402: Whatever Happened to Mr Garibaldi?

Directed by
Kevin James Dobson

First broadcast week of
11 November 1996

G'Kar is brought before the EmperorDespite the fact that leaving Babylon 5 would invalidate his sanctuary, G'Kar sets off in search of Garibaldi, aided by Marcus.  He is captured by Centauri soldiers and taken to the royal court on Centauri Prime.  Garibaldi himself has been imprisoned and subject to rigorous questioning, apparently by Psi Corps.  Franklin attempts break Delenn's depression by showing her a message Sheridan recorded a year ago, expressing his love for her.  On Z'ha'dum, Sheridan himself discovers that the alien, Lorien, is the first of the First Ones, and that he himself is hovering between life and death: he has the choice of letting go of life, or returning to carry on his purpose, with Lorien's help.  Londo strikes a deal with G'Kar: help him depose the Emperor, in return for the freedom of Narn.  Delenn calls in the Rangers in preparation for a final assault on Z'ha'dum.  Lorien gives Sheridan a new chance of life...

Notes: Sheridan has a dream of an energy creature calling to him: "Who are you? What do you want?".  These are the questions posed by the Vorlons and the Shadows respectively (Comes the Inquisitor, Signs and Portents).  Sheridan's log entry is dated 20 May 2260 - a short time after Babylon 5 breaks away from Earth in Severed Dreams.  Sheridan does die on Z'ha'dum as Kosh predicted (In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum, Interludes and Examinations).  Lady Morella tells Londo "you cannot kill the one who is already dead" (Point of No Return), which is possibly a reference to Sheridan, and results in Londo's actions in War Without End, Part II.  Lorien tells Sheridan he has a Vorlon inside him - it is the remnants of Kosh (see Interludes and Examinations, Walkabout, Z'ha'dum, Falling Toward Apotheosis).  The involvement of Psi Corps in Garibaldi's imprisonment is hinted at here, as well as The Summoning, Epiphanies, Moments of Transition, and a full explanation given in The Face of the Enemy.

The soundtrack of this episode is available on CD.

Guest Cast: Once again, Wayne Alexander (Lorien), Damian London (Minister) and Wortham Krimmer (Emperor Cartagia).