And All My Dreams, Torn Asunder

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"And All My Dreams, Torn Asunder"
Babylon 5 episode
Episode no.Season 5
Episode 16
Directed byGoran Gajic
Written byJ. Michael Straczynski
Production code517
Original air dateJune 10, 1998
Guest appearance(s)
  • Thomas MacGreevy as Minister
  • Kim Strauss as Drazi Ambassador
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List of Babylon 5 episodes

"And All My Dreams, Torn Asunder" is an episode from the fifth season of the science-fiction television series Babylon 5.

The episode was directed by Goran Gajić,[1] who is the husband[2] of Mira Furlan, the actress who plays Delenn in the show.

Synopsis[edit]

Sheridan holds a meeting with representatives of the Interstellar Alliance to provide the evidence of the Centauri being responsible for attacks on civilian ships. Mollari is locked out of the meeting, but Franklin and Garibaldi, sympathetically, provide him with their own evidence to help him prepare. Mollari is brought into the meeting as Lennier's video evidence is shown, seemingly conclusive evidence of Centauri attacks. Sheridan orders a blockade against Centauri. Mollari tries to contact the Centauri Regent directly, but the Minister tells him he is not available, and instead gives Mollari a prepared statement to read to the Alliance. At the next hearing, Mollari reads the statement, stating that Centauri denies the charges, believing the evidence has been manipulated, that Centauri will drop out of the Alliance and that Centauri will refuse to abide by the blockade, escorting their vessels with armed warships to take action against anyone that may attack them. After the statement, Mollari tells Vir to stay on Babylon 5 so that he may report anything to the Alliance, and leaves on the first ship back to Centauri Prime; G'Kar accompanies him, but knowing there may be trouble, gives Delenn additional chapters of his book that he asks her to send to Narn should he not return from Centauri. Tensions on the station rise, and Vir is saved from a Drazi attack by Franklin.

Garibaldi is late for a meeting with Sheridan, and Zack finds him passed out from drinking. Garibaldi promises that he won't let his alcoholism affect his job, and goes to see Sheridan. Sheridan asks Garibaldi to monitor messages from the White Star fleet in hyperspace; the White Stars will be watching for Centauri movement, and Garibaldi should relay their movements to Sheridan so that the other White Stars can reach the jump points before the ships so as to stop any potential confrontation between the Centauri and other Alliance ships. Garibaldi agrees to help, but when the first movement is detected by a White Star, Garibaldi has fallen asleep from drinking too much. Without any guidance, the White Star moves to intercept, but is too late, as the Centauri and Drazi get into a massive battle. Word of this gets back to Sheridan, and amid the chaos of the Alliance, who had expected the White Stars to help their fleets, Sheridan yells at them, stating that if they wanted to go to war, then he will commit the White Stars to do so, but this will be a path to hell.

On Centauri Prime, Mollari meets with the Minister, and told again that he cannot see the Regent. While waiting in his quarters, the Minister comes to announce that the Regent has ordered G'Kar's arrest, as he still remains a member of the Alliance and may be spying on them. Mollari insists that wherever G'Kar is taken, he will go too, and soon finds himself along with G'Kar in a prison cell. They look out onto the Centauri Prime sky, filled with their fleets ready to go to war.

Arc significance[edit]

  • The Interstellar Alliance declares war on the Centauri Republic.
  • Londo and G'Kar are incarcerated on Centauri Prime.

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