Lexx 2.14 Patches in the Sky
(written by Paul Donovan, Lex Gigeroff)
(Stan is dreaming that he is floating against a backdrop of
pictures of women - Xev, Lyekka, Celes girls. There is music, moaning. A glowing
sphere floats toward Stan. He holds it in both hands - and suddenly he is in a
passage on the Lexx, and someone's laughing)
can see you!
STAN: I know that voice
GIG: Hello, waste of
(In the sphere, there is an image of Giggerota's face, distorted
so the teeth appear huge. Stan throws the sphere away and runs down the passage.
A fireball blasts over his head. Now he's running in space, while Giggerota
flies above him, laughing. Stan wakes up screaming. Xev is in his
XEV: What's wrong?
STAN: I was having a nightmare. It
(Xev sits next to him)
XEV: It was only a
STAN: Yeah - one I'd rather not have
XEV: You're the mighty captain
of the Lexx
(She pats his hair)
STAN: Yeah, well I don't
feel too mighty right now
XEV: Then, why don't you do something? Something
that makes you feel better
STAN: Like what?
XEV: Like something ...
XEV: Blow up an asteroid, or a moon, or -
(Xev pats his back, and leaves. Stan thinks
for a while)
(Out in space, a small ship approaches a space station,
docks. A hooded masked figure carrying a rucksack slowly walks inside. On
screens outside the station, an advert is playing)
GUBBY: Welcome to
your greatest fantasy! This is it, lucky people. You're here at the famous Gubby
Marx Narcolounger, open all day, every day. I'm Gubby Marx, and this baby here
is the Narcolounger, the famous one of a kind dream machine where you sit right
down and slip right into your all time favourite dream and experience it for
real. I admit it's expensive, but, hey, who'd sell dreams cheap? So get ready
for the dream trip of a lifetime
(Inside, the place doesn't look very
appealing. Lots of old machinery, and Gubby Marx, slumped in a chair. He looks
at the new arrival)
GUBBY: Oh. Not you again,
(Without the cape and mask, Fruitcake is revealed to be a
fragile and dopey young man)
GUBBY: Just can't stay away from the
old woo woo woo woo, huh?
FRUIT: Great, Gubby, yeah. I have to take a
GUBBY: Oh, I dunno, Fruitcake
has big puppy eyes. Gubby gets up)
GUBBY: So, what have you got to
(Fruitcake opens his rucksack, and pulls out a Mantrid drone
FRUIT: Trade you this
GUBBY: What's this?
GUBBY: Why am I not experiencing a sensation of tremendous personal
FRUIT: I found it. It's yours
(Fruitcake drops the arm
onto the floor, and walks to the Narcolounger, which is covered with a
GUBBY: Oh, I know what this is. It's a, lemmee think - it's a
worthless piece of junk! I don't think so, Fruitcake
FRUIT: Come on Gubby,
please? I gotta have a ride
GUBBY: I can't use this, but I'm gonna give ya a
FRUIT: A free trip?
GUBBY: No, a free tip. Take this junk, and
you trade it in in some kinda mental institute that treats fruitcakes like
FRUIT: You can have my shuttle
GUBBY: That heap of bolts? Nah.
Say goodbye, Fruitcake. Go away and don't come back
FRUIT: There's patches in the sky
(He looks at
Gubby, and starts to cry)
GUBBY: Ah, don't do that. I hate it when
(The tears continue. Fruitcake's lip starts quivering -
and Gubby gives in. He pulls the cover off the Narcolounger, which looks like an
old patched up dentists chair. Fruitcake's face lights up, the tears all
GUBBY: But this is your last ride! Next time I'm not even
letting you in the door, understood?
(Fruitcake nods, only concerned
with the next ride)
(Elsewhere, the Lexx approaches a yellow planet,
which looks like someone has taken a big bite out of it. On the bridge, Stan is
on the pedestal, watching the view screen. It shows a robot with a 790 type
head, on a crude mechanical body)
ROBOT: Unidentified vessel in
private sector 27, you are not permitted entry. Please leave before I contact
the proper authority
STAN: Listen, buddy - this is Stanley H Twiddle,
assistant deputy - inspector for the sectoral commission to beautify the
ROBOT: I have no knowledge of such a commission
STAN: Ah, well,
that's too bad, because you r planet definitely needs some serious
ROBOT: I will report you to the proper authority unless you
proceed on your way within the next 40 seconds
STAN: That hole in your planet
is bringing down this whole sector. What are you doing on that planet
ROBOT: This planet is robotically operated manganese mine Q2A2. 10
STAN: Are you hearing me, tin can, or do you need you programming
ROBOT: My function is to maintain this mine, and
my programming was upgraded to flexibly respond to unexpected external threats.
I define you as an unexpected external threat
puts his hand over his mouth, pretends to be scared)
ROBOT: I must
now file a report stating -
STAN: That your planet is a pimple, it's a
blemish among planets, so on behalf of the commission, bye bye!
walks onto the bridge, holding 790)
XEV: What are you
STAN: I'm improving my mood by blowing this stupid planet to
ROBOT: I will respond with increased flexibility. What do you
STAN: Lexx - destroy that planet, in 60 seconds
LEXX: As you
STAN: So, robot - offer me something to improve my mood in one
minute, or it's boom boom time
XEV: Stan -
STAN: Every robot less in this
universe improves my mood
ROBOT: I will include that in my report
Hmm - more like 40 seconds now
ROBOT: Some humans improve their mood by
ingesting the digestive salts of Busbeenium
STAN: Not interested - 30
ROBOT: Some humans improve their mood by reciting the fourteen cantos
of the celestial celebration
STAN: Yawn! - 20 seconds
ROBOT: Some humans
improve their mood by riding the Narcolounger
STAN: What's a
ROBOT: The Narcolounger is a machine which allows humans to
enter and control their dreams
STAN: Control your dreams? Where is this
ROBOT: In this system. I will transmit the
STAN: Good. Lexx - cancel that instruction. So, robot - this is
your lucky day. But you better start filling in that hole in your planet, or
next time the commission won't be so nice
ROBOT: I will add that to my
(Stan gets down from the pedestal)
XEV: Where you
really going to blow him up?
STAN: Well, robots do bring out a certain
destructive thing in me -
(790 growls at this)
(On the view screen, the planet is blasted into smithereens by the
STAN: Lexx, I told you to cancel that instruction!
What does the word cancel mean, Stanley?
STAN: Well, it was an ugly planet
anyway. One down, one robot to go
(790 growls again. Stan laughs at
him. Xev pokes Stan in the chest and walks away)
(Back on Narcolounger
World, Gubby attaches a glass sphere to a support connected to the Narcolounger.
Fruitcake lies down on the chair. Gubby clips himself to a railing by the
GUBBY: 20 minutes, that's all you get. Ah, 30
minutes, I'm in a good mood
(He connects two cables, flicks some
switches, a blue light comes on - the computer)
COMP: Hello, Gubby.
GUBBY: Hello computer (to Fruitcake) You're riding the
Narcolounger at your own risk, with the full knowledge that if you die in your
dream then real death will result. Agreed?
(But Fruitcake is already
in a world of his own. Gubby pulls a sort of concertina down above Fruitcake's
GUBBY: Why do I bother? Sweet dreams, Fruitcake
There's patches in the sky
FRUIT: There's patches in the sky.
It's the end
GUBBY: What are you talking about?
FRUIT: The end. You know
where the Wolfram T galaxy is?
FRUIT: Check it
(Gubby walks back up the steps to the Narcolounger
GUBBY: Patches in the sky
(Gubby pushes a lever
up, and Fruitcake is sucked up into the concertina. The glass sphere fills with
vapour. Inside, Gubby can see the dream - Fruitcake is standing on the centre,
wearing orange shorts)
(Later. Gubby is
looking through a telescope)
GUBBY: Computer? Another big hole in
the Carmen P2 galaxy
COMP: Yes, Gubby. 22.11% of the Carmen P2 galaxy has
ceased to exist
(Gubby aims the telescope at a different section of
GUBBY: And the Boxie 6 galaxy, computer?
(Gubby aims the telescope at another
GUBBY: And the Wolfram T galaxy looks different
COMP: Now 17.45% of the Wolfram T galaxy has ceased to exist
That's more than it was before
COMP: Yes, Gubby
don't know, Gubby
(Gubby looks worried)
how long before the whole Wolfram T galaxy disappears?
COMP: I project at
this rate the Wolfram T galaxy will disappear within 32 hours
walks down and has a look at Fruitcake's dream ball. Fruitcake has now been
joined by an adoring girl)
COMP: Gubby, would you like projections
on the disappearance rates of other galaxies?
GUBBY: OK, hit me
predict that all galaxies will disappear within 103 days
an old chest, rummages around inside it and pulls out a long pipe/smoking
device. He shoves the prongs up his nostrils and starts inhaling
GUBBY: Fruitcake's right
COMP: Good news, Gubby. A
(The Lexx looms over Narcolounger World. The advert starts
GUBBY: Welcome to your greatest fantasy! This is it, lucky
people. You're here at the famous Gubby Marx Narcolounger, open all day, every
day. So get ready for the dream trip of a lifetime
(On the bridge,
Xev is polishing 790. Stan is watching the advert on the view screen, until it
COMP: I'm sorry. Gubby Marx Narcolounger World is
STAN: Closed? But he just said -
COMP: I'm sorry. Gubby Marx
Narcolounger World is closed
STAN: Lexx! Lexx, blast them with every
frequency you've got, I wanna make sure they really hear me. (thinks)
No, no, Lexx, wait, wait Lexx, Wait, wait - (speaks very slowly and
clearly) Don't blast them with your weapon. Open every frequency channel
you can. Do you understand?
LEXX: Yes I do Stan. I will open all
(Gubby appears on the view screen, looking the worse for
GUBBY: Sorry buddy, didn't you hear me? We're closed.
STAN: No, you don't understand, see - I'm an inspector with the
commission on dream safety, and I'm afraid that your -
GUBBY: The what
commission? There's no such thing
STAN: Oh, you don't think so? Well I guess
I'll just have to -
GUBBY: Listen, big guy - we're closed. That means we're
not open, to you or anyone, so just take your oversized bug and go and harass
someone else, all right?
STAN: No, no, no - you either let me come down and
inspect your Narcolounger, or I'll -
STAN: Well, I could, I
could - blow you up
STAN: Because you're not
(Gubby just laughs)
STAN: Well, you should know
that I did just blow up a planet (apologetically) Or really, my ship
the Lexx did. I mean, I tried to tell it not to, but it didn't understand, so
- (suddenly remembers he's trying to make a threat, so puts on angry
voice) - so you better -
GUBBY: OK, OK, OK big guy, I tell you what -
you wanna ride the Narcolounger, you come on down. And guess what? It's
STAN: Ah, good. The commission appreciates your co-operative
GUBBY: Yeah yeah yeah yeah. Whatever
(The screen goes
blank. Stan laughs)
STAN: He said I could ride for
(They all take a moth to Narcolounger World. Stan walks in
first, followed by the others)
STAN: Anybody home?
(They hear Gubby coughing in his chair. He gets up to meet
STAN: Oh, yeah, hi, hi. I'm Stanley Twiddle, I'm, er, I'm
captain of the Lexx, yeah, and I'm the assist - er, the regional director for
the commission on dream safety
GUBBY: Whatever, mister big
(Gubby inhales again)
STAN: Are you OK?
It's a filthy habit, I know
GUBBY: Who's your flunkies?
XEV: I'm Xev
(Gubby tries to kiss Xev's hand, but she pulls it
GUBBY: Hello crispy cranium
790: You can call
me Mister 790
GUBBY: OK, Mister Crispy Cranium
KAI: I am
(He shakes hands with Gubby)
GUBBY: Hey, paleface -
that's a real cold handshake you got there
KAI: I'm dead
walks away and looks at the drone arm Fruitcake brought with
STAN: They work for me
XEV: No - we are just friends
Where did you find this?
GUBBY: Oh, you can have that, whatever it is. The
fruitcake in the bottle brought it, but I think it's busted
XEV: Looks like
one of Mantrid's drone arms
GUBBY: What's Mantrid?
KAI: Mantrid is a very
GUBBY: Ooo (not impressed)
KAI: May I speak with
GUBBY: Oh, he's a little busy right now
looking at Fruitcake's dream - there are three women adoring him
STAN: Can I have a dream like that?
GUBBY: It's up to you,
big boy. The machine doesn't make the dreams - you make your own
yeah? I bet I can do better than him
(Gubby removes Fruitcake's dream
ball, replaces it with an empty one)
STAN: How's it work?
A dream comes from you, and if it's a good dream you stay in it till your time's
up. If it's a bad dream I pull you right out
STAN: Wow, great
(Stan gets up on the chair. Gubby starts getting
XEV: Stan - do you think this is such a good
STAN: This is the best idea I've had in a long time. What's the
problem? You're the one that always wants new experiences
XEV: Well, real
experiences mostly, but this one comes from inside you - and you've been having
bad dreams lately
STAN: What happens if I have a bad dream?
GUBBY: I pull
XEV: Hey, um - anybody ever have bad experiences on this
GUBBY: Haven't lost anyone since I've owned it
XEV: Listen, there
is no such thing as the dream commission, Stanley just made it all up
GUBBY: So? Who cares? Like it matters. Excuse me
down the concertina. Stan looks up it, sticks his hand inside
KAI: When did you acquire this Narcolounger?
GUBBY: Oh - it
was surplus. Picked it up after the Third Isotope War. It was dirt cheap. I
don't know all the ins and outs, the technical stuff, how it works. All I know
is, it works
(Gubby goes back up to the controls)
Ready, big guy?
STAN: Oh yeah, I'm ready. I'm gonna dream about a beautiful -
(Stan is sucked up into the concertina)
He better be all right
(Kai watches Stan's dream ball filling up with
GUBBY: Ah, he'll be all right. It's the rest of us I'm not
so sure about
KAI: Why is that?
GUBBY: There's patches in the sky
GUBBY: I'll show you. You watch his dream ball,
(Kai puts the drone arm down on a trolley, and follows Gubby
up to his telescope. Xev watches Stan's dream. From inside the ball, her eyes
are huge. Stan walks towards them, through the same dream he was dreaming
(He points at the telescope. Kai
looks at the disappearing galaxies)
GUBBY: So Fruitcake was right,
(Kai sits down on the work top. Gubby has another
GUBBY: I haven't inhaled for years - now I can't get enough of
the stuff. Know why?
KAI: No. Why?
GUBBY: Tell him, computer. How long
before this galaxy is gone too?
COMP: By extrapolating the rate of
disappearance of nearby celestial bodies, I calculate that this section of the
galaxy will cease to exist in 27 standard days
GUBBY: You tell me, cute boy. Why does a whole universe just start
disappearing piece by piece? All I know is, it's happening
GUBBY: You wanna blast?
KAI: No. The dead cannot
(Xev is watching Stan's dream. Stan is floating
through images of women, when a hand touches his shoulder, and suddenly he is in
a misty passageway on the Lexx. Stan turns, to see the robot from the planet he
just destroyed. It moves closer)
STAN: Hey - get out of my dream.
You're not what I want
ROBOT: You killed me
STAN: Well sorry, but I mean,
you're a machine. That means not alive
ROBOT: Sorry? Is that all you have to
STAN: Look - I didn't mean to blow ya up, it was a mistake. But, you're
not real now, and you never were, so I'm not gonna feel bad about it. Now please
exit my dream
ROBOT: I feel bad about it Stanley, and so do you. It doesn't
go away that easily
STAN: Look - you're just something I'm imaging,
ROBOT: I want my life back. I want to exist again
STAN: OK. Well,
why don't you dream about that, and I'll dream about something else. How about
ROBOT: I'm going to blow you up. How about that?
Xev) This dream is not pleasant anymore. I want another one, do you hear
(The robot blasts a fireball at Stan, who starts to
XEV: Kai? Kai, there's something wrong
STAN: Help me Xev!
Let me out! I want a new dream
(Kai and Gubby join
XEV: Look - get him out of there, quick
GUBBY: Oh. Oh, no
problem. 'Course, if he dies in his dream, he dies for real
GUBBY: Oh. Er, relax, it's perfectly safe
towards the controls)
XEV: You all right?
GUBBY: Never been
better, cutie pie
GUBBY: How are you? Have we met?
we met before
(Xev helps him up the steps)
here, we're here
XEV: Oh, don't you need these?
(Xev hands him
protective gloves. He tries to put them on, but gets
GUBBY: Oh, I need those, oh boy - look at my fingers,
look at those cuticles
XEV: Please, Stan's in real trouble
right. No problem, I'm on it, I'm on top of it
gives up on the gloves, clips himself to the railing)
that's what I need. Now, what have we got here?
(Gubby tries to get
his eyes to focus. Meanwhile, Kai watches Stan running through the
STAN: Who's there?
(He can't move - his feet
are stuck to the floor. He tries to pull them away, but his shoes just stretch.
Stan looks behind him and sees the robot - which turns into Giggerota. Stan is
terrified, which is hardly surprising)
GIG: Hello, waste of
STAN: Get out of my dream. This is my dream, and I don't want you in
GIG: OK. Make me go. Will me away
(Stan closes his eyes and
concentrates. Nothing happens)
GIG: Say "I want this dream to
STAN: I want this dream to end
GIG: Not working, Stan. You don't have
(Back on Narcolounger World, Gubby is becoming increasingly
GUBBY: I'm forgetting to remember something. I... You are
riding Gubby Marx... Narcolounger... if you have a risk, it's up to you... No,
that's not it. Oh, whatever - it doesn't matter anyway
KAI: You seem to be
incapacitated. I will assist you
COMP: Careful, Gubby
GUBBY: I know what
I'm doing, paleface. I've done it a million times. Yeah!
(In the dream, Stan is struggling. Giggerota pats his
GIG: We all have deep rooted fears, Stanley. And they often
play themselves out in our dreams. And of course I know exactly what yours are,
because you created me
STAN: I do not have deep rooted
(Suddenly, the floor disappears, as does the passageway. Stan
and Giggerota are out in space, on thin stone pillars)
STAN: Whoa! I
do not have deep rooted fears
GIG: Yes you do. You've done many bad things,
Stanley, and they stay with you, like stains that won't go away
not deep rooted fear
GIG: Your deep rooted fear is that you're afraid of your
STAN: That's not true
GIG: You once lost codes that caused 685
billion to die, correct, arch traitor?
STAN: Well it wasn't me that killed
GIG: And what about the planet with the manganese mines? You blew it
STAN: It was an accident
GIG: Entirely caused by you!
doesn't matter, they were just robots. I never killed any people, ever
No need to debate with Giggerota, skin man
(She pushes her hand at
Stan - and he falls backwards into space)
(Gubby is holding the cables)
GUBBY: Blue and
XEV: Get him out now!
GUBBY: Whatever. We're almost there. Almost
(Gubby brings the cables together - they're glowing -
COMP: Gubby, be careful
( - and Gubby electrocutes his
(Stan is still falling through space. He lands in a stone slab,
stuck from the waist up. His legs should be dangling underneath, but they're not
GIG: What you fear most is just what you deserve, and that's
what I'm going to give you, waste of skin
(Giggerota is at the other
end of the slab, walking towards Stan)
STAN: What, what's that, what
do I deserve?
(He sinks down further, up to his
GIG: You fear the nothingness
STAN: I don't
yes you do. You fear the nothingness that lies beyond your death
don't. No. There's more, I'm sure there's more
GIG: You'll find out soon
enough. But you're afraid to find out, aren't you, poor little
GIG: You lost the codes because
you were afraid to die, right?
(Stan sinks again - only his head is
visible now. Giggerota laughs)
GIG: More than anything else in life,
you are afraid of death, and -
(She gets down on her hands and
GIG: - that's what I'm going to bring you, right here, right
(She starts to crawl over to him)
GIG: Here it comes.
It'll only take a minute
STAN: But what happens to my dream, after -
After you die? The dream is over. Say goodbye, Stanley Tweedle
pinches his nose)
(On Narcolounger World, Gubby convulses, his head split
in two - he disintegrates)
XEV: Now what?
KAI: We must determine
how to get Stan out of his dream
(Kai picks up the cables and looks
(In Stan's dream, the two halves of Gubby suddenly appear. They
join up, leaving him with a scar down the middle of his face. He looks around,
sees Giggerota, and holds up his hand)
what are you doing in my dream?
GUBBY: You tell me, captain. I musta been a
little too free with the inhaler
(Giggerota gets up, treads on Stan's
STAN: This is Giggerota. She's trying to kill me, because I'm
afraid of death, that's my nightmare. What do we do now?
GUBBY: I don't know,
GIG: (laughs) Twice the fun! First -
Stan up out of the slab, does ip dip between him and Gubby)
he dies, then you die
(Stan wobbles on the edge of the slab.
Giggerota walks over to Gubby)
GIG: Yes, you
But it isn't my dream, why should I die?
GIG: (laughs) It will
enhance the flavour of Stanley's nightmare if he gets to see your life end
before his life goes, so as to appreciate the concept even better. Bye
(She has Gubby's pipe. She shoves the prongs up Gubby's nose,
then pulls it out, inhales - and Gubby is sucked up into the pipe, yelling as he
GUBBY: It's all over anyway. There's patches in the
GIG: Filthy habit
(She throws the pipe away. Xev is
XEV: Gubby just disappeared
KAI: Is he dead?
790: One down, one to go
XEV: 790, improve your attitude. If
Stanley dies we're stuck here forever
790: Could be worse
XEV: Stan's in
790: I want to see. Show me, show me!
XEV: I'm going in
790: Oh no you're not!
(Xev sits on the
XEV: Yes. I'll go in and help Stan, while you two figure out
a way to get us out
KAI: I suspect that would be a foolish choice, as we do
not know the extraction procedure
790: Don't be crazy! The possibility of
Stan's death is a cause for celebration, not for madness. Kai - you go
KAI: I do not dream
XEV: We can't let him die! Please 790, find a way
to get us out, now!
(Back in Stan's dream)
isn't happening. It's just a dream, I can wake up anytime I
(Stan wakes up in his moth bed. Xev suddenly sits up beside him,
and Stan screams)
XEV: What's wrong?
hears her speech as a distorted growling sound. Stan gets up out of bed, and
walks straight into Giggerota)
GIG: Scared, Stanley?
GIG: Of course you are
(She strokes his
GIG: Hang on to that feeling
STAN: Help, somebody help me please!
KAI: Sweet dreams
(Xev lies back on the
COMP: Uh oh
(Kai throws the lever. Xev disappears
into the concertina - and reappears in Stan's dream)
GIG: Girlfriend. Boy, this nightmare's getting
XEV: What are you doing here?
GIG: Ending the life of Stanley
GIG: Don't ask me, it's his
(She pushes Stan away)
STAN: I'm afraid of
dying, that's my nightmare, and she's gonna kill me
(Xev looks at
Giggerota, walks to stand between her and Stan)
XEV: Then you have
to go through me
GIG: Fine. It's his nightmare. Wakey time rules don't
(Giggerota walks right through Xev. Stan turns to see her
GIG: Hmm. Where was I? Ah yes - I was about to end the
life of Stanley Tweedle
STAN: Run, Xev. She inhaled Gubby
GIG: Watch, skin
man. Watch Giggerota end girlfriend's life (laughs)
(Xev realises she's been shrunk. She's on the floor
looking up at Giggerota, who towers above her)
GIG: I can see
(She gets out a black pack and aims it at Xev, who runs between
her legs. Giggerota fires at Xev)
GIG: Oh, Giggerota
puts 790 eye screens down to the Narcolounger controls)
790: It has
not been properly serviced for centuries. Many of the original systems have
broken down, and it is now operating mostly using backups, many of which are
KAI: Can you see how it works?
790: That will take time
790: It is a complicated structure with many unfamiliar
intricacies - approximately five to seven months
KAI: We do not have five to
(Kai picks 790 up)
KAI: Where is the
physical mass of the bodies stored?
790: Down there - at the
(Kai looks at the staircase. He takes 790, and walks down to
the bottom. Stan and Xev are down there, standing asleep in a metal tube with a
790: Xev? Xev darling, is that you?
KAI: That is
her physical form, in with Stanley's, but I do not believe these tubes contain
their conscious forms
(Kai puts 790 down, sees Fruitcake in another
790: Who's he?
KAI: He was here when we
(In the dream, Stan's feet are stuck to the floor again. Xev
suddenly stands up, her normal size once more)
XEV: This is my dream
GIG: Stanley, she's claiming ownership of your nightmare
STAN: I have
no problem with that. Make it better, Xev. Will her out of
(Giggerota laughs, and starts to inhale Xev)
do something, quickly! My darling Xev is disintegrating!
tube, Xev's body is fading out)
KAI: Do what?
790: I don't know.
STAN: Please, please Giggerota, take me first. She
didn't do anything!
(But Giggerota keeps on inhaling Xev, who is
disappearing. 790 screams)
790: Please Kai, hurry - she's
(Kai turns a wheel. In the dream, Xev is nearly gone.
Stan reaches out to her)
STAN: No, no!
(Kai turns another
wheel. Xev disappears from the tube, and from the dream)
GIG: (confused) Er - no
STAN: No? Well where is
GIG: I don't know. You tell me
(Kai is still turning
790: What are you doing?
KAI: Taking a
(Xev's body reappears, in Fruitcake's tube)
Is she alive?
KAI: I believe so, but without consciousness. Her consciousness
is still somewhere in the machine. He was having a good
(Fruitcake is waving his arms, to the applause of an invisible
crowd - he looks very happy. Xev appears and joins the other girls, on her
knees, with one hand on Fruitcake's chest, adoring him)
It's just you and me?
(Giggerota walks over to him)
(Her face is distorted, her teeth huge. Outside, Kai turns the
wheel again. In the dream, Stan is running, Giggerota flying above him. Stan's
body is transferred into Fruitcake's tube, and Stan finds himself in Fruitcake's
dream. Giggerota is left alone, confused)
looks around, then vanishes, to wherever dreams go when you wake
FRUIT: What are you doing here? You're not part of my
STAN: Maybe so, but you are definitely part of my
(Stan realises Xev is there too)
(Xev snaps out of it, takes her hand off
Fruitcake. Kai makes some adjustments)
KAI: Now we just have to pull
them out in time
(Kai takes 790 back upstairs with him. He removes
Stan's dream ball and slots Fruitcake's back into place, then works the control
lever. Stan materialises on the Narcolounger)
KAI: Stand clear,
(Stan gets off the chair, Kai works the lever again, and Xev
KAI: Stand clear, Xev
(Xev gets up and hugs
Stan. Fruitcake appears)
FRUIT: Who are you?
790: The happiest
FRUIT: Where's Gubby?
XEV: Oh, he's - gone
FRUIT: Oh. Well, it's nice to meet you and all but, I was having a nice
dream, do you think you could help me get back into it?
(Stan pulls a
KAI: I think we can do that
(Kai works the
controls again, sending Fruitcake back into his dream)
here we are again. One happy family all together
(Stan pats Xev and
Kai on the arm)
STAN: Yeah, and I cannot tell you guys how glad I am
to be back. And I promise, I promise, never to blow up anymore planets. I don't
know about you two but from now on, I'm gonna live every minute of my life to
KAI: And you may have fewer minutes than you expect
yeah? Why so, party pooper?
KAI: There are patches in the sky
KAI: Sections of the universe are disappearing
STAN: So, we
avoid those sections
KAI: And the drone arm Fruitcake found -
(Kai looks at the trolley where he left the arm - it's
KAI: - which seems to have disappeared, could be a Mantrid
(They all look worried)
(They leave. The Lexx flies away from Narcolounger World. Inside,
the drone arm has reappeared. It twitches. Fruitcake is in a happy dream.
Outside, the drone arm is breaking things. Fruitcake hears the sound, looks up -
and the drone arm smashes his dream ball to the floor)
© Filking Fairy
© LEXX - LIGHT ZONE 2005 HELEN & Trulyalyana