The Exercise of Vital Powers
Garibaldi returns to Mars to meet his new employer, pharmaceutical baron William Edgars. Lise is worried about Garibaldi’s presence on Mars, but his business is with Edgars. Edgars subjects Garibaldi to an unexpected loyalty screening using a telepath, making Garibaldi even edgier about his new boss. On the station, Franklin is racing the clock to revive the telepaths victimized by Shadow technology, but can’t seem to break through the Shadows’ defense systems until Lyta visits medlab and scans one of the victims, reviving him harmlessly for a short while. Having passed Edgars’ test, Garibaldi is finally let in on the big secret – Edgars wants to keep the Psi Corps from taking control of Earth Alliance, and he fears that Sheridan’s open rebellion against Earth will force the president to give Psi Corps free reign, creating a permanent police state. Garibaldi’s assignment is to trap Sheridan by any means necessary – and Garibaldi’s proposed means of accomplishing this is to take Sheridan’s father hostage.
written by J. Michael Straczynski
directed by John Lafia
music by Christopher Franke
Guest Cast: Denise Gentile (Lise Hampton), Mark Schneider (Wade), Efram Zimbalist, Jr. (William Edgars), Shelley Robertson (Ms. Constance), Kenneth Cortland (Patient), Sandy Grinn (Patient #2)
LogBook entry by Earl Green