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Contents: Overview - Backplot - Questions - Analysis - Notes - JMS


Overview

The Vorlon ambassador is nearly killed by an assassin shortly after arriving at the station, and Commander Sinclair is the prime suspect. Tamlyn Tomita as Lt. Cmdr. Laurel Takashima(*). Blaire Baron as Carolyn Sykes(*). Johnny Sekka as Dr. Benjamin Kyle(*). Patricia Tallman as Lyta Alexander(*). John Fleck as Del Varner. Paul Hampton as the Senator.

(*) These characters were originally planned as recurring characters throughout the series, but were replaced for various reasons.

P5 Rating: 6.00

Production number: 0 (Pilot)
Original air date: Feb 22, 1993
DVD release date: December 4, 2001 (barebones)
                  August 17, 2004 (full-featured)

Written by J. Michael Straczynski
Directed by Richard Compton

Note: There are two versions of "The Gathering," the original one as initially aired in 1993 and a reedited special edition first aired in 1998. Items that only apply to one version are so marked.


Backplot

Unanswered Questions

The Station

The Minbari Assassin

Takashima

Lyta Alexander

Sinclair

Del Varner

The Vorlons

The Minbari

The Centauri

Miscellaneous

Analysis

The Plan

Takashima was somehow involved

Lyta may have been involved

The Minbari assassin

Sinclair is inexplicably trusting and friendly with Delenn

Delenn

Londo

G'Kar

Takashima

Garibaldi

Notes

jms speaks

Special Edition (spoilers for future episodes)


Originally compiled by Matthew Ryan mattryan@pobox.com

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