This is the thread in which we argue why “Grey” is not spelled “gray” in this context.
You might think a lot happens in this one. (Please don’t spoil.)
We think you might have a lot to talk about.
Shannon, Chip and Hugo Award winner Erika take a leisurely saunter with Stephen Franklin down the dark alleys of Downbelow as he goes on “Walkabout” to find himself. Along the way they explore just why the heck they couldn’t remember that this episode also has a kick-butt Shadow War subplot, discuss whether Stephen’s walkabout is cultural appropriation gone wrong, and celebrate one Patricia Tallman.
(Congratulations to our friends at Uncanny Magazine for winning the Hugo Award for Best Semiprozine! Every member of the editorial staff has appeared on this podcast.)
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.