Season: 2

Original Airdate: November 14, 1994

Writer(s): J. Michael Straczynski

Director(s): Andrew Prowse

Guest Stars
Edward Conery As Devereaux
Neil Bradley As Purple Drazi
Warren Tabata As Guard
William Forward As Lord Refa
Michael Ansara As Elric

Synopsis: Ivanova, just promoted to full commander, is assigned to mediate a dispute among the Drazi on B5. A group of technomages makes a stop on the station. Refa visits Londo with the news that he is being lauded in the Senate for his swift and thorough reaction to the Narn problem.

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Garibaldi: Well howdy do, sir. I’m looking for the lady of the house, assuming you not the lady of the house. Anyway, I’m here to sell you something to make your life easier, cleaner, and all around happier. Yes, sir, the ACME handy dandy microhelper. Right here in this box.


Elric: You don’t frighten easily.
Vir: I work for Ambassador Mollari. After a while, nothing bothers you.


Ivanova: That’s a hell of a thing to tell someone. Aha, no pressure. Fine, fine. Ivanova to Security: tell the Drazis we’ll meet in chambers and will try this again. If I can figure out how to stand up.


Drazi: Green. Purple.


Ivanova: As you all know we are having a bit of a problem here right now. The aforementioned problem being that you keep trying to beat each other senseless with blunt interments. Banging up against the bulkhead, pounding, mugging, jumping and generally carrying on cranky. And while some of the other species wouldn’t mind if you wiped each other out, even they would prefer if you did so quietly. But this station is dedicated to the goal of finding peaceful solutions to our problems. We would like to find one here. Now you can start by helping me to understand the precise nature of the conflict between the two sides that you have setup.
Purple Drazi: Green
Green Drazi: Purple
Ivanova: No, I understand that there are two factions, but what is your point of contention? Where do you disagree with each other?
Green Drazi: Purple
Purple Drazi: Green
Ivanova: Yes, but who gets to wear the purple sash and who gets to wear the green sash? I mean, is it based on income or cast or rank or..
Green Drazi: We put green and purple in great barrel equal to numbers of Drazi. Then we reach in, we take. Where there was one Drazi people now there are two. The two fight until there are one.
Ivanova: That’s it? It’s totally random, arbitrary?


Ivanova: I can’t had the station disrupted any further. This has to stop. And has to stop now! Look, I just hobbled all the way over blue sector. You can, at least, let me talk to him.


Lord Refa: When we heard that you would personally take care of the problem. Well …
Londo: Yes, I’m sure it sounded quite absurd.
Lord Refa: More like insane.


Sheridan: So in other words, you’re perfect for the job, because you’re paranoid and compulsive
Franklin: Or compulsively paranoid
Garibaldi: Who told you to say that?


Elric: We are dreamers, shapers, singers, and makers. We study the mysteries of laser and circuit, crystal and scanner, holographic demons and education’s of equations. These are the tools we employ and we know many things.
Sheridan: Such as.
Elric: The true secrets, the important things, 14 words to make someone fall in love with you forever. 7 words to make them go without pain or say good-bye to a friend who is dying. How to be poor. How to be rich. How to rediscover dreams when the world has stolen them.


Elric: I see a great hand reaching out of the stars. the hand is your hand. I heard sounds, the sounds of billions of people calling your name.
Londo: My followers?
Elric: Your victims.


Elric: Do not try the patience of Wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.


Elric: I could warn you of course, but you would not listen. I could kill you, but someone would take your place. So I do the only thing I can, I go.


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