...or the end of a wonderful vacation. I'm happy- ecstatic- for the experience. But I also feel a post-euphoria let down. The past four months of mainlining Farscape couldn't have ended in a better way. But, as much as I love the universe and the characters- and as much as you all are probably going to hate me for saying this- I think that is the end. There's no where else to go from here. So many of the driving forces have been removed.
I can't, for example, imagine what more they can do with Stark. The whole point- the heart and soul- of his character was his damage, his madness, and his attempts to find redemption and peace. Now that he has found it... he has reached his Z'Ha'Dum (i.e., the place where I believe Sheridan's character development ended in B5). Don't get me wrong- this doesn't mean I'm going to stop writing him or reading fic about him. There's still so much more we don't know about his past. But I think Stark's canon ends here.
And then there's Crichton- the guy with something everyone wants. The pursuit of Crichton was a major element that drove Farscape's overall plot and was the heart and soul of Scorpius. Now this too is gone.
But just so I'm not a complete downer here: SQUEE! The mini was FANTASTIC overall. Great Maker, I think this show does character death better than any other. I felt D'Argo's death the same way I felt Zhaan's, thank's in large part to Chiana's reaction.
Oh, and bestill my John&Stark-OTF-ing heart! I think I did literally squeal when, while John was wading through Moya looking for Stark, he said, "I know how you feel. You have something in your head everyone wants. Something that shouldn't be there in the first place." (Emphasis mine.) John absolutely knew what he did to Stark was wrong (though I am glad, of course, that it helped Stark in the end). And the final scene between them: "Every time we cross paths, I am transformed by the experience." I think I have a title for my otf_manifesto on these two. Because that is so true.
And I love how even in the midst of all of this, this gang can still bring in the humor like nobody's business. I think the only attempt at humor that really fell flat for me was Rygel's reaction post-pregnancy. The rest- pure gold. My favorite comic moment, though, was Stark presiding over Aeryn and John's under fire wedding. As soulonds9 said, "This is the most dysfunctional wedding I've ever seen." *g* Meanwhile, I was giggling over Stark reciting Delvian puberty rites! Muahaha!
There's definitely more I can say here, but I think I'm going to watch it a few more times first. SQUEE!