Lot's of goodbyes in this episode. First G'Kar and Lyte, then the Doctor, and finally Garibaldi. Speaking of Garibaldi he was one of my favorite characters for the first three to four seasons. I'm glad he kind of redeemed himself at the end. It's good to see that he is going to get a happy ending. It was great seeing Number One (Tessa) again, I love that they made her the new intelligence chief for the Alliance.
This felt like the final episode of the series. It wrapped up what little story was left. I was shocked at what Lennier did, I actually gave an audible "Oh my God.. he didn't just do that". I liked Garibaldi's interaction with his new board members. It was good to see Londo again, even though he gave Delenn and Sheridan that urn with one of those creators in it. Guess will never see if that story plays out. This was a very emotional ending to this series (yeah I know there is one more episode). I really liked the shot when Sheridan and Delenn leave and the "new crew" of Babylon 5 is standing there and saluting him a farewell... very cool.
And finally the series finale S5 Ep22 "Sleeping in Light" 20 years after he visited Z'Ha'Dum, Sheridan knows his time is short and gathers his old comrades together. Afterwards he takes personalized White Star to
5 where it's going to be decommissioned shortly. The final leg of his
journey takes him to Coriana 6 where they ended the Shadow War, and
meets with one last person. The old command staff gather on Babylon 5 to
watch its decommissioning.
I knew ahead of time that this episode was actually filmed as the finale of Season 4 but when they got picked up by another network for season 5 they pulled it and saved it for the end of season five. For the most part it worked, most of the storyline made sense. If the last episode made me cry this episode almost killed me. Sheridan dying was bad enough by when he had to say goodbye to Delenn, I lost it. We still don't know what happen to Lennier or if their son opened that urn on his 16th birthday but it was still great to see Susan again.. I miss her character.
So that's it.. it took us almost a year and a half (7/10/13 - 1/7/15) but we finished all 110 episodes of Babylon 5. It's an amazing series, one that I am very happy that I took the time to watch. We still have the five TV movies and the spin off series, if we decide to watch it all. But this was a fantastic series, so many ups and downs, great storylines and characters. Characters that I loved at the beginning and hated at the end and vice versa. This series moved me to tears and then fits of anger, it was so well written and defiantly one of the all time favorite TV series.
Next up the first TV movie... "Babylon 5: In the Beginning"