Things continue to coalesce in an episode with a surprising number of continuity callbacks all the way from the pilot. Talk about what goes on and how we got here in this chat.
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Earhart’s: “Darkness Ascending” Spoiler Space
We’re back in arc territory, or at least multiple plotlines are beginning to come together with probably tragic results in some cases. Here you can talk about what’s ahead for the Alliance and the Centauri, G’Kar and Lyta, Garibaldi and Lise, and anything else that is looming in the titular darkness.
Zocalo: Spoiler-Free Discussion of “The Corps Is Mother, The Corps Is Father”
Bester is back yet again, chasing yet another problem telepath to Babylon 5. This time his backup is two brand-new interns, about to get a fast education on pursuit procedures and just what it’s like having to work with mundanes who don’t trust you. Tell us what you thought of this episode here, without spoiling future episodes or any tie-in media.
Earhart’s: “The Corps Is Mother, The Corps Is Father” Spoiler Space
It’s Psi Cop Bester’s turn for a day-in-the-life episode as we continue toward the end of the series. Here’s the place to talk about any events going forward from this point as well as events in the novels/comics/other tie-in media.
Zocalo: Spoiler-Free Discussion of “Day of the Dead”
What happens when a sci-fi show that has made it to the last of its planned seasons lands one of the hottest writers in comics to pen an episode?
You get a Babylon 5 episode that goes to some interesting places.
Here you can talk about Neil Gaiman’s “Day of the Dead” and the things that came before it.
Earhart’s: “Day of the Dead” Spoiler Space
Here we can freely talk about the fallout from Lochley actually selling a part of the Babylon 5 station to the Brakiri when the Drazi had put in an offer first. And also Rebo and Zooty’s stellar careers as politicians, ushering in an era of peace that lasted centuries.
Or, you know, true spoilers from “Day of the Dead”.
Zocalo: Spoiler-Free Discussion of “Learning Curve”
In which we see Ranger trainees as they try to apply what they’ve taken from their lessons to the reality of Babylon 5 and Captain Lochley as she continues to adjust to the realities of her new position. Does the titular learning curve get too steep at times? Talk about this episode and everything that came before here.
Earhart’s: “Learning Curve” Spoiler Space
A second crime boss has been thwarted by security. Will there be a third down the road?
We get a closer look at how Ranger training works and the personalities involved. Will we see more of them once Sheridan and Delenn move the ISA headquarters to Minbar?
Lochley has been overruled a second time on station matters by an ISA leader. Will there be a third and is she going to start fighting this?
Here you can talk about this episode and everything that happens after it.
Zocalo: Spoiler-Free Discussion of “The Paragon of Animals”
It was easy to get everyone to agree to do something. Now President Sheridan has to get them to all agree on how to do it. He gets unexpected help from the same telepath group that he granted sanctuary to.
Talk about this episode and everything before it here.
Earhart’s: “The Paragon of Animals” Spoiler Space
As if nearly being assassinated on the eve of his inauguration wasn’t bad enough, Interstellar Alliance President John Sheridan now has to pull off the impossible and convince everyone to sign the declaration of
independence principles even as G’Kar continues to edit the darn thing. And Lyta meets the new telepaths.
Chat about how these things shake out later in the season here.