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** especially the scene between Delenn and Lennier where she describes growing up in in capital city, the thinks of her "beautiful city in flames." Even more so when you consider the actress that played her came from...a country that was going thru a bloody civil war around the time the show originally aired (and that JMS admitted that fact informed his plotting of the series).

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** especially the scene between Delenn and Lennier where she describes growing up in in capital city, the thinks of her "beautiful city in flames." Even more so when you consider the actress that played her came from...from a country that was going thru through a bloody civil war around the time the show originally aired (and that JMS admitted that fact informed his plotting of the series).


--->'''Earth President:''' This is... This is the president. I have just been informed that our midrange military bases at Beta Colony and Proxima 3 have fallen to the Minbari advance. We have lost contact with Io and must conclude that they too have fallen to an advanced force. Our military intelligence believes that Minbari intend to bypass Mars and hit Earth directly, and the attack may come at any time. We have continued to broadcast our surrender and a plea for mercy, and they have not responded. We therefore can only conclude that we stand at the twilight of the Human race. In order to buy more time for our evacuation transports to leave Earth, we ask for support of every ship capable of fighting, to take part in a defense of our homeworld. We will not lie to you. We do not believe survival is a possibility. We believe that anyone who joins this battle, will never come home again. But for every ten minutes we can delay the military advance, several hundred more civilians may have a chance to escape to neutral territory. Though Earth may fall, the Human race must have a chance to continue elsewhere. No greater sacrifice has ever been asked of a people, but I ask you now, to step forward one last time, one last battle to hold the line against the night! May God go with you all.

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--->'''Earth President:''' This is... This is the president. I have just been informed that our midrange military bases at Beta Colony and Proxima 3 have fallen to the Minbari advance. We have lost contact with Io and must conclude that they too have fallen to an advanced force. Our military intelligence believes that Minbari intend to bypass Mars and hit Earth directly, and the attack may come at any time. We have continued to broadcast our surrender and a plea for mercy, and they have not responded. We therefore can only conclude that we stand at the twilight of the Human race. In order to buy more time for our evacuation transports to leave Earth, we ask for support of every ship capable of fighting, to take part in a defense of our homeworld. We will not lie to you. [[SuicideMission We do not believe survival is a possibility. possibility.]] We believe that anyone who joins this battle, will never come home again. But for every ten minutes we can delay the military advance, several hundred more civilians may have a chance to escape to neutral territory. Though Earth may fall, the Human race must have a chance to continue elsewhere. No greater sacrifice has ever been asked of a people, but I ask you now, to step forward one last time, one last battle to hold the line against the night! May God go with you all.


-->'''JMS''': Pretty much everybody cried. I came home to a message on my machine from Mira, who was almost unable to speak, and another from Claudia who said she was honored and proud to be a part of this, and the script had made her cry. Bruce, Richard, big beefy guys on the crew... all said the same thing. And there I have to concur; I lost is several times as I was writing it, due to the content; there's one scene in particular... you'll know it when you see it... that put me away for an hour when I finished writing it.

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-->'''JMS''': Pretty much everybody cried. I came home to a message on my machine from Mira, who was almost unable to speak, and another from Claudia who said she was honored and proud to be a part of this, and the script had made her cry. Bruce, Richard, big beefy guys on the crew... all said the same thing. And there I have to concur; I lost is it several times as I was writing it, due to the content; there's one scene in particular... you'll know it when you see it... that put me away for an hour when I finished writing it.


* Lyta's broken tears at the end of "Moments of Transition", after it seems everyone in her life has abandoned her.

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* Lyta's broken tears at the end of "Moments of Transition", after it seems everyone in her life has abandoned her.her.
* Londo in "Acts of Sacrifice". He has more influence and power than he's ever had before, but no real friends to share it with.
-->'''Londo''': ''I want you to stay! And have a little drink with me. I want you to be happy, I want '''me''' to be happy. I want you to be happy for me and me to be happy for you. Is that so much to ask around here? Why is everyone here walking around like they are afraid of me?''
-->'''Garibaldi''': ''[[BrutalHonesty Maybe we are]].''

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*** While new viewers may miss this bit of subtlety in Londo's narration (the movie was produced as a primer for new viewers when the show jumped networks to TNT), longtime viewers know the same DramaticIrony that Londo does, thanks to his prophetic visions of his death: Far from having any dignitiy, Londo dies with G'Kar, the two men strangling each other to death [[spoiler: with the saving grace that this allows Sheridan and Delenn to escape Centauri imprisonment, and clears the way for Vir to take the throne.]] And all of this will happen soon after Londo finishes telling his story.


* [[http://www.epictimes.com/07/28/2016/j-michael-straczynskis-statement-death-jerry-doyle/ J. Michael Straczynski's]] thoughts on the passing of actor Jerry Doyle (who played Garibaldi).

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* [[http://www.epictimes.com/07/28/2016/j-michael-straczynskis-statement-death-jerry-doyle/ J. Michael Straczynski's]] thoughts on the passing of actor Jerry Doyle (who played Garibaldi).Garibaldi).
* Lyta's broken tears at the end of "Moments of Transition", after it seems everyone in her life has abandoned her.


* The news in "Lost Tales" that G'Kar and Franklin are "exploring beyond the rim" together. RealitySubtext at its tear-jerkiest. And now, Zack Allen took ship and went out to join them. And so did Mr. Garibaldi.

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* The news in "Lost Tales" that G'Kar and Franklin are "exploring beyond the rim" together. RealitySubtext at its tear-jerkiest. And now, Zack Allen took ship and went out to join them. And so did Mr. Garibaldi. And Vir.


*** "How strange, to have come so far and want so little." Even more tearjerking when you remember that he got what he told Morden he wanted all those years ago, and what might have been if that had been his answer...

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*** "How strange, to have come so far and want so little." Even more tearjerking when you remember that he got what he told Morden he wanted all those years ago, and what might have been if that walking on a beach had been his answer...


*** "How strange, to have come so far and want so little."

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*** "How strange, to have come so far and want so little."" Even more tearjerking when you remember that he got what he told Morden he wanted all those years ago, and what might have been if that had been his answer...

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*** "How strange, to have come so far and want so little."

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* In "A View From the Gallery," Franklin is prepping the med-bay for a coming attack, letting them know they have to be ready to treat the wounded of the enemy too. A worker wonders why bother as they're trying to kill everyone on the station. Franklin shares the story of why he became a doctor: Three generations of his family were in the military and Franklin was expected to follow in their footsteps. But his father was shot down during a civil war in some colonies, badly wounded but ended up saved. The enemy base's doctor kept him alive against the orders of his CO as he felt all life was valuable, no matter whose. Franklin was moved by this to become a doctor himself and help others.
-->'''Bo''': What happened to the doc who saved your dad?
-->'''Franklin''': Shot and killed by his own men. Said he was a traitor.


* The ending of "Confessions and Lamentations". Dr. Franklin has finally developed a cure to a deadly plague that torments the Markab race. Together with Sheridan, Ivanova and Garibaldi, they rush to the quarantine zone [[spoiler:but...they are too late. All the Markabs are dead. Along with the rest of their race. Delenn, who willingly entered the restricted zone to give the sick some consolation, emerges with a completely devastated look on her face. She was there when they started to die one by one all around her, while she could only watch helplessly.]]

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* The ending of "Confessions and Lamentations". Dr. Franklin has finally developed a cure to a deadly plague that torments the Markab race. Together with Sheridan, Ivanova and Garibaldi, they They rush to the quarantine zone [[spoiler:but...they are too late. All the Markabs are dead. Along with the rest of their race. Delenn, who willingly entered the restricted zone to give the sick some consolation, emerges with a completely devastated look on her face. She was there when they started to die one by one all around her, while she could only watch helplessly.]]


--->'''Dr. Franklin:''' Lennier, is there anyone? Anyone at all?
--->'''Lennier:''' No. [[WhamLine No one.]]

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--->'''Dr. Franklin:''' [[spoiler: Lennier, is there anyone? Anyone at all?
all?]]
--->'''Lennier:''' No. [[WhamLine [[spoiler: No. No one.]]

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--->'''Dr. Franklin:''' Lennier, is there anyone? Anyone at all?
--->'''Lennier:''' No. [[WhamLine No one.]]

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