Babylon 5: Season 2, Episode 17

Knives (17 May 1995)

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An old friend asks for help from Londo. Sheridan is possessed by a strange creature.

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An old friend asks for help from Londo. Sheridan is possessed by a strange creature.

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The two opera tunes that Londo and Vir are arguing about were both written by Christopher Franke, who also wrote the theme music to Babylon 5. See more »

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When Garibaldi hits the first pitch at the start of the episode, the ball flies towards right center field, but the computer calls it a foul ball. The same thing happens when Sheridan hits a pitch during his second batting session. See more »

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[Sheridan at baseballtraining]
Computer: Home run.
[Sheridan hits another ball]
Computer: Fair ball.
Michael Garibaldi: You're swinging like you've had a rough day.
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A little good, a little not so good
9 January 2007 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Like most episodes of BABYLON 5, this one has two main plot lines. The first involves the Captain and his VERY strange behaviors after he came in contact with a dead alien. In a way, he is possessed and is quite unpredictable. While mildly diverting, this wasn't all that memorable. However, the second plot was pretty interesting, as it further shows how low Londo has sunk now that he's aligned with Mr. Morden and his "associates". In this case, an old friend comes to visit the Ambassador and after their initial good cheer, the actual purpose of the visit is explained. Apparently, Londo's partner in genocide (Refa) is planning on destroying Londo's old friend and his family and he has come to B-5 to get his help. When this doesn't work out, the way around this dilemma is found--but at great cost.

The episode does a lot to further explore the good side of Londo. It's a VERY small side and he is, at heart, evil, but showing his humanity was an interesting touch and reminds us that even evil sometimes appears not 100% wicked (after all, Hitler liked his dog).


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