With Sinclair gone, the Rangers need a new leader, and everyone looks to Delenn. But some in the warrior caste will not accept her in this new role, and seek a way to block her. Marcus must... See full summary »



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Vir Cotto (credit only)
Londo Mollari (credit only)
G'Kar (credit only)
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With Sinclair gone, the Rangers need a new leader, and everyone looks to Delenn. But some in the warrior caste will not accept her in this new role, and seek a way to block her. Marcus must stop Neroon from interfering in the ceremony at any cost. Meanwhile Garibaldi investigates the death of a maintenance worker and a mysterious cult on a section that "vanished" Written by Jesse Sanchez

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7 October 1996 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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J. Michael Straczynski stated later that the good episodes didn't take too long to write, maybe a day or two. This episode took two weeks, making it one that he, himself, didn't like very much. See more »


Garibaldi kills the alien by putting 6 .38 special rounds into a pipe, and then inserting the pipe into a larger steam pipe, using the heat to set off the rounds. Firstly, steam isn't hot enough to set off "modern" gunpowder ammunition. Secondly, even assuming it was hot enough to set them off, they were all in the same pipe, in a line. The moment one went off, it would either blow the rest of the unfired rounds out of the pipe, or the pipe itself would explode open. They would not go off, one at a time, in the proper order, as shown. Furthermore, 8 rounds fired out of the pipe, instead of the 6 that he put in. See more »


[first lines]
Zack Allan: Name?
Harry Sanders: Harry. Harry Sanders.
Zack Allan: And you're a telepath?
Harry Sanders: Sure. What's the job pay?
Zack Allan: Well, it's not a job, it's more like an adventure. A chance to fight the bad guys.
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A lot of macho posturing and a STUPID subplot starring Freddy Kruger!
8 January 2007 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This episode stank and unfortunately, it followed another episode that stank! This is too bad, but might be because just before that was a great two-part episode--maybe there was just a natural let-up as Straczynski must have been too tired to put the usual care and genius into these two shows.

The first plot, while full of tons of machismo and posturing, isn't all that bad as it does advance the series and helps explain how she solidified her role as the new head of the Rangers. However, the second plot was just awful, as Garibaldi finds that there is a hidden level in the station where a weird cult lives that worships a dangerous monster. The cult is led by Robert Englund (the guy who played Freddy Kruger), and in this role as the prophet "Jeremiah", he is all rolling eyes, over-acting and nonsense! In fact, his acting made his Kruger character seem subtle in comparison!!! Ultimately, Garibaldi is able to escape from the hidden level and rejoin the rest of the crew. Unfortunately, he also kills the awful monster that Englund and the rest of the cult worshiped so it didn't get a chance to kill them and eliminate the possibility this group of nuts would return!

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