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Voices of Authority
Babylon 5, episode 49 (3.5)

Last Modified: 28 Jun 2006 13:30:03

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:
James Black   IMDB   Security Guard
Joshua Cox   IMDB   Lieutenant David Corwin
Vimi Mani   IMDB   Isn Anchor
Gary McGurk   IMDB   Vice President Clark
John Schuck   IMDB   Draal
Shari Shattuck   IMDB   Julie Musante
DVD   B5 DVD #14

Draal helps the crew attempt to contact more of the First Ones. Sheridan works to hide his conspiracy from the Nightwatch.
While Garibaldi and Zack Allen are walking down the corridor, Ivanova calls Garibaldi, telling him there is a code 7-R, and Garibaldi says he will be right there. Zack asks about the code, which he is unfamiliar with, but Garibaldi skirts the issue and leaves.

Draal explains that Epsilon 3 contains stores of information that may be helpful in locating the First Ones, though the information about the First Ones suggests no one approach their dwelling places. Sheridan agrees to go down to Epsilon 3, sort through the information, and discover how they can best proceed next.

Zack Allen meets Julie Musante, from the Ministry of Peace, in the docking bay. She explains that she will be on the station for a while, and would like her bags taken to appropriate quarters.

Zack shows Musante to her quarters, and she explains that it will be his job to tell her everything she needs to know that Sheridan deigns not to tell her. Since he is a member of the Night Watch, he has priorities as well that must be fulfilled.

When Ivanova arrives on Epsilon 3, Draal is at first angered by the surprise, but she manages to convince him that surprises can be good things. He laughs, deciding he likes her, and ushers her further into the complex.

Ivanova finds herself travelling through the depths of space. "I can't breathe."

"It's all right," Draal tells her. "Try to calm your mind. Focus. All life forms are connected. Look for the Path. Look for the Path."

"It is the power that binds us, one to another, across the darkness of space. Focus on the First Ones, on the most ancient of ancients. Let the Path take you to them."

As Draal speaks, the Path becomes more and more solid and visible, and Ivanova begins her journey upon it. After a few moments, she arrives at a familiar planet. "I know this place... I've seen it on the star charts. Sigma 957. They were here. I can feel their footprints in the sand. Hear their words... whispered on the wind." She travels around the planet, seeing it from all sides, and it seems to change, some of it nearly vanishing into surrounding space, while other, more mysterious forms come to its surface. "It's beautiful. They're coming back again... soon. I can... Draal? Draal, something's wrong. Draal, I'm not alone." She looks away from the planet. It sees me. It knows I'm here. It... It's pulling me in. Can't stop it." In the fabric of space, four points of light, which look very much like eyes, begin to form and approach her.

"It is the enemy," Draal warns. Pull away! Go back to the Path!"

"I can't. It... It knows I'm here. It knows my name!"

"Break off! I can't pull you off without killing you. Pull away! Don't look at it!" Ivanova succeeds in looking away just as the fingers of light are about to reach her, while still others appear, as if they were reinforcements.

"That's it," Draal tells her as the image ends. "Come back now..."

"Wait... there's something else," Ivanova says as she finds herself in a new new place, orbiting Jupiter, over a year ago. "That's EarthForce 1 before it exploded! I can warn them! I can save the President!"

"No, it's too late. You're seeing the shadow of things long gone."

Another voice, a deep male voice, that of Morden, responds. "EarthForce 1 will never return from Io. The power is now yours, Clark. Mr.... President."

This image vanishes in a sea of static, and Ivanova once again sees herself above Jupiter watching EarthForce 1 explode. She turns her head away, and the image ends. Draal helps her out of the machine.

"I do not understand! A normal human mind should not have been able to do that!"

"I saw it... I saw it all," she tells him. "The image I saw... the message. Can you record it?"

"Yes, but how..."

"Do it, please. It's the proof we've needed that President Santiago was assassinated, that Clark was behind everything. We've got it. We've got it."

G'Kar approaches Garibaldi, asking where Ivanova is, and Garibaldi tells him that she was called away on urgent business. G'Kar prods Garibaldi further, but he won't say anything, which incenses G'Kar. He asks Garibaldi if what the Centauri have done has removed from him the respect he has earned, since he can't get a straight answer from anyone. G'Kar says that, though the two of them had never been friends, they had also never been strangers. Garibaldi says that he doesn't know anything that could help out him or the Narns. G'Kar tells him that perhaps he can help Garibaldi instead, and rushes off.

Zack approaches Musante, who is eating her breakfast. He asks how her meeting with Sheridan went. "When it comes to your union situation here," she tells Zack, "he must be a very good negotiator. I've never seen anyone come up with so many creative ways of saying 'no' to a simple proposition." Zack says that he prefers saying yes, but doesn't get much further. She tells him that she has called a meeting to go over political protocol, and that she expects him to be there. He leaves, but Garibaldi, sitting nearby, has seen the entire exchange.

Ivanova arrives on the bridge of the White Star, expecting to see Lennier, but finding Marcus instead. He explains that he speaks Minbari, and she tells him to set course for Sigma 957.

Sheridan and Garibaldi watch the recording of Clark's transmission with Morden. Sheridan is excited that they finally have the proof they need, but Garibaldi asks what they can do with it, without raising too many questions. Sheridan says he will send it to General Hague, and with built-in security measures assuring the recording's validity, the evidence will finally put them where they need to be.

Garibaldi and the rest of his security team watch an ISN broadcast about the release of evidence linking Clark to Santiago's death; the Senate is opening investigations. Garibaldi tells the team to try to keep everything under control, and says that Musante has been recalled to Earth. Zack especially is unable to grasp the idea of an assassination, but Garibaldi is in no mood to hear it, since he knows that Zack told her more than he should. He says that, after what happened earlier, it was a long time before he could trust anyone. Zack says that Garibaldi doesn't trust him, since code 7-R doesn't exist. Zack asks him what is really going on. "Night Watch says the only people who have to worry are the ones with something to hide," Zack says. Garibaldi asks him if he has a charge to make, but Zack says he doesn't, and that he's walking a tightrope, and that he doesn't know what to do. Zack leaves, telling Garibaldi not to talk to him for the rest of the day.

Ivanova reports the events of the mission to Sheridan, who tells her that they will need all the First Ones they can find. She asks about the situation with President Clark, and Sheridan tells her that everything is a mess, but the truth has been released.

Zack escorts Musante to the docking bay. She tells him that she doesn't expect to be gone very long and that this situation is exactly what she hoped to avoid. Zack asks her about code 7-R, but she tells him she never heard of it. She hears the boarding call for her ship, and says she needs to go, promising that they will find who is responsible and punish them.

"I... I don't read Narn," Garibaldi protests.

"Learn!" G'kar says as he leaves hastily.
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