House of Cards

Most of the crew of Moya end up on a planet known for its gambling and Rygel believes he has a chance to add to its riches. He doesn't count on the house cheating and he ends up losing Moya. This sets in motion efforts by the crew to find out how Rygel lost, who is behind it, how can they pay off the debt, and are the Peacekeepers involved.

They end up with various tasks to perform, one of which involves a rather humorous singing character, and another of which involves a plant collector who wants Zhaan to work for him. Chiana proves her worth, and Chrichton gets to work with a technological problem that it seems only someone from a 'backward' planet like Earth can solve.

The story is pretty true to the characters, it's interesting, and it would have made a good episode for the series.

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