The crew is going to break into the depository to free Crichton. Crichton is being tortured for wormhole technology. Nothing is going like planned with those mercenaries but unexpected arrival of Talyn helps them to break free. They get rid of Scorpius but their losses are too big, among which Crichton's sanity.
After a rough discussion among mercenaries and the crew on Moya, they finally agree and descend. But nothing is going like planned by Stark: the Vocarian's smell is much worse than his female's one, the Seyang cannot breath fire and Zenetan Pirates use the Flax against Moya. However the unexpected appearance of Talyn helps them to finally get themselves and Crichton out of there. Only that Crichton hardly wanted it any more, almost subdued by the neural clone of Scorpius who is buried under depository ruins. They are rich now but Rork and Teurac sacrificed themselves, Moya is gravely injured and Crichton is hardly controlling himself, asking D'Argo to kill him, so Rygel is the only one happy aboard. Written by
Having surrendered to Scorpius in exchange for D'Argo's son's freedom Crichton finds himself strapped to a sphere while Scorpius and Natira question him; first using conventional means then Scorpius enters his mind and asks 'Harvey' if he has found the wormhole technology; when he says yes he says he will take Crichton to his command carrier to remove the chip. While this is going on the mission to rescue Crichton is being prepared; at first the 'hired help' isn't too keen to participate once they learn that Moya's crew aren't as rich as they thought... eventually they are won over when the prospect of robbing the Shadow Depository is raised. The rescue doesn't quite go according to plan; Rorf, the tracker is caught, Teurac can't breathe fire anymore and one of the mercenaries isn't on their side anymore! If they are to get John out they will need help and a lot of luck!
This was a good ending to the three part story; as one might expect it is the most action packed of the episodes; featuring shootouts, explosions and ultimately the spectacular destruction of the Shadow Depository while most of the main cast are still inside it. There are a few scenes that may disturb the squeamish; most notably when Natira takes one of Rorf's eyes... don't worry we don't actually see it being taken. Guest star Claudia Karvan does a fine job as Natira; managing to be both menacing and strangely sensuous despite the alien makeup... although the body hugging costume does help! One would expect things to be looking up for the crew at the end of a three part story but that isn't the case; Moya is still seriously damaged and it looks as if Crichton has lost his sanity... at least they are rich so Rygel is happy!
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