Londo sfrutta l'ingenuità di Vir e la complicità di G'Kar per compiere la sua vendetta. Sheridan riceve un inaspettato regalo da Delenn, mentre cerca di scoprire quale sia la strategia che guida gli attacchi delle Ombre.
Vir: Londo, has it occurred to you that half the other races are at war? We have to figure out what to do about them. About us. And you are worried about G'Kar. We have a lot bigger concerns here.
Londo: Big concerns grow from small concerns. You plant them, water them with tears, fertilize them with unconcern. If you ignore them, they grow. I have ignored this problem long enough.
Theo: Temporary? Nice word, isn't it?
Delenn: Ivanova sent me to find you. She said you haven't been sleeping, that you've barely been eating. She said that you have been, in her words, carrying on "cranky". I looked up the word cranky, it said "grouchy". I looked up grouchy, it said "crotchety". No wonder you have such an eccentric culture. None of your words have their own meanings, you have to look up one word to understand another. It never ends.
Sheridan: Something here doesn't make sense.
Delenn: That's what I thought when I came across "crotchety". This can not be a real word, I said.
Sheridan: The Shadows keep attacking random targets, very illogical. On the other hand, once engaged, their tactics are very successful, very logical. It's a contradiction.
Delenn: Unless the random attacks are logical in some way we haven't yet determined.
Delenn: So, you have been sitting here trying to think illogically about logical possibilities or logically about illogical possibilities.
Sheridan: Huh? Yes, yes.
Delenn: Well, no wonder you are cranky. Grouchy? Never mind. Your face just broke the language barrier.
Sheridan: I'm tired, I haven't had a good night's sleep since Kosh died. Having the kind of nightmares that make your hair stand on end.
Delenn: Well, that would explain the Centauri. You need food and rest.
Delenn: The Humans you've been waiting for have arrived and would like to have dinner with us.
Sheridan: No, no, I don't have time. If they want to come here, that's fine...
Delenn: So, I told them "yes".
Delenn: Since Minbari do not lie, except to save another, my reputation is now at stake. If you say "no", I will be publically dishonored.
Sheridan: You don't fight fair.
Delenn: True. Dinner is in two standard hours. I will see you there.
Sheridan: Pain in the butt.
Londo (a Vir): You are young, Vir. You don't understand. But you will.
Dexter: I didn't think so, but if I was wrong, I was wrong. I'd rather do something, and make a mistake than be frightened and be doing nothing. That's the problem back home. Folks have been conned to thinking they can't change the world, have to accept what is. I'll tell you something my friends. The world is changing every day, the only question is who's doing it.
Dexter: Legs get funny when you get older. You are sitting, they want to stand. You stand, they want to lay down. You lay down, they want to go for a walk.
Dexter: Now, I didn't say work. I said responsibility. I've seen people since I came aboard. They all come to you with questions, problems, concerns, so, who do you go to? Who do you talk to?
Sheridan: There isn't anybody. It's my responsibility, I can't put it on anyone else.
Dexter: I didn't say you should put it on anyone else, either. Just talking about it, sharing the burden as much as you can.
Dexter: Every day, here and at home, we are warned about the enemy. But who is the enemy? Is it the alien? Well, we are all alien to one another. Is it the one who believes differently than we do? No, not at all, my friends. The enemy is fear. The enemy is ignorance. The enemy is the one who tells you that you must hate that which is different. Because, in the end, that hate will turn on you. And that same hate will destroy you.
Londo (a Refa): Hello, Refa. If you are seeing this message, it is because in a very few minutes you will be dead. I have made sure that the guards assigned to you are loyal to House Mollari. They will not obey you from this moment forward. You've taken from me, that which I loved, Refa. You also took the life of Prime Minister Malachi, a good and dear friend. You have inconvenienced me, and threatened my position in the Royal Court, and weakened our defenses by your constant warfare. None of which matters to G'Kar or his associates. But I think they do care about what you have done to them, Refa. Yes, I think they care about that a great deal. [...] I have given G'Kar documents which prove that you are the one who orchestrated the bombing of Narn homeworld against my advice. That you personally were involved in the creation of death camps and genetic cleansing programs. That you are personally responsible of the death of five or six million Narns. And I think that they would like to thank you, personally, for your efforts. [...] On the off-chance that G'Kar might not believe me, I have arranged for two thousand Narns now in custody to be freed. Half in advance, half pending his co-operation. More than sufficient inducement, I think. You see, it's not enough for me... to simply kill you, Refa. I could do that at home, or here. But through your death on Narn, I will discredit your house and all opposition in the Royal Court. Goodbye, Refa.
G'Kar (agli altri Narn, su Refa): Make sure this is found on his body. Leave his face and head intact. They will be needed later for identification. The rest is yours.
Londo: I live only to serve.
Vir: Londo, they could've killed me.
Londo: Nonsense, you are not important enough to kill.
Vir: But I'm important enough for you to lie to. At least I thought I knew you, but I never knew you at all, did I?
Delenn (a Sheridan): We finally have, as you say, a fighting chance.
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