Consequences arrive almost immediately after the death of Kosh, as a distraught Lyta Alexander meets the new boss, not the same as the old boss. Meanwhile, Dr. Franklin goes on an appropriative journey. Please discuss “Walkabout” here, but please leave the spoilers in the other place.
Stephen Franklin begins his “Walkabout” in this episode. Where is it going? How is New Kosh like New Coke (an ancient B5 joke that Chip is even embarrassed to bring up)? Any hints to Lyta’s future in this episode? Spoil away here.
Chaos! Loss! Destruction! So much awfulness happens to our poor characters in this episode, so of course Jason “Schadenfreude” Snell is back with us! (Also, he’s sitting in for Shannon, who was out sick for this one.) It’s the full meal deal: meat (Kosh and the Vorlons), potatoes (Stephen and the stims), and undefined vegetables that your hosts couldn’t settle on (Londo and … Adira…?). Strap in for a podcast about an episode you can really sink your teeth into.
Once again, a seemingly throwaway title hides an episode with a lot of punch to it. Did you expect any of the events in this episode and what do you think about them?
Keep all comments to past and current events. Speculate but do not spoil.
So, a lot of characters take major steps in this episode. And there are consequences aplenty. A lot happened this episode. Here you can pull it all apart and talk about the aftershocks down the line.
Since the station’s secession from the Earth Alliance, it was inevitable that Our Intrepid Heroes’ relationship with perennial antagonist Bester would change. Did you see this coming, however? More to the point, did you expect that in the closing seconds of the episode, “This cold war just got hot”?
(We’ll give you bonus points worth absolutely nothing if you recall the source of that quote.)
“Ship of Tears” always makes one of your cohosts think of the Robert Plant song from _Now and Zen_. Or the line from Wang Chung’s “Everybody Have Fun Tonight.” Fortunately, he does not embarrass himself about this fact on the podcast. And therefore no one will ever know which cohost it was.
In which Garibaldi thumps a book and Bester sits in the wrong chair.
“We have a weapon!”
Great, but how well is it deployed? Discuss the telepath revelation and other burning questions with all the spoilers here.
It’s that lovable scamp Vir’s turn for a love story, and it’s also time for an exploration of the banality of evil and the horrors of genocide. Plus Ivanova gives sex advice and Delenn seasons flarn! You might think that “Sic Transit Vir” has the makings of an uneven episode. Several of your co-hosts might agree with you.
With a name like “Abrahamo Lincolni,” it’s got to be good. (TM)