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#5 The Touch of Your Shadow, the Whisper of Your Name

My Rating: 6

Although there was nothing wrong with the writing itself, this story was a little too much a simple psychological thriller in the X-files tradition (is there a tradition yet?) instead of a science fiction drama. The people weren't quite the explosive themselves, although they weren't exactly out of character either (except that Garibaldi's fear/hate of telepaths was totally dismissed). I think a B-plot besides the main story would've allowed it to have a better impact. Now it felt like most of the time everyone was just waiting for what was to happen next and when it finally happened, it was some kind of a let-down. The events take place in early 2260, before "A Day in the Strife".

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