In this episode, Sheridan continues bargaining to establish the necessary elements of, and allies for, his campaign against Clark by creating the perception certain things are happening that might cause real harm to the worlds who aren’t very supportive of joining the fight. Certain bits of information (rumors, lies?) are spread by just the right people, at just the right time, and the results are interesting—maybe even funny at times. The Drazi in particular, end up very worked up over what they’re told is “nothing”, leading them to fall into supporting Sheridan.
Meanwhile, Minbar is at war with itself. Delenn feels guilty, believing she may very well have caused this herself by eliminating the Grey Council. Even so, she takes action and meets with Neroon, a leader from the Warrior caste. While they meet in private to negotiate (bargain?), some of those accompanying them overhear parts of the conversation, causing them to misunderstand what’s happening between the two – setting the stage for bad things to happen. Harkening back to “Lines of Communication” and the problems Number One had on Mars with subordinates using “unauthorized bombs”, in this episode Minbari subordinates act without all the facts, resulting in needlessly threatening the lives of many and almost ending the life of Lennier.
We leave the episode with The Voice of Resistance announcing a newly formed patrol force, and wondering what Neroon is actually up to.
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