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    Really creepy dude bombing the station. Brother Theo helps out tracking them down. Did JMS intend to use the monks longer than he actually did? I feel like they could have been explored much more. I wonder (Highlight to read spoiler for TLT)
    if the exorcism in TLT will be related to this group at all.
    That'd be awesome. I liked them.

    And the most memborable elevator scene in the show (in my opinion). G'Kar laughing is so creepy. These actors are so amazing, I always think so. Never ceases to amaze me.

    Oh..found another naming archetype. Theo. There's a Theo in Jeremiah also. Hehe.

    The main story of the bombings and finding the bomber really didn't interest me as much as the Londo/G'Kar character moments. But, that's what Babylon 5 is *really* about, is those character moments. I feel like the A-Story in this one is just an excuse to *have* the B-Story. And Babylon 5 is the only show I can think of that ever does something like that.

    Oh yes...Lennier's "disease"...Netter's Syndrome. That was a funny moment, and even funnier for us hardcore fans who know who Doug Netter is.

    {Edited to add spoiler tags. Careful, huh? --Jan}
    Last edited by Jan; 06-26-2007, 06:14 PM.
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    I didn't much like this episode, though agree that it created some great G'Kar-Londo moments 9and the Londo-Lennier stuff was pretty good, too). G'kar's mocking of Londo's calls for help were much creepier than the crap overacting of the baddie (Patrick Kilpatrick) in this one. I am not sure if JMS was having a bad week when he wrote this, or Mike Vejar when he directed it (I suspect the former) because it all seemed pretty flat and rote to me other than the aforementioned G-L and L-L scenes. The whole "shoo, shoo" scene with the monks and Sheridan was almost painfully stereotypical, and Captain Sheridan started channeling Captain Kirk at the end.

    I rate it as ten minutes of great TV stretched to 42 minutes (or whatever) by season-one-worthy filler.
    I believe that when we leave a place, part of it goes with us and part of us remains. Go anywhere in the station, when it is quiet, and just listen. After a while, you will hear the echoes of all our conversations, every thought and word we've exchanged. Long after we are gone .. our voices will linger in these walls for as long as this place remains. But I will admit .. that the part of me that is going .. will very much miss the part of you that is staying.

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    • #3
      Personally I do not think that this was such a bad episode. The general idea about a terrorist bombing or so on B5 was interesting enough for me, and it was OK for me how the incidents were filmed (including a little of what we would call "CSI"-footage today).
      I just never liked what they made out of it, that silly acting bad guy and his motivation, I've always hated that. For what it's Kirk-worth, I liked seeing Sheridan sending that dumbass to the floor.

      And of course we don't have to talk about the Londo/G'Kar moments, they're a classic.

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      • #4
        Of Course

        This ep has one of the funnier scenes, which i'll just do from memory:

        Garibaldi: Don't put it there. That's the first place he'll look!
        Sheridan: Well, where do you suggest I put it?
        Garibaldi: [Gives him a look]
        Sheridan: Ah, hell. [starts to unbuckle pants]

        Kills me every time.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Hal_10000 View Post
          This ep has one of the funnier scenes, which i'll just do from memory:

          Garibaldi: Don't put it there. That's the first place he'll look!
          Sheridan: Well, where do you suggest I put it?
          Garibaldi: [Gives him a look]
          Sheridan: Ah, hell. [starts to unbuckle pants]

          Kills me every time.
          Yeah, right you are, forgot about that one!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by SmileOfTheShadow View Post

            And the most memborable elevator scene in the show (in my opinion). G'Kar laughing is so creepy. These actors are so amazing, I always think so. Never ceases to amaze me.

            The main story of the bombings and finding the bomber really didn't interest me as much as the Londo/G'Kar character moments. But, that's what Babylon 5 is *really* about, is those character moments. I feel like the A-Story in this one is just an excuse to *have* the B-Story. And Babylon 5 is the only show I can think of that ever does something like that.

            Oh yes...Lennier's "disease"...Netter's Syndrome. That was a funny moment, and even funnier for us hardcore fans who know who Doug Netter is.
            That elevator scene gets me every time, it has the combination of intensity end intense comedy . JMS' sense of humor clearly shows here (as in many other scenes)

            And I just *love* the "Netter's Syndrome" scene ... "I wil pay penance later"

            of course not forgetting the Sheridan/Garibaldi link dialog
            Jan from Denmark

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