode and the rest of the episode sucks, it's hard to award it many points.
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