If Babylon 5 were a snowglobe, this episode would be the moment where someone shook it up. We end season one with Garibaldi in critical condition, the Earth president dead (presumably assassinated), Delenn in some sort of cocoon, ramped up tensions between the Narn and Centauri, and Londo realizing that he might have made a deal with the devil. Oh, and there’s a marriage proposal in the mix just for good measure. Is your head spinning with all the possibilities about what could happen? Ours are.
What do you get when you mix capital punishment, an alien energy transfer device, and a Centauri playing cards with certain parts of his anatomy? You get “The Quality of Mercy,” the episode we discuss in this episode of Babble for Five. The former topics on the death-y side provoke moral questions on everything from Earth’s justice system to what it means to be a healer in 2258. On the latter side, we have the odd couple of Londo and Lennier stirring up trouble in the casino.
Fasten/zip or zip/fasten? We tackle this question and the intricacies of time travel in this episode, where we react to “Babylon Squared.” Patrick’s reaction to this episode is not what Char expected, so we want to know what YOU thought after you watched this episode for the first time. Let us know in the comments on YouTube!
Did part two of “A Voice in the Wilderness” live up to its predecessor’s hype? We dissect what worked and what didn’t in this episode of Babble for Five.
We’re tackling the start of a two-parter in this #BabbleForFive, and it is AMPED! Garibaldi is turning the galaxy upside-down in his search for a former love, Londo’s doing the Hokey Pokey, and Ivanova reminds everyone of the Babylon 5 Mantra. The biggest bombshell, though, comes from Patrick as he reaches a major turning point in his Babylon 5 watch. Tune in and find out what changed for him after we watched “A Voice in the Wilderness, Part 1.”
Thoughts and feelings swirl about in this one — between Minbari and Minbari, between Minbari and humans, and between Patrick and Delenn? Yep. He’s pretty fired up after this one, so we hope you tune in and listen to why he’s come to a newfound dislike for a main character. Meanwhile, Char has some strong feelings about the b-plot, so it’s heated feelings all around in this one.
Patrick’s perception of Ivanova’s relationship with her mother takes a turn when he watches today’s Babylon 5 episode, “Eyes.” Find out what has changed and what we think of 1992 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycles in today’s episode of Babble for Five.
In this Babble for Five, we delve into “The Legendary Adventures of Gajic and Jinxo.” Find out if we think their intergalactic search for the Holy Grail is honorable, just plain nuts, or if it commands our begrudging respect. And remember: “There is always a boom tomorrow.”
Walker Smith, an old friend of Garibaldi, visits the station. What ensues is essentially “Rocky” in space minus the commies. Char’s not a fan. She is, however, a fan of the B-plot centering around Ivanova finally coming to terms with her father’s death. Also, Zima lives on.
This Mr. Morden guy is bad news. He wants the answer to only one question: What do you want? What does *he* want? And that’s not the only creepy thing in this episode, because the Demigorgan from Stranger Things makes a cameo in this episode.