Babylon 5: Season 3, Episode 21

Shadow Dancing (21 Oct. 1996)

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Delenn asks the League for ships for a mission, she won't tell them where or when the mission will take place. The League hesitates, but they agree to support her. The fleet manages to ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Biggs ...
Vir Cotto (credit only)
Londo Mollari (credit only)
G'Kar (credit only)
John T. Grantham ...
Thug #2 (as John Grantham)
Man (as J. Gordon Noice)


Delenn asks the League for ships for a mission, she won't tell them where or when the mission will take place. The League hesitates, but they agree to support her. The fleet manages to prevent an attack by a Shadow Fleet. Franklin finally finds himself, and confronts his inner demons. An unexpected visitor from Sheridan's past arrives. Written by Jesse Sanchez

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This takes place from December 14 to December 19, 2260. See more »


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[first lines]
Delenn: [council meeting] If I can just- If I can just finish! We have before us an opportunity to strike at our enemy, the Shadows... We need all of you to cooperate.
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A lotta good and a little bad in this episode
23 January 2007 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Much of this show is exceptional and exciting--especially since the all-out battle against the Shadows is on and the excitement the audience has been anticipating all year is FINALLY here! I loved this part of the show and it's well worth seeing. However, the other concurrent plot involves Dr. Franklin and his "walkabout"--a theme that I found pretty silly and dull. Instead of going to the 23rd century's version of the Betty Ford Clinic, the Doctor has been aimlessly wandering about the ship in a self-indulgent and self-absorbed journey to "find himself". Yuck--how silly and needlessly angst-filled. However, this theme which has run through many episodes of season 3 is FINALLY (and thankfully) coming to an end, as the walkabout ultimately results in Franklin getting stabbed and left for dead. However, I did really appreciate what Franklin's alter-ego said to him when they finally did meet--this was pretty funny and was much like what you might have expected John Wayne to say!!

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