Babylon 5 - 2x15 - And Now For A Word
We interrupt our regular evening schedule|to bring you the following special program.
September 16, 2259...
... and the Interstellar Network News|presents 36 Hours on Babylon 5...
... with your host, Cynthia Torqueman...
... reporting live from the ISN News Center|in Geneva.
Good evening, I'm Cynthia Torqueman.
In the hundred or so years since|humanity went to the stars...
...we've established outposts|and colonies...
...on over two dozens worlds|in 14 solar systems.
Out of all those far-flung outposts...
...only the Mars Colony, plagued by|scattered groups of separatists...
...who have used acts of terror|to intimidate the Earth-Ioyal majority...
...has proven more controversial than|the Earth Alliance Station Babylon 5.
Located in a sector of space|near Epsilon Eridani...
...designated neutral territory...
...Babylon 5 has defied the odds|and continued to operate as a free port...
...a center for diplomacy...
...and a showpiece for the Earth Alliance|Resources and Technologies Division.
From its highly publicized debut|three years ago...
...recent polls indicate|a growing dissatisfaction...
...with the time, money|and effort consumed...
...by this space-borne community.
So tonight, we take you to the center|of the controversy.
An ISN crew and I recently spent|36 hours aboard Babylon 5...
...asking hard questions, and on occasion,|getting in a little over our heads.
In the process of putting this report|together, it didn't take us long...
...to learn the most important rule|of survival aboard Babylon 5:
Expect the unexpected.
This footage was shot from our position|on the bridge...
... of the Earth Transport Hyerdol|on final approach to Babylon 5.
Roger, Babylon Control.
The voices you are hearing are the ship 's|captain and B5 Command and Control.
- Mark.|- Confirmed, Hyerdol, we...
Narn transport Na'Tan, return to|your holding position. I repeat, return...
Centauri vessel Molios, break off.
A terrible explosion...
...a conspiracy involving several|of these individuals...
...lies, deception and the deaths|of hundreds of people.
All this and more in|36 Hours aboard Babylon 5...
...here on the Interstellar Network News.
We'll be back with our story|right after this break.
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... exploring the past to create|a better future.
The Babylon Project was our last,|best hope for peace.
A self-contained world, five miles long,|located in neutral territory.
A place of commerce and diplomacy...
... for a quarter of a million|humans and aliens.
A shining beacon in space,|all alone in the night.
It was the dawn|of the Third Age of mankind.
The year the Great War|came upon us all.
This is the story of the last|of the Babylon stations.
The year is 2259.|The name of the place is Babylon 5.
30 minutes ago...
...a Narn vessel opened fire on a Centauri|transport without warning.
The bodies of the dead and wounded|are being brought here...
...for transfer to various Medlab|facilities on Babylon 5...
...which are already working|beyond maximum capacity.
Behind me is Dr. Stephen Franklin,|chief of staff. Doctor?
Prep for immediate surgery|and full CAT scan.
I need more regen packs!
Dr. Franklin, Cynthia Torqueman,|ISN News. What happened?
Somebody said something|about an ambush.
Keep his head elevated 30 degrees,|or he'll choke on his own blood.
- Can you explain what the reason was?|- I'm sorry.
Captain Sheridan, Cynthia Torqueman,|ISN News.
Do you have a comment|on what happened?
No, no comment at this time.|Doctor...
What about the Narn vessel that|attacked the transport?
We sent a fighter wing to|apprehend them.
We won't know more|until they're in custody.
If you will excuse me, please.
This is exactly the kind of behavior that|endangers the very purpose of Babylon 5.
This place is dedicated to finding|peaceful solutions to our problems.
For the Narn to carry their vendetta|against our people...
...into neutral territory like this...
...is reckless and irresponsible.
And though we mourn our own losses...
...we have felt strongly|about our friends from Earth...
...ever since we first encountered|your world 100 years ago.
To endanger your people...
...for no reason.
Then the attack on your transport|was completely unprovoked.
- Of course.|- He's lying.
Can you tell us why your ship|opened fire?
I'll issue a statement|after I consult my government.
Your government sanctioned this attack?
Do attacks of this nature put everybody|on Babylon 5 in unnecessary jeopardy?
We are already in far greater jeopardy|than you can possibly imagine.
For all the apparent danger|in this part of space...
...it seems to have had little effect|on travel.
Nearly a quarter of a million humans|and aliens are here at any given moment.
While most are in transit|to distant worlds...
...many others actually live|and work here.
What does it take to call|a place like this home?
Well, it's... It's a job.
I've been in a lot worse places,|let me tell you.
It gets crazy here sometimes. You get 50,|60 ships a day coming through...
...Ioading and unloading, and every last|one of them is a priority job.
At least, that's what they tell us.|Watch those crates!
Get them over to the side.|No, no, the other side!
We had a couple problems here last year,|tried to hit us with some budget cuts.
You know, same old song.
But that's the past.
You got to go along|to get along, right?
Overall, I've found this to be|a good working environment...
...and a valuable experience.|I've learned a lot here.
And you've never felt that your|safety has been compromised?
So this has been a positive experience|for you?
You enjoy working with everyone?
It's a calm, pleasant environment.
I don't think I've ever seen|anyone get upset here.
I guess it's the old joke.
You don't have to be crazy|to work here, but it helps.
I suppose there is a certain attraction|to being out here on the edge like this.
A new frontier.
New frontier is right.
When Babylon 5 went online|in 2257...
...oddsmakers from New Vegas|to Lloyd's of London predicted...
...it wouldn't last six months.
Well, I've never been very much|on gambling.
Never quite found the time for it.
You were originally a starship|captain, correct?
Yeah. The Agamemnon.
Yeah, she was a real beauty.
One of the first Omega-class destroyers|off the construction line after the war.
Our job was part military patrol,|part diplomatic mission.
We went around to most of the nonaligned|worlds, put in an appearance...
...kept the peace, that sort of thing.
Babylon 5 has been through|some dramatic changes...
...in administration|since it became operational.
Would you attribute these changes|to bad management?
Or to quote former Senator Hidoshi...
...is this horse just too big|for anybody to ride?
Changes are part of the military life.
Everybody goes into this knowing|that tomorrow you could be someplace...
...that you hadn't even|heard of 24 hours ago.
I've been stationed so many places|over the years...
...I can't even remember most of them.
But you're right.
Some days this is one hell|of a big horse.
You know what the folks back home|don't understand...
...the ones who've never left Earth,|is just how dangerous space can be.
Aside from incidents like this...
...just the everyday reality of living|your days and nights...
...in a big tin can|surrounded by a vacuum.
I remember my first time on a transport|on the Moon-Mars run.
I was just a kid, maybe 17.
A buddy of mine was messing around|and zipping through the halls.
And he hid in one of the air locks.
I don't know, I guess he was gonna try|to scare us or something. I don't know.
But just as I got close...
...he must have hit the wrong button|because the air doors slammed shut.
The space doors opened,|and he just flew out into space.
And the one thing they never tell you|is that you don't die instantly in vacuum.
He just hung there, against the black...
...like a puppet with his strings|all tangled up...
...or those old cartoons where you|run off the cliff...
...and your legs keep going.
You could see that he was trying|to breathe, but there was nothing.
And one thing I remember|when they pulled in his body...
...his eyes were frozen.
A lot of people make jokes|about spacing somebody...
...about shoving somebody out an air lock.
I don't think it's funny.
Although the air locks on Babylon 5|are considerably safer...
...the last three years have shown that|the station itself is anything but secure.
In its first year, there were|half a dozen murders...
...three acts of sabotage, including|a bomb that blew out two levels...
...and a barely averted attack|by the Vorlon Empire.
Since then there have been 50 deaths|by violence, so the question remains:
Given its cost in lives and money,|is Babylon 5 serving any useful purpose?
Or as we're about to see, is the whole|thing falling apart at the seams?
I've just been briefed by my government,|and I'm prepared to issue this statement:
The Centauri ship that was attacked|by one of our vessels...
...was not simply|a commercial transport.
It was secretly transferring|weapons of mass destruction...
...to ships bound for the front lines...
...where they were to be used in the war|against our people.
They have turned Babylon 5|into a weapons supply post...
...and we cannot allow this to continue.
Even if it means shutting down|Babylon 5 completely.
36 Hours on Babylon 5 continues|with Cynthia Torqueman.
According to figures released by the|newly formed Office of Public Morale...
...President William Clark has risen|to dramatic new levels of popularity...
...because of his|administration's emphasis...
...on addressing the needs of Earth.
As a result, recent hearings|in Earth Dome...
...have openly questioned how much|time and money should be invested...
...in a project that seems perpetually|bogged down in non-human conflict.
So we took that question|to Senator Ronald Quantrell.
...Babylon 5 is something President|Santiago believed in very strongly...
...and I think we owe it to his memory|to try and make it work.
That doesn't exactly sound|like a ringing endorsement.
Well, clearly, we've taken a lot of heat.
And the cost overruns have been|appropriately astronomical.
Let's remember the Babylon Project was|conceived after the Earth-Minbari War.
At that time, the idea of a diplomatic|station to keep anything like that...
...from happening again was|very appealing.
Well, it's still too early to tell.
We've rebuilt our military forces...
...to a point far in advance|of where they were 14 years ago.
If the Earth-Minbari War started today,|things might have gone a little differently.
So while I'm not sure how much...
...concrete benefit we really derive|from Babylon 5 any longer...
...I suppose it still does keep us in a|highly visible position with other races.
And of course, it's very important|to interstellar commerce and trade.
Well, with all due respect|to Senator Quantrell...
...speaking as someone who did his part|in the front lines...
...I'd have to say we still haven't|fully recovered from the Minbari War.
And we haven't anywhere near|the level of technology...
...we would need in the event|of another major conflict.
And anybody who thinks that we could|hold our own against...
...the Minbari, the Centauri and,|God forbid, the Vorlons...
...is just plain kidding himself.
You sound angry about it.
It just... It just sounds to me...
...like jingoism and self-deception|and armchair quarterbacking.
Anytime you lose a war...
...you just wait a few years,|and you'll hear from everyone...
...who thought we could have won|if they'd have done the fighting.
Except of course, captain,|we didn't lose the war.
The Minbari did surrender.
Who are the people who run Babylon 5?
And what do they do here?
What are their hopes and dreams?
I'm standing in what's called the|Observation Dome or C & C...
...short for Command and Control.
When the captain is otherwise engaged|with diplomatic or business affairs...
...this place is under the watchful eye|of its perky and energetic Commander...
Make one more sweep,|pulling in whatever you got...
...then head for the barn.|- Commander Ivanova...
...would you tell us|what you're doing here?
Investigating Ambassador G'Kar's|allegations that the transport...
...was carrying weapons,|justifying his government's attack.
The HAZMAT team is checking the debris|for unusual levels of radiation...
...or trace elements that could indicate|unauthorized weapons.
While we wait for the analysis,|would you tell us a little about yourself?
- How you got here?|- Well, there's...
...really not much to tell. I was|born in the Russian Consortium...
...but spent most of my life|at school abroad.
- Graduated from OTC 10 years ago.|- How did you come to join Earthforce?
After my brother was killed in the war...
...I felt that I had to try|and finish what he started.
But of course as my luck runs, the war|was over before I saw any action.
Now, commander, I'm sure there's|more to your story than that.
What do I hope for?
To get through this interview without|getting fired. How's that for a start?
It's one of those questions|I don't think about in words.
Maybe because so many times it seems|like if I say what I want it never comes.
There must be something.
Yeah. There are little hopes, I guess.
Every day I get up,|and I hope nothing'll happen.
I'd love to be just bored out of my skull|for 24 hours.
And I guess I keep hoping...
...that someday, somewhere|I'll make a difference.
That at the end of the day...
...everything that we've gone through|here for the past few years will...
Garibaldi, we just got back the|HAZMA T report. We've got a problem.
See what I mean? Always something.
So far we've spent most of our time|here talking to the humans.
But aliens make up roughly 42 percent|of Babylon 5's population.
Many of them live here in the|so-called "alien sector"...
...which provides alternate atmospheres|for 14 different species.
Ironically, the alien sector is|how the aliens here...
...refer to the human part|of the station...
...proving once again that beauty|and the beast...
...are in the eye of the beholder.
Probably the most elusive of all the aliens|is Ambassador Kosh Naranek...
...a representative of the Vorlon Empire|sent here roughly two years ago.
Nothing is known of the Vorlons.
In fact, three expeditions sent into Vorlon|space over the years have never returned.
The Vorlon government said|they had met with accidents...
...and suggested no further expeditions.
Even their appearance is a mystery...
...compounded by the fact that he can only|leave his quarters in an encounter suit...
...which contains his atmosphere|and other life-support equipment.
A moment ago while we|were setting up this shot...
...we got our first glimpse of the Vorlon|as he was leaving his quarters behind me.
This is an ISN exclusive presented here|for the first time.
It's Ambassador Kosh over here!
Mackie, quick, the camera.
Ambassador Kosh. Ambassador!
Cynthia Torqueman, ISN News.|Can we ask you a few questions?
Did we get that? Tell me we got that.|Did we get it?
Second in elusiveness to the Vorlon...
...is Ambassador Delenn|of the Minbari Federation.
After initially refusing several requests|for an interview...
...she finally agreed to talk to us.
Since very few humans|have ever been allowed on Minbar...
...perhaps you could start by telling|us a little bit about your world.
We are the seventh planet from our sun.
Almost one quarter of Minbar is covered|by our north polar icecap.
Because our world is rich|with crystalline deposits...
...many of our cities are cut directly|out of crystal formations.
During the spring, the patterns|of color caused by the light are...
Let's see, what else?
We have three basic languages:
Lenn'a, Feek and Adronato, which is|the language of the religious caste.
Can you give us an example of Adronato?
I am your friend in peace.
Your appearance, though,|isn't typical of your people, is it?
- No.|- According to station records...
...you looked quite different a year ago.
I volunteered for this change...
...in the hope of a better understanding|between our peoples.
Over a quarter of a million humans|were killed in the war with your people.
How do you think the families of those|victims will feel about your change?
L... I don't know.
L... I would hope...
I think they would feel hurt.
That by assuming a human face, you're|taking a part of us you're not entitled to.
What would you say to them?
To all the husbands and wives|and children and brothers and sisters...
...of the people who were killed|in the war with your people...
...and now see a Minbari|with a human face?
I'm sorry, can we...?
Can we stop this?
Ambassador Delenn, you're needed|in the Council Chambers.
We've been informed of a development|in the Narn attack.
The Advisory Council and the League|of Non-Aligned Worlds...
...have convened to hear this.
We've been given permission|to record these proceedings.
Now, thanks to Commander Ivanova's|investigation...
...we have proof of what we've|been saying all along.
An inspection of the destroyed Centauri|has found conclusive proof...
...that she was carrying fusion bombs|and support equipment for ion cannons...
...mass drivers,|and heavy-energy weapons!
We have already filed a complaint|with the Centauri government...
...on the grounds that Babylon 5|is neutral territory...
...and is not to be used as a staging|ground or a munitions depot.
If I may make...
It is this kind of irresponsible|activity, ambassador...
...that endangers this station|and everyone here!
Classified shipments are transferred|outside the station, ship to ship.
The risk to Babylon 5|is minimal.
Oh, we've already seen|your minimal risk, ambassador.
Caused by their attack on one|of our vessels!
Our ships have the right to carry|any cargo they choose.
We will not surrender|our sovereign rights.
The sovereign rights of any race|end when they threaten innocence.
Enough! They're doing what they|always do!
Using details to distract us from doing|what must be done!
There are seven more Centauri vessels|berthed outside...
...and I have reason to believe|they also carry...
...weapons of mass destruction|to be used against our people.
My government demands that these ships|be impounded and their weapons seized.
No, no, no! We will not|allow this!
This is Babylon 5 space,|and here we have sovereign rights.
Our ships will defend themselves|against any who try to seize them!
Perhaps if the transports return|to Centauri space...
We cannot allow those ships|to leave with their weapons.
They'll just turn right around|and use them against us.
Then how do you intend to...?
What the hell?
Captain, we need you in C & C.
We've got a shooting war|going on out here.
The sounds you hear are weapons|on the Narn and Centauri vessels...
...doing battle just outside Babylon 5.
The station is on a priority one alert, and|people are being evacuated to shelters.
We're en route to C & C to try|and cover the battle.
Now our vid systems are being plugged|into the station's external cameras...
...and communication systems,|and we should be seeing...
Coming in. Reading five, repeat,|five incoming hostiles.
No reply. Got the beacon.|Targeting systems online.
Delta Leader to hostile vessels,|you are ordered to cease fire at once.
Do you copy?
You are ordered to surrender,|or we will open fire.
Levels Brown 90 through 92 report|damage. Hull breach in Blue 70.
- Dropping pressure doors.|- Get a repair crew down there!
- Aye, sir.|- Any reply yet?
Hostile forces continue to fire.|They're targeting our ships.
Delta Squadron requesting|permission to fire.
Ambassadors Londo and G'Kar are saying|if we open fire...
...they'll consider it an act of war.
We have a quarter million|people to defend.
If they won't stop this, we will.
All fighters, open fire.|Fire at will.
Roger, Babylon Control.
Delta Squad, open fire.
Target engines and navigation|if possible...
...but if you have|to take them out, do it.
- Roger, leader. Four, five and eight...|- Come on. Come on.
Heater's lit. No window? Come to papa.
Got it! Box away. This is seven.|Target splashed.
Two Narn vessels destroyed.|Two damaged and out of the fight.
Centauri vessels are offering|to surrender.
All right, pick them up|and throw them in the brig.
And I want every one of those ships|scanned for weapons.
Tell Ambassadors G'Kar and Londo|I want to see them now.
What if they refuse?
Then you can throw them in the...
Then invite them again,|as firmly and as politely as you can.
This nonsense has gone far enough.
The "nonsense" Captain Sheridan referred|to is the Narn-Centauri War...
...which over the past months|has grown into a conflict...
...which threatens to spill|into other systems...
...and lead to an escalation of hostilities.
Prior to the battle we witnessed...
...ISN spoke with representatives|from both sides...
...in order to better understand the history|of this conflict.
Roughly 150 of your years ago,|the Centauri came to our world.
Narn was a green and fertile place then.
We greeted them in peace,|and spent the next 100 years in chains.
But we never gave up hope.
We formed a resistance,|learned their secrets...
...turned their own machines against them|and finally drove them from our world.
How did you become involved with|the resistance?
My family lived in G'Kamazad,|one of the larger cities on Narn.
My father served in a Centauri household...
...during the last years of the rebellion.
I was barely a pouchling at the time.
My mother was ill, unable to escape|through the underground, so we all stayed.
It was a difficult time.
We were striking deep into Centauri|resources. Things were tense.
One day my father spilled a cup of hot jala|on the mistress of the house and...
And she had him killed.
They took him out,|tied his hands together...
...and hung him from a jalwah tree|for three days.
I came to him the last night,|against my mother's orders...
...and he looked down at me.
He said he was proud|and to go and fight...
...and be all the things he never was.
Then he died.
The next morning I ran away|and killed my first Centauri.
Why do you think they invaded|back then?
Why does any advanced civilization|seek to destroy a less advanced one?
Because the land is|strategically valuable...
...because there are resources|that can be exploited...
...but most of all, simply|because they can.
You have experienced much the same|on your own world.
There are humans for whom|the words "never again"...
...carry special meaning,|as they do for us.
How do you respond to reports|that your military...
...has lost six out of the last seven|engagements with the Centauri forces?
And now the war consists mainly|of holding actions and forced retreats.
We will never fall back.|We will never surrender.
When we first met the Narn,|they were what?
A primitive people.
We gave them technology|centuries ahead of their own...
...took them with us to the stars,|taught them laws, civilized them.
They repaid us with terror and death.
So you're saying that the Centauri|originally came to help the Narn?
Of course. And at considerable|expense, I might add.
Which is why we finally left. We wished|them well, but the cost, you see...
Then you weren't driven off|the Narn Homeworld?
Please. The Narn have rewritten|history enough, don't you think?
If they wanted us gone, we were|hardly going to force the issue.
But ever since, they have grown|more and more irrational...
...have gone out of their way to harm us,|to seize Centauri territory.
Finally, we had to take a stand.
They were the ones who declared war,|remember? Not us.
We want only peace.
"We want only peace."
Both sides say the same thing,|but as we've just seen...
...the reality is anything but peaceful.
With the skirmish outside concluded...
...and the captured Centauri vessels|about to undergo a search...
...things seem to have calmed down.
- What is it?|- Jump point forming in Sector 7.
Are they crazy?|That's practically on top of us!
Reading one Centauri battle cruiser.
Do we still have a feed from|the external monitors? Are they online...?
I've got Ambassador Mollari|on the link.
Put him through.
Ambassador Mollari,|what's going on here?
I'm sorry this has come|as such a surprise, commander...
... but I warned you not to interfere.
You have no right to search|or detain our ships.
If we don 't act in our own defense,|we invite the same from others.
Centauri cruiser is arming weapons,|opening gun ports.
The cruiser will blockade Babylon 5...
... until our ships are returned to Centauri|custody, intact and unopened.
Any ship attempting to enter or leave|Babylon 5 will be fired upon...
... boarded and sent back.
We will use the minimum|possible level of force...
... but if provoked, we are prepared|to use deadly force...
... even against Babylon 5 itself.
ISN, the galaxy's most important network.
John? Why aren't you outside|playing with the other kids?
They hate me.
It's true. I'm just...
I'm different, Mom.
I can feel what they think about me,|and they know I can.
I called one of them a liar because I knew|he wasn't telling the truth somehow.
And he just kept hitting me|until I said I was the liar.
I just don't know what to do anymore.
Don't worry, Johnny.
- We'll take care of it from here.|- Look! A Psi Cop!
That's right, Johnny.
There are a lot of other kids|who feel just the same way you do.
They're confused and afraid,|but they don't have to be.
The problem isn't that other kids|don't like you.
It's that they don't understand you.
But we do.
You're special. You're a latent telepath|about to come into full bloom.
My Johnny? A telepath?
Probably. But to be sure...
...take him down to the Psi Corps|Testing Center first thing tomorrow.
- How do I find one?|- We're everywhere.
For your convenience. We have offices|in schools and children's hospitals.
We even have mobile testing centers|that travel the country.
And if he qualifies, we'll give him|an education, a job, a purpose.
And, we'll pay all his bills for life!
John, I can't believe it.|You've come so far.
Just look at you.|We're all so proud.
And I'm proud to be part|of the Psi Corps.
So remember, if you know someone|who might be a telepath...
...or think you might be one yourself...
...help them get the help they need.|Call the Corps.
Call Government Information for more|on a Psi Corps Center near you.
This message is from the Ministry|for Public Information...
... and your local Psi Corps|Recruitment Office.
As we enter our 30th hour|aboard Babylon 5...
...the Centauri-Narn crisis|has not diminished.
The various parties to the dispute have|gathered in council chambers behind me...
...in closed session to discuss the crisis.
Meanwhile, all traffic in or out|of Babylon 5 has come to a halt...
...due to the Centauri blockade.
Captain, any progress in the|negotiations?
All sides are still talking.|That's all I can say for now.
Is it true some of the Senate suggested...
...that you accommodate the Centauri by|releasing their vessels without searches?
As the commander of record|on Babylon 5...
...I doubt the Senate would undermine|my position...
...in these negotiations|by armchair quarterbacking.
Ambassador G'Kar, do you have|anything to say?
This should prove once and for all...
...that the Centauri are a menace|to more than just our world.
This kind of thing cannot be allowed.
We will take whatever steps necessary|to make that perfectly clear to them.
Well, what does that mean?|Ambassador G'Kar?
The events on Babylon 5 which took place|during your recent visit...
...are emblematic of what many of us|in Earth Dome have worried about.
By placing an Earth installation|between warring factions...
...we risk being drawn into a conflict|that has nothing to do with us...
...or Earth interests.
If we had not been in that place,|at that time...
...the terrible loss of life|might have been avoided.
On the other hand, senator,|they are at war with one another.
People die in war.
Yes, but it wouldn't have happened|in our back yard.
What happened next came|with the reluctant support of Earth Dome...
...but the hundreds of deaths...
I don't see how we can support|that sort of thing.
I'm only glad you made it|out alive, Cynthia.
We need all the good reporters|we can get.
Ten minutes ago, Captain Sheridan|received a transmission...
...from Earth Dome on the current crisis.
After considerable negotiations,|we've been allowed back into C & C...
Captain John Sheridan, Babylon 5|to Centauri cruiser.
My government has rejected your demand|that we release your ships.
We will not consider any demand|made under terrorist threat.
We have activated our defense grid...
...and are prepared to defend all ships|coming through here.
Any hostile action taken by you against|ships entering or leaving this station...
...will be considered an attack|on Babylon 5 itself...
...and we will respond accordingly.
If they send back a reply,|don't acknowledge it.
- Aye, captain.|- We'll let them sweat for a while.
I know the new defense grid|can hold them off...
...but the repercussions...|- They're bluffing.
I can't believe they'd take on|the whole station.
No, that'd bring Earth|in the side of the Narns...
...and the last thing the Centauri want|is a war on two fronts.
Docking Bay 9 just linked in.|The transport's ready to go.
Bring her up. Activate autopilot.
We'll run the transport from here,|make sure no one gets hurt...
...just in case they're not bluffing.
Bring the maintenance bots around|for a closer look.
Move Secure Cab 23 to high overhead|and Main Bot 914.
At 12 click intervals and transport...
If they attack the transport...
...they'll turn around and fire on us next,|figuring we'll have to retaliate.
All tracking stations...
...if you see their weapons targeting us...
Any reply from the cruiser?
Negative, sir. No response.
Their weapons system is still on.|I don't like this.
The transport's through.
Getting a signal from the Centauri cruiser.|They want to talk.
Open a channel. Let's be gracious.
Captain, any thoughts on the...?
Second jump point forming in Sector 10.
Babylon Control to Narn cruiser, we do|not, repeat, we do not require assistance.
Do not interfere! We have|the situation under control.
Narn cruiser powering up|weapons systems.
No! Listen to me. We do not need...
All civilians to the shelters.
Get me that cruiser,|and I don't care how you do it!
Close blast doors now!
Narns destroyed the cruiser.|They're opening a jump point.
Can they make it?
I don't think so. They're hit bad.
Jump engines are malfunctioning.
As journalists, we would be remiss|in our responsibilities...
...if we suggested these events|you've just witnessed...
...were typical of the situation|on Babylon 5.
Like anyone else, they have|good days and bad days.
There can be no question|that it's a flash point...
...that can only grow hotter|as time passes.
And yet growth only comes|through pain and struggle.
So perhaps we should allow Babylon 5|time to realize or one day...
...even exceed the dreams|we have invested in it.
We'll be back with some concluding|thoughts right after this message.
After the crisis was over, the debris|cleared and the bodies counted...
...we asked each of the people involved|in this story one question:
Given the danger, at the end of the day,|as Mr. Garibaldi said, is it worth it?
Sure, when things get tense out here,|we have to be careful.
Our search of the Centauri|vessels proved...
...they were bringing in weapons...
...offloading them outside the station|and sending them to the front lines.
Now that we know that, we can make|sure it doesn't happen anymore. We learn.
It's what humans do.
Misunderstandings aside, yes.
I definitely think it's worth it.
We must simply work harder to make sure|we communicate with one another...
...to prevent this sort of tragic situation...
...from ever happening again.
A violent attack by Narn forces|is an unacceptable response...
...to a peaceful protest|by my government.
And with the intervention of Earth,|perhaps we can keep them...
...from making a similar mistake|in the future.
I don't know anymore.|I used to think so, but now...
Of course it is.
For the simple reason that no one else|would ever build a place like this.
Humans share one unique quality:
They build communities.
If the Narns or the Centauri or any|other race built a station like this...
...it would be used only|by their own people.
But everywhere humans go...
...they create communities out of diverse|and sometimes hostile populations.
It is a great gift...
...and a terrible responsibility,|one that cannot be abandoned.
Well, I guess we'll just have|to see, won't we?
All right, Med 2, go. Go!
Look, if we weren't here right now...
...half the people in this room|would be dead.
Now that should be a good enough|answer for anyone.
Sure. What, are you kidding?
I have a retirement pension|to make, you know?
But not for any of the reasons|that you've probably been told.
The job of Babylon 5 is not|to enforce the peace.
It's to create the peace.
And this place was built|on the assumption...
...that we could work out our problems|and build a better future.
And that, to me, is the key issue.
See, in the last few years...
We stumbled at the death|of the president...
...the war and on and on.
And when you stumble a lot,|you start looking at your feet.
Now we have to make people...
...lift their eyes back to the horizon...
...and see the line of ancestors|behind us saying:
"Make my life have meaning."
And to our inheritors before us saying:
"Create the world we will live in."
We're not just holding jobs|and having dinner.
We are in the process|of building the future.
That's what Babylon 5 is all about.
Only by making people understand that...
...can we hope to create|a better world for ourselves...
...and our posterity.
I'm Cynthia Torqueman, ISN News.|Good night.
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