Babylon 5

Season 3 Episode 13

A Late Delivery from Avalon

Aired Monday 7:00 PM Apr 25, 1996 on



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • G'Kar: (to Marcus) I will vouch for his character! I saw the entire thing... because I was there. I was in it. I was... and they made a very agreeable thump. Or did I mention that?

    • G'Kar: By G'Quan, I can't recall the last time I was in a fight like that. No moral ambiguity, no ... hopeless battle against ancient and overwhelming forces. They were the bad guys, as you say, we were the good guys. And they made a very satisfying thump when they hit the floor."
      Arthur: It's wrong for the strong to prey on the weak. That idea was the very heart of the Round Table. To correct injustice, to promote a society of laws, not arms.
      G'Kar: Well said!
      Arthur: That is the purpose which God and the Crown have set before me. I can not achieve that locked away in some room.
      G'Kar: No, of course not! What room?
      Arthur: I sense in you a warrior born.

    • Garibaldi: What do you mean, a hundred credits?
      Mailman: I mean, more than ninety nine, less than a hundred and one. What, you got a hearing problem, or a math problem? Look, I can't get into conceptual arguments with you, I've got people waiting.
      Garibaldi: That's three times the delivery charge for package this size.
      Mailman: That was before we had a revolution around here. Now, in my little corner of Earth Force, the mail still gets delivered. If I've got to use trapdoors, alien transports and back channels to get the mail in and out of here, then that's what I'll do, because that's my job. Neither rain, nor snow, nor meteors, nor alien invasion nor ..
      Garibaldi: Look, this is extortion.
      Mailman: It's business. You see, when my costs go up, I have to pass that along to the consumer. That's... that's you. Just in case that's another one of those concepts you got a problem with.

    • Garibaldi: What are you so nervous about? We went up against entire Earth Alliance and two carrier groups!
      Security Officer: Yeah, but - this is the Post Office! This could get us in real trouble.

    • Marcus: (referring to Kosh) Next thing you'll be saying is he's NOT Merlin. Merlin was a great teacher you know.
      Franklin: I am not hearing this.
      Marcus: They say he aged backward. That was how he was able to foretell the future, by remembering it. Which means he came from the future. Maybe he had Arthur form the round table by remembering us. We're forming one of our own after all. Which makes you Percival. I'm Galahad, him being sinless and all. Sheridan as Arthur. Ivanova perhaps Gawain. I think we both know who Mordred is. So the question is: Who is Morgan Le Fay?

    • Arthur: You don't believe I am who I say I am.

    • Franklin: What else did they teach you?
      Marcus: Delight, respect, compassion, that for your actions to be pure, they must proceed from direction, determination, patience and strength. I'm afraid I'm still working on patience. They taught me how to live, how to breathe, how to fight, and how to die. And they taught me terror. How to use it, and how to face it.
      Franklin: I think I'd like to hear more about that.
      Marcus: No, you wouldn't.

    • Franklin: You know, I was noticing that pin you wear. All the other Rangers wear one just like it, but I don't know what it means.
      Marcus: The two figures on either side: one Human, the other Minbari. They blend together in the middle to signify the two halves of our souls uniting against a common enemy.
      Franklin: Hmmm. This jewel?
      Marcus: Minbari called that "Isilzha". It means the future, birth, beginnings, dawn of a new age.

    • Marcus: You know. I used to hate that life was so unfair. Then I thought wouldn't it be much worse if life was fair and all the terrible things that happened to us came because we actually deserved them. So now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Post Office Worker: Neither rain, or sleet, or snow, or meteors, or alien invasions, or...

      The post office worker is playing on the well-known slogan associated with the United States Post Office, that goes "Neither rain, or sleet, or snow, or gloom of night...".