Midnight On The Firing Line

Babylon 5A surprise attack results in the capture of a Centauri agricultural colony on Ragesh 3; when he receives the word, Londo Mollari is up in arms. When careful examination of a visual record of the attack reveals Narn heavy fighters are responsible for the invasion, Londo and G’Kar take every opportunity to go for each others’ throats and war seems inevitable. As if trying to prevent a Narn-Centauri war isn’t enough to occupy his time, Sinclair is also troubled by recent attacks by space raiders on unarmed transport ships – the pirates are taking more drastic and violent measures than ever before. The Centauri government decides to take no action regarding Ragesh 3. Enraged, Londo conceals this fact and tries to see if he can encourage sanctions against the Narn Regime in a meeting of the council. When G’Kar claims that the Ragesh 3 colonists have allied themselves with the Narn to escape factional fighting and produces Londo’s colonist nephew as a witness to this claim, Londo decides to take matters into his own hands in a most undiplomatic manner…

Season 1 Regular Cast: Michael O’ Hare (Commander Jeffrey Sinclair), Claudia Christian (Lt. Commander Susan Ivanova), Jerry Doyle (Security Chief Michael Garibaldi), Mira Furlan (Ambassador Delenn), Richard Biggs (Dr. Stephen Franklin), Andrea Thompson (Talia Winters), Stephen Furst (Vir Koto), Bill Mumy (Lennier), Caitlin Brown (Na’Toth), Andreas Katsulas (Ambassador G’Kar), Peter Jurasik (Ambassador Londo Mollari)

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directed by Richard Compton
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Guest Cast: Peter Trencher (Carn Mollari), Paul Hampton (The Senator), Jeff Austin (Centauri #1), Ardwight Chamberlain (Kosh), Maggie Egan (Newsperson), Mark Hendrickson (Narn Captain), Douglas E. McCoy (Delta 7), Marianne Robertson (Tech #1)

Babylon 5Notes: The dream of which Londo speaks in this episode is later seen in The Coming of Shadows, and is explained in full in part two of War Without End. It comes to fruition in Hour of the Wolf.

Although Ardwight Chamberlain is credited with the role of Kosh, he only provides the Vorlon ambassador’s enigmatic voice; production assistant Jeffrey Willerth was the actor underneath the bulky suit. Willerth later married series regular Patricia Tallman.

Born To The Purple

Babylon 5Londo stalls negotiations with the Narn – and infuriates G’Kar – when he wishes simply to partake of a seedy bar whose agile young Centauri dancer intrigues Londo; when he winds up in bed with her, talks are delayed even further. But the girl is in the employ of an information trader who plans on using her to get to Londo’s Purple Files, detailing various dirt on many Centauri families – information the Narn Regime would pay handsomely for in order to gain blackmail material against their former masters. When Londo discovers that his secrets have been taken, he begins a desperate quest to track down the culprit and free an innocent pawn.

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directed by Bruce Seth Green
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Guest Cast: Fabiana Udenio (Adira Tyree), Clive Revill (Trakis), Mary Woronov (Ko D’Ath), Jimm Giannini (Ock), Robert Phalen (Andrei Ivanova), Robert DiTillio (Norg), Tom Lowe (Gunman #1), Katharine Mills (Dancer), Mike Norris (Butz), Laura Peterson (Gera Akshi), Marianne Robertson (Tech #1), Momo Yashima (Dr. Goyokin)

Chrysalis

Babylon 5Negotiations between the Narn and Centauri over territorial claims to quadrant 37 are getting nowhere, and it looks like G’Kar has the upper hand on Londo. In the meantime, a strange discussion between Kosh and Delenn leads to a momentous decision, one which numbers Delenn’s days as she knows them. An informant for Garibaldi is found murdered, and Garibaldi sets out to discover who did it. Morden, an elusive being in human form who once asked Londo and G’Kar what they wanted, appears out of nowhere and offers Londo the opportunity to take credit for a solution to the quadrant 37 problem that will tip the scales in the Centauris’ favor, a solution which Morden and his unspecified associates will provide at no cost. Garibaldi follows a tenuous trail of clues to a man named Devereaux, who warns that the security chief is getting into something too big for him. As it turns out, this is true – Garibaldi discovers evidence that Devereaux may be an Earthforce special agent, and finally stumbles across a plot to assassinate the president of the Earth Alliance. He pays for this discovery dearly when one of the conspirators shoots him, almost fatally. The Shadows are cast upon quadrant 37, utterly annihilating every trace of the Narn presence there in mere seconds. Delenn goes to Sinclair to discuss at last the Battle of the Line and his capture, but his priority must be to find Garibaldi. Delenn is risking her life and Sinclair’s to reveal the mystery to him, and warns that she has little time left. Garibaldi, dying, warns of the plot to kill the president, but his warning is too late, and Earthforce One is destroyed and Vice President Clark is sworn in as president hours later. Londo is horrified at Morden’s solution to the quadrant 37 dispute. Delenn sets into motion a process which begins transforming her, and Sinclair misses his chance to learn the greatest mystery of his life. Garibaldi is given 50/50 odds on surviving his injuries. And all at once, nothing will ever be the same…

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Babylon 5Guest Cast: Julia Nickson (Catherine Sakai), Macaulay Bruton (Garibaldi’s Aide), Liz Burnette (Lurker #1), Edward Conery (Devereaux), Maggie Egan (News Anchor), Cheryl Francis Harrington (Senator), Mark Hendrickson (Narn Pilot), James Kiriyama-Lem (Med Tech), Wesley Leong (Paramedic), Gianin Loffler (Lurker #2), David Anthony Marshall (Stephen Petrov), Gary McGurk (Morgan Clark), John Riojas (Guard), Marianne Robertson (Tech), Fumi Shishino (Screaming Woman), Ed Wasser (Morden), Bergen Williams (Security Guard)

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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).

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

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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.

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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

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Hour of the Wolf

Babylon 5A week after Sheridan’s fateful voyage to Z’ha’Dum, the League of Non-Aligned Worlds is fragmenting as its member races plan to strengthen their homeworlds’ defenses in fear of Shadow retaliation. Delenn and Ivanova are taking the loss of Sheridan hard in their own ways, but no one seems to remember Garibaldi’s disappearance aside from G’Kar and Zack Allan; G’Kar vows to find Garibaldi. Delenn demands to know why Kosh has not backed her pleas to the League of Non-Aligned Worlds, but Kosh brushes her off, as well as her request for a Vorlon expedition to retreive Sheridan from Z’ha’Dum. Londo, recalled to Centauri Prime to serve as an advisor on planetary security, discovers that the insane young Emperor Cartagia has made a deal with the Shadows, offering their forces shelter on an uninhabited island on the Centauri homeworld. Londo is present as Shadow vessels streak overhead in the Centauri sky, fulfilling a terrifying dream-prophecy that has plagued him for years. The atrophied Morden is also on Centauri Prime, manipulating events. Lyta, Ivanova and Delenn undertake a last-ditch recovery mission to Z’ha’Dum, only to be thwarted and almost destroyed by a remnant of the Shadows, and only Lennier’s quick thinking saves them. Londo calls Vir to Centauri Prime to conspire to remove Cartagia from the throne by any means necessary. Sheridan – whom everyone assumes, from rumors and reports, is dead – finds that he may, in fact, be dead.

Season 4 Regular Cast: Bruce Boxleitner (Captain Sheridan), Claudia Christian (Commander Ivanova), Jerry Doyle (Garibaldi), Mira Furlan (Delenn), Richard Biggs (Dr. Franklin), Bill Mumy (Lennier), Jason Carter (Marcus Cole), Stephen Furst (Vir), Jeff Conaway (Zack Allan), Patricia Tallman (Lyta Alexander), Andreas Katsulas (G’Kar), Peter Jurasik (Londo)

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Guest Cast: Ed Wasser (Morden), Wortham Krimmer (Emperor Cartagia), Wayne Alexander (Lorien), Damian London (Minister), Ardwight Chamberlain (Kosh), Mark Hendrickson (Drazi Ambassador), Rick Ryan (Brakiri Ambassador)

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The Summoning

Babylon 5Ivanova and Marcus set out aboard a ship from the White Star fleet to make contact with more of the First Ones, seeking more allies to participate in a final attack on Z’ha’Dum. The information G’Kar acquired about the possible whereabouts of Garibaldi arrives, and Zack Allen leads a fighter group to recover him. G’Kar himself, in the meantime, is being tortured at the hands of the mad Centauri Emperor, while Londo and Vir are helpless to do anything but watch and plan a coup to sieze power from Cartagia. Delenn asks Lyta to find out what the Vorlons’ plans are, but Lyta fears the new Vorlon ambassador. Zack recovers Garibaldi, unaware that the security chief has been subjected to some kind of unknown process. Londo tries to convince G’Kar to put on a convincing show of pain in order to save his own life, but G’Kar resists the idea, attempting to maintain the last vestiges of Narn pride. Ivanova and Marcus stumble across a Vorlon fleet in hyperspace, consisting of thousands of heavy cruisers and even a few ships, several miles across, capable of destroying entire worlds. On the station, some of the former League of Non-Aligned Worlds members assemble to denounce Delenn’s proposed attack on Z’ha’Dum, and a ship arrives carrying Sheridan and the mysterious Lorien. Sheridan breaks up the gathering and prepares to lead the fight against the Shadows again, but Ivanova’s discovery, and a near-fatal encounter between Lyta and the Vorlon ambassador, reveals a new problem…the Vorlons have taken it upon themselves to end the war by eliminating all of the younger races who have ever been influenced by the Shadows.

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directed by John McPherson
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Guest Cast: Wayne Alexander (Lorien), Wortham Krimmer (Emperor Cartagia), Kris Iyer (Dome Tech), Eric Zivot (Verano), Ron Campbell (Ambassador #1), Ardwight Chamberlain (Kosh), Jonathan Chapman (Ambassador Lethke), William Scudder (Ambassador #2)

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Falling Toward Apotheosis

Babylon 5Worlds continue to fall to the might of the Vorlon fleet, but on the station, Garibaldi grows increasingly frustrated. Sheridan’s return has generated an almost messianic fervor, yet Garibaldi’s return has been met with concern and barely-veiled suspicion. On Centauri Prime, Morden comes to Londo and asks for a Centauri fleet to protect the Shadow presence on the Centauri homeworld. Londo disapproves, and Cartagia backs him up – on the incredible premise that Centauri Prime will serve as his inaugural pyre when the Shadows ascend him from the throne to godhood. Sheridan decides that measures must be taken to secure Babylon 5 from Vorlon attack – so their ambassador must leave the station, by force if necessary. The Vorlon repels a relatively courteous call from Garibaldi and his troops, attempting to remove it from its quarters. Londo contacts Sheridan, hoping that the captain has formulated some plan to repel the Vorlon fleet from Centauri Prime, but Sheridan can offer no guarantees. Lyta lures the Vorlon into open ground, where a combination of electrocution and massive firepower destroys its encounter suit and sets it loose inside the station. Sheridan, who has been carrying the original Kosh inside him since its death, frees Kosh to expel the Vorlon ambassador, and after shooting through the station into space, both Vorlons perish in the struggle. Londo convinces Cartagia to visit Narn and conduct G’Kar’s trial and execution there. And after the battle with the Vorlon ambssador has ended, Sheridan reveals to Delenn the terrible cost of his trip to Z’ha’Dum.

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Guest Cast: Wayne Alexander (Lorien), Wortham Krimmer (Emperor Cartagia), Ed Wasser (Morden), Tom Billet (Guard), Terry Cain (Young Woman), Ardwight Chamberlain (Kosh), Khin-Kyaw Maung (Worker)

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The Long Night

Babylon 5As Shadow and Vorlon forces rampage through the galaxy, destroying virtually all that they encounter, Sheridan assembles the largest fleet in the history of the younger races to take them on. Many of the members of the League of Non-Aligned Worlds are skeptical of their chances of success, but Sheridan insists that the offensive must proceed despite the fact that it is barely understood how the Shadows’ and Vorlons’ planet-killers work. In the meantime, Centauri Emperor Cartagia has traveled to the Narn homeworld with Londo in tow to attend G’Kar’s execution. Londo, however, has other plans, namely the assassination of the insane Cartagia. Londo’s pawns include Vir, other Centauri conspirators, and G’Kar himself, and Londo’s strategy depends on everything falling into place at precisely the right moment. Sheridan’s war strategy also depends on a number of favorable conditions, and an extraordinary sacrifice. His plan is to lure the Vorlons and Shadows to the same place with the hope that the two superpowers will annihilate one another.

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Guest Cast: Bryan Cranston (Ericsson), Wortham Krimmer (Emperor Cartagia), Mark Bramhall (Centauri #2), Ron Campbell (Drazi Ambassador), Carl Reggiardo (Centauri #1), Kim Strauss (G’Lorn), Tim Barron (Humanoid), William Scudder (Jester)

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Into The Fire

Babylon 5Ivanova waits impatiently as she ferries Lorien around space in one of the White Star ships, attempting to make contact with more of the First Ones before the fateful convergence of the Shadow and Vorlon fleets. In the meantime, Sheridan with the rest of the White Star fleet in tow is busy attacking both sides’ targets to make sure that the ancient enemies will accept the invitation to face each other at Coriana 3. Londo, now in a position of power as Prime Minister of Centauri Prime, works at a feverish pace to remove Shadow influence from his world before the Vorlons arrive to destroy the planet. Londo at last disposes of Morden and the Shadow ships berthed on Centauri Prime, but his own presence may doom his people. When the Shadow and Vorlon fleets collide at Coriana 3, Sheridan forces the issue right down their throats in order to end the war. But even with the help of Lorien, Sheridan is only beginning to realize what will be required of him to bring the Shadow War to its conclusion.

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Guest Cast: Wayne Alexander (Lorien), Julian Barnes (Durano), Damian London (Minister), Ed Wasser (Morden)

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In The Beginning

Babylon 5The year is 2245. The Earth Alliance, still swaggering from its victory over the Dilgar, prepares to expand its sphere of influence. The Minbari Grey Council seeks to verify the truth of prophecy on a distant world called Z’ha’dum. A chance meeting of the two expeditions ends in disaster, when misunderstandings escalate into open battle and the Minbari leader, Dukhat, is killed. So begins a holy war that changes the shape of the galaxy’s future, and its past.

Delenn, the newest member of the Grey Council, must find a way to fulfill Dukhat’s last request, which goes against the wishes of her entire race – and she is uncertain of the mysterious involvement of a pair of Vorlons. Dr. Stephen Franklin must choose between loyalty to Earth and loyalty to his conscience. Earth turns to the Centauri Republic and Narn Regime for aid, but the animosity between those two races may doom its only chance for survival. As the Alliance faces annihilation, the last desperate act of a lone pilot may be all that stands between humanity and the abyss…and the beginning of the galaxy’s last, best hope for peace.

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Cast: Bruce Boxleitner (Lt. Commander John Sheridan), Mira Furlan (Delenn), Richard Biggs (Dr. Stephen Franklin), Andreas Katsulas (G’Kar), Peter Jurasik (Londo Mollari), Claudia Christian (Susan Ivanova), Theodore Bikel (Lenonn), Reiner Schone (Dukhat), Robin Atkin Downes (Morann), J. Patrick McCormack (General Lefcourt), Tricia O’Neil (President), Robin Sachs (Coplann), James Patrick Stuart (Presidential Aide), Jason Azikiwe (Captain Sterns), Yasemin Baytok (Centauri Woman), Kristin Birch (Woman 1), Justin Carroll (Comm Officer), Jacob Chase (Luc), Tim Colceri (Captain Jankowski), Lane Davies (Callier), Timothy Davis-Reed (Man 1), Pancho Demmings (Alpha 7), Steven Ford (First Officer), Mio R. Jakula (Ganya Ivanova), Nick Jameson (Minbari Pilot), Mike Kennedy (General Fontaine), Erica Mer (Lyssa)

footage from And The Sky Full Of Stars directed by Janet Greek
footage from Points Of Departure directed by Janet Greek
footage from A Late Delivery From Avalon directed by Michael Vejar
footage from War Without End Part 2 directed by Michael Vejar
footage from Atonement directed by Tony Dow

Appearing in footage from previous episodes: Michael O’Hare (Jeffrey Sinclair), Justin Williams (Mitchell), Michael McKenzie (Vastor), Michael York (David MacIntyre)

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Strange Relations

Babylon 5When Bester arrives to arrest the rogue telepaths, Lochley is caught between orders from Earthdome to cooperate and orders from Sheridan to keep them away from the Psi Cop, while fending off Garibaldi’s attempts to hurl his tormentor through a bulkhead. Lyta draws closer to Byron and the telepaths, but even her powers may not be enough to stop Psi Cop bloodhound units working with B5 security. Franklin begins a new project for the Alliance, and G’Kar and Delenn devise an unusual arrangement to protect Londo from his enemies.

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directed by John C. Flinn III
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Guest Cast: Walter Koenig (Bester), Robin Atkin Downes (Byron), Joshua Cox (Lt. Corwin), Clynell Jackson III (Security Guard), James Lew (Bloodhound Teep #1), Clarke Coleman (Telepath), Steven Hal Lambert (Bloodhound Teep #2)

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In the Kingdom of the Blind

Babylon 5Londo returns to Centauri Prime with G’Kar serving as his bodyguard, causing a minor uproar in the royal court. The palace seems subdued but troubled, and one of Londo’s allies informs him of suspicious patterns in the distribution of Centauri resources – and turns up dead a short time later. Londo is correct in his fear that he may be the next target. On the station, Byron tries to force the Alliance to make reparations for the discovery that the Vorlons genetically engineered telepathy in the human race for use in the Shadow War – and threatens the security of the Alliance’s members if they do not meet his terms.

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Guest Cast: Robin Atkin Downes (Byron), Neil Hunt (Minister Vitari), Damian London (Regent), Victor Lowe (Telepath), Francis X. McCarthy (Minster Vole), Ian Ogilvy (Lord Jano), David Darling (Drazi)

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A Tragedy of Telepaths

Babylon 5The telepath crisis deteriorates seriously as Byron and many of his followers go on a hunger strike in DownBelow after another attack on one of his people, but some of the telepaths have taken up arms in order to force the issue of their freedom. Lochley crawls into DownBelow, unarmed, in the futile hope of negotiating, as the Alliance worlds threaten each other as Sheridan and Delenn struggle to keep them from declaring war – and Lochley is left with no choice but to ask for Bester’s help again. On Centauri Prime, G’Kar discovers a prisoner who has spent two years rotting away in a cell under the palace.

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directed by Tony Dow
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Guest Cast: Julie Caitlin Brown (Na’Toth), Robin Atkin Downes (Byron), Leigh J. McCloskey (Thomas), Kim Strauss (Drazi Ambassador), Walter Koenig (Bester), Caroline Ambrose (Lara), Freddy Andreiuci (Worker), Jonathan Chapman (Brakiri Ambassador), Tom Billet (Centauri Guard), Christina Gavin (Telepath)

Original title: Cat And Mouse

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Meditations on the Abyss

Babylon 5Still concerned about the possibility of Centauri attacks on Alliance members’ borders, Delenn secretly plants Lennier aboard a White Star vessel conducting training exercises along the border regions. At the same time, Londo has an important task in mind for Vir as well – when Londo leaves to become Emperor, he wants Vir to become the Centauri ambassador to Babylon 5 and the Alliance. The Drazi ambassador comes forward with his own speculation about Centauri border raids, making Sheridan and Delenn even more tense about trying to conceal their own similar suspicions until they have proof. And Lennier’s secret mission has to be postponed when he finds himself serving with a Minbari who should never have been allowed to join the Rangers.

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directed by Mike Vejar
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Guest Cast: Ron Campbell (Drazi Ambassador), Martin East (Findell), Richard Yniguez (Montoya), Carl Ciarfalio (Drazi Vendor), Vincent Deadrick Jr. (Tough Guy), Mark Hendrickson (Narn Acolyte)

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Darkness Ascending

Babylon 5Secrets are the order of the day aboard the station. Sheridan overhears Delenn discussing Lennier’s spying activities with him, and quickly recalls Lennier’s White Star – only to be notified by Captain Montoya that Lennier has abandoned ship in a solo fighter, determined to find for Delenn proof of Centauri raiding activities. Lise pays Garibaldi a visit, and accidentally discovers evidence that he has begun sinking back into alcoholism. After failing to find a commercial exploration corporation willing to help relocate the rogue telepaths, Lyta tries to renegotiate a dangerous bargain G’Kar offered her when she first arrived at the station. And with no contact or support from the rest of Rangers, Lennier obtains the information that could plunge the Interstellar Alliance into its first major war.

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Guest Cast: Denise Gentile (Lise Hampton-Edgars), Thomas MacGreevy (Minister), Wesley Mask (Maitre’d), Edmund Shaff (Business Man), Richard Yniguez (Montoya)

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And All My Dreams, Torn Asunder

Babylon 5Londo is left speechless when Sheridan reveals, in a closed session of the Alliance, the evidence Lennier recorded which confirms that Centauri ships are responsible for numerous attacks on almost every member of the Alliance. As a result, Londo delivers his government’s response – total withdrawal from the Alliance – and returns home with G’Kar in tow to try to find out why the Centauri are bringing a war upon themselves. Londo’s return is met with imprisonment. Zack discovers Garibaldi’s return to drinking, but holds his silence to try to give his former boss a chance, and Sheridan personally entrusts Garibaldi with the command of the White Star fleet in an effort to prevent the tension from escalating into a full-scale war. But unfortunately for billions of people on both sides of the conflict, Garibaldi fails both of his friends.

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directed by Goran Gajic
music by Christopher Franke

Guest Cast: Thomas MacGreevy (Minister), Kim Strauss (Drazi Ambassador), Jonathan Chapman (Brakiri Ambassador), Vincent Deadrick Jr. (Brakiri)

Notes: Director Goran Gajic is a Yugoslavian native, and the husband of Mira “Delenn” Furlan.

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Movements of Fire and Shadow

Babylon 5As the Alliance worlds are plunged into yet another bloody war, this time against the might and unusual strategy of the Centauri, Sheridan asks Delenn to go to Minbar and ask the Grey Council to approve construction of more ships using the technology of the White Star fleet. After an unusual experience on Centauri Prime, Londo talks his way out of his cell and begs the Regent to stop the war before any more lives on both sides are lost – but his requests are met with cryptic and terrifying answers. Lochley finds out, almost too late, that even Babylon 5 isn’t safe from the aggression of the Centauri. Franklin and Lyta find out, just too late, that perhaps the Centauri are not fighting their own war after all. But for the Centauri homeworld, and the man who will rule it at the dawn of the next day, it is too late by far.

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directed by John C. Flinn III
music by Christopher Franke

Guest Cast: Wayne Alexander (Drakh), Josh Clark (Kulomani), Joshua Cox (Lt. Corwin), Damian London (Regent), Thomas MacGreevy (Minister), Bart McCarthy (Daro), Robin Sachs (Na’Tok), Neil Bradley (Dr. Uterana Varta)

Notes: Sheridan’s discussion about creating a destroyer-class White Star ship is later realized in the Excalibur, the ship on which the spinoff series Crusade takes place.

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The Fall of Centauri Prime

Babylon 5Sheridan arrives at Centauri Prime, too late to stop the Narn and Drazi fleet from laying waste to the planet. They cease their bombing upon his arrival, only to demand the aid of the White Stars against the returning Centauri fleet. Delenn and Lennier limp through hyperspace, trying to avoid the Centauri while remaining detectable to would-be rescuers. Londo’s past returns to haunt him, and bring him one step closer to his ultimate fate.

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directed by Douglas E. Wise
music by Christopher Franke

Guest Cast: Wayne Alexander (Drakh), Simon Billig (Ranger), Damian London (Regent), Robin Sachs (Na’tok)

Appearing in footage from Into The Fire: Ed Wasser (Morden)

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The Lost Tales: Voices in the Dark

Babylon 5Over Here: Col. Lochley asks a Catholic priest to come to Babylon 5 a few days before President Sheridan is to arrive for the Interstellar Alliance’s tenth anniversary celebration. A crew member who recently returned from a vacation on Earth had been complaining of hearing voices before finally barricading himself in a section of the station. The crewman, Burke, is now restrained within a security cell and claiming to be possessed by a demonic spirit. The priest is skeptical at first, suspecting mental illness or some kind of hoax. But after a demonstration of the being’s power, he is convinced. He is unsure whether or not to try to perform an exorcism immediately, or summon additional help from Earth. If he calls for help, the word of the reason will spread. And while this may cause some panic, it would also lead to a renewed purpose for a Church that has been declining toward irrelevance. The demonic being claims this is, in fact, its purpose – that it was trapped in space by God so that starfaring humans would find reason to believe. The being’s apparent eagerness to be exorcised gives Lochley and the priest pause: there is another agenda here. But denying the demon’s wish would seem to condemn Burke to suffer, and that responsibility may be too much to bear.

Over There: En route to Babylon 5 for the anniversary celebration, Sheridan begrudgingly gives an interview to ISN. He mentions his regret that Londo will not be at the celebration to represent the Centauri, but that his ship will be picking up Prince Regent Vintari, third in line to the throne. The night before the rendezvous, Galen appears to Sheridan in a dream, and shows him a vision of the destruction of New York City. In 30 years, he says, Emperor Vintari will attempt to restore the Republic’s former glory by destroying an old adversary: Earth. This can all be prevented if Sheridan will simply kill Vintari now. But when Sheridan meets the young man, who already feels trapped by the political intrigues of the Republic, he begins to doubt that he can kill a man for actions he has not yet committed.

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directed by J. Michael Straczynski
music by Christopher Franke

Cast: Bruce Boxleitner (President John Sheridan), Tracy Scoggins (Col. Elizabeth Lochley), Peter Woodward (Galen)

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