Objects at Rest

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"Objects at Rest"
Babylon 5 episode
Episode no. Season 5
Episode 21
Directed by John Copeland
Written by J. Michael Straczynski
Production code 522
Original air date November 18, 1998
Guest appearance(s)

Marshall R. Teague (Ta'Lon)
Jennifer Balgobin (Dr. Hobbes)
Simon Billig (Ranger)
Joshua Cox (Lt. Corwin)
Marjorie Monaghan (Number One)

Episode chronology
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"Objects in Motion"
Next →
"Sleeping in Light"
List of Babylon 5 episodes

"Objects at Rest" is the penultimate episode from the fifth season of the science-fiction television series Babylon 5.


Delenn and Sheridan relocate to Minbar; Lennier betrays Sheridan when an accident takes place on board the Minbari cruiser transporting him and Delenn to Minbar. Horrified by this, however, Lennier flees, fearing punishment, not knowing that Delenn plans to forgive him. Lennier departs for places unknown, his final fate ambiguous.

Michael Garibaldi arrives on Mars, and begins a series of shakeups at Edgars Industries. Since he had fired the previous board of directors, Garibaldi assembles a new board that is composed of company troublemakers. He empowers them to challenge any of Garibaldi's decisions any one of them may disagree with. If they prove to be correct, they will receive a bonus, but if Garibaldi proves to be right, "I will eat you for lunch."

Arc significance[edit]

Sheridan and Delenn leave Babylon 5 in order to relocate the new offices on Minbar. Emperor Mollari (under control of the Drakh) presents Sheridan with an urn which is meant to be given to Sheridan's son on his 16th birthday. The urn contains a Keeper. According to creator J. Michael Straczynski, it is this Keeper that causes the incident that is mentioned in "The Deconstruction of Falling Stars" - the immediate aftermath of which is detailed in "War Without End". Plus, Morden's revelation in Day Of The Dead comes true with Lennier betraying the Rangers. Lennier's final fate and cause of death, however, remain unknown.

Production details[edit]

This was the final episode of Babylon 5 produced. A week after this episode aired, the final episode (which had been produced during season 4) aired, "Sleeping in Light", ending the five-year run of the series.

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