Babylon 5

Season 5 Episode 18

The Fall of Centauri Prime (2)

Aired Monday 7:00 PM Oct 28, 1998 on

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  • Poor Londo

    Doom! Gods, what a depressing episode. Great stuff for Peter Jurasik, and damn does he pull it off. Finding out about the Drakh and the parasites (gross), realizing that the Drakh have the planet hostage and how he has to sacrifice himself to save his people. And the stuff with Londo and G'Kar; saving G'Kar from the cell, saying goodbye and cryptically explaining/apologizing in advance for what the parasite will make him do in the future, his line about the trade-off between power and choices, protecting Vir from what was going on, and getting him off planet... the whole episode was just a slow crushing march towards an end of despair. The whole time I was thinking "Poor Londo", and they just nailed it home with that little montage where they show clips of him from the previous seasons, how he went from drunk and happy and a bit harmless and descended into his alliance with the Shadows, bounced back up, but he stills ends up here. *sigh* Also, Lennier finally reveals his feelings to Delenn, but they avoided that nicely at the end. That whole storyline felt a bit tacked on, but I suppose you had to have something going on besides the stuff on Centauri Prime.