Season 2, Episode 11. Written by J. Michael Straczynski
, directed by Mario DiLeo
. Originally aired on February 15, 1995
Primary Plot: Sheridan
is captured by an unknown alien race, where he has a revealing dream
The Grey Council
decides whether Delenn
should be allowed to continue her work aboard B5.
Tertiary Plot: General Hague
makes an unofficial
visit to the station.
The dream sequence Sheridan has aboard the alien ship is just awesome, and I refer you to Sheridan's Dream
which tries to interpret it. Ta'Lon
, Sheridan's fellow prisoner, returns to be G'Kar
's semi-recurring aide in later episodes (and who becomes a permanent part of the Babylon 5
staff in Objects at Rest
, the next to last series episode). The stuff with Hague is good--it's the "official" start of the command officers' conspiracy
against President Clark
, the so-called Conspiracy of Light
that had been alluded to earlier.
The name of the episode comes from the Season One opening credits monologue
, spoken by Michael O'Hare
: "It's a port of call. A home away from home for diplomats, hustlers, entrepreneurs, and wanders. Humans and aliens wrapped in two million, five hundred thousand tons of spinning metal, all alone in the night."
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