Babylon 5: Season 5

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Jan 21
1998

No Compromises

Lochley takes command of Babylon 5 and Byron petitions her for asylum aboard the station. An assassin pledges to kill Sheridan at his inauguration.

2 Jan 28
1998

The Very Long Night of Londo Mollari

Londo collapses from a heart attack, and must battle with his guilt in a dream state. Delenn learns that Lennier is planing to leave Babylon 5 to join the Rangers.

3 Feb 04
1998

The Paragon of Animals

A small world plagued by raiders begs the alliance for help. Garibaldi tries forming an intelligence unit of telepaths.

4 Feb 11
1998

A View from the Gallery

We see the action from the viewpoint of two maintenance workers as a race of savage aliens attacks the station.

5 Feb 18
1998

Learning Curve

Four rangers come from Minbar with a status report to Delenn, while a Downbelow racketeer decides it’s time to get rid of Zack.

6 Feb 25
1998

Strange Relations

Bester arrives at the station to arrest the Downbelow telepaths, and Londo barely escapes an assassination attempt when the ship he was to be aboard explodes.

7 Mar 04
1998

Secrets of the Soul

As more telepaths arrive at the station, the denizens of Downbelow start taking notice. Tensions build until one of the telepaths is assaulted, and the others decide to take re…

8 Mar 11
1998

Day of the Dead

The Brakiri buy a part of Babylon 5 for a religious ceremony where the dead are supposed to return. Comedians Rebo and Zooty arrive to do a show on the station.

9 Mar 18
1998

In the Kingdom of the Blind

Londo starts to suspect that all is not right on Centauri Prime, when a good friend is murdered. On Babylon 5, Byron tries to force the council to give him and his telepaths a…

10 Mar 25
1998

A Tragedy of Telepaths

The telepaths have barred themselves inside an area of Downbelow, and their telepathic tricks force Lochley to ask Bester for help. G’Kar finds an old friend locked in a…

11 Apr 01
1998

Phoenix Rising

More bloodhound units arrive and the fight with the violent faction of Byron’s followers intensifies… until the rogues seize medlab – with Garibaldi and Frank…

12 Apr 08
1998

The Ragged Edge

It looks like the Alliance will get a break in the investigation of the recent shipping line attacks, when a possible witness may have survived the latest attack and taken refu…

13 Apr 15
1998

The Corps is Mother, the Corps is Father

A telepath murders his roommate and escapes on a ship bound for Babylon 5. Bester is given the job of capturing him, and brings along two PSI Cop inte…

14 May 27
1998

Meditations on the Abyss

Delenn reassigns Lennier to a Ranger training mission on the border of Centauri space, hoping he an find some proof regarding the Centauri involvement in the shipping line atta…

15 Jun 03
1998

Darkness Ascending

Lennier investigates Centauri signals that may be connected to the attacks. Lyta tries to continue Byron’s dream of finding a homeworld for telepaths. Lise visits Garibal…

16 Jun 10
1998

And All My Dreams, Torn Asunder

The evidence collected against the Centauri is presented to the alliance council, and a boycott against them is issued. The Centauri react by receding from the alliance and mak…

17 Jun 17
1998

Movements of Fire and Shadow (1)

Sheridan finally authorizes the White Star fleet to participate in the war. Delenn travels to Minbar to start a Minbari/Earth joint project to build a prototype White Star dest…

18 Oct 28
1998

The Fall of Centauri Prime (2)

As Centauri Prime is being bombarded, the Drakh, the real masters behind the war, reveal themselves to Londo. They force him to go along with their plan to alienate the Centaur…

19 Nov 04
1998

The Wheel of Fire

Earthforce orders the arrest of Lyta for financing terrorism against the PSI Corp. Sheridan confronts Garibaldi about his drinking. G’Kar strugg…

20 Nov 11
1998

Objects in Motion

Tessa Holloran, former number one of the Mars resistance, arrives with a warning for Lise and Michael – an assassin has been hired to kill them. Meanwhile, G’Kar ge…

21 Nov 18
1998

Objects at Rest

It is near the end of 2262, and many changes are abound. Londo, G’Kar and Garibaldi have already left, and Franklin will be taking up his new position on Earth shortly. F…

22 Nov 25
1998

Sleeping in Light

Twenty years after his death and resurrection at Z’ha’dum, Sheridan feels his life force ebbing away, and invites some old friends for a final gathering.

About Babylon 5

The Emmy-winning Babylon 5 brought many exciting innovations to science fiction television. Computer-generated effects, five-year story arcs, and elaborate mythology made this series stand apart from what came before and point the next generation of sci-fi/fantasy series in bold new directions. This show realized creator J. Michael Straczynski’s vision of creating a five-season novel for television. Its stories proved that one person can make a difference, the choices we make (right or wrong, good or bad) have far-reaching consequences, and humanity is far greater and nobler than we give ourselves credit for being.

Babylon 5 is a five-mile long space station located in neutral space. Built by the Earth Alliance in the 2250s, it’s goal is to maintain peace among the various alien races by providing a sanctuary where grievances and negotiations can be worked out among duly appointed ambassadors. A council made up of representatives from the five major space-faring civilizations – the Earth Alliance, Mimbari Federation, Centarui Republic, Narn Regime, and Vorlon Empire – work with the League of Non-Aligned Worlds to keep interstellar relations under control. Aside from its diplomatic function, Babylon 5 also serves as a military post for Earth and a port of call for travellers, traders, businessmen, criminals, and Rangers.

A floating city home to a quarter of a million humans and aliens is bound to experience problems; Babylon 5 has problems in abundance. Its senior staff of Earth Alliance officers – along with the most prominent members of the diplomatic community – deal with personal problems, cultural differences, threats to station security, and interstellar crises on a regular basis. Old prejudices and unresolved issues leftover from the Earth-Mimbari War and the Centauri occupation of Narn lead to unexpected developments. Pro-Human groups and a corrupt government make the Earth of the future far from paradise. Telepaths seek refuge from the militant Psi Corps while the Mars colony desires support in its bid for independence. And then there is the growing presence of Shadows in regions close by and on the Outer Rim of known space. Fate has decreed that Babylon 5 be crucial to deciding the outcome of all of these conflicts.

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