chaoticworlddesigns.com

Matters of Honor

Babylon 5As repairs to the station commence following the Centauri attack, an envoy from Earthgov’s special intelligence divison comes to Babylon 5 to ask the alien ambassadors if they’ve ever seen anything like the spidery black ship seen on Keffer’s flight recorder. Delenn has never seen a Shadow vessel before, G’Kar recites a description of the Shadows from the Book of G’Quan, and Londo remembers seeing similar ships flying over the palace on Centauri Prime . . . in a dream. A Ranger named Marcus comes to ask Sheridan’s help in evacuating a Ranger training camp, also presenting the captain with a powerful new ship called the White Star. Londo tries to sever ties with Morden, but the cost may haunt him in his nightmares.

Season 3 Regular Cast: Bruce Boxleitner (Captain John Sheridan), Claudia Christian (Commander Susan Ivanova), Jerry Doyle (Security Chief Michael Garibaldi), Mira Furlan (Delenn), Richard Biggs (Dr. Stephen Franklin), Bill Mumy (Lennier), Jason Carter (Marcus Cole), Stephen Furst (Vir), Jeff Conaway (Zack Allan), Peter Jurasik (Londo Mollari), Andreas Katsulas (G’Kar)

Order now!Download this episodewritten by J. Michael Straczynski
directed by Kevin G. Cremin
music by
Christopher Franke

Guest Cast: Tucker Smallwood (David Endawi), Ed Wasser (Morden), Nils Allen Stewart (Large Man), Ardwight Chamberlain (Kosh), Jonathan Chapman (Drazi Pilot), Kitty Swink (Senator), Andrew Walker (Psi Cop)

LogBook entry by Dave Thomer

Convictions

Babylon 5A group of priests arrive on Babylon 5, intending to talk to members of the various alien races in order to chronicle their religious traditions. Many of the priests are skilled computer programmers and technicians, and Garibaldi is soon able to put their skills to use. Chaos is hours away, according to a series of messages anonymously sent to C&C – and when a bomb detonates in Downbelow, the hunt is on for a terrorist somewhere on the station. A second bomb destroys a docking bay and almost kills Lennier, who is trapped in the explosion while trying to help Londo to safety. Londo naturally blames the Narns, and of course G’Kar fingers the Centauri for the bombings, but when the two of them are trapped, badly wounded, in an elevator after another explosion, they must rely on setting aside their differences to escape – but neither of them is willing to do so, and they remain trapped. What no one suspects is that the reason chaos has come to Babylon 5 could be a total lack of reason, and terror could be its own motivation.

Order now!Download this episodewritten by J. Michael Straczynski
directed by Michael Vejar
music by
Christopher Franke

Guest Cast: Patrick Kilpatrick (Robert Carlson), Louis Turenne (Brother Theo), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Morishi), John Flinn (Obnoxious Man), Rick Johnson (Security Guard #1), Jason Larimore (Lurker), Gwen McGee (Med Tech), Mike McKenzie (Drazi #1), Tom Simmons (Security Guard #2)

LogBook entry by Dave Thomer

A Day in the Strife

Babylon 5Sheridan is busy trying to placate the station’s dockworkers, but that’s soon the least of his problems. The Centauri send a new representative to speak for the station’s Narn population, one who seems more willing to work with the Centauri rather than support a fledgling resistance movement. Na’far tells G’Kar that unless he agrees to return to Narn, the families of those one the station will be punished. Sheridan renews his acquantance with Ta’lon, Na’far’s bodyguard, with whom Sheridan escaped from a Strieb ship months before. He must also deal with a peculiar first contact scenario. An alien probe has signalled the station, offering to share advanced knowledge and technology if Earth is advanced enough to deserve it. Along with the offer comes a series of questions. If the station can not answer them, the probe will explode with enough force to destroy Babylon 5.

Order now!Download this episodewritten by J. Michael Straczynski
directed by David J. Eagle
music by
Christopher Franke

Guest Cast: Stephen Macht (Na’Far), Marshall Teague (Ta’Lon), Anne Bentancourt (Dr. Gonzales), Neil Bradley (Narn #1), Joshua Cox (Corwin), Mark Hendrickson (Narn #2), Larita Shelby (Med Tech), John St. Ryan (Troublemaker), Michael Bailey Smith (G’Duk)

Notes: Sheridan and Ta’lon’s escape from the Strieb ship occurred in season 2’s All Alone in the Night.

LogBook entry by Dave Thomer

Passing Through Gethsemane

Babylon 5Kosh returns from the Vorlon homeworld with Lyta Alexander in tow. She informs the command staff that she will be working on the ambassador’s behalf, but can not tell them anything about what she has seen. She also does not tell them that she has been physically modified to be able to survive in the Vorlons’ preferred atmosphere.

One of Brother Theo’s monks, Brother Edward, is surprised to find a black rose hidden in his bag and the words “death walks among you” written on his wall, in blood. He is even more susprised when he shows the wall to Garibaldi, and the words are nowhere to be found. He goes on with his work and interviews Delenn and Lennier about Minbari belief systems. Soon after, he is overcome by visions of a violent murder. He searches the station database for clues, and soon discovers that he was once a murderer, sentenced to the death of personality. Edward believes his soul still bears the guilt of the actions he committed. So do the families of his victims, and they have come to Babylon 5 to seek justice. Brother Theo asks Sheridan to help Edward, but Edward may not want to be saved.

Order now!Download this episodewritten by J. Michael Straczynski
directed by Adam Nimoy
music by
Christopher Franke

Guest Cast: Brad Dourif (Brother Edward), Patricia Tallman (Lyta Alexander), Louis Turenne (Brother Theo), Robert Keith (Malcolm), Lynn Blades (News Anchor #2), Natalie Brunt (Business Person), Ardwight Chamberlain (Kosh), Mark Folger (Centauri), Steven Gonzales (News Anchor #1)

LogBook entry by Dave Thomer

Voices of Authority

Babylon 5On the advice of Delenn and Draal, Sheridan is preparing to embark on a risky quest to enlist the help of the First Ones, whose powers will be vital in the coming Shadow War. But when a “political officer” arrives from Earth, on a mission to ensure that everything the crew says and does is in line with President Clark’s rewritten history of recent events on Earth, Sheridan is forced to stay on the station. Ivanova goes to Epsilon 3 and uses the Great Machine to look for the First Ones, but also stumbles upon definitive evidence that President Clark was instrumental in the death of his predecessor. Sheridan discovers that the station’s new liaison to Earth is willing to use any means necessary to secure his cooperation, while Ivanova and Marcus must use any means possible to gain the trust of the First Ones at Sigma 957.

Order now!Download this episodewritten by J. Michael Straczynski
directed by Menachem Binetski
music by
Christopher Franke

Guest Cast: John Schuck (Draal), Shari Shattuck (Julie Musante), James Black (Security Guard #1), Joshua Cox (Corwin), Vimi Mani (ISN Anchor), Gary McGurk (Vice President Clark), Ed Wasser (voice of Morden)

Notes: Sakai encountered the First Ones of Sigma 957 in season 1’s Mind War.

LogBook entry by Dave Thomer

Dust to Dust

Babylon 5 Bester asks to come aboard the station, trying to track down a source of the deadly, telepathy-inducing drug known as dust. Ivanova, afraid that Bester will eventually learn of their conspiracy against Clark, wants to simply kill the Psi Cop. When Bester hints that Talia Winters’ body has gone the way of her personality, Garibaldi isn’t so inclined to disagree. But with help from the Minbari, Sheridan manages to even the playing field and get Bester to agree to take telepathy-suppressing drugs. Once he does, he and Garibaldi discover that Bester is, maddeningly enough, correct – a major dust supplier is peddling his wares on Babylon 5. And unfortunately for Londo, that supplier has found an eager buyer in G’Kar. The Narn uses his brief burst of dust-induced telepathy to pry into the secrets surrounding the Centauri’s secret allies in the war against his homeworld. But at the end of G’Kar’s revenge lies a surprising epiphany.

Order now!Download this episodewritten by J. Michael Straczynski
directed by David J. Eagle
music by
Christopher Franke

Guest Cast: Walter Koenig (Bester), Julian Neil (Lindstrom), Jim Norton (Narn Image), Ardwight Chamberlain (Kosh), Harry Hutchinson (Security Guard #1), John-Frederick Jones (Centauri Diplomat), S. Marc Jordan (Shop Owner), Judy Levitt (Psi Cop), Gwen McGee (Med Tech), Philip Moon (Ashi), Walter O’Neil (Crazed Man), David Shark (Man), Kim Strauss (Vizak), Dani Thompson (Ombuds)

LogBook entry by Dave Thomer

Exogenesis

Babylon 5Lt. Corwin’s promotion is an occasion for concern for Sheridan and Ivanova, who are worried that Corwin’s increased security clearance may allow him to eavesdrop on the command crew’s preparations for the Shadow War. Sheridan orders Ivanova to talk to Corwin quietly, to determine if his loyalty to Earthforce is blind. Franklin finds a previously unknown neural parasite attached to the spinal cord of a dead man, and Marcus is concerned when one of his Ranger contacts goes missing. Marcus enlists Franklin’s help in searching for his friend, only to discover that several lurkers have been infested by the same parasites – and the mind-controlled lurkers take the Ranger and the doctor hostage to keep from being exposed. In the meantime, Corwin misinterprets Ivanova’s request for a private meeting in every possible way.

Order now!Download this episodewritten by J. Michael Straczynski
directed by Kevin G. Cremin
music by
Christopher Franke

Guest Cast: James Warwick (Matthew Duffin), Wylie Small (Jacque Lee), Aubrey Morris (Duncan), Joshua Cox (Corwin), Ross Gottstein (Vendor), Eric Steinberg (Samuel), Donald Willis (Trader), Michael McKenzie (Man), Carrie Dobro (Dr. Harrison), Kat Cressida (Kat), Roger Rook (Lurker), Leslie Pratt (Woman)

LogBook entry by Dave Thomer

Messages from Earth

Babylon 5Garibaldi and Marcus have arranged for Dr. Mary Kirkish, a former Interplanetary Expeditions archaeologist, to visit the station. Kirkish has literally unearthed evidence that not only is Earthgov aware of the Shadows, but they’re studying a Shadow vessel found buried on Ganymede, the largest moon of Jupiter. This knowledge is secret enough that assassins have been trailing Kirkish from Mars all the way to the station. Sheridan realizes the implications of a conspiracy between President Clark, the Psi Corps and the Shadows, and sets out to destroy the wayward Shadow vessel before Earth can learn any more about it. But even with an improperly prepared pilot, the Shadow proves to be difficult to kill – and worse yet, Earthforce’s scanners are unfamiliar with the design of the White Star, and heavy artillery is deployed to deal with the intruder.

Order now!Download this episodewritten by J. Michael Straczynski
directed by Michael Vejar
music by
Christopher Franke

Guest Cast: Nancy Stafford (Dr. Mary Kirkish), Vaughn Armstrong (Security Guard #1), Merrin Dungey (Security Guard #2), Vimi Mani (ISN Anchor), Lorraine Shields (Cook)

LogBook entry by Dave Thomer

Point Of No Return

Babylon 5In the wake of the evidence implicating him in the death of President Santiago, and using the recent appearance of an unidentified alien ship near Jupiter as further justification, President Clark declares martial law throughout the Earth Alliance, forcing General Hague’s rebel forces into the open. The President also hands authority over to Night Watch members only, sending Garibaldi into a righteous fury when he is relieved of his position while Sheridan tries to find a way to keep his command without drawing suspision. G’Kar volunteers the help of the Narns, a timely offer when Sheridan is left with no choice but to arrest the Night Watch security officers. But very few notice the arrival of the Lady Morella, widow of the late Centauri emperor, and even fewer believe her prediction of the future occupants of the imperial throne.

Order now!Download this episodewritten by J. Michael Straczynski
directed by Jim Johnston
music by
Christopher Franke

Guest Cast: Majel Barrett (Lady Morella), Marshall Teague (Ta’Lon), Vaughn Armstrong (Security Guard #1), Lewis Arquette (General Smits), Ed Trotta (Lt. General O’Reilly), Jonathan Chapman (Passing Minbari), Joshua Cox (Lt. Corwin), Maggie Egan (ISN Reporter #1), Milton James (Centauri Official), Gunther Jensen (Nightwatch Guard), Tony Rayner (Man)

LogBook entry by Dave Thomer

Severed Dreams

Babylon 5All hell has broken loose within the Earth Alliance. Fighting between General Hague’s rebel forces and President Clark’s loyalists have spilled a great deal of blood on both sides, and when the governor of Mars refuses to implement Clark’s martial law decree, civilian colonies on Mars are bombed. Hague’s ship, the Alexander, arrives at Babylon 5, but Hague himself has died in a recent battle. Joined shortly afterward by another rebel ship, Sheridan prepares to declare Babylon 5 an independent state – a state which must brace itself for an inevitable attack from Clark’s forces. If the battle is lost, not only with many on Babylon 5 lose their freedom…they will also very likely lose their lives.

Order now!Download this episodewritten by J. Michael Straczynski
directed by David J. Eagle
music by
Christopher Franke

Guest Cast: Kim Miyori (Captain Sandra Hiroshi), Rance Howard (David Sheridan), Phil Morris (Bill Trainor), Bruce McGill (Major Ed Ryan), James Parks (Drakhen), Jonathan Chapman (Religious Minbari), Joshua Cox (Lt. Corwin), Maggie Egan (ISN Reporter #1), Matt Gottlieb (ISN Reporter #2), Kim Strauss (Narn)

LogBook entry by Dave Thomer

Ceremonies of Light and Dark

Babylon 5In the wake of Babylon 5’s secession from Earth, Garibaldi begins hacking into the station’s main computer to ensure that Earthforce can’t take over the station from the inside. Delenn plans to hold a Minbari rebirth ceremony to mark the change in everyone’s lives, but she finds few people willing to participate. And if an underground group of particularly murderous Night Watch members can carry out their latest orders, the only ceremony Delenn can expect is a funeral.

Order now!Download this episodewritten by J. Michael Straczynski
directed by John C. Flinn, III
music by
Christopher Franke

Guest Cast: William Forward (Lord Refa), Don Stroud (Boggs), Paul Perri (Sniper), Kim Strauss (Lennan), Vincent Bilancio (Maintenance Man), Joshua Cox (Lt. Corwin), Harlan Ellison (Sparky the Computer), Doug McCoy (Guard), Ed Wasser (Morden), Jim Cody Williams (Thug #1)

LogBook entry by Dave Thomer

Sic Transit Vir

Babylon 5One man in the Centauri Republic is risking his career and even his life by secretly fighting for Narn’s freedom from Centauri oppression. And it’s ironic that he now faces an arranged marriage to a Centauri woman whose father headed an ethnic “cleansing” program on Narn after the war. But nobody expects the revelation that this man’s name is Vir Cotto. And in the meantime, Ivanova’s dreams are exposing her subconscious concerns about the secession from Earth (among other things).

Order now!Download this episodewritten by J. Michael Straczynski
directed by Jesus Trevino
music by
Christopher Franke

Guest Cast: Carmen Thomas (Lyndisty), Damian London (Centauri Official), James Jude Courtney (Narn #1)

LogBook entry by Dave Thomer

A Late Delivery From Avalon

Babylon 5A man claiming to be King Arthur arrives on Babylon 5, brandishing his sword and threatening security until Marcus’ British accent reassures him that he is in friendly territory. Franklin scans Arthur for any illnesses, and later discovers that the self-proclaimed King of the Britons is, in fact, an Earthforce veteran who played an unfortunate key role in the Earth-Minbari War. But Arthur goes missing, traveling through Downbelow and – after befriending G’Kar, who he later knights – righting wrongs among the station’s commoners. But when Franklin confronts Arthur with his true identity, his concern for his patient could wind up destroying a legend.

Order now!Download this episodewritten by J. Michael Straczynski
directed by Michael Vejar
music by
Christopher Franke

Guest Cast: Michael York (Arthur/David MacIntyre), Michael Kagan (Emmett Farquaha), Roger Hampton (Merchant), Dona Hardy (Old Woman), Michael Francis Kelly (Security Guard #1), James Kiriyama-Lem (Med Tech), Robert Schuch (Lurker), Jerry O’Donnell (Security Guard #2)

LogBook entry by Dave Thomer

Ship Of Tears

Babylon 5Bester comes to the station again, this time offering to help in the fight against the Shadows. He has information about a shipment of weapons components being sent to the Shadows, and Sheridan agrees to take the Psi Cop along on the White Star to intercept. But even Bester is surprised when the components in question turn out to be rogue telepaths who have been subjected to surgical implants that will force them to become the pilots of Shadow vessels. A number of important discoveries are made – the telepaths can merge with any computer system thanks to their implants, and the Shadows leave the White Star alone simply due to the presence of Bester. The pilot of the Shadow transport is a being called a Drakh, though no one realizes its significance. But all of these findings are overshadowed when the Shadows themselves break cover and begin attacking openly, starting with Brakiri space.

Order now!Download this episodewritten by J. Michael Straczynski
directed by Michael Vejar
music by
Christopher Franke

Guest Cast: Walter Koenig (Bester), Joan McMurtrey (Carolyn), Diana Morgan (Alison), Debra Sharkey (Med Tech)

LogBook entry by Dave Thomer

Interludes and Examinations

Babylon 5Those aboard Babylon 5 react in different ways to the horrifying news that the Shadow War is about to engulf everyone. Londo joyfully awaits the return of his old flame Adira, while Sheridan worries that the League of Non-Aligned Worlds won’t commit their forces against the Shadows unless one of the major powers scores a decisive victory against the darkness. Franklin is forced to face the realization that his stim addiction could do more than destroy his medical career – one mistake could cost him a patient’s life. Morden arrives, trying to regain Londo’s trust, and is prepared to exact a hideous price if he can’t. Kosh is reluctant to agree to Sheridan’s request for a Vorlon strike against the Shadows, and when he does send a Vorlon fleet to intercept them, dark consequences ensue for everyone.

Order now!Download this episodewritten by J. Michael Straczynski
directed by Jesus Trevino
music by
Christopher Franke

Guest Cast: Jennifer Balgobin (Dr. Lillian Hobbs), Rance Howard (David Sheridan), Jan Rabson (Vendor), Ed Wasser (Morden), Ardwight Chamberlain (Kosh), Jonathan Chapman (Brakiri), Maggie Ciglar (Tech), Glenn Martin (Ranger), Doug Tompos (Med Tech)

LogBook entry by Dave Thomer

War Without End – Part 1

Babylon 5A distress call reaches the station from sector 14, the location of the mysteriously vanished Babylon 4, only this call comes from Babylon 5, with a time-stamp that places it just over a week in the future. Garibaldi leaves on a solo mission to investigate, finding that the rip in time has reopened in sector 14, enlarged by the Great Machine on Epsilon 3. Delenn then suddenly insists that Sheridan, Ivanova and Marcus join her on the White Star to undertake a mission of the utmost importance – and they will be joined by Jeffrey Sinclair, whose arrival on B5 has been prompted by a mysterious letter written almost a milennium ago and delivered to him in accordance to prophecy on Minbar. En route to the temporal rift, Delenn reveals that the White Star crew is responsible for hijacking Babylon 4 from its present to the distant past, where it turned the tide in the last war with the Shadows. Without B4’s arrival in the past, the Shadows will never have lost the first war, and the war of the present will end in destruction for Babylon 5. A curious alien called Zathras arrives from Epsilon 3, sent by Draal to help the crew on their mission. But Sheridan will not arrive in the past with the others, when the device he wears to allow him to travel in time is damaged and deposits him on Centauri Prime in the future.

Order now!Download this episodewritten by J. Michael Straczynski
directed by Michael Vejar
music by
Christopher Franke

Guest Cast: Michael O’Hare (Jeffrey Sinclair), Tim Choate (Zathras), Time Winters (Rathenn), Joshua Cox (Lt. Corwin), Kevin Fry (Centauri Guard), Eric Zivot (Spragg), Ardwight Chamberlain (Ulkesh)

LogBook entry by Dave Thomer

War Without End – Part 2

Babylon 5In the court of Emperor Londo Mollari, Sheridan is condemned to die. In his cell, he briefly shifts forward in time, but returns to the future where he encounters an aged Delenn, who is also due to be executed. Londo, drunk, reveals that he is under the constant watch of a creature which will alert the surviving minions of the Shadows if he does not act according to their wishes. His watchdog can be subdued by drink, and while free of its influence, Londo allows Delenn and Sheridan to escape. But before they can leave, Sheridan is yanked back through time as Delenn warns him never to go to Z’ha’Dum. He arrives at B4 and helps Sinclair secure the station for its upcoming time journey, but with his time stabilizer still inactive, he disappears again. To make matters worse, Sinclair has aged abruptly, a side effect of his exposure to the tachyon fields surrounding B4 when he visited there before. Attempts to prepare B4 to leap a thousand years into the past run into further problems when Zathras, who is captured and interrogated by both the original Babylon 4 crew, and Sinclair and Garibaldi in 2258. When preparations are finally made, Sheridan is safely retrieved so he can return to his present, but Sinclair must stay aboard Babylon 4 as it vanishes into the past – and both it and its occupant will become the stuff of legends.

Order now!Download this episodewritten by J. Michael Straczynski
directed by Michael Vejar
footage from Babylon Squared directed by Jim Johnston
music by
Christopher Franke

Guest Cast: Michael O’Hare (Jeffrey Sinclair), Tim Choate (Zathras), Kent Broadhurst (Major Krantz), Bruce Morrow (B4 First Officer), Kevin Fry (Centauri Guard), Eddie Mui (B4 Tech)

LogBook entry by Dave Thomer

Walkabout

Babylon 5Quiet 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.

Order now!Download this episodewritten by J. Michael Straczynski
directed by Kevin G. Cremin
music by
Christopher Franke

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

Grey 17 Is Missing

Babylon 5The disappearance of a maintenance worker on the station goes largely unnoticed as Sheridan initiates an open call for telepaths to assist in the offensive against the Shadows. On Minbar, Delenn becomes the natural successor to lead the Rangers after Sinclair’s one-way trip into the past, but Neroon of the warrior caste opposes Delenn’s ascension. He demands that the warrior caste should lead the Rangers, and vows to stop Delenn from assuming command at any cost. Delenn forbids Lennier to speak of the threat to any of the station’s command staff, so Lennier confides his fears to Marcus. Garibaldi investigates the missing maintenance worker, only to find an entire floor of the grey sector is unaccounted for. He forces his way into grey 17, but is trapped there with a handful of eccentrics led by the constantly pontificating Jeremiah. Also caged in grey 17 is an alien menace which has killed untold numbers of victims – and Jeremiah insists that Garibaldi’s only escape is to die a pure and noble death, an option that the security chief does not plan on examining.

Order now!Download this episodewritten by J. Michael Straczynski
directed by John C. Flinn III
music by
Christopher Franke

Guest Cast: Robert Englund (Jeremiah), Katherine Moffat (Supervisor), Eamonn Roche (First Man), John Vickery (Neroon), Time Winters (Rathenn), Thom Barry (Maintenance Worker)

Original UK airdate: September 10, 1996

LogBook entry by Dave Thomer

And The Rock Cried Out, No Hiding Place

Babylon 5All attempts at discerning a tactical pattern in the Shadows’ attacks come up with a blank, and Sheridan’s not happy about it. Delenn tries to comfort him, but his inability to recognize the Shadows’ strategy frustrates Sheridan to the exclusion of all else. Lord Refa arrives from the Centauri homeworld along with a functionary of the Royal Court, investigating Refa’s complaint that Londo is impeding Centauri progress in the war. Londo sends Vir to tell G’Kar that his former aide, Na’Toth, is still alive and well on Narn. Then Londo confronts the Emperor’s messenger with his story that Refa is actually the obstacle to Centauri ascendency. Meanwhile, Vir is captured and forcibly probed by a telepath working for Refa. Powerless to resist, Vir cannot withhold the news that G’Kar is returning to the Narn homeworld. Sheridan holds a meeting with Brother Theo and two religious leaders from Earth, who have risked a great deal to smuggle out word that a resistance has formed against President Clark’s totalitarian regime. Reverend Dexter expresses in private his concern that Sheridan is shouldering too much of the war’s burden himself, and suggests that Delenn is Sheridan’s obvious partner in tactical matters – and more. Refa arrives on Narn and traps G’Kar, only to discover that the trap has been sprung already – by Londo. Londo has paid off Refa’s guards to leave him defenseless at the hands of the Narn, and has promised G’Kar the release of thousands of enslaved Narns in exchange for a small favor…Refa’s death. Sheridan begins to detect a possible pattern to the Shadows’ attacks, but upon his suggestion that he must think like the enemy in order to outwit them, Delenn becomes alarmed and literally drags him to Reverend Dexter’s worship service. Later, she reveals that things may not be as hopeless as they seem, unveiling an entire fleet of White Stars that could turn the tide in the war.

Order now!Download this episodewritten by J. Michael Straczynski
directed by David J. Eagle
music by
Christopher Franke

Guest Cast: Erick Avari (Rabbi Leo Meyers), William Forward (Lord Refa), Louis Turene (Brother Theo), Mel Winkler (Reverend Will Dexter), Francois Giroday (Virini), Paul Keith (Drigo), Wayne Alexander (G’Dan), Marva Hicks (Singer)

Original UK airdate: September 8, 1996

LogBook entry by Dave Thomer

Shadow Dancing

Babylon 5Delenn is having difficulty convincing the League of Non-Aligned Worlds of the merits of committing large numbers of their forces to a full frontal assault on the Shadows – after all, the Shadows’ track record of leaving no survivors is almost spotless – but wins the support of the League. Sheridan dispatches Marcus and Ivanova on a mission in the White Star to act as the early warning for the fleet, but it is made clear to them from the outset that they only have a 50/50 chance of surviving a meeting with the Shadows. Delenn proposes that, after the battle is over, she and Sheridan engage in a three-day Minbari ritual during which the female watches the male in his sleep to find his true face, and, if she approves, to stay with him. Franklin, still on his walkabout, tries to intervene to prevent a man from being thrashed by two dwellers of Downbelow, only to find himself on the receiving end of a large knife, and even the man he saves won’t help him for fear of being exposed as a drug dealer.

A lone Shadow scout vessel appears, and the White Star sounds the alarm – but their quarry turns on them and, before they can destroy it, causes critical damage to the White Star, which now sits helpless before an approaching Shadow attack fleet. Franklin lies alone and dying on the station when he finally meets himself – with mixed results. Franklin reflects with himself upon his inability to take responsibility for his actions or his life, and still no help is on the way. Sheridan, Delenn and the others launch their fleet to counter the Shadow attack, and the battle is on. Franklin manages to struggle his way into a public place where there is a chance that someone will call for help. After a long a bloody fight, the Shadows are routed by Sheridan’s fleet, but at great cost – for every Shadow ship destroyed, at least two of the ships provided by the League of Non-Aligned Worlds faced a similar fate. Franklin is taken to medlab, where he watches as the wounded from the battle with the Shadows are wheeled in en masse and decides he wants to return to his job.

In hyperspace, a Shadow vessel launches a small craft toward the station. Its occupant arrives almost unnoticed, but Zack Allan alerts Ivanova of the mysterious new arrival. Unfortunately, no one can stop this visitor from going to Sheridan’s quarters. Delenn’s ritual of watching Sheridan sleep is interrupted when a woman enters the room and identifies herself as Anna Sheridan.

Order now!Download this episodewritten by J. Michael Straczynski
directed by Kim Friedman
music by
Christopher Franke

Guest Cast: Melissa Gilbert (Anna Sheridan), Shirley Prestia (Barbara), John Grantham (Thug #2), J. Gordon Noice (Man), Jonathan Chapman (Brakiri), Joshua Cox (Lt. Corwin), Mark Hendrickson (Drazi Ambassador), Nicholas Ross Oleson (Thug #1), Doug Cox (Husband)

Original UK airdate: September 15, 1996

LogBook entry by Dave Thomer

Z’Ha’Dum

Babylon 5Sheridan is stunned by his wife’s unexpected arrival, and even Delenn is at a loss to explain her presence. Franklin’s tests confirm that Anna is who she claims to be, even down to the DNA level, though a curious feature is later detected at the base of her skull. Anna insists that Sheridan come to Z’Ha’Dum with her to hear the Shadows’ side of the story, claiming that their intentions are benign. Skeptical, Sheridan agrees to go with her in the White Star. He also makes other arrangements in private with Garibaldi, including the transfer of two thermonuclear devices – smuggled in by G’Kar for use in the war – to the White Star. Londo receives a summons to report to the Royal Court on Centauri Prime – a promotion he’s hoping to avoid – and then receives a warning from an unidentified man to leave the station at once.

Anna reveals that the mission of the Icarus to Z’Ha’Dum – the doomed flight on which her husband assumed she had died – was no coincidence; the dormant Shadow vessel excavated on Mars was Earth’s first clue to the existence of the ancient race, and the shady Interplanetary Expeditions corporation tracked the ship and the Shadow that rescued it back to Z’Ha’Dum. On the planet, Sheridan is confronted by an old man named Justin, and a face he has seen before – Morden. Together, they try to convince Sheridan that the Shadows try to keep younger races in conflict for their own good, to force stronger results via evolution in adverse conditions, whereas the Vorlons attempt to keep the peace and allow evolution to take its course, resulting in weaker races. As a fleet of Shadow vessels appears and surrounds Babylon 5, Morden offers a choice – Sheridan can take the enemy’s side or all that he values will be wiped out. Sheridan, however, refuses to play with the deck dealt to him, and fights his way to the heart of the Shadows’ domain on Z’Ha’Dum. Cornered by the Shadow-influenced Anna and the Shadows themselves, Sheridan summons the White Star to take a death dive right into his location. Urged by the voice of Kosh, Sheridan leaps off a high balcony into a huge pit, as the White Star slams into Z’Ha’Dum with its nuclear payload, destroying the Shadows’ base of operations.

The Shadow ships threatening the station leave when they realize they are urgently needed elsewhere, but they snag a hostage before they go – a Starfury piloted by Garibaldi.

Order now!Download this episodewritten by J. Michael Straczynski
directed by Adam Nimoy
music by
Christopher Franke

Babylon 5Guest Cast: Melissa Gilbert (Anna Sheridan), Jeff Corey (Justin), Ron Campbell (Messenger), Ed Wasser (Morden), Ardwight Chamberlain (Kosh), Joshua Cox (Lt. Corwin)

Original UK airdate: September 22, 1996

LogBook entry by Dave Thomer

  • The shows, movies and other stories covered here, and all related characters and placenames, are the property of the originators of the respective intellectual properties. This site is not intended to infringe upon the rightsholders' copyright in any way. theLogBook.com makes no attempt - in using the names described herein - to supercede the copyrights of the rightsholders, nor is any of this information officially sanctioned, licensed, or endorsed by the shows' creators, writers or producers.