[Lochley has invited Gideon to stop by at B5.]
Lt. John Matheson: You're smiling.
Capt. Matthew Gideon: No, I'm not.
Lt. John Matheson: With respect, sir-
Capt. Matthew Gideon: It's gas. Look, who are you going to believe, me or my face? Anyway, we should think about coming back here on our next leave. The crew could use a break. - Doctor's orders. Life goes on!
Lt. John Matheson: Indeed it does. Indeed it does.
David Williams: The only way I can... get through the blockade is if I am contaminated.
Capt. Matthew Gideon: Mr. Williams, if you do this, you could be dead in less than five years.
David Williams: Captain, I could be dead tomorrow. We all die. I can't live without her. And I'd rather live five years with her than a hundred years without her. Can't you understand that?
Capt. Matthew Gideon: Maybe someday, if I'm as lucky as you are.
[Lochely is walking around, having left Med Bay without permission]
Capt. Matthew Gideon: I thought you were supposed to be resting comfortably.
Capt. Elizabeth Lochley: Yea, well, I got tired of being comfortable. No, I'm fine, I'm fine.
Capt. Matthew Gideon: Of course. You're just holding up the wall in case of emergency.
Capt. Elizabeth Lochley: Yeah, well, I thought it looked kind of weak. I try and do my part. - You're looking a little pale there yourself, Captain.
Capt. Matthew Gideon: I just had one of those conversations that makes you want to lie down - for about a year.
[the Excalibur is approaching Earth]
Capt. Matthew Gideon: It's a strange thing, Lieutenant. If I close my eyes I can see every detail of the Earth's surface as clearly as we're seeing it right now. But after my father died, I tried to remember his face. But it always slipped away from me. Why is that, I wonder?
Lt. John Matheson: Maybe it's because we can't decide which face to remember. The face of our father when we were children, the face of our father the first time we left home, the face of our father the last time we saw him. They all blur together. We lose the details. But Earth is constant. Earth is forever.
Capt. Matthew Gideon: You're too young to be having thoughts this old, Lieutenant.
Capt. Matthew Gideon: Anything yet?
Lt. John Matheson: Negative, sir.
Capt. Matthew Gideon: They're now two hours late. Any more word from Earth?
Lt. John Matheson: Just that we're to wait here until contacted. Nothing more on the nature of our mission or who we are waiting for.