13 episodes of Crusade were produced before TNT canceled the series.

Completed episodes

# Title Written by Directed by Original air date P/N
1 "War Zone" J. Michael Straczynski Janet Greek 9 June 1999 108
After the Drakh infect Earth with a plague, Captain Gideon is recalled home and given a new mission. Using the Interstellar Alliance's newest and most advanced ship, the Excalibur, he and his crew must search uncharted space for a cure for the plague within five years before it wipes out all life on Earth.
2 "The Long Road" J. Michael Straczynski Michael Vejar 16 June 1999 107
Galen reunites with an old friend when Excalibur comes to the aid of an Earthforce strip mining operation on an isolated agrarian world. Their efforts to obtain a mineral that may help in the search for a cure to the plague are hampered by a mysterious saboteur and the appearance of a gigantic golden dragon...
3 "The Well of Forever"
4 "The Path of Sorrows"
5 "Patterns of the Soul"
6 "Ruling from the Tomb" Peter David
7 "The Rules of the Game"
8 "Appearances and Other Deceits"
9 "Racing the Night"
10 "The Memory of War"
11 "The Needs of Earth"
12 "Visitors from Down the Street"
13 "Each Night I Dream of Home"

Unfilmed episodes

A further seven other episodes were assigned, three of which made it to the script stage but were left unfilmed, while "Tried and True" and the "Sword trilogy" did not complete the scripting phase, and the remaining two episodes of the intended 22 episode order were left unassigned.

# Title Written by Directed by Original air date P/N
14 "To the Ends of The Earth" J. Michael Straczynski Janet Greek
15 "Value Judgements" Fiona Avery
16 "Tried and True" Fiona Avery
19 "War Story" Richard Mueller
Part 1
20 "The Walls of Hell" Larry DiTillio
Part 2
21 "title unknown" J. Michael Straczynski
Part 3
22 "End of the Line" J. Michael Straczynski
season finale

Broadcast Orders

According to posts by J Michael Straczynski, which are archived on jmsnews.com, TNT broadcast the episodes out of the intended sequence. The order of the episodes was then revised when they were re-broadcasted on the Sci-Fi channel, the Sci-Fi channel actually contacted Straczynski and asked which order he would prefer the episodes were broadcast. A third order was formally endorsed by Straczynski as the "true" chronological sequence of events for the filmed episode, as it appeared in The Official Babylon 5 Chronology (published in the pages of The Official Babylon 5 Magazine in 1999-2000). This particular ordering supersedes Straczynski's own "preferred" sequence from a strictly chronological and causal standpoint. The original broadcast order as set by TNT was used for the DVD releases.

Original broadcast order Revised broadcast order
(Straczynski's Preferred order)
Chronological order
  1. War Zone
  2. The Long Road
  3. The Well of Forever
  4. The Path of Sorrows
  5. Patterns of the Soul
  6. Ruling from the Tomb
  7. The Rules of the Game
  8. Appearances and Other Deceits
  9. Racing the Night
  10. The Memory of War
  11. The Needs of Earth
  12. Visitors from Down the Street
  13. Each Night I Dream of Home
  1. Racing the Night
  2. The Needs of Earth
  3. The Memory of War
  4. The Long Road
  5. Visitors from Down the Street
  6. The Well of Forever
  7. Each Night I Dream of Home
  8. Patterns of the Soul
  9. The Path of Sorrows
  10. Ruling from the Tomb
  11. The Rules of the Game
  12. War Zone
  13. Appearances and Other Deceits
  1. War Zone
  2. The Long Road
  3. Ruling from the Tomb
  4. Appearances and Other Deceits
  5. The Memory of War
  6. The Needs of Earth
  7. Racing the Night
  8. Visitors from Down the Street
  9. Each Night I Dream of Home
  10. The Path of Sorrows
  11. Patterns of the Soul
  12. The Well of Forever
  13. The Rules of the Game


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