Ivanova viene promossa e Sheridan le assegna come primo compito la risoluzione dei conflitti tra Drazi in atto sulla stazione. Intanto, Londo stipula nuove alleanze e cerca l'appoggio dei Tecnomaghi, mentre Garibaldi deve decidere se tornare o meno al suo posto di capo della Sicurezza.
Garibaldi: What the hell kind of a security chief am I supposed to be if I can't see something like that?
Franklin: You can't be expected to know everything.
Garibaldi: Yes, I can. I could've known and I should've known. And now, I... I just don't know if I'm any damn use to anybody anymore. I keep asking myself what qualifies me to take back my job and... I haven't got an answer. I wish the hell I did.
Sheridan: I've decided that it is time for you to start learning the fine art of diplomacy. You can handle the low priority conflicts. It would help me focus on the other problems. Besides, added responsibility comes with any promotion. I know it's annoying and inconvenient, but...
Ivanova: Did you say "promotion"?
Sheridan: Yes, would you like some juice? It's fresh from the hydroponic garden. I told them to leave the pulp in. That's the best part. Don't you think, commander?
Londo: Vir, do you believe in fate?
Vir: Well, actually I believe there are currents in the Universe. Eddies and tides that pull us one way or the other. Some we have to fight, some we have to embrace. Unfortunately, the currents that we have to fight look exactly like the currents we have to embrace. The currents that we think are the one that's gonna make us stronger, they are the ones that are going to destroy us. And the ones that we think are going to destroy us, they are the ones that are going to make us stronger. Now, the other current...
Londo: Vir! Yes or no?
Vir: Yes! You know, somewhat, why?
Sheridan (a Garibaldi): The Universe doesn't give you any points for doing things that are easy.
Elric: You don't frighten easily.
Vir: I work for Ambassador Mollari. After a while, nothing bothers you.
Franklin: You will have to wear a cast. And it's gonna hurt.
Ivanova: Swell. Ouch.
Franklin: I can give you something for the pain.
Ivanova: Oh, great, now you can give me something for the pain. Where were you when I was going through puberty?
Sheridan: I have absolute trust in your abilities, commander.
Ivanova: Well, that's a hell of a thing to tell someone. Hah! No pressure, fine. Fine.
Vir: Londo, they are going away. Money doesn't matter to them. Power doesn't matter to them.
Londo: Money and power always matter.
Welch: Look, we bought a cake, right. It's been sitting there for two days now.
Garibaldi: Are you kidding me? You pass up a cake for two days? What's the deal? What've you done with the real Lou Welch? Hey, Security! Security, over here! We've got another guy with a changeling net.
Sheridan: I do think there are some things we don't understand. If we'd be back in time a thousand years, trying to explain this place to people, they could only accept it in terms of magic.
Elric: Then perhaps it is magic. The magic of the human heart, focused and made manifest by technology. Every day you here create greater miracles than a burning bush.
Elric (a Sheridan): There is a storm coming up, a black and terrible storm.
Garibaldi (alla guardia drazi): I'm here to sell you something to make your life easier, cleaner, and all-around happier. Yes, sir, the ACME Handy-Dandy Micro Helper, right here in this box.
Londo: I have to find a way to stop this.
Vir: You could always... apologize.
Londo: Apologize? Never!
Computer (a Londo): Congratulations! You are now the owner of 500,000 shares of Fireflies Incorporated.
Londo: On the other hand...
Garibaldi: I don't trust anybody. When somebody tells me we've got a message from Ivanova, I don't believe until I get it from her point blank.
Sheridan: So, in other words you are perfect for the job. Because you are paranoid and compulsive.
Franklin: Or compulsively paranoid.
Garibaldi: Who told you to say that?
Londo: Now, if I may ask, does this torment end when you leave, or am I going to have to spend the rest of my life paying for one little mistake?
Elric: Oh, I'm afraid you have to spend the rest of your life paying for your mistakes. Not this one of course, it's trivial, I have withdrawn the spell, but there will be others.
Londo: What are you talking about?
Elric: You are touched by darkness, ambassador. I see it as a blemish that will grow with time. I could warn you of course, but you would not listen. I could kill you, but someone would take your place. So I do the only thing I can, I go.
Elric: Well, take this for what little it will profit you. As I look at you, Ambassador Mollari, I see a great hand reaching out of the stars. The hand is your hand. And I hear sounds, the sounds of billions of people calling your name.
Londo: My followers?
Elric: Your victims.
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