Kosh summons an Inquisitor to test Delenn's motives, and G'Kar tries to maintain his position as leader of Babylon 5's Narn population while organizing an underground resistance.
Sheridan is shocked to learn that one of the crew of the Icarus, a science ship that exploded with his wife aboard, is alive - namely Mr. Morden. A representative of the Ministry of Peace comes to the station to recruit personnel to the Nightwatch.
The aging Centauri emperor travels to Babylon 5 despite his failing health. Lord Refa sees this as an opportunity to have Ambassador Londo publicly embarrass the emperor, while Ambassador G'Kar prepares to assassinate him.
A mysterious group known as "techno-mages" take up temporary residence at Babylon 5 and Londo is very eager to get an audience with them. Meanwhile, the Drazi cause problems for the newly promoted Commander Ivanova with their rather unusual election process.