Babylon 5

10 Best Episodes of Babylon 5

Babylon 5 is a five-mile long space station located in neutral space. Built by the Earth Alliance in the 2250s, it's goal is to maintain peace among the various alien races by providing a sanctuary where grievances and negotiations can be worked out among duly appointed ambassadors. A council made up of representatives from the five major space-faring civilizations - the Earth Alliance, Minbari Federation, Centauri Republic, Narn Regime, and Vorlon Empire - work with the League of Non-Aligned Worlds to keep interstellar relations under control. Aside from its diplomatic function, Babylon 5 also serves as a military post for Earth and a port of call for travelers, traders, businessmen, criminals, and Rangers.

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Babylon 5 - S3E9

#15 - Point of No Return (Season 3 - Episode 9)

Clark has just declared marshal law, and while Nightwatch prepare to take control of the station, Zack has to decide whose side he's on. In an exercise of bad timing, the prophetic widow of emperor Turhan finally comes to the station, granting Londo the visit he's been begging her for for a long time.

The episode was rated 8.22 from 302 votes.

Babylon 5 - S2E16

#14 - In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum (Season 2 - Episode 16)


Sheridan is shocked to learn that one of the crew of the Icarus, a science ship that exploded with his wife aboard, is alive - namely Mr. Morden. A representative of the Ministry of Peace comes to the station to recruit personnel to the Nightwatch.

The episode was rated 8.23 from 286 votes.

Babylon 5 - S3E21

#13 - Shadow Dancing (Season 3 - Episode 21)

With the Shadows next target known, a massive counterattack is prepared. Ivanova and Marcus scout ahead in the White Star, while the fleet stands by in hyperspace. At the same time, Franklin finally has to face his problems as he lies fatally wounded in Downbelow.

The episode was rated 8.24 from 297 votes.

Babylon 5 - S4E15

#12 - No Surrender, No Retreat (Season 4 - Episode 15)


With Clark having killed 10,000 unarmed refugees, Sheridan once again mobilizes for war. The first target is Proxima 3, which is being bombed into submission. At the same time, Londo tries to get G'Kar to partake in a joint Centauri/Narn statement in support of the war against Clark.

The episode was rated 8.25 from 269 votes.

Babylon 5 - S4E21

#11 - Rising Star (Season 4 - Episode 21)

Clark is dead and the civil war is over, but several issues are unresolved. Ivanova is grief struck at Marcus's death and Lise is missing. And Sheridan must now face the consequences of his actions. He did the right thing - but in the inconvenient way.

The episode was rated 8.26 from 289 votes.

Babylon 5 - S4E5

#10 - The Long Night (Season 4 - Episode 5)


As reports that the Shadows are destroying planets too start to come in, Sheridan prepares for one final showdown with the Shadows and the Vorlons. Meanwhile on Narn, Londo makes everything ready - G'Kar's chains have been weakened... an undetectable weapon has been acquired... Tonight Cartagia must die.

The episode was rated 8.28 from 296 votes.

Babylon 5 - S2E22

#9 - The Fall of Night (Season 2 - Episode 22)

Two officials from the Ministry of Peace come to Babylon 5; one to deal with the Centauri's continued expansion, and the other to check on the local Nightwatch. Meanwhile a Narn heavy cruiser seeks sanctuary while they make repairs, and Keffer continues his search for proof that Shadow ships exist.

The episode was rated 8.33 from 303 votes.

Babylon 5 - S3E16

#8 - War Without End (1) (Season 3 - Episode 16)


Ivanova gets a distress call from herself pleading for help as the Shadows destroy Babylon 5. It is dated eight days into the future. At the same time, on Minbar, Sinclair is given a nine-hundred-year-old letter from Valen, telling him that a drastic action must be taken to prevent that future.

The episode was rated 8.35 from 296 votes.

Babylon 5 - S4E19

#7 - Between the Darkness and the Light (Season 4 - Episode 19)

Garibaldi is barely able to convince Lyta and Franklin that his recent behavior was caused by Bester, and they organize a rescue for Sheridan. Meanwhile, Ivanova gets word that a trap has been set at the fleets' next rendezvous point, by a group of completely new advanced-technology destroyers.

The episode was rated 8.36 from 270 votes.

Babylon 5 - S4E20

#6 - Endgame (Season 4 - Episode 20)


The only obstacle remaining between Sheridan and Earth is a fleet near Mars. With the help of the resistance, Sheridan plans to smuggle Shadow modified telepaths onto the fleet, hopefully disabling it long enough for him to take Earth. Meanwhile, Marcus is determined to find a way to help Ivanova.

The episode was rated 8.48 from 288 votes.

Babylon 5 - S4E6

#5 - Into the Fire (Season 4 - Episode 6)

In the hours before the Shadows and the Vorlons meet Sheridan's alliance at Corriana 6, Ivanova and Lorien search for the last of the First Ones, and Londo races back to Centauri Prime in hope of removing all Shadow influence before the Vorlon planetkiller arrives.

The episode was rated 8.52 from 310 votes.

Babylon 5 - S3E10

#4 - Severed Dreams (Season 3 - Episode 10)


The renegade destroyer ""Alexander"" arrives at Babylon 5 and Sheridan is forced to announce the station's secession from the Earth Alliance, and prepare for an attack by Clark's forces. Meanwhile Delenn is forced to go to Minbar when the Grey Council refuses to act upon increased Shadow activity.

The episode was rated 8.53 from 356 votes.

Babylon 5 - S3E17

#3 - War Without End (2) (Season 3 - Episode 17)

While Sheridan is unstuck in time, seeing a glimpse of a future Centauri Prime in ruins, the others continue with their plan to take Babylon 4 back in time.

The episode was rated 8.55 from 295 votes.

Babylon 5 - S3E22

#2 - Z'ha'dum (Season 3 - Episode 22)


After he has recovered from the shock of seeing her, Anna gives Sheridan an ultimatum - come to Z'ha'dum with her, or never know what happened to her there.

The episode was rated 8.58 from 320 votes.

Babylon 5 - S5E22

#1 - Sleeping in Light (Season 5 - Episode 22)

Twenty years after his death and resurrection at Z'ha'dum, Sheridan feels his life force ebbing away, and invites some old friends for a final gathering.

The episode was rated 8.59 from 202 votes.

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