Season: 1

Original Airdate: February 28, 1994

Writer(s): J. Michael Straczynski

Director(s): Richard Compton

Guest Stars
Walter Koenig As Alfred Bester
Julia Nickson As Catherine Sakai
William Allen Young As Jason Ironheart
Felicity Waterman As Kelsey

Synopsis: Babylon 5 hosts a festival celebrating the religious diversity of the station’s inhabitants. Ambassador G’Kar receives a message that he is being stalked by an assassin on behalf of another Narn as retribution. This makes the ambassador very wary of his new aide, Na’Toth, until she helps him track down the real assassin. Sinclair’s former lover Catherine Sakai arrives in pursuit of business. Ambassador Delenn’s attache Lennier arrives on Babylon 5, fresh from the temple. Londo hosts a demonstration of Centauri religion, a celebration thanking the gods for the Centauri victory over the Xon. Delenn hosts a Minbari ritual which doubles as a ceremony of rebirth and marriage. Sinclair and Sakai rekindle their romance.

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Notable Quotes

Delenn: I can not have aid who will not look up. You will be forever walking into things.

Tu’Pari: You are to know pain. (sounds of G’kar in pain) You are to know fear and then you are to die at the required hour.

Londo: Do you know what the last Xon said just before he died? Awgh!
Vir & Londo, Laughing.

Londo: Oh come on, commander. Loosen up. You supposed to enjoy yourself.

Ivanova: (from the com link) Commander Sinclair. Commander? Commander Sinclair?
Catherine Saki: I don’t mean to alarm you, but your pants are talking to you.
Sinclair: I know.

Vir: Ah! He has become one with his inner self.
Garibaldi: He’s passed out.
Vir: That too.

G’kar: You will know pain.
Na’Toth: And you will know fear.
G’kar: and then you will die. Have a pleasant flight.

Delenn: Will you follow me into fire, into storm, into darkness, into death? And the Nine said Yes. Then do this in testimony to the one who will follow, who will bring death couched in the promise of new life and renewal disguised as defeat. From birth through death and renewal, you most put aside old things, old fears, old lives. This is your death, the death of flesh, the death of pain, the death of yesterday. Taste of it, and be not afraid. For, I am with you until the end of time. Taste of it. and so, it begins

Tu’Pari: Are you ambassador G’kar?
G’kar: This is ambassador G’kar’s quarters. This is ambassador G’kar’s table. This is ambassador G’kar’s dinner. What part of this progression escapes you?!

G’karSings thinking of thinking of calling someone.

Londo: Have I ever told you, that you are very cute, for a minbari. Oh and you are cute too, in an annoying sort way. Everybody’s cute. Everybody’s cute. Even me. But in purple, I am stunning.

Delenn: Will you follow me into fire, into storm, into darkness, into death

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