This episode is narrated by Alonzo. He remarks that it is
day 61 on the planet.
No wonder Uly is so cold as his mother wakes him in the
morning. At 3:04 on the DVD, a flap in the tent can be seen
hanging slightly open right next to his bed. The door flap
is on almost the opposite side of the tent from him, so why
is there another one next to him?
A nice bit of unspoken continuity appears in this episode.
Notice that Danziger's pant leg has a new patch on it in the
location where he was shot by the Z.E.D. in the previous
At 6:10 on the DVD, there appears to be a jet contrail in
The growth markings on the metal support beam in the
greenhouse suggest Mary's growth as a little girl. The
initials say "ML". We never learn what the "L"
Mary is given the same (or similar) jacket that True used
"First Contact" Part 1,
with a ship's name of Roanoke on it.
It's amusing that when Mary tells the ladies that Alonzo
showed her "touching", even little True shares a look with
the rest, like "there's our lady-killer again."
Yale tells Devon that there was a group of radical
biologists on the stations who were outlawed for proposing
to establish domes, like the one they've found here on
G889, for preserving
botanical species from Earth. But why would preserving
plants from the dying Earth be outlawed? Wouldn't that be a
good thing? In the later
"Grendlers in the Myst",
it's implied they were arrested for unauthorized intrusions
into the red zones of Earth, but exactly what the red zones
are is not explained.
Mary teaches Uly to fire lightning from her Terrian staff
in this episode. Uly also trills like Mary later in the
episode, showing how he's growing closer to the aliens.
As the Moon Cross ends, Uly does not seem to remember how he
helped the outcast Terrians be forgiven by their tribe.
Alonzo's monologue near the end of the episode seems to
suggest that Uly will be transformed in such a way again at
the next Moon Cross.
Notice at the end of the episode that the group brings a
Terrian staff back with them. It must be the one Mary gave
to Uly and he, apparently, gets to keep it.
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