Hubble, bubble... it's double trouble!
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Crichton, D'Argo, Jool and Chiana, are travelling in a badly damaged transport (apparently the problems were cause by Jool). As oxygen is depleting, they stumble across a Leviathan, not Moya, wearing a control collar. With nowhere to go, Crichton takes them there, citing it as their only alternative. They dock, and as they look around someone (or something...) jumps on D'Argo's back, but is shot down by Chiana. D'Argo looks to Crichton and tells him he knew they shouldn't have come...
The pod is "dead", and D'Argo says they need threekay wiring and narium coils to get it operational, leading Crichton to suggest a scavenger hunt. Jool suggests borrowing a transport pod, but Chiana has checked and there are none, it looks as though it has been abandoned. As D'Argo and Crichton go on a search, Jool stays behind in the pod, and Crichton tells Chiana to stay with her.
During their search, D'Argo stumbles across some bones, which he thinks may be Sebacean. The Leviathan is completely mangled, and as D'Argo finds the threekay wire Crichton notices that the ship is oozing puss. D'Argo comments that it is diseased, and Crichton wonders if it was hit by some bio-chemical weapon, since there are no DRDs. D'Argo wants to go get the narium coils and leave, but to his objection Crichton wants to get to the ship's Pilot so they no what they're dealing with, which leads them to split up.
Chiana prepares to leave Jool to join the "treasure hunt", but a scared Jool tells her that they don't have weapons, violence or war on her planet, so Chiana clocks her with her gun twice. Jool punches her back, and Chiana says, "Violence... you'll get the hang of it".
Crichton goes to Pilot's den, and in doing so scares two of the scavenger people off. As he approaches the Pilot, it starts to growl at him, and Crichton notices it only has one arm. Crichton says he's not going to hurt him, and asks what happened to him, and the Pilot responds by asking Crichton to kill him!
Chiana finds a group of scavenger people eating, and they eye her up but she tries to fend them off. Meanwhile, the Pilot again asks Crichton to kill him, and says his arms where cut. When Crichton asks why, the Pilot says it's because they're eating him!
The scavenger people try to eat Chiana, and she starts shooting. D'Argo hears and runs towards her, but meets an alien man on the way. D'Argo asks where Chiana is, when the man encases him in some sort of bubble.
Crichton finds the man and some scavengers dragging D'Argo, when one jumps on him. Chiana hears and joins him, but all they can do is watch as the man sucks out D'Argo's bran, and the scavengers start to munch on him. Chiana shoots them, and kneels over D'Argo's lifeless body.
Meanwhile, Moya has starburst without warning in response to a distress call – from Talyn. He's floating adrift and neither he nor Crais respond to communication. Aeryn goes over and sees extensive damage, and finds Crais unconscious.
Chiana and Crichton are dragging D'Argo's body when they spot some scavengers eating the ship, and Crichton shoots them. Meanwhile Jool is still alone trying not to be scared, but everything is starting to get on top of her. She goes to leave, but when the door opens by itself she runs back to the transport.
Chiana and Crichton drag D'Argo to Pilot's den, and Crichton asks Pilot where he can get narium coils. Pilot tells Crichton that the Leviathan, called Rovhu, was a detention ship for the criminally insane. They were part of a convoy, transporting a man called Kaarvok, when they were attacked by Scarrans. They were drifting with nowhere to go, and no food. Pilot says that Kaarvok was imprisoned because of his "power", and there were no other prisoners. He says the scavengers are Peacekeepers. As they speak, Chiana burns D'Argo's body and, with Crichton's help, drops it over the edge of the walkway into the chamber below. Kaarvok vents the den and then enters. He knocks out Crichton and chases Chiana. He encases her in a bubble, then out pop two Chianas! Kaarvok grabs one, and the other refuses to help and runs away, as her brain is sucked out.
Rygel goes over to Talyn and tells Aeryn that she's not taking Crais back to Moya. He says that Talyn's supposed to be the meanest, hardest ship ever, yet somebody or something beat the yotz out of him. When they come back Moya and the crew will be here with Talyn, unarmed. Aeryn disagrees and says that if they can keep him alive they can find out what happened.
Chiana, is in Kaarvok's room, trying to get her head around seeing her twin, as Crichton thinks she is dead, and says that D'Argo's dead and he can see his brains being sucked out. He tells Pilot that the only way out is to take back control.
Kaarvok goes to a cell and talks to a prisoner – it's D'Argo! He says that he saved D'Argo from the Xarai (his name for the PKs). D'Argo asks what he did with Chiana, and he says she's very, very pretty, but the last he heard she was having her best bits eaten by the Xarai. D'Argo asks what Kaarvok did to him; he saw a clone. Kaarvok says that that it wasn't a clone – he twinned him; two D'Argo's equal and original. He asks why, and Kaarvok says they're going to make babies! He says that he could twin D'Argo again, but once twinned 30 or 40 times you become like the Xarai. He says he'll spare D'Argo the pain as long as he'll breed, with one of the over-twinned Xarai.
Rovhu starts to move, so Kaarvok leaves D'Argo. As Crichton is looking for the central plexus chamber, Pilot has something shoved through his head, and dies.
On Moya, Aeryn says that she's going to search for the others. Rygel objects, and tells Stark they'll give her 300 microts. Stark says that Talyn will recover, but Crais may not.
Jool, still alone, contemplates shooting herself. Meanwhile, Crichton gets Rovhu moving. Chiana hides from Kaarvok, who's on the move, and finds D'Argo with the woman all over him. He asks for help, and she wonders if she's not interrupting something. She finds some narium coils, and sets him free. She wants to leave, but D'Argo says he'll go to Pilot's den and meet her at the transport in a quarter of an arn.
Crichton tells Kaarvok that he's preparing for starburst, which will destroy Rovhu because of the control collar, so Kaarvok shoots at him. Meanwhile, Jool is still contemplating suicide, but as Chiana comes in she pulls the trigger but misses herself.
Kaarvok attempts to suck Crichton's brain, as he initiates starburst. D'Argo calls for Crichton, who manages to avoid Kaarvok's attack. His twin thing gets stuck in the controls, and as the Xarai go to eat him, the twinner explodes, and appears to catch Crichton on the way out. D'Argo and Crichton run to the transport, where Crichton is surprised to see Jool, and even more surprised to see Chiana alive. As they get on the pod, Crichton walks through the door and is surprised to see Jool alive, and even more surprised to see a twin of himself!
The transport escapes as the Leviathan is destroyed, and the two Crichton's just stare at each other awkwardly. Back on Moya, D'Argo tells Stark of how weird it was to see himself, even only for a tenth of a microt, and all he remembers is it was a corpse. Chiana says it was just a copy, a fake, but D'Argo says that Kaarvok told him it was an original, equal, but how does he know he's not the copy? Anxious, Chiana says you just know.
Meanwhile, with a pulse pistol on the table in between, the two Crichtons play rock, paper, scissors. As Aeryn and Rygel watch on, she asks, "how is 'he'?", and Rygel replies, "still tied"...
Synopsis by Dani Moure
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