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The third season, debuting in the UK on February 6, 2000 on the British Sci-Fi Channel, comprises 13 episodes in which the Lexx is trapped in orbit around the warring planets Fire and Water, and the crew encounters an enigmatic and cheerful evil being known as Prince, who may be the Devil. The two planets orbit each other at extremely close distance, and share one atmosphere, allowing the inhabitants to pass freely between them. Fire is the afterlife for all evil souls, the inhabitants of which are continually engaged in attacks on Planet Water, which is the afterlife of all good souls. Fire is filmed between the dunes of Namibia and the Gothic architecture of Berlin. The rulers of Fire are Prince and Duke, who both reincarnate whenever it suits them. Water appears to have no ruler, and contains a small population of hedonists on floating islands.
The third season comprises 13 episodes in which the "Lexx" is trapped in orbit around the warring planets Fire and Water, and the crew encounters Prince, the enigmatic and cheerful evil ruler of Fire, who is much like the Devil, though he actually identifies himself as death incarnate at the end of season four. The fictional planet "Fire" is the afterlife for all evil souls, and the location for much of Season three. It shares a tight mutual orbit and an atmosphere with the Planet Water, which is the afterlife for all good souls in the Lexx universe. Both worlds are locked in a perpetual war.
The souls on Water and Fire have no memory of how they arrived there; they simply "woke up" there one day. They are incapable of sexual reproduction and there are no children on either planet. When anyone dies on Planet Fire or Planet Water, they go to a spiritual holding cell in which time stands still, giving the illusion that no time has passed no matter how long they have been there. When space opens up they "wake up" again whole and healthy on their respective home planet.
Fire is destroyed by the Lexx under the command of Xev at the end of Season three. With Fire gone, Prince cannot reincarnate so he instead chooses to possess the Lexx and destroy Water. When Water and Fire are both destroyed, it is revealed that both planets were actually on the other side of the Sun in our solar system and that all the souls contained on both worlds will be reincarnated on Earth.

List of episodes

Fire and Water

Episode: 3.01
Title: Fire and Water
Transcript: Fire and Water (transcript)
Aired: Feb 6, 2000
Directed by: Chris Bould
Written by: Paul Donovan, Lex Gigeroff
Short Summary: After being adrift for 4332 years, Lexx comes into orbit of the planets Fire and Water. The leader of Fire, Prince, heads an expedition in a balloon to intercept the Lexx. He brings back Stan and Xev to Fire, discarding Stan as of little use, and setting him to torture. He tries to woo Xev, and she nearly falls in love with the romantic ruler of a dramatic planet. Kai wakes up, repairs 790, who becomes fixated upon him, and then (having no moth) he decides to long-jump down to planet Water, to find the crew.

May

Episode: 3.02
Title: May (episode)
Transcript: May (transcript)
Aired: Feb 13, 2000
Directed by: Chris Bould
Written by: Paul Donovan
Short Summary: After jumping down to planet Water, Kai finds the beautiful May, the lone survivor of an attack on a Water city. He requisitions an attacking gondola, and sails over to planet Fire. After realising Stanley is the key to the Lexx, Prince brings Stanley back into the picture; dismissing his torture and near execution, as merely "a test". After all being rescued by Kai, May begins to convince Stanley to destroy Fire. Lexx is starving, and they become aware of how stuck they are. As May lapses into death from a small wound on her shoulder, Prince comes to Stanley as a ghost, and tells him that he can have May forever, if he destroys planet Water.

Gametown

Episode: 3.03
Title: Gametown (episode)
Transcript: Gametown (transcript)
Aired: Feb 20, 2000
Directed by: Bill Fleming
Written by: Paul Donovan, Lex Gigeroff
Short Summary: Stanley begins plotting how to destroy the planet Water without alerting Kai and Xev, or steering the starving Lexx. May gets better or worse, depending on his attitude. After waking the moth breeders, Kai goes to Gametown to find some food for Lexx. Gametown is a floating city inhabited with aerobics enthusiasts who play basketball all day. There is one inhabitant who is not quite right: Fifi. He doesn't play the games by the rules, and he quickly betrays everyone, by stealing all the moths and food, then heading over to Fire, to surrender himself to Duke, so he can destroy Water. Stanley's attempts on Water are foiled by Xev, who nearly strangles him, then smothers him with her breasts. May ridicules him, and heads off with Prince.

Boomtown

Episode: 3.04
Title: Boomtown (episode)
Transcript: Boomtown (transcript)
Aired: Feb 27, 2000
Directed by: Chris Bould
Written by: Paul Donovan, Lex Gigeroff
Short Summary: Duke and Fifi attack Gametown. They kill everyone he knows and raze the town. Duke likes Fifi. Kai requisitions an attacking moth, and then heads over to Boomtown with Bunny and Xev. All they do in Boomtown is eat and have sex. Stan is thrilled to find a number of the women willing to sleep with him, but Xev isn't so lucky, as the men have adapted way of avoiding sex by interminable foreplay. Bunny makes several efforts to have sex with Kai, which he finally deterrents only by cutting of his left hand to demonstrate that he is not alive. Back on Fire, May kills Prince in a questionable gambit, then Duke and Fifi decide they'll paint May and his former deputy with explosive tar, and burn them. Duke and Fifi fly to Boomtown and burn it.

Gondola

Episode: 3.05
Title: Gondola (episode)
Transcript: Gondola (transcript)
Aired: Mar 5, 2000
Directed by: Bill Fleming
Written by: Paul Donovan
Short Summary: In a dramatic survival episode, the crippled moth falls to Fire in the night. Duke and Fifi also crash. All of them have to make it to a city before the sun rises, or they'll fry. The Lexx team: Bunny, Xev, Stan, and the two Kai's find a wrecked gondola and pump it up. During their flight, they realise that there is not enough fuel to make it across the lava lakes, unless there is less weight. The protoblood Kai volunteers to jump overboard and walk through the lava on foot. Duke decides it's easier to just to sit in the desert and die, which worries Fifi a bit. Duke explains the Water/Fire reincarnation system. However, the Lexx team find them, and stupidly pick them up, unable to solve the moral dilemma. Bunny gets thrown overboard. Stan and Xev make it to tower of K-Town, and then defend themselves against mortal-Kai (who is really Prince), and Fifi.

K-Town

Episode: 3.06
Title: K-Town (episode)
Transcript: K-Town (transcript)
Aired: Mar 12, 2000
Directed by: Robert Sigl
Written by: Paul Donovan, Lex Gigeroff
Short Summary: On entering K-Town through a hole high in the wall, Xev and Stan have to deal with the tunnels and the demented inhabitants – the most evil of the souls incarnate. They meet some people who enjoy throwing rocks at them. Kai climbs up the tower, finds them, and then has a systems failure. They also meet Mantrid, who is devoid of memory, but highly encouraged by the idea that he is the greatest biovizier who ever lived. He participates in Kai's diagnostic procedure, does something stupid, and then Kai cleanses him. Xev and Stan manage to throw Kai off the tower to realign him, but it doesn't work, and he gets captured.

Tunnels

Episode: 3.07
Title: Tunnels
Transcript: Tunnels (transcript)
Aired: Mar 19, 2000
Directed by: Bruce McDonald
Written by: Paul Donovan, Lex Gigeroff
Short Summary: Kai is brought before "The Commission", who, in a room full of candles, endeavour to civilly interrogate him, exploring his human evil. Kai is not interested, and requests to be thrown off the tower. The adjudicatrix asks him whether he has killed anyone as an assassin. Kai then delivers his famous speech: "I have killed mothers and their babies. I have killed great philosophers and proud young warriors. I have killed the evil and the good, the intelligent, the weak and the beautiful, but it's been a while since I slaughtered a whole room full of petty bureaucrats". Meanwhile, Stan encounters an amateur surgeon, who feels that he has parts that "he'd feel better without". Prince plays good guy, and dies saving Stan. He wanted Stan to love him. Xev plays with some girls who like bear traps.

The Key

Episode: 3.08
Title: The Key (episode)
Transcript: The Key (transcript)
Aired: Mar 26, 2000
Directed by: Chris Bould
Written by: Paul Donovan
Short Summary: Using an incarnation in Xev's image, Prince continually probes Kai, 790, and Stan, asking for a way to get the key to the Lexx. They hook Stan up to 790's diagnostics and Kai determines that the key could be released during sexual rapture, instead of the ecstasy near death which Prince is so familiar with. Prince then concerns herself with a complicated ritual to give Stan the ride of his life. Kai gets suspicious and tests the Xev impostor twice, to see if she kisses like a real Xev. After obtaining the key, she then countermands the order to destroy planet Fire, and directs Lexx to Water. Kai then kills her, and the key flows to a dismayed Stanley.

Garden

Episode: 3.09
Title: Garden (episode)
Transcript: Garden (transcript)
Aired: Apr 2, 2000
Directed by: Bruce McDonald
Written by: Paul Donovan, Lex Gigeroff
Short Summary: Kai and Stan search for Xev in a moth and luckily find her stranded, dehydrated, under a city spire. They fly down to the Garden, and meet three women who spend their day tending to stamens and other flower parts. In an atmosphere of serenity, Kai decides he will plant himself and decompose. Stan wants to stay and teach the gardeners how to please him. Xev longs for a man, and wants to go. Excitedly, the gardeners recreate the Lyekka plant using a hallucinogenic dream ritual. They court her to eat them, and she obliges. Stanley tells Xev that it was nice knowing her.

Battle

Episode: 3.10
Title: Battle
Transcript: Battle (transcript)
Aired: Apr 9, 2000
Directed by: Christoph Schrewe
Written by: Paul Donovan
Short Summary: The Garden is raided by Prince, and Stan's love, Lyekka, dies again, with 5 arrows in her back. Xev is kidnapped, and Kai requisitions an attacking balloon. From there, they engage in a battle of wits with Prince and his offsider (who appears as Priest in series 4). After a series of daring moves, both Prince and Priest die. Stan and Kai make it to the Lexx, and begin a search for Xev who is walking through the desert. Prince reincarnates near her, to walk with her, and watch her die in the scorching heat. He's not part Cluster Lizard, so he dies first. Rated one of the visually spectacular episodes.

Girltown

Episode: 3.11
Title: Girltown (episode)
Transcript: Girltown (transcript)
Aired: Apr 16, 2000
Directed by: Chris Bould
Written by: Lex Gigeroff
Short Summary: Stan and Kai search for Xev in Girltown. Stan's nubile non-dead body attracts the attention of the "head" Queen (reincarnated Giggerota), who has no body and kind of wants some body. She is interrupted by the all-female committee proceedings of Girltown, who discuss non-she and non-boy sexist agendas, in endless movements and motions. Meanwhile, Kai liberates the drag queen slaves making balloons, who are nice people, and have no idea why they have been sent to this hell. (Guest star Jimmy Somerville cameos.) In the escape, all the gay balloonists are eaten by Lexx. Stan and Kai fall to the planet Water, Kai sinks like a stone.

The Beach

Episode: 3.12
Title: The Beach
Transcript: The Beach (transcript)
Aired: Apr 23, 2000
Directed by: Paul Donovan
Written by: Paul Donovan
Short Summary: Stan drowns, and washes up upon a metaphysical Beach. He is met by Prince, who explains that it's his judgement time. When asked if he's done anything bad in his life, Stanley really can't remember anything. He's not judged for causing the death of 94 worlds in the light zone. Instead, Prince focuses on his general cowardice and his attempt to destroy planet Water because he lusted for May meanwhile, Xev has found Stan's body and popped it in the freezer while she searches for Kai. Kai observes many souls en route to the center of Water, and finally slips through a light-hole, that lands him on another Gametown. Stan goes to hell.

Heaven and Hell

Episode: 3.13
Title: Heaven and Hell
Transcript: Heaven and Hell (transcript)
Aired: Apr 30, 2000
Directed by: Paul Donovan
Written by: Paul Donovan
Short Summary: Xev retrieves Kai, who then dives to the center of planet Fire to rescue Stan. He has a little chat with Prince, who shows him Stanley in the red vortex evil soul repository, where they patiently await rotational incarnate torture with Prince for the rest of eternity. Xev liberates Kai by destroying Fire, then spiritual-Prince gains control of Lexx to destroy Water. The area is filled with good and evil souls, who fly off to Earth on the other side of the sun. Stan's frozen body revives, and he remembers nothing about his judgement.
Season 1
•1 I Worship His ShadowSuper NovaEating PatternGiga Shadow 1•
Season 2
•2 MantridTerminalLyekkaLuvlinerLafftrakStan's TrialLove GrowsWhite Trash791Wake the DeadNookNorbTwilightPatches in the SkyWozThe WebThe NetBrigadoomBrizonEnd of the Universe 2•
Season 3
•3 Fire and WaterMayGametownBoomtownGondolaK-TownTunnelsThe KeyGardenBattleGirltownThe BeachHeaven and Hell 3•
Season 4
•4 Little Blue PlanetTexx LexxP4XStan DownXevivorThe RockWalpurgis NightVladFluff DaddyMagic BabyA Midsummer's NightmareBad Carrot769Prime RidgeMortMossDutch TreatThe GameHaley's CometApocalexx NowViva Lexx VegasTripLyekka vs JapanYo Way Yo 4•
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