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.
Commander Sinclair has a dock workers strike on his hands, and the poor guy just can’t catch a break. He’s dealing with demands for better working conditions on one side, and pressure from the Earth Senate on the other side to end the strike as soon as possible. This is why middle management sucks and we feel for the guy.
Addiction is a tough cycle to break, especially when you have a long pattern of abuse like Michael Garibaldi. In the past, his drinking has cost him more than one job, but he’s stayed sober on Babylon 5 — until an old acquaintance visits the station and triggers memories he would rather forget. When he’s also framed for sabotage and feels that he’s at risk of losing everything good in his life, old patterns of behavior take hold. Listen to our thoughts on this story as well Ivanova’s emerging sarcasm in this Babble for Five.
“Believers” poses an ethical drama with a child’s life at stake. Those closest to the situation all differ on their solutions to this issue, but they all feel strongly that their belief is correct. Who, if anyone, *is* right? What *are* rules, anyway? We ponder these questions and more in this installment of Babble for Five.