The title of this episode is borrowed from the term which,
in the 1960s, came to be associated with the hippie
movement, for the members' penchant for wearing flowers or
flower-themed clothing as a symbol of love, peace, and
Notice that Morgan almost gets run over by the ATV at 0:37
on the DVD.
This episode is narrated by Morgan, who states that the
group has been on the planet for 130 days and stuck in the
bio-dome for 81. But, Morgan's math is off. They discovered
the dome on the 61st day in "Moon
Cross", making it just 69 days they've been there.
Excited at the prospect of leaving the bio-dome and getting
back in touch with civilization (though Bess reminds him the
colony ship is still two years away), Morgan exclaims on the
luxuries of "static loft mattresses and auto-tropic temp
control and 5,000 channels of omnistimulation."
Just as in "A Memory Play",
we see a moon in the sky at 6:14, and again, at 34:52, on the DVD that is clearly
a time-lapse of Earth's moon, looking nothing like the dual
moons of G889.
Suspecting that Bess may be pregnant, Julia states that she
would like to do an abscan on her. Presumably, "abscan" is
an abbreviation for "abdominal scan". Julia's suspicion that
Bess is pregnant comes from the analysis of her gonadotropin
levels; this would be a reference to hCG (human chorionic
gonadotropin), which is produced by the placenta during
"Suppressors" seems to be a term on Earth 2 used to
describe a male fertility inhibitor.
At 17:40 on the DVD, Baines reveals
the name of one of the "extras" of
the group, Gail. She is a black
woman seen in the background in
numerous episodes but never
previously named or given any
Baines is suspicious of the flower spores that have infected
Bess and compares it to the time the essence of a dead
Terrian possessed Danziger. This is a reference to the
events of "After the Thaw".
At 26:16 on the DVD, Morgan yanks off the eye patch covering
his wounded eye. Apparently he was wearing the patch over
the comm gear on his head, because he yanks off the patch
without removing the gear!
After having lost the fleeing Bess' tracks, Morgan finds
them again, alongside another set. Morgan reports back to
Julia on his gear that "there's something else out here.
Bess isn't alone." It's seems pretty obvious from the size
and shape of the track in the ground that the creature is a Grendler,
so why doesn't he say so? Either that, or Bigfoot is
following her! (We soon see that it is, indeed, a Grendler.)
The gear display at 34:36 of Morgan Martin designates him as
"Liason". This is a misspelling of "liaison", which was
Morgan's job description in
"First Contact" Part 1, i.e.
government liaison to the Eden Project.
Notice at 39:16 on the DVD that Morgan leaves behind on the
ground the jumpers he got from Alonzo earlier. Alonzo finds
it and picks it up not long after.
The skeleton seen on the mesa top at 40:32 on the DVD may be
that of a Grendler, judging by the large jawbone.
There appear to be two jet contrails in the sky (and
possibly a third along the horizon) at 41:44 on the DVD.
Morgan says the climate warmed up for days and days. Its
hard to know how many days he means by the phrase. In the
following episode, "All About Eve", it's stated it's been
only 6 days since they left he winter camp (which occurs in
this episode). At least a day passes in this episode, so,
apparently, Morgan's idea of "days and days" is 5 (or
How did the Grendler get caught in the trap of the flower's
pollen, which makes the infected host travel north to
complete pollination at the geographic vent? Native species,
especially intelligent ones, should know to avoid the
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