Resurrection (What Was Lost 2)
Abbreviations: WWL2, Resurrection
Alternate Titles: (none)
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"Trust me, it'll be hard..."
D'Argo and Jool have a plan to save the gang's hides, but as usual, things don't go quite according to plan. While Grayza discovers the...um...hard way, that John Crichton is a difficult catch to hold onto, Scorpius suffers what may be his final betrayal, and the crew shares another parting of ways.
John: "Well, let me tell you, I do *not* get back in the saddle with Mata Hari until I get the whole plan."
Mata Hari was the [in]famous female double agent, working for both the French and Germans during World War I. Born Margaretha Geertruida Zelle in Holland in 1876 and executed in 1917, she's generally known for using sex as a means of getting information.
Grayza: "I let you walk unguarded, and you repay me by trying to escape."
John: "I'm not Steve McQueen. I wasn't trying to escape."
In the 1963 film THE GREAT ESCAPE, Steve McQueen starred as Captain Virgil Hilts, dubbed "the Cooler King" from all the time he spends in solitary confinement because of his repeated escape attempts from a German POW camp.
John: "Bad news from Smithers?"
John likens Braca to Waylon Smithers, the sycophantic toadie of Montgomery Burns, Homer's boss in Matt Groening's animated series THE SIMPSONS.
As Crichton digs the hole for Scorpius's grave, he asks Grayza: "Is that enough dirt outta your hole, Boss?"
Clearly a nod to the scene in the 1967 film COOL HAND LUKE, in which Luke (Paul Newman) is forced to dig a hole, fill it back in, and dig it out again:
Boss Paul: "That ditch is Boss Kean's ditch. And I told him that dirt in it's your dirt. What's your dirt doin' in his ditch?"
Luke: "I don't know, Boss."
Boss Paul: "You better get in there and get it out, boy."
(It should be noted that Crichton's quote "I got my mind right, Boss. Be nice." in the first season episode "Nerve" comes from the end of this same scene in COOL HAND LUKE.)
John: "Couldn't do it the old-fashioned way, could you? Six-pack of beer...night of bowling...skinny-dipping. Unh-uh. I hear you been puttin' some junk on the ball."
Grayza: "Untie me."
John: "A little monkey...a little Gaylord Perry...a little Joe...Neikro..."
Gaylord Perry and Joe Neikro were both pitchers known for their...ah...of-dubious-legitimacy throws. According to the Baseball Library's entry for Perry:
"Perry was constantly accused of throwing a spitball, a charge he felt gave him an edge against batters. He titled his autobiography Me and the Spitter. He fidgeted constantly on the mound, touching his face, glove, uniform, and the bill of his cap before delivering the ball. Umpires nearly undressed him looking for jelly, grease, or Vaseline, and he inspired new rules in 1973 about throwing the spitter."
And the entry for Joe Neikro at the same site mentions his being notable for his knuckleball.
John: "You are the most powerful handgun in the Uncharted Territories. Now, I don't know if you fired 500 shots or 600...600. Empty. Damn you. Winona would never do this, because Winona is very reliable."
A second paraphrase (see annotations for "Won't Get Fooled Again") of Harry Callahan's (Clint Eastwood') famous speech in DIRTY HARRY as he holds a felon at gunpoint:
"I know what you're thinking. Did he fire six shots or only five? Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I've kinda lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?"
John: "Granny...Gran...we're going probe hunting. Sorry to interrupt the party, Black Lagoon, but you have to go now."
Another reference to Oo-nii as the Gill-Man from THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (see Part 1).
Translator Microbe Report
||unknown: "They've been frozen like balla."
||Crichton's nickname for Oo-Nii
||concubines who have a gland that produces heppel oil
||personal slur: "Where's the ship, fek-face?"
||Chiana's exclamation of frustration with Jool's fatalistic attitude
||layer of Arnessk's atmosphere
||created by a gland implanted in Dellos concubines, it acts as an aphrodisiac
||Crichton's nickname for Grayza
||measure of distance: just over half a metra
||unknown: "That Aeryn ninx, right?"
||when being tracked or targeted, Lo'La can fire one as decoy
||Special Directorate code word (Peacekeeper)
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