The River of Souls

Babylon 5Corwin finds Lochley in the Zocalo, taking a stroll and enjoying the relative peace and quiet that has enveloped the station since Sheridan and Garibaldi departed, setting up Corwin to deliver the news that Garibaldi has returned to Babylon 5. He’s still trying to track down Edgars Industries’ black projects, and he has a meeting on the station with one of Edgars’ researchers, Dr. Bryson, an archaeologist searching for the secrets of immortality. Lochley and Zack, meanwhile, have their hands full with a holo-brothel operator who has set up shop in Brown Sector, armed with a very persistent lawyer against their efforts to void his lease. Bryson arrives, bringing with him a find from his latest dig, a glowing sphere that cost the lives of the rest of his team. He quickly becomes obsessed with unlocking the secrets of the globe, and succeeds in releasing an entity trapped inside it…a soul crying out for death. One of a billion souls trapped thousands of years ago by the Soul Hunters, who arrive to reclaim their lost prize. One of millions of souls who find a way to leave the globe, hungry for revenge and release…even at the cost of the station’s destruction.

Order the DVDsDownload this episodewritten by J. Michael Straczynski
directed by Janet Greek
music by Christopher Franke

Cast: Jerry Doyle (Michael Garibaldi), Tracy Scoggins (Captain Lochley), Richard Biggs (Stephen Franklin), Jeff Conaway (Zack Allan), Ian McShane (Dr. Robert Bryson), Martin Sheen (Soul Hunter), Jeff Doucette (Second man), Wayne Alexander (Soul Hunter), Bob Amaral (Customer), Beece Barkett (Woman), Joel Brooks (Jacob Mayhew), Joshua Cox (Lt. Corwin), T.J. Hoban (Male hologram), Stuart Pankin (James Riley), Ray Proscia (Klaus), Nikki Schieler Ziering (Female hologram), Jeff Silverman (Mr. Clute), Jean St. James (Sheila)

Notes: This film is set midway through 2263, after the events of Objects At Rest. The Soul Hunters’ first appearance on the series was in the first season episode Soul Hunter.

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