"The Summoning"

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"Flak'sha [Engines at full..] Shin'drabi [high power] Hat'rashu [hatrack ratcatcher.] and dolo [to port weapons..] ishi'den [brickbat lingerie.]"
	-- Ivanova to Marcus and Delenn in Babylon 5:"The Summoning"
"Tell the crew: 'Anyone who laughs will answer to me personally.'"
	-- Delenn to Marcus in Babylon 5:"The Summoning"
"What's next on the list?"
"Sector 87/20/42. At least a dozen ships have reported seeing something rather godlike in the area, and since neither you nor I were there, it must be one of the First Ones."
"You are having delusions of grandeur again."
"Well, if you're gonna have delusions, you may as well go for the really satisfying ones."
	-- Ivanova and Marcus in Babylon 5:"The Summoning"
"I can't believe it. Did you see him?"
"I was right there, Vir. I saw him."
"How can you see G'Kar like that and feel nothing?"
"I feel, Vir. I wish that I didn't, it would make this all much easier. We must play along until the time is right."
"I don't know if G'Kar can survive that long."
"He will survive. He must. For my sake as well as his own."
	-- Vir and Londo in Babylon 5:"The Summoning"
"Damned! Damned! Damned silence. He refuses to bow, he refuses to drink."
"Did you know we assigned one of our best pain technicians -- pain technicians, they used to be called torturers, ever since they got organized it's 'pain technicians' -- Why are you here? One of our very best torturers, I felt certain he would break him. Two hours he worked, not a sound. I said: 'Give me a cry, rin-tintsy(?). Give me a shout, a whimper, a scream.' Silence! So, I got to it myself. You can't leave these things to others, they never get it right! And well, you can see for yourself. If I didn't know better, I would say he was a mute. Silence! I'm beginning to understand what you're going through with this G'Kar. How you put up with this at all, I have no idea."
"He was a small burden."
	-- Cartagia and Londo in Babylon 5:"The Summoning"
"Silence! Silence! Where's the joy in that, really? He's so insubordinate, I can't have him challenging my authority that way."
	-- Cartagia to Londo in Babylon 5:"The Summoning"
"He can't force you to live like this, can he?"
"Yes, he can."
	-- Delenn and Lyta in Babylon 5:"The Summoning"
"I thought he would welcome the chance to strike at the Shadows."
"I think the Vorlons have plans of their own. There's .. there's something going on.. Something they haven't told us yet."
"Do you have any idea?"
"No, and frankly, I'm afraid to ask. I don't think that they care about what happens to us anymore, Delenn. I think their game just got bigger than that."
	-- Delenn and Lyta in Babylon 5:"The Summoning"
"While I was carrying you, you felt cold, hard. What are you hiding from me?"
"Your work for now is done here. Go. Sleep."
"I have a right to know. I've done everything you asked. I let your people modify me, enhance my telepathic abilities so I'd be more suited to carry a Vorlon around in my head, because I believed. Kosh, the real Kosh wasn't like this. I think in some level he cared about us, about me. With you it's as if I'm being used and then thrown away when I'm not needed anymore. Dammit! I have earned some respect! And I have earned some answers!"
"Respect? From whom?"
	-- Lyta and Kosh in Babylon 5:"The Summoning"
"Would you know my thoughts? Would you?"
	-- Kosh to Lyta in Babylon 5:"The Summoning"
"I'm picking something up."
"A unicorn? .. Sorry."
	-- Ivanova and Marcus in Babylon 5:"The Summoning"
"Captain, we're sorry. We thought you were dead."
"I was. I'm better now."
	-- Drazi spokesman and Sheridan in Babylon 5:"The Summoning"
"We can end this. Not just for now, not just for the next thousand years, but forever."
	-- Sheridan in Babylon 5:"The Summoning"
"When most of the First Ones left, two of them, the Shadows and Vorlons, stayed behind. Their job was to keep an eye on the younger races, help them along, but .. they couldn't decide or agree on what had to be done. The Vorlons believed that strength comes through order and discipline, the Shadows believe in promoting evolution through conflict, starting wars."
"Those are diametrically opposite positions."
"Exactly. Now, at first there was a balance between the two sides. They abided by rules of engagement, respected each others positions, but that changed over time."
	-- Sheridan and Lennier in Babylon 5:"The Summoning"
"Why the wars? Why the fighting? If each side agreed to respect the other.."
"I don't know who started it first, Delenn, but somewhere along the line they both decided that their way was the right way, the only way, and we've been caught in the middle ever since."
	-- Delenn and Sheridan in Babylon 5:"The Summoning"
"This latest incident, everything that's happened lately, it's convinced the Vorlons that their only alternative is to destroy the Shadows and anyone touched by them. Like an infection, you have to .. cut it out."
"And any healthy tissue that's cut out along the way.. well, that's okay, because it's all for a good cause."
	-- Lyta and Franklin in Babylon 5:"The Summoning"
"Since the Shadows are ready to strike back at any time now, we are caught in the middle again."
	-- Sheridan in Babylon 5:"The Summoning"
"We could barely stop the Shadows, how do we stop them and the Vorlons?"
"I don't know. All I know is that unless you do stop them, it won't matter who wins and who loses, because none of us, not a single world in 70 light years in any direction, will live to see it."
	-- Garibaldi and Lyta in Babylon 5:"The Summoning"

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