"Interludes and Examinations"

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"August third, 2260. Personal diary. 10 days ago, for the first time, the Shadows began attacking openly."
	-- Ivanova in Babylon 5:"Interludes and Examinations"
"Nobody has seen Kosh in almost a week. When the Vorlon goes to ground, I worry. What's going through his .. its .. mind? I can't even guess."
	-- Ivanova in Babylon 5:"Interludes and Examinations"
"It's not about value. It's .. I don't know what it is. I don't know what the Shadows want exactly, but they are not on anybody's side but their own."
	-- Sheridan in Babylon 5:"Interludes and Examinations"
"I thought we had a deal. We carved up the galaxy, you and I."
"Yes, we did. And what you do in your half is your business. What I do in mine is mine."
"We need your government to continue its campaign."
"Yes. And why is that, huh? I don't think you have any interest in restoring the glory of the Centauri Republic. No. I think you are using us as .. shall we say, agents of chaos. Convenient distraction making it easier for your associates to do whatever they wish to do. Yes?"
	-- Morden and Londo in Babylon 5:"Interludes and Examinations"
"Yes, I have ideas, some possibilities, but at this moment the stone cold fact is that none of us can stand up to those ships. If we could just score one victory against the Shadows, it'd be enough to make some of the others come around."
"Perhaps we should give them a victory."
"Oh, just like that?"
"Just like that."
"And how do you suggest we do that?"
"I'm sure you'll think of something."
	-- Sheridan and Delenn in Babylon 5:"Interludes and Examinations"
"You can never go wrong with garters. .. Hmm, you might."
	-- Vendor to Vir in Babylon 5:"Interludes and Examinations"
"Anything I can do to help?"
"Hmm. Short of dying, no, can't think of a thing."
	-- Morden and Vir in Babylon 5:"Interludes and Examinations"
"Nobody wants to fight a war unless they know there is at least a chance of winning. You can give them that hope. As one of the older races your technology has to be at last as good as the Shadows'. If you can convince your government to send out an expedition to engage one or two of their ships.."
"No."
"I know you can't take the entire Shadow fleet by yourselves. But if you could beat them in just one fight, it could be the break we need to get everyone organized. Then we would have a real chance. You could do it, couldn't you?
"Perhaps. But there are still few of us. It is not our time. It is yours. We are not prepared yet."
"Don't turn your back on me. Don't you ever try to walk away from me! Just who the hell do you think you are? Wait, I know what you think you are, what you want us to believe. But I don't buy it. For three years now you've been pulling everyones strings, getting us to do all the work, and you haven't done a damn thing but stand there and look cryptic. It's about time you started pulling your own weight around here."
	-- Sheridan and Kosh in Babylon 5:"Interludes and Examinations"
"I hear you've got a saying: 'Understanding is a three-edged sword.' Well, we've got a saying too: 'Put your money where your mouth is.'"
"Impudent."
"Yeah? Well, maybe that's the only way to get through to you. You said you wanted to teach me to fight legends. Well, you are a legend too, and I am not going away until you agree."
"Incorrect. Leave now."
"No."
"Disobedient."
"Up yours!"
	-- Sheridan and Kosh in Babylon 5:"Interludes and Examinations"
"So, the real Kosh shows his colors at last, huh? You angry now? Angry enough to kill me, because that's the only way I'm leaving, unless your people get off their encounter-suited butts and do something. I've got nothing to lose. My own government wants to kill me, and if we lose this war I'm just as dead. Our only chance is to get the other races on board for this fight and right now you are the key to doing that."
"It is not yet time."
"And who decides that time? You? You put me in this position, you asked me to fight this damn war. Well, it's about time you let me fight it my way."
	-- Sheridan and Kosh in Babylon 5:"Interludes and Examinations"
"I will do as you ask. .. But there is a price to pay. I will not be there to help you when you go to Z'ha'dum."
"You already said if I go to Z'ha'dum, I'll die."
"Yes. Now."
"Right. If that's the tradeoff, if you want to withhold your help when the time comes, that's fine. I'll go there alone."
"You do not understand. But you will."
	-- Kosh and Sheridan in Babylon 5:"Interludes and Examinations"
"My grandfather had a saying: 'Good news can wait. Bad news will refuse to leave.'"
	-- Ivanova in Babylon 5:"Interludes and Examinations"
"I don't have much time, son. I want you to know you were right. I didn't want to admit that. Just .. pride, I guess. Yet, my age, you get kind of set in your ways. That had to be done, don't blame yourself .. for what happened later."
"Dad? Are you .. all right?"
"It's too late for me. I'm sorry for what I did before. I knew what was ahead. I guess .. I guess I was afraid. When you have lived as long as I have, you kind of get used to it. I wish I could've done more for you. There is so much I should've said, and .. now it's too late. You're right, it's time you begin fighting this war your way. .. Aah, I gotta go now, John."
	-- his 'father' to Sheridan in Babylon 5:"Interludes and Examinations"
"No, no. Don't leave."
"It's all right, son. See, as long as you're here, I'll always be here."
	-- Sheridan to his 'father' in Babylon 5:"Interludes and Examinations"
"Everybody around me dies, Mr. Morden, except the ones that most deserve it. That is about to change. You said that you would go away for as long as I wanted. I no longer want that. All I want now is revenge. They took from me .. the one thing that I have .. have ever truly loved. And you will help me, Mr. Morden, to strike them down. Give me this, and the safety of my people, and let the rest of the galaxy burn. I don't care anymore. Will you help me, Mr. Morden?"
"Of course, Ambassador. As ever I'm always in your service."
	-- Londo and Morden in Babylon 5:"Interludes and Examinations"
"I've got a lot to figure out, it's time I got started."
	-- Franklin to Sheridan in Babylon 5:"Interludes and Examinations"

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