Points Of Departure

Babylon 5Within three days of the president’s assassination, Sinclair has been recalled to Earth. Captain John Sheridan of the starship Agamemnon is assigned to take command of B5, which is visited by Kalain, commander of the Minbari warship Trigati which has been missing since its crew defied the Grey Council’s sudden cease-fire order that ended the Earth-Minbari War over a decade before. The Minbari protest the choice of Sheridan to command the station due to his service in the war, and Grey Council envoy Hedronn warns Sheridan of Kalain’s presence and hostile intent. As it turns out, Kalain has made his way to Delenn’s quarters to kill the cocooned ambassador, but is apprehended before he can do any harm. Lennier reveals the reason for Sinclair’s recall and the end of the war: the Grey Council believes that the noblest souls of dead Minbari are now being reincarnated as the newest generations of humans, Sinclair included. The Trigati emerges through the jump gate, ready to attack if Kalain is not released from custody. Sheridan, who has been described by nearly every Minbari so far as a dark omen for the hope of peace, faces the prospect of renewed bloodshed on his hands.

Season 2 Regular Cast: Bruce Boxleitner (Captain John Sheridan), Claudia Christian (Lt. Commander Ivanova), Jerry Doyle (Garibaldi), Mira Furlan (Delenn), Richard Biggs (Dr. Franklin), Andrea Thompson (Talia Winters), Stephen Furst (Vir), Bill Mumy (Lennier), Robert Rusler (Warren Keffer), Mary Kay Adams (Na’Toth), Andreas Katsulas (G’Kar), Peter Jurasik (Londo)

Order now!Download this episode via Amazon's Unboxwritten by J. Michael Straczynski
directed by Janet Greek
music by Christopher Franke

Guest Cast: Richard Grove (Kalain), Robin Sachs (Hedronn), Robert Foxworth (General William Hague), Jennifer Anglin (Deeron), Jonathan Chapman (Ambassador #1), Joshua Cox (Tech #1), Kim Delgado (Dome Tech #3), Russ Fega (Merchant #1), Bennet Guillory (Merchant #2), Catherine Hader (Young Woman), Mark Hendrickson (Ambassador #2), Kristopher Logan (Ambassador #3), Michael McKenzie (Vastor), Debra Sharkey (Tech #2), Brian Starcher (Other Pilot), Kim Strauss (Ensign), Thomas Valinote (Security Guard #2), Greg Wrangler (Security Guard #1)

Original title: Chrysalis Part 2

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Revelations

Babylon 5G’Kar narrowly escapes the Shadows he has found on a distant planet, and returns to B5 to warn the Council of his discovery. At the same time, Sheridan’s sister visits him for the first time in two years and is upset that he has buried the pain of his wife’s death with his devotion to duty. Dr. Franklin makes an unprecedented gamble in an effort to bring Garibaldi out of his coma, but shortly after reviving him the doctor is called away to attend to Delenn, who has emerged from the chrysalis in a form completely bearing little resemblance to any Minbari. Morden asks Londo to return a favor by warning him if any unusual activity is expected to occur on the outer rim, and when G’Kar announces that a Narn ship is returning to the Shadows’ planet, Londo passes this information along; the Narn expedition is wiped out within seconds of arrival, and G’Kar predicts a grim fate for all at the hands of the Shadows.

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directed by Jim Johnston
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Guest Cast: Beverly Leech (Elizabeth Sheridan), Macaulay Bruton (Garibaldi’s Aide), Beth Toussaint (Anna Sheridan), David L. Crowley (Lou Welch), Mark Hendrickson (Narn Captain), James Kiriyama-Lem (Med Tech), Mark McGurk (President Clark), Michael McKenzie (Narn Navigator), Warren Tabata (Guard), Ed Wasser (Morden), Edward Conery (Devereaux)

Babylon 5Notes: The organization to which Garibaldi’s treacherous right-hand man belongs also appears to claim Psi Cop Bester as a member; they share the “Be seeing you” salute (derived from the cult British series The Prisoner, not from Rush Limbaugh). The fate of the Icarus and Sheridan’s wife are explored further in In The Shadow Of Z’ha’Dum and Z’ha’Dum.

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The Geometry Of Shadows

Babylon 5Londo is visited by a Centauri political plotter named Refa who, having heard of Londo’s impressive feat at quadrant 37, wants to enlist the ambassador’s help in a possible coup to claim power on Centauri Prime. As Refa leaves the station, a group of human technomages arrives, “magicians” who use science and technology to achieve the illusion of magic. They are simply stopping off at B5 en route to a further destination, anticipating that they will be endangered by a coming apocalypse. Londo tries to gain an audience with them, as the previous Centauri Emperor was seen in the company of such people prior to his appointment. Ivanova is also awarded a promotion to full commander, and her first diplomatic duty in that office challenges her to stop a deadly game of hide-and-seek among the Drazi. She could use Garibaldi’s help – but he’s not sure if he wants to remain in charge of security.

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directed by Mike Laurence Vejar
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Guest Cast: Michael Ansara (Elric), William Forward (Refa), David L. Crowley (Lou Welch), Kim Strauss (Green Drazi), Jonathan Chapman (Green Drazi #2), Neil Bradley (Purple Drazi), Joshua Cox (Tech #1), Warren Tabata (Guard)

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A Distant Star

Babylon 5The explorer ship Cortez puts in at Babylon 5, giving Sheridan the chance to reminisce with old friend Captain Maynard. The Cortez crew, having spent more time in hyperspace than just about anyone else, fields questions from Ivanova and Keffler about rumors that an unknown lifeform has taken up residence in the uninhabitable realm of hyperspace. Maynard and his crew admit to having seen something out there, though they don’t know exactly what. The Cortez departs en route to the rim, but something goes disastrously wrong and the ship loses her lock on the jump point needed to emerge from hyperspace ever again.

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directed by Jim Johnston
music by Christopher Franke

Guest Cast: Russ Tamblyn (Captain Jack Maynard), Daniel Beer (Patrick), Art Kimbro (Ray Galus), Miguel A. Nunez Jr. (Orwell), Patty Toy (Ogilvie), Joshua Cox (Tech), Kim Delgado (Comm Tech), Sandey Grinn (Teronn)

The Long Dark

Babylon 5A sublight spacecraft carrying cryogenically frozen humans is discovered adrift in B5’s vicinity. The ship is secured and one of its occupants is found to have been killed during the vessel’s flight, which began from Earth over a century before. The surviving crew member – and wife of the deceased – has no memory of what happened to her husband. Her arrival coincides with a series of grisly murders and the emergence of a lurker named Amis who warns that there’s another passenger, an unwelcome one, on the sleeper ship.

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Guest Cast: Anne Marie Johnson (Mariah Cirrus), Dwight Schultz (Amis), Jennifer Anglin (Alien #1), Babylon 5Neil Bradley (Alien #2), James Kiriyama-Lem (Medlab Tech), Kim Strauss (Markab Ambassador), Warren Tabata (Guard)

Notes: Ivanova checks the flight path of the Copernicus after it was boarded by the alien presence, and at the time it’s intercepted near B5, it seems to be headed for eventual arrival at Z’ha’dum, the planet where G’Kar found the Shadows lurking in Revelations.

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A Spider In The Web

Babylon 5An old friend of Talia’s, business executive Taro Isogi, arrives to open negotiations with Amanda Carter of the Mars provisional government, who herself is a former member of the radical Free Mars movement. After a successful meeting which seems to point to Isogi’s corporation helping to stabilize the uncertain future of the Mars Colony, Taro and Talia are en route to dinner when a man stops them, electrocutes Taro by hand, says “Free Mars” and flees the scene, leaving Talia alive. Talia briefly senses an image in the murderer’s mind, a first-person memory of being in a spacecraft destroyed by an Earth Alliance heavy cruiser. After an attempt to locate and kill Talia, the killer himself seems to suffer some kind of attack and seeks out Carter’s help. Garibaldi identifies him as Abel Horn – a former Mars rebel who is officially listed as dead. Conspiracy buff Sheridan is the first to realize that Horn is the victim/subject of cybernetic experimentation carried out by a mysterious secret agency on Earth known as Bureau 13.

Order now!Download this episodewritten by Lawrence G. DiTillio
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Guest Cast: Michael Beck (Abel Horn), Adrienne Barbeau (Amanda Carter), James Shigeta (Taro Isoga), Jeff Conaway (Zack Allan), Jessica Walter (Senator Elise Voudreau), Annie Grindlay (Thirteen/Psi Cop), Joshua Cox (Tech #1)

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Soul Mates

Babylon 5Londo’s three wives arrive on B5, summoned by their husband for reasons unknown. Mystery also surrounds the arrival of Matthew Stoner, Talia’s ex-husband. Londo has called his wives to the station on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of his ascension so he can choose which of them to remain married to, since his gift from the Emperor is to be granted a painless divorce from two of them. Stoner, on the other hand, wants Talia back, something Garibaldi is wary of on both professional and personal levels, but no one can seem to disagree with Stoner for very long for some reason. At the party, Londo’s wives give him an old Centauri artifact which turns out to be booby-trapped, and Londo lands in medlab facing certain death. In the meantime, nobody is able to find a reason to think twice about Stoner’s actions, even when Talia announces her wish to leave B5 with him.

Order now!Download this episodewritten by Peter David
directed by John C. Flinn III
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Guest Cast: Keith Szarabajka (Matthew Stoner), Lois Nettleton (Daggair), Blair Valk (Mariel), David L. Crowley (Lou Welch), Carel Struycken (Trader), Jane Carr (Timov), Bryan Michael McGuire (Man)

Original title: Pestilence, Famine and Death

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A Race Through Dark Places

Babylon 5At Psi-Corps’ headquarters on Mars, Bester interrogates a telepath for information on an underground railroad helping unregistered telepaths evade the Corps’ rigorous supervision. Bester goes to B5, which he believes these telepaths are using as a way station. The underground railroad does turn out to be running through B5, and the telepaths try to kill Bester, who manages to take cover, though Talia is kidnapped. The rogue telepaths are more organized than anyone has realized, and they have a friend on the station – Dr. Franklin. Bester closes in on the telepaths’ hiding place DownBelow, and the telepaths can only escape alive if they can convince Talia to rebel against the Psi Corps.

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Guest Cast: Walter Koenig (Bester), Apesanahkwat (Telepath #1), Brian Cousins (Rick), Diane Dilascio (Telepath #2), Gianin Loffler (Lurker), Eddie Allen (Man), Kathryn Cressida (Bartender), Judy Levitt (Psi Cop), Christopher Babylon 5Michael (Shooter), William Allen Young (Jason Ironheart)

Note: There is a hint that the gift given to Talia by Jason Ironheart in Mind War consisted not only of telekinesis, but also an involuntary shield from telepathic scans, though this could also be attributed to a revelation made in Divided Loyalties. The lurker who is the head of the underground railroad is the same one who tipped Garibaldi off on the whereabouts of Devereaux in Chrysalis.

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The Coming of Shadows

Babylon 5When the Emperor of the Centauri decides to pay a surprise visit to B5, G’Kar decides to assassinate him. And he’s not the only one with designs on the throne. Refa, a power-hungry associate of Londo’s, wants Londo to deliver an address that will decry the Emperor’s politics, a speech which will be remembered after the Emperor’s death, already planned by Refa and his backers. But before the Emperor can even be touched by either party, he falls ill for the final time. In medlab, he entrusts Franklin to deliver a pledge of peace to G’Kar. Meanwhile, Refa panics, fearing that a competing assassin has struck first. Londo offers to summon the Shadows to conquer a Narn colony in quadrant 14, and Refa sends a flotilla of Centauri warships to claim the territory. Arriving Narn ships are shot down by the Centauri, and the Narn respond by declaring war on the Centauri. And it is revealed – though only to Garibaldi – that Sinclair is on Minbar, preparing for the coming of the Shadows. His warning, though it cannot be revealed to anyone else is to beware…and stay close to the Vorlon.

Order now!Download this episodewritten by J. Michael Straczynski
directed by Janet Greek
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Guest Cast: Michael O’ Hare (Ambassador Jeffrey Sinclair), Fredric Lehne (Ranger), Malachi Throne (Centauri Prime Minister), Jeff Conaway (Zack Allen), William Forward (Refa), Turhan Bey (Centauri Emperor), Neil Bradley (Kha’Mak), Ardwight Chamberlain (Kosh), Jonathan Chapman (Narn Pilot #2), Bryan Michael McGuire (Customs Guard #1), Kim Strauss (Narn Pilot #1)

John Copeland, Douglas Netter and J. Michael StraczynskiNote: This episode won the Science Fiction Society’s Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation in 1996, beating out the films Toy Story, Apollo 13 and 12 Monkeys and the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode The Visitor. This was the first Hugo awarded to a television series other than Star Trek (or one of its spinoffs) or Twilight Zone, and only the seventh Hugo to be given to a television series in 43 years of the Best Dramatic Presentation category.

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GROPOS

Babylon 5A flotilla of Earthforce ships arrives at B5 to prepare for a top-secret raid on the planet Akdor, which has not only requested aid from Earth to quell a civil war, but is also conveniently close to Narn and Centauri territories in the event Earth should take a more active role in the emerging war. 25,000 Earthforce Marines are billeted at the station for a few days awaiting their mission – of which they know nothing – and they wreak havoc, crowd the station crew, start bar brawls, and threaten Delenn, among other things. Not all of the ground-pounders are bad, as one falls for Garibaldi, and an odd couple of a seasoned veteran and a rookie befriend Lt. Keffer. The man leading the GroPos into battle is General Richard Franklin, a distinguished Earthforce soldier who hopes to spend his entire stay at B5 avoiding his estranged son.

Order now!Download this episodewritten by Lawrence G. DiTillio
directed by Jim Johnston
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Guest Cast: Paul Winfield (General Richard Babylon 5Franklin), David L. Crowley (Lou Welch), Ryan Curtona (Sgt. Major Plug), Ken Foree (P.F.C. Large), Morgan Hunter (Pvt. Kleist), Marie Marshall (P.F.C. Dodger), Art Chudalba (Pvt. Yang), Joshua Cox (Tech #1), Maggie Egan (ISN Reporter), Elisabeth Garver (Tech #2), Mowava Pryor (Tonia Wallace)

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All Alone In The Night

Babylon 5Ships belonging to various races have been disappearing in B5’s vicinity, and Sheridan decides to check the area out personally, despite the imminent arrival of General Hague, a member of Earthforce’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. At the same time, Delenn has been summoned to a meeting of the Grey Council to determine whether she merits membership in that body after her metamorphosis. Sheridan is captured by a large, organic-looking vessel whose occupants do not show themselves, but simply conduct experiments on their prisoners, testing their endurance and their potential threat. Sheridan manages to free a Narn captive from the aliens’ influence, while on B5 General Hague and Ivanova prepare to mount a rescue. Delenn has been dismissed from the Grey Council, but is allowed to continue her role as the Minbari ambassador to B5 – and she has the key to retrieving Sheridan.

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Guest Cast: Nick Corri (Lt. Ramirez), Marshall Teague (Narn), Robin Sachs (Hedronn), John Vickery (Neroon), Robert Foxworth (General William Hague), Ardwight Chamberlain (Kosh), Joshua Cox (Tech #1)

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Acts Of Sacrifice

Babylon 5The Centauri-Narn War is heating up, and B5, with a sizeable population of both aboard, is also becoming an uneasy place. Both Centauri and Narn are gearing up to attack each other hand-to-hand, and both of their ambassadors know that violence on the station will serve no purpose in the war. G’Kar fights with his own people to persuade them to be at peace, or to enlist in the military if they feel there’s no other option but to fight. Londo, on the other hand, is having difficulty coping with his newfound respect among the Centauri – and the fear he seems to elicit from everyone else. Despite G’Kar’s pleas for aid or alliances from the other major powers, it becomes apparent that his posturing in the past has convinced the other governments to remain neutral.

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Guest Cast: Paul Williams (Taq), Christopher Darga (Narn #1), Glenn Morshower (Franke), Jeff Conaway (Zack Allan), Ian Abercrombie (Correlilmurzon), Paul Ainsley (Centauri #1), Jennifer Anglin (Narn Second), Joshua Cox (Tech #1), Kathryn Cressida (Bartender), Sandey Grinn (Narn Captain), David Sage (Centauri Merchant)

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Hunter, Prey

Babylon 5B5 becomes the site of an intense manhunt when special government agents from Earth arrive in pursuit of a refugee who was a personal physician of the late President Santiago. A member of General Hague’s patriot underground contacts Sheridan in private and reveals that the real reason Dr. Jacobs is being hunted down is that he has evidence that the then-vice-president was not at all sick when he claimed to be too ill to follow Santiago on the tour which ended with the destruction of Earthforce One. Muddying the waters even further, Sheridan asks Garibaldi and Franklin to go undercover and find Jacobs themselves, but they only discover that the elderly doctor has wandered into even more trouble DownBelow. During all of this, Sheridan notices that the once-reclusive Ambassador Kosh is now watching him very, very closely.

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Guest Cast: Bernie Casey (Derek Cranston), Jeff Conaway (Zack Allan), Wanda de Jesus (Sarah), Tony Steedman (Dr. Everett Jacobs), Richard Moll (Max), Joshua Cox (Tech #1), Ardwight Chamberlain (Kosh), Bryan Michael McGuire (Guard #2), Damon C. Reiser (Lurker), Debby Shively (Aide), Robert Silver (Merchant)

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There All The Honor Lies

Babylon 5Sheridan unwittingly walks into a trap set by two Minbari, in which he is forced to kill one of them in self-defense as the other witnesses the event. Immediately, all hell breaks loose when the Minbari government presses charges of murder, threatening to reignite the hostility between the two races. Even worse, Delenn’s insistence that Minbari do not lie further clouds the issue as the surviving witness insists that Sheridan killed his fellow Minbari in cold blood. Earthforce seems eager to stand by and let Sheridan be accused of the killing rather than offering official support. Even Kosh, who is tutoring Sheridan for purposes unknown, offers the captain no more help than another lesson. It falls upon Delenn and Lennier – who is in the difficult position of belonging to the same Minbari clan as the accuser – to find out if Sheridan is being framed.

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directed by Mike Laurence Vejar
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Guest Cast: Julie Caitlin Brown (Guinevere Corey), Jeff Conaway (Zack Allan), Sean Gregory Sullivan (Ashan), Neil Bradley (Minbari #3), Ardwight Chamberlain (Kosh), Jonathan Chapman (Minbari #2), Vincent Duvall (Centauri Envoy), Eliott Arnold Babylon 5(Human Customer), Mark Hendrickson (Human/Alien Customer), Ossie Mair (Store Owner), Michael McKenzie (Alien Customer)

Note: Kosh’s mention in Hunter, Prey of teaching Sheridan to understand himself better comes to fruition in this episode, during which it becomes clear that Kosh has been “tutoring” Sheridan for at least a short while. An interesting comment is later made by Ivanova: “It must be working. You’re beginning to talk just like a Vorlon.”

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And Now For A Word

Babylon 5An ISN reporter with a camera crew in tow makes a visit to B5 to observe 36 hours in the station’s life. What they’re not counting on is a sudden escalation of the hostilities between the Narn and Centauri immediately outside of the station which will ultimately result in the first Earth Alliance shots fired in the war, a possible first step in the human race becoming more involved with the conflict. As Sheridan and the other races’ representatives grapple with the increasing bloodshed, a journalist is occasionally getting in the way, just looking for a good story. This message brought to you by Psi-Corps.

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Guest Cast: Kim Zimmer (Cynthia Torquemann), Christopher Curry (Ronald Quantrell), Granville Ames (Psi Cop), John Christian Graas (Johnny), Leslie Wing (Mother), Joshua Cox (Tech #1), Jose’ Rey (Dockworker)

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In The Shadow of Z’Ha’Dum

Babylon 5Sheridan is going over the records of his late wife’s doomed expedition to the rim when Garibaldi recognizes a face from the ship’s crew manifest – Morden, the mysterious human with whom Londo consults in matters concerning the Narn-Centauri War. Sheridan has Morden stopped before he can leave the station again and confined, and begins questioning him intensely regarding the fate of the mission. Morden has no memories of the expedition or of Anna Sheridan, and is impatient to be on his way, but Sheridan will not let him go. Instead, the captain keeps Morden detained over Garibaldi’s protests and finally his resignation, tricks Talia into scanning Morden, and denies an urgent request from Londo to release the prisoner. It is only when Delenn and Kosh reveal a tale of the long-forgotten horror of the Shadows that Sheridan realizes that his imprisonment of Morden could invite the wrath of a power no one can repel.

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Guest Cast: Jeff Conaway (Zack Allan), Alex Hyde-White (Pierce Macabee), Ed Wasser (Morden), Ardwight Chamberlain (Kosh)

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Knives

Babylon 5Urza Jaddo, an old friend of Londo arrives on the station to see if Londo’s influence can help him win a battle against opponents on Centauri Prime who are trying to blacklist Urza and his family. But when Londo finds out that the smear campaign has been led by his shady colleague Refa, the situation becomes muddier. In the meantime, Sheridan makes an ill-advised visit to a trouble-plagued area of the station which has been the site of numerous strange incidents since B5 went on-line. Following a terrifying encounter with a corpse that seems to come to life, Sheridan discovers that the price of his curiosity could be his sanity and his command.

Order now!Download this episodewritten by Lawrence G. DiTillio
directed by Stephen L. Posey
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Guest Cast: Carmen Argenziano (Urza Jaddo), William Forward (Lord Refa), Joshua Cox (Tech #1), Elisa Beth Garver (Tech #2), William Dennis Hunt (Centauri Noble)

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Confessions And Lamentations

Babylon 5A Markab ship turns up derelict, all of its passengers and crew dead of an unspecified illness. Dr. Franklin, who happens to be investigating a slightly higher death rate among the Markab on the station, can’t seem to get his Markab medical colleague to reveal any reason for the increased mortality rate. When the Markab begin dying in greater numbers, however, Franklin discovers that a highly contagious disease is spreading which threatens to render the Markab extinct. The Markab themselves have known of isolated cases of this disease for some time, having accepted it as judgment upon the sinful, but now it’s judgement day for the entire species. Franklin races to devise an antidote, but when the Markab disease jumps species, it appears his efforts may be in vain.

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Guest Cast: Jim Norton (Dr. Lazarenn), Babylon 5Diane Adair (Markab Mother), Andrew Craig (Human), Maggie Egan (ISN Reporter), Mike Manzoni (Guard), Michael McKenzie (Markab Victim), Bluejean Ashley Secrist (Markab Girl), Kim Strauss (Markab Ambassador), Dan Woren (Bartender), Rosie Malek-Yonan (Doctor)

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Divided Loyalties

Babylon 5A ship drifts through the jumpgate near B5 and must be towed in since it has sustained heavy battle damage. Its one occupant turns out to be Lyta Alexander, the commercial telepath originally assigned to B5 until her contact with Ambassador Kosh left her disoriented and possibly mentally unstable. Having fled Psi Corps and joined a resistance group on Mars, Lyta has learned of a sleeper spy aboard the station – someone who, thanks to a telepathically implanted personality that can’t be detected even on a deep mind-scan, is reporting back to Psi Corps and probably to the engineers of President Santiago’s assassination as well. Sheridan initially dismisses Lyta’s warning until an unknown assailant tries to kill her, neatly corroborating her story that the implanted personality will do or say anything to protect itself. Lyta does have the key to unlock the secret of who is carrying the personality known only as “Control” – a password which, when transmitted directly by telepathy, will reveal the secondary personality at the cost of destroying the “real” one. Ivanova balks at the prospect of being scanned, reluctantly revealing to Sheridan that she is a latent telepath who has evaded detection by Psi Corps for years. The command staff agrees to Lyta’s telepathic probe, and one by one they turn up free of any Psi Corps influence. And then Lyta has the opportunity to scan Talia…

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directed by Jesus Trevino
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Babylon 5Guest Cast: Patricia Tallman (Lyta Alexander), Jeff Conaway (Zack Allan), Douglas Bennett (First Man), Ardwight Chamberlain (Kosh), Joshua Cox (Tech #1), Danny de la Paz (Running Man), Jani Neuman (Med Tech), George Simms (Security Guard)

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The Long, Twilight Struggle

Babylon 5Londo has been recalled to Centauri Prime for consultations on the war effort. Current plans call for allowing the Narn to direct their entire fleet toward the Centauri supply planet as the bulk of the Centauri fleet converges on the Narn homeworld – and Refa expects Londo to deploy his “associates” to defend the Centauri supply world. In the meantime, Sheridan and Delenn are contacted by Draal, the Minbari who took over custodianship of the buried technological treasures of Epsilon 3. He wishes to pledge his allegiance to Sheridan in the coming war, even though Sheridan himself is still uncertain what role he will play in that conflict. The Narn fleet, led by G’Kar’s uncle, attacks the Centauri supply base only to be wiped out by the Shadows, who appear to be gaining more strength with each appearance. In the meantime, a Centauri fleet – one of whose ships carries Londo as a first-hand observer – begins bombarding Narn with mass drivers, laying the entire planet to waste. The nation of Narn again falls to its knees at the whim of the Centauri Republic.

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Babylon 5Guest Cast: John Schuck (Draal), Rif Hutton (ISN Reporter), William Forward (Lord Refa), W. Morgan Sheppard (G’Sten), Neil Bradley (Narn #2), Jonathan Chapman (Narn Second), Joshua Cox (Tech #1), Elisa Beth Garver (Tech #2)

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Comes The Inquisitor

Babylon 5Delenn is summoned by Kosh, who cryptically informs her that he has called for an inquisitor from the Vorlon homeworld, an interrogator who will determine Delenn’s true allegiances and motivations in her preparation for the coming war. Sheridan greets the visitor, who presumably will be another Vorlon – though the newcomer turns out to be human. And not just any human, but a human from the 19th century who claims to have been whisked away from Earth by the Vorlons. The interrogation of Delenn begins, and turns out to be a far more brutal affair than expected as Sebastian tortures her for what he deems “inadequate” answers to his very ambiguous, nearly metaphysical questions. While Delenn barely endures the test she does not understand, G’Kar is quietly struggling to maintain control of the Narn on the station, who are pooling all their resources to build an underground resistance on the conquered Narn homeworld. Finally, Sheridan interferes in Delenn’s inquisition – and his intervention has been anticipated.

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Babylon 5Guest Cast: Wayne Alexander (Sebastian), Jack Kehler (Mr. Chase), Diane Adair (Narn Mother), Ardwight Chamberlain (Kosh), Jim Chiros (Centauri #1), Joshua Cox (Tech #1), Mark Hendrickson (Narn #1), Michael Francis Kelly (Guard), Kim Strauss (Narn #2), Craig Thomas (Human)

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The Fall Of Night

Babylon 5The Centauri conquest explodes into open aggression against races other than the Narn. A Narn ship arrives and and requests safe haven at B5, to which Sheridan agrees. Representatives from the Earth government and the suspicious Ministry of Peace arrive, declaring that Earth has reached a peace accord with the Centauri. As part of the Ministry of Peace’s Night Watch program, various paid informers among the station crew are obliged to report unusual events to the Ministry, including the hush-hush communication with the surviving Narn vessel. Londo summons a Centauri warship to force Sheridan to release the Narns into Centauri custody. When Sheridan refuses, a battle is fought and B5 survives, but Sheridan is ordered to apologize to Londo for the destruction of the Centauri ship. En route to his reluctant and very public apology, Sheridan finds a bomb in the station’s central core transport. Leaping out into mid-air, Sheridan escapes the exploding transport car, but he cannot escape the station’s increasing gravity as he falls toward the outer wall. Only a miracle can save him, and at Delenn’s insistence, just such a miracle emerges as Kosh finally reveals himself to all. So long as the Shadows are not aware that knowledge of their activity has spread beyond the Vorlons, Delenn says, there is still time to prepare for the coming war. But Warren Keffer’s final mission – to track down a Shadow ship in hyperspace – may have just blown the galaxy’s cover.

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directed by Janet Greek
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Babylon 5Guest Cast: Roy Dotrice (Frederick Lantz), Jeff Conaway (Zack Allan), Juli Donald (Pilot #1), Rick Hamilton (Mitch), Robin Sachs (Na’Kal), John Vickery (Mr. Welles), Donovan Brown (Pak’Ma’Ra Ambassador), Joshua Cox (Tech #1), Elisa Beth Garver (Tech #2), Mark Hendrickson (Narn #1), Joshua Patton (Human/Minbari Kosh), Kim Strauss (Drazi Ambassador)

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