Aeryn takes Crichton out in a transport pod for flying lessons, they get stuck in the Flax, a space trap. To make some critical repairs, they must depressurize the pod, but there is only ... See full summary »

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Aeryn takes Crichton out in a transport pod for flying lessons, they get stuck in the Flax, a space trap. To make some critical repairs, they must depressurize the pod, but there is only one functional space suit. D'Argo gets a lead on some star maps to get home. He will have to choose between retrieving the maps, or saving his comrades. Written by Jesse Sanchez

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Officer Aeryn Sun: Can you pass me that ax?
John Crichton: Yeah. What are you gonna do with it?
Officer Aeryn Sun: I'm gonna hack my foot off.
John Crichton: Oh, no, well let me, then.
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Caught in a web
11 May 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

While Aeryn is teaching Crichton how to pilot one of Moya's pods they get caught in something known as The Flax; something that acts like a huge invisible net used by Zenetan Pirates to capture ships for them to plunder. The crew onboard Moya are luckier as Staanz; a former pirate warns them about the Flax and offers to help them. Shortly after Staanz and D'Argo depart to look for the pod another Zenetian, named Kcrackic, turns up and he wants to know where Staanz is. Zhaan and Rygel deny all knowledge of him until Rygel looses a game to Kcrackic and is desperate to have something to wager. Meanwhile an emergency aboard the pod means that they must evacuate all the air before it can be repaired... and they only have one space suit... Aeryn will have to work quickly if John is to survive.

This was an enjoyable stand alone episode; as with many such episodes the plot felt like it could have been from 'Star Trek: TNG' however as always the execution was quite different. Having Crichton and Aeryn trapped together provided a good opportunity for them to get closer... almost a lot closer! There were a couple of nice twists; the way they get rid of Kcrackic isn't a big surprise but Staanz revelation to D'Argo at the end is both shocking and hilarious! Overall this isn't amongst the best episodes but it is still good fun.


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