Season: 4

Original Airdate: February 3, 1997

Writer(s): J. Michael Straczynski

Director(s): Kevin James Dobson

Guest Stars
Damian London As Minister Milo Virini
Ed Wasser As Mr. Morden

Synopsis: On Centauri Prime, the Minister of Intelligence brings news to Prime Minister Mollari that Lady Adira was not killed by Lord Refa, but by Morden. A crushed Londo exacts revenge on Morden, while at the same time ridding his planet of its last Shadow influence. As a result, Vir sees a long-held wish fulfilled. After contacting the remaining First Ones, Ivanova and Lorien join the allied fleet at Coriana Six. The Vorlons and Shadows arrive, with Sheridan determined to protect the planet’s 6 billion inhabitants. Sheridan and Delenn are taken away to speak with both sides. They convince the Shadows and Vorlons that their races don’t want to be shepherded any more. At that point, Lorien explains that it is now the humans and their allies’ turn to lead the galaxy. The Shadows, Vorlons, and remaining First Ones leave for the Rim, leaving the rest to ponder the dawn of the third age.

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Notable Quotes

Sheridan: A Vorlon said understanding is a three edged sword: your side, their side, and the truth.


Ivanova: Ah hell. (Ship fires) What’s going on.
Lorien: Ah hell, meaning continues fire in Minbari.


Shadow: Will you come with us.
Lorien: I have been here since the beginning. I will not leave you now. I will go with you beyond the rim and we will see again, all those who went ahead of us. All those who we have missed for so long.
Vorlon: Then we will not be alone.
Lorien: No, never alone.


Morden: So what are you going to do Mollari, blow up the island?
Londo: Actually, Now that you mention it.
Morden: NO!!


Morden: Your insane.
Londo: On any other day Mr. Morden, you would be wrong, but today, today is a very different day.


Sheridan: Now get the hell out of our galaxy, both of you.


Sheridan: Tell her to come on in and to hall ass or she will miss all the excitement.
Delenn: Very well. I’ll tell her to hall ass, but that seems to be a very undignified position from which to command one of the whitestar fleet.


Ivanova: My heart and I don’t speak anymore.


Marcus: Did we just win.
Ivanova: Don’t jinx it.


Londo: But every time I have been happy, the universe has conspired to do something nasty to me.


Sheridan: It feels like the magic’s gone.
Delenn: No, not gone. Now we make our own magic. Now we create our own legends. Now we build the future. Now we stop …
Sheridan: … being afraid of shadows.


Londo: And speaking of your associates. We must make sure, that we can talk privately. Do not move. (gun fire and shadow screams) I will have to have that painted over, I suppose.


Lorien: To live on as we have is to leave behind joy, and love, and companionship, because we know it to be transitory, of the moment. We know it will turn to ash. Only those, whose lives are brief can imagine that love … is eternal. You should embrace that remarkable illusion. It may be the greatest gift your race has ever received.


Delenn: Then there is no hope.
Shadow: (as Delenn) There is only Chaos and Evolution.
Vorlon: There is only Order and Obedience. You will do as you are told.
Shadow: (as Delenn) You will fight, because we tell you to fight.
Vorlon: You will die for us, when we tell you to die for us, because the others know no other way.


Sheridan: It’s a new age, Delenn. A third age.
Delenn: Why third.
Sheridan: We began in chaos, to primitive to make our own decisions. Then we were manipulated from the outside, by forces that though they knew what was best for us and now we are finally standing on our own.


Sheridan: (to the Vorlon and Shadow) Who are you? What do you want.
Delenn: You don’t know do you.


Lorien: I look forward to the day when your people join us … beyond the rim. We will wait for you.


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