Farscape: Taking the Stone

February 15, 2014 in Farscape by Firebird


Distraught at the death of her brother Nerri, Chiana blasts down to a royal cemetery planet and joins a gang of nihilistic young aliens. Crichton, Aeryn and Rygel fly down to the planet to try to talk Chiana into coming back to Moya, but she insists on taking part in a potentially deadly local ritual called “Taking the Stone”, a leap into a chasm using sound waves to slow the fall. Crichton tries to intercede, but must realize that this new, aberrant behaviour is something Chiana has to work through herself.



Well this one is basically Chiana falling in with a bad crowd and Crichton trying to stop her doing something stupid and getting herself killed. That’s it really. At the end she faces her fears and everyone goes back to Moya. It’s a bit of a filler episode really and doesn’t progress any of the characters but Chiana looks cool with the clogged up red hair and the drugged out locals are a change. I kept expecting them to turn violent or have some terrible secret but they never did, they just wandered around stoned and not very interested in anything.