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Comes the Inquisitor
Babylon 5, episode 43 (2.21)

Last Modified: 28 Jun 2006 13:30:03

         
Cast:
Bruce Boxleitner   IMDB   Captain John Sheridan
Claudia Christian   IMDB   Lt. Commander Susan Ivanova
Jerry Doyle   IMDB   Security Chief Michael Garibaldi
Mira Furlan   IMDB   Ambassador Delenn
Andreas Katsulas   IMDB   G'Kar
Peter Jurasik   IMDB   Londo Mollari
Richard Biggs   IMDB   Doctor Stephen Franklin
Guest Cast:
Wayne Alexander   IMDB   Sebastian
Jack Kehler   IMDB   Mr. Chase
Diane Adair   IMDB   Narn Mother
Ardwight Chamberlain   IMDB   Kosh
Jim Chiros   IMDB   Centauri
Joshua Cox   IMDB   Lieutenant David Corwin
Mark Hendrickson   IMDB   Narn
Michael Francis Kelly   IMDB   Guard
Kim Strauss   IMDB   Narn
Craig Thomas   IMDB   Human
Published
DVD   B5 DVD #12
Teaser

Kosh summons an ancient inquisitor to test Delenn. G'Kar tries to rally the Narn on Babylon 5.
Synopsis
Delenn walks to the end of a darkened corridor where she sees Kosh partially hidden in the shadows. "Lennier said you were calling for me," she says to him.

"Yes," he replies.

"Is there something wrong?"

"You, perhaps. We have sent for an inquisitor."

"An inquisitor? Why?"

"To be sure about you. You will submit to his authority."

"How will I know who it is?"

"You will know... if you survive."

G'Kar meets up with a man named Chase in his quarters, and tells him that he needs weapons. Chase says that he has the weapons G'Kar wants, light munitions that are easy to smuggle and use against the Centauri, and will sell them for the right price. When G'Kar sees the price, however, he says it is too high, since the Narn sold similar weapons to Earth during the Earth-Minbari war. Chase decides to take ten percent off the top of the price, which G'Kar agrees to pay. G'Kar tells Chase before he leaves that this money is all the escaped Narns have left - the results will be fatal if Chase defrauds them.

Sheridan enters the Vorlon vessel's docking bay, which is quite messy and quite dark. A man, dressed in Victorian clothes and carrying a crystal-topped black walking stick, emerges from the shadows and approaches Sheridan. "I believe I am expected," he says.

Before he vanishes, though, G'Kar turns to Vir. He slices his hand, letting the blood drip on the floor. "Dead... dead, dead, dead, dead, dead, dead, dead, dead, dead... How do you apologize to them?"

"I can't," Vir admits.

"Then I cannot forgive," G'Kar tells him, and walks away.

Sebastian's interrogation of Delenn continues, criticizing her belief in her destiny. He tries to shake her beliefs, and tells her to call out to the universe so it can help save her. When she refuses, a tap of his cane sends pain into her body from the manacles again. She screams out in agony, but there is no apparent response from the universe. Sebastian asks her why she is where she is - why she was born. She says she was meant to be there, and Sebastian demands to know why she believes that. He asks her what she would think if the world believed otherwise, and she tells him she would believe the world to be wrong. He asks how she can justify her being correct, yet everyone else being incorrect. She admits that she has wondered the same thing - an answer Sebastian doesn't expect. He gives her ten minutes to rest.

G'Kar reports to the other Narn on the station that they are developing an underground communications net, though weapons have proved to be almost beyond their means. One of the Narn questions G'Kar's ability to deliver the weapons, and tells him that it may be a good idea to consider another Narn to lead them. The Narn tells G'Kar that, because he can't communicate with the homeworld, they have no reason to believe the weapons will get through. G'Kar says that the only way to win back control of their homeworld is if they stick together and don't fight internally. He proposes that he will remain leader if he can communicate with the objector's family in twenty-four hours, and agrees that, if he cannot, he will abdicate his position.

G'Kar tells Sheridan and Garibaldi that he needs to get word from the Narn on the station to the Narn on the homeworld. Sheridan tells him that it is a difficult request to grant, but that he will do what he can. G'Kar gives Sheridan a data crystal and leaves. Sheridan asks Garibaldi if the Rangers are capable of taking the messages to the Narn on the homeworld. Garibaldi says he doesn't think they're ready, but Sheridan insists that they be ready in case something more important comes along. Garibaldi takes the data crystal.

Sebastian continues torturing Delenn with the cane and the manacles, which are now affecting her entire body. He stands over her and tells her that her fate was dictated long ago, and that she has no control over what happens. The door to grey 19 opens and Sheridan arrives, something Sebastian indicates he has been expecting. Sheridan demands Sebastian leave Delenn alone, and Sebastian asks why he should, and what she means to him. Sheridan tells him that he doesn't have to answer any questions, to which Sebastian agrees, before he sends Sheridan flying against the wall. "Your turn now," he says.

The door to grey 19 opens, and Sebastian appears. "You can go," he tells them. "You've passed. Both of you."

"Passed what?" Delenn asks.

"How do you know the chosen ones? No greater love hath a man than he lay down his life for his friend. Not for millions, not for glory, not for fame... for one person. In the dark. Where no one will ever know or see. I've been in the service of the Vorlons for centuries, looking... Diogynes with his lamp looking for a man willing to die for all the wrong reasons. At last, my job is finished. Yours is just beginning. When the darkness comes, know this: You are the right people, in the right place, at the right time."

Sheridan sits at C&C when he is approached by Ivanova who tells him that the Vorlon ship is ready to leave. He asks how extensive Earth's history files are on 19th century England, and Ivanova tells him she should be able to find whatever he needs. He tells her he needs to verify a name and address. "14... 14-B Harrisford Lane, London, around 1888." Ivanova asks for the name. "Sebastian," Sheridan replies.

At the docking bay, Sheridan tells Sebastian that everything is ready to go, but he won't let Sebastian leave just yet. "Mr.... Sebastian, I did a little digging, based on what you told me. The records confirm you lived on Earth in the year 1888. The records also indicate that you vanished, suddenly, without a trace on November 11th, 1888. That's a very interesting date, Mr. Sebastian. The morning after the last of a string of murders in the East End."

Sebastian turns silently toward him. "The city was drowning in decay. Choas. Immorality. A message needed to be sent, etched in blood for all the world to see. A warning. In the pursuit of my holy cause, I... did things, terrible things, unspeakable things. The world condemned me, but it didn't matter because I believed I was right and the world was wrong. I believed I was the divine messenger. I believed I was..."

"Chosen?"

"I was... found by the Vorlons. They showed me the terrible depth of my mistake, my crimes, my... presumption. I have done four hundred years of penance and service, a job for which they said I was ideally suited. Now, perhaps, they will finally let me die."

"I think that might be wise."
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