Babylon 5

10 Worst 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.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 02, 2023.

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Babylon 5 - S5E13

#10 - The Corps is Mother, the Corps is Father (Season 5 - Episode 13)

A telepath murders his roommate and escapes on a ship bound for Babylon 5. Bester is given the job of capturing him, and brings along two PSI Cop interns to show them how he works.

The episode was rated 7.55 from 187 votes.

Babylon 5 - S1E3

#9 - Born to the Purple (Season 1 - Episode 3)


Londo unknowingly falls for a beautiful slave, whose owner wants her to steal sensitive information. Garibaldi discovers that someone is using a restricted communications channel.

The episode was rated 7.55 from 369 votes.

Babylon 5 - S5E7

#8 - Secrets of the Soul (Season 5 - Episode 7)

As more telepaths arrive at the station, the denizens of Downbelow start taking notice. Tensions build until one of the telepaths is assaulted, and the others decide to take revenge - against Byron's wishes. Meanwhile, Franklin tries to find out why the Hyach are hiding part of their medical history.

The episode was rated 7.53 from 196 votes.

Babylon 5 - S1E11

#7 - Survivors (Season 1 - Episode 11)


There is an explosion in one of the fighter bays just days before the president is to visit Babylon 5. A dying man implicates Garibaldi, which is just what the head of presidential security wants to hear, as she blames him for her father's death.

The episode was rated 7.52 from 282 votes.

Babylon 5 - S1E4

#6 - Infection (Season 1 - Episode 4)

Dr. Franklin gets a visit from an old friend and former mentor, xenoarchaeologist Dr. Vance Hendricks who wants Franklin's help to analyze some organic artifacts he found on a dead world. But the artifacts seem to have a will of their own and start to manipulate Hendricks' assistant.

The episode was rated 7.51 from 342 votes.

Babylon 5 - S3E13

#5 - A Late Delivery from Avalon (Season 3 - Episode 13)


A mysterious man comes to Babylon 5 dressed in chainmail and armed with a sword. His name? King Arthur - Son of Uther Pendragon, come to help when he is needed most.

The episode was rated 7.48 from 246 votes.

Babylon 5 - S1E10

#4 - Believers (Season 1 - Episode 10)

An alien couple comes to Dr. Franklin with their fatally ill son. The child could be cured by a simple operation, but the parents' religion specifically forbids it. Meanwhile, Ivanova escorts a damaged star liner through raider territory.

The episode was rated 7.47 from 282 votes.

Babylon 5 - S1E15

#3 - Grail (Season 1 - Episode 15)


A man comes to Babylon 5 asking the alien ambassadors for information that can help him with his quest to find the Holy Grail, while a Downbelow gangster gives security problems by mind-wiping all who oppose him.

The episode was rated 7.43 from 250 votes.

Babylon 5 - S5E6

#2 - Strange Relations (Season 5 - Episode 6)

Bester arrives at the station to arrest the Downbelow telepaths, and Londo barely escapes an assassination attempt when the ship he was to be aboard explodes.

The episode was rated 7.42 from 214 votes.

Babylon 5 - S1E14

#1 - TKO (Season 1 - Episode 14)


Garibaldi is surprised when an old friend comes to Babylon 5 to fight in the "Mutai" - a savage alien fighting arena. Meanwhile, Ivanova has trouble dealing with her father's death.

The episode was rated 7.41 from 254 votes.

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