Mar. 19, 1999
60 min.
SyFy TV Network

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Five years ago, astronaut John Crichton attempted to use the Earth's atmosphere to propel his ship, Farscape 1, at great speeds across the solar system. He was sucked down a wormhole to a distant part of the galaxy and into the middle of a battle. He was rescued by a group of escaping prisoners and taken aboard their ship, a living ship.

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Matthew NewtonMatthew Newton
Born in 1977 into a showbusiness family, Matt's parents are Australian TV legends Patty Newton and morning ...

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In his early years, Jothee lived with his parents on a farming colony far away from people who would harm him or his parents because of their mixed marriage and his mixed blood. However, it was all violently interrupted when his uncle, the Peacekeeper Macton Tal, framed D'Argo for the murder of Lo'Laan. Before he was arrested by Macton, D'Argo found someone who would take Jothee in and hopefully keep him safe until he was grown. It would be nine cycles before D'Argo ever saw his son again.

Season Two

D'Argo became aware of Jothee's enslavement thanks to Stark, who had gained the knowledge after he was resurrected. Stark created a plan for the crew to rob a Shadow Depository and buy Jothee and the Banik Slaves from the slave traders with the proceeds. The plans quickly went awry, and Scorpius purchased Jothee's slave lot, who would release Jothee in exchange for John. Crichton, seeing a hopeless situation, secretly surrendered himself to Scorpius and Jothee was released.

Arriving aboard Moya to a bittersweet reunion with his father, Jothee revealed that Scorpius had simply let him go. Realizing that John had sacrificed himself for Jothee, D'Argo and Aeryn devised a plan to save Crichton. Refusing to help rescue John, Jothee explained that he had just regained his freedom and did not feel obligated to put it in peril to rescue someone he didn't know. He felt he had had his share of misery and danger; that there were things he had to do to survive that he would never be proud of. The mutilation of Jothee's tenkas and nose were only a small indication of those hard times. Eventually, Jothee played a small part in rescuing Crichton by piloting a transport pod to retrieve some of Moya's crew from the Shadow Depository.

Season Three

Not long after, Jothee and Chiana began an affair in spite of the fact that D'Argo and Chiana were involved and wanted the three of them to all live a quiet, peaceful life on a farm. The affair continued until one day, Chiana and Jothee got caught in a lie. In a rage, D'Argo branded Jothee with the Union Tattoos meant for him and Chiana.

After the revelation, Jothee left Moya without speaking to his father. Speaking to Chiana, he said that being half-Luxan, he knew nothing about Luxan honor and admitted he had betrayed his father. He knew if he stayed on Moya he would probably do it again. Chiana admitted to Jothee that the affair wasn't really his fault, that she had in fact used him to thwart D'Argo's plans of marriage. Jothee asked Chiana to tell D'Argo that he was sorry and that some day he would return and make it up to the both of them. Secretly listening, D'Argo had heard the entire conversation.

The Peacekeeper Wars: The Mini-Series

Jothee returns, just in time.
It would be almost two years later, during the Peacekeeper/Scarran War, when Jothee reappeared. Beyond belief, Jothee, aboard a Luxan warship with a crew of warriors, rescued D'Argo and Chiana as they floated in space dying after abandoning D'Argo's ship Lo'la before it was destroyed by Scarran War Minister Ahkna. Jothee had become a field officer, a Cleaver, in the Luxan Army. During the War Jothee and D'Argo were able to patch up their differences before D'Argo was struck down and killed while protecting Chiana. Before he died, D'Argo gave his Qualta Blade to Chiana, who passed it to Jothee.


After his father's passing, Jothee was drawn into an aggressive, physical relationship with Chiana, who used frequent and rough sex to cope with D'Argo's death. It eventually reached the point where the half-Luxan was worn out by their constant interactions. The return to Rygel's home system served as a welcome distraction as Jothee accompanied Chiana and Rygel to one of Hyneria's moons to meet with a group of his former subjects allegedly still loyal to the former Dominar. This turned out to be a trap, however, and the Hynerians attacked and captured all three of them. Eventually Jothee was rescued by John and Aeryn , and helped Rygel reclaim his throne. After that, Chiana and Jothee contiued what quickly turned into a hate-love-fighting-sex type of relationship, which nearly resulted in his death during the Whalin Virus Pademic (Strange Detractors). His relationship with Chiana after that is one very thin ice. He is last seen strongly curious about and arguing with Sikozu, in a way that happens to be very similar to what he did with Chiana in the first two eps of Season 3. It is revealed this time that Jothee is the youngest Kleeva in the entire history of the Luxan Army, which most tacticians are 50 cycle veterans, as well as a master Tadek player, taught by a relgarian who owned him at the age of 10. Jothee's work to get back in D'argo's good books were not half assed.

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