We get a series of glimpses into the future of the “Babylon 5” universe in this episode, technically the second of four finales. You can talk about how well it stuck its landing for you here, but avoid the details from Season 5!
Okay, so now everyone knows there’s going to be a telepath war. And everyone knows that Sheridan and Delenn’s new coalition started something that worked for a very, very VERY long time, but had growing pains.
But the devil is in the details. Here is where you can hang out with the devil.
Sheridan and his forces have succeeded in freeing Earth and its territories from Clark’s totalitarian government. But no good deed goes unpunished, as now the new interim government has to figure out what to do with him. And there’s also this issue of a new alliance of worlds.
Talk about how we got to this point here.
The Earth Civil War has ended and this new thing called an Interstellar Alliance has risen from the League of Non-Aligned Worlds.
Talk about how well it goes here.
Sheridan and his alliance bring an end to their second war in a season of television. And Marcus whispers sweet nothings in Susan’s ear.
Talk about everything that brought us to this point here.
Exeunt one President and one Ranger.
Enter an intergalactic force to liberate Mars and Earth.
Talk about the next acts here.
Everyone to the rescue! Garibaldi, Franklin, and Lyta save Sheridan, the Alliance charges in to help, and Ivanova rains on Earthgov’s ambush parade.
As we careen down the last hill of the rollercoaster that is Season 4, here is where you can talk about everything that has led us here.
Garibaldi’s been allowed to explain. Sheridan has been rescued. Ivanova has broken up what would have been a devastating ambush, but at the cost of her own life. Next up, freeing Mars.
This is where you can talk about all of the results and other things that are coming as we close in on the end of Season 4.
John Sheridan is facing the worst possible situation since Z’ha’dum. And this time it’s at the hands of his own people.
Talk about how we got into this mess here.
John Sheridan is trapped in a vicious, never-ending cycle of physical and mental torture.
Here is where you can talk about the ripple effects going forward.