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.
Somehow we made it through the whole episode without a John Barrowman reference. Chip considers this a personal failing. But, hey, let’s advance the Earth plot line a bit, spend significant time on another planet, and continue the buddy-movie adventures of Marcus and Steven. Plus, the Sheribaldi shippers take another gut punch…
(Is “Sheribaldi” a thing? Some of us are curious, and some of us are afraid.)
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.