attempts to explain the dream
that Captain Sheridan
has when Kosh
enters his mind aboard the alien ship in the Babylon 5 episode All Alone in the Night
1. Sheridan is in his quarters
, in uniform
. The lights are out.
is in the quarters with him, in uniform, hair draped over her left shoulder. The door
is open. She raises her fingers
to her lips
and says, "Shh." Sheridan is supposed to listen and understand, not to participate.
3. Sheridan looks confused
4. Ivanova, now with a raven
perched on her right shoulder
, says, "Do you know who I am?" Refers to Ivanova's admission later that she is a latent telepath, after which she says, "I don't know who I am anymore."
5. Sheridan looks to his right, and finds himself in a Babylon 5 corridor
. He looks up.
6. On a catwalk
, in harsh lighting, gripping the railing
, is another Sheridan. He looks to his right. There's someone equivalent to Sheridan watching him.
, also apparently on the catwalk, is in uniform and has a dove
on his left shoulder. "The man in between is searching for you," he says. The man in-between turns out to be Sheridan's equal and opposite, a minion of the Shadows named Justin who we meet in the episode Z'ha'dum. The dove (symbol of peace) on Garibaldi's shoulder and the raven (symbol of death) on Ivanova's earlier may be a deliberate reversal, as it is Garibaldi who is altered and sells out Sheridan, and Ivanova who never strays from the path of light. Side note: Garibaldi's uniform appears to be the blue version instead of his normal security grey, but this may just be a trick of the lights.
8. Ivanova, in a veil
and black dress, is standing behind Sheridan, who is now wearing a turtleneck
and a jacket
. The funeral garb may foreshadow Sheridan's death on Z'ha'dum later.
9. As he turns, we get a brief glimpse of a metal pin
on the left breast of his jacket: a Psi Corps badge
. And in fact, his jacket appears to be the uniform
of a PsiCop
, with the leather strap
down the right side in front. Foreshadows Sheridan's alliance with Bester against the Shadows.
10. Ivanova, still veiled, says, "You are the hand
." Sheridan is a nexus, as explained by Justin at Z'ha'dum--he goes one way, and the rest of the universe tends to follow him.
is standing behind Sheridan in the corridor
; Sheridan is back in his normal
uniform. Sheridan starts to turn
12. In what seems like a simple switch of camera angle
s, Sheridan now appears to be
sitting down in front of a backlit wall with an organic
look not unlike that of the
Streib ship's interior
. "Why are you here?" he asks.
13. "We were never away," Kosh answers from the corridor. "For the first time your
enough to hear me." The Vorlons have been watching him for quite some time, but he never in the proper state of mind to understand until now.
14. Sheridan is back in the corridor, standing. "Why am I here?" he asks, in a tone
that makes the question
to the previous
one. Probably a more vague way of asking, "Why did you bring me here?"
15. "You have always been here," answers Kosh. This is an echo of the normal Vorlon statement of "We have always been here", so putting Sheridan on the same level might indicate that Sheridan is making a leap in enlightenment.
16. Sheridan wakes up
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