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Old March 30th 05, 16:22   #11
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Also, I love the plot structure of this episode in relation to the series. The episode is called Revelations because we learn important background stuff. One is a big plot thing: the Shadows are out and about, causing trouble. The other is a small character thing: new guy's wife died on some far away place.

But of course we later learn that both revelations are completely related, and so, as the best of B5 does, it works on two levels: as a basic A/B plot setup episode and, for repeat viewers, as the first big snapshot of how everything is related.
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Old March 30th 05, 17:39   #12
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But I do like him and Franklin saving Garibaldi's life with the alien device.

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Old March 30th 05, 17:45   #13
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That damn alien healing device. It killed Marcus!
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Old March 30th 05, 17:49   #14
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Lots of good stuff here. Man, Katsulas sure can act, can't he?! Yeah, Sheridan's sister Lizzy is very anoying and a bad actress. I find their relationship to be forced and not believable. It was not one of Bruce's better acting days either. I also have to say that I liked the first Anna a lot better. She was a hottie and I'll never get past the Laura Engles thing. Too bad they couldn't keep her. It's a very important episode with respect to the arc but I can't see giving it better than a B.
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Old April 3rd 05, 19:35   #15
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I like this episode. There was a real sense of impending doom during the first half of season 2 that I really liked, and this episode really epitomises that. I love watching the teaser, with G'Kar fleeing Z'Ha'Dum. You get the sense that something really bad is going on there.

And a heck of a lot happens in this episode. Londo's getting deeper into his deal with the devil without really realising what he is doing. Morden comes off as really creepy (like usual) "One thing at a time Ambassador... one thing at a time." Very chilling, especially watching Londo's reaction.

But yeah, Sheridan's sister really does spoil it. She is such a plot device, I remember the director Joe Johnston saying he wanted to cut out that scene with Sheridan and his sister at the restaurant, but JMS wouldn't let him. I can understand why he wanted to cut it out too, it slows the pace, and the important stuff that is said is repeated in Sheridan's quarters later anyway.

And then Delenn comes out of her cocoon. I'm still not sure if her transformation benefitted her character or not. It took away some of her alien qualities but on the other hand she became more interesting in other ways.

The main problem with this episode is that there is so much going on, there's no singular 'A' plot running through the episode for everything else to branch off and give things some structure, and that prevents it from becoming a memorable episode. Instead, its just a very good episode.
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New review is up,

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Old February 4th 09, 23:00   #17
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Gave it a B mainly because it's a transition episode, but it does involve G'Kar a lot, which makes me happy.
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This episode does have some important build-up for future developments, though I must agree with those who are annoyed with Sheridan's sister. C'mon, he tells us that B5 is "all alone in the night", then everyone and his dog comes to visit?!

The biggest revelation about Londo is seeing him betraying the Narn investigative ships. He acted shocked over Morden's callousness in destroying so many Narns, but he does make an active decision here. He must know that its consequences will be terrible.

We are kept in some suspense as to the result of Delenn's transformation - the crusty skin structure at first, her fearfulness. However, the result is stunning! You can just see Sheridan falling in love at first sight, though he doesn't yet realize it and wouldn't be ready for it if he did. I must say, I like her hairstyle here more than some of the attempts that are made in the coming episodes and seasons. There's something very attractive about the asymmetrical 'do.
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This episode does have some important build-up for future developments, though I must agree with those who are annoyed with Sheridan's sister. C'mon, he tells us that B5 is "all alone in the night", then everyone and his dog comes to visit?!
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Old May 26th 10, 23:15   #20
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I think "all alone in the night" refers to the station being in an unihabited (for the most part) section of the galaxy; not that nobody goes there. It is the central location where all the major governments send their ambassadors to discuss/plan/scheme/etc. after all. Sheridan's sister is much more likely to visit him here at his new command in a station that never moves then to have tried to meet him on his patrols on the Agamemnon.
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