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The Way We Weren't
Teleplay by Naren Shankar
Directed by Tony Tilse

True to this pattern of giving each character a story at the start of the season, this week was Aeryn's turn – and if it failed to be quite as good as expected, it did at least attempt some ideas that few TV shows would conscience.

Specifically, imagine the same story done on any show from Star Trek to Casualty. If a leading character in those were suspected to be a murderer, by the end of the episode we'd learn that he/she had been taken over by aliens. Or that in Star Trek he/she/it would have been wrongfully accused.

Instead, Farscape set out Aeryn as murderer – and kept to it. She is. No messing. Get over it. That was excellent and the show should be proud of itself for avoiding the cop-outs that so very many other series follow.

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The Way We Weren't

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