You think after the last three episodes President Clark might be a bit honked off at Sheridan & Co.? Nightwatch can’t be all that happy, either. I guess some people have no sense of humor. Go figure.
After all the crisis, Delenn decides to take matters into her own hands by having the rebirth ceremony. Yeah, we saw part of that in Season 1, as well. Though this time, there aren’t any possible weddings happening. Yet. Unfortunately, Nightwatch decides to express their displeasure with Sheridan by going after Delenn. I suppose, those three Minbari warships hovering in the background might have something to do with that.
Anyway, it does seem that Sheridan has had enough. He makes that rather clear in the end. We also have a few secrets revealed. Some of them will have an impact on the future of the story. Overall, this episode slows down the pace a bit after the roller-coaster we’ve been on. Pay particular attention to G’Kar. We will be contrasting him now with him in the future.
Dinner and a movie with a Minbari? Well, not quite. Meditation in lumberjack mode? That’s a bit closer. As with most things Minbari social customs, a simple dinner date is, well… not quite simple. Just ask Lennier.
This episode starts a bit light, but it doesn’t last long. It seems that one of the key races we’ve had since the beginning is about to go away. This is a episode that takes a hard look at faith vs. blind faith. Naturally we will get a bit philosophic at times. Of course that isn’t unusual for Jim and Raul.
The real part of this story, though, is the development of the relationship between John and Delenn. That takes this from what would be a largely stand-alone episode and turns it into one that is important for the big story.
Yes. We’re still here. In fact we’re back! After fighting our of Shadow War of being sick, motherboard failures, hard drive crashes (which almost took out all our show data) and even a stroke with a parent we have a new show. Finally.
This episode we are talking about The Quality of Mercy. It has some of the most seriously philosophical moments of the first season (dealing with the death sentence) as well as the funniest (Lennier and Londo playing poker). This episode is odd. It is both a stand-alone episode and an arc episode. In the former it stands entirely on its own merits and is not strictly necessary for the overall story. Yet, in the same breath it expands the mythos and introduces elements that will be extremely important in future seasons.
Because of the dual nature – and that the episode hops frequently between story lines – Jim and Raul are bouncing all over the place. It a great time for both and hopefully you be singing the Happy Happy Joy Joy song.