This week’s report, near the end of our year 2259 CE, sent to us from our future by Ranger Mayann, writing to us from Minbar, where she is stationed:
Greetings, from Tuzanor:
This day was one of testing, for both the Narn and for our order, the Anla’Shok. First, G’Kar reminded everyone that Narn still existed, while Delenn’s survival depended on her being the right person, in the right place, at the right time, and for the right reasons. Ending with her offer to die there, unnoticed, in the dark for one person, she showed her belief in us. We, the members of her order, would never rest, never stop, until the goal she shared with us was attained. This she knew, and held on to during her ordeal. This was what won the verdict from the vile “man remembered not as a reformer, not as a prophet, not as a messenger” but only as a forgettable Jack.
Writing from Tuzanor, on Minbar
Earth year 2278,
I was greatly impressed with JMS’ way of showing disdain for ‘The Ripper,’ who is indeed, perfectly suited for this job. I love his bitterness at the end, with just the hint of having seen “the terrible depth of my error.” Yet, I couldn’t help but still be moved at his ability to wish the Captain good luck on his own quest. Maybe even the worst human beings can be redeemed, with the help of some ruthless extraterrestrial jerks? Or maybe not.
And Mr. Garibaldi, like Harry Potter, is willing to break the rules when needed, and this helps G’Kar and the Narn, and wins my love for him, despite his personal faults.
Neatnik’s review has some superb images and commentary on the plot connections and acting in this episode.
Last Monday’s review was The Long Twilight Struggle,
Next Minbari Monday is The Fall of Night, end of the year 2259, and of Season 2.
Nih sakh sh’lekk, sleem wa.
I come in peace, I am your friend.
There are earlier episodes, as part of a letter on the history of the Babylon Project.
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the year, 2021 CE = year 12021 HE
Stayed on Freedom’s Call
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