History Recap / BabylonFiveS02E20TheLongTwilightStruggle

10th Mar '17 11:19:21 PM SpaceDrake
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* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: The Centauri basically deliver this ''to'' the Narn, blasting the planet back, as the ISN reporter and Quantrell say directly, "back into the stone age". We, along with Londo, get a bird's-eye view of it happening (though we don't get a ground view until [[Recap/BabylonFiveS03E20AndTheRockCriedOutNoHidingPlace some episodes later]]).

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* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: The Centauri basically deliver this ''to'' the Narn, blasting the planet back, planet, as the ISN reporter and Quantrell say directly, "back into the stone age". We, along with Londo, get a bird's-eye view of it happening (though we don't get a ground view until [[Recap/BabylonFiveS03E20AndTheRockCriedOutNoHidingPlace some episodes later]]).season 3]]).
10th Mar '17 11:12:00 PM SpaceDrake
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* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: The Centauri basically deliver this ''to'' the Narn, blasting the planet back, as the ISN reporter and Quantrell say directly, "back into the stone age". We, along with Londo, get a bird's-eye view of it happening (though we don't get a ground view until some episodes later).

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* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: The Centauri basically deliver this ''to'' the Narn, blasting the planet back, as the ISN reporter and Quantrell say directly, "back into the stone age". We, along with Londo, get a bird's-eye view of it happening (though we don't get a ground view until [[Recap/BabylonFiveS03E20AndTheRockCriedOutNoHidingPlace some episodes later).later]]).
10th Mar '17 11:10:05 PM SpaceDrake
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Another meeting is between G'Kar and his uncle G'Sten. G'Sten is there because the war is not going well, and if nothing changes soon, the Centauri will be victorious. They have one chance, the Centauri supply depot at Gorash 7. The assault will leave the Narn homeworld vulnerable as it will take the entire fleet to do it.

The Centauri already know about the attack and Refa wants to make the most of it and assault the Narn homeworld directly. He asks Londo to arrange for the outpost to be defended and Londo reluctantly agrees, though Mr. Morden and his associates are beginning to worry him, and he says this is the last time.

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Another meeting is between G'Kar and his uncle G'Sten. G'Sten is there because the war is not going well, and if nothing changes soon, the Centauri will be victorious. They have one chance, the Centauri supply depot at Gorash 7. The assault will leave the Narn homeworld vulnerable as it will take the entire fleet to do it.

it, but if they're quick, the Centauri are going to have to take a long while to rebuild their invasion infrastructure, which will give the Narn time to rally some help and additional defenses, which is what G'Sten and the Kha'ri are banking on... and leaves G'kar feeling extremely anxious.

The Centauri already know about the planned attack and Refa wants to make the most of it and call G'Sten's bluff: the Centauri will assault the Narn homeworld directly. He Londo points out that if they just plunge toward Narn, the Narn fleet will just turn right around and then the Centauri will be up to their necks in their ''own'' blood, which is why Refa wanted to speak with Londo: he asks Londo to arrange for the outpost to be defended by Londo's "associates". Between keeping the Narn busy and Londo reluctantly agrees, possibly destroying much of the fleet outright, it will give them plenty of time and room to enact the obliteration of Narn.

Yes, obliteration. Refa and much of the rest of the militant wing of the Centaurum are done messing around, and have no intention of trying to conquer an intact Narn again like last time. This time, the Narn will be at the Centauri's feet and "will be kept there"... by using orbital mass drivers to devastate the planet into either surrendering or otherwise. Londo, although growing increasingly horrified by the scope of the plan, ultimately agrees with extreme reluctance,
though he states Mr. Morden and his associates are beginning to worry him, and he says this is the last time.



The attack lasts for days, as the station is locked down with only armed security guards patrolling the corridors. G'Kar manages to get in touch with home, only to find that the Kha'Ri intend to surrender soon. But before that, they have one last order for G'Kar. Soon after, he slowly makes his way into Sheridan's office and requests sanctuary.

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The attack lasts for days, as the station is locked down with only armed security guards patrolling the corridors. G'Kar manages to get in touch with home, only to find that the Kha'Ri intend to surrender soon. - it's either that, or it seems the Centauri really will go through with killing everyone on the surface of Narn. But before that, they have one last order for G'Kar.G'Kar - "the hardest one [we] have ever asked of you". Soon after, he slowly makes his way into Sheridan's office and requests sanctuary.



* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: The Centauri basically deliver this ''to'' the Narn, blasting the planet back, as the ISN reporter and Quantrell say directly, "back into the stone age". We, along with Londo, get a bird's-eye view of it happening (though we don't get a ground view until some episodes later).



** Unfortunately, it didn't stop Londo from throwing his weight around in Council chambers immediately afterward, though at least some of ''that'' was a case of being the one who had to announce the official Centauri government policies.

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** Unfortunately, it didn't stop Londo from throwing his weight around in Council chambers immediately afterward, though at least some of ''that'' was a case of being the one who had to announce the official Centauri government policies.policies and knowing that the show he was putting on there was being watched closely by the same people at home who just mass drivered a billion sentient beings to death.



* {{Realpolitik}}: Despite his misgivings and regrets regarding the bombardment of Narn, he announces the official policies of the Centauri government at the Council chambers shortly afterward. He does insist that [[TheRival G'Kar]] leave as he is no longer officially an ambassador, but he doesn't challenge G'Kar's political asylum claim despite it conflicting with said government policy.

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* {{Realpolitik}}: Despite his misgivings and regrets regarding the bombardment of Narn, he Londo announces the official policies of the Centauri government at the Council chambers shortly afterward. He does insist that [[TheRival G'Kar]] leave as he is no longer officially an ambassador, but he doesn't challenge G'Kar's political asylum claim despite it conflicting with said government policy.
15th Jan '17 7:27:37 AM LarryMullen
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* CastingGag: W. Morgan Shepard was one of the finalists to play G'Kar before it went to Andreas Katsulas. His playing G'Kar's uncle here gives us a taste of what that might have been like.
21st Dec '16 7:09:48 PM Tallens
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* DyingCandle: G'Kar is praying in his quarters surrounded by candles while the Narn fleet mounts a desperate attack on a Centarui supply depot, but are met and quickly eviscerated by the Shadows. As the Narn fleet falls, along with it their last hope, G'Kar opens his eyes and puts out the last candle still lit.
21st Jul '16 10:30:15 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Refa recognizes what the Narns are going to do and doesn't dismiss it since it has "just the right hint of desperation."
4th Apr '16 8:39:56 AM HighCrate
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* LargeHam: Draal. It's expected, as [[HeyItsThatGuy he's now played by]] the Klingon Hambassador from ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome''.

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* LargeHam: Draal. It's expected, as [[HeyItsThatGuy he's now played by]] by the Klingon Hambassador from ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome''.
14th Sep '15 11:13:05 PM Tallens
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Refa recognizes what the Narns are going to do and doesn't dismiss it since it has "just the right hint of desperation."
26th Aug '15 2:57:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* GenreSavvy: Refa considers that the intercepted transmission about an attack on the Centauri supply lines may be fake, but then decides "It has just the right ring of desperation to it."
14th Jun '15 3:49:14 PM Tallens
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In his quarters G'Kar is praying as the Narn fleet emerges from hyperspace. They are quickly met by Shadow vessels which begin decimating the fleet, eliminating them in a matter of minutes. Afterward, they try and fail to retreat into hyperspace, their jump points destabilized by energy emissions from the Shadow vessels. G'Kar opens his eyes and extinguishes a candle.

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In his quarters G'Kar is praying as the Narn fleet emerges from hyperspace. They are quickly met by Shadow vessels which begin decimating the fleet, eliminating most of them in a matter of minutes. Afterward, they The few remaining try and fail to retreat into hyperspace, but their jump points are destabilized by energy emissions from the Shadow vessels.vessels and collapse on them crushing the ships caught in them. G'Kar opens his eyes and extinguishes a candle.
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