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* CopKiller: A variation where we get the the typical police reaction without the actual death. Garibaldi is shot InTheBack by one of his own men after uncovering a plot to assassinate President Santiago. He doesn't actually die but he's comatose until "Revelations" in season 2. The security man who shot him (who is still above suspicion at the moment) then guns down his co-conspirators in cold blood and claims to the other guards that they took a shot at him. The other guards go along with this, despite the deceased's [[FrickinLaserBeams PPG]] clearly not having been fired, because it's a fellow cop (their beloved boss) who got shot.

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* CopKiller: A variation where we get the the typical police reaction without the actual death. Garibaldi is shot InTheBack by one of his own men after uncovering a plot to assassinate President Santiago. He doesn't actually die but he's comatose until "Revelations" in season 2. The security man who shot him (who is still above suspicion at the moment) then guns down his co-conspirators in cold blood and claims to the other guards that they took a shot at him. The other guards go along with this, despite the deceased's [[FrickinLaserBeams [[SlowLaser PPG]] clearly not having been fired, because it's a fellow cop (their beloved boss) who got shot.

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** In keeping with the air of menace around him, Morden sports this as well frequently.

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* ArcWords: "And so it begins."


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The traitor was originally planned to be Lt. Commander Takashima, who was replaced by Ivanova after the pilot. JMS decided against simply transposing his plan onto her early on, and you can see several points throughout the season where Jack acts suspiciously in the background -- in fact, this episode's revelation puts an entirely different spin on Jack's behavior in "[[Recap/BabylonFiveS01E08AndTheSkyFullOfStars And the Sky Full of Stars]]".


A man who is bleeding profusely stumbles toward Garibaldi with an urgent message: "You've got to stop them. They're going to kill him... they're going to kill him." The man dies before he can say who, though. Later in Medlab, Garibaldi explains that he was Stephen Petrov, a lurker that Garibaldi had nabbed for theft but was working for security as an informant. Who he was talking about is still unclear but Garibaldi heads off to find out.

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[[AlmostDeadGuy A man who is bleeding profusely profusely]] stumbles toward Garibaldi with an urgent message: "You've got to stop them. They're going to kill him... they're going to kill him." The man dies before he can say who, though. Later in Medlab, Garibaldi explains that he was Stephen Petrov, a lurker that Garibaldi had nabbed for theft but was working for security as an informant. Who he was talking about is still unclear but Garibaldi heads off to find out.



Garibaldi has had some luck; one of the ships Petrov was loading has been delayed, and he and his second, Jack, take the opportunity to inspect the cargo. The manifest says it's supposed to be medical supplies, but they find transmitters set to send out static which are set to Gold Channel's frequency, and triangulation devices which are set to the coordinates of the transfer point on Io. Realizing what this means, he calls Sinclair with urgent priority and arranges to meet him in his office in twenty minutes. He leaves Jack to watch the evidence, then hurries off. Jack then makes a call of his own. Moments later, Garibaldi is confronted by Devereaux and two cohorts. He is about to apprehend them, but he is shot in the back... by Jack.

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Garibaldi has had some luck; one of the ships Petrov was loading has been delayed, and he and his second, Jack, take the opportunity to inspect the cargo. The manifest says it's supposed to be medical supplies, but they find transmitters set to send out static which are set to Gold Channel's frequency, and triangulation devices which are set to the coordinates of the transfer point on Io. Realizing what this means, he calls Sinclair with urgent priority and arranges to meet him in his office in twenty minutes. He leaves Jack to watch the evidence, then hurries off. Jack then makes a call of his own. Moments later, Garibaldi is confronted by Devereaux and two cohorts. He is about to apprehend them, but he is shot in the back... InTheBack... by Jack.
[[FalseFriend Jack]].



There are parties across the station as 2258 rolls into 2259, and a young couple heads toward the lift. As the doors open, however, the woman screams. Garibaldi is inside lying in a pool of his own blood.

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There are parties across the station as [[NewYearHasCome 2258 rolls into 2259, 2259]], and a young couple heads toward the lift. As the doors open, however, the woman screams. Garibaldi is inside lying in a pool of his own blood.



Sinclair is at the bar watching as Vice President Clark is sworn in as president. President Clark then address the people promising to focus on the needs of their own people to prepare for the tasks ahead. Sinclair suddenly becomes aware of Kosh standing behind him. The Vorlon bows, then says, "And so, it begins. You have forgotten something." Realizing what he means, Sinclair rushes to Delenn's quarters.

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Sinclair is at the bar watching as Vice President Clark is sworn in as president. President Clark then address the people promising to focus on the needs of their own people to prepare for the tasks ahead. Sinclair suddenly becomes aware of Kosh standing behind him. The Vorlon bows, then says, "And so, it begins. You have forgotten something." [[RememberedTooLate Realizing what he means, means]], Sinclair rushes to Delenn's quarters.

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* CopKiller: A variation where we get the the typical police reaction without the actual death. Garibaldi is shot InTheBack by one of his own men after uncovering a plot to assassinate President Santiago. He doesn't actually die but he's comatose until "Revelations" in season 2. The security man who shot him (who is still above suspicion at the moment) then guns down his co-conspirators in cold blood and claims to the other guards that they took a shot at him. The other guards go along with this, despite the deceased's [[FrickinLaserBeams PPG]] clearly not having been fired, because it's a fellow cop (their beloved boss) who got shot.


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-->--'''Morden'''
-->-- '''Morden'''



As the new year approaches the Narn and Centauri are locking horns...again. This time it's over Quadrant 37 where there is a Narn military outpost. The Centauri have been sending ships into the area which is what the current argument is about. After shouting and threats, G'Kar storms out.

A man who is bleeding profusely stumbles toward Garibaldi with an urgent message: "You've got to stop them. They're going to kill him...they're going to kill him." The man dies before he can say who, though. Later in Medlab, Garibaldi explains that he was Stephen Petrov, a lurker that Garibaldi had nabbed for theft but was working for security as an informant. Who he was talking about is still unclear but Garibaldi heads off to find out.

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As the new year approaches the Narn and Centauri are locking horns... again. This time it's over Quadrant 37 where there is a Narn military outpost. The Centauri have been sending ships into the area which is what the current argument is about. After shouting and threats, G'Kar storms out.

A man who is bleeding profusely stumbles toward Garibaldi with an urgent message: "You've got to stop them. They're going to kill him... they're going to kill him." The man dies before he can say who, though. Later in Medlab, Garibaldi explains that he was Stephen Petrov, a lurker that Garibaldi had nabbed for theft but was working for security as an informant. Who he was talking about is still unclear but Garibaldi heads off to find out.



Garibaldi is trying to find answers in Downbelow, but none of the locals want to cooperate...except one. A short man tells how he and Petrov were brought on to help load cargo for a man named Devereaux. Apparently Petrov found something that scared him half to death right before he went looking for Garibaldi.

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Garibaldi is trying to find answers in Downbelow, but none of the locals want to cooperate... except one. A short man tells how he and Petrov were brought on to help load cargo for a man named Devereaux. Apparently Petrov found something that scared him half to death right before he went looking for Garibaldi.



Garibaldi finds Devereaux and manages to force him to come with him. Devereaux tell him he's making a mistake, and that this is too big for him.

Londo returs to his quarters and tells Vir to contact Centauri Prime and tell them that he will personally take care of Quadrant 37. Vir isn't quite sure he heard right and asks if Londo's drunk. Londo replies that he is quite sober, and tells Vir to make the call. He then pours himself a drink, but as Vir contacts the homeworld he pauses, then pours it back into the bottle.

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Garibaldi finds Devereaux and manages to force him to come with him. Devereaux tell tells him he's making a mistake, and that this is too big for him.

Londo returs returns to his quarters and tells Vir to contact Centauri Prime and tell them that he will personally take care of Quadrant 37. Vir isn't quite sure he heard right and asks if Londo's drunk. Londo replies that he is quite sober, and tells Vir to make the call. He then pours himself a drink, but as Vir contacts the homeworld he pauses, then pours it back into the bottle.



That evening, Jeff and Catherine have invited Susan and Michael to dinner at the Fresh Aire Restaurant. They announce their engagement and ask Michael and Susan to be Best Man and Maid of Honor respectively. They are interupted by Michael's communicator. It's security, and Devereaux is missing. He then tells the others about Devereaux's weapon, which had no serial number, meaning he's an Earthforce special agent which means something big's going on.

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That evening, Jeff and Catherine have invited Susan and Michael to dinner at the Fresh Aire Air Restaurant. They announce their engagement and ask Michael and Susan to be Best Man and Maid of Honor respectively. They are interupted interrupted by Michael's communicator. It's security, and Devereaux is missing. He then tells the others about Devereaux's weapon, which had no serial number, meaning he's an Earthforce special agent which means something big's going on.



Garibaldi has had some luck; one of the ships Petrov was loading has been delayed, and he and his second, Jack, take the opportunity to inspect the cargo. The manifest says it's supposed to be medical supplies, but they find transmitters set to send out static which are set to Gold Channel's frequency, and triangulation devices which are set to the coordinates of the transfer point on Io. Realizing what this means, he calls Sinclair with urgent priority and arranges to meet him in his office in twenty minutes. He leaves Jack to watch the evidence, then hurries off. Jack then makes a call of his own. Moments later, Garibaldi is confronted by Devereaux and two cohorts. He is about to apprehend them, but he is shot in the back...by Jack.

Later, Sinclair is in his quarters. Garibaldi is long overdue, and knowing he wouldn't make a call like that without following up, they figure something is wrong. Before he can continue his search, Delenn visits. She holds up the triangular device she got from the Grey Council, the trimluminary, which Sinclair recalls seeing aboard the Minbari cruiser. She presses him about what he remembers from the Battle of the Line, and he admits to remembering some, but not all. She asks him to come to her quarters, where she will explain as much as she can. He needs to find Garibaldi first, who at that time is crawling toward the transport tube.

Na'toth bursts into G'Kar's quarters with dire news: their entire outpost at Quadrant 37 has been destroyed. As she laments their loss, G'Kar begins ticking off who could be responsible; not the humans, the Centauri lack the will, the Minbari wouldn't do it, the Vorlons don't care, and none of the other races could manage it. He comes to a dark conclusion:

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Garibaldi has had some luck; one of the ships Petrov was loading has been delayed, and he and his second, Jack, take the opportunity to inspect the cargo. The manifest says it's supposed to be medical supplies, but they find transmitters set to send out static which are set to Gold Channel's frequency, and triangulation devices which are set to the coordinates of the transfer point on Io. Realizing what this means, he calls Sinclair with urgent priority and arranges to meet him in his office in twenty minutes. He leaves Jack to watch the evidence, then hurries off. Jack then makes a call of his own. Moments later, Garibaldi is confronted by Devereaux and two cohorts. He is about to apprehend them, but he is shot in the back... by Jack.

Later, Sinclair is in his quarters. Garibaldi is long overdue, and knowing he wouldn't make a call like that without following up, they figure something is wrong. Before he can continue his search, Delenn visits. She holds up the triangular device she got from the Grey Council, the trimluminary, triluminary, which Sinclair recalls seeing aboard the Minbari cruiser. She presses him about what he remembers from the Battle of the Line, and he admits to remembering some, but not all. She asks him to come to her quarters, where she will explain as much as she can. He needs to find Garibaldi first, who at that time is crawling toward the transport tube.

Na'toth Na'Toth bursts into G'Kar's quarters with dire news: their entire outpost at Quadrant 37 has been destroyed. As she laments their loss, G'Kar begins ticking off who could be responsible; not the humans, the Centauri lack the will, the Minbari wouldn't do it, the Vorlons don't care, and none of the other races could manage it. He comes to a dark conclusion:



Delenn is nearly finished, and despite Lennier's worries placed the triluminary atop the device. It glows softly and appears to produce strands of some kind which gather in one part of her room.

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Delenn is nearly finished, and despite Lennier's worries placed places the triluminary atop the device. It glows softly and appears to produce strands of some kind which gather in one part of her room.



Na'toth is also too late, as when she comes to G'Kar's quarters she finds only a recording of him explaining that he has suspicions about the attack and is going to investigate them. He also tells her to tell Sinclair that he was right, they were at a crossroads and there is no going back now.

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Na'toth Na'Toth is also too late, as when she comes to G'Kar's quarters she finds only a recording of him explaining that he has suspicions about the attack and is going to investigate them. He also tells her to tell Sinclair that he was right, they were at a crossroads and there is no going back now.



* ShoutOut: Much of the assassination of President Santiago is an intentional reference to the assassination of UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy--most notably, the scene of President Clark being sworn in was intentionally staged to resemble the swearing in of UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson.

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* ShoutOut: Much of the assassination of President Santiago is an intentional reference to the assassination of UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy--most UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy -- most notably, the scene of President Clark being sworn in was intentionally staged to resemble the swearing in of UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The traitor was originally planned to be Lt. Commander Takashima, who was replaced by Ivanova after the pilot. JMS decided against simply transposing his plan onto her early on, and you can see several points throughout the season where Jack acts suspiciously in the background--in fact, this episode's revelation puts an entirely different spin on Jack's behavior in "[[Recap/BabylonFiveS01E08AndTheSkyFullOfStars And the Sky Full of Stars]]".

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The traitor was originally planned to be Lt. Commander Takashima, who was replaced by Ivanova after the pilot. JMS decided against simply transposing his plan onto her early on, and you can see several points throughout the season where Jack acts suspiciously in the background--in background -- in fact, this episode's revelation puts an entirely different spin on Jack's behavior in "[[Recap/BabylonFiveS01E08AndTheSkyFullOfStars And the Sky Full of Stars]]".



* WouldRatherSuffer: Faced with going into the council chamber and and ceding all claim to Quadrant 37 to the Narns, Londo comments, "I think I'll go stick my head in the station's fusion reactor, it would be less painful. And after a while, I might even come to enjoy it."

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* WouldRatherSuffer: Faced with going into the council chamber and and ceding all claim to Quadrant 37 to the Narns, Londo comments, "I think I'll go stick my head in the station's fusion reactor, it would be less painful. And after a while, I might even come to enjoy it."


** WordOfGod has said she was not on Earth Force One at the time. (The exact details have not been given, but one could assume that, much like in Survivors, she had traveled ahead of Earth Force One to finalize security arrangements at the President's next planned stop.)

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** WordOfGod has said she was not on Earth Force One at the time. (The exact details have not been given, but one could assume that, much like in Survivors, "Survivors", she had traveled ahead of Earth Force One to finalize security arrangements at the President's next planned stop.)

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** WordOfGod has said she was not on Earth Force One at the time. (The exact details have not been given, but one could assume that, much like in Survivors, she had traveled ahead of Earth Force One to finalize security arrangements at the President's next planned stop.)


* ShoutOut: Much of the assassination of President Santiago is an intentional reference to the assassination of JohnFKennedy--most notably, the scene of President Clark being sworn in was intentionally staged to resemble the swearing in of LyndonJohnson.

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* ShoutOut: Much of the assassination of President Santiago is an intentional reference to the assassination of JohnFKennedy--most UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy--most notably, the scene of President Clark being sworn in was intentionally staged to resemble the swearing in of LyndonJohnson.UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson.


On ISN a story is running about President Santiago's goodwill tour of the colonies, and mentioning an anticipated speech from the transfer point on Io. Jeffrey and Catherine are watching in his quarters, when she asks if he has plans for new years. He says no, unless the current crisis still isn't resolved, and she tells him she has a surprise in store. She's not the only one, as Jeff gets up and begins talking about their relationship, their comings and goings, how they feel...the he blurts out, "Do you want to get married or don't you?" She responds with a definite yes.

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On ISN a story is running about President Santiago's goodwill tour of the colonies, and mentioning an anticipated speech from the transfer point on Io. Jeffrey and Catherine are watching in his quarters, when she asks if he has plans for new years. He says no, unless the current crisis still isn't resolved, and she tells him she has a surprise in store. She's not the only one, as Jeff gets up and begins talking about their relationship, their comings and goings, how they feel...the then he blurts out, "Do you want to get married or don't you?" She responds with a definite yes.
yes. Commence snogging.

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* WouldRatherSuffer: Faced with going into the council chamber and and ceding all claim to Quadrant 37 to the Narns, Londo comments, "I think I'll go stick my head in the station's fusion reactor, it would be less painful. And after a while, I might even come to enjoy it."


->Yes. I think he's ready. He's perfect for our needs. No. No. He suspects nothing. And when the time is right, Ambassador Mollari will do exactly as we wish. Destiny is on our side.

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->Yes.->''Yes. I think he's ready. He's perfect for our needs. No. No. He suspects nothing. And when the time is right, Ambassador Mollari will do exactly as we wish. Destiny is on our side.''

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* AllOfThem: Londo asks, not-quite-rhetorically, [[CosmicPlaything how many gods he must have offended to get assigned to the backwater of Babylon 5]]. Vir suggests "all of them"; Londo agrees.

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