Babylon 5: Season 1, Episode 5

The Parliament of Dreams (23 Feb. 1994)

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A week long cultural festival is takes place on board the station. Catherine Sakai, Sinclair's old girlfriend, arrives on the station and G'Kar receives a death threat.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael O'Hare ...
Richard Biggs ...
Dr. Steven Franklin (credit only)
Talia Winters (credit only)
Na'Toth (as Caitlin Brown)
Joy Hardin ...
Narn #1
Mark Hendrickson ...


A week long cultural festival is takes place on board the station. Catherine Sakai, Sinclair's old girlfriend, arrives on the station and G'Kar receives a death threat.

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[first lines]
Pilgrim: You don't understand. This is my ceremonial blade. I am a pilgrim here for the sacred day of Chu'dag.
Michael Garibaldi: I don't care if you're the Easter Bunny. You're not bringing this on the station.
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16 April 2009 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Even though it does not follow into the main storyline of the series all that well, this is a common known thing about the series in the first season. Still its the proper introduction of Lenier's character, and aside of that a lot of other things. The bar scene at the start has an absolutely brilliant set of quotes in it; 'But in purple, im stunning!!' 'Ah. He has become one with his inner self' 'Hes unconscious' 'Yes, that too'

I wont even try to go into the ending scenes since they're gorgeous and moving, and my descriptions would be a deficit to them. Not a perfect episode but very much worth watching.

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