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Old July 31st 05, 21:53   #1
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EpDis: Confessions And Lamentations

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Old July 31st 05, 22:36   #2
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I get the chills every time they go to the place where the Markabs were and find that Delenn and Lennier are the only ones alive.
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Old July 31st 05, 23:24   #3
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The music in this one is very good, especially in the sequence with Delenn and Sheridan holding hands.
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Old August 1st 05, 01:36   #4
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I agree: the music is very nice in this episode. I love the scene of Delenn telling Sheridan that if she dies she'll see him again in the place where no shadows fall. I also like the ending in that the Markab are all wiped out; it's not the traditional save the day right in the nick of time that is usual in tv/movie storytelling.
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Old August 1st 05, 04:45   #5
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Re: EpDis: Confessions And Lamentations

Despite the depressing tone of it, this is one of my favorites. In fact, it's in my Top 10 of the entire series. I don't think there's been anything like it in any other sci-fi show, especially the Treks. Amazing; tragic, but extraordinary storytelling.
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I just gave it a B, thinking high-end B, but as people remind me more about it I realize that this is A-quality. Strike one "B" vote and bump it up a notch.
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Old August 1st 05, 10:22   #7
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Re: EpDis: Confessions And Lamentations

I gave this one a B - it is a verg good ep. Not quite an A since I'm reserving my A votes for the really special episodes.

As others have already said, it's not your conventional Hollywood ending type of story and the scene near the end was very moving indeed. My only (small) gripe is that the Markab were only a "backround" race in previous episodes - would have been nice if we had seen more of them previously (watching the previous eps again you do notice them more, but on first viewing they are just some other aliens).
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Re: EpDis: Confessions And Lamentations

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As others have already said, it's not your conventional Hollywood ending type of story and the scene near the end was very moving indeed. My only (small) gripe is that the Markab were only a "backround" race in previous episodes - would have been nice if we had seen more of them previously (watching the previous eps again you do notice them more, but on first viewing they are just some other aliens).
I agree, hence my B, despite it being well done.

Originally it was supposed to be the Drazi that were wiped out, but they decided that the Drazi makeup is too heavy to convey the emotional weight of the episodes. I personally think the Markab makeup is little better in that regard anyway.
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Originally it was supposed to be the Drazi that were wiped out
Purple Markab and Green Markab just don't have the same ring.
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Old August 1st 05, 18:04   #10
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An excellant episode the best of the off arc episodes a top 10 in my book .
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