Babylon 5: Dust to Dust

Bester comes to Babylon 5 to hunt a Dust dealer. Vir makes a visit back from Minbar. G’Kar attacks Londo.

This episode starts out with Sheridan getting after a member of Nightwatch for harassing a citizen who is selling anti-Clark items. Vir returns from Minbar. Londo seems happy enough to see him, and Vir has been enjoying his time on Minbar more than he thought he would. The Centauri are now fighting the Drazi, and peace talks between the two sides don’t get very far. Vir is rather distressed when Londo wants to completely revise his report to make it more politically acceptable.

Meanwhile, Sheridan has another visitor to deal with: Mr. Bester. Ivanova wants to “accidentally” kill the Psi Cop, and she almost does but Sheridan stops her. In order to make sure Bester can’t learn their secrets, they surround themselves with Minbari telepaths and tell Bester it is the telepaths or have a shot that will inhibit his telepathic abilities for the duration of his stay. Bester chooses the shot.

As for why Bester has come, he is chasing down a Dust dealer. Mr. Garibaldi works with the Psi Cop on the case, though he isn’t happy about it. Garibaldi hauls in a guy who if he isn’t involved in illegal smuggling, knows who is. From him, they get the name of Lindstrom. Lindstrom indeed has a deal with G’Kar for a large shipment as Dust to be used as a weapon against the Centauri. It will be finalized after G’Kar has tested a sample of the substance. There is a risk since it was originally manufactured for humans. G’Kar takes the Dust and goes after Londo. Vir is knocked out and Londo is abducted by G’Kar. G’Kar then digs through Londo’s mind. He finds out that originally, Londo was seen as a joke, as was his job. And he also finds out about Londo’s dealings with Mr. Morden. Then G’Kar has a vision of his father and then of G’Quan? Both pushing for peace since the Narn will destroy themselves as well as the Centauri if they keep fighting. They also remind G’Kar that there is a greater concern: the Shadows, and that some must be sacrificed if all are to be saved. This is a turning point for G’Kar’s thinking.

Meanwhile, Garibaldi and Bester conduct a successful sting and capture the Dust suppliers. Both are happy about this, and Garibaldi is even happier to get rid of Bester, though Bester is impressed enough with Garibaldi to want to work with him again. Another Psi Cop meets Bester as he is leaving, too late to catch anything from the command staff. It seems Dust was originally created to try and make Normals into Telepaths, but clearly it didn’t work as intended.

G’Kar is sentenced to sixty days in the brig, not that he really tries to defend his actions. Garibaldi brings the book of G’Quan, thinking G’Kar might like to read it while incarcerated, but the Narn declines. And he gets busy writing.

Aloha Minbar! I think Vir is adjusting well to life there.

He’s back – everyone’s favorite Psi Cop is on board to pester our heroes.

Lindstrom will sell to anyone for the right price.

A Narn in G’Kar’s dream urges the former ambassador to peace and sacrifice. G’Quan?

G’Kar is a changed Narn.

The holy Narn figure of G’Lan.

And Kosh is a busy boy.

Our Centauri are the worse for wear. Luckily for them, it is nothing lasting.

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