Babylon 5

Season 3 Episode 9

Point of No Return (2)

Aired Monday 7:00 PM Feb 29, 1996 on
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Clark has just declared martial law, and while Nightwatch prepare to take control of the station, Zack has to decide whose side he is on. In an exercise of bad timing, the prophetic widow of emperor Turhan finally comes to the station, granting Londo the visit he has been begging from her, for a long time.moreless

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  • Point of No Return (2)

    Point of No Return (2) was a perfect, spectacular, awesome, and very entertaining episode of Babylon 5. This episode had a lot of little stories all mixing together. I really enjoyed watching Zack's story line take full effect as he made his choice. I also thought that Sheridan handled the situation very well. I enjoyed seeing the Narn's take over security, and the elevator scene with the former Centauri Emperor's third wife who had very interesting information for both Londo and Vir. This is one of my favorite episodes of the third season. I look forward to watching the next episode!!!!!!!moreless
  • Amazing episode

    And all the hell is broken lose after Clark declares marshal law. This is it: Nightwatch has made their stand and they know, the order will come for them too. When last episode it was just indirect battle with Earth, then now there is nothing to be indirect with. They are in. They cannot do anything until Nightwatch is on power.. and so.. poor Zack.. I think this is the storyline for him coming to end. They have had the Nightwatch and Zack storyline around so long and finally it gets the culmination and what kind of culmination. And the way story playes with viewrs, giving us the idea that Zack is still on the other side and when it all comes down.. Brilliant.

    High stakes, all the hard decisions, all the moral and loyalty. All that put to test. Amazing writing.moreless
  • martial law is inforced on the station.

    corrupt president clark imposes a vicious martial law crack down on babylon 5 then all hell break lose. the station is then run by nightwatch they start to force the stations security to choose either they join them or be thrown out and arrested. garibaldi confronts zac and he must make a choice. he can either help sherdian and the others or by with nightwatch. so the captain sheridan learns that he must stand and fight with the others to get rid of night watch of the station, and with the unlikly help from g'kar and a group of narns they take back the station and rid the nightwatch for good.moreless
Majel Barrett

Majel Barrett

Lady Morella

Guest Star

Vaughn Armstrong

Vaughn Armstrong

Security Guard #1

Guest Star

Lewis Arquette

Lewis Arquette

General Smits

Guest Star

Marshall Teague

Marshall Teague


Recurring Role

Jonathan Chapman

Jonathan Chapman

Passing Minbari

Recurring Role

Joshua Cox

Joshua Cox

Lt. Corwin

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (18)

    • Sheridan: It's funny, I... I wish Delenn were here.

    • Londo:: (Referring Lady Morella): "One of you will become emperor after the other dies"... Nonsense.
      Vir: Of course! (they both laugh) I've made some dinner.
      Londo: I'm not hungry.
      Vir: You're not saying that you don't trust me anymore, are you, Londo? I made your favorite, Spoo.
      Londo: I'll order in.

    • Lady Morella: One more thing. You will be emperor. That part of your destiny can not be avoided.
      Londo: I see.
      Lady Morella: (to Vir) You will also be emperor. (Vir laughs) Why are you laughing?
      Vir: I thought you were joking.
      Lady Morella: We do not joke in the face of prophecy.
      Londo: Lady Morella, please. We can not both be emperor.
      Lady Morella: Correct. One of you will become emperor after the other is dead. It is all we see and all we wish to see.

    • Ivanova: I never thought it would end like this.

    • G'Kar: I have time. All the time in the world. Do you?

    • Lady Morella: You have a chance few others will ever have, Mollari. You still have three opportunities to avoid the fire that waits for you at the end of your journey. You've already wasted two others. You must save the eye that does not see. You must not kill the one who is already dead. And at the last, you must surrender yourself to your greatest fear, knowing that it will destroy you. Now, if you fail all the others, that is your final chance for redemption.
      Londo: I .. don't understand.
      Lady Morella: The future reveals itself only reluctantly, Ambassador. Take the sign for what it is. Look for it when it appears.
      Londo: I will, thank you.

    • Sheridan: Always plant a lie inside a truth, makes it easier to swallow.

    • Ivanova: G'Kar, what are you doing here?
      G'Kar: Saving all of us. I've had... an idea.

    • Ta'Lon: What do you understand now that you did not understand before?
      G'Kar: It's all here, in these pages. I have tried to write down what I have seen. It may take the rest of my life to explain what I saw in that one singular instant. To save our people, we must sacrifice our people, sacrifice ourselves, our pride, our vengeance, be willing to die by the thousands, by the millions. For one another. The more we fight for ourselves, the more we will lose ourselves. We are linked, Ta'Lon. Our fate is like an image caught in a mirror. If we deny the other, we deny ourselves. And we will cease to exist.
      Ta'Lon: And who or what is this 'other'?
      G'Kar: The universe itself, Ta'Lon. But the Humans, they are the key. And together, you and I, and the rest, we will turn that key. Because on the other side, there's salvation for all of us.

    • G'Kar: You must understand, Ta'Lon, I have had a revelation.
      Ta'Lon: What kind of revelation?
      G'Kar: Most profound and substantial one, Ta'Lon. The kind of revelation that transforms your mind, .. your soul, .. your heart, .. even your flesh. So that you are a new creature. We born in the instant of understanding.

    • Londo: I believe that I have been touched. That I am meant for something greater. A greater darkness or a greater good, I can no longer say. All I have ever wanted is to serve our people. I need to see what is before me. If I should escape it, or embrace it. If there is any longer a choice.
      Lady Morella: There is always choice. We say there is no choice only to comfort ourselves with the decision we have already made. If you understand that, there's hope. If not...

    • Londo: I need to know if the grand destiny I see before me is what is, or what might be.
      Vir: So you want her to tell you it's all going to happen the way you see it?
      Londo: No, I want her to tell me it won't.

    • G'Kar: I might have something for you in a little while, Mr. Garibaldi. When the time is right.

    • General Hague: Everything's gone to hell, John. God help us all. You're on your own.

    • Londo: Here, "They are tolerant of differences among other cultures."
      Vir: Yes.
      Londo: No, make that: "They have no well-defined sense of morality." They'll love that back home.

    • Vir: I thought the purpose of filing these reports was to provide accurate intelligence.
      Londo: Vir, intelligence has nothing to do with politics.

    • Londo: No. No, this report is totally inappropriate. You have to do it again.
      Vir: But Londo, why? I've spent weeks working on this report. I didn't even sleep on the flight back from Minbar so I could go over it again. I've checked every single detail myself. It's absolutely accurate.
      Londo: Yes, Vir, I'm sure it is. And that is the problem. Here, you say: "The Minbari have carefully preserved their cities over the course of centuries."
      Vir: That's right, absolutely.
      Londo: No, what you should say instead is: Their cities are very old indicating a decaying culture."
      Vir: What?
      Londo: And here: "The Minbari put great emphasis on art, literature and music." Say instead: "They are decadent people, interested only in the pursuit of... of dubious pleasures.' Dubious-part is very important. It doesn't mean anything, but it scares people every time. All right?

    • Sheridan: As of this time 0315 Earth Standard time, I'm placing you under arrest for conspiracy to mutiny, and failure to obey the chain of command. The order for Nightwatch to take over Babylon 5 security came from the Political Office. The Political Office, despite its connection to the President, is a civilian agency outside the direct chain of command. Orders affecting military personnel must come from within the military hierarchy. Starting from the President through the Joint Chiefs of Staff to your immediate superior officers. A senator cannot give you a direct order. A governor cannot give you a direct order. Neither can the Political Office. Make no mistake, this is an illegal order. Now, we've contacted Earthdome and requested confirmation of this order through proper channels. But since we seem to be having trouble with communications, this may take several days. Until then you have two choices: you can stay where you are, or you can leave, one at a time. On your way out, you'll turn in your link, identicard, and weapons. You'll be restricted to quarters until the revised orders come in. When that happens, anyone who wants to file a complaint against me can do so. Otherwise, have a pleasant stay.

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