"The Hour of the Wolf"

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"The Shadows have paused in their pursuit of war and everywhere there is a sense of imminent change. Whether it is a change for good or ill, no one can tell. As no one has yet answered two very important questions: where is Mr. Garibaldi and what happened to Captain Sheridan at Z'ha'dum."
	-- G'Kar in Babylon 5:"The Hour of the Wolf"
"It was the year of fire, the year of destruction, the year we took back what was ours. It was the year of rebirth, the year of great sadness, the year of pain, and the year of joy. It was a new age. It was the end of history. It was the year everything changed. The year is 2261; the place: Babylon 5."
	-- The Main Cast in Babylon 5:"The Hour of the Wolf"
"You can not win this war, Commander. You can only survive it. And we intend to survive it."
	-- Drazi Council Member to Ivanova in Babylon 5:"The Hour of the Wolf"
"He did not come, again."
"Yes, and I intend to find out why."
	-- Lennier and Delenn in Babylon 5:"The Hour of the Wolf"
"Minister, I have met Cartagia three times before, twice when he was an infant. He drooled most of the time, I wonder if he's continued the habit, and again when he was 15 trying to peek up the dresses of some young women. I promise you, I will be just as impressed by him now as I was then. Yes?"
	-- Londo and Minister in Babylon 5:"The Hour of the Wolf"
"Ah, Mollari. It's wonderful to see you again."
"And you, Majesty. I could swear you have not changed since the last few times I saw you."
"Oh, you are of course too generous. What do you think, Mollari?"
"It is .. ahem .. short, Majesty. Shorter than is traditional for someone of your position."
	-- Emperor Cartagia and Londo in Babylon 5:"The Hour of the Wolf"
"I suppose there are those that might object, but they remain silent, because the emperor is always .. right. Is he not, Mollari?"
"That is our tradition."
	-- Emperor Cartagia and Londo in Babylon 5:"The Hour of the Wolf"
"Hello Mollari."
"Mr. Morden?"
"In the flesh. What's left of it. Sit. We have much to discuss."
"Mr. Morden, you are.."
"Unwell. My associates tell me I will be better soon. I wasn't as near the incident as others."
"And Sheridan?"
"Which one? You know what they say: 'What goes up, must come down.' 'Seen one Sheridan, seen them all.' 'Ashes, ashes, and they all fall down.'"
	-- Morden and Londo in Babylon 5:"The Hour of the Wolf"
"Flesh is transitory, flesh is a prison, flesh is .. an instrument. Flesh can be replaced. And flesh does as it's told. Or they will become most annoyed."
	-- Morden to Londo in Babylon 5:"The Hour of the Wolf"
"He meant you?"
"What's left of me. I'm just a .. shadow of my former self."
	-- Londo and Morden in Babylon 5:"The Hour of the Wolf"
"The incident at Z'ha'dum has forced us to look for outside support sooner than we had intended. My associates are planning to move some of their forces off Z'ha'dum to insure their safety in case certain parties decide to take advantage of the situation. They did it before a thousand years ago. Planted their ships like seeds all around the galaxy in exchange for certain favors."
	-- Morden to Londo in Babylon 5:"The Hour of the Wolf"
"If there's a madman on the throne, it's because you and Refa put him there. He's your responsibility and you .. you are mine. Based on our warm relations of the past, my associates asked for you as our liaison to the Royal Court."
	-- Morden to Londo in Babylon 5:"The Hour of the Wolf"
"I don't care. I won't do it!"
"Of course you will, Mollari. Because you're drawn to power, because you are my friend. Because you are afraid of what someone else might do in your place."
	-- Londo and Morden in Babylon 5:"The Hour of the Wolf"
"The stories we've heard about what happened at Z'ha'dum. Are they true?"
"Yes."
"What do you intend to do about them?"
"Nothing."
"But if Sheridan is still alive, if there's even a chance."
"Irrelevant."
"Irrelevant? How can you say that? You know how much depends on him."
"He has opened an unexpected door. We do now what must be done now. His purpose has been fullfilled."
"You have the power to send a force to investigate. If he's alive, he can be rescued."
"No one returns from Z'ha'dum."
"That's what we thought about Anna Sheridan. You were wrong then, you could be wrong now. Are you afraid to admit that you are capable of another mistake? He pledged for you, worked for you, for me, for everyone here. If you turn away now, if you abandon him to die on Z'ha'dum, I will have no more respect left for you. Do you understand me?"
"Respect is irrelevant."
	-- Delenn and Kosh in Babylon 5:"The Hour of the Wolf"
"Our thoughts form the universe, they always matter."
	-- G'Kar to Zack in Babylon 5:"The Hour of the Wolf"
"It takes a rare kind of wisdom to accept change and redemption in another. Many would refuse, seeing only what was, not what is. Mr. Garibaldi gave me that chance. I must repay him."
	-- G'Kar to Zack in Babylon 5:"The Hour of the Wolf"
"Read the old books, Mollari. They speak of the ancient gods, they speak about them. Power, power beyond description."
"If their power is so great, why do they need to hide behind us? They are using us as shields. When the war comes here, our people will die first!"
"Some are always sacrificed for the greater good."
"What greater good?"
"Ah! Mine of course!"
	-- Cartagia and Londo in Babylon 5:"The Hour of the Wolf"
"What are a few million lives compared to the glory of becoming a living god?"
	-- Cartagia in Babylon 5:"The Hour of the Wolf"
"Is there anywhere else you need me to carry you?"
"No. Go."
"Doesn't feel the same as when I carried Kosh with me, it's darker somehow. Is everything all right?"
"Yes."
"You're planning something, aren't you? Something that you aren't telling me."
"You are free for a time. Do not interfere."
	-- Lyta and Kosh in Babylon 5:"The Hour of the Wolf"
"Londo?"
"Vir, I woke you. I'm sorry, I forgot the time difference there."
"It's all right, I was just about to get up .. in about six hours."
	-- Vir and Londo in Babylon 5:"The Hour of the Wolf"
"Is there something wrong?"
"Something: no. Everything: yes. Conspiracies require more than one person. And there's no one here I trust. Come quickly, Vir, we have much to do."
	-- Vir and Londo in Babylon 5:"The Hour of the Wolf"
"Have you ever heard of the hour of the wolf?"
"No."
"My father told me about it. It's the time between 3:00 and 4:00 in the morning. You can't sleep, and all you can see is the troubles and the problems and the ways that your life should've gone but didn't. All you can hear is the sound of your own heart."
	-- Ivanova and Lyta in Babylon 5:"The Hour of the Wolf"
"They heard us. They know we are here. The eye .. is looking for us."
"I've felt this before. I've been here before."
	-- Lyta and Ivanova in Babylon 5:"The Hour of the Wolf"
"Lennier, get us the hell out of here."
"Initiating 'getting the hell out of here' maneuver."
	-- Ivanova and Lennier in Babylon 5:"The Hour of the Wolf"
"Of course the others know, but they are afraid to move against him. Whoever does so will almost certainly be killed."
"That would be a drawback."
"These creatures must be driven away before it's too late. We must stop Cartagia no matter the cost."
"The cost? That would be the dying thing, right?"
	-- Londo and Vir in Babylon 5:"The Hour of the Wolf"
"Vir, there is a terrible truth: As one accumulates power, one loses friends. One only has those who wish to use you, and those you wish to use. And yet, in all of this, you have somehow managed to walk through the corridors of power and not be touched. I can only assume you have not been paying attention. And still, the hideous truth is, you are the closest thing I have to a friend. I'm as shocked and dismayed by this as you are, but there it is. I need a friend, Vir, and I need a patriot, and you are both. Will you help me, please?"
	-- Londo to Vir in Babylon 5:"The Hour of the Wolf"
"Commander's personal log. I wish it didn't have to be like this, but I can't keep on denying it. The Captain's dead, and I have to accept that. What matters now is finishing the work that he begun. I have some ideas how to do that, but I'm gonna need some help. I think I know where to go .. to find it. I have to let him go, and just get on with the work. I think .. I hope it's what he would've wanted."
	-- Ivanova in Babylon 5:"The Hour of the Wolf"
"Who are you?"
"Who are you?"
"How did I get here?"
"You were born."
"Why am I alive?"
"Well, that is the question, isn't it?"
	-- Sheridan and Lorien in Babylon 5:"The Hour of the Wolf"

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