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Imagine you're in the Black Horse Pub in Houghton. You’ve just purchased a beer from the lovely Sara behind the bar and you notice through the corner of your eye, a slightly disgruntled individual standing next to you.
Hmmmm. I can't think of much to say about this episode, especially after the last. It reminds me of the ISN episode, the one where you kept telling the show to 'GET on WITH IT!' Mathew wrote loads of stuff about this episode in his review in the Lurkers Guide, and Allan Jenoff positively enthused about it giving a rating of 10 out of 10 (???!!!).
This was a great episode!
After the rather sedate Intersections in Real Time, this episode was delivered at break-neck speed (at least for Ivanova). It started with a conversation in a bright cheery room between Franklin and Sheridan - wait a minute, he's supposed to be on Mars being heavily interrogated by dickheads (yes dickheads - see the review of the last episode). WHAT! Did we miss an episode.
This was one of the best episodes to date!
The episode opens with the Army of Light speeding through hyperspace and on a Minbari Cruiser, Marcus sits stroking Ivanovas hand.
This was one of the best episodes to date!
This episode was good but weird!
Sheridan and Delenn arrive back on Babylon 5 to find a big party still underway. Garibaldi had organised it with Franklin. Delenn and Sheridan are a little piqued. As they leave the party, Londo and G'Kar arrive (is there something going on between these two, they're inseparable lately) Londo asks Garibaldi and Franklin "Who's died?"
He explains that weddings are very solemn and sober affairs on Centauri and all this celebration is a bad sign for the future. Actually I can't help but agree with him, why celebrate the start of something you will be trying to get out of for the rest of your life?
Review by Angelus.
Ragesh 3, a small Centauri agricultural colony. Suddenly several large warships appear out of the jump gate. They open fire on the orbiting platforms killing many of the 5,000 Centauri and all the planets defenses.
On Babylon 5 Londo Mollari, the Centauri Ambassador is enraged by the attack, which he has discovered was carried out by his people's old adversaries the Narn. He is worried about his nephew (Carn Mollari) whom he sent to Ragesh 3 as it was thought it would be safe and quiet.
The command staff arrive for breakfast in the morning to find Sheridan in a deep contemplative and slightly wacky mood. He ignores their greetings and, when they embark on a conversation of their own he interrupts (quite rudely in my opinion) with laughs.
Suddenly he jumps up and walks to their table. He has been wrestling with the problem of getting the non-aligned worlds to agree to have protection from raiders etc. He exclaims that he has a solution and orders Marcus to take three White Stars to a sector of Centauri space and wait there for orders.
Review by Angelus.
Commander Sinclair and Lt Commander Ivanova are waiting at customs for the new doctor.
Commander Sinclair and Lt Commander Ivanova are waiting at customs for the new doctor. When cleared, Dr Stephen Franklin departs customs and exchanges pleasantries especially about the fate of Dr Kyle, whom he replaces. "I met him in passing on the Io jump point." He says.
Garibaldi receives a call from William Edgars in the early hours of the morning. He tells Garibaldi to make sure that new delivery to Babylon 5 gets through customs. Garibaldi agrees to do the job but also mentions that he has woken him in the middle of the night and does he realise that the is a seven hour time difference between Babylon 5 and Earth.
A Narn cruiser is destroyed saving civilians in the ongoing Narn-Centauri war.
A Narn cruiser is destroyed saving civilians in the ongoing Narn-Centauri war. G'Kar asks for intervention by Earth but Sheridan isn't sure whether he can help. He promises to try. There's a good quote in the scene between Sheridan and G'Kar that I like: "Everyone in this room knows that the first casualty of war is always the truth." You're absolutely right there, John.
Sheridan calls a Council meeting on Babylon 5. He reports the murder of 10,000 fleeing refugees from Proxima 3 and states that all military treaties with Earth are now void. "We're going to take back our home. Or die trying" he says.
Sheridan's plan is to offer the Earth Force ships that they encounter, a chance to surrender or defect. This will avoide unnecessary conflict - but he adds that he will destroy any ship that attacks. Of the Earth Force ships that attacked, only two were actually responsible for the destruction of the Proxima 3 transports.
Sheridans kama-kasi mission to Z'ha'dum has left the women on Babylon 5 in mourning. Everyone thinks he is dead and none of the War Council members (other than Delenn) will support a trip to the 'planet of no return' to find out if he is still alive.
Garibaldi has also been, missing. In this episode we see his ship seemingly 'resting' on top of a Shadow vessel abandoned. Most people believe that he died on patrol. His old pal G'Kar has vowed to find him and finds a piece of his ship. Unfortunately G'Kar is captured by Centauri Guards during his investigations.
G'Kar is taken to Centauri Prime for torture by the mad Emperor Cartagia and is presented to Londo as a present. This upsets Vir but Londo is biding his time and urges patience. G'Kar is winding Cartagia up by not submitting to his torture and screaming in pain. Cartagia is intent on hearing G'Kar scream in agony and decree's that if this does not happen after the fortieth stroke of the electronic whip, G'Kar will be executed. You can take pride too far sometimes.
Ivanova is second in command on Babylon 5 and yet she is definitely number one when it comes to wit.
Ivanova is second in command on Babylon 5 and yet she is definitely number one when it comes to wit. She has a great way of putting someone down and always has a snappy answer, especially to stupid questions.
The Vorlons destroy two more colonies and people on Babylon 5 are getting very worried. Sheridan and Lorien are still inseparable and this worries Garibaldi who has never liked the geezer. He is becoming increasingly sceptical about Sheridans motives. He has noticed that Sheridan is avoiding him.
'Baldi' to his friends is a good baddy (or should that be a bad goody) who went off the rails because of some head gaming with Bester. Now he's back on them again (the rails that is). I personally think he is a plonker, but I'm in the minority. If you were to meet Garibaldi in the pub he would be clobbering this Sad Geezer.
As the warships mass outside Babylon 5, Ivanova is asked by Sheridan to continue her search for the First ones. Ivanova is upset at the thought of being left behind - she wants to die with everyone else(??!!) Tension increases amongst the coalition as the Shadows react to the Vorlon attacks with an equally destructive offensive against Vorlon influenced worlds.
On Narn, Londo goes to G'Kars cell to discover him bloodied and missing an eye. They discuss details of the assassination attempt on Cartagia. Later that night the Vir delivers a syringe like dagger containing the poison that will kill Emperor Catagia.
G'Kar is a wonderful character. Full of good and bad, you can despise and admire him (sometimes in the same episode). He is a sort of spiritual leader among his people
and, like all Narn, he hates the Centauri. After a Vorlon-induced revelation he became more philosophical, more serene and perhaps more determined. His character has developed into someone who is cool and calculating. If you were to meet him in a pub you might notice him playing a flute fashioned out of a Centauri shinbone.
While thousands of ships of the Army of Light are headed for Coriana 6, Londo is frantically working to make sure that all trace of the Shadows have gone before the Vorlons head for Centauri Prime. Londo wants to speak with Morden about this and of other news recently acquired. It turns out that Morden was responsible for the death of his partner, the Lady Adira. Londo worked out how Morden had manipulated him. It would be a gross understatement to say that Londo was upset by this. You just know this is the episode that Morden is finally going to get what's coming to him.
The magnificent Tracy Scoggins plays Captain Elizabeth Lockley.
She's not what she seems you know! Lockley is a little bit too straight-laced, a little too humourless and efficient for us to feel a particular affinity for her in the same way we did Ivanova. Yet JMS slips tantalising little stories about her past to keep us interested.
Except for the partying, everything seems to be calming down. on Centauri Prime, Londo is preparing to continue his ambassadorship on Babylon 5 when he finds out that the 'Centaurum' have elected to name him Regent until a new Emperor can be selected. G'Kar is being measured for a new prosthetic eye on Babylon 5.