Babylon 5: Season 4 (1996 - 1997)


Season 4
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Episodes

Air date: Nov 7, 1996

Sheridan is missing and presumed dead. The Centauris continue to ally with the Shadows.

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G'Kar finds trouble while searching for Garibaldi. Sheridan hovers between life and death.

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Air date: Nov 21, 1996

A mysterious spacecraft heads towards Babylon 5 as Ivanova and Marcus search for more First Ones to aid in the war. Babylon 5 welcomes back its missing officers. The Vorlons undertake a frightening new tactic.

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Air date: Nov 28, 1996

Refugees from worlds destroyed by the Vorlons descend on Babylon 5. The Vorlons--and Kosh--are on the attack. Londo's plans to unseat the Centauri emperor become risky. Sheridan has a surprise for Delenn.

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Air date: Jan 30, 1997

Sheridan schemes to lure the Shadows into open warfare with the Vorlons. Londo carries out his perilous plan to rid himself of Cartagia.

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Air date: Feb 6, 1997

Ivanova and Lorien look for First Ones as Sheridan readies to meet the Shadows and Vorlons. Londo decisively ends the Centauris' alliance with the Shadows. The Shadows and Vorlons finally clash--with Sheridan's fleet trapped between them.

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Earth prepares to shut down Babylon 5. Bester wants Sheridan to return to the Shadow homeworld. Garibaldi resigns.

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A propagandist news reporter visits Babylon 5. Sheridan receives bad news about his father. Franklin tries to save the cryogenically frozen telepaths.

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Delenn's clan has doubts about her taking Sheridan as a mate, so she travels to Minbar. While defending her love for Sheridan to the Minbaris, Delenn might be forced to expose an astounding secret.

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Sheridan clashes with Garibaldi. Franklin and Marcus encounter trouble near the Mars resistance camp.

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In 2261, Babylon 5 and its allies engage the powerful Shadows in a tremendous showdown, and the station's captain strives to expose far-reaching corruption on Earth.

Critic Reviews for Babylon 5 Season 4

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The fourth season of Babylon 5 aims for competence and consistency more than any of the other seasons, and it relies on getting the symbolism of the massive events of the season right to have any power, and dammit, those things do have power.

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Audience Reviews for Babylon 5: Season 4

  • 4d ago
    Amazing, best sci-fi ever made
  • Dec 27, 2020
    Sci-fi Legend of 20th century, had tremendous impact on the tv industry, with season length story arcs and universe building. 2020 and it's still a role model, still not surpassed by most of the modern sci-fi shows. JMS was playing 4D chess in 1993 while others are still playing checkers.
  • Sep 23, 2020
    The Mars plotline is distracting, but not entirely without merit. The series comes to a worthy conclusion, though without ending for good.
  • Mar 23, 2019
    Production issues mean this isnt quite as good as seasons 2 and 3: some of the space combat scenes just have far too much stuff in them. Regardless, the storytelling and acting are top notch
  • Nov 26, 2018
    Season 4 continues the show's excellence. In my opinion, Babylon 5 started off rough. However, it ended up being the best science fiction television series of the 1990's. Possibly the best sci-fi series ever made. The layer upon layer of politics, intrigue, vast time frame, and more. No other sci-fi series has been quite as ambitious. I loved it.
  • Sep 15, 2018
    IF ever there was a show that deserved to be revisited after a number of years, it would be this one!! After all these years, I still come back to a Babylon 5 marathon when I need a good SciFi fix....
  • Jun 16, 2018
    Well written, and internally consistent. The acting ranges from competent to brilliant. And the special effects have held up pretty well. They won tons of awards when the show first aired.
  • Jun 04, 2018
    Season four the best season of the series. Even after the shadow war it is still great.
  • Jan 03, 2018
    Sad the network canceled it and forced the series to end in a rush when the creator had mapped it out for 5 years and then was green-lit again after it was finished.
  • Feb 01, 2016
    It's the blockbuster TV series that created ALL the progressive series you've seen since 1992. Heighten tensions for 4 full series that accelerated and accelerated until you were wet. As Star Wars created the blockbuster movie, B5 created the blockbuster TV series. Heightened tensions will suck you in, spin you around... and then make you spend the next 20 years wishing something would even come close... they don't, can't and never will. B5 was the first, there will never be another... No shit.

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