Season Two:
"The Coming of Shadows"

[2/01] Points Of Departure:
Sinclair is re-assigned and replaced by Sheridan while a renegade Minbari warship is on the prowl. Bruce Boxleiter instantly creates a good impression and is enjoyable to watch!
Rating: 7.0
[ARC] [SCENE SETTING]

[2/02] Revelations:
Sheridan attempts to come to terms with the death of his wife, Anna. Lays the path which In The Shadow of Z'Ha'Dum will tread. Brilliant...
Rating: 7.6
[ARC] [CHARACTER BUILDING - SHERIDAN] [CHARACTER BUILDING - DELENN]

[2/03] The Geometry of Shadows:
Purple - GREEN! Purple - Purple - GREEN - GREEEEENN!!! Yes, the episode that started all those annoying test thread responses (to which I repeated respond!). Ivanova investigates a Drazi Civil War while three Technomages arrive on Babylon 5. Bloody brilliant if you ask me!
Rating: 9.6
[CHARACTER BUILDING - VIR COTTO] [CHARACTER BUILDING - IVANOVA] [RACE BACKGROUND - DRAZI] [BACKGROUND FOR: A CALL TO ARMS/CRUSADE]

[2/04] A Distant Star:
AGH! As if a bad omen, 2.04 is nearly as bad as 1.04 (Infection). Captain Maynard is stuck in Hyperspace. Sheridan was a fool to go and risk his pilot's butts to save him. Dreadful acting on Maynard's part! If it wasn't important to the arc I would have to label WORST B5 EP YET on it...
Rating: 1.6
[ARC] [CHARACTER BUILDING - SHERIDAN]

[2/05] The Long Dark:
Awful! Appalling! An early exploration vessel is discovered in which lies a woman with minimal life signs and her dead husband. Too much Sci-Fi for me.
Rating: 3.1
[MINOR ARC]

[2/06] Spider In The Web:
A corporative executive is assasinated on B.5. by a dead man. Very run of the mill and dull...
Rating: 5.0
[CAN'T REMEMBER]

[2/07] A Race Through Dark Places:
Woohoo! Wonderful BESTER ep as he returns to the station to investigate an underground railroad for rogue telepaths. A turning point for Talia. This is REQUIRED viewing.
Rating: 10.0
[ARC!!!] [CHARACTER BUILDING - BESTER] [CHARACTER BUILDING TALIA WINTERS] [ORGANISATION INFORMATION - PSI CORPS]

[2/08] Soul Mates:
After a race through dark places this is OBVIOUSLY a disappointment but it is worth it as the Londo and Vir scenes are very amusing for a change...
Rating: 7.0
[CHARACTER BUILDING - LONDO]

[2/09] The Coming Of Shadows:
Widely acclaimed although other episodes in this season are more deserving. Great story and well acted! G'Kar intends to assasinate Centauri Emperor Turhan.
Rating: 9.9
[ARC] [CHARACTER BUILDING - G'KAR] [CHARACTER BUILDING - LONDO] [RACE INFORMATION - CENTAURI] [REQUIRED VIEWING]

[2/10] GROPOS:
This is the most pointless episode yet. Badly acted and poorly scripted, this could easily have been dropped. Honestly, it wasn't worth it!
Rating: 2.9
[CHARACTER BUILDING - FRANKLIN]

[2/11] All Alone In The Night:
Pretty run of the mill stuff as Sheridan is abducted with aliens. Watch for a character who will return later and the Kosh Dream!
Rating: 5.3
[ARC] [CHARACTER BUILDING - SHERIDAN]

[2/12] Acts Of Sacrifice:
I won't comment on the Ivanova plot it's so pathetic - however, the G'Kar scenes are worth wasting 25 minutes of the episode watching a really poor performance by the rest of the cast...
Rating: 4.2
[MINOR ARC]

[2/13] Hunter, Prey:
The B5 Command Team begin to actively oppose Earth Gov. as Clark's physician goes on the run with sensitive information. This is a key arc episode with a few wonderful moments...
Rating: 6.3
[VITAL FOR ARC] [RACE INFORMATION - EARTH]

[2/14] There All The Honor Lies:
Sheridan is accused for murdering a Minbari. The station begins to be used as a source of merchandise. Watch for the merchandising parts, Christian, and Mumy!
Rating: 7.9
[ARC] [CHARACTER BUILDING - IVANOVA] [CHARACTER BUILDING - LENNIER] [RACE INFORMATION - MINBARI] [CHARACTER BUILDING - SHERIDAN]

[2/15] And Now For A Word:
A documentary style episode that works brilliantly. It's must see TV - just buy\rent\borrow the video!
Rating: 9.7
[CHARACTER BUILDING - ALL] [BACKGROUND BUILDING] [RACE INFORMATION - EARTH]

[2/16] Knives:
Pretty uninspired as a duel takes place. Ignore this episode...
Rating: 2.6
[ARC] [CHARACTER BUILDING - REFA] [CHARACTER BUILDING - LONDO]

[2/17] In the Shadow Of Z'Ha'Dum:
Sheridan learns of the link between the Shadows; his wife's death; and Morden. Nightwatch is established. This episode is the first in a series of six great episodes!
Rating: 10.0
[MAJOR ARC] [CHARACTER BUILDING - MOST]

[2/18] Confessions and Lamentations:
B5 meets ER again in a satisfying episode with great performances all-round!
Rating: 10.0
[ARC] [CHARACTER BUILDING - FRANKLIN] [CHARACTER BUILDING - DELENN] [CHARACTER BUILDING - SHERIDAN] [CHARACTER BUILDING - LENNIER]

[2/19] Divided Loyalties:
Lyta re-appears and exposes Talia in one of the shocking B5 eps yet. Great fun to watch.
Rating: 10.0
[ARC] [CHARACTER BUILDING - MOST]

[2/20] The Long Twilight Struggle:
The Centauri capture the Narn Homeworld and G'Kar is stripped of Ambassadorial Status as Sheridan is made head of the rangers... Now my top episode...
Rating: 10.0
[ARC] [CHARACTER BUILDING - ALL] [BACKGROUND BUILDING] [RACE INFORMATION - RANGERS\MINBARI]

[2/21] Comes the Inquisitor:
Delenn and Sheridan are tested by Sebastian and the Vorlons. This episode is amazing and is a close second to 2/20...
Rating: 10.0
[ARC] [CHARACTER BUILDING - MOST] [BACKGROUND BUILDING] [RACE INFORMATION - VORLONS\MINBARI]

[2/22] The Fall of Night:
Sherdian defies Earth and Kosh leaves his encounter suit for the first time in this, the last of six - amazing - episodes...
Rating: 10.0
[ARC] [CHARACTER BUILDING - ALL] [BACKGROUND BUILDING] [RACE INFORMATION - VORLONS \ EARTH \ CENTAURI \ NARN \ RANGERS \ MINBARI \ NIGHTWATCH]


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Andrew Brack 1998