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Jan. 16th, 2017

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Recap and Discussion for 3 x 12 – Sic Transit Vir

We begin the episode with Ivanova standing naked in the C&C then waking up screaming.

We see Vir on Centauri Prime – a minister of some sort tells him that the Emperor likes his reports from Minbar but they do sound a lot like Londo wrote them. Vir tells he helped. Then the minister tells Vir a joke: What is more dangerous than a room full of angry Narns? One angry Narn with a key. Vir laughs nervously and goes back to his room, which is full of angry looking Narns.

Susan tells John she’s been having nightmares. He tells her she must have something unsettled in her mind.

Londo is trying to kill a bug when finally a young woman comes in.

John and Delenn meet and he asks her for a date – rather awkwardly.

Vir arrives back on B5.

Vir goes to Londo’s quarters where he is introduced to Lyndisty, who is to be his wife.

Londo has another bug.

Zack tells Ivanova that someone from Centauri named Abrahamo Lincolni has been sending Narn offworld with false papers. They gape at one another when they see who has done this.

Vir is nervously getting to know Lyndisty.

Vir tries to explain to Ivanova why he is sending Narn to camps – they are safer than where they are and safer as well. He is running a sort of underground railroad.

John had made flarn for Delenn and judging by her expression, it’s awful but she’s saved by the bell when an attack is reported and John goes running.

A Narn has attacked Vir and Lyndisty, but is thwarted by Sheridan and the security team led by Zack. They end up shooting the Narn. Before he is killed the Narn says it is a Blood oath.

Ivanova reports the blood oath bit to Sheridan and they are all puzzled at why anyone would want to kill Vir, most of all Vir. Lyndisty fixed his injury. Ivanova tells him that the Narn had a pouch brother who will try to finish the blood oath.

Vir asks for romance advice from Susan who finally tells him to behave with enthusiasm, sincerity, compassion and humor.

Delenn is helping John with his buttons since he was injured in the scuffle with the narn who attacked Vir and Lyndisty. John almost kisses Delenn when Ivanova interrupts and calls him to Londo’s quarters. Susan calls Vir out about the camps in front of Londo, telling Sheridan about them all being dead. Londo is appalled as only Londo can be after he finds out that the Narn were sent away rather than killed.

Lyndisty helps Vir, tending his wounds. Lyndisty tells Vir what she really thinks of the Narn, that they are lesser and not even people. She has the other Narn tied up for Vir to kill. She says she has killed many with her father, helping to burn villages and to put Narn to sleep, as he culled the herds of Narn. Vir is appalled at her.

We cut away to Londo yelling at Vir about going native on Minbar and about how Lydisty is going home and postponing their wedding.

Susan shows John how she made an identity for Abrahamo Lincolni so they could continue to use it if need be.

Virt says goodbye to Lynduisty. She says she’ll wait for him.

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Quotes:
"If kisses could kill, that one would have flattened several small towns."
– Vir Cotto
“Humans can be a very depressing people. “
- Delenn
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Questions:
1. What did you think of the bug in Londo’s room? Did you hear the sound it made?
2. So was Vir inspecting the throne because of Lady Mirella’s prediction that he’d be emperor someday?
3. Do you think G’kar knows anything about what Vir is doing?
4. Lyndisty gave me the creeps… as a young child in the south, I heard older people talk about African Americans that way… not about killing them but that they were somehow lesser than white people were. It was not unusual to hear things like coming from lovely mouths. Comments?
5. The first you saw it, were you yelling ‘Kiss her!’ to John? Do you like silly, giddy John in love?
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Sources:
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sic_Transit_Vir
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0517689/trivia?tab=qt&ref_=tt_trv_qu
The Lurkers’ Guide to Babylon 5: http://www.midwinter.com/lurk/countries/us/guide/056.html
Project Babylon: http://babylon5.wikia.com/wiki/Sic_Transit_Vir
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Post them if you have them.

NOw that's a bug!
12_LondoBug

The sweet face of horror
12_Lydisty

Nightmare time!
12_NakedIvanova

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