Babylon 5: Walkabout

Gasp! Is it really an episode update? Yes! The screenshot problem has a solution of sorts. We’ll have to see how well it holds and how much time I have for this.

Franklin meets a singer Downbelow, the new Vorlon ambassador arrives, and Sheridan decides to do a real life experiment with the Shadows.

So the new Vorlon ambassador arrives. He is definitely a Vorlon and definitely different from Kosh, although he will in effect pretend to be Kosh up to taking Kosh’s name to keep the newly formed alliance from fracturing. Lyta also is back. Kosh and Lyta both seem anxious to see if anyone was with the real Kosh during his last moments – it seems the Vorlons can put pieces of themselves in others. Unfortunately no one was there but Mr. Morden and his associates. The new Kosh isn’t to gentle when he interrogates Lyta. Well, Lyta asks the captain about what he knows and he tells her, including the fact that Kosh was in his mind once. Then Lyta thinks she hears Kosh for a moment.

Sheridan, however, has other worries and plans. What Garibaldi discovered suggests telepaths may be able to block Shadow ships, so Sheridan wants to test this by going into hyperspace and jumping out at the next Shadow attack. This is also a good chance to see what it takes to kill a Shadow ship. The war counsel, over Sheridan’s objections, insists he tack back up, both in fire power and telepathic power. He already asked Lyta to help. Since a Narn heavy cruiser is there helping to protect Babylon 5 (which fact Londo is not happy about), G’Kar talks to the captain of that ship about helping with the mission, but the captain doesn’t want to. This infuriates Garibaldi who shames G’Kar into helping anyway. So the White Star detects a Shadow attack and jumps out of hyperspace. Lyta tries to block the ship but at first can’t. When Sheridan touches her, she sees what happened to Kosh and she gets mad enough to stop the Shadow ship in its tracks. The White Star has to take off the jump engines to do it, but it destroys the Shadow ship. Unfortunately, it got out a call to help and four more Shadow ships arrive before the jump engines are back on line. The Minbari escort jumps to normal space and the telepaths are able to stop three of the Shadow ships but the fourth is still on the rampage. Just before the White Star is about to be destroyed, the Narn heavy cruiser jumps out. It with the White Star take care of one Shadow ship. Then another jump point opens and half the league seems to be there, thanks to G’kar. Lyta thinks she hears Kosh again so when everyone gets back to Babylon 5 she tells the new Kosh that she thinks a piece of his predecessor might be in someone else.

Meanwhile, Franklin is on walkabout. When Garibaldi corners him (Franklin hadn’t been in his quarters for several days) Franklin says basically he is trying to find himself since he has no idea who he is any more besides a doctor. He sees a lady, Caitlyn, singing in a bar Downbelow and the two hit it off. Caitlyn has a theory about how you can see a person’s soul if you catch the reflection in a glass just right. The two spend the night together. Franklin thinks Caitlyn could do much better for herself and wishes there was something he could do. Caitlyn asks for a strong prescription drug which Franklin feels an obligation not to help with. After Franklin is asleep, Caitlyn “borrows” his identicard to get the drug and she awakens him by collapsing after her return. Franklin gets her to Medlab and the doctors there give her the exact drug she used Franklin’s card to get. It seems she has a terminal neural illness and that drug is one of the few things that keeps the pain away. Dr. Franklin didn’t know about this since she was diagnosed before his arrival and then she disappeared. Caitlyn decided to spend her remaining days singing to the people in Downbelow since they need hope. Franklin orders anything Caitlyn needs. He sees her sing once more then goes on walkabout again.

Ah, the assumptions people make, ie Franklin about Caitlyn. Poor Lyta. If she knew she was getting a new boss so soon, I’m not sure she would have agreed to be the assistant to the Vorlon ambassador.

Welcome new Vorlon ambassador.


The new Kosh doesn’t seem nearly as . . . friendly. Lyta would agree.


Sorry captain, the war counsel can over rule you.


Meet Cailyn, a wonderful singer with a sad secret. Three cheers for her attitude in spite of that.


Garibaldi wants G’Kar to live up to what is in the book of G’Quan.


When Lyta’s mad, even Shadows are scared.


Reinforcements! Even Shadows don’t want to fight everyone all at once.


Franklin’s fractured soul.



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