Babylon 5: Season 5, Episode 18

The Fall of Centauri Prime (28 Oct. 1998)

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Centauri Prime has been attacked, thousands have died. Londo finds out the truth, who masterminded the war, and why they allowed the attack on Centauri Prime to happen. Londo becomes ... See full summary »


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Episode complete credited cast:
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Centauri Prime has been attacked, thousands have died. Londo finds out the truth, who masterminded the war, and why they allowed the attack on Centauri Prime to happen. Londo becomes Emperor, and has to act hostile to those he once called "friend." Written by Jesse Sanchez

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This takes place from August 14 to August 18, 2262. See more »


As Londo emerged from the Royal Palace, rubble and debris could be seen scattered across the ground as a result of the Narn/Drazi orbital attack. As we see him proceed forward to his coronation, the pathways and streets ahead of him are perfectly clean and undamaged. See more »


[first lines]
Narrator: Previously on Babylon 5:
Lennier: I read four Centauri warships. Too many to fight.
Lyta Alexander: This is leftover Shadow technology, Mr. President. It's an organic device used to control a ship from a long distance....
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A great way to tie everything together
23 June 2007 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

A lot takes place in this episode and there's barely enough time to breath since the action comes so quickly and you are on th edge of your seat. Throughout the first half of season five, BABYLON 5 has been a big disappointment, as there wasn't much purpose or suspense. It was obvious that this was originally planned as a four season series and the fifth one was hastily slapped together when Turner Broadcasting unexpectedly renewed it. Fortunately, the dull episodes abated for a while and this one is well worth seeing.

While I can't say too much (this would spoil several excellent surprises), the exact power behind the war and why they are doing it is finally revealed. Now Mollari's reaction to this does seem awfully strange, but the WHO and WHY is truly interesting and surprised me a bit.

At the same time, two major events are unfolding. The attack on Centauri Prime begins and the White Star Fleet are unable to stop them. Additionally, Delenn and Lennier are lost on route to Minbar as a result of an attack by a Centauri ship.

The key to this episode is action and suspense--something sorely lacking in much of season five.

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