Sheridan’s interrogation begins, conducted by a man named William who has the options to call in guards, inflict pain through Narn pain-givers Sheridan is forced to wear, or otherwise use whatever means are necessary to break the captain and force a confession that his secession of Babylon 5 from Earth was committed under alien influence. William begins to disorient Sheridan’s concepts of time and truth and trust…or perhaps not.
After being fed a poisoned sandwich and vague information about his father, Sheridan resists William’s psychological attacks, and persuades a Drazi hostage not to assist the interrogator even if it almost certainly signs the Drazi’s death sentence…or perhaps not.
William wants Sheridan to put his signature on the confession, but when Sheridan resists the state’s attempts to break him, he finds out that the entire interrogation could be nothing more than a maddening show designed to drive him out of his mind.
Or perhaps not.
written by J. Michael Straczynski
directed by John Lafia
music by Christopher Franke
Guest Cast: Raye Birk (William), Wayne Alexander (Drazi), Bruce Gray (Interrogator), Peter Brown (Minister)
Notes: This was to have been the original season finale of Babylon 5’s fourth year in the original five-year plan.
LogBook entry by Earl Green