Minbari Mondays, ” Epiphanies” (B5:s4e7) & Loose Ends, or, “Attention To Detail”

 

1.) The end is not always the end,

and

2.) Never throw away those who’ve sacrificed for your cause.   It could be bad for your health.

On the station, Delenn is watching, with Captain Sheridan, from above, as the ‘commoners’ revel, celebrating their survival and the war’s end. The captain thinks maybe they are right to celebrate:

“Give me tomorrow and I will be happy.”

But back on earth, at PsyCorps HQ, they wonder about the something that had rattled their lead tyrant “big time” -I guess even they were kept in the dark about those Shadowy associates of Mr. Morden. Too bad they didn’t take all of their consequences with them…

G’Kar, meanwhile, is also back on the station after his torture at the hands of the Centauri, and now suffering from phantom eye syndrome. He explains the relationship to what power does, and what power costs, saying that:

“The one is never equal to the other.”

This seems to be a lesson that the B5 leadership has yet to fully learn, as they are already starting to forget the help and sacrifices of one that they never really trusted to begin with.

This cannot lead to a Happily Ever After…

Last Monday’s review was s4e6: Minbari Mondays, Two Lessons ” Into The Fire” (B5:s4e6) Teaches On Sacrifice ,

and

Next Minbari Monday will review: s4e8: Minbari Mondays, Two Lessons “The Illusion of Truth” (B5:s4e8) Teaches On Looking Deeper

  Can we learn, ourselves, not to disregard those who have contributed, just because they are not like us?                

    We can Do Better.

  …

Nih sakh sh’lekk, sleem wa.

I come in peace, I am your friend.

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Action Prompts:

1.)  Share your thoughts on how we Human Beings might start to build a more fully inclusive society for all of us, and how this episode of Babylon 5 could help that process.

2.) Write a book, story, post or tweet that uses these thoughts.

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7 thoughts on “Minbari Mondays, ” Epiphanies” (B5:s4e7) & Loose Ends, or, “Attention To Detail”

  1. Delenn’s reform of The Gray Council and creation of the InterStellar Alliance in #Babylon5 is, apart from the end of the #dystopian Brazilian series #The3%, the only show that actually presents system change.

    Others??

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