Babylon 5

The WORST episodes of Babylon 5

Every episode of Babylon 5 ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst 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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Grail
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7.16
767 votes

#1 - Grail

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 7/6/1994

A man comes to Babylon 5 asking the alien ambassadors for information that can help him with his quest to find the Holy Grail, while a Downbelow gangster gives security problems by mind-wiping all who oppose him.

Directors: Richard Compton
Writer: Christy Marx
TKO
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7.16
748 votes

#2 - TKO

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 5/25/1994

Garibaldi is surprised when an old friend comes to Babylon 5 to fight in the "Mutai" - a savage alien fighting arena. Meanwhile, Ivanova has trouble dealing with her father's death.

Secrets of the Soul
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7.21
604 votes

#3 - Secrets of the Soul

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/4/1998

As more telepaths arrive at the station, the denizens of Downbelow start taking notice. Tensions build until one of the telepaths is assaulted, and the others decide to take revenge - against Byron's wishes. Meanwhile, Franklin tries to find out why the Hyach are hiding part of their medical history.

Directors: Tony Dow
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Midnight on the Firing Line
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7.23
1780 votes

#4 - Midnight on the Firing Line

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

When the Narn attack a Centauri colony, Londo and G'Kar nearly come to blows. Meanwhile, raiders are attacking transport ships near the station.

Directors: Richard Compton
In the Kingdom of the Blind
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7.24
509 votes

#5 - In the Kingdom of the Blind

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/18/1998

Londo starts to suspect that all is not right on Centauri Prime, when a good friend is murdered. On Babylon 5, Byron tries to force the council to give him and his telepaths a homeworld of their own.

Directors: David J. Eagle
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Survivors
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7.25
857 votes

#6 - Survivors

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 5/4/1994

There is an explosion in one of the fighter bays just days before the president is to visit Babylon 5. A dying man implicates Garibaldi, which is just what the head of presidential security wants to hear, as she blames him for her father's death.

Directors: Jim Johnston
Meditations on the Abyss
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7.26
540 votes

#7 - Meditations on the Abyss

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired 5/27/1998

Delenn reassigns Lennier to a Ranger training mission on the border of Centauri space, hoping he can find some proof regarding the Centauri involvement in the shipping line attacks. Vir undergoes some dramatic changes when he learns that he is the new Centauri ambassador to Babylon 5.

Directors: Mike Vejar
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A Tragedy of Telepaths
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7.27
536 votes

#8 - A Tragedy of Telepaths

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/25/1998

The telepaths have barred themselves inside an area of Downbelow, and their telepathic tricks force Lochley to ask Bester for help. G'Kar finds an old friend locked in a cell in the Centauri palace.

Directors: Tony Dow
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Infection
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7.28
1080 votes

#9 - Infection

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/16/1994

Dr. Franklin gets a visit from an old friend and former mentor, xenoarchaeologist Dr. Vance Hendricks who wants Franklin's help to analyze some organic artifacts he found on a dead world. But the artifacts seem to have a will of their own and start to manipulate Hendricks' assistant.

Directors: Richard Compton
A Late Delivery from Avalon
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7.30
763 votes

#10 - A Late Delivery from Avalon

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 4/25/1996

A mysterious man comes to Babylon 5 dressed in chainmail and armed with a sword. His name? King Arthur - Son of Uther Pendragon, come to help when he is needed most.

Directors: Mike Vejar
Strange Relations
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7.30
678 votes

#11 - Strange Relations

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/25/1998

Bester arrives at the station to arrest the Downbelow telepaths, and Londo barely escapes an assassination attempt when the ship he was to be aboard explodes.

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Objects in Motion
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7.32
392 votes

#12 - Objects in Motion

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired 11/11/1998

Tessa Holloran, former Number One of the Mars resistance, arrives with a warning for Lise and Michael - an assassin has been hired to kill them. Meanwhile, G'Kar gets ready to leave, though not everybody is happy about it.

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The Paragon of Animals
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7.34
653 votes

#13 - The Paragon of Animals

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/4/1998

A small world plagued by raiders begs the alliance for help. Garibaldi tries forming an intelligence unit of telepaths.

Directors: Mike Vejar
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Soul Hunter
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7.35
1190 votes

#14 - Soul Hunter

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/2/1994

A badly damaged ship is brought into the station and the strange alien inside is identified as a soul hunter - an immortal race who can sense death and supposedly steal someone's soul.

Directors: Jim Johnston
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Born to the Purple
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7.35
1132 votes

#15 - Born to the Purple

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/9/1994

Londo unknowingly falls for a beautiful slave, whose owner wants her to steal sensitive information. Garibaldi discovers that someone is using a restricted communications channel.

Directors: Bruce Seth Green
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The Corps is Mother, the Corps is Father
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7.36
478 votes

#16 - The Corps is Mother, the Corps is Father

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 4/15/1998

A telepath murders his roommate and escapes on a ship bound for Babylon 5. Bester is given the job of capturing him, and brings along two PSI Cop interns to show them how he works.

Directors: Stephen Furst
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Learning Curve
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7.37
652 votes

#17 - Learning Curve

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/18/1998

Four rangers come from Minbar with a status report to Delenn, while a Downbelow racketeer decides it's time to get rid of Zack.

Directors: David J. Eagle
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Exogenesis
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7.39
797 votes

#18 - Exogenesis

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/15/1996

Marcus starts snooping around Downbelow when some of his contacts start behaving unusually and a lurker is found dead with a strange creature bonded to his spine. Ivanova investigates Corwin's loyalties when he receives a promotion.

Directors: Kevin G. Cremin
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Convictions
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7.40
939 votes

#19 - Convictions

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/16/1995

A bomber is loose on Babylon 5; setting of bombs with seemingly no pattern. G'Kar blames the Centauri, Londo blames the Narn - and in it all, Lennier is critically injured. At the same time a group of monks request permission to live on the station.

Directors: Mike Vejar
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All Alone in the Night
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7.40
828 votes

#20 - All Alone in the Night

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 2/16/1995

While leading a Starfury squadron to investigate the disappearance of several ships, Sheridan is captured by an alien vessel. Meanwhile Delenn is summoned to appear before the Grey Council to discuss her recent change in appearance.

Directors: Mario Di Leo
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The Very Long Night of Londo Mollari
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7.41
612 votes

#21 - The Very Long Night of Londo Mollari

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/28/1998

Londo collapses from a heart attack, and must battle with his guilt in a dream state. Delenn learns that Lennier is planing to leave Babylon 5 to join the Rangers.

Directors: David J. Eagle
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No Compromises
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7.43
744 votes

#22 - No Compromises

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/21/1998

Lochley takes command of Babylon 5 and Byron petitions her for asylum aboard the station. An assassin pledges to kill Sheridan at his inauguration.

Directors: Janet Greek
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Legacies
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7.45
789 votes

#23 - Legacies

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 7/20/1994

A Minbari war cruiser comes to Babylon 5 to display the body of a recently dead Minbari leader, while Ivanova and Talia battle for the fate of a young girl with newly discovered telepathic powers.

Directors: Bruce Seth Green
Writer: D.C. Fontana
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Phoenix Rising
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7.45
478 votes

#24 - Phoenix Rising

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 4/1/1998

More bloodhound units arrive and the fight with the violent faction of Byron's followers intensifies... until the rogues seize medlab - with Garibaldi and Franklin in it.

Directors: David J. Eagle
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By Any Means Necessary
star
7.46
819 votes

#25 - By Any Means Necessary

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/11/1994

The station's dock workers stage an illegal strike after an accident in the docking bays. G'Kar tries to take part in a Narn religious ceremony, but must find a replacement G'Quan-Eth plant that was destroyed in the accident.

Directors: Jim Johnston
Watch Now:Amazon

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