Season: 3

Original Airdate: February 26, 1996

Writer(s): J. Michael Straczynski

Director(s): Jim Johnston

Guest Stars
Marshall Teague As Ta’Lon
Vaughn Armstrong As Security Guard #1
Ed Trotta As Lt. General O’Reilly
Gunther Jensen As Nightwatch Guard
Lewis Arquette As General Smits
Richard Barnes As Centauri Official
Tony Rayner As Man

Synopsis: President Clark dissolves the EA Senate and declares martial law on Earth and on B5. Nightwatch subsequently receives orders to take over station security. G’Kar is released from jail three weeks early and later asks to be included in the conspiracy of light. Meanwhile, Lady Morella, third wife of Centauri emperor Turhan, visits B5 at Londo’s request and brings some surprising prophecies for Londo and Vir.

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Notable Quotes

Londo: The Minbari put great emphasis on art, lecture, and music. Yes, but say instead they are decedent people interested only in the pursuit of dubious pleasures. The dubious part is very important. It doesn’t mean anything, but scares people every time.


Sheridan: They will be coming for us next you know?
Ivanova: I know.
Sheridan: (sighs)
Ivanova: I never thought it would end like this.
Sheridan: Me either.


Ivanova: G’kar, what are you doing here?
G’kar: Saving all of us.


Londo: Vir, Intelligence has nothing to do with politics.


Sheridan: Always plant a lie inside the truth. It makes it easier to swallow.


G’kar: We stand at the moment of transition … and I may need your help before this is over.


Lady Morella: You have a chance few others will every have Mollari. You still have 3 opportunities to avoid the fire that waits for you at the end of your journey. You have already wasted two others. You must save the eye that does not see. You must not kill the one who is already dead and at the last, you must surrender yourself to your greatest fear, knowing that it will destroy you. Now if you have failed all the others, that is final chance for redemption.
Londo: I don’t understand.
Lady Morella: The future reveals itself only reluctantly ambassador. Take the sign for what it is. Look for it when it appears.
Londo: I will. Thank you.
Lady Morella: One more thing. You will be emperor. That part of your destiny can not be avoided.
Londo: I see.
Lady Morella: (to Vir) You will also be emperor.
Vir: (Laughs)
Lady Morella: Why are you laughing?
Vir: I thought you were joking.
Lady Morella: We do not joke in the face of prophecy Vir.
Londo: Lady Morella please. We can not both be emperor.
Lady Morella: Correct. One of you will become emperor after the other is dead. It is all we see and all we wish to see.


Londo: One of you will become emperor after the other dies. Nonsense.
Vir: Of course, I’ve made some dinner.
Londo: I’m not hungry
Vir: You’re not saying that you don’t trust me anymore are you Londo. I made your favorite, Spoo.
Londo: I’ll order in.


Sheridan: As of this time, o three fifteen time, Earth standard time, I am placing you under arrest for conspiracy to mutiny and failure to obey the chain of command. The order for Night Watch to take over Babylon 5 security came from the political office. The Political office, dispite it’s connection to the president, is a civilian agency outside the direct chain of command. Orders effecting military personal must come from the military hierarchy. Starting from the President, through the join chiefs of staff, to your immediate superior officers. A senator can not give you a direct order. A governor can not give you a direct order. And neither can the political office. Make no mistake, this is an illegal order. Now we have contacted earthdome and request conformation of this order through proper channels. But since we seem to be having trouble with communication, this may take a several days. Until then, you have two choices, you can stay where you are or you can leave one at a time. On your way out, you will turn in your link, identicard, and weapons. Your be restricted to quarters until the revised orders come in. When that happens anyone who wants to file a complaint against me can do so. Otherwise, have a pleasant stay.


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