Garibaldi is blamed for an accident aboard B5, leading to his return to the bottle.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Delenn (credit only)
Talia Winters (credit only)
Vir (credit only)
Lennier (credit only)
Na'Toth (as Caitlin Brown) (credit only)
Elaine Thomas ...
Tom Donaldson ...
David A. Cook ...
Special Agent #1 (as David Austin Cook)
David L. Crowley ...
Lou Welch (as David Crowley)


Garibaldi is blamed for an accident aboard B5, leading to his return to the bottle.

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Release Date:

4 May 1994 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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In the back of the Happy Daze bar in Down Below that Garibaldi went to hide, there is a neon sign for Zima, a carbonated alcoholic beverage. The set designers included it as a joke, reasoning it was one of the few products from the 20th century still available during the time frame the series was set, the mid-23rd century. Unfortunately the beverage was discontinued in 2008. See more »


We later discover that all Earthforce personnel's Comlinks are genetically engineered to each specific user, so Garibaldi should not have been able to use another person's link to call Ivanova. (When Marcus later tried to use another person's link later to contact Security, it would not work for him.) See more »


[first lines]
Jane: Rumors are still running rampant in Earth Dome as President Luis Santiago continues his journey to Babylon 5. While the president is scheduled to present a new fighter wing to the station, many believe his real reason for the visit is to build support for his new alien immigration and trade agreements, which have met with strong opposition in the Senate.
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It's about average for season one
8 January 2007 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

When Babylon 5 first began, the show VERY slowly began to reveal that there were some themes and plot lines that would make the show less of a series and more like one giant story. However, in the first season, this overarching vision wasn't always apparent and many of the shows seemed unrelated to each other. Because of this, the early episodes, in most cases, were inferior to those of season two and later.

This episode is one that explains more of the back story of Garibaldi. When he is framed for sabotage, we see that eventually he degenerates to self-pity and alcoholism, as that was the way he handled things in the past. However, given that he is a flawed character that is evolving and improving, he ultimately is able to gain control over himself and his innocence is proved. Yay. Not a bad episode, but also not a particularly great one either.

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