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Patterns of the Soul

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Patterns of the Soul is an episode from the TV Series Crusade which is a spin off from Babylon 5.

"Who Are You? Matthew Gideon, Captain. Attached to the Earth Alliance Starship Excalibur. What do you want? To find a cure to the Drakh plague before it wipes out all life on earth. Where Are You Going? Anywhere I Have To. Who do you serve and who do you trust? Who do you serve and who do you trust?"
– Galen Questioning Captain Gideon


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Guest StarringEdit



Is The Drakh Plague spreading? A journey to Theta 49 confirms Earth command's fear that the planet's colonists carry the incubating virus. Another alarming discovery awaits: Theta's inhabitants were deliberately contaminated.

Memorable QuotesEdit

"The human race doesn't measure the quality of what it's accomplished only the quantity, the numbers. How much can we do before someone else can?"
Tim, to Captain Gideon

Episode ChronologyEdit

13 episodes of crusade were produced before TNT cancelled the series. According to posts by J. Michael Straczynski, which are archived on, TNT broadcast the episodes out of the intended sequence. The order of the episodes was then revised when they were re-broadcasted on the Sci-Fi channel, the Sci-Fi channel actually contacted Straczynski and asked which order he would prefer the episodes were broadcast. A third order was formally endorsed by Straczynski as the "true" chronological sequence of events for the filmed episode, as it appeared in The Official Babylon 5 Chronology (published in the pages of The Official Babylon 5 Magazine in 1999-2000). This particular ordering supersedes Straczynski's own "preferred" sequence from a strictly chronological and causal standpoint. The original broadcast order as set by TNT was used for the DVD releases.

Revised Broadcast OrderEdit

Using the Revised Broadcast Order Patterns of the Soul is episode 8 of 13.

Preceded by: Crusade episodes Followed by:
"Each Night I Dream of Home" "The Path of Sorrows"

  • The events of 'Patterns of the Soul' took place some time in June 2267, as it was mentioned that it took the colonist 6 months to find Theta 49.

DVD ReleaseEdit

This Episode along with the other 12 from the series has been released on DVD with some limited Special Features. For more information see:

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