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Babylon 5

Season 2 Episode 18

Confessions and Lamentations

2
Aired Monday 7:00 PM May 25, 1995 on
8.6
out of 10
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Episode Summary

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A 100% fatal and 100% contagious plague is killing the Markabs. Dr. Franklin tries to find a cure, but is being opposed by the Markabs themselves, who believe the plague only affect the immoral.

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  • B5 is the anti Trek

    10
    All I can say is wow. If this was Trek everyone would have been saved except for 1 scientist. Expect the unexpected from this series.
  • Ow... my heart

    9.5
    That was one poignant episode, and it was excellent for all the wrong reasons - as the best TV always is.
  • Confessions and Lamentations

    8.5
    Confessions and Lamentations was a really great episode of Babylon 5. I really enjoyed watching this episode because it had an interesting story, character development, and drama. I thought it was fun to watch Dr. Franklin in action as he races to fight the plaque harming certain Aliens on Babylon 5. It was also nice to see more of Sheridan and Delenn getting closer together as they try to learn more about each other's cultures. This episode had some touching scenes and tones of sadness, however it was an excellent character driven story. I look forward to watching more Babylon 5!!!!moreless
  • Thought provoking episode.

    9.3
    From time to time we get very moving and deep episodes what try to remind us the beauty and the cruelty of human nature - and this is one of those episodes.. maybe the best one of those episodes. I have always love this episode, from the first time I saw it. The chars - that Markabi doctor and Franklin - they work very well together and the whole situation - very exploding but they manage to keep it calm and working and then Delenn and her request and going there. It was such a brave thing and the way she is talking.. The compassion she is cable of, the caring heart.. She is also chancing.. looking back where she has come.. beautiful storyline. very sad but true.. and the end, those others taking that this might have been Vorlons and Franklin's reaction..moreless
  • a deadly diesese wipes out a entire race and plantet.

    9.5
    this is a very sad episode confession and lamentations where a entire races is wiped out because of a disease. doctor steven frankin discovers a medical nightmare when a deadly plague 100% contagious and very fatal infects a race called the markab. they first find out that four members of the markab race die in three days and that a transport is found with every crew member dead. dr franklin must icealab the markab from the rest of the station and also for there own safty from other aliens and humans who are afraid that they might get it from the markab.moreless
Jim Norton (I)

Jim Norton (I)

Dr. Lazarenn

Guest Star

Diane Adair

Diane Adair

Markab Mother

Guest Star

Andrew Craig

Andrew Craig

Human

Guest Star

Michael McKenzie

Michael McKenzie

Markab Victim

Recurring Role

Kim Strauss

Kim Strauss

Markab Ambassador

Recurring Role

Maggie Egan

Maggie Egan

ISN Reporter

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Delenn: You were asleep.
      Sheridan: No, no I wasn't. I was meditating!
      Lennier: The sound you were making is part of human meditation?
      Sheridan: I don't snore.

    • Delenn: (talking about a lost little girl) She has separated from her mother. Please find her.
      Lennier: How?
      Delenn: Faith manages. What is her name?
      Markab Girl: Mama.
      Lennier: Faith manages.

    • Lazarenn: That does seem to be the rule, doesn't it? Analyze the problem, choose whichever strategy makes the least sense and then do it.

    • Dr. Franklin: Nobody knows Markab biology better than you.
      Lazarenn: A compliment. I think I may faint.

    • Delenn: Don't look away, Captain. All life is transitory ... a dream. We all come together in the same place at the end of time. If I don't see you again here, I will see you in a little while in a place where no shadows fall.

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • There are numerous references to the Passover story in the Old Testament. The Minbari meal has numerous similarities to a Passover Sedar, notably the importance of which order of foods eaten in and the setting aside of a place for a spiritual figure. This occurs during a massive plague that another group prays will "pass over" them.

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