Season: 5

Original Airdate: November 4, 1998

Writer(s): J. Michael Straczynski

Director(s): Janet Greek

Guest Stars
Denise Gentile As Lise Hampton-Edgars

Synopsis: G’Kar returns to Babylon 5 to find that his popularity among the Narn has soared. Some Narn want him to return to the homeworld to assume leadership; others would like to him establish a government that they would run. Neither idea appeals to the Ambassador. Garibaldi’s alcoholism finally comes to light when he arrives at a senior staff meeting late and drunk. Sheridan places him on suspension. Lyta is arrested when it is found she is funding terrorist bombings against Psi Corps targets on Earth. Lochley reveals to Garibaldi that she too is an alcoholic. She calls Lise in from Mars to give Garibaldi support. Delenn collapses under stress, and Dr. Franklin discovers the unlikely fact that she is pregnant. Lise asks Garibaldi to return to Mars to marry her and co-own Edgars Industries. He realizes that he can use the significant influence and wealth of the corporation along with Lyta to exact his revenge on Bester and the Psi Corps. He makes a deal with the telepath that will get her released from Earth Alliance custody in exchange for her assistance. G’Kar comes to the conclusion that he cannot return to his homeworld, but he cannot stay on the station due to the overwhelming number of Narn arriving on a daily basis to see him. He decides to leave Babylon 5 to see more of the universe in order to understand it better, and he offers to let Lyta join him in hopes that he can help her work through some of her anger. Lyta reveals to Garibaldi that the Vorlons modified her abilities so much that she is the telepathic equivalent of a doomsday weapon. On Centauri Prime, Emperor Mollari sits in his throne room quiet and alone.

Notable Quotes

Garibaldi: What’d the Vorlons do to you Lyta? Who? What are you.
Lyta: I’ve only recently begun to understand it myself. You know the Vorlons used telepaths as weapons during the shadow war, but no one stopped to consider was that in a war. You have a certain number of small weapons, a certain number medium weapons and one or two big ones. The kind of weapons you drop when you are out of small weapons and medium weapons and you’ve got nothing left to use.
Garibaldi: Someone like that would be the telepathic equivalent of a thermonuclear device, a dooms day weapon.
Lyta: Please to meet you, Mr. Garibaldi.


Lyta: You can not harm me. You can not stop someone who has been touched by Vorlons.
Sheridan: You are not the only one that’s been touched by the Vorlons.


Sheridan: I tell you. The next person who acts irrationally, I sware, I am going to shot myself in the head.
Delenn: Bastards.
Franklin: Did she just.
Sheridan: She did.
Franklin: I’ll get the gun.


Delenn: Stop starring at me.
Sheridan: Sorry, I couldn’t help it.
Delenn: One would think you have never seen a pregnant, half-human, half-minbari before.