Farscape : Coup By Clam

March 4, 2015 in Farscape by Firebird

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While in quarantine high above the patriarchal planet Khurtanan, the crew shares a meal of alien mollusks and almost instantaneously suffers a violent physical reaction. Each crew member becomes bodily linked to one of the others, Crichton to Sikozu, Aeryn to Rygel, and so on. It soon becomes clear they have been deliberately poisoned by the local doctor and are being blackmailed in exchange for the cure

Synopsis

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The poisoning is interesting in that it pairs up crew members, sharing each-others physical experiences. D’Argo and Noranti is particularly amusing.

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The local political situation complicates matters. The women trying to overthrow the patriarchal regime aren’t a very friendly bunch and rather than helping Aeryn and Sikozu would much rather see them dead.

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Of course it all ends up with poor Crichton having to dress as a woman and naturally some blind fool takes a fancy to him.

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Unexpectedly Scorpious saves the day, first killing a rather nasty guy on Moya to protect Chiana and then risking his life by eating what’s left of the two molluscs so he can link with Crichton, Aeryn, Rygel and Sikozu keeping them alive long enough to get the cure.

Before they leave Rygel gets his revenge on the Doctor.

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