Dutch finds one of Khlyen’s red boxes in the green. Initially it is empty, but later it contains what appears to be an apple
Aneela, John, and D’Avin re-enter the green to free Dutch. It is understandable why Aneela needs D’Avin on the mission, because he has a unique ability to repel the green goo. And she does try (unsuccessfully) to persuade John to stay behind. (John is quite vulnerable to manipulation from The Lady and therefore completely useless in greenspace.) Remember back in Episode 3.2 when Zeph was the only one to figure out that “fake fire doesn’t burn”? One can’t help thinking that Zeph is the only one who could entirely refuse to accept The Lady’s artificial reality. John almost succumbed to a facsimile of Pawter. Zeph would never believe an artificial-Pip. Continue reading →
Dutch consults Zeph (Kelly McCormack) about the stuff that her mother told her would destroy the green and anything connected to it. Dutch is orbiting Telen, a long way from Zeph’s lab in The Quad, so Zeph appears on Lucy as a fairly sophisticated hologram. She can see what’s around her on Lucy (she points out a centrifuge to Dutch), and can also physically interact (in a limited way) with her remote surroundings. Unlike STAR TREK: VOYAGER’s Emergency Medical Hologram, she has no solidity, but the EMH had a limited range. Zeph is being transmitted across quite a lot of space, and the conversation between her and Dutch is not encumbered by any noticeable time delay, so transmission must be happening at faster than light speeds. Zeph must be using Hullen tech to accomplish this. In Episode 2.5, Dutch told Khlyen that faster-than-light transmissions are impossible, and Khlyen responded “only with your technology”. Continue reading →
Delle Seyah’s child (Jaeden Noel) undergoes accelerated aging (zero to sixteen years in one day). To prevent this process from turning him into an octogenarian within a week, One of Pip’s old business acquaintances, Kravn, is consulted (kidnapped). When Pip knew him, Kravn was a human specializing in illegal bio-weapons, but since then, Kravn has uploaded his consciousness into his computer system (making him impervious to the effects of his own inventions). John manages by trickery to download the weapons maker into portable storage and brings him on board Lucy. (Kravn is voiced by KILLJOYS writer Julian Doucet.)
For the first time, Lucy (Tansen McDonough) gets to interact with another cybernetic being who is on her level. (John describes Kravn’s uploaded human mind as being “way beyond an A.I..”) When Kravn is reluctant to help with the rapid aging problem, Lucy tells Kravn that he is stored in her Random Access Memory. “One cache purge,” she says, “and I overwrite you with cookie recipes.” If that is so, Lucy is likely larger and more complex than Kravn. She might also have originated as an uploaded human consciousness.
To support his extraordinary rate of growth, the child (someone please give him a name) must have consumed at least 50 kilograms of some sort of food. Pippin comes into the galley looking for something for the kid and finds nothing appropriate to eat or drink. “Do you seriously have no drinks that are non-alcoholic,” he asks, “or have y’all just been drunk the entire time I’ve known you?”Continue reading →