The Babylon Project

This is a list of events that occurred in 2261. Unless otherwise noted, the timing and sequence of events are taken from "The Babylon 5 Historical Database," published in Across Time and Space: The Chronologies of Babylon 5.



  • On the return journey from Z'ha'dum, believing Captain Sheridan now dead, Delenn begins fasting to purify and cleanse herself as part of the Minbari grieving process. [1]
  • G'Kar leaves Babylon 5 to try and locate Michael Garibaldi, missing since December 25


  • Marcus Cole tracks down G'Kar on a remote colony world, offering to help find Garibaldi. After a few hours, G'Kar insists Cole return to Babylon 5 to help from that end.[2]


  • Delenn organizes the Rangers to rally at Babylon 5, preparing for one all out strike against Z'ha'dum.[3]
  • G'Kar is captured and taken to Centauri Prime. Mollari meets with him in his cell with a plot to assassinate Emperor Cartagia. Mollari agrees to liberate Narn if G'kar helps.
  • Sheridan "dies completely" on Z'ha'dum and is restored to life by Lorien.



  • Zack Allan discovers a lead on Garibaldi. He takes a fighter wing and a shuttle and successfully rescues Garibaldi, bringing him back to Babylon 5.[5]
  • Lyta Alexander confronts Ulkesh about the Vorlons' plans.


  • Garibaldi awakens on Babylon 5. Ivanova and Cole discover a Vorlon fleet in a hidden pocket of Hyperspace.
  • The League organize a protest of Delenn's attack plan in the Zocalo. Captain John Sheridan returns to Babylon 5 with Lorien, rallying the League to stand with him. Ivanova and Cole explain about the Vorlon fleet, which Alexander confirms.


  • Emperor Cartagia, Londo Mollari, Vir Cotto, and G'Kar depart Centauri Prime for Narn. Cartagia orders G'Kar's left eye put out.[6]


  • Emperor Cartagia, Londo Mollari, Vir Cotto, G'Kar, and the Centauri Royal Court arrive on Narn.[7]


  • Death of Emperor Cartagia. The Centauri Republic announces a withdrawal from Narn and begins to implement it. Londo Mollari is named Prime Minister of the Republic.[8]




  • ISN arrives on Babylon 5 to conduct a special "unbiased" report.[10]



  • ISN airs its special report regarding Babylon 5.[11]



  • Delenn is recalled to Minbar by her clan who wish to examine her relationship with Sheridan.[13]










  • The Mars Resistance makes its final preparations to strike against targets on Mars while Captain Sheridan prepares to take the rebel fleet to the Sol system.



  1. Whatever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi? Franklin says Delenn has been fasting for almost 7 days
  2. Whatever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi? (date expressly given at episode beginning)
  3. Whatever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi? (date inferred through passage of time)
  4. The Summoning (Cole mentions being at one location for nearly "two days" on the 17th)
  5. The Summoning (date expressly given)
  6. Falling Toward Apotheosis
  7. Falling Toward Apotheosis (Cartagia mentions it is "three days to Narn" and the trial will be held the day after they arrive)
  8. The Long Night
  9. Into the Fire
  10. The Illusion of Truth (broadcast states crew arrive "two weeks ago" from April 12)
  11. The Illusion of Truth (date expressly given)
  12. Atonement (Sheridan mentions ISN airing its propaganda relentless for "two weeks," and it can be inferred 4/12 was the first night)
  13. Atonement (Delenn leaves after spending one night with Sheridan)
  14. Racing Mars (Cole mentioned previously it would take "2, maybe 2 1/2 weeks" to reach Mars via "the long way")
  15. Thirdspace
  16. No Surrender, No Retreat (Ivanova states on 9/2 that the Rangers had been patrolling "the last month or so")
  17. Rumors, Bargains and Lies
  18. No Surrender, No Retreat (date expressly given)
  19. Endgame (date expressly given)