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Passing Through Gethsemane

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B5 3x04 Gethsemane
Babylon 5, Episode 3x04
Production number: 305
First aired: 27th November 1995
48th Babylon 5 episode to be aired
Production Credits
Written By: J. Michael Straczynski
Directed By: Adam Nimoy
Executive Producer: Douglas Netter
& J. Michael Straczynski
Producer: John Copeland
Production Designer: John Iacovelli
Director of Photography: John C. Flinn, III A.S.C.
Editor: Skip Robinson
Music By: Christopher Franke
Episode Chronology
Story Date: January 18th - February 4th, 2260
Chronological Order
Preceded by: A Day in the Strife
Followed by: Voices of Authority
Broadcast Order
Preceded by: A Day in the Strife
Followed by: Voices of Authority
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Guest StarringEdit



Cast NotesEdit



Captain Sheridan and Brother Theo are playing chess in the Zen Garden as Commander Ivanova and Brother Edward watch. Ivanova offers a wager to Edward on the outcome, but Edward declines saying "if you're going to sin you may as well go for one of the really big ones." Sheridan is confident he has Theo trapped on the board. Theo pontificates on the subject of faith, but Sheridan insists he stop stalling and make a move. (If you look closely at the board, Theo's King is is not as threatened as Sheridan's Queen). Theo quotes Ambassador Delenn: "Faith Manages" and puts Sheridan's King into checkmate in a single move of his Knight. Ivanova receives a link that Ambassador Kosh's ship is arriving and wishes to meet her in Bay 13.

Theo encourages Edward to show Sheridan his craftwork, a crystal figurine. Edward says he is doubly blessed in the making and then in the giving. He offers it to Sheridan once it is completed.

Ivanova arrives at Bay 13 as Kosh's ship pulls along side. Instead of exiting the ship, he approaches Ivanova from behind. He says she "should be informed." He looks at his ship and says "Returning." Lyta Alexander exits the ship, reminding Ivanova "I said I'd be back."

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Act VEdit

Memorable QuotesEdit

"Brother Edward: "Theo.""
"Brother Theo: "Don't. Don't move Edward. Help is on the way.""
"Brother Edward: "It's alright, Theo. I knew what was going to happen. I even waited for them to come, so forgive them for doing what had to be done. I always wanted to know if I would have the courage to stay at the garden of Gethsemane. Now I know, Theo. Now I know.""

"Brother Edward: "Theo? I'm afraid. Is there enough forgiveness for what I've done?""
"Brother Theo: "Always, Edward. Always. Take my hand. Through the mysteries of our redemption may almighty God release you from all punishments in this life and in the life to come. May He open to you the gates of paradise and welcome you to everlasting joy. Father, look with compassion on your servant, Edward who has trusted in your promises. Welcome him to your kingdom in peace. By the authority which the apostolic see has given me I grant you a full pardon and remission of all your sins. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.""

DVD ReleaseEdit

This episode, along with the other 21 from Season 3 have been released on DVD with extensive Special Features.

External LinkEdit

Episode guide page for Passing Through Gethsemane at the Lurker's Guide

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