Babylon 5: Season 5, Episode 13

The Corps Is Mother, the Corps Is Father (15 Apr. 1998)

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A day in the life of Alfred Bester, who starts his day in Psi Corps HQ, where he is well liked and respected. He gets an assignment to track down a rogue telepath, two recruits accompany ... See full summary »

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A day in the life of Alfred Bester, who starts his day in Psi Corps HQ, where he is well liked and respected. He gets an assignment to track down a rogue telepath, two recruits accompany him. They follow the telepath's trail to Babylon 5, where he isn't as popular. Written by Jesse Sanchez

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The "motivational" signs throughout the Psi Corps building are typeset in Albertus, a slightly modified version of which was used around The Village in The Prisoner (1967). See more »

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Drake: Al, there you are.
Alfred Bester: Sorry. We had a runaway problem in New Orleans. Local office couldn't deal with it. I had to step in. It's fixed now.
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One of the best episodes of season 5
22 June 2007 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This was a very good episode and a welcome relief from the last disappointing Bester episode. This time, the episode is shown from Bester's perspective and it is set initially at the Psi Corps training facility as Bester welcomes two new assistants. It's a little weird seeing Bester let down his hair and tell jokes and act avuncular (that's a big word that means "like an uncle") to these newbies. In a way, it helps you understand his perspective and appreciate his own difficult childhood.

The episode changes quickly from a meandering look at Psi Corps training, as a P-10 (a higher level telepath) goes crazy and kills his roommate--then he disappears from the training center. Bester and his new aids are forced to drop everything and head to the logical destination of this madman--Babylon 5.

While there's quite a bit more to it than this, the show is a very good showcase for Walter Koenig ("Bester") and the show has a wonderfully creepy conclusion. If you're going to see any episodes from this less than stellar final season, this is one worth seeing!


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