Lines of CommunicationJaz2018-01-10T07:49:47-07:00
Original Airdate: April 28, 1997
Writer(s): J. Michael Straczynski
Director(s): John C. Flinn III
Marjorie Monaghan As Number One
Carolyn Barkin As ISN Reporter
G. W. Stevens As Forell
Jean-Luc Martin As Emissary
Synopsis: While viewing ISN reports which continue to paint Sheridan and B5 in a bad light, John realizes that B5 can also use the airwaves to broadcast to the Resistance. He recruits a reluctant Ivanova for the job. On Mars, Franklin and Marcus meet with members of the Resistance and try to convince them to cease their terrorist bombings and work with Babylon 5. A member of the religious caste named Forell brings Delenn news of the Norsai, Minbari allies, being attacked because the warrior caste will no longer protect them. Because of the religious caste’s promise of protection for the Norsai, Delenn takes a fleet of White Stars to investigate. They encounter a fleet of Drakh ships. Upon meeting the Drakh emissary face to face, Delenn realizes that he is a Shadow ally from Z’Ha’Dum. Forell admits that he wants the Drakh to attack the warrior caste to keep them in check. When the Drakh realizes it is Delenn to whom he is speaking, he returns to his ship and initiates an attack against the White Star fleet. The fleet escapes, then returns on the offensive and destroys them. Delenn realizes that she has been away from Minbar for too long, and enjoys a dinner with Sheridan before leaving once again for her homeworld. Franklin and the Resistance leader, Number One, enjoy what can only be assumed is a passionate encounter.
Number One: Do you know what I can do in ten seconds? In ten seconds, I can cripple you for life. In ten seconds I can break you skull open and scope your brains open for cat food.
Sheridan: You have a face, people trust. Ivanova: I would rather have a face people fear. Sheridan: That too.
Ivanova: Wait a minute. What do you mean you did not notice What am I chopped flon? Well OK. Granted, I don’t have any interest in you and you don’t have any interest in me, but if you are going to come barging in here in the middle of the night, the least you could say is Nice outfit Ivanova and then go on a tare.
Lennier: But I can program the parameters into the ship’s Artificial Intelligence matrix. Delenn: And what do you do then. Lennier: Touch that button, and pray very, very fast. Delenn: Start working.
Delenn: Curious thing about humans, Minbari cities remain untouched and unchanged for centuries. I leave for three days and you redecorate.
Number two: And we are supposed to believe one man saying this. Marcus: Yes! If it’s the right man. Mars Resistor: And yea. And what if I said I sprout wings and fly to New York? Huh? Franklin: In your case, I would say you are crazy. But if Sheridan said it, I’ll tell him to stop off on the west side and pick me up some bagels.