“It’s the end. But the moment has been prepared for.” In this pop culture-poaching edition of B5AG (seriously, we apologize for the Scarecrow and Mrs. King theme) we bring The Incomparable‘s Jason Snell back for something of a regeneration story (OK, that’s our last Doctor Who reference. Ish.) as we welcome the arrival of Bruce Boxleitner as Captain John Sheridan! Is Chip suffering from FOMS (Fear Of Missing Sinclair)? Can Jason adjust to guesting on an episode that isn’t hideously dark and depressing? All this, plus a quick drop-in from our Control Group, Steven, in an Audio Guide podcast that is not quite as long as the last one.
At this point I am desperately hoping that there are at least a few of you who have never seen Babylon 5 before, are watching it for the first time, are stepping off at the spoiler jumpgate during the podcast, and had no idea what’s coming in this episode.
This thread is for you, as well as those who want to just talk about “Points of Departure” while smugly refusing to reveal the future.
“Please hold, a commanding officer will be able to assist you in a moment.” But it’s probably not the commanding officer you were expecting, if you were watching B5 without the benefit of the internet community that was anxiously awaiting/dreading this episode. A new season and a turning point begin in “Points of Departure.” If you’re reading this thread, you know where it led–so what do you think about how well this episode set up the future of Babylon 5?