Alien Ambassador: "Oh, sorry, I, I thought you were dead."For me, one of the most memorable cliffhangers of all time is Sheridan at Zahadoom. The scene with the whitestar crashing through the dome is the very definition of epic.
Its always a fine line to me, he didn't die...fully...he was dying... Loren or whatever says a few times that he cannot create life- but extend it (mostly by giving of his own, but his is virtually endless so well...)Alien Ambassador: "Oh, sorry, I, I thought you were dead."
Sheridan: "I was, I'm better now."
That was when Kosh basically revealed that he was being mysterious more to fuck with people than because he had to. Fucking Vorlons.One of my favorite episodes was when Sheridan was learning from Kosh. They end up in one of the worst sections of the ship. Trash everywhere and Sheridan saying that Garibaldi would never let him come down here without a full security team.
Kosh opens up a small hatch and tells Sheridan to go. He asks whats in there and Kosh says "One moment of perfect beauty." And nothing else. Sheridan goes in and he finds a moment of perfect beauty like Kosh said.
Kosh didnt just teach Sheridan how to fight the shadows. He taught him more about the way the universe works, taught him to see past the trival expectancies of everyday life. Thats what made their relationship great. Especially at the end when Kosh takes on Sheridans fathers appearance.
That goes a long way to explaining a lot of things. Before then the explanation played up was that he was a stage actor and really douchey to everyone, came to regret signing up on the show and wanted to go back to plays.don't know if it posted here or another place, but didn't read about Michael O'Hare mental issues till recently. Pretty sad.
I read it was because he was a douche and wanted to poke her in da bumThat goes a long way to explaining a lot of things. Before then the explanation played up was that he was a stage actor and really douchey to everyone, came to regret signing up on the show and wanted to go back to plays.
I wonder what effect it had on Jerry Doyle to find this out. He hated O'Hare due to his behaviour during the first season and refused to do any scenes with him for the time travel eps, hence why their characters kept missing each other during them and only got to "talk" near the very end of the last episode (Which was both actors doing their lines to a wall, then editing the shots so they look like their talking to one another - if you rewatch it you'll see that they're never in the same shot together).
The CGI is pretty dated but I love that scene because it leaves it up the the viewer to fill in Londo's thoughts. "They're getting what they deserve.", or "I've made a horrible mistake.". I used to think the former but after watching the show a couple times I think the latter.For me, it's the orbital bombardment of Narn by Centauri mass drivers followed by the news hitting Babylon 5, air-raid sirens going off, and police marching out in full riot gear. What an amazing show; it's often campy, but the over arching plot and its execution more than make up for it.
Oh indeed, and that window reflection scene I believe is in every intro from that next year onward. He is very regretful and you can tell because his character is acting "fine" and "Justified" when it comes to the council of non align worlds or whatever - those two characters understand themselves the best and watching their relationship grow is awesome and quite a journey in and of itself- and how they end it is so symbolic, they kill each other- GKar could have shot Lando once he drank nuff to put the shadow shoulder thing to sleep etc but that's besides the point.Oh I firmly believe he's thinking he made a horrible mistake. You can tell because the first time he sees G'Kar afterwards he has that "I'm so sorry" look on his face. He isn't afraid of what G'Kar will do to him, he's crushed by the guilt of what he did.
He was weak man in ever way and kept proving that fact. Not only that he was indecisive on what he wanted to be and wound up harming everyone around him and everything he valued most.Yes, Londo was never an "evil" character. The way I see him is he's just a regular dude. He's relatively intelligent, but his pride/culture gets in the way. Centauri culture is all about respect, status, nobility, and above all else, power. Londo is not in the big league power wise, but is high up enough to get some shitty ambassadorial post that the Centauri don't give a shit about (like becoming the US ambassador to Chad or some other bum nation). At first he's like, this is as good as it gets, might as well just party and enjoy it, but then he's offered a chance to showthe other Centaurithat he's not just a joke of a diplomat, that he can actually get some shit done and make a name for himself (every Centauri noble's dream) and makes a pact with the Shadows. Only he gets more than he bargied for, much more. That's why he confronts Morden when things get out of hand, but he's trapped now. That's why he starts to loath himself more than he did before when he was just a no-name diplomat.
He can't kill G'kar, even though he's a constant reminder of what he's done (the guy does have a conscience) - or perhaps even, he can't kill G'karbecausehe's a constant reminder. G'kar realises this (at least towards the end) and realises that fate has intertwined them together.