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Old September 19th 10, 02:42   #23
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Re: EpDis: Interludes And Examinations

Originally Posted by Estelyn View Post
Early in the series, I found it difficult to relate to Kosh in any emotional way. Sheeshs, even the actors referred to him as the "juke box"! But in this episode he relates to Sheridan in a very personal way, and seeing him die is a shock. (Like reading about Gandalf's death in the Lord of the Rings - the mentor is gone, you're on your own.) Sheridan's courage in facing up to Kosh comes partly from the fact that he realizes he has nothing to lose.
I wonder if Kosh wasn't kept at a distance, artistically, to make this loss even more bitter. Kosh becomes a character that is sympathetic only as he is to die. Makes you wish this side of him could have come out earlier.

But then it wouldn't have impacted you as much.

Gandalf came back, however. JMS's deaths and other means of writing out characters are a bit more realistic.
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