As Captain John Sheridan assumes command of Babylon 5, he learns the reason why the Minbari inexplicably surrendered to Earth in the Earth-Minbari War while a renegade Minbari ship seeks to restart it.
While investigating strange readings on a Starfury patrol, Sheridan is kidnapped by aliens. General Hague makes an unofficial visit to the station. Delenn is called before the Grey Council in response to her recent transformation.
ISN arrives on Babylon 5 to film a documentary about the station, its crew and its mission. During the filming of the documentary, Babylon 5 must deal with a skirmish between the Narn and the Centauri on its doorstep.
The command staff are caught between a rock and a hard place when Sheridan agrees to give sanctuary to a Narn warship, while EarthForce attempts to placate the increasingly aggressive Centauri Republic.