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Babylon 5: Season 5

Wheel of Fire 1998

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  • 1998-01-21T19:00:00-05:00 on TNT
  • 60 mins
  • 16 hours, 8 mins (22 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction
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In 2262, longstanding conflicts between telepaths and normal humans lead to a major clash on the space station. A new captain takes over, and Sheridan continues Babylon 5's peacekeeping mission by forming the InterStellar Alliance.


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22 episodes

5x01 No Compromises

  • Season Premiere

    1998-01-21T19:00:00-05:00 — 44 mins

Lochley takes command of Babylon 5 and Byron petitions her for asylum aboard the station. An assassin pledges to kill Sheridan at his inauguration.

Londo collapses from a heart attack, and must battle with his guilt in a dream state. Delenn learns that Lennier is planing to leave Babylon 5 to join the Rangers.

5x03 The Paragon of Animals

  • 1998-02-04T19:00:00-05:00 — 44 mins

A small world plagued by raiders begs the alliance for help. Garibaldi tries forming an intelligence unit of telepaths.

5x04 A View from the Gallery

  • 1998-02-11T19:00:00-05:00 — 44 mins

We see the action from the viewpoint of two maintenance workers as a race of savage aliens attacks the station.

5x05 Learning Curve

  • 1998-02-18T19:00:00-05:00 — 44 mins

Four rangers come from Minbar with a status report to Delenn, while a Downbelow racketeer decides it's time to get rid of Zack.

5x06 Strange Relations

  • 1998-02-25T19:00:00-05:00 — 44 mins

Bester arrives at the station to arrest the Downbelow telepaths, and Londo barely escapes an assassination attempt when the ship he was to be aboard explodes.

5x07 Secrets of the Soul

  • 1998-03-04T19:00:00-05:00 — 44 mins

As more telepaths arrive at the station, the denizens of Downbelow start taking notice. Tensions build until one of the telepaths is assaulted, and the others decide to take revenge - against Byron's wishes. Meanwhile, Franklin tries to find out why the Hyach are hiding part of their medical history.

5x08 Day of the Dead

  • 1998-03-11T19:00:00-05:00 — 44 mins

The Brakiri buy a part of Babylon 5 for a religious ceremony where the dead are supposed to return. Comedians Rebo and Zooty arrive to do a show on the station.

5x09 In the Kingdom of the Blind

  • 1998-03-18T19:00:00-05:00 — 44 mins

Londo starts to suspect that all is not right on Centauri Prime, when a good friend is murdered. On Babylon 5, Byron tries to force the council to give him and his telepaths a homeworld of their own.

5x10 A Tragedy of Telepaths

  • 1998-03-25T19:00:00-05:00 — 44 mins

The telepaths have barred themselves inside an area of Downbelow, and their telepathic tricks force Lochley to ask Bester for help. G'Kar finds an old friend locked in a cell in the Centauri palace.

5x11 Phoenix Rising

  • 1998-04-01T19:00:00-05:00 — 44 mins

More bloodhound units arrive and the fight with the violent faction of Byron's followers intensifies... until the rogues seize medlab - with Garibaldi and Franklin in it.

5x12 The Ragged Edge

  • 1998-04-08T19:00:00-04:00 — 44 mins

It looks like the Alliance will get a break in the investigation of the recent shipping line attacks, when a possible witness may have survived the latest attack and taken refuge on the Drazi homeworld. Garibaldi is sent to find him, but Intelligence Chief's alcohol problem complicates the mission. G'Kar returns to Babylon 5 to discover that his book has been published, and he is now a revered religious figure.

A telepath murders his roommate and escapes on a ship bound for Babylon 5. Bester is given the job of capturing him, and brings along two PSI Cop interns to show them how he works.

5x14 Meditations on the Abyss

  • 1998-05-27T19:00:00-04:00 — 44 mins

Delenn reassigns Lennier to a Ranger training mission on the border of Centauri space, hoping he can find some proof regarding the Centauri involvement in the shipping line attacks. Vir undergoes some dramatic changes when he learns that he is the new Centauri ambassador to Babylon 5.

5x15 Darkness Ascending

  • 1998-06-03T19:00:00-04:00 — 44 mins

Lennier investigates Centauri signals that may be connected to the attacks. Lyta tries to continue Byron's dream of finding a homeworld for telepaths. Lise visits Garibaldi only to discover he's drinking again.

5x16 And All My Dreams, Torn Asunder

  • 1998-06-10T19:00:00-04:00 — 44 mins

The evidence collected against the Centauri is presented to the council of the Interstellar Alliance, and a boycott against the Centauri is issued. In reaction, the Centauri withdrawal from the Alliance and making it clear that they will circumvent the blockade by force if necessary.

5x17 Movements of Fire and Shadow

  • 1998-06-17T19:00:00-04:00 — 44 mins

Sheridan finally authorizes the White Star fleet to participate in the war. Delenn travels to Minbar to start a Minbari/Earth joint project to build a prototype White Star destroyer class ship. And Vir hires Franklin and Lyta to investigate why the Drazi don't return the bodies from destroyed Centauri ships.

5x18 The Fall of Centauri Prime

  • 1998-10-28T19:00:00-05:00 — 44 mins

As Centauri Prime is being bombarded, the Drakh, the real masters behind the war, reveal themselves to Londo. They force him to go along with their plan to alienate the Centauri from the Alliance, and use what's left as their new home.

5x19 The Wheel of Fire

  • 1998-11-04T19:00:00-05:00 — 44 mins

Earthforce orders the arrest of Lyta for financing terrorism against the PSI Corp. Sheridan confronts Garibaldi about his drinking. G'Kar struggles with his growing mass of worshippers.

5x20 Objects in Motion

  • 1998-11-11T19:00:00-05:00 — 44 mins

Tessa Holloran, former Number One of the Mars resistance, arrives with a warning for Lise and Michael - an assassin has been hired to kill them. Meanwhile, G'Kar gets ready to leave, though not everybody is happy about it.

5x21 Objects at Rest

  • 1998-11-18T19:00:00-05:00 — 44 mins

It is near the end of 2262, and many changes are abound. Londo, G'Kar and Garibaldi have already left, and Franklin will be taking up his new position on Earth shortly. Finally, Sheridan and Delenn leave for Minbar, where the Alliance's recently finished headquarters are located.

5x22 Sleeping in Light

  • 1998-11-25T19:00:00-05:00 — 44 mins

Twenty years after his death and resurrection at Z'ha'dum, Sheridan feels his life force ebbing away, and invites some old friends for a final gathering.

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