Okay, this is the moment most of the fans have been looking for--an all-out offensive against the Vorlons and Shadows, and Londo's assassination of the insane Emperor Cartagia are finally here! As far as the Vorlons and Shadows go, it's now obvious that neither cares one bit about the fate of anyone and they have been using people in a game of "one-upsmanship" against each other. However, in this game, they never directly attack each other but use the "lower" species as pawns. Sheridan decides to intervene when this stupid contest threatens to destroy a planet with six billion beings living there! As for Londo, it's the last possible moment. Cartagia MUST die as soon as possible because the Vorlon are coming to destroy their planet just to get rid of the Shadows hiding out there. He plans on using a fast-acting poison to stop the Emperor's heart and then order the removal of the Shadows. However, the plan is gummed up when Cartagia catches Londo in the act of trying to kill him, so how all this is resolved is BRILLIANT--and I truly think no one could have done a better job of this than the episode's writer. It's just the perfect moment in the show and how Morden is then dealt with is just MAGNIFICENT. This is a super-satisfying and terrific show--one not to be missed.
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