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Farscape - Season 3 - Episode 06

Farscape - 3x06 - Eat Me - Originally Aired: 2001-4-20

My Rating - 1

Fan Rating Average - 4.75

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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]

Filler Quotient: 0, not filler, do not skip this episode.
- Despite the episode sucking, the plot advancement in this episode is essential and unskippable.



Remarkable Scenes
- 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.

My Review
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.

The following are comments submitted by my readers.

  • From Margaret J on 2019-07-06 at 10:21pm:
    OMGosh this episode was creepy, shocking and just plain disturbing. If you like horror this one is for you if not well you might have to watch anyway as end up with two Johns, something I am not looking forward to. I never liked the two Rodneys story in SGA nor the two Rikers story in TNG. I just find these type episodes frustrating as I usually view them just waiting for the imposter to go away. However I did just remember that I enjoyed the recent double story in The Orville with the two Kellys, so maybe two Crichtons wont be so bad. Anyways back to this episode according to my scale it rated a 7 however I gave it an 8 for being so bold (consider the original broadcast year) with its disturbing imagery and grossness.
  • From Brian on 2019-11-12 at 9:50pm:
    I disliked this episode the first time I watched it. Horrible lighting, superficial plot... but I like the genre of science fiction horror and on this much later rewatch, it's better than I remember.
    I remember rolling my eyes at the doubling back then, but at least they continued to run with it and went much further than Star Trek ever did

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