Production No. 106
Best Viewed As 1.6
Thank God It's Friday. Again.
Is it Tomorrow yet?
When D'Argo decides to get away from it all, he winds up in a worker's paradise, and the crew must adjust to the possibility of saying goodbye to one of their number. But first, they want to know where all that tannot root is going...and why in D'Argo's new home, tomorrow is a Rest Day, but tomorrow never comes.
Luxan males are prone to fits of "hyper rage", which do not dissipate quickly; Zhaan says that John was the target of D'Argo's because he was a fellow male.
Sykar, or at least the portion of it where D'Argo landed, experiences "white night"; even during this nocturnal period, the temperature is high, and during the daytime hours it is too hot for Aeryn to tolerate.
The Sykarans are distant cousins of Sebaceans, apparently able to deal with the heat that Peacekeepers cannot.
The potables in the bar lose their potency if not drunk swiftly.
Rygel's body fluids are turned explosive by whatever he consumed on the planet.
The worm given John is considered worth killing for. It causes intense pain, which can be relieved by consuming tannot root; in exchange, the worm negates the tannot root's mind-altering effects, thriving on its toxins.
Zhaan's decision to follow the Delvian Seek came upon her in the blink of an eye, while she was laying in her cell.
We see Zhaan's subjugation to the tannot root occur in the fields: she questions D'Argo's change of heart while eating, and only a few minutes later is commenting on how enjoyable the work is.
The medical scanner is ancillary to Moya's central systems; Pilot cannot operate it directly.
Some Sykarans are naturally immune to the root. Immunity, whether natural, or caused by the worm, is grounds for execution.
Pilot has difficulty with complex sciences; analyzing scientific data does not come naturally to him, and he studies every chance he gets. He prefers that the others not know, but somehow feels that he can trust Aeryn with this information.
The tannot root was brought to Sykar by Peacekeepers, who forced them to cultivate it. Once the population ate it, they became enslaved by it, doing and believing whatever they were told. The Peacekeepers return twice a cycle to collect the crop; they chose Volmae at random as the Sykarans' leader, and gave her the worm, which is very rare.
John was given the worm because he has a ship, and might be able to bring help -- weapons and assistance to free the planet.
Volmae is interested in John because he has a ship, which she can use to escape with a shipment of tannot root. She does not know what the root is used for, but reasons that it must have value, since the entire planet is being forced to grow it.
Tannot root is used to manufacture chakan oil, which fuels Peacekeeper weapons. Rygel's digestive system evidently processes the tannot root in a similar manner, which is why his excretions became explosive.
D'Argo would have approached Zhaan at the next celebration, and she would have accepted.
D'Argo, as a youth, wished both to be a magnificent, fearless, merciless warrior, and to lead a simple life, with family, children, and a frotash garden planted with his own hands.
John: "Oh, yeah, I think I've seen this one. Mel Gibson, Tina Turner...cage match."
John: "My boy D'Argo, into the Promised Land..."
John: "Look, Woodstock has done something to his head..."
Aeryn: "Where's Zhaan?"
John: "I know -- and we're all grateful that you did the Madame Curie thing, but..."
John: "Oh, give it a rest, Snow White."
Translator Microbe Report
"This is the end of hyper rage? I get hugged to death?"
"My boy D'Argo, into the Promised Land..."
"She gives me a woody...[strange look from John]...'Woody', it's a human saying. I've heard you say it often. When you don't trust someone or they make you nervous, they give you --"
"Definitely a simple people. They never heard of the last call."
"Nobody knows you here. It's only people who know you who want to kill you."
"Peacekeepers are trained only to kill."
"Aeryn, not today, okay? I have been out in the sun, all day long, picking up magic turnips. I got...I got a worm in my gut, crawling around down in places where the sun don't shine. And I'm sick of it, okay? So, for the moment, would you just shut up and help?"
"This is great! You, trading in your pulse rifle for the junior chemistry kit."
"Oh, give it a rest, Snow White."
"If I were warmer, I would have an appropriately venomous reply. Be warned: I owe you one."
"It was nice for once to triumph using my mind."
"There are no guarantees, D'Argo. We take each breath as if it is our last, and hope that the air is sweet."
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