Day of the Dead (Babylon 5)

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"Day of the Dead"
Babylon 5 episode
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Episode no. Season 5
Episode 8
Directed by Doug Lefler
Written by Neil Gaiman
Production code 511
Original air date March 11, 1998
Guest appearance(s)

Penn & Teller (Rebo and Zooty)
Joshua Cox (Lt. Corwin)
Bridget Flanery (Zoe)
Fabiana Udenio (Adira Tyree)
Harlan Ellison (Voice of Zooty)
Marie Marshall (Pfc. Elizabeth 'Dodger' Durman)
Ed Wasser (Mr. Morden)
Jonathan Chapman (Brakiri Ambassador)
Skip Stellrecht (Customs Officer)
Ismail Kanater (Brakiri Salesman)

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"Day of the Dead" is an episode from the fifth season of the science fiction television series Babylon 5. It was written by science fiction and fantasy author Neil Gaiman, and is the only episode after the second season not written by J. Michael Straczynski. The episode also features Penn & Teller, who portray comedians Rebo and Zooty. It is a break from the show's usual continuing story arc, though some events do have relevance to the rest of the series.


The dead return for one night during a mysterious Brakiri religious festival: Garibaldi is visited by a ground pounder, Dodger, with whom he almost had a romantic fling three years earlier (see "Gropos"), Londo cherishes a night with his lost love Adira Tyree (see "Interludes and Examinations"), Lennier tolerates the Shadows' associate Mr. Morden, and Captain Lochley is visited by her friend for whose death she feels responsible. Kosh also delivers a message to Lochley for President Sheridan: "When the long night comes, return to the end of the beginning."

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