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Old August 1st 16, 15:41   #45
Join Date: Apr 2005
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Re: Is it time to give season 5 another chance?

Originally Posted by Jan View Post
As for the bad decisions - exactly the point. Remember, B5 is all about process. So Sheridan and others had to learn by doing.
That's my other big bugbear this season part of the process is learning from mistakes, but we don't see that. We don't see Sheridan and company learning that maybe using telepaths to spy on people is ethically dubious. We don't see Lochley learning that maybe working with Bester isn't such a good idea after all. JMS always said that B5 was about people taking responsibility for their choices. In the first half of season 5 he set up some provocative questions, had the characters make mistakes... and then no one takes responsibility for the tragedy that occurs, no one shows they've learnt.

Though I should say that the second half of the season is more about taking responsibility; Garibaldi and his alcoholism, Londo and the situation he helped create on Centauri Prime.
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