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Susan Ivanova (Character)
from "Babylon 5" (1994)

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"Babylon 5: A Voice in the Wilderness: Part 1 (#1.18)" (1994)
Susan Ivanova: Confirmed Survey 1. Upon arrival you will report for debriefing. And just one more thing, on your trip back I want you to take the time to learn the Babylon 5 mantra. Ivanova is always right. I will listen to Ivanova. I will not ignore Ivanova's recommendations. Ivanova is God. And if this ever happens again
Susan Ivanova: Ivanova will personally rip your lungs out! Babylon control out.
[to herself]
Susan Ivanova: Civilians.
[looks up]
Susan Ivanova: Just kidding about that God part. No offense.

Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: [upon seeing the cavern] Commander.
Cmdr. Jeffrey Sinclair: Yeah.
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: I think I've got to go to the bathroom.
Cmdr. Jeffrey Sinclair: Tell me about it.

Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: This doesn't worry you in the slightest?
Dr. Tasaki: On the contrary, scares the Hell out of me. But what better way to go out than in the cause of advancing scientific knowledge.
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Is this a multiple-choice question? Because I have some ideas.

Susan Ivanova: I know, I know. It's a Russian thing. When we're about to do something stupid, we like to catalog the full extent of our stupidity for future reference.

"Babylon 5: Voices of Authority (#3.5)" (1996)
[an Earthgov agent is trying to seduce Sheridan, and he has to let her]
Captain Susan Ivanova: Good luck, captain. I think you're about to go where... everyone has gone before.

Captain Susan Ivanova, Capt. John Sheridan: [Ivanova has gotten a lead on some of the first ones and is using Draal's holographic system to communicate that to Sheridan, after she finds him in his quarters with Julie Musante trying to seduce him]
Capt. John Sheridan: Damn it. I can't leave without an explanation. She'll be all over me.
Captain Susan Ivanova: Looks to me like she's already all over you.

Captain Susan Ivanova: [about the First Ones leaving] I'm not letting them leave here without saying yes.
Marcus Cole: Really? But how do you propose stopping them - perhaps a big red-and-white sign with the word 'stop' on it? I'll put a bucket on my head and pretend to be the Vorlon god Boogee.
Captain Susan Ivanova: That's it!
Marcus Cole: Fine. I'll get a bucket.

[about the first ones]
Captain Susan Ivanova: At least it tells us they understand our language. They're just not willing to speak to us in it.
Marcus Cole: Who knew they were French.

"Babylon 5: Severed Dreams (#3.10)" (1996)
[last lines]
Captain John Sheridan: "Thank you" seems poor and inadequate. I don't know how much this cost you personally, and I suspect I never will. But I want you to know that seeing your face at that moment was probably the single finest moment in my life.
Delenn: It seems that this is the only home we have left. How could I abandon, as you say, my partner?
[Delenn offers her hand, and Sheridan first shakes it, then kisses it]
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Ahem.
Captain John Sheridan: Oh, there you are. So how is she, Doc?
Dr. Stephen Franklin: Well, we have a stubborn patient, with multiple bruises, a fractured rib and a bump on the back of the head...
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: I'm fine. I just thought there's something you should see.
[they walk over to the Zocalo, where a large crowd cheers them]

Major Ed Ryan: Captain.
Captain John Sheridan: Major Ryan.
[looks behind him]
Captain John Sheridan: Where's General Hague?
Major Ed Ryan: General Hague was killed in our last firefight. We were coming back from a meeting with some officials on Orion 7 when we were ambushed. He was on his way to the command deck when we were hit amidships by the Clarkstown. In his absence, I've tried to carry on as best I can. Between this and what's been going on back home, the crew is... just stunned.
Captain John Sheridan: [continues] What's the latest on the coup?
Major Ed Ryan: A few senators have managed to escape Earthdome, shock troops are out in force everywhere, Paris, London, New York, Moscow, New Delhi.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: How are the folks back home dealing with all this?
Major Ed Ryan: That's the irony. Most of them have welcomed martial law. It's cut crime down to nothing. On the surface, it's peaceful.
Captain John Sheridan: Yeah, the peace of the gun.
Michael Garibaldi: Why haven't we seen any of this on ISN?
Major Ed Ryan: ISN is walking a fine line. They know if they push too far, they'll be shut down. We have one chance. Mars has rejected martial law. If they can stand up to Clark, they might be able to rally support from some of the other colony worlds and push him out of power.
Michael Garibaldi: Unless he pushes back.
Captain John Sheridan: Oh, he's overextended already. Ah, his power base is back on Earth where he has Nightwatch and the bulk of our forces.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: I just can't believe so many people in Earthforce would go along with all this.
Major Ed Ryan: He spent the last year putting his people in key places. Anyone who raises a voice is immediately arrested and charged with treason, Under conditions like that, it's... it's easier to keep quiet.
[link beeps]
Major Ed Ryan: Yeah?
Bill Trainor: We just intercepted a coded message from Earthforce Command. They've started bombing Mars. I repeat, they're bombing Mars.
[everyone reacts with disbelief]

Captain Sandra Hiroshi: Major Ryan, captain, we've just jumped in from Orion 7. They've declared independence.
Captain John Sheridan: We've heard. What's the reaction?
Captain Sandra Hiroshi: Clark's afraid of losing the other colonies, so he's sending elite forces to seize direct control of any colony or outpost that might move against him.
Major Ed Ryan: If he finds out we're here...
Captain Sandra Hiroshi: It's too late. He already knows. We intercepted attack orders relayed to the Agrippa and the Roanoke. They're hooking up with some heavy reinforcements on the way in.
Major Ed Ryan: We'd better pull out before we jeopardize Babylon 5 further.
Captain Sandra Hiroshi: Major, the ships receiving the attack order were already on their way here. He doesn't want to risk Babylon 5 breaking away. So those ships are ordered to seize command of Babylon 5, arrest and detain its captain and the rest of the command staff, and to put the station under the direct authority of President Clark and the Nightwatch.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: The other governments won't stand for it.
Major Ed Ryan: They won't intervene. All the major powers are divided, distracted, busy with their own wars. We're on our own.
Captain Sandra Hiroshi: I'm sorry to be the bearer of such bad news captain, but I thought you should know.
Captain John Sheridan: How long until they get here?
Captain Sandra Hiroshi: Six hours, tops. Maybe less.
Major Ed Ryan: I'd better get back to my ship. I should be there when the others arrive.
[sets mug he's holding on table and faces Sheridan]
Major Ed Ryan: If you think it would be any help, we could try to jump, maybe draw some of the fire away from Babylon 5, give you a chance to negotiate.
Captain John Sheridan: No. Thank you, Major. If this is where we make our stand then... this is where we'll do it.

Captain John Sheridan: Bad news people. We are five hours away from a crisis situation. I just received a narrow-band transmission from the Alexander.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: That's General Hague's ship.
Captain John Sheridan: He's suffered heavy damage and they need a place to make repairs. And they're coming here.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Well, we're screwed.

"Babylon 5: War Without End: Part Two (#3.17)" (1996)
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: [while Zathras is rummaging] Come on. Grab what you need. We're running out of time.
Zathras: Cannot run out time. There is infinite time. You are finite. Zathras is finite. This is wrong tool!
[continuing to rummage]
Zathras: No. Not good. No. Never use this.

[first lines]
Commander Jeffrey David Sinclair: Previously on Babylon 5:
Rathenn: It has waited, locked and sealed, for over 900 years. How did he know that you would be here? How did he know your name?
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: [over radio] They're killing us. Can anyone hear me. They're killing us!
Delenn: At this moment, the Great Machine is using all its power to enlarge the temporal rift in Sector 14. We must take Babylon 4 one thousand years into the past and help defeat the Shadows in the last war...

Marcus Cole: He's quite mad you know. He actually thinks that Sheridan's gonna materialize in there.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Marcus, we're stealing a station to fight in a war that was over 1000 years ago. We're all mad.

Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: How'd you know they were coming?
Marcus Cole: Didn't, but right now would be the worst time to be discovered so it was logical it'd happen now. Like I said, I don't believe in luck.
[in that moment he accidentally opens an unsealed access panel - that's what they have been looking for]

"Babylon 5: A Voice in the Wilderness: Part 2 (#1.19)" (1994)
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Worst case of testosterone poisoning I've ever seen.

[first lines]
Narrator: Previously, on Babylon 5...
Cmdr. Jeffrey Sinclair: Any change in those seismic disturbances?
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: The surface layers calmed down, but we're still picking up rumbles from further down.

Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Situation is status quo.
Ambassador Londo Mollari: Ah of course!. An Earth War Cruiser parked alongside the station. Mysterious trips to the planet beneath us. Rumors that you have found someone down there and brought him back here. This to you is status quo? You must lead a very interesting life.
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Ambassador!
Ambassador Londo Mollari: You did find something down there, didn't you. Something valuable, perhaps? I wish to remind you, that my government has contributed substantial amounts of money to this station. We are entitled to an equal share of anything you find down there.
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Ambassador, do you really want to know what's going on right now?
Ambassador Londo Mollari: Yes. Absolutely
[Ivanova get's closer to Londo's ear]
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Boom. Boom boom boom. Boom boom. Boom! Have a nice day.

Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: So if we go down there it blows. If we don't it blows anyway just a little later. It's a good thing I'm Russian. We're used to hopeless situations.

"Babylon 5: The Face of the Enemy (#4.17)" (1997)
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: [after finding out Garibaldi led Sheridan into a trap] You tell them, that if he turns up on the station, I want that son of a bitch shot on site!

[first lines]
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Commander's personal log. The war to liberate Earth and her colonies continues. We have more Earth ships on our side than ever before but the battles are becoming more desperate the closer we get to home.
Marcus Cole: Near-proximity hit, 10% damage to the hull. Auto-repair systems are moving as fast as they can to keep up.

Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: What's going on? You all look like a Pak'ma'ra just ate your cat.

"Babylon 5: Conflicts of Interest (#4.12)" (1997)
[Ivanova is trying to get help from the Great Machine in setting up the Voice of the Resistance.]
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: I'm trying to put together a facility to broadcast messages back home and to the other colonies. We've got all of the pieces we need, but--
Zathras: But not having enough power to reach far places! Yes, Zathras understand. Everyone always coming to Zathras with problems. Big responsibility but Zathras does not mind. Zathras trained in crisis management.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: That's great, but--
Zathras: But only Zathras have no one to talk to. No one manages poor Zathras, you see. So Zathras talks to dirt. Or to walls, or talks to ceilings. But dirt is closer. Dirt is used to everyone walking on it. Just like Zathras. But we have come to like it. It is our role. It is our destiny in the universe. So, you see, sometimes dirt has insects in it. And Zathras likes insects. Not so good for conversation, but much protein for diet. Hmmm, huh, huh, very good! - Zathras fix now. Come, this way.

[last lines]
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: [as anchor for the Voice of the Resistance] This is Commander Susan Ivanova of Babylon 5, and this is the first official broadcast of the new Voice of the Resistance. We're sending this signal out to every ship that wants to hear the truth, to our fallen comrades and freedom fighters on Mars and Proxima 3, and to Earth, which, despite what you may have heard, is still our home and still the one dream that we are as loyal to now as we ever have been. Over the last three years, ever since President Clark took over after arranging the assassination of President Santiago, you have been hearing nothing but misinformation, propaganda, and outright lies. Now we're going to tell you the truth, and we're going to keep telling it until they shut us down or until President Clark steps down and returns Earth to the hands of its people. You can kill us, you can bomb our colonies, destroy our ships, murder innocent civilians, but you cannot kill the truth - and the truth is back in business.

[talking about the voice of resistance]
Dr. Stephen Franklin: How's it going?
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Well, the recorders are all hooked up. We've adjusted the Stellarcom to transmit on a broadband frequency rather than point to point. So technically, we're ready to go.
Dr. Stephen Franklin: But?
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: There's just one little thing we don't have: power. The ISN uses tachyon relay stations to boost the signal through hyperspace. Without that, the signals would take years to get from Earth to here. Well have you tried patching into their system.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: We tried but it didn't work. We can transmit the signal throughout most of this sector but beyond that... If we gonna broadcast all the way to Earth, we need a hell of a lot more power than what we've got now. I don't know where we're gonna get it. I've been working on this for days. I don't have a clue.
Dr. Stephen Franklin: What about Epsilon 3? During the war, we evacuated a lot of the wounded down there for safekeeping. Now, I spent a lot of time looking around. There's enough power down there to broadcast clear to the Rim.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Or, just a crazy thought, we could try Epsilon 3.
Dr. Stephen Franklin: Yeah, you could do that.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: I mean, it's the logical choice. Anybody could see that in about two seconds. Only a fool would fail to see that.
Dr. Stephen Franklin: Well, I wouldn't...
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: It's absolutely obvious.
Dr. Stephen Franklin: Well, I wouldn't have thought of it for sure.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: You're far too modest Stephen.
Dr. Stephen Franklin: No no, that's why you get paid the big bucks after all.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Yep, that's my job. Well, if you'll excuse me, I think there's a shuttle with my name on it waiting for me. Just fee free, look around. I'll be back.

"Babylon 5: The Long Dark (#2.5)" (1994)
[first lines]
Capt. John Sheridan: What've you got?
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: We picked up a weak signal coming out of deep space.
Capt. John Sheridan: Not using the jump gate?
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: No, and it's using a frequency I've never heard before.
Capt. John Sheridan: Alien?
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Not exactly.

[last lines]
Capt. John Sheridan: Something's going on, commander.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: I know. Between you and me, it's scaring the hell out of me.

Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: You got a plan?
Capt. John Sheridan: Let's try not to get killed.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Brilliant.

"Babylon 5: There All the Honor Lies (#2.14)" (1995)
Susan Ivanova: Another lesson?
Captain John Sheridan: Uh-huh.
Susan Ivanova: What was this one about?
Captain John Sheridan: Uh... Beauty... In the dark...
Susan Ivanova: Well... They must be working. You're beginning to sound just like a Vorlon.

[first lines]
Susan Ivanova: Merchandising? We're being merchandised? You can't be serious, sir.
Captain John Sheridan: I heard this was in the works a few weeks ago. I fought against it and lost. The B5 Senate Oversight Committee was asked to study ways to help us become more self-sufficient. Their studies indicate that the sale of merchandise relating to Babylon 5, system-wide, could generate a projected 2 million credits over the next year, earmarked for our operating budget.
[... ]
Susan Ivanova: Welcome to Babylon 5, the last, best hope for a quick buck!
Captain John Sheridan: Commander -
Susan Ivanova: Oh, this is demeaning! I mean, we're not some - some deep space franchise, this station is *about* something!

Captain John Sheridan: [Referring to a teddy bear] This is supposed to be me?
Susan Ivanova: Yeah.
Captain John Sheridan: Ha.
[Slight pause]
Captain John Sheridan: I want it off my station. I want 'em all off my station! I want the whole store yanked out, boxed up, and shipped out by 0800 tomorrow! Is that clear?
Susan Ivanova: I'll get right on it sir.
[Starts to leave]
Captain John Sheridan: Ah.
[Sheridan takes the teddy bear and walks away]

"Babylon 5: No Surrender, No Retreat (#4.15)" (1997)
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Trust Ivanova. Trust yourself. Anyone else? Shoot 'em.

[first lines]
Capt. John Sheridan: Captain's personal log. Septeber 2, 2261. Enough is enough.
Vir Cotto: Londo, what do they want? What's going on?
Londo Mollari: I don't know.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: They're waiting
Capt. John Sheridan: [addressing the Council] Sorry to call you together at this early hour, but we don't have a lot of time. - Commander.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: For the last month or so ships from Babylon 5 have been patrolling the borders of your governments. Since we've been protecting you from Raiders and border skirmishes the number of incidences has decreased by 70 percent. May we assume that you are all happy with this arrangement?
[Council members nod and murmur affirmatively]
Capt. John Sheridan: Good, because now there's a price tag...

[last lines]
Guard: When you coming back?
Michael Garibaldi: I'm not.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: [as anchor for the Voice of the Resistance] The Centauri and Narn governments issued a joint statement today recognizing the legitimacy of the liberation of Proxima and throwing their support behind the new campaign. It is our hope that this unprecedented act of cooperation between two previously hostile governments will mark the beginning of a new age of cooperation and trust.

"Babylon 5: Sleeping in Light (#5.22)" (1998)
Susan Ivanova: An expedition to Coriana space found Sheridan's ship a few days later, but they never found him. All the airlocks were sealed, but there was no trace of him inside. Some of the Minbari believe he will come back some day, but I never saw him again in my lifetime...

[last lines]
Susan Ivanova: Babylon 5 was the last of the Babylon stations. There would never be another. It changed the future and it changed us. It taught us that we have to create the future or others will do it for us. It showed us that we have to care for one another, because if we don't, who will? And that true strength sometimes comes from the most unlikely places. Mostly, though, I think it gave us hope, that there can always be new beginnings. Even for people like us.
Susan Ivanova: As for Delenn, every morning for as long as she lived, Delenn got up before dawn and watched the sun come up.
ISN newscaster: And now, for those of you that have been archiving this ISN Special Documentary, the people responsible.
[single frame stills of department-crews; then a shot of the whole crowd]
ISN newscaster: Funding for this program was made possible by grants from the Anla'shok Memorial Fund.

John Sheridan: A toast... to absent friends, in memory still bright.
Michael Garibaldi: [Everyone raises their glasses] G'Kar.
Vir Cotto: Londo.
Delenn: Lennier.
Dr. Stephen Franklin: Mar...
Susan Ivanova: [cutting off Franklin] Marcus.

"Babylon 5: Points of Departure (#2.1)" (1994)
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: I can only conclude that I'm paying off karma at a vastly accelerated rate.

[Dr. Franklin has described Garibaldi's medical condition]
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Well then, I'll say a prayer for him tonight.
Dr. Stephen Franklin: He's agnostic.
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Then I'll say half a prayer.

Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: [to Sheridan] I learned a while ago that there is enough guilt in the world to go around without grabbing for more. Give yourself the benefit of the doubt.

"Babylon 5: Ceremonies of Light and Dark (#3.11)" (1996)
[the command staff have used their command code passwords to reset the station's computer system]
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Peekaboo?
Michael Garabaldi: Would you have guessed it?

[first lines]
[Several transports are leaving B5]
Capt. John Sheridan: Are those the last of the Nightwatch?
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Well, it's the last batch we could find. Garibaldi's still trying to track down the rest. The others are civilians heading back for Earth, Mars, and the colonies on Proxima and Orion.

[Garabaldi has reset the command codes and rebooted the computer]
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: God, I hate this part. I'm always afraid I've broken something.
Michael Garabaldi: It'll be fine. I've done this before.
[the computer restarts]
Michael Garabaldi: Ah, Told ya. Computer
Michael Garabaldi: Computer?
Sparky the Computer: Hey, what do you want?
Michael Garabaldi: Run diagnostics.
Sparky the Computer: What, you got a broken arm or something? I got a station to run here!
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Computer.
Sparky the Computer: I know, do a diagnostic. So, maybe Level 42 doesn't get its quota of oxygen today because I'm distracted, but if it makes you happy!
Michael Garabaldi: Stop!
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Garabaldi?
Michael Garabaldi: I just remembered, they tried to install Artificial Intelligence subroutines when the station went operational. They shut it down right away because it didn't work right. Must have come back on-line when the system re-booted.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Great! How do we shut it down?
Sparky the Computer: I heard that! Are you two easily offended, or what?

"Babylon 5: Babylon Squared (#1.20)" (1994)
Cmdr. Jeffrey Sinclair: [after making Ivanova believe she slept through breakfast. Rises from table] I'll notify your next of kin.
Michael Garibaldi: 4... 3... 2... 1...
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: [in the distance] OH! GARIBALDI! YOU'RE A DEAD MAN!

[first lines]
Sinclair: Good morning, Lieutenant Commander.
Susan Ivanova: Morning.
Michael Garibaldi: Nothing personal. You look like hell.
Susan Ivanova: I know. I know. C&C woke me up an hour early...
[... ]
Susan Ivanova: God I hate mornings.
Sinclair: We noticed. Personally I find it the best part of the day.
Susan Ivanova: We all have our cross to bear.
Sinclair: The time I learned to really appreciate mornings was during the three years I spent being taught by Jesuits. We used to get up at five o'clock every morning for sunrise mass, then one hour of meditation before class. We'd sit, quiet, in peace. Breathing in, breathing out. Breathing in, breathing out. Breathing in, breathing out.

[last lines]
Sinclair: We don't know where Babylon 4 was going. Or when it was going. Who knows? It may show up again sometime.
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Well, if it does, this time I'm going and Garibaldi is staying here.
Sinclair: The Flying Dutchman, he called her.
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: What? I didn't get that reference.
Sinclair: It's a legend. An ancient sailing vessel that vanished while trying to sail the Cape of Good Hope. According to the story, it's reappeared again and again over the centuries trying to find a way home.
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Did the Flying Dutchman ever make it home?
Sinclair: No.

"Babylon 5: The Fall of Night (#2.22)" (1995)
[first lines]
[star fury combat practice]
Lt. Warren Keffer: Target acquired. Locking on. Firing.
Pilot #1: [hits] That's a fox one, C & C.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Confirmed, Delta 7. You're dead, Zeta leader.

[last lines]
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: It was the end of the Earth year 2259, and the war was upon us. As anticipated, a few days after the Earth-Centauri treaty was announced, the Centauri widened their war to include many of the Non-Aligned Worlds. And there was another war brewing closer to home. A personal one whose cost would be higher than any of us could imagine. We came to this place because Babylon 5 was our last, best hope for peace. By the end of 2259, we knew that it had failed. But in so doing, it became something greater. As the war expanded, it became our last, best hope for victory. Because sometimes peace is another word for surrender, and because secrets have a way of getting out.
[ISN news show pilot Keffer's recordings of a Shadow vessel]
Newscaster: When our ship encountered a distress beacon attached to an Earthforce recording device, these images, released exclusively to ISN, were found on that recording. Strategic analysts in Earth Dome have indicated they don't know who this new race might be, but promise to find out.

Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: ...Merry Christmas. Happy Hanukkah. Whatever.
[gives him present... ]
Capt. John Sheridan: [opens her parcel] What is it?
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: It's shrapnel from the Black Star.
[... ]
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Everyone said it was impossible to take out a Minbari war cruiser. But you did it. The way things are going I figured it might be nice to have a reminder that the impossible is possible.

"Babylon 5: A Race Through Dark Places (#2.8)" (1995)
[first lines]
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Earth Central reporting a 15 percent drop in station revenue over the past two months.
Capt. John Sheridan: Why the drop?
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: We've had a lot of earth force military transports come lately and...

[last lines]
Talia Winters: [has removed her gloves] ... I need someone to talk to, and strange as this sounds you're the only one I can think of. Unless my- my being here offends you.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: No. You don't offend me. But that does.
[Talia removes her Psi Corp badge]
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Better!

Alfred Bester: They must be getting desperate to try something like this. They know we're on to them. Why else would they try to kill me?
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Is this a multiple-choice question?

"Babylon 5: The Hour of the Wolf (#4.1)" (1996)
Susan Ivanova: Lennier, get us the hell out of here!
Lennier: Initiating "getting the hell out of here" maneuver.

Susan Ivanova: Have you ever heard of the hour of the wolf?
Lyta Alexander: No.
Susan Ivanova: My father told me about it. It's the time between 3:00 and 4:00 in the morning. You can't sleep, and all you can see is the troubles and the problems and the ways that your life should've gone but didn't. All you can hear is the sound of your own heart. I've been living in the hour of the wolf for seven days, Lyta. Seven days. The wolf and I are now on a first-name basis. In times like this, my father used to take one large glass of vodka before bed. 'To keep the wolf away,' he said. And then he would take three very small drinks of vodka, just in case she had cubs while she was waiting outside.
[she takes a drink]
Susan Ivanova: It doesn't work.

Susan Ivanova: Lennier, get us the hell out of here.
Lennier: Initiating "getting the hell out of here" maneuver.

"Babylon 5: Signs and Portents (#1.13)" (1994)
[first lines]
Computer: Good morning. The time is 04:30 Earth Standard, Wednesday, August 3, 2258. Personal log shows no outstanding appointments. Shall I download station logs for past six hours?
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: [sighs] Sure. Grab it, store it, shove it.

Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: I've always had a hard time getting up when it's dark outside.
Cmdr. Jeffrey Sinclair: But in space, it's always dark.
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: [morosely] I know. I know.

Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Why does my mouth always taste like old carpet in the morning?
Computer: Unknown. Checking medical logs.

"Babylon 5: Between the Darkness and the Light (#4.19)" (1997)
Susan Ivanova: Who am I? I am Susan Ivanova, Commander. Daughter of Andre and Sophie Ivanov. I am the right hand of vengeance and the boot that is going to kick your sorry ass all the way back to Earth, sweetheart! I am death incarnate, and the last living thing that you will ever see. God sent me.

Marcus Cole: Well, let me put it to you this way: you could either either have four hours and 59 minutes rest or four hours and 59 minutes of me bothering you about it.
Susan Ivanova: You wouldn't.
Marcus Cole: Rangers... never... bluff.

Marcus Cole: [Waking Ivanova from her nap on a Minbari bed] You slept well? Last time out you couldn't sleep at all on these things.
Susan Ivanova: I still hate them. How long was I asleep?
Marcus Cole: Four hours.
Susan Ivanova: Four hours?
Marcus Cole: We're still 45 minutes away from the target, plenty of time for you to get ready. You needed the rest.
Susan Ivanova: That's the last time I'll ever trust you.
Marcus Cole: Also the first.
Susan Ivanova: Hey. The last time we were in this room together you said something to me in Minbari. I happen to have an eidetic memory. It went:
Susan Ivanova: [speaking in Minbari] "You are the most beautiful woman I have ever met."
Susan Ivanova: You told me it was just a greeting.
Marcus Cole: [Somewhat stunned] Yes.
Susan Ivanova: Well in case you hadn't noticed I've uh... learned a little Minbari since then. Thank you.
Marcus Cole: [In Minbari] You're welcome.

"Babylon 5: Messages from Earth (#3.8)" (1996)
[first lines]
Michael Garibaldi: You know, I've been stuck in this tin can for three years. I haven't taken a vacation. Okay, okay, it's my fault, I had the leave coming, I just didn't take it. And the pay sucks, I knew that when I signed on! And nobody said I'd survive the job! Now, I give you all that. But where in my contract does it say I have to eat the same food... every day... for three years.
Capt. John Sheridan: Paragraph 47, subsection 19, clause 9A. You can find it in the index under S.U.A.E.I.
Michael Garibaldi: S.U.A.E.I.?
Capt. John Sheridan, Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Shut Up And Eat It.

[last lines]
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Monitor on, find ISN.
ISN Anchor: And to confirm earlier reports, President Clark has signed a decree today declaring martial law throughout Earth Central citing threats to planetary security. He's expected to provide information to support this action at a closed meeting of the full Earth Senate tomorrow. We repeat, Earth is now under martial law.

Cook: Excuse me, Commander
[she places a covered tray with a note on top of it and whispers something in Ivanova's ear. Ivanova reads the note and gives an exasperated sigh]
Michael Garibaldi: What, what what what?
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: It's nothing
Capt. John Sheridan: [leans a bit closer to the tray] I smell bacon and eggs.
Michael Garibaldi: Get outta here, do you know how hard it is to get eggs up here before they spoil? I have tried, it can't be-
[he sniffs the air around the tray]
Michael Garibaldi: Yeah... bacon and eggs, definitely.
[he lifts the lid to find some strips of real bacon and a mound of scrambled eggs. Both he and Sheridan let out expressions of awe]
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: It's from Marcus.
[Sheridan and Garibaldi exchange looks]
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: It's nothing like that, I did him a favor. I got him an Identicard so he could use some of the facilities on the station. He asked what he could do for me in return, I said 'Surprise me'.
Michael Garibaldi: I can get anchovies, I can get olive oil, anything that doesn't spoil, I haven't seen a fresh chicken egg in over three years... I mean, cooked or otherwise.
Capt. John Sheridan: And bacon? Forget it!
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: [Letting out another sigh and looking slightly guilty] Look... if you want it, it's yours.
Michael Garibaldi: Oh no we wouldn't dream of it.
Capt. John Sheridan: Go on, eat.
Michael Garibaldi: We'll just sit right here.
Capt. John Sheridan: Uh-huh. And watch.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: [Shaking her head in embarrassment] I'm gonna kill him. After breakfast... if I can find him.

"Babylon 5: The War Prayer (#1.7)" (1994)
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: You're a vicious man.
Michael Garibaldi: I'm Head of Security. It's in the job description.

[last lines]
Malcolm Biggs: I can't believe you did this to me, Susan. What kind of a human are you to side with -
[looks at Delenn and Mayan]
Malcolm Biggs: *them* ?
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: I find many of these people to be more human than you and your kind. But I don't suppose you'd understand that.
Malcolm Biggs: I don't know you anymore.
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: I never knew you.

"Babylon 5: Soul Hunter (#1.2)" (1994)
Dr. Stephen Franklin: [after arriving] Is it always this busy around here?
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Yes, we like it that way.

Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: [last words] From the stars we came and to the stars we return, from now until the end of time. We therefore commit this body to the deep.
Dr. Stephen Franklin: It's all so brief, isn't it? Typical human lifespan is almost a hundred years, but it's barely a second compared to what's out there. It wouldn't be so bad if life didn't take so long to figure out. Seems you just start to get it right and then - it's over.
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Doesn't matter. If we lived 200 years we'd still be human, we'd still make the same mistakes.
Dr. Stephen Franklin: You're a pessimist.
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: I'm Russian, doctor. We understand these things.

"Babylon 5: Grail (#1.15)" (1994)
[first lines]
Van Braun crew man: Babylon Control, this is transport Van Braun requesting clearance.
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Transport Van Braun, you're cleared for docking in bay 7.

Michael Garibaldi: [Last lines] No boom?
Commander Jeffrey David Sinclair: No Boom.
Susan Ivanova: No boom today. Boom tomorrow. There's always a boom tomorrow. What? Look, somebody's got to have some damn perspective around here! Boom. Sooner or later. BOOM!

"Babylon 5: Racing Mars (#4.10)" (1997)
Capt. John Sheridan: There isn't much chance of me winning this argument.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: None whatsoever. I never give up when I'm right. Your only option is surrender.
Capt. John Sheridan: Who taught you to negotiate like that?
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: You did.
Capt. John Sheridan: Oh.

[first lines]
Capt. John Sheridan: Ivanova, good. I was just about to call you. I've been going over these reports trying to figure out how we're going to get along with all our supply shipments from Earth cut off by the embargo. We've got two, maybe three months of reserves. Then we are going to run out of things. Small things at first, then more important things. Something breaks, we may not be able to fix it. And you can forget the spare parts for the fighters.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: We can go black market if we have to.
Capt. John Sheridan: We will. Even that's gonna be tough. The black market survives only so long as the money outweighs the risk. Now with imprisonment for anyone caught bringing supplies here, I-
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: I'll start lining it up.

"Babylon 5: Midnight on the Firing Line (#1.1)" (1994)
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Mr. Garibaldi, you're sitting at my station, using my equipment. Is there a reason for this, or to save time should I just snap your hand off at the wrist?

[last lines]
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Commander, there's a problem. Commander?

"Babylon 5: Falling Toward Apotheosis (#4.4)" (1996)
[first lines]
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: We're preempting your normal BabCom service to bring you another update in the continuing crisis. Two more deep-range planetary colonies have been eliminated by Vorlon forces. This footage was taken as the Vorlon fleet closed in on Ventari 3. The ship eclipsing the local star is presumed to be their main weapon, a planetkiller...

[Ivanova and Garibaldi survey the fleet gathered around B5.]
Michael Garibaldi: That is a hell of a lot of ships.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: And more on the way. The captain wants the biggest fleet in history if we're gonna end this war. The way things are shaping up out there it looks like he just might get it.
Michael Garibaldi: And then what?
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: And then what what?
Michael Garibaldi: Well if we lose, there is no "then what", and if we win, what next? We're still renegades. I don't think there's anybody left on this side of the galactic core we haven't already honked off. We can't go home. Sometimes I don't know which scares me more, winning or losing.
Michael Garibaldi: God, I thought I was depressing.

"Babylon 5: The Summoning (#4.3)" (1996)
[first lines]
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Delenn, I need a favor.
Delenn: Only ask.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: I need to borrow one of the White Star ships. I heard what you have in mind. I'll get it back to you before the deadline.
Marcus Cole: We can spare the ship. May I ask why?
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: If you attack Z'Ha'Dum, you're gonna need all the help you can get. There may be still some First Ones out there we haven't found yet.

Marcus Cole: At least a dozen ships have reported seeing something rather godlike in the area and since neither you nor I were there, it must be one of the First Ones.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: You're having delusions of grandeur again.
Marcus Cole: Well, if you're going to have delusions, may as well go for the really satisfying ones.

"Babylon 5: Rumors, Bargains and Lies (#4.13)" (1997)
[first lines]
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Good morning, captain.
Zack Allan: Top of the morning, captain.
Dr. Stephen Franklin: Captain.
Marcus Cole: Morning.
Zack Allan: So, captain, Ivanova tells me you convinced Londo and G'Kar to go along with your idea about putting White Star ships along their borders as a peacekeeping force.

Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Absolutely nothing happened in Sector 83 by 9 by 12 today. I repeat, nothing happened in Sector 83 by 9 by 12.

"Babylon 5: Soul Mates (#2.7)" (1994)
[last lines]
Delenn: Taking on human characteristics has been something of an education for both of us.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Well, if you have any other problems, any other questions at all, just ask.
Delenn: Well - now that you mention it - do you have any idea why I suddenly started getting these - odd cramps?

Delenn: [Ivanova walks into Delenn's quarters and stops dead in her tracks as she sees Delenn in her pyjamas, attacking her tangled mess of hair with a comb] Commander. I want you to understand that I took on human characteristics in order to bring your people and mine closer together. To symbolize out mutuality. It is supposed to be a dignified, inspiring transition for both humans and Minbari, so will you please explain to me why this, this... this
[she yanks at her hair]
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Uhh... hair
Delenn: Refuses to cooperate!

"Babylon 5: By Any Means Necessary (#1.12)" (1994)
[first lines]
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Earthforce ship Omega, you may proceed to the jumpgate. Shuttle Copernicus, you're clear for dockingbay 4. Tal'Quith, please hold. Earthforce ship continue to hold. Minbari ship, hold.
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Babylon 5, this is the captain of the Tal'Quith. What is the delay?
Narn Captain: Tal'Quith, there's a priority shipment ahead of you. You'll be able to dock in 25 minutes.
Narn Captain: Unacceptable! We have a very perishable cargo for Ambassador G'Kar and must deliver it immediately!
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: I'll do what I can. Please stand by.

G'Kar: I'm fed up with your fabrications, Mollari!
Mary Ann Cramer: Commander, do you have a comment on this?
Londo Mollari: I demand you arrest him!
G'Kar: I demand you arrest him!
Sinclair: That's enough! Get the hell out of here. All of you, now! Lieutenant Commander Ivanova, in 10 seconds you will escort any unauthorized persons still present to the brig and leave them there.
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Yes, sir. Ten, nine, eight, seven...
Londo Mollari: I'm filing an official protest.
G'Kar: I'm filing two.
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Six, five...
Mary Ann Cramer: You are impeding the public's right to know, Commander!
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: FOUR, THREE...
Michael Garibaldi: [G'Kar, Molloari, and Cramer leave, Garibaldi appears] Two. One. So, what'd I miss?

"Babylon 5: And the Rock Cried Out, No Hiding Place (#3.20)" (1996)
[first lines]
Title Card: Z Minus 14 Days
Michael Garibaldi: Indira, Magda, you're with the Pak'ma'ra. Sorry. Try not to drink the water. Na'karee, you're gonna be rendezvousing with the Narn resistance in Sector 40. Thanks. Glendora...
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: [voiceover] Commander's Personal Log: December 7, 2260. We're shipping out telepaths as fast as we can to the races that have signed on against the Shadows. Upon arrival they'll be assigned to warships already on patrol. ...

Reverend Will Dexter: I tell you, in 50 years of living and 40 years of serving the Lord I have never met a sorrier soul than Brother Theo here.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Well, I wouldn't say...
Brother Theo: Thank you. But I'd prefer to leave judgments as to the state of my soul to someone better qualified and perhaps a bit less loud.
Reverend Will Dexter: But it says in the Bible to make a joyful noise unto the Lord.
Brother Theo: I've heard you sing, Will - and take my word for it: that is not what the good Lord meant when he said "a joyful noise"
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Hello?
Brother Theo: Neither is that.

"Babylon 5: Into the Fire (#4.6)" (1997)
Marcus Cole: Did we just win?
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Don't jinx it.

[first lines]
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Commander's personal log: We're still searching for First Ones to use in our war with the Vorlons and the Shadows. There's less that 24 hours left before everything hits the fan...

"Babylon 5: Survivors (#1.11)" (1994)
Major Lianna Kemmer: I demand you open a channel to Earth at once.
Susan Ivanova: I'm a Lieutenant Commander in Earth Force, Major. I don't take demands. If you will request, I will consider it.
Major Lianna Kemmer: Very well, then. I request that you open a channel to Earthdome.
Susan Ivanova: Request denied. Have a nice day.

Cmdr. Jeffrey Sinclair: Lieutenant Commander Ivanova, escort Major Kemmer off the Observation Dome.
Susan Ivanova: With pleasure.
Susan Ivanova: [to Kemmer] You are going to resist, I hope.

"Babylon 5: A Day in the Strife (#3.3)" (1995)
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: If I live through this job... without completely losing my mind, it'll be a miracle of biblical proportions.
David Corwin: Well, there goes my faith in the almighty!

Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Always find the good in any situation, eh Captain?
Capt. John J. Sheridan: Absolutely. If I didn't I might end up like you.
[walks away]
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Hey what's that supposed to mean?
[to people in C&C]
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Did anybody else hear that?
[to Corwin]
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Did you hear that.
David Corwin: No Commander.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Good. I swear, if we live through this somebody's going to find their automatic shower preferences reprogrammed for ice water.

Babylon 5: Thirdspace (1998) (TV)
Susan Ivanova: Well, the vultures are starting to circle.
Zack Allan: I thought the vultures only circled after you were dead.
Susan Ivanova: Maybe they know something we don't.

Susan Ivanova: [upon seeing all the people running around in the docking bay] Do you think anybody would notice if I just... killed a few of them?
Stephen Franklin, M.D.: Well... how many?
Susan Ivanova: I don't know... uh, ten?
Stephen Franklin, M.D.: Oh yeah. They'd notice.
Susan Ivanova: Six?
Stephen Franklin, M.D.: Go for it.

"Babylon 5: Matters of Honor (#3.1)" (1995)
Capt. John Sheridan: I hate being cheered up. It's - depressing.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: So, in that case - we're all going to die horrible, painful, lingering deaths.
Capt. John Sheridan: Thank you. I feel so much better.

Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: [Walking over to where Marcus is sitting at a console on the White Star] You haven't said much since we came aboard.
Marcus Cole: I don't usually speak unless I have something to say.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Then we have something in common. How did you become involved with the Rangers?
Marcus Cole: My brother joined six months before I did. I said he was being a fool... chasing legends, fighting monsters. My brother came back to warn me of a Shadow attack on the mining colony where I was working. I didn't listen. I got back just in time to see him die.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: I'm sorry.
Marcus Cole: Before he died he asked me to finish what he'd started. I keep my promises.

"Babylon 5: The Illusion of Truth (#4.8)" (1997)
Capt. John Sheridan: Commander, did you threaten to grab a hold of this man by the collar and throw him out an airlock?
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Yes I did.
Capt. John Sheridan: I am shocked, shocked and dismayed. I'd remind you that we are short on supplies here. We can't afford to take perfectly good clothing and throw it out into space. Always take the jacket off first! I've told you that before!
[to Dan Randall]
Capt. John Sheridan: Sorry, she meant to say stripped naked and thrown out an airlock. I apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

[first lines]
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Figured I'd find you here.
Capt. John Sheridan: Feels strange to have this place so empty.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: It's the war room. The war is over.
Capt. John Sheridan: Says you. Yeah, the Shadows are gone. But with all that's going on back home, maybe there's some life in the old girl yet...

"Babylon 5: Eyes (#1.16)" (1994)
[last lines]
[Garibaldi and Lennier roar by on their Kawa-ZX-11 motorcycle]
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: It's good to have things back to normal.
Michael Garibaldi: Woo-hoo!

Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Are you going to arrest me, Garibaldi?
Michael Garibaldi: No way. I wanna live to see the future.

"Babylon 5: A Distant Star (#2.4)" (1994)
[arguing over a 'food plan' given by Dr. Franklin]
Lt. Commander Susan Ivanova: I'll *gain* weight!
Dr. Stephen Franklin: At first, yes.
Lt. Commander Susan Ivanova: Fine! All my life I've fought against imperialism; now *I'm* the expanding Russian frontier!
Dr. Stephen Franklin: Yes, but with very nice borders.

[last lines]
Capt. John Sheridan: Ever had a long talk with Ambassador Delenn, commander?
Susan Ivanova: From time to time. Why?
Capt. John Sheridan: She and the universe seem to have a special relationship.
Susan Ivanova: Don't we all?
Capt. John Sheridan: Star Stuff!

"Babylon 5: Confessions and Lamentations (#2.18)" (1995)
[first lines]
Capt. John Sheridan: There you go.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Captain, you got a minute?
Capt. John Sheridan: Sure, what's up?
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: We've got a Markab transport almost 10 hours overdue. I've been trying to raise her, but she's not responding. So I'd like to send a flight of starfuries out...

[after Ivanova told Keffer about the Captain's moratorium on Keffers explorations of hyperspace]
Lt. Warren Keffer: But there's something out there.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Yes, there is. There's something out there. There's also something in here. This something in here is me giving you a direct order.

"Babylon 5: Ship of Tears (#3.14)" (1996)
[last lines]
Captain John Sheridan: We have a weapon. My God, people, we have a weapon.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: I just hope it's in time, because we're gonna need it. We just got a report. The Shadows have just started attacking Brakiri space, openly. They're not hiding any more. They're finally on the move.

G'Kar: I can only wait so long.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: [referring to an earlier statement of G'Kar] I thought your patience is infinite.
G'Kar: Since space and time are curved the infinite sooner or later bends back upon itself and ends up where it began. And so have I.

"Babylon 5: Lines of Communication (#4.11)" (1997)
[first lines]
ISN Reporter: As reports continue to come in about the harsh conditions aboard what was once the shining beacon of Earthforce, Babylon 5, messages smuggled out indicate that humans continue to be subjected to cruel oppression by alien groups aboard the renegade outpost. And every day more people are asking, "When will Earth intervene? How much lomger can we allow our citizens to endure this mistreatment?"
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Why do you keep watching that? You know it just upsets you.
Capt. John Sheridan: I'm gathering intelligence.

Capt. John Sheridan: During the last phase of the war, you were on the babcom system updating everyone on evacuations, safe zones, rescues which planets had falle.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Yes, I know, I hated it.
Capt. John Sheridan: You were great at it. You have a face people trust.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: I'd rather have a face people fear.
Capt. John Sheridan: Well, that too, but... See, it occurred to me that if we could do that here, on a small scale why not on a larger scale? I mean, ever since we broke away from Earth solid information has been rare as gold. We've had to rely on smuggled data crystals, rumors, stories. All they have to go on back home is what ISN tells them. So why not solve two problems at the same time?Why not come up with a way to turn the war room into- I don't know, - The Voice of the Resistance! Susan, during World War II, the French Resistance used to go on the air for one hour a night, always from a different location, broadcasting the *real* news about the war. Providing intelligence for the resistance fighters, encouraging Germans to defect. Well, why can't we do the same thing here?
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Why do I get the ugly suspicion that you're volunteering me for this job?
Capt. John Sheridan: I accept your offer!

"Babylon 5: The Parliament of Dreams (#1.5)" (1994)
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: [Sinclair has put his link in his pocket. over his link] Commander Sinclair? Commander. Commander Sinclair.
Catherine Sakai: I don't mean to alarm you, but your pants are talking to you.
Cmdr. Jeffrey Sinclair: I know.

[last lines]
Delenn: Exactly what sort of demonstration does he have planned?
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: He just said it'd showcase Earth's dominant belief system.
Cmdr. Jeffrey Sinclair: All right, we're all set. If you'll come this way.
Cmdr. Jeffrey Sinclair: [shaking hands or bowing or giving the appropriate gesture] This is Mr. Harris. He's an atheist. Father Cresanti, a Roman Catholic. Mr. Hayakawa, a Zen Buddhist. Mr. Rashid, a Moslem. Mr. Rosenthal, an Orthodox Jew. Running Elk, of the Oglala Sioux faith. Father Papapoulous, a Greek Orthodox. Ogigi-ko, of the Ebo tribe. Machukiak, y Yupik Eskimo. Sawa, of the Jivaro tribe. Isnakuma, a Bantu. Ms. Chang, a Taoist. Mr. Blacksmith, an aborigine. Ms. Yamamoto, a Shinto. Ms. Naijo, a Maori. Mr. Gold, a Hindu. Ms....

"Babylon 5: TKO (#1.14)" (1994)
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: So how are things back home?
Rabbi Koslov: They change, they stay the same. Russia is Russia. Your father used to say: "If regret could be harvested, Russia would be the world's fruit basket."

"Babylon 5: Atonement (#4.9)" (1997)
[a hungover and limping Ivanova stumbles out of a transport tube after a Drazi religious celebration, much to Sheridan's surprise]
Capt. John Sheridan: What the- ?
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Don't. Even. Ask.

"Babylon 5: Passing Through Gethsemane (#3.4)" (1995)
[first lines]
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: You realize this is an extremely dangerous situation.
Brother Edward: He's been through much worse.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: I think he's doomed.
Brother Edward: Not a chance.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Care to put money on that?
Brother Edward: Gambling is one of the lesser sins. I've always thought if you're gonna sin you may as well go for one of the really big ones.

"Babylon 5: Exercise of Vital Powers (#4.16)" (1997)
[first lines]
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: This is Cmdr. Susan Ivanova, bringing you the Voice of the Resistance. The Liberation Fleet continues to retake territory held in violation of the Earth Alliance constitution. More ships on the other side continue to defect carrying stories of atrocities carried out under direct orders of President Clark. In addition to the liberation of Proxima 3 the colony at Beta Durani and the midrange military base have also been freed. The long march toward Earth continues.

"Babylon 5: The Long Night (#4.5)" (1997)
[first lines]
Capt. John Sheridan: Captain's personal log. We're almost ready to strike. The next few days will either mark the beginning of a new age or the death of everything we've worked for.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: We just got a report from a ship passing through Sector 900 on the edge of Vorlon space. I suppose it was inevitable, with the Vorlons attacking Shadow bases all over the place and wiping out whole colonies where Shadows have influence. They were bound to strike back. It's like two giants fighting in a sandbox. They don't even care who's getting stepped on anymore.

"Babylon 5: War Without End: Part One (#3.16)" (1996)
Sinclair: She's telling the truth, Captain. If we don't go along with this, we'll change history; and the Shadows will come out of the last war stronger than they should be. We won't stand a chance against odds like that.
Captain John Sheridan: Would you like to tell me what you base that on?
Sinclair: Let's just say that my information comes from a... very reliable source.
Captain John Sheridan: So you believe this?
Sinclair: I believe it.
Marcus Cole: If Entil'Zha believes it, I believe it.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: I'll be in the car.

"Babylon 5: The Long, Twilight Struggle (#2.20)" (1995)
Capt. John Sheridan: Any news?
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Just rumors. They say the Centauri are using mass drivers. I can't believe they'd resort to planetary bombardment!
Capt. John Sheridan: Right now I'd believe just about anything.

"Babylon 5: Spider in the Web (#2.6)" (1994)
[first lines]
Capt. John Sheridan: Schedule Delta Wing for maintenance at 1400 and make sure Conference Room 7 is properly laid out for the Tikar delegation.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Six yarwood chairs placed precicely one meter apart in a star pattern with the hee-lok on the center chair.
Capt. John Sheridan: Very good.

"Babylon 5: GROPOS (#2.10)" (1995)
[first lines]
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: No traffic. No complaints. No Noise. Traitors, troublemakers, and ambassadors all tucked snugly in their little beds. I love this time of night.

"Babylon 5: Rising Star (#4.21)" (1997)
Capt. Susan Ivanova: [Sitting on the floor in Medlab, rocking herself back and forth, crying silently and staring at Marcus's body] I said go away!
Dr. Stephen Franklin: Susan it's me. You okay?
Capt. Susan Ivanova: Damnit Stephen, why the hell did he do it?I didn't want him to, I never, *never* would have asked him to!
Dr. Stephen Franklin: I know.
[he sits down next to her]
Dr. Stephen Franklin: I know.
Capt. Susan Ivanova: And how the hell did he find out about that machine?
Dr. Stephen Franklin: Look, after we gained control of the Alien Healing Device, Sheridan and I decided it was too dangerous to let others know about it, so I coded all my log entries. He must've hacked his way through half a dozen security overrides.
Capt. Susan Ivanova: It's typical, he was always pulling crap that like, even I never knew what the hell to do with him. He was the most undisciplined, the most annoying...
[glances back at his body]
Capt. Susan Ivanova: I was just lying there and I was feeling myself letting go of my body. And I remember the last thing I thought was, 'I'm gonna die now'... and it wasn't so bad. And then I heard this voice coming from far away saying 'I love you.' And I thought 'Is this God? Is this God?' I mean, he really did have an English accent just like in all those old movies. And then I felt myself being pulled down, and I got heavy, so heavy, you know, tired, and it was... I forced my eyes open, and there he was next to me. And we were hooked into that damn machine, and I tried to pull it apart, Stephen, I swear to God I tried. I just-I couldn't even move, I couldn't move!
[breaks down sobbing]
Dr. Stephen Franklin: Look, there was nothing that you could have done, all right? Your system was traumatized. You can't blame yourself.
Capt. Susan Ivanova: I don't, I don't, I don't. I just-you know, all my life I've had problems with relationships. You may have noticed.
Dr. Stephen Franklin: A little.
Capt. Susan Ivanova: You know, the ones I loved always ended up hurting me or leaving me. And the ones who stayed, they had nothing inside. No depth. After awhile I just decided to forget about it. And then, here was Marcus. I knew he'd never hurt me... and I knew that he'd never leave me... and I knew that he loved me. I knew it. I just didn't want to admit it. And he gave so much, and he wanted so little in return. He just wanted a kind word, or a smile and all I ever gave him in two years was grief! It's because I think I saw what I wanted. And I was afraid.
Dr. Stephen Franklin: I thought you knew it wasn't going to work out. You were just protecting yourself from being hurt again, that's all.
Capt. Susan Ivanova: Maybe, but maybe I should've tried just one more time. I could've done that for him. Now I can't. At least I should have just boffed him once.
Dr. Stephen Franklin: 'Boffed'? Did you just say 'boffed'?
Capt. Susan Ivanova: [managing a weak smile through her tears] It's the type of thing he would've said. I mean hell, it's not like I was doing anything else.
Dr. Stephen Franklin: Well I guess that's one way to deal with unrequited love, huh?
Capt. Susan Ivanova: All love is unrequited, Stephen. All of it.
[She leans towards Stephen and he gathers her in his arms, both of them now crying softly]

"Babylon 5: Believers (#1.10)" (1994)
[last lines]
Michael Garibaldi: What happened out there?
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Nothing.
Michael Garibaldi: Nothing? I just got back the repair order on your fighter. It'll be in the shop for a week, minimum. And on top of that I hear you broke regs about leaving formation and engaging in combat without backup.
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: It was an educated risk. - Sometimes it works out.
Michael Garibaldi: And sometimes it doesn't. It's a long story. Come on, I'll fill you in.

"Babylon 5: Z'ha'dum (#3.22)" (1996)
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Any word on the Captain? Anything at all?
Lt. David Corwin: We've tried everything. The White Star isn't receiving. As far as we can tell it's been destroyed... There's something else. We checked the fighter bay. One of the fighters we sent out didn't come back.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Who was the pilot?
Lt. David Corwin: Mr. Garibaldi.

"Babylon 5: Dust to Dust (#3.6)" (1996)
Michael Garibaldi: [talking about the danger of Bester scanning them] He turns us in, we're court-martialed then shot for treason or we kill him, before he has a chance to tell anybody.
Dr. Stephen Franklin: I will not support murder. We can not kill him.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Can we wound him? Just a little?

"Babylon 5: All Alone in the Night (#2.11)" (1995)
[last lines]
Capt. John Sheridan: ...the bottom line: If anything goes wrong, we're on our own. Anybody wants to leave now before you hear anything you'll have to report: do so. Nothing will be said.
Michael Garibaldi: I'm in.
Dr. Stephen Franklin: Ditto.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Hey, I never did know when to butt out. We're with you, captain. Wherever this goes, however it ends, we're with you.

"Babylon 5: Point of No Return (#3.9)" (1996)
[last lines]
Capt. John Sheridan: They'll be coming for us next, you know.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: I know. - I never thought it would end like this.
Capt. John Sheridan: Me either.

"Babylon 5: Exogenesis (#3.7)" (1996)
[last lines]
[walking past Marcus, Ivanova throws the roses which actually Lt. Corwin had bought for her to him]
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Keep them!
Marcus Cole: Thank you. I will. Well, guess there's hope for us after all.

"Babylon 5: Sic Transit Vir (#3.12)" (1996)
[first lines]
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: [coming to work at C&C] Good morning. Let's take a look at the manifests, see who's coming in today.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Couple of Drazi ships, Minbari personal transporter, even a few Vree. It's still not quite where we used to be, but it's a start. All right, put me online with the first ship, and let's get this show on the road.

"Babylon 5: Epiphanies (#4.7)" (1997)
[last lines]
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: So why do you look so worried?
Capt. John Sheridan: I was just thinking about those ships we saw leaving Z'Ha'Dum. Delenn called them the allies of the Shadows, dark servants. We don't know what they took when they left, where they're going or what they plan to do.
Capt. John Sheridan: I just wish I knew where they were going.
Minister: [wakes up, scared] A dream. That's all. Just a bad dream.

"Babylon 5: Interludes and Examinations (#3.15)" (1996)
[first lines]
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: August 3, 2260. Personal diary. Ten days ago, for the first time, the Shadows began attacking openly. So far they have been hitting targets close to the Rim: the minor powers, the few in the League of Non-Aligned Worlds. The attacks seem totally random, almost senseless. If we thought it was nuts around here before, this has only made things worse...

"Babylon 5: Moments of Transition (#4.14)" (1997)
[last lines]
[Ivanova brings news that Clark-loyal EA warships have destroyed civilian transports killing thousands of refugees from Proxima 3]
Capt. John Sheridan: This stops, and it stops now. You tell the others. Starting right now, we fight back, and we fight back hard.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: I thought you were looking for some other way than firing at our own ships. They were following orders.
Capt. John Sheridan: Any crew that executes an order like that is guilty of war crimes. And they deserve whatever they get. Now we're riding in, Susan. Anybody who wants to defect and join us, fine. If they get in our way, we'll knock them down. If they kill one of our ships, we'll kill three of theirs, and we keep going. We never slow down and we won't stop. Now we're going after the colonies, then Mars, - then Earth. - And God help anybody who gets in our way.

"Babylon 5: Knives (#2.17)" (1995)
Capt. John Sheridan: You always worry when things are going well.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: I don't have time when they're not.

"Babylon 5: Revelations (#2.2)" (1994)
[last lines]
Capt. John Sheridan: So he's gone and all the evidence with him?
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: I'm afraid so.
Capt. John Sheridan: Have you notified President Clark?
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: He's not taking any calls.
Capt. John Sheridan: Gets cold up here sometimes, doesn't it, lieutenant commander?
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Yes, sir. It does indeed.

"Babylon 5: Infection (#1.4)" (1994)
[Mary Ann Cramer is trying to approach Commander Sinclair during a crisis]
Mary Ann Cramer: Commander?
[Ivanova steps in front of her]
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Don't. You're too young to experience that much pain.

"Babylon 5: Intersections in Real Time (#4.18)" (1997)
[first lines]
Michael Garibaldi: Captain, I just thought you should know. They've got your dad, John. They traced him through his medication, picked him up at a safe house two days ago, just outside of Chicago. Now look, we've got a couple of days before they can move on this, and we should be able to break him out. I've got some people who can help, but they want a meeting.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: I mean it, John. I don't like the way this sounds, I dont like the way it looks, I don't like anything about it. It stinks of a setup.

"Babylon 5: A Late Delivery from Avalon (#3.13)" (1996)
[first lines]
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Well, that's the first
[ship coming through the jump gate]
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: . It'll take a long time to get the level of trade back to where it was before we broke away from Earth...

"Babylon 5: Deathwalker (#1.9)" (1994)
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: [to a Drazi ship threatening the station] Vakar Ashok, our gun arrays are now fixed on your ship. They will fire the instant you come into range. You will find their power most impressive - for a few seconds.

"Babylon 5: Born to the Purple (#1.3)" (1994)
Andrei Ivanov: [on his death bed] Is that you, Susan?
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: Yes.
Andrei Ivanov: Oh dear god, I never thought I'd see your face again, it makes this easier. Susan, I know I haven't been the best of fathers to you. But when your mother passed on and your brother was killed in the war I was too wrapped up in my own grief to pay attention to your needs. And when you joined Earthforce against my wishes.
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: You don't have to say this father.
Andrei Ivanov: Yes, yes I must. There's no more time, I want you to know how proud I am of you Susan, I always have been. But a father should gve his daughter love as well as respect, and in that I failed you, I'm sorry, I'm ashamed. Forgive me.
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: [nods head slightly]
Andrei Ivanov: Thank you, 'Dushenka moya'
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: 'Little soul' You haven't called me that for... Papa!