Another attack on an Alliance ship brings Garibaldi to the Drazi homeworld
to search for a witness. G'Kar finds himself the object of unwanted attention.
P5 Rating: 8.57
Production number: 513
Original air date: April 8, 1998
DVD release date: April 13, 2004
Written by J. Michael Straczynski
Directed by John Copeland
episodic soundtrack is available.
- Garibaldi's drinking has begun to seriously impair his
ability to do his job, and although he seems to realize he has a
problem, he has so far refused to mention it to anyone.
- While G'Kar was with Londo on Centauri Prime, some Narn
broke into his quarters and stole his book. It has, in under a month,
gained great popularity, and may soon outsell the Book of G'Quon. As
a result, many Narn now consider G'Kar a holy figure, and are gathering
on Babylon 5 to hear him speak.
- Franklin has been offered a position in Earthdome, as
head of xenobiological research. The position is currently held by
Dr. Benjamin Kyle
but Kyle intends to step down at the end of the year. Franklin will
use the position to continue his research on cross-species diseases
- Although Alliance member worlds are officially obliged
to boycott certain products (dust and some other drugs, certain
biological weapons, etc.) many of them simply use smugglers to
trade in forbidden goods unofficially.
- Who was the Drazi who attacked Garibaldi's friend?
- Did G'Kar get the original copy of his book back? Will
he continue to work on it, or was it finished?
- Although the conclusion was correct, Garibaldi's evidence
that the Centauri are involved in the attacks on Alliance ships wasn't
very solid. Londo appeared to believe that buttons from palace guards
weren't particularly hard to come by; given that the parties behind
the attacks had planted evidence before, an item pointing to the
Centauri could have been just another attempt at misdirection.
- G'Kar started writing his book in B5's brig in
"Messages from Earth."
- Garibaldi drinks "Afterburner" brand whiskey.
- It hurts more to punch Drazi than other races.
- Drazi are vulnerable to motion sickness.
- The streets of Drazi cities are all extremely narrow,
an architectural holdover from pre-flight times intended to make it
harder for invading armies to maneuver.
- Drazi homes tend to have large open patio areas,
since Drazi are traditionally an outdoor race.
- Each season we have increased the amount of CGI we've done,
both in the amount and the complexity of the shots, and this season is
no exception. We're trying some new things, different kinds of
CGI...you'll see some of that in "The Ragged Edge," for instance. Much
more sophisticated compositing, more difficult to shoot, but more
- Now that Londo is back, why doesn't Sheridan warn
him about what he saw in
"War Without End?"
This comes from not separating out what we the viewers know, from what
the characters know.
What Sheridan knows is that 17 years from now, Londo had something on
his shoulder called a Keeper, which may or may not have a direct
connection with the apparent attack on Centauri Prime by Shadow allies.
What he doesn't know is, did this happen 16 years ago? Or six months
ago? What process led it to happen? What should he be warning Londo
*about*? He saw the result...but what process, what event should he
warn Londo about to avoid this? He doesn't know that the Regent has a
keeper, the Regent could be acting in these ways for his own reasons
Further, there's a certain trickiness about time stuff. Okay, so he
warns Londo about something he doesn't really understand...does he now
change the future? Does he have someone else other than Londo now on
the throne, who won't spare his and Delenn's lives?
There are too many variables, and not enough actually known by him, to
say anything that would be of any use to anyone.