We shall not see the likes of that hair again.
So we can’t spoil anything about Byron’s future, because, well. But what does this coda to the telepath crisis imply for the rest of the season, and is it paid off?
It’s the end of the Byron arc, in dramatically tragic fashion–which means it is of course time for our own harbinger of doom, Jason Snell, to return to delight in misfortune.
The two threads–the telepath colony crisis and the secret Centauri attacks on ISA ships–get pulled tighter together, with an unexpected rescue of Na’Toth (the real one!) and an entirely expected return of Bester. We’d call it the calm before the storm, but it’s not very calm….
Na’Toth’s back! Yay!
Bester’s back. Um, yay?
What did you think of the predicament Byron’s telepaths have gotten themselves into? And the sticky galacto-political situation? Let’s talk about this episode, but not the next one, here.
Boy, those Interstellar Alliance ambassadors sure can get testy! Where are their grievances, and the telepath crisis, and poor Na’Toth going, anyway?
No more pastels for the Regent, no.
Damian London portrays a very different Regent from the sweet old man we used to know as Londo begins to suspect very dark things are afoot in his supposedly liberated world. It’s an episode full of delightful double acts (Londo/G’Kar), palace intrigue, clumsy politics (hello, Byron) and dark omens. But is there a STORY here? And if not, is that all right?
The poor Regent…
So there’s some stuff happening on Centauri Prime, and Byron’s made his move. How’s that all gonna work out?
As Steven discovers a long-buried secret about an Alliance race, Byron discovers an even more deeply buried secret about telepaths in EVERY race–just as life is getting even rougher for his followers in Down Below. How is the telepath story arc faring, now that we’re looking at it 20 years later? And what the heck IS a BCFMO, anyway?