Farscape s03e05 Episode Script

...Different Destinations

Check this out.
This memorial rocks they've designed these goggles so that you can look back into the past at the old monastery.
Come on check it out.
John, what are you talking about? There is nothing here.
You have to put the goggles on.
Come on, take a look.
Put the goggles on.
Do you want me to look? Yes through the goggles.
Oh, my… Pretty cool, huh? Incredible.
This sucker is a tear in time.
It links to the past.
It looks back to the actual moment when the event occurred.
Now, check it out.
This is the nurses surrendering to the Venik Horde.
Can they see us? I hope not.
Keep watching.
You'll see the final attack on the Monastery.
This thing flicks back and forth between the attack and the truce.
This recording device is accurate.
I learned about this Jocation Memorial.
Need I say more? If you learned about it in Military School, it's certain to be farko.
Five hundred cycles ago, thirty Peacekeepers lost their lives defending this monastery, and Subofficer Dacon is one of our greatest heroes.
Propaganda for morons.
I don't believe! Ah, ladies… some decorum please.
This is a 'peace memorial'.
Let's not kill one another.
You're wrong you know.
You're wrong! Bullfrell! You're wrong, if you'd only Subofficer Dacon stood right up there! The device says, right up there! Guts pouring out everywhere, bleeding, and yet he still managed to initiate the peace process to save the nurses.
Bullfrell! Peacekeepers have always been a manifest military contagion that has raped and pillaged.
They haven't died for any nurses! That's just a silly little story to help naive children sleep at night.
Do you know what would help me sleep better at night? Stop it.
Do you want to hear - Stop this.
Girls stop this - I'm going to take this thing and shove it so far down your throat! Stopstopstopstopstopstop! Stop it! Okay? Stop.
Can we get out of here yet? D'Argo It's Chi.
No, no, no.
We-we can't leave yet.
Pilot still needs another arn to fix the condensers.
I'll let you know when he's done.
What are you doing in Zhaan's quarters? You know why I'm here.
Same reason as you.
And why am I here? To steal whatever's left.
That's right.
Well, we're sensible you and me.
Leaving this to rot won't bring Zhaan back.
No You can have whatever you find.
I don't want it.
No Neither do I.
Stark Let me show you something.
Zhaan bought these.
Bought them for me.
I know, and you look great.
You look like Astroboy.
Come on, let me show you.
But her voice is gone.
It's gone now.
Come with me.
Come on.
With these, you can see as it's happening back to the moment when the nurses here were saved.
Ah I don't want to.
No, no.
No, it's okay.
It's a moment of peace.
It's the very thing Zhaan treasured most.
Can you see it? I can see… I can see so much so much death! - Get that mask off of him! - What are you doing to him?! Stark?! I can't see! Shut up, would you? I can't see.
Stark, are you all right?! Stark! He's breathing.
What happened? Oh.
Where the frell are we? The old monastery.
How can that be? We're not wearing the goggles.
This is outstanding.
This is the finest simulation I've ever seen.
It's so real! It's so Incoming! Get down! Get down! D'Argo, Jool's hit! Jool Jool My name is John Crichton I'm lost an astronaut shot through a wormhole.
In some distant part of the universe.
I'm trying to stay alive Aboard this ship this living ship of escaped prisoners my friends.
If you can hear me beware if I make it back will they follow? If I open the door are you ready? Earth is unprepared, helpless or the nightmares I've seen.
Or should I stay, protect my home, not show them you exist.
But then you'll never know the wonders I've seen.
Right, move now.
Come on, in.
Don't touch me! Move it.
- If you don't move, you'll die.
- Move it.
Oh, I thought we were at a peace memorial.
I got shot at a peace memorial! Shut up.
What are you doing?! Stop screaming.
Nice hit.
All right, no weapons.
Let's figure out what's going on here.
I know exactly what's going on.
Someone is trying to kill us.
No, Aeryn, I think Stark's mask might have pulled us sometime into the past.
I kind of figured that one out.
John's right If we change anything here, change the past… The future might not happen as it's meant to.
And we won't get back.
So we don't get back.
But I'm not dying just so that things don't change.
Don't move! Whoa, whoa! No weapons! No, no, don't shoot, don't shoot, don't shoot.
You received our distress call? Yes, we did.
Are you Subofficer Dacon? No, Commanding Officer Tarn.
Officer Sun, Subofficer Crichton… Luxan is a mercenary.
How did you get inside.
We rappelled down the cliff face.
Only five of us made it but the Banikk… Five?! But we asked for hundreds of soldiers.
The Veniks, there are thousands in the valley! Dacon, shut up, and get back up on the wall.
Yes, sir.
That is Subofficer Dacon? Nurse! Are there more reinforcements on the cliff? - No - Yes Maybe.
All right, now they're jamming all pulse weapons, so grab a spear and keep the bastards from getting in.
Hey, try not to kill anybody! I'm not gonna kill anyone Oh I-I might kill this guy Dacon Oh! Sorry, don't die, don't die! Officer Tarn! What's the matter, Pilot? Why'd you comm? Have you heard from Crichton at the memorial? Yeah, D'Argo comm'd about an arn ago.
He said Jool and Aeryn were 'trelk-fighting'.
That seemed normal.
Why? What's the matter? Nothing.
Just… when we arrived, the automated orbit instructions were broadcast in Jocation.
Yeah, well, it's their memorial.
But now, Moya received a request to lift orbit.
This time the broadcast was in basic Venik vernacular.
Yeah, but didn't the Veniks abandon the planet like, 400 cycles ago? That's what I thought.
Well, comm Crichton and D'Argo.
I'll poke around in some frequencies and see what I can find.
Do you all know the sacrifice you have made? So what does that recording device say.
Did we miss anything? I don't know.
It says here that the Veniks attacked, and all but one of the Peacekeepers were killed.
And that happened.
The one you saved… was he supposed to die? Dacon? No, he dies when he gets up there near dawn, and sends back the cease-fire initiative to the Veniks.
So, Dacon's supposed to be some kind of hero? So I was taught anyway according to this, the leader of the Venik Horde, General Grynes, has just witnessed how this battle went ascertained there are only women and children remaining, and is out there now convincing the other generals to offer a cease-fire.
So, it's possible the time tear is still around here.
We find it, and let's get out.
I'll get Jool and Stark and find the tear.
Don't frell things up when I'm gone.
You know, if we did change things, it is possible that we could improve the future.
With our record? You think that's gonna happen? I guess not I discovered something, by the way.
I don't know about yours but my pulse pistol is operational.
Yeah, mine too.
Their plasma frequencies must only work against primitive rechargers.
What about D'Argo's Qualta rifle? It's as old as most of the weapons around here, I doubt it'll fire.
This one's still alive can you help me get him to the lock room? Yeah, no problem, Opie.
I just hope this was supposed to happen.
So you guys got any beer around here? Beer it's, ah like Fellip Nectar.
Fellip's a creature on Tarsus Six.
that hurt! Is that sterile? Oh, god, I'll probably get Epcus.
Here, drink this.
Why? It will dull the pain.
Oh, thank Blesma.
At least maybe now I won't die of shock.
The bitch just shoved the arrow through, she Oh, hello… Heska Do you feel this? Nothing… Oh, look! This is great! I've got to get some of this to bring home! What is it? One part water, nine parts Fellip urine.
You made me drink piss? Okay, okay, Jool.
Let's get out of here away from the children.
You can come with me, too.
In here, it's about all this thing's good for.
Oh! Bashama Frelling.
! Oh sorry for cursing.
No you okay? Dacon, have you been a soldier long? Were you talking to Officer Tarn? No, It's just that I once heard… you killed a dozen Veniks when they breached the sack wall.
Me? Did you not also save the nurses convoy? No Officer Tarn did all that.
He was a very noble man.
He always gave credit away.
He, ahh.
Dacon get down.
This… … the snipers might see it.
Who am I kidding? I'm not a soldier.
I was attached to this unit as Comm Supervisor, and Sustenance Preparer.
You were the cook? Yeah.
And with everyone getting killed, I was terrified I was going to be ranking officer.
I'm so glad you turned up.
Um, no uh Dacon.
You know the engagement better than I do.
You have to be the one I'm a cook.
You gotta take over.
You're General Grynes, right? Believe it or not, you don't all look alike to us.
You're a man of compassion aren't you? The Battle of Madizak… you offered a truce when you could have forced victory.
How do you know that? Read about you.
Studied you at ah school.
Can you see the tear? moving moving ah, above us above us I can see it too, look it's yellow and Shut up, Jool.
Where is it? It's coming it's coming it's here now! Okay, you go through it.
I'll go get the others.
I'm not going! Well, that was obviously wrong.
What are you doing?! There is nothing there! Now tell me, where is it exactly? It's here here.
Okay Mud You threw me in mud! I'll go get Crichton and Aeryn.
I'll be thirty microts! Can you hold? Yes, yes.
Bastards They shoot me.
They punch me.
They make me drink piss! Oh, my Blesma! Stark, it's not the same here! It's not the same here, Stark! It's the light.
It's the light that's what's wrong.
Millions billions dead! Now focus, Stykeran.
Where is the tear? Uh, uh, uh, uh specifically.
Find it yourself, you find it yourself.
You will listen to me! Tell me where the tear is, or I will use your face to create a new one! Stark, what's the problem? Jool went through, then we go through and everything's made right again.
That's the lie that's the lie that's what's wrong it's the lie Oh, great, yeah, we have to put up with this dren again.
When the foul woman pierced the membrane back to our time death Jool's dead? Others… thousands, millions, billions, trillions Yes, yes, all right, very many.
We get the idea.
Not when we came through.
The people you're sensing weren't dead before? Oh, yeah.
We did it being here.
We changed the future.
We don't know that, John.
Well, look at him.
He knows it.
Can't we just go through and sort this all out later? We must do it here, now as Zhaan always said: "Do right by the wrong Goddess helps us all along.
" Feeling left out, D'Argo? We're the only ones who don't have voices in our heads.
Wha-what are we gonna do if someone wants to know where Jool is? Ah, look.
Do you think anyone here cares about Jool? Just tell them that she's dead! Fine Stick with Stark.
I got an idea.
It'll set the timeline right, and get us a cease-fire.
Won't work.
Yes it will.
No, it won't.
You don't even know what it is.
Yes, I do.
No, you don't.
Oh, yes I do.
Oh, and what is you're plan? You, you, you're gonna, you're gonna use pelse pistols, kill all the Veniks you can?! Actually, yes.
When they attack again I'll show you my way to get a cease-fire.
You are gonna have to stay out of this room if you can't stop shedding.
Without renewal, there's stagnation.
Yeah, Yeah, well I feel the same way about men, but I don't leave them lying around.
Can't you ever play nice? I got shot with an epcus infected arrow you monochromatic little bitch.
Chiana, I believe Jool may not have overstated the situation.
Much to my surprise.
These broadcast frequencies are are static.
What happened to them? Well, I kept trying to tell you.
Apparently, devastated by conflict, the planet is still inhabited, but by a bare fraction of the population from just a few arns ago.
You don't like me, fine.
But don't treat me like I'm non-existent.
Somehow we went back in time and the others are still there and if you knew anything about linear continuity, ou'd realize what they're doing back there now is affecting things on that planet.
What minimal data stores I can access, indicate a vicious war claimed millions of lives around 500 cycles ago.
But that's not what happened when we got here.
They made peace.
Dacon… slowly take your finger off the trigger and point the weapon away from both of us.
Those recruitment holochips never said anything about this.
About what? Fighting with primitive weapons? Dying.
Knowing you're going to die.
Having time to think about it.
Well, as a soldier, you don't think about it.
I'm a cook.
I like to think about food.
Why did you join up? I didn't.
You were born into service? Aboard a command carrier.
No wonder you're fearless.
No It's easy to be fearless around here.
This is what Peacekeepers are meant to do, help the defenseless.
You'll be fine.
Why is this cloister so important? Your superiors sent you into battle without an understanding of the antecedents? You really are barbarians.
No, we're Peacekeepers.
Barbarians butcher children.
Yes, the Horde is bloodthirsty, and almost impossible to control.
I am trying not to be a barbarian, and I've never harmed a child in my life.
Why is your army here? My soldiers used to share the waters of the Kritland River with the cities on the plateau.
Now our supply… has dried and we're dying.
So, this is about water? Inside this mountain is the source of the river.
If we don't gain access to it, the Horde will attack the cities and millions will die.
But you you want to offer a cease-fire.
How do you know this? Doesn't matter.
We accept your offer.
But the Horde will not offer it while opposing soldiers are still here.
We won't be here.
By the time you and your soldiers arrive, we'll be gone.
And why would you do this? Same reason you'll offer amnesty.
We're not barbarians.
You give me your word you won't harm the women and children and I'll get you out of here.
There seems to be too many nurses here and not enough fighters.
We were on a healing caravan when the Horde began the conflict.
This detachment of Peacekeepers found us brought us here for our protection.
Are the Peacekeepers contracted to defend your world? They uphold all that's good.
It's ironic, we might have been safer if they'd never found us.
Do you know what the Horde does to children? If they overrun us and I'm too weak, or… unable I'd rather my girl were at peace, than in their hands.
Please… I depend on you.
Why were you crying? Because of all the pain.
What's your name? Cyntrina My father's dead and I never cried.
This is humilitating.
Yeah, bonnets are always a risk, but it's the little touches that put you over the wall.
I'm not gonna get screwed here, am I? Just don't be here when we arrive.
All of your soldiers must be gone.
That's the plan.
Ground looks soft on the other side.
All you gotta do is drop down, hit the embankment and roll.
Thank you.
Hey, General Got a good feelin' about this.
I think history is gonna remember you as a maker of great peace… Aah!! No! No, no, no, no, no Stand fast, traitor! No, no, no, no, no! You did not just do that! You did not! Please! Tell me you did not just do that! I ask again.
Are you part of this deception? No.
Crichton's actions are his alone.
He told us nothing.
Hey, folks.
I'm not the enemy here.
We should kill him! No, too much killing! No more killing.
Stop killing stop it's worse, not better.
It's more dead! What's he talking about? Ah nothing, just what will happen to us if we don't pull ourselves together.
That guy you shot, he was their general.
He wanted to offer you a cease-fire.
I don't believe you.
Why didnt you tell us anything? There wasn't time.
Oh, like frell there wasn't.
And since when do you make decisions for me? Aeryn we get him back to his lines and this war's over you know that.
Liar, he's a liar! No! Don't kill anyone else, mother.
The Venik leaders want to offer you peace.
They're desperate for an excuse to offer you peace.
Give them a sign, and I promise, they won't hurt you.
Jocation civilians, and Peacekeeper Militia hear me.
You will never know how close to salvation you came.
How near lasting peace you brushed.
The death of our general in battle we understand and accept.
But to disgrace him in your female's cloth?! You have the night's stars to make peace with your dieties.
On the dawn your severed heads will be nailed to the walls you defend.
Ah, John… if this situation hadn't reminded you of all those old westerns you watched as a youth I never would have heard that.
Are you through? Quite.
The interlude however, The interlude however, allowed me to ponder the question you ah summoned me here to answer.
And… All modern research points to the elasticity of time, rather than a brittle framework.
Can it be corrected? If nudged closely enough to course vents have a way of restructuring themselves.
If the participants are the same, the venue's the same, the motivation's the same, then well the outcome is likely to be the same.
So we have to find a way to kick-start this thing.
And soon When the Horde attacks at dawn events will vector further away from the reality you and I both know.
Suggestions? No Not this time, John.
There's been so much change, what with you here, Grynes dead I don't want the consequences of catastrophic failure resting on my head.
I'm in a hell of a slump here.
Everything I do just makes things worse.
Well then… do better.
We can record a message over the one sent by Colonel Lennok.
And I have convinced Dacon into offering a complete and total surrender.
It's the only way to save the nurses.
Maybe you want to better the odds? How? Scroll through that digipamphlet you got at the peace memorial look for anything that may be out of synch, that we can fix What?! Oh, what? You think I'm stupid that I don't know what you're saying? Subofficer Dacon does not have to die.
He's Davey Crockett at the Alamo.
He stands on the wall and he takes one for the home team I've thought about this.
It's the only thing I could come up with to fix the timeline.
Oh, you and your stupid timeline.
What, you think I want to do it? Think it's my first option?! Read the history, it's in your pocket if Grynes lives he's a hero who averts a war.
Dead he's just another guy in the Laura Ashley Spring Collection.
It's you and me now.
We've gotta do something.
He's not a soldier.
I know that.
But the way history unfolds, that doesn't stop him from taking an arrow.
So Dacon dies.
What about us? We're soldiers We go back through the time tear.
The tear? Stark says it's completely disappeared, what if it doesn't re-show? Then we die half an arn after Dacon.
Aeryn, either way he dies.
And the nurses… that's what we have to play for now.
You deal with the dead? Someone must.
Death is when my expertise ends.
When you shot the general how did you feel? I felt hatred fear Fear is good keep that.
But travel light.
Forget hate.
If… we die… will I be with my daughter after? Different beliefs different destinations.
I cannot tell before the end.
Should the worst befall, you will not be alone.
Hello You're scary looking.
You should have seen my father.
My father wasn't scary.
My mother says, when loved ones die, we must remember them forever.
Well, your mother is right.
Do you think, when I'm dead, someone will remember me? You know what? I know a secret that will guarantee it.
Make your mark.
Carve it into the stone.
That way, in the future, anyone that reads it will think of Cyntrina.
I've offered unconditional surrender, just like you said to.
And I've also sworn that killing their general was a tragic mistake.
But as ranking officer, are you sure you shouldn't be the one on the message? As part of special commando force, I'm not officially here.
So, if they knew your unit was present, it would escalate the conflict.
What are you doing? I-I'm delivering the message.
There? You should shoot from down here.
Ah, no we only get one chance, I can't have it go wrong, and it needs to land right near their camps.
You can't expose yourself to their fire.
Let me do it.
I appreciate the gesture, but a soldier should do it.
Better if a cook does it.
I don't want you to get hurt.
Well, better me than you.
Subofficer Dacon? You are a soldier.
A brave hero.
No… heroes always get killed.
I'll be fine.
How is that possible? How is that possible?! I don't know, Chiana.
But the planet is now lifeless.
Moya's senses detect no microbial chemistry.
What? Nothing? Curse me it looks radiated.
The crater pattern indicates, in all probability, the destruction by military conflict.
But that can't be! It's not there! It was above us! It's not there it's gone, it's gone.
How? We did everything right.
We set the timeline back on track.
How can it be gone? It's not my fault It's no one's fault… I didn't mean It didn't work.
Dacon's dead, and the tear didn't reappear.
Aeryn, untie me.
You know, the device said that he died when he sent the cease-fire, and then the Veniks offered peace.
Does that sound like peace to you? Untie me.
I listened to you, I let a man die, and we changed nothing nothing! He was supposed to die! That's what happened in history! Then why isn't the tear back?! I don't know! Untie me.
Can we use our weapons now, or are you still afraid to change things? Yes, we can use the weapons.
Untie me.
Don't touch him! Crichton is a soldier, he can help us fight.
He's a traitor.
He tried to free that dog, Grynes.
Grynes would have brokered a peace.
You think they're coming to offer peace?! We need him to defend the monastery.
I won't warn you again, if you try to release him and I'll kill you.
And if the Horde gets in here, they're going to slaughter every single one of us! He can help us.
How can he help? He has a weapon like mine.
Now, if you're going to shoot do it now.
Your pulse weapons are functional? Why haven't you used them?! Well, there's a good question.
Are you ready to get a cease-fire my way? Killing Dacon should have fixed the timeline.
Well, it didn't.
Are you ready? Yes.
Move! Get to the walkway! Two guns, Aeryn.
We only have two guns! Well, make it look like more.
How? Well, keep firing running backwards and forwards and pretend you're an army! Oh, yeah! That's gonna work! Just do it! Now! Excuse me.
Ladies guy with a gun, comin' through! Chiana, look out the forward portal.
Not now, Pilot.
Look out the portal.
Gone the planet, it's gone.
It can't be gone.
I was just there two arns ago.
I got shot.
I drank piss.
Keep the comms open.
I'm going down to look for them.
There's nothing there, it's all gone.
Where are you going to look? Hey, how's that arm going? Has the piss worn off? Yes.
Actually it's quite sore.
Thanks for asking.
And stop screaming.
It is very, very irritating, and I don't want you melting anything.
Mother Stay put, Cyntrina! Leave her alone! What are you doing? I'm makin' like an army! D'Argo Tony Montana Get to the bedchamber! I'm gonna have a heart attack.
The Veniks are retreating! What's going on, Pilot? I'm getting the dren kicked out of me! Moya's registering some kind of massive gamma disturbance where the planet used to be.
Can you see anything? Nothing.
I can't control this.
it's back.
It's back.
No death, no death.
It's back, it's back.
It's back no death come on.
Now, quick.
Let's go.
It'll be safer if we just go now, - don't tell her anything.
- I'll just be thirty microts.
Crichton I won't tell her anything.
Are you leaving? Ah, we'll be leaving soon, yes.
Will I ever see you again? How long do your people live? My mother says I'll live for 700 cycles.
Well, maybe I'll see you again when you grow up.
We have to go.
If you're not here, the Veniks' will murder us.
No, no.
If there's no soldiers here, they'll offer a cease-fire.
How do you know that? I just do.
Veniks' are predators.
They kill.
That's what they do they don't have cease-fires.
Please… at least… leave your weapons, then No.
I-I can't.
I'm sorry.
You're gonna be safe.
I promise.
Where's Aeryn? She should be here, she left ahead of me.
Aeryn Aeryn Aeryn Sorry.
Let's get the frell out of here! On Moya, we registered every change as it happened.
First there were, there were millions dead.
And then the planet disappeared, and then it came back.
I almost crashed the pod trying to get it in here.
And nothing changed on Moya? No Only the planet was affected by what you did.
Everything's the same except, uh.
So, is there any chance you can go back? No The ah, tear is no longer stable.
Stark tried, but he can't get us back through.
Does Crichton know that? Yes, he does.
So, who's gonna get him back on Moya? I will.
Okay Thank you.
Hi I screwed up.
You We.
Did what we could.
Why would they do that? What's the point? There probably was no point.
Tell me, where are the soldiers who were here? I-I know nothing.
They left.
They-they just left.
I don't know where they are.
They're not here.
No one could have gotten past my forces.
Tell me where they are, I can't control the horde, unless Crichton said that-that they planned to escape from the cliffs, but Too many Veniks' have died here! The bloodlust is on them, I need to give the Horde something.
Where are the pulse weapons they fired on us? They took them please, please.
I don't know where they've gone, I don't know! I can't stop the Horde unless you tell me where this 'Crichton' is.
I don't know, I don't know! Crichton No! Not yet! SUBTITLES By Slay and Pcosmos
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