The Quality of Mercy

Babylon 5Ivanova discovers that Dr. Franklin has been operating a free clinic for dwellers of Down Below, the area of B5 where most of the unemployed eke out a poverty-stricken existence, and that he’s been using some of his medlab supplies to do so. Not much later, Franklin himself learns of another free clinic being operated aboard the station, one which promises to heal everything. Franklin finds Dr. Laura Rosen, an aging physician who has discovered an alien device with an unknown purpose that seems to remove illness, disease and debilitation harmlessly. Dr. Rosen herself is slowly dying of a terminal illness, but does not use the machine on herself. In the meantime, convicted murderer Mueller is sentenced to have his brain wiped and reprogrammed so he may serve a useful function in society. Prior to the wipe, Talia must scan him so she can compare his thoughts before and after the wipe to verify the success of the operation. What she finds in Mueller’s mind horrifies her…and when he escapes his guards, more terrors are sure to follow.

Order now!Download this episodewritten by J. Michael Straczynski
directed by Lorraine Senna Ferarra
music by Christopher Franke

Guest Cast: June Lockhart (Dr. Laura Rosen), Kate McNeil (Janice Rosen), Mark Rolston (Karl Mueller), Damian London (Centauri Senator), Jim Norton (Ombuds Wellington), Lynn Anderson (Rose), David Crowley (Lou Welch), Kevin McBride (Guard), Philippe Bergeron (Lurker)

Original title: The Resurrectionist

Notes: The alien device Dr. Rosen uses plays a vital part in the second season episode Revelations and the fourth season episode Endgame.

LogBook entry by Earl Green

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