Two out of three podcasters surveyed loved “(The) Exercise of Vital Powers.” Worldbuilding! One out of three didn’t. Lots of talking! Find out who’s on which side, and where we all stand on the issue of Sudden Telepathy as a Plotline Resurgence.
So, there’s a whole lot of discussion and much is learned in this episode. The frozen telepaths are back and Franklin is trying to do something with them. Good thing Lyta happens by. Garibaldi finally meets his new boss, who just might be more of a super-villain than Garibaldi’s current view of Sheridan. Talk about it all here without going forward.
If you’re in this thread, you know what Sheridan told Franklin. You know what Garibaldi did next. You know how things went down. And you get to talk all about it here.
Well, Sheridan promised us last episode that things would get super serious. JMS wastes no time; there’s a reason all of Season 4 shares a title with this episode. Too much, too quickly, too soon? And how did you feel when G’Kar refused Londo’s drink?
The information has been gathered, the plans have been laid.
Now it’s time to kick some butt.
Talk about the liberation of Proxima 3 and everything that has led up to it here.
Here begins the campaign to liberate Earth. And here is where you can talk about how well that turned out in upcoming episodes.
Stuffed to the gills with plot, “Moments of Transition” puts a pin in the Minbari Civil War, puts the screws to Lyta Alexander’s career, puts Michael Garibaldi at odds with both his new employer and his (former?) friends, and puts one Alfred Bester in the catbird seat.
Speaking of Bester, that character’s appearance brings independent Mac and iPhone developer James Thomson to the show as our fourth chair, ’cause he really likes Bester. We’re not sure what that says about him and will eye him with suspicion henceforth.
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?
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)!