Season 5 Episode Loglines
Episode 1: No Compromises; Written by J. Michael Straczynski; Directed by Janet Greek; 1/21/98
Meet Elizabeth Lockley, the station's new commander. An uninvited guest surfaces at Sheridan's inauguration: a hovering fightercraft pilot who has his weaponry locked and loaded.
Episode 2: The Very Long Night of Londo Mollari;
Written by J. Michael Straczynski; Directed by David J. Eagle; 1/28/98
He's haughty and defiant - but his heart betrays him. A severe cardiac crisis plunges Centauri Emperor-Designate Mollari into a eerie dreamscape that forces him to confront his mistreatment of the Narns.
Episode 3: The Paragon of Animals; Written by J. Michael Straczynski; Directed by Mike Vejar; 2/4/98
If not by force of reason, perhpas by force of arms. When several groups refuse to sign the Declaration of Principles, Sheridan uses the White Star fleet to gain new respect for the fledgling Alliance.
Episode 4: A View From the Gallery; Teleplay by J. Michael Straczynski; Story by Harlan Ellison & J. Michael Straczynski; Directed by Janet Greek; 2/11/98
Blue-collar maintenance workers Mack and Bo gain a new respect for the station officers when the two become fly-on-the-wall eyewitnesses to command's actions during an alien attack.
Episode 5: Learning Curve; Written by J. Michael Straczynski; Directed by David J. Eagle; 2/18/98
An unseasoned Ranger cadet proves his mettle when he stands up to a station crimelord. Garibaldi's suspicions about new station chief Lockley continue to grow.
Episode 6: Strange Relations; Written by J. Michael Straczynsk; Directed by John C. Flinn III; 2/25/98
Revelation of Sheridan and Lochley's past romance fuels Garibald's suspicions. Meanwhile, the captain outwits Psi Corps cop Bester and Mollari's new bodyguard turns out to be the last person he'd expect.
Episode 7: Secrets of the Soul; Written by J. Michael Straczynski; Directed by Tony Dow; 3/4/98
The turth must be known. For Franklin, that means revealing the hidden genocide committed by the secretive Hyachs. For Byron, it means coming to terms with the disturbing origins of the telepaths.
Episode 8: Day of the Dead; Written by Niel Gaiman; Directed by Doug Lefler; 3/11/98
An alien ritual of remembrance brings several of the command team into contact with deceased friends and lovers. Rebo and Zooty, the galaxy's wildly popular comedy duo, come to the station
Episode 9: In the Kingdom of the Blind; Writer: J. Michael Straczynski; Director: David J. Eagle; 3/18/98
The telepaths secretly mindscan Alliance leaders, then threaten to reveal what they found if their demand for a homeworld is not met. Mollari has a brush with death on his Centauri Prime homeworld.
Episode 10: A Tragedy of Telepaths; Written by J. Michael Straczynski; Directed by Tony dow; 3/25/98
Rebel telepaths holed up in Brown Sector use mindpower to resist station security personnel. But for some telepaths, the resolve for nonviolence is starting to crack.
Episode 11: Phoenix Rising; Written by J. Michael Straczynski; Directed by David J. Eagle; 4/1/98
Bester doesn't know best. His interference in the station's resolution of the telepaths' revolt leads to unintended violence and tragedy.
Episode 12: The Ragged Edge; Written by J. Michael Straczynski; Directed by John Copeland; 4/8/98
The unauthorized publication of G'Kar's secret book makes him a revered demigod among the Narn. Meanwhile, new evidence suggests a Centauri link to the attacks on Alliance shipping.
Episode 13: The Corps is Mother, The Corps is Father;
Written by J. Michael Straczynski; Directed by Stephen Furst; 4/15/98
An inside look at Psi Corps. Bester's hunt for an unstable telepath trainee who's on a mind-shattering death spree sheds light on the policies and practices of the mysterious brainpower cops.
Episode 14: Meditations on the Abyss; Written by J. Michael Straczynski; Director: Mike Vejar; 5/27/98
Delenn violates the chain of command by sending Lennier on a covert mission to find who's behind the attacks on Alliance shipping. G'Kar copes with his emergence as a cult hero.
Episode 15: Darkness Ascending; Written by J. Michael Straczynski; Directed by Janet Greek; 6/3/98
Command says one thing, his sense of duty says another. Lennier disobeys orders, commandeers a vessel and risks his life to obtain holographic proof of Centauri involvement in the shipping-line attacks.
Episode 16: And All My Dreams, Torn Asunder;
Written by J. Michael Straczynski; Directed by Goran Gajic; 6/10/98
It's the beginning of war - perhaps the beginning of the end for the fragile Alliance - when Garibaldi's lapse in judgment turns a peacekeeping assignment into all-out conflict.
Episode 17: Movements of Fire and Shadow;
Written by J. Michael Straczynski; Directed by John C. Flinn III; 6/17/98
Drazi and Narn militarists upend Sheridan's efforts to maintain a unified front in the war with the Centauris. Mollari experiences a close encounter that's mysterious and perhaps life-altering.
Episode 18: The Fall of Centauri Prime; Writer: J. Michael Straczynski; Director: Doug Wise; 10/28/98
Kept by a Keeper. The sinister, symbiotic Drakh organism called a Keeper now inhabits Londo Mollari as he begins his rule over the shattered Centauri populace. Delenn and Lennier remain helpless aboard their disabled ship.
Episode 19: The Wheel of Fire; Written by J. Michael Straczynski; Directed by Janet Greek; 11/4/98
G'Kar, Garibaldi and Lyta all confront their present problems and future hopes. Delenn and Sheridan share a mutual hope for the future when Delenn learns she's pregnant.
Episode 20: Objects in Motion; Teleplay by J. Michael Straczynski; Story by Harlan Ellison & J. Michael Straczynski; Directed by Jesus Trevino; 11/11/98
G'Kar and Lyta set out for new worlds. And Garibaldi departs with his favorite Martian - the Mars businesswoman he loves - after settling a score with the Red Planet's corporate leaders.
Episode 21: Objects at Rest; Written by J. Michael Straczynski; Directed by John Copeland; 11/18/98
Sheridan and Delenn embark for the new ISA headquarters on Minbar. But acts of betrayal by Lennier and Mollari cloud the nascent era's sense of tranquility.
Episode 22: Sleeping in Light; Written and Directed by J. Michael Straczynski; 11/25/98
The end was prophesied and inevitable. Yet there's just enough time for an aging Sheridan to meet with friends who helped create the future... and for a final visit to the station before it's decommissione.
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