Farscape/The Peacekeeper Wars (2)

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The Peacekeeper Wars (2)
Airdate October 18, 2004
Production Number MPK02
Written by Rockne S. O'Bannon
David Kemper
Directed by Brian Henson
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The Peacekeeper Wars (1)

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The Peacekeeper Wars (2) is the second episode of the fifth season of Farscape, and the ninetieth episode overall.

Guest Stars: Duncan Young (Emperor Staleek), Raelee Hill (Sikozu), Francesca Buller (War Minister Ahkna), Melissa Jaffer (Noranti), Paul Goddard (Stark), Rebecca Rigg (Commandant Mele-On Grayza), David Franklin (Braca), Hugh Keays-Byrne (Grunchlk), Sandy Gore (Muoma), Nathaniel Dean (Jothee), John Bach (Einstein), John Adam (Sgt. Learko / Lt. Jatog), Fiona Gentle (Voice of Diagnosan), Ron Haddrick (Yondalao), Linal Haft (Maryk), Stephen James King (Pikal), Tim McCunn (Caa'ta)


Plot Overview


  • An explanation is finally given as to why Sebaceans remarkably look so much like Humans: they are genetically altered Humans removed from Earth thousands of years ago. The Eidolans were a race that wanted to use their powers to foster peace throughout the galaxy (the Season 3 finale established that the Uncharted Terriotories are in the Milky Way Galaxy, about 60 years's travel from Earth), but realized that they would need helpers, guards, to "keep the peace" after the Eidolans had established peace treaties amongst various races. However, they wanted to use an unknown race, because they'd have to be one that was politically entirely neutral. Thus, the 30,000 years ago after much searching the Eidolans found a primitive race on a planet in the far reaches of the boondocks of the galaxy: Earth. They then took this primitve race (early Cro-Magnons) and used DNA engineering to accelerate their genetic evolution until the Sebaceans were created. The Sebaceans then "kept the peace" for the Eidolans peace accords, until an unknown faction staged a surprise attack on their planet Arnessk which locked the Eidolans into a temporal stasis there. Without the Eidolans to direct the peace process and order throughout known space, their cut off Sebacean servants kept the peace the only way they still could; at the muzzle of a gun. The Sebaceans then gradually became the PeaceKeepers (the current PeaceKeeper armada has over time recruited many non-Sebaceans, but the backbone of the PeaceKeeper armed forces remains the Sebaceans; although over time many Sebaceans abandoned being soldiers and founded new societies on a myriad number of planets). Originally (and as maintained by Aeryn at various points in the series) the PeaceKeepers were a force for good, desperately trying to maintain order in a chaotic and violent galaxy. However, it proved such a difficult task without the supervision of the Eidolans that over time they increasingly relied on brute force and forged a fascist, militaristic hegemony on their region of space to maintain a new "order".

Arc Advancement



  • Aeryn Sun and John Crichton are married
  • D'argo is mortally wounded by a Scarran on the planet Quajaga and dies
  • Aeryn's baby is born. She and John name him "D'Argo Sun Crichton".
  • Sukozu turns out to be a Scarran spy, and Scorpius leaves her for dead on the soon-to-be destroyed planet Quajaga when he discovers her treachery.
  • Grunchilk also managed to survive, and as he's fleeing Quajaga he spots Sukuzu struggling under a piece of rubble. It's implied that he saves her.
  • Julushko Tunai Fenta Hovalis is killed by the Scarrans when they nuke the temple on planet Arnessk.
  • A handful of about 100 Eidolans from the rogue colony on Quajaga were evacuated, and forge a peace treaty between the PeaceKeepers and the Scarran Empire, which they will continute to maintain and moderate.
  • Noranti stays with the Eidolans.
  • Rigel leaves to return to his throne on Hyneria.
  • Chiana, devastated by D'Argo's death, goes to Hyneria with Rygel (which is what she had planned to do with D'Argo).
  • Warminister Ahkna is killed by Aeryn
  • Scorpius, Braca, Grayza, and Emperor Staleek survive, and Grayza and Staleek sign the peace treaty. Astonishingly, Braca survives to the end of the show, despite the fact that he started out as a nameless redshirt character in the late first season.
  • "Einstein" removes all knowledge about wormholes from Crichton's mind that the Ancients implanted there. Crichton no longer knows how to make wormholes, so Scorpius no longer has any reason to chase him.
  • With the wormhole knowledge removed from Crichton's brain, Harvey (Scorpius' neural clone) no longer has any reason to continue to exist; he bids farwell to Crichton in his mind by imitating the last scene from "2001: A Space Oyseey", and then "dies". Crichton is finally free of him.



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