Sheridan’s itching for a little bit of time in a Star Fury. What could go wrong? EVERYTHING. We talk about Sheridan’s abduction, Lennier’s loyalty to Delenn, and the secret movement that wants to retake the Earth government in this episode of Babble for Five.
Babylon 5 deals with some uninvited guests — all 25,000 of them. It’s a platoon of “ground pounders,” and in charge is General Richard Franklin, Stephen’s father. That’s right, we’re exploring daddy issues. We discuss what we learn about Stephen from watching this story unfold, how the guests of the week stole the show, ponder where Garibaldi’s at in his love life and more in our five-minute reaction to “GROPOS.”
On the eve of what might have been peace between the Narn and the Centauri, everything goes straight to hell instead. Such is life in the Babylon 5 universe, right? We share our reactions to the Centauri emperor, Londo’s current level of damnation, G’Kar’s roller coaster of emotions and more in this episode of Babble for Five.
Bester’s back, so you know that means trouble for everyone else on the station. This makes Patrick happy. Patrick is also happy that Franklin got a W in this episode, but doing so causes to reevaluate his views on the character. And he has a wicked theory on why Delenn is attracted to captains. You’ll find all of this, plus a few dad jokes, in this Babble for Five.
Oh, Psi Corps…the more we learn about you, the creepier you get. Now we’re discussing arranged marriages within the Corps? Maybe Patrick is right and it *is* a cult.
In the lighter plots of the week, we learn why Londo named his three wives Pestilence, Famine, and Death when they come aboard the station for a visit. Patrick thinks the better names for them are Larry, Moe and Curly. Delenn learns hair care basics with Ivanova, followed by a quick lesson in human female physiology.
The independence movement on Mars has accelerated quickly, and unfortunately, so has the violence. Is this the natural course of action dictated by human nature any time a group of people wants independence? We discuss. In other news that’s no surprise, Psi Corps is corrupt af, but Patrick takes it a step further and makes an argument that the Psi Corps is a cult.
It’s not that we’re mad at Stephen, we’re disappointed. We have strong feelings about him breaking ethics standards and starting a relationship with one of his patients. Meanwhile, Char is also dissatisfied with the state of the mental health system in the future as we see Garibaldi help a man deal with long-term trauma from the Earth-Minbari War. Special guest appearance by Kokopelli.
A visit from an old friend thrusts Sheridan into a mid-career crisis: What the heck is he doing playing diplomat on Babylon 5 when maybe he should be back on the rim exploring the unknown! Life on Babylon 5 hasn’t come easily for Sheridan, just as life for Delenn has become much more complicated after her transformation. And what, if anything, is going on between those two, anyway?
With a promotion comes added responsibility, and Sheridan is all too happy to pass along some new tasks to the newly-ranked Commander Ivanova. Her first assignment in the “fine art of diplomacy” is to sort out the Drazi Green/Purple election, which results in a broken leg and a hostage situation before it’s all resolved, so that’s a clue on how things went. Then again, Drazi election cycles *are* a mess. We discuss this, Londo’s hunger for power, Technomages and more in today’s Babble for Five.
With so many things happening at once in this episode, “Revelations” certainly lives up to the name. Sheridan and his sister reach some closure regarding his deceased wife, tensions are mounting between the Narn and the Centauri, Morden’s back, and Garibaldi’s blindsided by the news that Sinclair is gone without a goodbye. The bright spot? Delenn’s out of her cocoon and she unveils a brand new look! We discuss all of these things, plus the noticeable change in story structure in season two, in this episode of Babble for Five.