Season 3, Episode 2. Written by J. Michael Straczynski
, directed by Mike Vejar
. Originally aired on November 13, 1995
Primary Plot: Lennier
is seriously injured trying to save Londo
after a mad bomber
starts planting bombs in crowded locations.
Secondary Plot: Brother Theo
attempts to start a religious mission
This is a pretty good payoff
of sorts to Comes the Inquisitor
, as JMS establishes that the peculiar brand of righteous insanity
practiced by Jack the Ripper
is still very alive and kicking in 2260.
Doing a few scenes on the care Londo shows towards Lennier
after the accident is another example of Straczynski pulling back the portrayal of Mollari just a little
(similar to what he did in There All The Honor Lies
), just to remind everyone that he's not a complete
is the first episode with Brother Theo
and his Merry Band of Companions, which I always thought was pretty stupid. Designed to show the more spiritual side of B5, I guess. Apparently everyone else thought it was pretty dumb, too, because after Season 3 you don't see them again.
There's a very good Londo/G'Kar
scene late in the show when both men are trapped in a lift together because of one of the bombings. It shows just how terrified
Londo is of G'Kar, and also how G'Kar has become so depressed (almost to the point of insanity) due to recent events that he doesn't really care about his own death--because in dying, he'll get to watch Mollari die alongside him.
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