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Farscape - Season 3 - Episode 13

Farscape - 3x13 - Scratch 'n' Sniff - Originally Aired: 2001-7-20

My Rating - 1

Fan Rating Average - 4.37

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Synopsis
Crichton, D'Argo, Chiana and Jool alight on a pleasure planet, LoMo, for some rest and recreation. When Chiana and Jool go missing, Crichton and D'Argo are approached by Raxil, a wily alien with information on their whereabouts. Hoping for help retrieving her own 'mate', Raxil leads them to Fe'tor, a notorious Freslin maker; Freslin being a drug Fe'tor extracts from sentient beings, including his captives, Chiana and Jool. [DVD]

Filler Quotient: 3, bad filler, totally skippable.
- No significant exposition, events, or consequences. And a lame episode on top of that.

Problems
None

Factoids
- The extras feature an alternate ending to this episode in which Raxil returns to Moya with John and D'Argo and is subsequently kicked off the ship at the next planet.
- Raxil was played by Ben Browder's wife, Francesca Buller.

Remarkable Scenes
- John: "How can you say that?" D'Argo: "Because it's true. You're exactly like a Sebacean."
- Jool getting milked.
- D'Argo encountering Harvey while he and John use the hammerhead alien's tentacles.
- Raxil revealing that she plotted and schemed John's and D'Argo's involvement in her quest to fell Fe'tor because of their reputation for blowing up a Shadow Depository.
- D'Argo's remarkable transformation.

My Review
Another flop. This episode is basically a repeat of the last one's pointlessness except on Moya instead of Talyn. Annoying aliens of the week, weird directing, and manufactured danger. I'm all for some well executed whimsy, but this wasn't well executed at all.

The following are comments submitted by my readers.

  • From Ben on 2010-07-06 at 9:47am:
    This is one you have to either love or hate. I, for one, love it.
  • From Hugo on 2016-01-08 at 3:11pm:
    Nothing too deep, but I liked it - the cuts and disposition worked for me, and it had loads of fun little things.
  • From Margaret J on 2019-07-14 at 7:48pm:
    Not sure what to make of this one. On one hand I really like the main guest actress (i understand she is played by Ben Bowders real life wife) or I should say I liked how she played the character. I like how they told the story, the framing it within flashbacks told to pilot by John. I liked the cinematography of several scenes.
    On the other hand I did not like that they attempted to make a light-hearted episode about someone drugging and using/abusing someone else's body for their own purpose.
    I have not rated this episode and for the above reason I may never be able to give it one

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