Babylon 5

Season 3 Episode 20

And the Rock Cried Out, No Hiding Place

Aired Monday 7:00 PM Oct 17, 1996 on



  • Trivia

    • This is the second of three episodes that does not play orchestrated theme music during the closing credits.

  • Quotes

    • 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

  • Allusions

    • Refa being beaten to death while a cheerful musical number is played is a reference to a similar scene in the movie Cabaret.