An awful lot of territory was covered in this episode: the end of the Minbari Civil War, the escalation of the conflict with Earth, and Bester’s machinations with Lyta and (apparently) Michael. Too much? Or was this a rollercoaster ride that wasted no time? Pleasedon’tspoilthanks.
We’re not gonna lie, there’s a lot of set-up here for the remainder of Season 4 and for Season 5. How’d they execute the set-up, and where does it lead?
This is where you talk about how we got to all these rumors, bargains and lies.
This is where you talk about the outcomes of all these rumors, bargains, and lies.
JMS dips his toes into the private-eye genre and gives Garibaldi some trouble. We find one thing that G’Kar and Londo can agree on. And Ivanova puts the finishing touches on the “Voice of the Resistance” broadcast with a bit of help from Stephen and… Zathras?
Talk about the past and present here, but not the future. That’s another thread.
Think of the most awkward way ever to run into your ex again after a long while.
Garibaldi has you beat.
Think of the weirdest way you run into a look-alike of a long-lost friend and assume it’s him.
Ivanova has you beat.
Think of that time you thought for sure you could get two of your buds on board with a great idea, only for them both to shut you down.
Sheridan has you beat.
Talk about what happens next in all of these situations here.
We have a mess on Mars. We apparently have a mess on Minbar. We’ve had a mess on the station for a while. And now it looks like we might have a previously undiscovered mess left by the Shadows. This is where you can talk about how the heck we got here.
This episode introduced us to the Drakh.
Here you can talk about what they are and what they do.
And what happens on Mars and the station and Minbar and everything else that is going to happen.
Things are finally heating up on the Earth front. Stephen and Marcus have made it to Mars and are bickering like the married couple they’re impersonating. Ivanova is giving Sheridan some much-needed time off so she can make things happen. Given free time, Sheridan gets into trouble with Garibaldi…and Delenn.
Talk about everything leading up to this episode here.
Mars is bright tonight, which foretells…something.
(Sorry, wrong franchise. No centaurs in the B5 universe.)
Talk about what “Racing Mars” starts and continues here.