Babylon 5

Season 5 Episode 9

In the Kingdom of the Blind

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Aired Monday 7:00 PM Mar 18, 1998 on
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Londo starts to suspect that all is not right on Centauri Prime, when a good friend is murdered. On Babylon 5, Byron tries to force the council to give him and his telepaths a homeworld of their own.

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  • The Adventures of Londo and G'Kar on Centauri Prime.

    8.6
    The adventures of Londo and G'Kar on Centauri Prime. I hate that they keep bringing up the parasite storyline. I'd like to think that the future where Londo is old and dying and controlled by a critter can be averted. Poor Regent McCrazyPants. Doesn't look like he's long for this world. Although there are some fantastic scenes on Centauri Prime. Gotta love the way both Londo and G'Kar are having fun romping through the Royal Palace. New creepy aliens though, and the telepaths continue to agitate. I'll admit they have a point, but that doesn't make it any less annoying of a storyline.moreless
  • In the Kingdom of the Blind

    9.5
    In the Kingdom of the Blind was a really superb episode of Babylon 5. I enjoyed watching this episode as the Telepath colony aboard Babylon 5 makes a major move to secure their own homeworld from the new alliance. I thought the telepaths were clever in the way they made their point, though it could have all been done in a more acceptable way. I was fascinated by the fact that Londo hired G'Kar to be his body guard on a trip to Centauri Prime, which definitely stirred things up a bit in the Royal Palace. This episode had plenty of drama, intrigue, and character development. We got to see Londo's future in action, as an unknown dark force control's Centauri Prime. Over all this episode definitely delivers. I look forward to watching the next episode of Babylon 5!!!!!!!moreless
  • g'kar goes to centurai prime with londo as his new body guard.

    9.7
    bryon and the other telepaths start to follow the other alien races around and start reading there minds to find out there secerts. while bryon goes to see mr garibaldi and asks him if he could arange a meeting with the alliance and he also scans garibaldi mind. when bryon and the other telepaths are at the meeting they tell the new alegal worlds that if they dont get a home world of there own they will tell all there secerts. meanwhile londo is on his home world with his new body guard g'kar. he is there to protect londo against some of his own people who are trying to kill him.moreless
Neil Hunt

Neil Hunt

Minister Vitari

Guest Star

Victor Love

Victor Love

Telepath

Guest Star

Francis Xavier McCarthy

Francis Xavier McCarthy

Minister Vole

Guest Star

Robin Atkin Downes

Robin Atkin Downes

Byron

Recurring Role

Damian London

Damian London

Regent

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When Sheridan and Garibaldi are discussing Byron's threat to the council, Delenn is shown reading his manifest over and over. However, in several moments of the scene, the camera angle allows us to see that there are only white pages in the manifest.

    • Revealing Mistakes: A microphone is visible when Londo speaks to the Centauri Regent. The microphone is visible at the far right side of the screen between the edge of the throne and frame. As the regent moves out from behind the throne, the microphone is clearly being pulled back.

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Regent: I so wanted to see you again... you do understand, Jano, that if it were my decision, I would never let anyone harm you. I would never let anyone hurt you. If it were my decision... but it's not my decision; you see... not my decision at all.

    • Lord Jano: (to Londo) Some of the staff have found him wandering the palace late at night. They say he talks to himself, cries, wails, curses, and then falls silent when somebody approaches. Sometimes he tells he has something important to tell you and then a cloud seems to pass over his face and he walks away. Once, before his aides could bring him back to his room he told a guard to kill him, but he was not himself. Of course he was quite drunk at the time.

    • Londo: What could they be doing with our ships? I wonder.

    • Regent: They like you, you know. That's why they saved you. They say you are just like them. They say ... They say you have much in common.
      Londo: Who are They?

    • G'Kar: It's bad luck to die on empty stomach.

    • Delenn: If you were hated by your own race, forced to join the Psi-Corps ... or forced to take drugs to inhibit your talents for the rest of you life, if you had been hunted and enslaved by the others, would you not want a place of your own? A place where others like you could gather safely without fear of persecution.
      Sheridan: Okay, I grant you that on a strictly idealistic level it's understandable. But they did it the wrong way, the inconvenient way.
      Delenn: I seem to recall the Earth president said the same thing to you after your civil war.

    • Garibaldi: Never, ever, ever trust a telepath. I swear to you that I'm gonna have that tattooed inside my eyelids.

    • Byron: We now have all your secrets. ... Give us a homeworld of our own and you will never hear of us again. Fail to do so and all your secrets will be revealed.

    • G'Kar: Besides, everyone knows the true source of pain is neither the hand nor the heart. It is the mouth. Is it not, Minister?

    • Regent: (to Lord Jano) Once I would've thought pastels for the curtains, but I think we are well beyond pastels now. No, no bright colors anymore, just darkness.

    • Byron: While some telepaths on other worlds evolved naturally, the majority were created by the Vorlons through centuries of genetic manipulation. They created us so that we can be used by the other worlds as weapons in their war against the Shadows. That is all we are to them: things to be used and thrown away. All that was bad enough. But to find that we would not even be telepaths, would not be hunted down and caged and controlled, if the Vorlons had not interfered with our genetic makeup, made us into what we are.

    • Londo: He is my bodyguard.
      Vitari: Well, it's good to know that your excellency's sense of humor is still intact after such a long voyage. Well, now perhaps if we could show you to your room.
      Londo: Minister Vitari, I wasn't joking. His name is G'Kar, and he... he is my bodyguard. And I can find my room very well on my own, thank you.

    • Sheridan: Each member race has been hit equally. And the attacks have been totally random, so that rules out border skirmishes or political disagreements. there's no one obvious to blame.
      Delenn: Which means they'll blame each other, randomly.

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