Arguably (and JMS alluded to this in his online comments at the time), this episode is “Chrysalis Part Three,” as a new status quo is fully established for Babylon 5. Talk about it, and where it all goes, here!
“Please hold, a commanding officer will be able to assist you in a moment.” But it’s probably not the commanding officer you were expecting, if you were watching B5 without the benefit of the internet community that was anxiously awaiting/dreading this episode. A new season and a turning point begin in “Points of Departure.” If you’re reading this thread, you know where it led–so what do you think about how well this episode set up the future of Babylon 5?
“Nothing’s the same any more.” Boy howdy, do we-who’ve-seen-the-whole-series know it. We know where this is all going, so let’s talk about how “Chrysalis” holds up in that light. Did you think it was monumental when you first saw it? Does Babylon 5 deliver on its promises, or does it underpromise?
Just be sure you don’t talk about [REDACTED] and [YOU KNOW WHO] and [YOU KNOW WHAT] in the spoiler-free thread!
It’s the penultimate episode of Season 1, with a Minbari warleader, a brand spanking new telepath and a replacement for those damn gravity rings. Let’s talk about “Legacies” and everything that came after it.
This is the space where you can discuss all of the things that happened in “TKO” affecting the full arc of Babylon 5.
Really. Right here.
Was the arrival of June Lockhart a sign and/or portent that Babylon 5 was about to turn into a comedy with anthropomorphic vegetables? (“The Great Vegetable Rebellion.” Look it up.) If not, what did “The Quality of Mercy” set up for the future? Talk about that here, not in the Zocalo.
Is this an episode that asks more questions than it answers? What do you think of the Flying Dutchman? Veterans, can you talk about “Babylon Squared” without spoiling it?
Tune in to see how well we did in avoiding spoilers before the jumpgate next Sunday with our special guest L.M. Myles.
B5‘s first explicit two-parter introduced the Great Machine. What other impact did it have on the five-year arc? Let the spoilers fly!
This is the discussion thread for those of you who want to ruthlessly investigate “Eyes” and its succeeding episodes as vigorously as Col. Ari Ben Zayn would have!