Earthforce Captain Ellis Pierce and an alien race both lay claim to Epsilon III, the planet which Babylon 5 orbits. The revolt on Mars continues, leading to many casualties.
Did You Know?
Executive Producer J. Michael Straczynski
later played down the part of Draal in the series. Straczynski explained that a person with access to high-tech science heightened the danger of 'deus ex machina', God out of the machine; the idea that all problems can be solved with advanced technology. If that were to happen, the 'human' element in the show would be lost. Babylon 5 was about people. See more
Ivanova states that the fusion reactors on the planet are moving to critical mass. A fusion reactor can't have a critical mass because the fuel they uses can't reach a critical mass. Nor can they explode catastrophically with the power described. Even a fission reactor can't experience a nuclear explosion. See more
Previously, on Babylon 5...
Cmdr. Jeffrey Sinclair
Any change in those seismic disturbances?
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova
The surface layers calmed down, but we're still picking up rumbles from further down.