Season: 1

Original Airdate: August 8, 1994

Writer(s): J. Michael Straczynski

Director(s): Kim Johnston

Guest Stars
Denise Gentile As Lise Hampton
Doug McCoy As Alpha Seven
Kent Broadhurst As Major Krantz
Tim Choate As Zathras
Frank Costa As B4 Guard
Thomas Rosales, Jr. As Panicked Man

Synopsis: Mysterious transmissions call the crew of B5 to Sector 14, where Babylon 4 disappeared shortly after it became operational. Sinclair and Garibaldi lead a fleet of transport ships to the station to try unload its personnel. The strange alien Zathras searches for the One.

Notable Quotes

Zathras: Either way, it is bad for Zathras.


Sinclair: The time I learned to really appreciate mornings was during the three years, I spent being taught by Jesuits. We used to get up at five O’clock every morning for sunrise mass, then an hour of meditation before class. We would sit … quiet … at peace … breathing in … breathing out … breathing in … breathing out.


Garibaldi: Four … Three … Two … One …
Ivanova: Garibaldi, your a dead man!!!


Zathras: You have a destiny.


Garibaldi: Mind if I ask you a question?
Sinclair: Sure
Garibaldi: Ok, it’s morning. You’re getting ready to go to work. You pull on your pants. Fasten then zip or zip and then Fasten?


Delenn: Summoned I come. In Valen’s name I take the place that has been prepared for me. I am gray. I stand between the candle and the star. We are gray. We stand between the darkness and the light


Zathras: Leave or be trapped here forever.


Zathras: Need place, place to gather, to fight, to organize.
Sinclair: You need Babylon 4 as a base of operations in a war. Is that it?
Zathras: To help save galaxy on the side of light.


Zathras: Zathras knew you would not leave him. Zathras trusts the one.


Sinclair: Why do you need Babylon 4?
Zathras: Zathras tells, you let Zathras go? Finish what Zathras came for?
Garibaldi: Zathras tells maybe we don’t break Zathras’ scrawny little neck.


Zathras: Zathras die, but Zathras die for cause. Maybe stop great war. Maybe Zathras great hero. Maybe build statue to Zathras and others come, remember Zathras.
Major Louis Krantz: What if we take you with us, put you on trial?
Zathras: Zathras not of this time. You take, Zathras die. You leave, Zathras die. Either way, it is bad for Zathras.