Minbari Mondays (B5:s4e19) “Between the Darkness and the Light” and Serving Humanity

This is the famous ‘right hand of vengeance’ episode, and Ivanova has finally resolved her wounds from both her father,  and the suicide of her mother, citing them as part of her identity as she goes to her death.

Meanwhile, Delenn receives a tortured but not beaten Captain Sheridan aboard, showing him Ivanova’s heroic state, and telling him of Ivanova’s final wish, which he honors: command the battle to save Earth from his old ship, the Agamemnon.


Last Monday’s review was s4e18: Minbari Mondays (B5:s4e18): “Intersections in Real Time” and Human Rights ,


Next Minbari Monday will review: s4e20: Minbari Mondays (B5:s4e20) “Endgame” and Service vs. Orders


Nih sakh sh’lekk, sleem wa.

I come in peace, I am your friend.


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 (B5:s4e19) “Between the Darkness and the Light” and Serving Humanity

        1. And soldiers were following orders that they had to know were unlawful, due to a culture of silence, just as I ran into at USNA in 1988. To cite the entire article from the Code of Conduct is not insubordination, but rather full obedience to that very Code, imho, despite upperclassmen disagreement.

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