Babylon 5: Season 1, Episode 22

Chrysalis (26 Oct. 1994)

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Garibaldi investigates a death on the station which leads him to a terrible discovery.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael O'Hare ...
Richard Biggs ...
Talia Winters (credit only)
Na'Toth (as Caitlin Brown)
Lurker #1
Edward Conery ...


Garibaldi investigates a death on the station which leads him to a terrible discovery.

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This was the final episode involving Michael O'Hare as a series regular. By this point in production, he found it nearly impossible to continue with the demanding production schedule, due in no small part to him secretly battling with a debilitating case of schizophrenia. The only other person at the time who was fully aware of the diagnosis was series show-runner J. Michael Straczynski, who utilized a "trap door" to have O'Hare's story-lines transferred to Bruce Boxleitner at the beginning of Season 2. No one else in the cast and crew was aware of O'Hare's condition, and his difficulty in controlling the condition led to some strained relations with several members of the cast and crew at the time. See more »


As Garibaldi inspects the shipment with his second in command, when he opens the second box, the cover is open on the side facing the camera. See more »


[first lines]
[arguing before the Council]
Londo Mollari: These unprovoked attacks must stop!
G'Kar: The attacks will stop when the Cenaturi government stops sending hostile ships across the border into Narn space.
Londo Mollari: Quadrant 37 is neutral territory! The treaty makes that perfectly clear.
G'Kar: The Narn government no longer recognizes the treaty since it was imposed upon our people by force.
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Tense and exciting
8 January 2007 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is the final episode of season one of BABYLON 5--and as such, is the last episode to feature Commander Sinclair (Michael O'Hare) in the lead--though he did come back for a couple guest starring appearances. If someone were going to create a "cliff hanger" episode to wrap up the season and excite the fans to tune in next season, this would be about as good as it gets. This is one of the fastest-paced and frantic episodes of the year, as hugely important plots are battling for screen time. And, to top it all off, something strange but uncertain is going on with Delenn. She has asked that Sinclair meet her before something "very important" happens and he promises to be there. However, so much is happening on the ship that he is unable to stop by her quarters when she requested. As the episode ends, she has cocooned herself into a giant chrysalis and Sinclair is too late to see her. And, naturally, fans are eagerly wondering WHAT is going on inside that weird shell? Fascinating and well-written.

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