Babylon 5

Season 3 Episode 21

Shadow Dancing

Aired Monday 7:00 PM Oct 24, 1996 on



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • (as the Shadow attack fleet comes out of hyperspace)
      Ivanova: That's a LOT of ships.
      Marcus: That's a bloody awful lot of ships.
      Ivanova: Jump engines back online yet?
      Marcus: No. If I signal the fleet, this lot might pick it up. If they do and we can't get away...
      Ivanova: Well, who wants to live forever?
      Marcus: I do, actually! But what the hell... (touches the comm. panel) Signal away.

    • Franklin: I can't go back, but I can appreciate what I have right now, and I can define myself by what I am, instead of what I'm not.
      Sheridan: And what are you?
      Franklin: Alive. Everything else is negotiable.

    • Garibaldi: I just hope you found what you were looking for out there.
      Franklin: I don't know, guess I found what I -- what I needed not what I wanted.
      Garibaldi: Which was?
      Franklin: A short sharp kick to the head.
      Garibaldi: Oh well, hell I could've done that for you. All you had to do was ask.
      Franklin: Yeah, well you would've enjoyed it too much.

  • Notes

    • Melissa Gilbert is Bruce Boxleitner's real-life wife. She was offered the role of Anna Sheridan when Beth Toussaint was unavailable.

  • Allusions

    • Sheridan is told Ivonova is on "channel four". This is a reference to the UK Channel 4 that carried the TV series.