Whatever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi?

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"Whatever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi?"
Babylon 5 episode
Episode no.Season 4
Episode 2
Directed byKevin Dobson
Written byJ. Michael Straczynski
Production code402
Original air dateNovember 11, 1996
Guest appearance(s)

Wayne Alexander (Lorien)
Lenny Citrano (Isaac)
Anthony De Longis (Harry)
Wortham Krimmer (Emperor Cartagia)
Damian London (Minister)

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"Whatever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi?" is an episode from the fourth season of the science fiction television series Babylon 5.

Synopsis[edit]

Ivanova and Delenn struggle to figure out how to man the protection around Babylon 5 but the League of Non-Aligned Worlds has broken. Without any signs of Sheridan or Garibaldi, both emotionally struggle with their duties. Lennier, worried about Delenn's health, informs Dr. Franklin of her state, and he finds that she is fasting herself, something that a normal Minbari could withstand but not the hybrid human-Minbari form that Delenn is now. She refuses to eat. Later, Franklin informs Delenn that he was tasked with reviewing the contents of Sheridan's quarters and found a data crystal with a message for her. The message gives Delenn the encouragement to move on and also come up with a new plan. She calls on the Rangers to prepare to launch an attack against Z'ha'dum with the intent to end the war and plans to notify the League that they have a week to offer their support.

G'Kar, concerned about Garibaldi, tracks down the black market seller that offered a part from Garibaldi's Starfury. He causes a commotion in an off-station bar, but Marcus, who had been following G'Kar, helps to rescue him. While G'Kar had gotten some new information, they need the resources at Babylon 5 to investigate. G'Kar instructs Marcus to return later to find out more. However, the barkeeper tips off Centauri guards to G'Kar's presence. G'Kar is soon seized and taken to Centauri Prime where Emperor Cartagia offers him as a gift to Londo Mollari. Mollari, trying to keep in Cartagia's favor accepts the gift before they lock up G'Kar in a cell. Mollari speaks to G'Kar, not wanting G'Kar to suffer the fate that most other Narns have come by. Mollari convinces G'Kar to help him in his plan to get rid of Cartagia and, in return, agrees to pull the Centauri troops from the Narm homeworld and return their freedom.

On Z'ha'dum, Sheridan learns that the strange alien that found him is named Lorien. Lorien is cryptic to Sheridan's current fate, but describes that Sheridan is currently stuck between the last "tick-tock" before his death. Sheridan comes to recognize that Lorien is the First One, the first living being in the universe, who through Sheridan's visions tries to have Sheridan figure out who he is. With Sheridan ready to accept that he is about to die, Lorien offers to extend his life just enough as long as he has something worth living for. Sheridan recites Delenn's name and releases himself from this moment.

Arc significance[edit]

  • Sheridan is "dead".
  • Garibaldi's Starfury was found abandoned in space, but someone from Interplanetary Expeditions ("Infection", "Z'ha'dum") knew where to find it. Garibaldi was captured and is apparently in the custody of Psi Corps.
  • Lorien claims to be the first of the First Ones, and lives deep within Z'ha'dum. He says the Shadows returned to Z'ha'dum because he's there and that Kosh "almost certainly" knew about his presence when he told Sheridan to jump.
  • G'Kar has been captured by the Centauri. In exchange for help overthrowing Emperor Cartagia, Londo has promised G'Kar that the Centauri will withdraw from Narn after Cartagia is removed from power.

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