I saw Liars, Guns and Money pt 1
yesterday and it wasn't as good as I remember it. Production design and directing were superb. The shadow depository looks great, the sets are huge. Andrew Prowse's directing is fast paced.
Still, there was something very un-Farscape about this episode. The score sounded very different, it can't have been Guy Gross who scored this episode. Even the script, by Grant McAloon (who only wrote 4 episodes) felt a bit off. The characterisation felt different. Especially Stark and Aeryn seemed to have undergone changes.
I can't really put my finger on it, but this wasn't the big. tense spectacle I remember it. But perhaps I'm confusing it with prts 2 and 3. For now, this gets an 8/10