Farscape s04e15 Episode Script

Mental as Anything

000 Previously on Farscape Welcome home, son.
Scorpius is here looking for the key to what is inside my head.
He will use you and the baby Skreeth I'm confident I can capture him but doubt I can bring him to you.
Wherever this 'earth' is, the journey there | is obviously impractical without wormhole travel and only Crichton can command that.
Learn what we can from him then execute him.
We'll guard the wormhole.
| Nothin'll get through.
Naw, I have a job to do.
It's over.
There's nothing more between us? Nothing.
And now, on Farscape We have reached the optimal departure point.
D'Argo, Scorpius and Rygel are boarding LoLah.
Chiana, Sikozu and Noranti | are already in a transport pod.
Tell 'em we're coming.
Merry Christmas.
Is there something that comes with this? It's big.
It's taking over your room.
Oh, okay.
Tell them we're not coming.
| We're gonna stay We'll watch tv We'll eat popcorn | We'll act like normal people.
Captain D'Argo is asking where you are.
I gotta go.
| I gotta go look after Scorpius.
- We should do it together.
| - No, you know we can't do that together.
Besides, you've got to look after the girls.
That's not fun.
It's more fun than Mental Arts Training Camp.
You know you can do | with the mental discipline.
Not from someone Scorpy recommends.
You got the better job.
What? Rummaging around on a dead | Leviathan settlement, looking for a Moya part? Oh, that's infinitely more thrilling.
I'm sorry, but now Chiana is inquiring | where you are, Officer Sun.
I'm coming, Pilot.
Well, we gotta go.
- Merry Christmas.
| - Merry Christmas.
You have all come to my dwelling to learn.
Your objective is mental discipline.
To focus your whole mind on a single task | is a skill few ever achieve.
How much did we pay for this? The taskchairs provide access to a mindscape where you'll compete with an opponent, to the point of great pain.
Embrace the pain, and you shall succeed.
Retreat and suffer the consequences.
If you have any self-doubt, | you have eighty microts to exit after which your Juxtowi crystal | will be activated.
Any attempt to leave and the crystal | will bore through your brain.
Do you think it's worth going through with this? Only if this guy can give us some information | about that critter that attacked | my family and killed my friends.
The creature you descibed is neither | Peacekeeper nor Scarran in origin.
If it is from Tormented Space, - Katoya will know about it.
| - Then why won't he just frelling tell us | about it? We paid him.
- His price is completion of the course.
| - Excuse me.
Before we commit to your class Are you afraid that you may not be able | to handle the pain? Look, I can put up with the fairy crystal | and the jammies but I need to know what else we get with the gym membership.
- What the blitz is that smell? | - The stench of that frelling Charrid.
I know that odor.
Macton D! You killed my wife! - This is not your fight.
| - My sister! You set me up and then you send me to prison! Ahh, you didn't want the truth then | you're not interested in it now.
Get off him.
Come on! - I'm not interested in your lies.
| - Ahh, let him hit me.
Like he hit Lo'Lann.
| Beat his own wife to death.
That ends this.
"Mental as anything" You okay, bro? Macton's a liar.
- He's a frelling liar.
| - He's a frelling Peacekeeper! A frelling Peacekeeper found us! Let's go, fast before more arrive.
I am afraid it will not be permitted | to leave the compound prematurely.
Oh, ridiculous! | What does Katoya care? - He's got our currency.
| - Once you agree to stay, you must abide the rules.
I don't give a damn about the rules.
| We're not going to stick around til a marauder lands.
This sector of Tormented Space is forbidden to Peacekeepers unless they have received | express orders from First Command.
Therefore, it is highly likely that Macton | is here unofficially.
Unofficially, Grasshopper? | How the hell did he find us? I'll be sure to ask him before I kill him.
Katoya will not allow you or Macton | to kill each other.
To Hezmana with Katoya! | Macton deserves to die! He destroyed my family my wife - my son | - He loves me.
You mustn't do anything.
D'Argo's done nothing to me.
| I'm fine.
D'Argo's fine.
You refuse to see him for what he really is.
He is a Luxan warrior.
Yes, and he cannot help but hurt you.
D'Argo will never hurt me and I won't hurt him either.
Good to see you, brother.
Now, we're both here.
One of us must die.
I wouldn't run, even if I could.
D I got your back on this.
Grasshopper may be tellin the truth.
Katoya won't let us disrupt his class.
You'll deal with Macton when school is out.
Return to the arena.
Recess is over.
Now that calmer minds prevail a demonstration.
Join me.
I'm just here to watch.
Everyone must participate.
After the probes, land mines, | corkscrews I've had in my head I ain't offering up a chunk for your mind games.
- It is not a game.
| - It ain't gonna happen, Miss Krabobble.
Fail me.
Give me "F" on my report card, but I ain't goin in your icosahedron.
Yes, of course.
Proves nothing to me for you to win, Grasshopper.
Begin! Overcome the pain.
See, that's what I'm talkin about.
Try again.
Do not withhold your efforts.
Nor is anger a substitute for clarity.
The task may be completed | with a minimum of physical harm.
Shall we end our demonstration? I was just starting to enjoy the pain.
Well, that was instructive.
Kinda lead with your chin there.
It's not meant to be painless.
It never will be painless, John.
What the hell are you doin here? Responding to D'Argo's death threats.
He said he was coming for me.
Oh See, I was just wonderin why | you followed me to the bathroom.
I don't want to kill D'Argo, but I won't allow him to kill me | to conceal what he did.
He killed his wife.
You killed your sister.
D'Argo murdered Lo'Laan in a fit of hyperrage.
Do you know what Luxan hyperrage is? Yes, I do.
| You you know what a "crock" is? D'Argo says he didn't do it.
| That's good enough for me.
You dont understand.
| He may not know what he did.
Eight cycles and change | just "zoop" slips his mind.
You do know that Luxan hyperrage | causes blackouts? - Is that a fact? | - Yes and any honest Luxan can tell you that.
The Charrid's going next.
I'd love to take him on.
I'd show him some real pain.
What did he say to you? - Nothin.
Forget about it.
| - I can't! Perhaps you could spend | some of that energy in here.
Not him me! He chose me, Rygel.
These Charrid frax killed billions of my people.
This is not a safe place | to settle grudges, Hynerian.
- It is not a game.
| - It's a war of wills.
Where else will I get a chance at a fair fight where I have the advantage? Proceed at your own risk.
What lies did Macton tell you? Ah, he just mentioned | you were sending some threats.
Yah it's true.
Come on.
He must have told you more.
I don't want to talk about it.
| It's just gonna piss you off, which is what he wants.
I'm already pissed off.
| What did he say? He mentioned something about hyperrage causing blackouts.
| He said all Luxans get them.
I do NOT want Macton here.
| I refuse to have him in this house! You're upsetting yourself over nothing.
| D'Argo, can you hear me? D'Argo, can you hear me? Blackouts during hyperrage can do happen.
But I learned to control all that.
So, you got the problem licked.
Young Luxans are genetically violent.
Their impulses, chemistry, biology | it takes cycles to master.
It's why Luxans aren't allowed to marry young.
- And you kids ignored all that.
| - She said she knew I could never hurt her.
Even more than that, I gave her | my solemn vow, if I did ever hurt her, I would leave immediately, no questions.
Well, it must have worked.
You guys stayed together.
Lo'Laan was always there for me.
Excuse me Master Jedi.
It looks like Sparky's losin more | than a few brain cells in there.
He's expending a lot of energy.
Is he in any real danger in there? - Alright that's the ballgame.
Get him out.
| - It was his choice.
Let's get 'im out.
He's like ice.
Keep him covered.
That's a great job.
Nice of you to step in | before somebody got hurt.
What he did was his choice.
- I hope what he learned will serve him well.
| - I'll tell you what we've learned.
We've learned not to take classes | from a head job.
Now we're out of here.
- Your training isn't over.
| - Oh, yes it is.
It's just begun.
Master Crichton is fine.
- He's been moved to remedial training.
| - Yah, I know.
The Dominar is recovering as well.
Yah, I wasn't thinking about that, either.
I'm aware of that.
But perhaps you should heed their example and attempt to remain focused | on your more immediate tasks first.
Stay focused.
D'Argo? D'Argo, can you hear me? Did I hurt you? No.
I know this upsets you.
It upsets you too.
We'll get through it.
If I did hurt you you'd tell me, wouldn't you? You promised.
You never hurt me, D'Argo.
But you'd tell me if I did.
I promise I'd tell you.
Avoid pain and find a way out.
Try harder.
Anger will not serve you.
Find your path.
Release your mind.
Stop it! I'll kill you.
To exert even a microt of self-control over your | personal impulses is the point of the exercise.
I'm leaving.
That won't provide you | with the answers you seek.
What answers.
What questions.
Look! I'm not playing any more | of your stupid games and I do not need to be reminded | of my mental limitations.
If I stay here, I will kill Macton! I will kill this man! You see? You can control your anger.
You have no limitations.
Hey! D'Argo? Anybody hear me?! This must be detention then.
Hey! It's gettin kinda ripe in here.
Macton is lying.
- How do you know? | - Because he's a Peacekeeper.
Because he has to be.
Look he's trying to get to you | and it's working.
Lo'Lann and I were happy together.
He can't change that.
I won't let him.
He's definitely getting to you.
I should have killed him.
Isn't that what you set out to do | when we all left Moya? Part of me knew | that wouldn't bring Lo'Laan back.
And another part couldn't resist letting him | know that I knew exactly where he was.
Pay attention to the part that wants to kill him.
He's given you a second chance | to take your revenge.
- I'm not sure I want to.
| - For yotz sake! Kill him and be done with it! - Are you real? | - Are you? Oh, riddles.
| Riddle me this, riddle me that I have one.
Why is it never just the heat, | it's the humidity? While you're pondering that | why don't you let me the hell out of here? As you wish.
One thing first here's a key.
You weren't quick enough.
Get a key and you may come out.
I'll say this just once.
Stay away from me.
Stay away from my friends.
- And stop spreading your lies.
| - I'm not the one lying.
Oh, you're full of dren.
| You've always hated me.
You'd have hated any non-Sebacean | who married your sister.
I may have come to accept the marriage | until you started beating her.
I'm violent when I choose to be.
And right now, I choose not to kill you.
But that could change.
Really? Well, if I chose to kill you, | you'd never see me coming.
- No, I came to give you the truth | - Dren! The truth your blackouts | stopped you from seeing - that poor Lo'Laan stopped you from seeing | - You're full of dren.
Am I lying about your hyperrage? Am I lying about your blackouts? - I say even a stupid Luxan | should be able to see the truth.
| - You're full of lies! D'Argo, no! Look at you.
Your uncontrollable rage.
You're violent.
You really think you'd be able | to protect Lo'Laan from that? No You must have known the truth.
You've always known.
Son of a!! - You'd better have a key.
| - Katoya informs me you've been | experiencing some setbacks.
He tell you who sicced that critter on my family? That is relatively unimportant.
It's important to me.
Because it was unsuccessful.
That's okay, then.
| I don't need to be in here Earth is safe, everything's fine.
No, Earth is not safe.
And neither are you.
| The Scarrans know you exist.
They are already coming for you, John.
You cannot run away for your whole life and I cannot protect you from them.
Little cat a I don't want you to protect me | because, little cat b, you haven't been doing such | a bang-up job of that in the first place which brings us to little cat c, | get me the hell out of this hole! You are undergoing a very specific training.
- Anti-Scarran training.
| -Well, I figured that out already.
It's not the heat it's the humidity.
The heat mechanism the Scarran employs | is just the beginning, John.
If that heat succeeds | indisabling your mind's defenses there is not fact, no fear, no deep secret | that they will be unable to extract.
I'll take my chances on my own, thank you.
You misunderstand my objectives, John.
Without Katoya's training, | when the Scarrans find you they will take your wormhole knowledge | and then they will kill you.
I would never allow that.
Ah, Scorpy-Sue after all we've meant to each other, you'd kill me first.
You have such a limited mental capacity, John, | but apparently an abundant will to prevail.
Well, my advice to you is to use that will | right here, right now.
Katoya is the only one that can give you | the tools to resist the Scarrans! Your Crichton may not survive the training.
He will.
He is like me in that respect.
He'll survive.
For you to have survived so long, my teachings must have been helpful.
They've saved my life on countless occasions.
I attempted to teach you to overcome | your need for a coolant suit and yet, you still have use of one.
One can always learn more.
I request three favors.
Do I owe so many? I did spare you from both Peacekeeper | captivity and my Aurora chair.
I would have survived your Aurora chair.
Firstly intensify Crichton's training.
Even if it kills him? Without the training he will die anyway.
Secondly Macton has become a distraction.
- Maybe a dangerous one.
| - He has done nothing wrong.
- I believe despite his protests, he will kill D'Argo.
| - Or D'Argo will kill him.
- I will have neither here.
| - Still some preemptive action could be called for.
Third? Information about a species | I have no knowledge of.
This species has recently attacked Crichton.
May I describe it for you? John you okay? Come and help me.
Get this thing open.
That didn't budge it, did it? It's gonna need at least a Qualta or | a pulse grenade.
I brought you something to drink.
- Thanks.
| - Listen, John this is really doing my head in.
I've been thinkin about killing | Macton for half my life.
That's a hell of a thing, man.
Look, you get me outta here, I'll - kill him for you, all right? | - No, no, I can kill him.
Frell knows I've wanted to, but, uh what if Lo'Laan lied? She lied about the blackouts.
| Then perhaps not knowing or remembering I hit my wife.
Don't go there.
- That's Macton talkin.
| - I am there, John.
If that's possible - and more | - D'Argo many things are possible.
Macton is just filling you with possibilities.
What Lo'Laan did and that's what matters.
Whatever she did, she did for you.
That's what's important.
- And that means something.
| - That means that it's possible I killed the woman | who loved me more than life.
Probably won't be apparent from my actions, | but I really do have a great deal of respect | for your work here.
I'm sure many warriors have been | made great from your teachings.
I just won't be one of them.
Do not sell yourself short.
Mental strength is, uh well, it's not my strength.
I know that.
It's why I've come to you.
Your mind is troubled.
Whose isn't? Can you help me find an answer? What would you like to know? What kind of monster I really am.
This need not be difficult.
But it probably will be.
Where do we start? What would you like to see? I uh I don't want to see that.
Stay focused.
I realize this is difficult.
I know this upsets you.
I know this upsets you too.
We'll get through it.
You're upsetting yourself over nothing.
D'Argo? D'Argo? Can you hear me? Hyperrage is a natural function | of Luxan physiology.
But it's a function to be controlled, | not flaunted.
- Not to be used against someone you love.
| - Can you hear me? - Did you use it against her? | - I don't know.
- But you want to know.
| - Can you hear me? - No | - But you came here to know.
- Can you hear me? | - No!!! I hit her.
Did I hurt you? No.
B but you'd tell me? Promise me you would, please.
You never hurt me, D'Argo.
You promised you'd tell me.
Why didn't you tell me? Don't you know how much I loved you? Yes.
Sorry to interrupt, Master Ka D'Argo time to revisit your memories.
What have you done with Katoya? I refocused his energies.
Hello, sister.
Welcome home the scene of the crime.
The scene of your many crimes.
D'Argo, no! Just like before.
That never happened.
Go ahead! Hit her! Never a problem for you when she was alive.
I never meant to.
Never meant to do this? Or this? Or this? - Hy hy hyperrage.
| - It was you.
Because you couldn't control yourself.
Because you were weak! Recognize this place? Your cell.
Not here.
Not now.
- Not like this.
| - Where else? This is where you belong.
You're a wild beast.
A mad dog.
You've earned these chains and worse.
How does it feel to be helpless? Defenseless? This is what you did to Lo'Laan.
This is what your rage felt like.
Rage that destroyed a beautiful girl.
Ahh! Gotcha.
I didn't kill Lo'Laan.
No, you did much worse.
Your violence drove her to her death.
No You beat her beyond her capacity | to endure any more.
Oh, no But I got there first.
I doctored the scene.
Provided the evidence that put you in prison to rot forever.
Don't try to resist.
| It's my gift to you, D'Argo.
Your own hyperrage in a place | where you can rot in it forever.
Just you and your hyperrage, for eternity.
No! You're lying.
Every word you've said is a lie.
No You beat her and you killed her.
| You know the truth.
You never knew Lo'Laan and you knew nothing about love.
I know what Lo'Laan went through for our love.
I wish I could have loved her half as well.
Oh you loved her to death! You do not have this power! Lo'Laan told me I do have power over my hyperrage, and it's more than enough | to control you in here.
You cannot kill me.
Not in here.
I have no intention of killing you.
I loved my wife.
But you wouldn't know that.
You didn't know Lo'Laan.
I did.
She could have left me for my failings.
| Maybe she should have, but I know this she would never have left her son | without a mother.
So I want you to show me your memories.
Tell me why you killed Lo'Laan.
Trying to save her from you.
D'Argo will be dishonorably discharged, | jailed for as long as you need.
But he's done nothing wrong! He has done everything wrong.
You'll thank me for this, sister.
No, I won't let you! It was your fault.
She attacked me.
My reflexes took control.
My Peacekeeper training.
It was over before I realized.
It's not the truth.
Not the whole truth.
She was beaten.
It was your fault she died.
You had to pay.
I had to make you pay.
I had to make it look like | you'd done it in a fit of hyperrage.
Had to make sure you were blamed.
You okay? Fine.
You want me to drive? No.
I'm fine.
If you were fine you'd have killed Macton | instead of leaving him there.
He's trapped in a coma | with his own nightmares.
Killing him would have been merciful.
I'm not that enlightened.
So tell me, John were you able to obtain the key? Incidently that creature that attacked you on earth, it might interest you to know | it is called a skreeth.
Apparently it can communicate | telepathically over vast distances.
Yah Katoya give you that? If it did map Earth's location, | it may well have passed on that information.
Who'd it pass it on to? Grayza, almost certainly.
So the Peacekeepers know where Earth is.
May know.
Would Grayza go there? Eventually, perhaps.
Grayza does not want Earth.
Grayza wants you.
Why do I always attract the psychos? Hey man, you sure you're okay? Yah, I'll be fine.
I've got things on my mind.
Things I've done.
Things I can't take back.

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