Babylon 5

Season 4 Episode 7


Aired Monday 7:00 PM Feb 13, 1997 on



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Bester: The Corps is Mother, the Corps is Father.
      Lyta: In that case, Mr. Bester, I'm an orphan.

    • Sheridan: Captain's personal log: The Shadow War is over. We won. But I can't stop thinking about what it cost us and how much work is still ahead of us. Then again, maybe the Doc's right. Embrace the moment. In the end, it's all we have. Trouble will come in its own time. It always does. But that's tomorrow. Give me today and I will be happy.

    • Regent: Dream! That's all. Just a bad dream.

    • Sheridan: The war's over, we won. We should get a few days off before the next big crisis. It never seems to work out that way.
      Delenn: No. And you wouldn't have it any other way.
      Sheridan: I beg your pardon?
      Delenn: You are a problem solver. You are one of these people who'll pick up a rope that's got all tangled up and spend an entire day untangling it. Because it's a challenge, because it defies your sense of order in the universe, and because you can. Sometimes I try to picture you sitting on a beach with absolutely nothing to do.
      Sheridan: And?
      Delenn: And, the picture always ends with your head imploding.

    • Garibaldi: The way I figure it, we are all entitled to one really big, incredibly stupid screw-up in our lives. Maybe this is one of those, we'll see.

    • Garibaldi: You know, the one thing in life that you can be sure about is that you are going to make mistakes.

    • G'Kar: My world is now free. You no longer exist in my universe. Pray that we never notice one another again.

    • Lyta: Psi-Cops are trained to make everyone nervous, but Bester can make even other Psi-Cops nervous.
      Zack: Hell, the man can make poison ivy nervous.

    • G'Kar: I'm delirious with joy. It proves that if you confront the universe with good intentions in your heart, it will reflect that and reward your intent. Usually. It just doesn't always do it in the way you expect.

    • G'Kar: All for nothing? Absolutely not! Yes, true, if I hadn't gone after you, the Centauri would never have captured me and yes, it cost me my eye, but it put me into the right place to strike a deal with Mollari. Because of that deal, my world is now free.

    • Garibaldi: I'm sorry. I don't know what else to say. I'm sorry.
      G'Kar: Welcome home, Mr. Gaaaribaaaldi.
      Garibaldi: Thank you, G'Kar.
      G'Kar: What?
      Garibaldi: I can't breathe.
      G'Kar: Sorry.

    • Zack: Anything unusual gets flagged.
      Londo: And am I to fall into the category of unusual, Mr. Allan?
      Zack: Well, I didn't think we'd be seeing you again anytime soon, Ambassador.
      Londo: Yes, I gathered that from the look of unvarnished joy on your face when you saw me. Perhaps you would like to sit before you are overcome by ecstasy.
      Zack: Thanks, I'm fine. So, what happened? They got tired of you back home?
      Londo: Tired? Of course not, don't be absurd. The Emperor himself said I would only be allowed to leave over his dead body. I said: 'Well, how strange, Mr. Allan said I would only be allowed back on to Babylon 5 over his dead body.' With my very busy schedule I can only accomodate so many requests. I know it's a burden, but you will simply have to wait your turn.

    • Franklin : No one can blame you for feeling a little stressed out. Maybe a few days away...
      Garibaldi: I don't want a few days away. I don't want a vacation or a leave of absence for a five-day pass to Disney planet. I just want out.

    • G'Kar: I have seen what power does, and I have seen what power costs. The one is never equal to the other.

    • Regent: I'm thinking .. pastels!

    • Minister: A regent? Oh my heavens, who would take that job? It pays very well, I hear, but it's simply a ceremonial role.
      Londo: Actually, they've selected you.
      Minister: It hardly seems worth-- Me?

    • Minister: The royal bloodline isn't what it used to be. Too much intermarrying I suppose. I always say: 'When you reduce a family tree to a family bush, you just can't hide as much beneath it.'

    • Bester: (speaking of Lyta) She's a blip. By all rights I should arrest her and take her back with me.
      Sheridan: You could do that. And I could nail your head to the table, set fire to it and feed your charred remains to the Pak'Ma'Ra. But it's an imperfect world and we never get exactly what we want. So get used to it!

  • Notes

    • There is a visual pun after Zack comments to the staff that he wants to leave because the next person through customs might be the Second Coming. The next three people are Elvis impersonators: three Kings. The first impersonator is Babylon 5's Art Director, Mark-Louis Walters.

    • In the first broadcast of this episode in the United States, the third-season theme was played over the closing credits.

  • Allusions