Babylon 5

Season 3 Episode 20

And the Rock Cried Out, No Hiding Place

Aired Monday 7:00 PM Oct 17, 1996 on
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Londo forces Vir to participate in a plan to kill G'Kar. Sheridan struggles with figuring out the Shadows' tactics.

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  • Oh that was clever

    I wasn't sure how G'Kar was going to get out of this one. Didn't see the twist coming at all! Impressive stuff, as always.

    Now, this countdown/foreshadowing...
  • And the Rock Cried Out, No Hiding Place

    And the Rock Cried Out, No Hiding Place was a superb and extremely engaging complex episode full of character and plot development. I really enjoyed watching all of the little stories start to come together and how each of the characters were going to the next level of their journey's. I thought the way Londo manuevered was brilliant and G'Kar enters a trap. I thought the religious leaders were interesting and had a few good scenes. It was cool to learn what the Shadows are up to. I really enjoyed the ending where Delenn surprised Sheridan with a dream come true!!!!!!!moreless
  • Great episode

    Loved it.. First thought.. I somehow always loved the episode. It was not only that G'Kar and Londo played in the same sides what I never thought would be possible. It was not only that lovely moment in War Room about word grouchy.. (loved that part. Great dialog writing) and the whole thing with the priest and that song. I mean.. all those things alone were great but the result, with all of them together.. it was brilliant.

    I think my most favorite storyline was the G'Kar and Londo's one. I mean.. the way you never expect that.. you are sure G'Kar will get to the trouble.. all that.. and very good flipping between scenes when they narns go after Refa.moreless
  • JMS has a warped sense of humor... I love it!

    I must admit the title of the episode piqued my curiosity, and later when it's revealed what it's a reference to... damn. JMS has a twisted sense of humor. "And now the savage beating to death of a Centauri official set to the bouncy happy tunes of gospel music with ironically appropriate lyrics". I love it. Kinda reminded me of A Clockwork Orange. And I'm not a fan of the things Londo forces Vir to do and the positions he puts him in, but you can't help but be impressed with Londo's political skills. He takes credit for Vir's underground railroading and twists it to use the Narn for his own purposes, gets rid of a dangerous opponent, increases his position and power, and avenges a loved one in one fell swoop. Damn. On a lighter note, the opening scene between Sheridan and Delenn was friggin' adorable, and the little joking/flirting thing they have going on though the whole episode is totally cute.moreless
  • what a great musical ending.

    l loved this episode in which londo mollari seeks revenge on lord refa.the intrigue between refa and londo mollari looks set to enter a letal endgame as the biter enemies intensify their manoeuving.g'kar becomes their unwitting pawn,in a sitaution which will only conclude with the death of one of the rivals.the winner's ascent to the centauri throne will be the intrigue plays out in ancient tunnels beneath the surface of the narn homeworld, a chilling revelation is made at babylon 5. the shadows fleets are corraling millions of refugees into a central sector of the galaxy- to annihilate them.moreless
Erick Avari

Erick Avari

Rabbi Leo Meyers

Guest Star

Mel Winkler

Mel Winkler

Reverend Will Dexter

Guest Star

François Giroday

François Giroday


Guest Star

Louis Turenne

Louis Turenne

Brother Theo

Recurring Role

Wayne Alexander

Wayne Alexander


Recurring Role

William Forward

William Forward

Lord Refa

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Londo: Vir, do you remember G'Kar's assistant, Na'Toth?
      Vir: Remember? I still have the claw marks.

    • G'Kar: (referring to the state of the Narn homeworld) Dust in the streets, the wind... Is it always like this now?
      G'Dan: Ever since the bombings. The wind never stops. They say it will take years for all the particulate matter to drift down out of the sky and into the ground. The days and nights are colder. It never seems to feel warm anymore.

    • Ivanova: What do they say about us back home?
      Rabbi Meyers: That you're a bunch of renegades. That you're pirates and traitors, working with aliens to subvert Earth.
      Ivanova: You took a big chance bringing this to us. What if they would've been right about us?
      Rev. Dexter: I didn't think so, but if I was wrong I was wrong. I'd rather do something and make a mistake than be frightened into doing nothing. That's the problem today back home. Folks are being conned into thinking they can't change the world, have to accept what is. I'll tell you something, my friends: the world is changing every day, and the question is who's doing it.

    • Vir: I don't. I won't go. I won't do it!
      Londo: Yes you will! You'll do it because I ask you. Because it would help our people. Because if you do not, I will reveal everything you have done on Minbar. I will humiliate you, your family and your House. I will drive them from honor and bankrupt them. I will have them stripped naked and whipped through the streets of the capital at midday. And in the end, I will destroy them. So yes, you will go, and you will do it.

    • Londo (after punching a Centauri guard in the face): Ahhh! I sometimes think they choose guards for the amount of bone content in their heads. Might as well hire Minbaris.

    • Rev. Will Dexter: But it says in the bible to "Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!"
      Brother Theo: I've heard you sing, Will, and take my word for it: that is NOT what the good Lord had in mind when he said "Joyful noise".
      Ivanova: (trying to cut off the argument) Hello?
      Brother Theo: Neither is that.

    • Londo: Big concerns grow from small concerns. You plant them, water them with tears, fertilize them with unconcern. If you ignore them, they grow.

    • Rev. Will Dexter: Every day, here and at home, we are warned about the enemy. But who is the enemy? Is it the alien? Well, we are all alien to one another. Is it the one who believes differently than we do? No, oh no, my friends. The enemy is fear. The enemy is ignorance. The enemy is the one who tells you that you must hate that which is different. Because, in the end, that hate will turn on you. And that same hate will destroy you.

    • Sheridan: I'm having the kind of nightmares that make your hair stand on end.
      Delenn: Well, that would explain the Centauri.

    • Delenn: Ivanova sent me to find you. She said you haven't been sleeping, you have hardly been eating, she said that you have been carrying on cranky. I looked up the word 'cranky'. It said 'grouchy'. I looked up 'grouchy', it said 'crotchety'. No wonder you have such an eccentric culture, none of your words have their own meaning. You have to look up one word to understand another. It never ends.
      Sheridan: Something here doesn't make sense.
      Delenn: That is what I thought when I came across 'crotchety'. This cannot be a real word, I said.

  • NOTES (2)