Babylon 5

Season 1 Episode 8

The War Prayer

Aired Monday 7:00 PM Mar 09, 1994 on

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  • Showing that the problems of the 21st Century are still around in the 23rd...

    This episode revovles around the notion that Babylon 5 is far from being a utopian society which has 'solved' all the problems of our current day. A group of pro-Earth supremacists are active on the station, attacking a Minbari poet and, later, a pair of Centauri lovebirds.

    In a typical Babylon5 twist, it turns out that the leader of the pro-Earthers is an old flame of Ivanova's (what is it with the Babylon 5 command staff and their!!) Ivanova and Sinclair combine to bring down the pro-Earther, although the acting from Sinclair doesn't really convince - they let him infiltrate the group when it is blindingly obvious that he is bluffing. And poor old Ivanova - won't she ever get any happiness in her life?

    The other bit of this episode that I enjoyed was Londo ranting at Vir and his friends over the value of love ... 'Love!!!... What does LOVE have to do with marriage?'. You've gotta love that. And Londo showing Vir a picture of his three wives 'Pestilance...Famine...Death' was just so funny.

    Good character development for Londo and Ivanova, and an insight into the reality of life on Babylon 5. Not great - but another solid episode that builds for later.