Babylon 5

Season 4 Episode 2

What Ever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi?

Aired Monday 7:00 PM Nov 14, 1996 on
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On Z'ha'dum, Sheridan floats somewhere in-between life and death. Marcus assists G'Kar, who risks being captured in his efforts to find Garibaldi. Delenn rallies the remaining forces for one last offensive. Londo searches for the means to remove Cartagia from the throne.

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  • What Ever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi?

    What Ever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi? was a superb episode of Babylon 5. I really enjoyed watching this episode because it was full of character and plot development, moving the fourth season into motion. I thought this episode had interesting stories and it was cool to see Londo on Centauri Prime interacting with Emperor Cartagia and trying to enlist G'Kar in a scheme to remove this monster from the throne. I also thought Sheridan's journey with Lorien was intriguing and very interesting. The end of this episode leaves me wanting more and I look forward to watching the next episode of Babylon 5!!!!!!!moreless
  • Brilliant episode

    It's weird.. but I really loved the whole storyline with G'Kar. It had just so much developments and it was just matter of time before Centauris get him.. but he.. still out there, still looking for Garibadli, even when they brought him before emperor. That was moving. But maybe even more moving was the scene in the cell. G'kar in that position and Londo asking him to help and before that.. describing what will happen. The whole feeling.. the whole irony. The long way both of those chars have come. That was just.. brilliant.

    And the ending of Sheridan storyline was good to. I really liked that.moreless
  • G'Kar rocks.

    So much for my optimism, although I don't know why the Shadows are asking Garibaldi what happened after he left B5. Lorien seems cool, the first of the First Ones, and bully for him for saving Sheridan. I think it's neat that he asks both the Vorlon question and the Shadow question, although some of his speechifying makes my head hurt. Cool scenes with Marcus and G'Kar. Hadn't seen that pair interact much before. And very cool scenes with Londo and G'Kar. Those two have such great chemistry. They don't like each other, but they respect each other and I love that they come to an accord to free each of their worlds. And neat to see that I was right about Vorlons being able to put themselves inside other people and use them as sort of an encounter suit. Although I get the impression that with Kosh it was a mind-altering and pleasant experience and with NewKosh it's more of an obligation and servitude thing.moreless
  • the new friendship of g'kar and londo.

    in this episode what ever happen to mr garibaldi,everyone is moring the loss of sheridan.they think he is dead but he is alive,stuck on the shadow world.garibaldi is still missing persumed dead as well.g'kar has left babylon5 to look for mr garibaldi.while looking for garibaldi he gets into a fight.marcus is there to help him out.theres a funny scene between marcus and g'kar.after marcus leaves g'kar is captured and brought back to centauri prime.there he is praraid in chains.the emperor slowly totures g'kar.with londo looking on helpless.we soon see the friendship of g'kar and londo.with londo hatching a plan to free g'kar and freeing his home world of the evil emperor.moreless
  • I want one of thise Mimbari pikes!

    While everyone is still moping around over the loss of Sheridan, G'Kar takes it upon himself to go looking for Garibaldi.

    Almost immediately his rather brusque approach gets him into trouble, but Marcus is there to help him out. A brief fight scene ensues...

    I want one of those Mimbari fighting pikes! :-)

    The dialogue between Marcus and G'kar is superb! Very funny, though in parts Marcus' tortured feelings become evident.

    Unfortunately things go wrong, and G'Kar is captured. Eventually he is brought to centari Prime, and paraded in in chains, much to Londo's evident dismay.

    For the first time we get a glimpse of the deep friendship between Londo and G'Kar, which is usually buried under racial difficulties.

Lenny Citrano

Lenny Citrano


Guest Star

Anthony De Longis

Anthony De Longis


Guest Star

Rick Scarry

Rick Scarry


Guest Star

Wayne Alexander

Wayne Alexander


Recurring Role

Wortham Krimmer

Wortham Krimmer

Emperor Cartagia

Recurring Role

Damian London

Damian London


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • In a close up of Mira Furlan (Delenn) while she's watching Sheridan's personal log, you can see some of the make up has rubbed off and her eyebrow is showing.

    • Continuity: In the original broadcast of this episode Franklin gives the date as January 8 in his opening monologue and says that it has been fourteen days since Sheridan was presumed killed. This in incorrect. It was nine days since he was presumed killed. This error was correct in later broadcasts.

  • QUOTES (34)

    • Lorien: You're dead.
      Sheridan: That's enough!
      Lorien: How long have you been here?
      Sheridan: I don't know, a day, maybe two?
      Lorien: The sun has risen and set nine times. You haven't eaten. You ought to be starving. Are you hungry? Thirsty? Does blood still flow through your veins? Does it?
      (Sheridan checks for his pulse)
      Sheridan: There's no pulse!
      Lorien: Because, my reluctant friend, you are quite, quite dead.

    • Londo: If you wished to die you could've simply told me, I would've attended to it, with at least a – a measure of dignity. But here... Here, they will make you a toy. You will be tortured. You will be tortured for a very long time. I have seen them prolong suffering for days, weeks, months. And when they have finished they will strap you to a table, not much longer than this bench. And they will make an incision, here, just beneath the neck and open you, all the way down. Assuming you are still conscious, still entertaining, they will begin removing your internal organs, in pieces no longer than this. Somewhere along the line, as they make a mountain of your parts and pieces, you will die...
      G'Kar: And does this please you?
      Londo: No. No it doesn't. Once, long ago... no, not even then. You have never been a friend to me, but what he would do to you, I would not wish for anyone.

    • Cartagia: Mollari, you've kept us waiting. I should be very upset with you.
      Londo: My apologies. Before I entered your Majesty's presence I had to be properly attired, or it would be disrespectful.
      Cartagia: I see. Then I should not have you killed for it.
      Londo: Your Majesty may act as he believes is correct, but I was motivated only by the respect to your position. I have your Majesty's spirit in my heart, and so by killing me you would also be killing a part of yourself, and as a loyal Centauri I would strongly object to that.

    • Delenn: If John does not return from Z'ha'dum, if he's – if he's dead... Then my soul will join him, even if I cannot. But as I promised him long ago, I will see him again, in the place where no shadows fall...

    • Lorien: Do you have anything worth living for?
      Delenn: Sleep now. I will watch and catch you if you should fall.
      Sheridan: Delenn!

    • Sheridan: It's... getting darker.
      Lorien: I know. You're close, friend. Very close. It's easy to find something worth dying for. Do you have anything worth living for?
      Sheridan: I can't see you anymore.
      Lorien: As it should be.
      Sheridan: What if I fall? How will I know if you'll catch me?
      Lorien: I caught you before.
      Sheridan: What if I die?
      Lorien: I cannot create life, but I can breathe on the remaining embers. It may not work.
      Sheridan: But I can hope.
      Lorien: Hope is all we have.

    • Lorien: You must let go. Surrender yourself to death, the death of flesh, the death of fear. Step into the abyss, and let go.

    • Lorien: You can't turn away from death simply because you're afraid of what might happen without you. That's not enough! You're not embracing life. You're fleeing death. And so you're caught in between, unable to go forward or backward. Your friends need what you can be when you are no longer afraid, when you know who you are and why you are and what you want, when you are no longer looking for reasons to live, but can simply be.

    • Sheridan: Kosh.
      Lorien: Is that its name? I think I met it once long ago.

    • Sheridan: That was you?
      Lorien: Perhaps. We all have secrets and surprises. Did you know you have a Vorlon inside you? Well, a piece of one.

    • Sheridan: How long have you been here?
      Lorien: A long time. So long. I was old when the molecules of your world joined and called themselves land and sea and fish ... and man.
      Sheridan: One of the First Ones.
      Lorien: No. Not one of the First Ones. I am .... the First One.

    • Lorien: Yes, of course I care. It's a terrible thing when your children fight. I warned the others, but they didn't listen. They never listen.

    • Sheridan: This is the fire I set when I woke up down here. I've come full circle.
      Lorien: Don't we all?

    • G'Kar: You didn't ask the price ... for my cooperation.
      Londo: You are not exactly in a position to bargain, G'Kar.
      G'Kar: Neither are you. You want my help ... for the sake of your people. I will give it ... for the sake of my own. If I remove the monster from your throne, you will remove the monster .. from my world. Leave Narn, set my world free. Promise me this, and I will do as you ask.
      Londo: You have my word.

    • Londo: There is a monster on the throne, G'Kar, a well-protected monster. He must be removed, and you may be the means I have been waiting for.

    • Cartagia: And you. Have you anything to say?
      G'Kar: Do you by any chance happen to know where Mr. Garibaldi might be?

    • Delenn: We will attack Z'ha'dum. The plan is to wait seven more days, so that any ships who wish to join us can arrive. Then, with darkness before us, destruction behind, we will strike. The chances of success are small, but if we stay here and do nothing they're even smaller. So we go. As a dear friend said to me: "If you are falling off a mountain, you may as well try to fly." Here, at the end, I offer you one final chance to fly.

    • G'Kar: I am the last of the Kha'ri. I fought in our war of liberation against the Centauri. I can take care of myself. If you stay, I will be deeply offended, and there is little more inherently dangerous than an offended Narn.

    • Sheridan: (from his personal log) Now that we've broken away from Earth, everything has hit the fan. It's not what I wanted. Frankly it scares the hell out of me. But it had to be done. The job now is to turn this around and make it into something positive. My dad always told me that's the only way you deal with pain. You don't surrender, you don't fight it, you turn it into something positive. He used to say: "If you're falling off a cliff, you may as well try to fly. You've got nothing to lose". In a way, I feel the same way about Delenn. I mean, during the war, I fought Minbari, I killed Minbari, so many of my friends died in Minbari hands. And here I am, in love with one of them. For a long time I thought about not saying anything. The moment my heart crossed that line there wasn't much I could do but see it through. Yeah I've... I've fallen off one hell of a cliff. When I look in her eyes, I let myself think maybe... I really can fly.

    • Marcus: Wakey, wakey, I'm here with your weather report for the evening. I see rain, lightning, thunder, and your head nailed to that wall over there if you don't tell me what my friend and I need to know.

    • Marcus: They seem rather eager to find you. Eagerness like that--
      G'Kar: --worries you. Hell, I suppose I should appreciate your concern. Compassion is a rare commodity these days.
      Marcus: So, why are you doing this?
      G'Kar: He's my friend. I've never had a friend before who wasn't a Narn. And you?
      Marcus: I never had a friend before who was a Narn, .. and damn few of any other kind. Most of them are dead.

    • G'Kar: I was doing fine until you showed up with that .. thing in hand.
      Marcus: It's a Minbari fighting pike, several hundred years old. You are just jealous because you don't have one. Bad case of pikal envy, if you ask me.

    • G'Kar: Doesn't make sense.
      Marcus: You're right, that's the bit that worries me.
      G'Kar: If you are going to be worried every time the universe doesn't make sense, you are going to be worried every moment of every day for the rest of your natural life.
      Marcus: Your point being?

    • Delenn: For a long time I was afraid that his wife might still be alive at Z'ha'dum, but I--I I never asked, I never told him, I denied him the right to choose his actions wisely. I broke the trust between us. And when he learned the truth on his own, he didn't choose his actions, his actions chose him. And he went away. I have sometimes heard humans say: "Minbari never tell anyone the whole truth." But I'm no longer wholly Minbari. I should have changed my heart more than I did. But I loved him and I wanted to protect him. I should have loved him less and trusted him more.

    • Bartender: The man says he doesn't want to talk to you. Leave him alone.
      G'Kar: We're having a private conversation. It's no concern of yours.
      Bartender: It's my bar, I'm making it my concern. Now get out.
      G'Kar: I've come a long way. I intend to finish my conversation.

    • Lorien: You're closer now, aren't you. Yes, I see you are. But closer to tick or closer to tock? I don't know. Only time will tell. And here, between the moments, we have all the time in the world.

    • Lorien: Tick, tock. Tick, tock. Always running out of time. Yours is almost used up. You're between seconds, lost in the infinite possibilities between tick and tock. Tick, you're alive. Tock.. Well, it was a good life, but a short one. Tick, tock, tick, tock, tick--

    • Lorien: There are only two possibilities. If you hit bottom, then you are dead. If you did not hit bottom, you are still falling and all of this is a dream. Unless .. you are in-between.
      Sheridan: Between what?
      Lorien: Between moments.

    • Lorien: Nothing goes on forever. Not falls, not you, not I, not love, not life. Entropy consumes everything. We all hit bottom, sooner or later.

    • Sheridan: What question?
      Lorien: "Who are you?"
      Sheridan: How did you know about it?
      Lorien: It's a dangerous question, isn't it? There's never a good answer to it. I suppose, that's the point.

    • Lorien: Words have meaning and names have power. The universe begun with a word, you know. But which came first: the word or the thought behind the word? You can't create language without thought .. and you can't conceive a thought without language. So which created the other and, thus, created the universe?

    • Lorien: I see you're still upset that I won't tell you my name. Well, what does it matter? If I tell you my name is Lorien .. what good is that? It tells you nothing, but leaves me at a disadvantage.

    • Lorien: You are thinking about escape again, aren't you? Don't. There is no way off Z'ha'dum. Might as well give up, reconcile yourself as I did.
      Sheridan: The first obligation of a prisoner is to escape.
      Lorien: Ah. So .. if one is a prisoner of love, one must escape to solitude? If one is a prisoner to joy, must one escape to sadness?

    • Franklin: Medlab's quiet these days. The League of non-aligned worlds has broken up and everyone's going back to their homeworlds to prepare for the next stage of war. We know the enemy is gonna strike back. Rumour has it that this time's gonna be the last time. This time they're gonna end it. All we can do now is wait for the other shoe to drop or try and find something useful to do before the end. Right now, short of hand holding, or sympathetic ear, I can't think of one damn thing.

  • NOTES (1)

    • In the bar, G'Kar hands a man an engine part. This engine part is really the overthruster prop from The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension.