Season: 3

Original Airdate: May 13, 1996

Writer(s): J. Michael Straczynski

Director(s): Mike Vejar

Guest Stars
Michael O’Hare As Ambassador Jeffrey Sinclair
Eric Zivot As Spragg
Kevin Fry As Centauri Guard
Tim Choate As Zathras
Time Winters As Rathenn

Synopsis: On Minbar, Ambassador Sinclair receives a note from 900 years ago which is addressed to him. He leaves for Babylon 5 where the crew has been picking up a distress calls from Ivanova from eight days in the future. Sheridan, Delenn, Sinclair, Ivanova, Marcus, Lennier, and Zathras take the White Star to sector 14 where they plan to steal Babylon 4 and take it 1000 years into the past to help the Minbari win the last Shadow war. Sheridan experiences a time flash that puts him on Centauri Prime 17 years into the future.

Notable Quotes

Garibaldi: Eight days from now, we go straight to hell, unless you have found some way to stop it.


Delenn: Our greatest star base, the center of our efforts in the war, had been destroyed by the Shadows. Without a long range base of operations from which to launch our forces, we were doomed to loss the war. Then as if an answer to our prays, a replacement arrived.
Sheridan: Babylon 4!


Sinclair: I think we would work well together, like Butch and Sundance, Louis and Clark, Lucy and Ethel.


Zathras: Can not say. Saying, I would know. Do not know, so can not say.


Sheridan: Well as my great grandfather used to say, Cool


Ivanova: Can anyone helps us? This is commander Susan Ivanova of Babylon 5 to any ships in grid epilson. We are under attack. I repeat we are under attack. The captain is dead. Defense grid is down. They’re boarding us. They coming in all over the place. We tried to evacuate as many as we can. Garibaldi has rigged the fusion reactor, but … oh my god, here they come. Switch to external cameras. They got weapons lock. Here it comes. Here it comes!


Garibaldi: So Ivanova, Want me to bring you back anything from the future? Some bagels, fresh milk?
Ivanova: How about the winning numbers of the New Vegas Lottery?


Sheridan: Well, when I joined Earthforce the sign said, greatest adventure of all. If they only knew.


Minbari: The ancient books taught us that on this day, no sooner, no later, we were to enter the sanctuary and to open this. We did not know what was inside. It has waited, locked and sealed for over nine hundred years. We do not understand how or why, we know only that it is. How did he know that you would be here? How did he know you name?


Marcus: Assuming a worse case scenario.
Sheridan: Ah, the way things have been going lately, I have decided to start taking Ivanova lessons.


Sinclair: Hello Michael. By the time you get this I should be long gone. I’m sorry I couldn’t tell you that I was here. Sorry I couldn’t see you, but I told you what was up you would want to come along, even knowing the price and I can’t allow that. But I had to leave something. I couldn’t leave without saying good bye. You see Michael, I won’t be coming back from Babylon 4 and if you went with me, you wouldn’t make it back either.


Zathras: Very damaged. Zathras can never have anything nice.


Londo: What I am doing is what someone should have done a long time ago. Putting you out of my misery.


Sinclair: All my life, I have had doubts about who I am, where I belong. Now I’m like the arrow that springs from the bow. No hesitation, no doubts. The path is clear.


Sinclair: Ready?
Delenn: Why do your people always ask if someone is ready right before your going to do something massively unwise?
Sinclair: Tradition.


Zathras: Zathras is used to being beast of burden to other peoples needs. Very sad life. Probably have very sad death, but at least there is symmetry.


Delenn: As Babylon 4 neared completion, the allies of the Shadows recognized it for what it was and sent these ships to destroy it. Striking without warning, they would have succeeded in their attack. But, something stopped them.
Sheridan: The White Star?!
Marcus: Delenn, Are you saying that we stole Babylon 4?!


Zathras: Zathras understand. No Zathras not understand, but Zathras do. Zathras good at doings, not understandings.