Season: 4

Original Airdate: January 27, 1997

Writer(s): J. Michael Straczynski

Director(s): John Lafia

Guest Stars
Ron Campbell As Drazi Ambassador
Carl Reggiardo As Centauri #1
Mark Bramhall As Centauri #2

Synopsis: The Shadows begin to counter Vorlon attacks with a planet-killing weapon of their own. Ivanova and Lorien embark on a quest for more First Ones. Londo orchestrates the assassination of Cartagia, aided by Vir, and is named new Centauri Prime Minister. As promised, the Centauri leave Narn, whose freed citizens beg G’Kar to lead their people against their former oppressors. Sheridan orders Ranger Ericsson to his death in luring the Shadows to Coriana 6, the site of an impending Vorlon attack.

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Notable Quotes

Sheridan: If they want Armageddon, then by god let’s give to them.

Londo: The emperor is dead.

G’kar: An empty eye sees through to an empty heart.

Sheridan: Giants in the Playground.

Sheridan: We’re going into the heart of the fire; on one side the Vorlons, on the other the Shadows, and us in the middle, whether any of us will ever come back, I don’t know.

Vir: How much more before I can look in the mirror and not see myself? Because I kept looking and I’m always there.

Londo: Time enough for him to stagger back into main room and cry out, Londo killed me. hum? Or maybe just enough time for him to say, Londo kill awgh.
Vir: And then he won’t even get that out, he just maybe go Lond… awgh. Or maybe just be totally delirious and say even thing backwards and say kill Londo awgh.

Londo: They always over wrap these things. You have to be a magician to open it.

Ivanova: It’s hard to believe but even I played with dolls on upon a time.

G’kar: I can see things now, that were invisible to me before.

Sheridan: Though we are not now that strength, which in old days moved earth and heaven. That which we are, we are. One equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will. To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield.

Vir: I was toasting Emperor Cartagia and since he wasn’t here, I drank for him. And then I couldn’t be rude, so I had to drink with him. So first it was me drinking for him, and then him drinking for me. And then I kind of, got into this kind of cycle. And then emperor Cartagia, his glass broke and maybe it was um my glass. Would you like some? Because you know what … I think this Cartagia glass after all, so it would be quite appropriate, don’t you think?
Londo: You drunk.
Vir: Well … Absolute… positive … oh you betta.

Londo: (To Vir) I remember when you first arrived on Babylon 5. You were so full of life, innocent. I was not kind to you. I treated you poorly. I think that I did that, because I was envious of you. Envious that you had come so far and was still innocent in your way. You still believed. I, on the other hand … I can not tell you that your pain will ever go away. I can not tell you that you will every forget his face. I can only tell you, that it was necessary. You may have helped to save our people. You did a hard thing, but you still have your heart and your heart is a good one. You would not be in such great pain, if it was otherwise. It means that there is still hope for you. And for that, I find I still envy you.

Erick: Isil’zha veni, In Valen’s name.

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