Self-Inflicted Wounds (I): Could'a, Would'a, Should'a
Episode 3 of 22 within Season Three. Item 47 of 90 overall.
Production number 10303.
David Law Kemper - Writer
Tony Tilse - Director
191 votes

While searching for a planet to heal the dying Zhaan, Moya collides and fuses with a small spacecraft, seriously injuring Moya and trapping both ships in a series of looping wormholes. Crichton and the captain of the other ship, Neeyala, soon realize that one of the ships must be sacrificed if any of them are to survive.

original airdate--March 30,2001  rating--1.4 million


music--"Farscape theme song" by Guy Gross


Factoid--In her shortened role in Season 3, Virginia Hey wore a bald cap while in previous seasons she had shaved her head.

  • Before deciding on the Three Stooges, other possibilities for the Earth transmission were I Love Lucy, Mr. Ed, and the Marx Brothers.
  • Jool's hair was designed to change colors with her mood, blonde when calm, vivid red when excited.
  • The script for the episode suggested that the Pathfinder vessel was about 1/20th the size of Moya.

Farscape Lingo:


  • Wellot: measure of volume or weight: "You butchered my cousin's brain so you could steal a wellot of his neural fluid."
  • Slijot: pejorative: "Tell that whiny little slijot to get his dren together."
  • Mesots: unit of currency: "I'll bet 40 mesots she gurgles and dies."
  • Galla root: quivalent of pot: "Rebelling is smoking some galla root."
  • Drist: measure of quantity: "a drist of needless information".
  • Spillet: measure of quantity: "I cannot help but absorb a tiny spillet of their existence."



"My name is John Crichton, an astronaut. A radiation wave hit and I got shot through a wormhole. Now I'm lost in some distant part of the universe on a ship -- a living ship -- full of strange, alien life forms.Help me...Listen, please...Is there anybody out there who can hear me? I'm being hunted by an insane military commander... doing everything I can. I'm just looking for a way home".

related items

Previous episode :
046 Suns and Lovers
Next episode :
048 Self-Inflicted Wounds (II): Wait for the Wheel
Related to this story :
048 Self-Inflicted Wounds (II): Wait for the Wheel
  Farscape, Season Three

regional titles

Zichzelf toegebrachte wonden (I): Could'a, Would'a, Should'a
Self-Inflicted Wounds (I): Could'a, Would'a, Should'a
Les blessures auto-infligées (I): Could'a, Would'a, Should'a
Selbst verschuldeten Wunden (I): Could'a, Would'a, Inkrafttreten
Féin-Rinneadh go Wounds (I): Could'a, Would'a, Should'a
Ferite autoinflitte (I): Could'a, Would'a, Should'a
Ferite autoinflitte (I): Could'a, Would'a, Should'a