Sheridan has mutiny on his mind as he’s working to persuade Earth Force members to pull away and join the resistance. And he’s trying to find ways to finish the fight. Meanwhile, Londo and G’Kar’s bad blood isn’t stopping Londo from trying to connect. Oh, and the CGI is better.
We’ve got a lot to cover in this episode — Garibaldi working for the rich, Bester pulling strings, Lyta making concessions, Neroon redeeming himself, and Sheridan making key decisions. In between, we hear theories about who Edgars really is, disappointment in Lyta’s choices and a record number of *NAUGHTY* beeps for a single episode.
The Minbari Civil War brings out the depth of the convictions of several of our favorite Minbari. Delenn’s guilt drives her further down the path of redemption. Lennier’s devotion helps him save the day. And Neroon’s jerk-ness might lead to even more bloodshed. Oh, and Sheridan’s best plan yet comes to fruition.
Garibaldi has been a busy guy. But he’s been running with a lousy crowd. This week, the rift between him and Sheridan only grows when his security clearance is canceled. Meanwhile, Ivanova works with Zathras for power (literal, not figurative) and becomes a news anchor.
Delenn and Franklin both play generals — Delenn pulling out some leadership to deal with both the Drakh and with Sheridan. Meanwhile on Mars, Franklin and Marcus meet Number One, and together they start implementing plans to do more than what’s been done on the red planet before.
Franklin and Marcus are on Mars, meeting with the leaders of the resistance — and already, death has shown up on their doorstep. Ivanova has to deal with some less-than-savory characters to help Babylon 5 keep moving forward. Garibaldi continues his neural descent. And a discussion about a ritual between Sheridan and Delenn leads to the longest “Naughty” bleep in “Babble for 5” history.
Minbari society? Pffft. We dig into the half-truth (or the lie?) upon which the society is built. With that, Delenn taps into a new mood, and her past transgressions see new light. Meanwhile, G’Kar gets a new eye, Marcus and Franklin travel to Mars… and Char sings.
Another episode centered around ISN, another journalism lesson from Patrick. First of all: Sheridan needs media training. Second: The audience is too malleable for its own good thanks to a lack of diversity in sources. And third: Propaganda isn’t journalism.
How lighthearted can things be when you’re blowing up a planet? Let’s find out! Bester is back, Lyta and Zack Allan are sparking something between them, someone’s controlling Garibaldi… and our hosts are diving down a rabbit hole of potential Babylon 5 fanfic.
The Shadow War has finally come to an (anticlimactic) end — and we’re thinking about what that means and how the show might change moving forward. Now, the Babylon 5 crew has to build something new. Meanwhile, Londo’s facing smaller consequences than he was just a few days ago, but nonetheless he’s showing his authority.