About The Show
Plot Summary | Ongoing
Story and Character Developments
Our story begins when Radu wakens from a nightmare. He is convinced that he has received a psychic message from his Spung girlfriend, Elmira, warning him that the Spung are coming to destroy them. The guys think it was just a dream, and hassle Radu about it. But Radu is right: three Spung kill cruisers, led by the evil Warlord Geoff, are on their way.
Goddard returns to the Christa with the final element needed to get off the planet: a power crystal. [Note: Although Suzee talks about installing this crystal, the next shot shows her installing the prism that she retrieved in Truth Hurts. The crystal is not the same thing as the prism. Peter David explains: "Suzee needed something that was going to focus and direct the energy; Goddard was seeking out an actual energy source."] Radu is desperate to get away, still convinced that his dream was a real message from Elmira. He is driving everyone nuts with his eagerness to get off of the planet.
Just as they are completing the Christa's repairs, a UPP ship finds them, to bring them home. Everyone is excited. But Radu is suspicious that it may be a Spung trap.
Everybody goes out to have a last look at the planet. They begin to realize that they will miss the experiences they have been having, and the family feeling they have developed.
Radu is still convinced that his dream is a reality. He and Harlan convince Suzee to enter Radu's mind and learn the truth. She sees that Radu has experienced a true vision, and proves it to the others.
They hurry to get off the planet, but the Christa is tied down by the strangling vines. Commander Goddard is injured while he and Radu are trying to remove the vines.
They manage to get off the planet, but the Spung are waiting for them in space, with frag torpedoes at the ready. Harlan decides to play chicken with the Spung. He runs right between them. The Spung fire at the Christa and end up hitting each other instead. The crew has destroyed all three Spung ships without firing a shot.
In the end, the crew admit that they were feeling a little ambivalent about going home. They've enjoyed their experiences and the family feeling they've developed.
Ongoing Story and Character Developments
Goddard: What are you coming for?
Harlan: Thelma, is the commander on the ship?
Goddard: Leave me! That's an order!
Harlan: I'm tired of running from the Spung. This time, they're going to know they've been in a fight.
Radu: Well, we're not getting rescued, but we're still together. Uh, more like stuck together.
Trivia, Inside Jokes and References
Episode Details provided by Tracey Rich.