Babylon 5

Season 5 Episode 19

The Wheel of Fire

1
Aired Monday 7:00 PM Nov 04, 1998 on
9.0
out of 10
User Rating
100 votes
3

EPISODE REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

EDIT
Earthforce orders the arrest of Lyta for financing terrorism against the PSI Corp. Sheridan confronts Garibaldi about his drinking. G'Kar struggles with his growing mass of worshippers.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Wednesday
No results found.
Thursday
No results found.
Friday
No results found.
SUBMIT REVIEW
  • St. G'Kar

    8.8
    G'Kar becomes a religious idol. I sorta saw that coming after they published his book. And Garibaldi's drinking is finally revealed to all. I love that he has the same reaction I do, preferring someone yelling and angry as opposed to someone quietly telling you they're disappointed in you. Ugh. My mom did that to me all the time. There were some good scenes between Garibaldi and Lochley. And it turns out Lyta's got a scary amount of power. And I was wrong about her turning into a b*tch She's not a b*tch she's a friggin' psycho. Although I suppose if I'd been pissed on by the universe as much as Lyta as been, and turned into the equivalent of a telepathic nuclear warhead, I'd be a bit cranky too. Still... damn.moreless
  • The Wheel of Fire

    9.5
    The Wheel of Fire was a really superb episode of Babylon 5. I enjoyed watching this episode as Sheridan discovers the truth about Garibaldi's problem, Delenn passes out due to a new condition, and G'Kar is besieged by worshippers. Lyta Alexander also revealed her true nature to Garibaldi after demonstrating her powers when Captain Lochley tried to arrest her. I thought the way the writers tied every thing together in this episode was fantastic. This episode truly marks the end of an era with every one planning on leaving soon. I look forward to watching the next episode of Babylon 5!!!!!!!!moreless
  • everey body is slowly getting ready to leave babylon 5.

    10
    in this episode we are coming to the end. earth wants the arrest of lyta. she has become very powerfull. delenn is pregent. and michaels drinking has got out of control. because of his action they cause a big problem for john. garibaldi chooses to leave b5 and join lisa on mars and help her run the business. before he leaves he gos to see lyta who is in the cell. ltya tells michael that she will help him get rid of the block in his mind that bester put there. she tells him she will be back in two years if you have done what i have asked i will remove it. and you can get even with bester.moreless
Monique Edwards

Monique Edwards

Officer

Guest Star

Denise Gentile

Denise Gentile

Lise Hampton-Edgars

Guest Star

Phil Hawn

Phil Hawn

Docking Bay Mechanic on Ladder (uncredited)

Guest Star

Jeff Conaway

Jeff Conaway

Zack Allan

Recurring Role

Patricia Tallman

Patricia Tallman

Lyta

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

FILTER BY TYPE

  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (19)

    • Delenn: Stop staring at me.
      Sheridan: I'm sorry. I couldn't help it.
      Delenn: One would think you have never seen a pregnant half-human half-Minbari before.

    • Lyta: I'll check back with you after two years. If you've done as I ask, if you've created a force I can use against the Corps .. I'll take out that neural block. Then you can deal with Bester. I'll deal with the Corps. We both get what we want.

    • Lise: Life is change. It's a good thing.

    • G'Kar: This is how I've come to be seen by my people. Despite my best efforts, I've become an icon. I didn't understand why or how until I saw this. I realized it's simpler to make a statue to someone who you believe embodies all your better qualities than it is to actually improve yourself.
      Garibaldi: And this saves you from having to think.
      G'Kar: Exactly. For the last year, I've tried to point my people toward the simple truth that we are one, regardless of race. Somehow, that message has gotten twisted so that I have become their idea of the truth personified. Once you turn into this, you can no longer be who you are. You can only be what they want you to be, what they .. expect you to be.

    • Franklin: Look, you have to understand she's a Minbari-Human hybrid. Things aren't gonna work the same.
      Sheridan: Wait. What are you talking about? What is wrong with her?
      Franklin: She's pregnant.

    • Lise: Well, then you may as well give up, because nobody gets it 100% right.
      Garibaldi: I just want to give you a normal life.
      Lise: There is no 'normal life', Michael. There's just life.

    • Sheridan: What could make her turn like this?
      Franklin: Well, let's see. She was, .. adjusted by the Vorlons, dumped by the Vorlons, used as a weapon. Quit the Corps. Lost the only man she ever loved and dedicated herself to finishing his work. Pick one or all of the above. Let's face it, she's pissed.
      Sheridan: Massively.

    • Garibaldi: What .. part of my message did you get? We've been having trouble with the com system, see, and--
      Lise: The most important part. The part that said: 'I need you.'
      Garibaldi: And you came here just on that?
      Lise: What more is there?

    • Lyta: You cannot harm me. You cannot stop someone who's been touched by Vorlons.
      Sheridan: You're not the only one that's been touched by the Vorlons.

    • Lyta: I'm tired of being pushed around, Captain. I do not choose to be arrested. I've done a lot for this place... and just once I think a little gratitude would be in order, don't you?
      Lochley: Lyta, don't force us to--
      Lyta: To what?

    • Lochley: He stopped painting the day he enlisted. But he wanted to paint. He was good at it. And it was killing him not to .. one drink at a time. He didn't see any way out of his life, any way to change it. But the door's always there, Michael. You just have to open it.

    • Lochley: See, the drinking gives a control freak like you permission to let it go, to be angry, to lash out, to lose it.

    • G'Kar: I've never understood that. Why does the universe give us puzzles with no answers?
      Franklin: Payback, maybe?

    • Franklin: Well, apparently your people believe that your presence on Centauri Prime allowed them to attack without retribution. You came through it alive, which they're considering another not-so-minor miracle, and you don't want the power. People love giving power to those they believe don't want it.

    • Sheridan: You have to understand that your problem is not between you and me, you and your job, or any of that. Your problem is between you .. and you.

    • Sheridan: I'm not angry with you. Not now. I was. .. But Delenn has a .. way of looking at things.. No. No, I'm not angry with you. But I am very disappointed, Michael.
      Garibaldi: I'd rather have you yelling at me or angry. Anything but disappointed. I know I failed..
      Sheridan: I didn't say I was disappointed in you because of your failure. I'm disappointed because I didn't pick up on this earlier. Disappointed because you felt that you couldn't come to me about this on your own. When Stephen had his problem a couple of years ago, I didn't step forward and offer my help when I should have. And he damn near died trying to deal with his problem on his own. I have made a lot of mistakes, same as everybody else. But I try not to make the same mistake twice.

    • Lochley: Well, maybe Emperor Mollari will have more of a chance at happiness than Ambassador Mollari ever did.
      G'Kar: I doubt it.

    • Garibaldi: What'd the Vorlons do you, Lyta? Who? What are you?
      Lyta: I've only recently begun to understand it myself. You know the Vorlons used telepaths as weapons during the Shadow War. But what no one stopped to consider was that in a war, you have a certain number of small weapons, a certain number of medium weapons, and one or two big ones. The kind of weapons you drop when you are out of small weapons and the medium weapons, and you've got nothing left to use.
      Garibaldi: Someone like that would .. would be the telepathic equivalent of a thermonuclear device, a doomsday weapon.
      Lyta: (eyes glowing white) Pleased to meet you, Mr. Garibaldi.

    • Sheridan: I tell ya, the next person who acts irrationally, I swear I'm going to shoot myself in the head. (Delenn bursts into the room)
      Delenn: Bastards!
      Franklin: Did she just ...?
      Sheridan: She did.
      Franklin: I'll get the gun.

  • NOTES (0)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • The title is a reference to King Lear: "You do me wrong to take me out o' the grave: Thou art a soul in bliss; but I am bound Upon a wheel of fire, that mine own tears Do scald like molten lead." Londo's situation is similar to Lear's.

More
Less