History Recap / BabylonFiveS01E01MidnightOnTheFiringLine

19th Mar '16 10:32:09 AM trumpetmarietta
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As the day begins at the remote Centauri colony of Ragesh 3, the routine is broken when an unknown force jumps in and begins attacking. Unable to match the attackers, the small defense force is quickly overwhelmed. On Babylon 5, Londo is just introducing his new attache, Vir, who has brought the news of the attack. An emergency meeting of the Babylon 5 Advisory Council is called, but no one knows what is happening just yet. Sinclair advises they adjourn and consult with their governments.

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As the day begins at the remote Centauri colony of Ragesh 3, III, the routine is broken when an unknown force jumps in and begins attacking. Unable to match the attackers, the small defense force is quickly overwhelmed. On Babylon 5, Londo is just introducing his new attache, Vir, who has brought the news of the attack. An emergency meeting of the Babylon 5 Advisory Council is called, but no one knows what is happening just yet. Sinclair advises they adjourn and consult with their governments.



Londo finally receives a recording taken from the colony and finds Narn heavy fighters appearing in it. Enraged, he storms off to confront G'Kar, who had just found out about it himself. The two trade insults until they are broken apart by station security. Later, while Sinclair visits, Londo admits that his nephew is a leader on Ragesh 3, and he tells of a [[ForeseeingMyDeath dream he has that predicts his death]] as he and another strangle each other. Londo knows who the other person is: "Twenty years from now, G'Kar and I will die with our hands around each others' throats."

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Londo finally receives a recording taken from the colony and finds Narn heavy fighters appearing in it. Enraged, he storms off to confront G'Kar, who had just found out about it himself. The two trade insults until they are broken apart by station security. Later, while Sinclair visits, Londo admits that his nephew is a leader on Ragesh 3, III, and he tells of a [[ForeseeingMyDeath dream he has that predicts his death]] as he and another strangle each other. Londo knows who the other person is: "Twenty years from now, G'Kar and I will die with our hands around each others' throats."



Back on the station Londo has had enough. He assembles a weapon from components hidden throughout his quarters and heads out, but he runs into Ms. Winters, who senses his intention: kill G'Kar. She warns Garibaldi who heads Londo off and convinces him to back down. When Sinclair returns, he has G'Kar sent to his office, where he presents everything he found on his mission, including the Narn agent watching over the weapons the Narns sold to the raiders, and data crystals containing information that Ragesh 3 actually ''was'' invaded and that Londo's nephew made that transmission under duress. Faced with this, G'Kar is forced to back down.

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Back on the station Londo has had enough. He assembles a weapon from components hidden throughout his quarters and heads out, but he runs into Ms. Winters, who senses his intention: kill G'Kar. She warns Garibaldi who heads Londo off and convinces him to back down. When Sinclair returns, he has G'Kar sent to his office, where he presents everything he found on his mission, including the Narn agent watching over the weapons the Narns sold to the raiders, and data crystals containing information that Ragesh 3 III actually ''was'' invaded and that Londo's nephew made that transmission under duress. Faced with this, G'Kar is forced to back down.



* ReassignmentBackfire: {{Inverted}}: Londo has his nephew assigned to Ragesh 3 ''because'' it's a quiet backwater: He doesn't want him serving anywhere that he will be put in danger. So of course the Narn choose to attack and seize it.

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* ReassignmentBackfire: {{Inverted}}: Londo has his nephew assigned to Ragesh 3 III ''because'' it's a quiet backwater: He doesn't want him serving anywhere that he will be put in danger. So of course the Narn choose to attack and seize it.
28th Feb '16 11:05:27 AM Bissek
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* Foreshadowing: At the end of the episode, Garibaldi is seen watching ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgersInTheTwentyFourthAndAHalfCentury'', a classic 20th century cartoon about two people so caught up in winning their fight that they lose track of what they're fighting over. This is a fairly good description of the coming Shadow/Vorlon War.
4th Sep '15 3:16:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* HistoryMarchesOn: Viewed now, it can seem odd that Sinclair doesn't include the September 11th attacks among the most despicable sneak attacks in human history.

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* HistoryMarchesOn: TheGreatPoliticsMessUp: Viewed now, it can seem odd that Sinclair doesn't include the September 11th attacks among the most despicable sneak attacks in human history.
24th Sep '14 1:05:56 PM Tallens
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Londo finally receives a recording taken from the colony and finds Narn heavy fighters appearing in it. Enraged, he storms off to confront G'Kar, who had just found out about it himself. The two trade insults until they are broken apart by station security. Later, while Sinclair visits, Londo admits that his nephew is a leader on Ragesh 3, and he tells of a dream he has that predicts his death as he and another strangle each other. Londo knows who the other person is: "Twenty years from now, G'Kar and I will die with our hands around each others' throats."

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Londo finally receives a recording taken from the colony and finds Narn heavy fighters appearing in it. Enraged, he storms off to confront G'Kar, who had just found out about it himself. The two trade insults until they are broken apart by station security. Later, while Sinclair visits, Londo admits that his nephew is a leader on Ragesh 3, and he tells of a [[ForeseeingMyDeath dream he has that predicts his death death]] as he and another strangle each other. Londo knows who the other person is: "Twenty years from now, G'Kar and I will die with our hands around each others' throats."


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* ForeseeingMyDeath: Londo tells Sinclair of his dream where he and G'Kar strangle each other to death twenty years later.
27th Jun '14 11:27:33 AM Slarti
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As the day begins at the remote Centauri colony of Ragesh 3, the routine is broken when an unknown force jumps in and begins attacking. Unable to match the attackers the small defense force is quickly overwhelmed. On Babylon 5, Londo is just introducing his new attache, Vir, who has brought the news of the attack. An emergency meeting of the Babylon 5 Advisory Council is called, but no one knows what is happening just yet. Sinclair advises they adjourn and consult with their governments.

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As the day begins at the remote Centauri colony of Ragesh 3, the routine is broken when an unknown force jumps in and begins attacking. Unable to match the attackers attackers, the small defense force is quickly overwhelmed. On Babylon 5, Londo is just introducing his new attache, Vir, who has brought the news of the attack. An emergency meeting of the Babylon 5 Advisory Council is called, but no one knows what is happening just yet. Sinclair advises they adjourn and consult with their governments.



The next day the meeting of the League of Non-Aligned Worlds is about to commence and Sinclair has been ordered to vote against sanctions. Ivanova reports to him that Garibaldi is about to launch the mission to intercept the next raider attack, but he suddenly realizes there's a connection and he decides to fly the mission himself. He sends Ivanova to the meeting in his place. She votes in favor of the sanctions, because [[BlatantLies Sinclair was unable to find her before he left and tell her not to]].

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The next day day, the meeting of the League of Non-Aligned Worlds is about to commence and Sinclair has been ordered to vote against sanctions. Ivanova reports to him that Garibaldi is about to launch the mission to intercept the next raider attack, but he suddenly realizes there's a connection and he decides to fly the mission himself. He sends Ivanova to the meeting in his place. She votes in favor of the sanctions, because [[BlatantLies Sinclair was unable to find her before he left and tell her not to]].
29th Dec '13 12:54:41 AM Tallens
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-->'''Londo''': What could you possibly gain by attacking a small colony?
-->'''G'Kar''': Curious, we asked the same thing when you invaded our world. The wheel turns, does it not, Ambassador?

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-->'''Londo''': What ''What could you possibly gain by attacking a small colony?
-->'''G'Kar''':
colony?''
-->'''G'Kar''':''
Curious, we asked the same thing when you invaded our world. The wheel turns, does it not, Ambassador?
Ambassador?''
11th May '13 1:56:06 PM szaleniec1000
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Sinclair lays into G'Kar for his people's cowardly sneak attack, citing Pearl Harbor and some fictional ones from humanity's future.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Sinclair lays into G'Kar for his people's cowardly sneak attack, citing Pearl Harbor and [[FamousFamousFictional some fictional ones from humanity's future.future]].
11th May '13 7:11:00 AM Tallens
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/midnightonthefiringline_550.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350: Establishing their relationship for the whole series.]]
28th Mar '13 8:19:52 AM Greenygal
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* IKEAWeaponry: Londo's PPG, constructed from various objects concealed in his quarters. WordOfGod is that the components would have been spotted coming aboard the station, but that they were sent in [[DiplomaticImmunity diplomatic packages]].

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* IKEAWeaponry: Londo's PPG, constructed from various objects concealed in his quarters. WordOfGod is that the components would have been spotted coming aboard the station, but that they were sent in [[DiplomaticImmunity [[DiplomaticImpunity diplomatic packages]].
20th Feb '13 3:38:16 PM MarsJenkar
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At the meeting, G'Kar tries to say that the planet was one of the ones the Centauri took from them. Delenn calls him out on this, but he says they are about to receive a transmission from the colony, and Londo's nephew appears on the screen and gives a message saying that the Narns did not attack, and were actually asked to come and lend assistance. G'Kar then asks for a vote to dismiss charges.

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At the meeting, G'Kar tries to say that the planet was one of the ones the Centauri took from them. Delenn calls him out on this, but he says they are about to receive a transmission from the colony, and Londo's nephew appears on the screen and gives a message saying that the Narns did not attack, and were actually asked to come and lend assistance. Londo claims that the statement was forced; G'Kar counters by revealing that the Centauri government had chosen not to interfere, and that Londo's actions in calling the meeting were therefore inappropriate. G'Kar then asks for a vote to dismiss charges.
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