The Minbari excuse themselves.
Corey explains that she was sent by Earthdome, who has decided to proceed with an indictment. They've decided the best course of action is to take it to trial and accept the verdict, which will most likely be in his favor, but either way, will cost him command of Babylon 5.
A frustrated Sheridan goes to his quarters to cool down, but he doesn't get the chance as Ambassador Kosh shows up for their lesson. Sheridan tells him he's not in the mood, but Kosh feels that it's "Precisely the correct time. In the worst section of Downbelow, Kosh tells Sheridan to enter a small alcove. When he asks what's in there Kosh tells him, "One moment of perfect beauty. Not really having much else, Sheridan drops his command bar in. The figure seems to accept and what appeared to be large orange bags move and begin singing a Gregorian Chant as he, and outside Kosh, listens.
Vir is getting drunk some more when Londo shows up and asks what's wrong. Centauri Prime has decided that Londo's position has grown to the point that someone more important should be his aid, and so they are replacing Vir. Vir doesn't want to go home, because his family didn't want here there. He then gets up and leaves. Londo is about to follow, but suddenly notices a group of women with a doll of himself. After emerging from his lesson, Sheridan describes his lesson to Ivanova as, "Beauty It must be working.
You're beginning to talk just like a Vorlon.
Delenn has received instructions on preparing Lavell's body by his clan's customs, which she shows to Lennier. Elsewhere, Ashan is wandering around Downbelow as Zack follows, but is suddenly knocked out by Lennier as Ashan meets up with the thief that started the whole thing. Lennier confronts Ashan asking if he honors the truth or clan obligations. In Sheridan's office Londo is objecting to the doll's lack of I do not lie when I say this could have been a major embarrassment to all concerned.
Oh, I'm sure ambassador. You don't lie, the Minbari don't lie, no one around here Who said the Minbari don't lie? Sheridan seizes on this and is able to coax the admission out of Londo that a certain Minbari once lied to help a certain Centauri ambassador save face , something they find honor in.
Sheridan realizes that must be it. Before he can pursue that train of thought a message arrives for him.
Later he finds Delenn in the stations rock garden. He tells her that the Minbari government wants Ashan sent back to the Minbari homeworld. Without him there can be no trial and no way for Sheridan to clear things up, ruining his credibility. Eventually they leave the garden. In Delenn's quarters, Lennier meets with Ashan, who admits to the plan to discredit Sheridan. The clan was angered by Sheridan's appointment after the dishonorable way in their view that he destroyed the Black Star.
Lennier also lost family aboard the Black Star but feels there is no more honor in this. Ashan insists Lavell's honor must be protected, at which point Sheridan, Delenn and Garibaldi emerge from their hiding place, with Ms.
Ashan is led away and Corey asks if they want a confession. Sheridan will settle for a statement clearing him of any wrongdoing, and leave Lavell's motive as just another of Babylon 5's mysteries. In Londo's quarters, Vir is having his first hangover when Londo comes in and tells him that he's arranged for Vir to stay on as his aid.
And he's arranged for Vir's family to come and see him on the station. Vir grabs another drink. Sheridan and Ivanova run into each other. Sheridan quickly orders the bears removed; in fact he wants the entire store gone. Ivanova smiles and heads off, while Sheridan takes the bear and marches off. A short time later Warren Keffer is on patrol, trying to track down an unknown object, which he finds when the bear hits his cockpit.
He declines to comment on what he's found and heads back in, leaving the bear floating in space. Tropes seen in this episode include: Alone in a Crowd: Delenn refers to herself, word for word, as being this, though her situation doesn't really fit the trope. Londo is outraged at the "Londo Mollari" doll being sold in the gift shop. Not because they used his image without his permission, but because it isn't anatomically correct.
He feels he's being symbolically cast-- in a bad light. The Captain's legal troubles center around the fact that Minbari supposedly never lie and a Minbari is saying that he assaulted Lavell. However, Londo later tells him that Minbari will lie if it is to save face for another. Vir has a few drinks after finding out he's being sent home. Ashan dislikes all non-Minbari He also apparently believes that all non-Minbari are the real racists, while he is an innocent victim.
Good Is Not Soft: Lennier can be efficiently ruthless when he needs to be, while being impeccably polite and upbeat. Londo finds Vir recovering from his drowned sorrows. Your first hangover, enjoy it! I remember my first hangover Lennier displays, lampshades, and openly mocks this trope during the course of the episode. Lennier is honor-bound to not reveal Ashan is knowingly lying about Lavell and is prepared to frame himself for the crime to stop the plot, even though it would result in their entire clan including himself and Ashan being disgraced.
Lennier claimed he would personally retain honor by covering for Ashan, although it's not clear how this would work in an external honor system.
There All The Honor Lies. He also apparently believes that all non-Minbari are the real racists, while he is an innocent victim. G'Kar credit only Peter Jurasik Oh, I'm sure ambassador. Lennier is honor-bound to not reveal Ashan is knowingly lying about Lavell and is prepared to frame himself for the crime to stop the plot, even though it would result in their entire clan including himself and Ashan being disgraced.
Lennier would retain his personal honor, doing what he knew was right to clear the Captain's name, at the knowing sacrifice of his public honor. That he gets to drag the clan's honor down in flames around himself for their actions is a bonus. Sheridan only ends up in the whole situation because, in the heat of the moment, he goes chasing off after a thief who stole his comm link. Michael Straczynski created by , Peter David.
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You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Edit Cast Episode cast overview, first billed only: John Sheridan Claudia Christian Susan Ivanova Jerry Doyle Michael Garibaldi Mira Furlan Stephen Franklin Andrea Thompson Talia Winters Stephen Furst Vir Cotto Bill Mumy Warren Keffer Mary Kay Adams Na'Toth credit only Andreas Katsulas G'Kar credit only Peter Jurasik Londo Mollari Julie Caitlin Brown Guinevere Corey Jeff Conaway Zack Allan Sean Sullivan Edit Storyline Sheridan kills a Minbari warrior in self-defense, but a Minbari witness to the incident claims it was not justified.
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Edit Did You Know? Trivia This takes place in August Quotes [ first lines ] Susan Ivanova: You can't be serious, sir. I heard this was in the works a few weeks ago.