As 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.
written by J. Michael Straczynski
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.
LogBook entry by Dave Thomer