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?
John “Machiavelli” Sheridan manipulates the alien governments into a fiendish conspiracy against Earth! (Or that’s how ISN might broadcast it these days.) Meanwhile, the Religious Caste is not too thrilled with Delenn making overtures toward Neroon, and bless poor Londo’s heart but now he has to lie about what a good Centauri he’s trying to be. Come join us as B5AG tallies the rumo(u)rs, bargains and lies (oh, my)!
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.
On this episode of Garibaldi, P.I., Michael does NOT don a Hawaiian shirt nor acquire a Ferrari. Instead he picks up a new job opportunity that takes him up against his former security forces. Meanwhile, Ivanova’s new job duties lead to comic relief, or is that “comic” relief, with the character sensation of the 1990s. Or at least his brother.
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 are sorry to report that our Control Group, one Steven Schapansky (not appearing in this episode) had a conniption fit over the lack of descriptiveness in this episode’s title. Wait until he gets a load of next week’s.
Meanwhile, meet the Drakh! Watch Delenn take charge! See Susan roll her eyes at her next assignment! Let your breath catch in your throat as Babylon 5’s power couple prepare to go their separate ways! All this, and some pretty Star Trek-ish chair acting on the White Star bridge, too.
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.