Season: 1

Original Airdate: March 7, 1994

Writer(s): D. C. Fontana

Director(s): Janet Greek

Guest Stars
Michael Paul Chan As Roberts
Mike Gunther As Alien #1
Diane Adair As Mila Shar
Mark Hendrickson As Thegras

Synopsis: Members of the Home Guard, an anti-alien, Earth first movement, begin attacking non-humans on Babylon 5. The victims include a Minbari poet who is a friend of Delenn, and a teenage Centauri couple who have fled to the station to avoid arranged marriages. Ivanova’s former lover Malcolm arrives on the station and wants to reconcile with her. However, she learns that he is behind the Home Guard attacks and works with Sinclair and Garibaldi to trap and arrest him and his group. Sinclair visits Ambassador Kosh in his quarters, where he sees the Vorlon viewing images from Earth’s past. Garibaldi intimates to Ivanova that unless she does a favor for him, he will have to destroy the coffee plants which are being illegally cultivated in the hydroponics garden.

Notable Quotes

Londo: These are my three wives: Pestilence, famine, and death


Londo: Love!? What does love have to do with marriage?!


Londo: My shoes are too tight.
Vir: Excuse me?
Londo: Something my father said. He was old, very old at the time. I went into his room and he was, sitting alone in the dark, crying. So I asked him what was wrong and he said, My shoes are too tight, but it doesn’t matter, because I have forgotten how to dance. I never understood what that meant until now. My shoes are too tight and I have forgotten how to dance.


Garibaldi: Just stop by and rip it out of that planter. It’s to bad, the beans looked just about ripe and coffee is so expensive to import.
Ivanova: Mr. Garibaldi! I think I’ll take a walk and while I’m out, I might as well stop by and pick up the detainees. You’re a vicious man.
Garibaldi: I’m head of security, it’s in the job description.


Ivanova: The Vorlons are very secretive. They don’t want anyone know what they look like, what they breath or how their biology works. I mean, who knows how much this suit it’s really necessary, how much it’s just camouflage to keep us from seeing what is inside?