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Babylon 5: The Summoning

The League worlds oppose Delenn’s plan to attack Za’ha’dum. Mr. Garibaldi is found. Emperor Cartagia has fun humiliating and torturing G’Kar. And Babylon 5 gets an unexpected visitor.

On Centauri Prime, Cartagia has made G’Kar his play thing, even though he gave him to Londo. Well, Londo doesn’t seem to have done much with G’Kar. Vir wonders if there is another way to save Centauri Prime besides killing Cartagia. When he hears how Cartagia has been torturing G’Kar to try and get a sound out of the Narn, Vir changes his mind. Londo tries to convince G’Kar to please Cartagia long enough for their plan to come to fruition. Late one evening, Vir and Londo are summoned by Cartagia. This time, he is going to have G’Kar whipped to death unless G’Kar makes a sound. Londo and Vir watch on horrified, and G’Kar finally screams at the last possible moment.

Ivanova and Marcus take one of the White Star ships out to look for First Ones. They don’t have much luck. What they find instead is a massive Vorlon fleet. Now what is that fleet up to? Oh, and they discuss what they would like to do after the war, which leads to a discussion of . . . unicorns.

Delenn talks to Lyta about “Kosh”. The Vorlon has not responded to Delenn’s idea to attack Za’ha’dum. Lyta thinks the Vorlon are up to something and Delenn asks her to find out what. Lyta tries to, and is assaulted by “Kosh”.

Zack has found out where Mr. Garibaldi’s ship was salvaged from. Unable to contact G’Kar, with Delenn’s permission he goes to the area with a team himself. They find a ship that explodes way to easily, and before the ship explodes a life pod is ejected. Something funny seems to have happened to Mr. Garibaldi, but what? Dr. Franklin can’t find anything, and Garibaldi doesn’t remember anything, or so he says. I think he remembers a bit more than he’s letting on.

Many of the League worlds don’t want Delenn’s fleet to attack Za’ha’dum, thinking if they do nothing the worst will be over. They schedule a rally to protest Delenn’s actions. Delenn attends as well, but before things get to out of hand a mysterious ship docks on Bablyon 5, and guess who is back? Yep, Sheridan, with Lorien. Sheridan rallies everyone to support a massive assault to end the war.

Later, Sheridan explains how the Vorlons and Shadows were supposed to be guiding the younger races, but couldn’t agree on how to do it – order or chaos. This leaves the younger races stuck in the middle – literally. The Vorlon fleet has been destroying any world that the Shadows have touched.

Mr. Garibaldi is suspicious of Lorien.

G’Kar doesn’t like being Emperor Cartagia’s jester.

Lyta tries looking into the mind of a Vorlon. Not a comfortable experience.

Mr. Garibaldi, signed, sealed, and delivered.

You know how bad Cartagia is when Vir wants him dead.

Marcus and Ivanova discuss unicorns and search for First Ones.

Cartagia the insane.

Sheridan becoming the One.

Happy reunion.

The Vorlon fleet, complete with Planet Killer.

Babylon 5 JMS Script Book #9

Once again we get another must have for B5 fans. We start with some excellent episodes including “Into the Fire”, the haunting “Illusion of Truth”, “Atonement”, “Racing Mars”, “Lines of Communication”, and more.

But there is more. There is another piece of colored concept art on the back, more photos from JMS’s archive, and notes for Bablyon 5 books and comics, some of which even came about in one form or another.

This time, talks about the collapse of PTEN where Babylon 5 was airing and what this meant for the show, he talks about merchandising for the show, he talks about the building the show was filmed in, how Zack got a black uniform, and about another B5 synchronicity.

Babylon 5: Whatever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi?

G’Kar goes looking for Mr. Garibaldi with interesting results. Delenn comes up with a new plan. Sheridan has a long talk with a guy named Lorien.

Franklin is summoned by Lennier to see Delenn. Lennier is worried about her – Delenn hasn’t eaten anything since Sheriden went to Za’ha’dum. Delenn refuses to break her fast, blaming herself for what happened to John. Later, Franklin has her look at a log by John in which he confesses to himself his feelings for Delenn. This inspires Delenn and she rallies the rangers. They will wait a few days so any who want to join may, but then they will attack Za’ha’dum.

G’Kar has tracked down a piece of what could be Mr. Garibaldi’s starfurry. The salvager who found it isn’t being very cooperative, and the proprietor of the bar G’Kar is in is about to throw G’Kar out, but Marcus shows up to help. There is nothing wrong with having pikal envy, G’Kar. I at least want a Minbari fighting pike^^;  Marcus ends up getting the needed information out of the salvager. G’Kar then has Marcus go back to Babylon 5 to track the new information, while G’Kar plans on going to where the starfurry in question was supposedly salvaged. He never makes it that far. The owner of the bar tells some Centauri guards about G’Kar, and they manage to capture him and drag him back to Centauri Prime in chains, where Emperor Cartagia makes a gift of G’Kar to Londo. Londo is shocked and is hard pressed to seem pleased enough to suit Cartagia. Later, Londo visits G’Kar in his cell. Londo wants to make a deal where G’Kar will help get the mad Cartagia off the Centauri throne. G’Kar agrees if Londo will free Narn in return.

As for where Mr. Garibaldi is, we don’t know and neither does he, but he keeps being asked what he remembers. There must be something they don’t want him to remember. And are those Psi Cops?

John Sheridan has a semi-metaphysical talk with Lorien, the alien he found down in the depths of Za’ha’dum. It seems that he is caught between life and death, too anxious to live, but dead or he should be. Lorien ends up being the very first of the First Ones. He doesn’t like what the Shadows (and Vorlons) are doing, but he has been waiting for someone to come and talk with him. At first John is rather incredulous, but the more they talk, the more he believes, especially since it makes since of an interesting dream he has been having. Lorien promises that if John dies he will do his best to bring him back. John’s reason to come back – Delenn of course.

Franklin is worried. Of course, so is just about everyone.

Not everything is as it appears to be.

Sheridan wants answers, but will he like what he learns?

Marcus Cole, always ready to get into trouble.

Delenn rallies the Rangers.

G’Kar is brought to Centauri Prime in chains.

Wherever Garibaldi is, it isn’t a happy place.

Londo makes a deal with G’Kar.

G’Kar finally sees the light of hope for his people.

Lorien,, oldest of the old.