Quiet preparations are underway for the arrival of the new Vorlon ambassador, who will assume the late Kosh’s duties and identity with no public acknowledgement of Kosh’s death at the hands of the Shadows. Sheridan can only assume that it’s Vorlon business as usual when Kosh’s replacement insists that he is Kosh. Telepath Lyta Alexander, however, fares less well with the new ambassador when he accusingly questions her regarding her whereabouts during Morden’s fatal attack on Kosh. Sheridan enlists Lyta’s help to test Garibaldi’s information that telepaths can cripple a Shadow vessel, and Delenn and G’Kar pledge to send their own ships in support. G’Kar’s support vanishes, however, when the captain of the Narn vessel fails to see how the Narn race can benefit from Sheridan’s anti-Shadow mission, despite the fact that Sheridan sheltered that ship from the Centauri a year ago. Stephen Franklin, on his personal journey to recover from the stim addiction that convinced him to leave his post as the station’s chief surgeon, befriends a nightclub singer on the station who is suffering from a terminal illness, though she does not reveal this herself. When the White Star finally meets a Shadow vessel for the inevitable frontal assault, Lyta’s telepathic prowess may not be enough to help Sheridan return to the station with what he learns from the encounter.
Guest Cast: Erica Gimpel (Cailyn), Patricia Tallman (Lyta Alexander), Jennifer Balgobin (Dr. Lilian Hobbs), Robin Sachs (Na’Kal), Ardwight Chamberlain (Kosh)
Original UK airdate: August 18, 1966
LogBook entry by Dave Thomer