Writer(s): J. Michael Straczynski (story and teleplay) Harlan Ellison (story)
Director(s): Jesus Trevino
Guest Stars Denise Gentile As Lise Hampton-Edgars Neil Bradley As Tru’nil Jeffrey James Castillo As Guard Walter Williamson As Paretti
Synopsis: Tessa Holloran, once the leader of the Mars Resistence and now an elected member of the Mars provisional government, arrives on Babylon with a message for Garibaldi and Lise: there will be an assassination attempt. She tells them someone connected with Edgars Industries on Mars is afraid they will discover and reveal black projects the company was working on. The Narn population of Babylon 5 continues to follow G’Kar, awaiting a word of wisdom or advice. Some are angry that he plans to leave the station; they believe he should stay and teach or return to their homeworld and lead. G’Kar visits Lyta in her cell to let her know she is welcome to leave the station with him. Sheridan devises a plan ,a public going-away for G’Kar, to draw Garibaldi’s potential assassin into the open. The man is caught, however an angry Narn tries to shoot G’Kar at the same time and seriously wounds Lise instead. When she awakens, Garibaldi makes plans for a quick wedding ceremony. Tessa and Sheridan discuss Mars’s difficulty in getting Earth to recognize their independence. Sheridan assures her that the Interstellar Alliance recognizes the new government and offers to let them open a diplomatic office on Minbar. This also gives Sheridan an idea… Garibaldi enlists Lyta’s help to discover who hired the assassin and learns it was the Board of Directors for Edgars Industries. Garibaldi contacts the board and introduces the new head of intelligence for the Alliance,Tessa, and promises if they do not resign immediately he will use information he has gathered about their extracurricular hobbies along with what Holloran knows of their activities during the fight for Mars resistance to bring them down. Dr. Franklin and Tessa, who had a relationship on Mars, share a moment before they part to begin their new jobs. Delenn returns from Minbar just as Garibaldi and his bride are leaving for Mars. Garibaldi thanks Sheridan and Delenn for their frienship and says goodbye.
Garibaldi: This is a check for five hundred thousand credits. It will be deposited into a secret account tomorrow morning. If anything should happen to Lise and me, you know, slip in the shower, fall down a flight of stairs, or die from anything other than old age, this money will be paid out to certain individuals who will take out each and ever one of you. Now I would have to imagine that a hundred thousand credits a head, every mercenary between hear and Earth will be out looking to hunt you down.
Sheridan: But, I’ve had an idea and you know how dangerous that can be.
Garibaldi: It’s just that my family, my … my mom and dad they pasted away a long, long time ago. The two of you, and Stephen, G’kar, hell even Londo, your the, your the closest thing I’ve had to a family. You know, I … I never thought I was going to make it out of here alive, I always figured I’d end up face down somewhere in brown sector. I’m glad it did not happen. Cause now, I have … have a chance to have a family of my own. Maybe I can find a little happiness. I have the … I have the two of you to thank for that, more than anyone else in the world and … I … don’t … I don’t have the words. I just wish G’kar was here, because he would know what to say. Sheridan: Uh, you did just fine Michael.
G’kar: You see … I … I believe that when we leave a place part of it goes with us and part of us remains. Go any where in this station when it is quiet and just listen. After a while you will hear the echoes of all our conversations, every thought and word we’ve exchanged. Long after we are gone, our voices will linger in these walls for as long as this place remains. But I will admit that the part of me is going, will very much miss the part of you that is staying. Sheridan: You take care of yourself out there old friend. Maybe we will meet up again down the road a ways, huh. G’kar: Maybe so.
Franklin: When this place was built, I think irony was of the primary materials used in construction.
Lyta: It’s ironic. You have to leave because everybody wants you. There fighting over you. And I have to leave because nobody wants me. G’kar: And yet we are the same in many ways.
G’kar: I find I am actually looking forward to seeing the universe with you along side, Lyta. Perhaps we will find something extraordinary. Perhaps something extraordinary will find us. Either way, it’s going to be quite an adventure. Lyta: I smell another book coming. G’kar: What a wonderful idea.
G’kar: We are all the sum of our tears; To little and the ground is not fertile and nothing can grow there; to much, the best of us is washed away.
Garibaldi: Awgh, I feel like I have just thrown up everything I have eaten in the last twelve years.