Babylon 5: Season 3, Episode 16

War Without End: Part One (13 May 1996)

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Sinclair returns to Babylon 5 with a mission, going back in time to take Babylon 4 where it is most needed. This is a continuation of First Season's Babylon Squared. Many things about the ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Biggs ...
Dr. Stephen Franklin (credit only)
Vir Cotto (credit only)
G'Kar (credit only)
Tim Choate ...
Michael O'Hare ...
Lt. David Corwin (as Joshua Cox)


Sinclair returns to Babylon 5 with a mission, going back in time to take Babylon 4 where it is most needed. This is a continuation of First Season's Babylon Squared. Many things about the past are explained. And some surprises about the future are revealed Written by Jesse Sanchez

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Captain Sheridan remarks that he hasn't seen Sinclair since the Mars Riots. While this is in keeping with Babylon 5 canon, Sheridan - as captain of the Agamemnon - was part of the presidential escort when Babylon 5 was commissioned in 2257, and Sinclair was in command of the station; but Sheridan never left his ship, and he and Sinclair did not meet face to face. See more »


At the scene change from where Garibaldi says the tachyon field is coming from Epsilon 3, to where Zathras is looking into what seems to be the field generator or whatever, there is a brief shot of Babylon 5 next to the planet. The station is rotating in the wrong direction. Indicating that the scene was probably a reverse-playback of a scene originally made to go the other way. See more »


[first lines]
Rathenn: Entil'Zha. Entil'Zha. I was sent to find you. The ancient books told us that on this day, no sooner, no later we were to enter the sanctuary and open this. We did not know what was inside. It has waited, locked and sealed, for over 900 years...
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These two episodes are among the most exciting EVER
23 January 2007 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This episode and the next are a combined two-part episode and are among the best of the year and finally address exactly what occurred to Commander Sinclair, as he makes a guest appearance in these two episodes. If you remember back in the first season, you learn that Babylon 4 disappeared and reappeared and Sinclair mounted a rescue effort to save the crew before the ship vanished for good. This episode recounts the exact same story but from totally different points of view. This time, instead of saving the crew, Sheridan, Sinclair and the rest are actually the ones for making the station disappear in the first place! It seems that the station was needed by Valen a thousand years earlier and was instrumental in the defeat of the Shadows at that time.

While the plot is MEGA-strange and complex, I love how the series' main writer and executive producer, J. Michael Straczyinski already plotted out this season three episode all the way back in season one. The greatest aspect of BABYLON 5 is how all these plots and story threads all are eventually woven into one huge and amazing tapestry. If you look at the first episode about the disappearance of Babylon 4, you'll see that these two season three shows fit seamlessly. Exciting throughout and a must-see for all fans of the series.

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