Babylon 5

The BEST episodes of Babylon 5

Every episode of Babylon 5 ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Babylon 5!

Babylon 5 is a five-mile long space station located in neutral space. Built by the Earth Alliance in the 2250s, its goal is to maintain peace among the various alien races by providing a sanctuary where grievances and negotiations can be worked out among duly appointed ambassadors. A council made up of representatives from the five major space-faring civilizations - the Earth Alliance, Minbari Federation, Centauri Republic, Narn Regime, and Vorlon Empire - work with the League of Non-Aligned Worlds to keep interstellar relations under control. Aside from its diplomatic function, Babylon 5 also serves as a military post for Earth and a port of call for travelers, traders, businessmen, criminals, and Rangers.

Last Updated: 10/14/2022Network:TNT (US)
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Z'ha'dum
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8.52
1109 votes

#1 - Z'ha'dum

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired 10/31/1996

After he has recovered from the shock of seeing her, Anna gives Sheridan an ultimatum - come to Z'ha'dum with her, or never know what happened to her there.

Directors: Adam Nimoy
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Severed Dreams
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8.50
1105 votes

#2 - Severed Dreams

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/4/1996

The renegade destroyer ""Alexander"" arrives at Babylon 5 and Sheridan is forced to announce the station's secession from the Earth Alliance, and prepare for an attack by Clark's forces. Meanwhile Delenn is forced to go to Minbar when the Grey Council refuses to act upon increased Shadow activity.

Directors: David J. Eagle
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War Without End (2)
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8.44
833 votes

#3 - War Without End (2)

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired 5/23/1996

While Sheridan is unstuck in time, seeing a glimpse of a future Centauri Prime in ruins, the others continue with their plan to take Babylon 4 back in time.

Directors: Mike Vejar
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Shadow Dancing
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8.32
922 votes

#4 - Shadow Dancing

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired 10/24/1996

With the Shadows next target known, a massive counterattack is prepared. Ivanova and Marcus scout ahead in the White Star, while the fleet stands by in hyperspace. At the same time, Franklin finally has to face his problems as he lies fatally wounded in Downbelow.

Directors: Kim Friedman
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Into the Fire
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8.29
931 votes

#5 - Into the Fire

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/6/1997

In the hours before the Shadows and the Vorlons meet Sheridan's alliance at Corriana 6, Ivanova and Lorien search for the last of the First Ones, and Londo races back to Centauri Prime in hope of removing all Shadow influence before the Vorlon planetkiller arrives.

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Endgame
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8.29
841 votes

#6 - Endgame

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired 10/16/1997

The only obstacle remaining between Sheridan and Earth is a fleet near Mars. With the help of the resistance, Sheridan plans to smuggle Shadow modified telepaths onto the fleet, hopefully disabling it long enough for him to take Earth. Meanwhile, Marcus is determined to find a way to help Ivanova.

Directors: John Copeland
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Sleeping in Light
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8.24
474 votes

#7 - Sleeping in Light

Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired 11/25/1998

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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Chrysalis
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8.24
906 votes

#8 - Chrysalis

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 10/26/1994

The Centauri are about to withdraw from a quadrant of space because the Narn are harassing them, when Londo gets an offer to take care of the problem. Meanwhile, Garibaldi tries to find out what his informant stumbled upon that got him killed.

Directors: Janet Greek
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The Long Night
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8.21
835 votes

#9 - The Long Night

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/30/1997

As reports that the Shadows are destroying planets too start to come in, Sheridan prepares for one final showdown with the Shadows and the Vorlons. Meanwhile on Narn, Londo makes everything ready - G'Kar's chains have been weakened...

Directors: John Lafia
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No Surrender, No Retreat
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8.20
858 votes

#10 - No Surrender, No Retreat

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired 5/29/1997

With Clark having killed 10,000 unarmed refugees, Sheridan once again mobilizes for war. The first target is Proxima 3, which is being bombed into submission. At the same time, Londo tries to get G'Kar to partake in a joint Centauri/Narn statement in support of the war against Clark.

Directors: Mike Vejar
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The Coming of Shadows
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8.17
934 votes

#11 - The Coming of Shadows

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/2/1995

The aging Centauri emperor travels to Babylon 5 despite his failing health. Refa sees this as an opportunity to have Londo publicly embarrass the emperor, while G'Kar prepares to assassinate him.

Directors: Janet Greek
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The Fall of Night
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8.17
985 votes

#12 - The Fall of Night

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 11/2/1995

Two officials from the Ministry of Peace come to Babylon 5; one to deal with the Centauri's continued expansion, and the other to check on the local Nightwatch. Meanwhile a Narn heavy cruiser seeks sanctuary while they make repairs, and Keffer continues his search for proof that Shadow ships exist.

Directors: Janet Greek
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War Without End (1)
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8.16
925 votes

#13 - War Without End (1)

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 5/16/1996

Ivanova gets a distress call from herself pleading for help as the Shadows destroy Babylon 5. It is dated eight days into the future. At the same time, on Minbar, Sinclair is given a nine-hundred-year-old letter from Valen, telling him that a drastic action must be taken to prevent that future.

Directors: Mike Vejar
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Between the Darkness and the Light
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8.14
829 votes

#14 - Between the Darkness and the Light

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired 10/9/1997

Garibaldi is barely able to convince Lyta and Franklin that his recent behavior was caused by Bester, and they organize a rescue for Sheridan. Meanwhile, Ivanova gets word that a trap has been set at the fleets' next rendezvous point, by a group of completely new advanced-technology destroyers.

Directors: David J. Eagle
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The Long, Twilight Struggle
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8.09
995 votes

#15 - The Long, Twilight Struggle

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 10/19/1995

Draal reveals himself for Sheridan, while Refa and Londo set a plan in motion that will lead to the final defeat of the Narns.

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Whatever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi?
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8.08
893 votes

#16 - Whatever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi?

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/14/1996

On Z'ha'dum, Sheridan floats somewhere in-between life and death. Meanwhile G'Kar risks imprisonment to try to find Garibaldi.

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Point of No Return
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8.05
1012 votes

#17 - Point of No Return

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/29/1996

Clark has just declared marshal law, and while Nightwatch prepare to take control of the station, Zack has to decide whose side he's on. In an exercise of bad timing, the prophetic widow of emperor Turhan finally comes to the station, granting Londo the visit he's been begging her for for a long time.

Directors: Jim Johnston
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A Voice in the Wilderness (2)
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8.03
885 votes

#18 - A Voice in the Wilderness (2)

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 8/3/1994

The situation heats up when an Earth Force heavy cruiser arrives to "protect Earth's interests", and the fusion reactors on Epsilon 3 start going out of control, and may blow up the planet and Babylon 5.

Directors: Janet Greek
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Movements of Fire and Shadow (1)
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8.03
458 votes

#19 - Movements of Fire and Shadow (1)

Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired 6/17/1998

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.

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Messages from Earth
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8.02
952 votes

#20 - Messages from Earth

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/22/1996

An archeologist is brought Babylon 5 with a grave massage - a dormant Shadow ship has been found on Ganymede. It must be destroyed before it falls into the hands of President Clark.

Directors: Mike Vejar
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And the Rock Cried Out, No Hiding Place
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8.02
828 votes

#21 - And the Rock Cried Out, No Hiding Place

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired 10/17/1996

Londo forces Vir to participate in a plan to kill G'Kar. Sheridan struggles with figuring out the Shadows' tactics.

Directors: David J. Eagle
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Ship of Tears
star
8.00
884 votes

#22 - Ship of Tears

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 5/2/1996

Bester comes to Babylon 5, this time seeking help against a common enemy - the Shadows. Meanwhile G'Kar demands to be included in the War Council.

Directors: Mike Vejar
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The Fall of Centauri Prime (2)
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7.98
519 votes

#23 - The Fall of Centauri Prime (2)

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired 10/28/1998

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.

Directors: Douglas E. Wise
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Babylon Squared
star
7.95
867 votes

#24 - Babylon Squared

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 8/10/1994

Babylon 4 reappears at the same place it disappeared four years before, and Sinclair and Garibaldi lead an expedition to evacuate its crew. Meanwhile Delenn is summoned by the Grey council. They inform her that they have selected a new leader...

Directors: Jim Johnston
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Interludes and Examinations
star
7.94
827 votes

#25 - Interludes and Examinations

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 5/9/1996

Morden returns to secure Londo's cooperation again, Garibaldi confronts Franklin about the stims and Kosh gives Sheridan a victory against the Shadows - but at a price.

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