Season Five Episode Guide

No Compromises

Episode #: 501
Air Date: 01.21.98
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Sheridan prepares to be inaugurated as the first president of the Interstellar Alliance, despite a threat on his life. A new captain takes command of Babylon 5, and a group of telepaths seeks refuge.

The Very Long Night of Londo Mollari

Episode #: 502
Air Date: 01.28.98
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A heart attack puts Londo on his death bed, forcing him to confront the evil he has done -- and to seek forgiveness. Lennier decides to leave the station.

The Paragon of Animals

Episode #: 503
Air Date: 02.04.98
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Garibaldi petitions the station's colony of telepaths to aide the Alliance, while Sheridan and G'Kar try and get the new member worlds to accept a declaration of principles.

A View From the Gallery

Episode #: 504
Air Date: 02.11.98
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Two station crewmen go about their business as Babylon 5 fends off an alien attack.

Learning Curve

Episode #: 505
Air Date: 02.18.98
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A pair of Ranger trainees arrive on the station, and must face a difficult lesson at the hand of a group of thugs.

Strange Relations

Episode #: 506
Air Date: 02.25.98
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Lyta is caught in the middle when Bester attempts to capture the colony of rogue telepaths on Babylon 5 -- especially Byron, with whom he has personal history. Garibaldi confronts Captain Lochley, and Londo is assigned an unlikely bodyguard.

Secrets of the Soul

Episode #: 507
Air Date: 03.04.98
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Dr. Franklin discovers a terrible secret about the Hyach's past. Lyta joins Byron's movement, and shares with him a secret of her own.

In the Kingdom of the Blind

Episode #: 508
Air Date: 03.18.98
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Mollari and G'Kar arrive on Centauri Prime, and are disturbed by what they learn of the Regent and the state of the empire. Byron presents Sheridan and the Alliance with an ultimatum.

A Tragedy of Telepaths

Episode #: 509
Air Date: 03.25.98
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Byron and his followers wall themselves up in Brown Sector to avoid capture. Londo and G'Kar discover an old friend locked in a Centauri dungeon, and the Drazi are convinced that the Brakiri are responsible for the attacks on Alliance ships.

Phoenix Rising

Episode #: 510
Air Date: 04.01.98
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Bester attempts to take control of the sensitive telepath crisis, which soon escalates toward violence. Byron reveals his personal connection to the Psi Cop, and Garibaldi's attempt to exact revenge on Bester is thwarted.

Day of the Dead

Episode #: 511
Air Date: 03.11.98
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Lochley sells a portion of the station to the Brakiri for one night, so they can celebrate an important holiday -- causing several station residents to experience personal encounters with deceased loved-ones. Entertainers Reebo and Zooty visit the station.

The Ragged Edge

Episode #: 512
Air Date: 04.08.98
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Garibaldi travels to the Drazi homeworld to track down a key witness to the attacks on Alliance ships, and finds trouble at the bottom of a bottle.

The Corps Is Mother, The Corps Is Father

Episode #: 513
Air Date: 04.15.98
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Psi-Cop Bester tracks a murderous rogue telepath to Babylon 5, taking along a pair of trainees to give them some first-hand experience.

Meditations On the Abyss

Episode #: 514
Air Date: 05.27.98
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Delenn sends Lennier on a secret mission to gather evidence about Centauri involvement in the attacks on Alliance ships, but a training session puts him and a fellow trainee in mortal danger. Vir receives a promotion.

Darkness Ascending

Episode #: 515
Air Date: 06.03.98
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Lennier finds evidence as to who is behind the recent wave of attacks on Alliance ships. Lise confronts Garibaldi about his drinking problem when she visits the station, and Lyta becomes the rogue telepaths' new advocate.

And All My Dreams, Torn Asunder

Episode #: 516
Air Date: 06.10.98
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Sheridan and the Alliance confront Ambassador Mollari about Centauri involvement in the attacks on their ships, leading to a fracture in the Interstellar Alliance.

Movements of Fire and Shadow

Episode #: 517
Air Date: 06.17.98
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As the Alliance member worlds plan to strike Centauri Prime, Delenn and Lennier travel to Minbar and come under attack. Franklin and Lyta visit the Drazi homeworld on a mission of mercy, and make a discovery that could throw the Alliance into chaos.

The Fall of Centauri Prime

Episode #: 518
Air Date: 10.28.98
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Londo comes face-to-face with his dark destiny, as Sheridan and the White Star fleet rush to save Centauri Prime from the Narn and Drazi. Faced with death, Lennier makes a confession to Delenn.

Wheel of Fire

Episode #: 519
Air Date: 11.04.98
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Garibaldi finds hope for a new future after Sheridan and the others confront him about his drinking problem. Lyta is arrested when it is discovered that she orchestrated attacks on Psi-Corp facilities.

Objects In Motion

Episode #: 520
Air Date: 11.11.98
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Garibaldi and Lise find themselves the targets of an assassination. Lyta and G'Kar prepare to depart the station, and the Alliance gains a new head of security.

Objects At Rest

Episode #: 521
Air Date: 11.18.98
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Sheridan and Delenn bid farewell to Babylon 5 and depart for the new Interstellar Alliance headquarters on Minbar. Lennier makes a terrible mistake that will change his life forever.

Sleeping In Light

Episode #: 522
Air Date: 11.25.98
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Twenty years in the future, John Sheridan's life comes to a close. Friends gather to say goodbye, and Babylon 5 closes its doors.