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.

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

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.

LogBook entry by Earl Green