Sorry this took so long to get to, I got sidetracked watching Lexx.And Now For A Word
-It seems the Centauri are winning the war, or at least pulling ahead. using B5 to transfer weapons wasn't a smart move unless they were trying to goad the Narn into attacking them and making them look like crazed aggresors in front of the other races. It seemed like they were moving a lot of impresisve sounding weapons (no idea what a 'mass driver' is but I hope I get to see it used and that it's impressive) so they're definitely well armed. The blockading of the station didn't sound like a good idea, it was threatening not only their own people but a quarter million civillians, if they'd opened fire it could have turned every race against them. Were tempting the Narn into looking violent and reckless or are they so arrogant to think they could get away with it. I'll admitt, I'd be a bit amused if they pissed off the Minbari and they found themselves on the end of a Minbari ass kicking.
-While the Centauri seemed to act foolishly Londo acted brilliantly. He came across as friendly and rational, easily manipulating the viewers into seeing his side of things. Whatever else might be said of him Londo knows how to manuver the dangers rapids of politics.
-Sadly, the same can not be said about G'Kar. It seems that whenever the Narn don' get what they want or a situation turns against them they throw a mini temper tantrum. Despite acting to defend themselves they do so in a way that pushes potential allies away, it seems that while Sheridan may be sympathetic to the Narn, Earth may be leaning more towards the Centauri. It does make sense, they have a century of good relations with the Centauri, Londo comes across friendly and apologetic while G'Kar comes across as aggressive and angry and the Narn insigated every battle during the incident. It's almost like they don't understand the concept of restraint, it's all or nothing. G'Kar's backstory was horrible, his father getting killed for spilling a drink, and in so cruel a way, no wonder G'Kar hates the Centauri so much.
-That interview with Delenn was harsh. It started out well enough, we hear a bit about Minbar, learn they have three languages, Delenn trying to be friendly and then the interviewer brings up her transformation, fair enough who wouldn't be curious. But then she starts pressing Delenn about how humanity would be insulted and her transformation is a slap in the face to the families of those who died in the war with the Minbari and I grew to seriously dislike the interviewer. Delenn was trying to be nice and the reporter keeps pushing until she's broken down and starts crying, and it almost seems like she was doing it on purpose, like she wanted Delenn to hurt. Consdering Delenn underwent her transformation to bring Minbari and humans together and what she's suffered for it hearing that the humans also hate her for it must have been devastating, up till now the humans on the station had been friendly to her so this would have been an even bigger shock, besides it's never been shown that she even did anything in the war. Dick move, reporter, dick move. I don't know how they managed to get Delenn to agree to the follow up interview but kudos to Delenn for remaining positive and supportive of B5.
-Apparently even Kosh runs for cover in the face of reporters, I wonder if that was before or after they broke Delenn?
-apparently ISN is sponsored by Interplanetary Expiditions and Psi Corps. That doesn't bode well for anything.
-Apparently humanity has not learned it's lesson and has deluded itself into thinking itself a match for the Minbari, once again supporting my belief that there's a rematch coming at some point in the future. Humanity needs it's ego deflated.
Edited by TimeMonkey, Feb 26, 2012 @ 11:10 PM.