Byron and the telepath colony bring an ultimatum to the Interstellar Alliance. Londo returns to Centauri Prime, with G'Kar as his bodyguard, and discovers intrigue and danger in the Royal Court.



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Garibaldi provides a report to Sheridan and Delenn that cargo transports are being destroyed by an unknown force.

Act IEdit

Byron's followers lurk near alien ambassadors and learn secrets from them. Londo and G'Kar return to Centauri Prime. While there, Lord Jano warns Londo of strange happenings with ships and other Centauri supplies, as well as the mysterious absence of the Regent. Later that night, Jano sees the Regent, who appears delusional. Something attacks Jano.

Act IIEdit

Jano is found dead in what appears to be a suicide, but neither Londo nor G'Kar believe it.

Act IIIEdit

Byron presents an ultimatum to the Alliance: give the telepaths a homeworld or the telepaths would reveal all the secrets gathered from the alien ambassadors. Londo is nearly assassinated, but the blade's course is altered midair and returns back to the assassin. A dark figure with large red eyes disappears behind a door.

Act IVEdit

A telepath is accosted, and a few fellow telepaths go to his rescue, beating up his accosters. Londo meets with the Regent, who warns him that darkness is coming.

Act VEdit

Zack asks Sheridan for permission to arrest all of the telepaths; Sheridan agrees. Some of the telepaths choose to go and fight, leaving Byron behind with the rest of the telepaths. Londo decides to return to Babylon 5 immediately. Byron and Lyta share a night in bed.

Memorable QuotesEdit

"He is my bodyguard."
"Well, it's good to know that your excellency's sense of humor is still intact after such a long voyage. Well, now perhaps if we could show you to your room."
"Minister Vitari, I wasn't joking. His name is G'Kar, and he . . . he is my bodyguard. And I can find my room very well on my own, thank you."

Londo Mollari and Minister Vitari

"Once I would've thought pastels for the curtains, but I think we are well beyond pastels now. No, no bright colors anymore, just darkness."

Regent Milo Virini to Lord Jano

"Besides, everyone knows the true source of pain is neither the hand nor the heart. It is the mouth. Is it not, Minister?"

G'Kar to Minister Vole


  • In the scene where Londo finds the Regent behind the throne, a boom mic can be seen on the right, being pulled out from behind the throne.

DVD ReleaseEdit

This episode, along with the other 21 from Season 5 have been released on DVD with extensive Special Features.

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