109: Grail

Written by
Christy Marx

Directed by
Richard Compton

First broadcast week of
4 July 1994

The Nakaleen FeederDelenn and Lennier welcome Aldous Gajic to Babylon 5, respecting his chosen calling as a "truth seeker".  The item he is actually seeking is the Holy Grail, and he hopes each of the alien Ambassadors can help in his quest.  Along the way, he befriends a young thief named Jinxo, a former construction worker who believes the fate that befell each previous Babylon station was because of him.  Jinxo is on the run from Deuce, an extortionist operating Down Below - apparently with the help of a Vorlon.

The "Vorlon" is actually revealed to be a Nakaleen Feeder, a mind-draining creature that Deuce is utilizing in his crimes.  Gajic is killed in the fight to combat it, and Jinxo leaves Babylon 5 to continue the search - with no fatal consequences.  Yet.

Notes: The character Deuce also appears in the telemovie Thirdspace and the novel Voices.

Guest Cast: Aldous Gajic was played by David Warner, among whose many credits are Tron (with Bruce Boxleitner and Peter Jurasik), Time Bandits, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Star Trek: The Next Generation (Chain of Command, Parts I and II) and James Cameron's Titanic. Incidentally, Gajic is Mira Furlan's husband's surname.

William Sanderson (Deuce) appeared in BladeRunner and The X-Files (Blood); and Jim Norton (Ombuds Wellington) made a brief appearance as Albert Einstein in Star Trek: The Next Generation (Descent, Part I).  He returns as Wellington in The Quality of Mercy, and appears as Lazarenn in Confessions and Lamentations, and as a Narn in Dust to Dust.  Tom Booker plays Jinxo.