Babylon 5 Episode Guide
The Year 2258: Signs and Portents

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Midnight on the Firing Line


Original Airdate: January 24, 1994

Writer(s): J. Michael Straczynski

Director(s): Richard Compton

Guest Stars
Paul Hampton as The Senator

Synopsis: The Narn attack a Centauri outpost at Ragesh III. Londo’s nephew Carn Mollari is taken prisoner in the attack. Psi Corps telepath Talia Winters arrives and has no luck trying to make friends with Ivanova. Garibaldi tracks Raiders who are attacking cargo ships.

Soul Hunter


Original Airdate: January 31, 1994

Writer(s): J. Michael Straczynski

Director(s): Jim Johnston

Guest Stars
W. Morgan Sheppard As The Soul Hunter
John Snyder As Soul Hunter #2

Synopsis: Delenn is pursued by a Soul Hunter, and Dr. Franklin arrives on Babylon 5 for his assignment as the head of the station's medical facility.

Born to the Purple


Original Airdate: February 7, 1994

Writer(s): Larry DiTillio

Director(s): Bruce Seth Green

Guest Stars
Fabiana Udenio As Adira Tyree
Clive RevillClive Revill As Trakis
Robert Phalen As Andrei Ivanov
Jimm Giannini As Ock

Synopsis: Londo has an affair with a beautiful Centauri dancer who is after his Purple Files. Ivanova contacts her dying father. Garibaldi investigates unauthorized Gold Channel transmissions.

Infection


Original Airdate: February 14, 1994

Writer(s): J. Michael Straczynski

Director(s): Richard Compton

Guest Stars
David McCallum As Dr. Vance Hendricks
Marshall Teague As Nelson Drake

Synopsis: After exploring on the rim for Interplanetary Expeditions, a former teacher of Dr. Franklin's arrives with some ancient biotechnology relics found on the planet Ikarra 7. One of the relics possesses the doctor's assistant and attacks the station because he was programmed to destroy anything that wasn't purely Ikarran. An ISN reporter relentlessly pursues Sinclair for an interview.

The Parliament of Dreams


Original Airdate: February 21, 1994

Writer(s): J. Michael Straczynski

Director(s): Bruce Seth Green

Guest Stars
Julia Nickson As Catherine Sakai

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.

Mind War


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: Psi Cops Bester and Kelsey pursue telepath Jason Ironheart, a former lover of Talia Winters. Ironheart eludes capture, and gives Talia a special gift. Catherine Sakai is determined to study the mineral deposits of Sigma 957, against the strong advice of G'Kar, and encounters something there which she cannot explain.

The War Prayer


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.

And the Sky Full of Stars


Original Airdate: March 14, 1994

Writer(s): J. Michael Straczynski

Director(s): Bruce Seth Green

Guest Stars
Christopher Neame As Knight Two
Judson Scott As Knight One
Jim Youngs As Benson
Justin Williams As Mitchell
Fumi Shishino As Security Guard
Mark Hendrickson As Grey Council #1
Carlos Cervantes As Strongarm #1
Joe Banks As Guard

Synopsis: Sinclair is kidnapped and interrogated by two mysterious agents who want to solve the mystery of his missing 24 hours during the Battle of the Line. Sinclair first realizes Delenn's involvement.

Deathwalker


Original Airdate: April 18, 1994

Writer(s): Larry DiTillio

Director(s): Richard Compton

Guest Stars
Aki Aleong As Senator Hidoshi
Ardwight Chamberlain voiced Ambassador Kosh
Robert DiTillio As Ambasador #1
Sav Farrow As Tech #2
Cosie Costa As Abbut
Robin Curtis As Ambassador Kalika

Synopsis: The war criminal Deathwalker visits B5 with an immortality serum. The League of Nonaligned Worlds is upset that she would be allowed to stay on the station since she was responsible for the destruction of many races. Kosh hires Talia Winters to mediate some seemingly meaningless talks between him and Abot the VCR.

Believers


Original Airdate: April 25, 1994

Writer(s): David Gerrold

Director(s): Richard Compton

Guest Stars
Tricia O'Neil As M'Ola
Jonathan Charles Kaplan As Shon
Silvana Gallardo As Maya Hernandez
Stephen Lee As Tharg

Synopsis: An alien child with a life-threatening illness is brought to Dr. Franklin's attention. The doctor must choose between saving the boy and honoring the family's religious beliefs.

Survivors


Original Airdate: May 2, 1994

Writer(s): Marc Scott Zicree

Director(s): Jim Johnston

Guest Stars
David Austin Cook As Special Agent #1
Robin Wake As Young Lianna
Rod Perry As General Netter
Tom Donaldson As Cutter
David L. Crowley As Officer Lou Welch

Synopsis: While B5 prepares for a visit by Earth Alliance President Santiago, an explosion seriously damages one of the Cobra bays. Garibaldi is implicated in the accident by a dying man and has to fight against the head of Presidential security, who also blames him for her father's death years ago

By Any Means Necessary


Original Airdate: May 9, 1994

Writer(s): Kathryn M. Drennan

Director(s): Jim Johnston

Guest Stars
Aki Aleong As Senator Hidoshi
John Snyder As Orin Zento
Jose Rey As Eduardo Delviontos
Michael McKenzie As Narn Captain
Patricia Healy As Mary Ann Cramer
Floyd Vaughn As Worker #1
Ricardo Martinez As Worker #2

Synopsis: A substandard microchip in a piece of docking equipment causes an explosion in the docking bay. The explosion destroys a Narn ship carrying a sacred plant necessary for G'Kar's observance of the Days of G'Quon. Overworked dockworkers who are already upset due to the docking guild's small budget stage a work stoppage, prompting Earth Gov to send a labor negotiator. Mollari happens to possess another G'Quon-eth plant, which the Centauri offers to G'Kar for an extortionate price. Senator Hidoshi assures Sinclair that the budget is more than adequate to cover the needs of the dockworkers. Mollari retracts his offer to G'Kar, which prompts him to seek a resolution through Sinclair. The dockworkers' illegal strike leads the negotiator to evoke the Rush Act, officially declaring the situation an illegal strike and requiring station security forces to make arrests. Sinclair steps in and uses the language of the Rush Act to allow him to reallocate credits from the station's military budget to the dock equipment budget. Sinclair confiscates Mollari's plant as an illegal substance, then allows G'Kar to use it for his ceremony after compensating the Centauri.

Signs and Portents


Original Airdate: May 16, 1994

Writer(s): J. Michael Straczynski

Director(s): Janet Greek

Guest Stars
Douglas E. McCoy As Fighter #2
Ed Wasser As Mr. Morden
Robert Silver As Reno
Anita Brabec As Dome Tech #3
Fredi Olster As Lady Ladira
Garry Kluger As Man
Hector Mercado As Pilot
Lee Mathis As Fighter #1
Whip Hubley As Raider #1

Synopsis: The Centauri Lady Ladiera and her nephew, Lord Kiro, visit B5. The Lady has visions of the station's destruction and warns that her companion that he will be killed by shadows. An enigmatic human named Mr. Morden visits each ambassador and asks the question, "What do you want?" Seekers working for Londo finally locate the Centauri relic The Eye, which has been missing for several years. After Londo gives it to Kiro for return to their homeworld, Raiders destroy Kiro's ship, and Londo fears the Eye is lost forever. Ambassador Kosh's encounter suit is mysteriously damaged during the confusion on the station. Morden later presents Londo with the artifact and promises that the ambassador will one day be able to return the favor.

TKO


Original Airdate: May 23, 1994

Writer(s): Larry DiTillio

Director(s): John C. Flinn III

Guest Stars
James Jude Courtney As Gyor
Lenore Kasdorf As ISN Reporter
Michael McKenzie As Migo
Robert Phalen As Andrei Ivanov
Theodore Bikel As Rabbi Koslov
Don Stroud As Caliban
Soon-Tek Oh As The Muta-Do

Synopsis: Garibaldi's friend, the former prize fighter Walker Smith, arrives on B5 ready to participate in the Mutai, an alien fight. Ivanova's uncle, a rabbi, visits to try and persuade her to sit Shiva for her deceased father. After initial protestations and with much reluctance, she relents and makes peace with his memory.

Grail


Original Airdate: July 4, 1994

Writer(s): Christy Marx

Director(s): Richard Compton

Guest Stars
Jim Norton As Ombuds Wellington
John Flinn As Mr. Flinn
illiam Sanderson As Deuce
David Warner As Aldous Gajic
Linda Lodge As Mirriam Runningdear
Tom Booker As Jinxo

Synopsis: Ombuds Wellington hears a case against an alien whose ancestors abducted the grandfather of an Earth man. Jinxo, a construction worker who worked on every Babylon station, is being extorted by a man named Deuce, whose methods of persuasion include threatening people with death at the tentacles of a Na'ka'leen Feeder (which happen to be masquerading in a replica of Ambassador Kosh's encounter suit). Aldous Gajic, a religious man seeking the Holy Grail on Babylon 5, is paired with Jinxo after Jinxo picks Aldous's pocket. Jinxo believes he is the 'Babylon Curse, because every time he has left a Babylon station, something tragic happened to it. When Aldous is fatally injured, Jinxo takes up his search for the Grail.

Eyes


Original Airdate: July 11, 1994

Writer(s): Larry DiTillio

Director(s): Jim Johnston

Guest Stars
MacAulay Bruton As Tragedy
Drew Letchworth As Comedy
Frank Farmer As General Miller
Gregory Paul Martin As Aaron Franks/Colonel Ari ben Zayn
Jeffrey Combs As Harriman Gray
Marie Chambers As Sofie Ivanova

Synopsis: Ari Ben Zayn, a colonel with Earth Force internal affairs, reveals that he and Corps telepath Harriman Gray, a military officer, are there to investigate the Babylon 5 command staff. Ben Zayn tells Sinclair that they will all submit to telepathic scans, which Ivanova protests even to the point of resigning her Earthforce commission. Garibaldi realizes a connection between Ben Zayn and the Psi Cop Bester, and Sinclair prompts the Colonel to admit that he was sore over the fact that Sinclair was chosen to command Babylon 5. Garibaldi's attempt to build a Kawasaki motorcycle from the 1990s stalls, so an Interested Lennier takes over

Legacies


Original Airdate: July 18, 1994

Writer(s): D. C. Fontana

Director(s): Bruce Seth Green

Guest Stars
John Vickery As Himself
Patrick T. OPatrick T. O'Brien As Cart Owner
Richard Henry As Security Man

Synopsis: A telepathic orphan is discovered lurking on B5. As Talia tries to enlist her in Psi Corps, Delenn and G'Kar offer her a home on their worlds. The body of a Minbari military hero, the Shai Alit, mysteriously disappears. Warrior Caste Minbari, led by Neroon, try to place the blame on the humans.

A Voice in the Wilderness (part 1)


Original Airdate: July 25, 1994

Writer(s): J. Michael Straczynski

Director(s): Janet Greek

Guest Stars
Curt Lowens As Varn
Kathryn Cressida As Bartender
Lenore Kasdorf As ISN Reporter
Patty Toy As PSI Corps Rep
Craig Barnett As Security Guard
Jerry Weil As Technician
Jim Ishida As Dr. Tasaki
Kelly Coyle As Earthforce Liaison
Langdon Bensing As Derek Mobotabwe

Synopsis: The uninhabited planet around which B5 orbits begins to show evidence of seismic disturbances, tectonic shifting, and power surges. When a small ship is sent to investigate, it is nearly destroyed by an automated defense system. Delenn is visited by her former mentor Draal. Garibaldi's former girlfriend is stuck on Mars during a rather nasty rebellion. With Talia's help, Garibaldi attempts to contact her.

A Voice in the Wilderness (part 2)


Original Airdate: August 1, 1994

Writer(s): J. Michael Straczynski

Director(s): Janet Greek

Guest Stars
Aki Aleong As Senator Hidoshi
Curt Lowens As Varn
Denise Gentile As Lise Hampton
Lenore Kasdorf As ISN Reporter
Chip Heller As Rowdy #1
Michelan Sisti As Takarn
Ron Canada As Ellis Pierce

Synopsis: With the help of Delenn and Londo, Draal offers a solution to the problem on Epsilon III. Garibaldi finally gets through to Lise.

Babylon Squared


Original Airdate: August 8, 1994

Writer(s): J. Michael Straczynski

Director(s): Kim Johnston

Guest Stars
Denise Gentile As Lise Hampton
Doug McCoy As Alpha Seven
Kent Broadhurst As Major Krantz
Tim Choate As Zathras
Frank Costa As B4 Guard
Thomas Rosales, Jr. As Panicked Man

Synopsis: Mysterious transmissions call the crew of B5 to Sector 14, where Babylon 4 disappeared shortly after it became operational. Sinclair and Garibaldi lead a fleet of transport ships to the station to try unload its personnel. The strange alien Zathras searches for the One.

The Quality of Mercy


Original Airdate: August 15, 1994

Writer(s): J. Michael Straczynski

Director(s): Lorraine Senna Ferrara

Guest Stars
Damian London As Senator Milo Virini
Jim Norton As Ombuds Wellington
Constance Zimmer As Young Woman Patient
Kate McNeil As Janice Rosen
Kevin McBride As Guard
Lynn Anderson As Rose
Mark Rolston As Karl Mueller
Philippe Bergeron As Lurker

Synopsis: Dr. Franklin and Dr. Laura Rosen (guest star June Lockheart) run competing clinics for the indigent in downbelow. Dr. Rosen uses an alien healing device. Londo gets Lennier drunk, and we learn that Centauri naughty bits can be used to cheat at poker.

Chrysalis


Original Airdate: October 24, 1994

Writer(s): J. Michael Straczynski

Director(s): Janet Greek

Guest Stars
Ed Wasser As Mr. Morden
Edward Conery As Devereaux
Fumi Shishino As Screaming Woman
Julia Nickson As Catherine Sakai
MacAulay Bruton As Garibaldi's Aide
Cheryl Francis Harrington As Senator
Liz Burnette As Lurker #1
Wesley Leong As Paramedic

Synopsis: "Nothing is the same anymore." Garibaldi uncovers a plot to kill EA President Louis Santiago and is seriously wounded trying to relay the information. Delenn begins an irreversible change. Londo asks a favor of Morden in dealing with Quadrant 37. G'Kar has concerns over the events in Quadrant 37, and leaves to investigate. Sinclair and Catherine decide to get married.


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