Season: 4

Original Airdate: November 25, 1996

Writer(s): J. Michael Straczynski

Director(s): David J. Eagle

Guest Stars
Ed Wasser As Mr. Morden
Wayne Alexander As Lorien
Wortham Krimmer As Emperor Cartagia of the Centauri Republic
Khin-Kyaw Maung As Worker
Terry Urdang As Young Woman

Synopsis: The Vorlons continue their attacks on worlds with any kind of Shadow influence. Ivanova broadcasts continual updates to the colonies in the path of the armada. Sheridan, now being revered because of his return from Z’Ha’Dum, has Garibaldi ask the Vorlon ambassador to leave the station because of the attacks. Garibaldi remains suspicious of Sheridan and especially Lorien, while Franklin and others still seem suspicious of Garibaldi. Lyta helps lure the Vorlon from his quarters, then a security team ambushes him in a specially modified corridor. Sheridan gets caught in the crossfire while trying to save Delenn. The piece of Kosh within him emerges and battles the Vorlon ambassador, and they both leave the station in a huge energy spike. Londo is frightened by the Vorlon advance and urges Cartagia to expel the Shadows from the planet. However, the Emperor sees this as a perfect way to achieve his promised godhood and is looking forward to their destruction of Centauri Prime. Londo convinces Cartagia to take G’Kar to Narn for trial and execution. Cartagia is bothered by the way G’Kar is looking at him, and orders his eye plucked out. Delenn is anxious that Sheridan blames her for what happened at Z’Ha’Dum, but he allays that fear. He later presents her with an engagement ring.

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Notable Quotes

Ivanova: Once again, please remain calm. Right now our greatest enemy is fear.

Sheridan: I um … I wanted you to have this. I got it down in the Zocalo. It’s not what I had exactly in mind, but um … It’s temporary until I can get you a real engagement ring. Um it’s an Earth custom. See you give someone you love an engagement ring as kind of down payment another ring. The kind you exchange when you get married. I don’t know when we will be able to get around to that part of it. We may not survive the next two weeks, but I wanted you to have this and for you to know that whatever time I have left, I want to spend it with you.

Garibaldi: Look, if you want me to fall on my sword for you. That’s what I’m here for. Tell me what happens. Assuming he doesn’t frag me, just for kicks.

Lorien: I did the best I could. I gave him back a portion of his life, but only a portion.
Delenn: How long.
Lorien: In human terms, baring injury and illness, perhaps twenty years, but no more than that.
Delenn: Twenty years.
Sheridan: I’ll be in my early sixty by then. It’s a good run Delenn.
Delenn: You told me, that humans live to be hundred years old, even older. You can.
Lorien: Twenty years, no more. And then one day, he will simply stop.

Garibaldi: And then what.
Ivanova: And then what what.
Garibaldi: Well if we lose then there is no then what and if we win, then what next? We are still renegades. I don’t think there is anyone left on this side of the galactic core we haven’t already honked off. Can’t go home. Sometimes I don’t know which scares me more, wining or losing.
Ivanova: God, I thought I was depressing.

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