To quote Chip in the episode: “Third season finale spectacular!”
What did you think about having such a massive cliffhanger for ending a season, especially given that at the time the next season was not guaranteed? What worked for you? What didn’t? Pull apart this episode and everything that has led us here in this space.
“If you go to Z’ha’dum, you will die.”
And take a lot of Shadows with him in the process?
Here is where we get to talk about everything that happens next.
In the way of J. Michael Straczynski, just as things seemed to be coming together and there was room for cautious hope…
someone arrived to upset some apple carts.
Talk about “Shadow Dancing” and previous episodes here!
Anna’s back and just how much is Sheridan’s life going to turn upside down? Now that the League has started something, can they keep it together? And how long before Ivanova picks up the Minbari language? Talk about future events here!
Once again, a seemingly throwaway title hides an episode with a lot of punch to it. Did you expect any of the events in this episode and what do you think about them?
Keep all comments to past and current events. Speculate but do not spoil.
So, a lot of characters take major steps in this episode. And there are consequences aplenty. A lot happened this episode. Here you can pull it all apart and talk about the aftershocks down the line.
Richard Biggs – 2004
Andreas Katsulas – 2006
Jeff Conaway – 2011
Michael O’Hare – 2012
Jerry Doyle – 2016: Statement from J. Michael Straczynski here
We’ve mentioned here and there in our podcasts about some of the actors on “Babylon 5” who died much too young. Now, for the first time since starting the Audio Guide to Babylon 5, we have to deal with the loss of yet another member of the B5 family.
At the time of posting, actor Jerry Doyle – known best by this little podcast circle as Security Chief Michael Garibaldi – has died. That’s about all that is known at the moment, with no details as to how. After “Babylon 5” wrapped, Doyle moved on to try his hand at politics and then became a popular radio host for conservative views, eventually creating the Epic Times website. Doyle would use this platform to support his former castmates, such as promoting Claudia Christian’s efforts in helping people break alcohol addiction. In the statement linked above, J. Michael Straczynski pointed out how he disagreed with Doyle on almost every issue when it came to politics, but valued him both as a friend and as a consummate professional during his acting career.
RIP, Mr. Doyle. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.
(Moderators have moved comments from “Ship of Tears” threads to here. Everyone is welcome to share their thoughts about Doyle’s and other B5 actors’ passing in this thread.)
In which Garibaldi thumps a book and Bester sits in the wrong chair.
“We have a weapon!”
Great, but how well is it deployed? Discuss the telepath revelation and other burning questions with all the spoilers here.
A rather large number of plot threads have suddenly come crashing together and thrown a spotlight of information our way. What did you think of the Sheridan/Morden war and all the byplay it caused? Share your thoughts here, but no spoiling for future episodes!