Babylon 5 is a five-mile long space station located in neutral space. Built by the Earth Alliance in the 2250s, its goal is to maintain peace among the various alien races by providing a sanctuary where grievances and negotiations can be worked out among duly appointed ambassadors. A council made up of representatives from the five major space-faring civilizations – the Earth Alliance, Minbari Federation, Centauri Republic, Narn Regime, and Vorlon Empire – work with the League of Non-Aligned Worlds to keep interstellar relations under control. Aside from its diplomatic function, Babylon 5 also serves as a military post for Earth and a port of call for travelers, traders, businessmen, criminals, and Rangers.
#2 – Z’ha’dum
Season 3 – Episode 22
After he has recovered from the shock of seeing her, Anna gives Sheridan an ultimatum – come to Z’ha’dum with her, or never know what happened to her there.
The episode was rated from 320 votes.
#3 – War Without End (2)
Season 3 – Episode 17
While Sheridan is unstuck in time, seeing a glimpse of a future Centauri Prime in ruins, the others continue with their plan to take Babylon 4 back in time.
The episode was rated from 295 votes.
#4 – Severed Dreams
Season 3 – Episode 10
The renegade destroyer “”Alexander”” arrives at Babylon 5 and Sheridan is forced to announce the station’s secession from the Earth Alliance, and prepare for an attack by Clark’s forces. Meanwhile Delenn is forced to go to Minbar when the Grey Council refuses to act upon increased Shadow activity.
The episode was rated from 356 votes.
#5 – Into the Fire
Season 4 – Episode 6
In the hours before the Shadows and the Vorlons meet Sheridan’s alliance at Corriana 6, Ivanova and Lorien search for the last of the First Ones, and Londo races back to Centauri Prime in hope of removing all Shadow influence before the Vorlon planetkiller arrives.
The episode was rated from 310 votes.
#6 – Endgame
Season 4 – Episode 20
The only obstacle remaining between Sheridan and Earth is a fleet near Mars. With the help of the resistance, Sheridan plans to smuggle Shadow modified telepaths onto the fleet, hopefully disabling it long enough for him to take Earth. Meanwhile, Marcus is determined to find a way to help Ivanova.
The episode was rated from 288 votes.
#7 – Between the Darkness and the Light
Season 4 – Episode 19
Garibaldi is barely able to convince Lyta and Franklin that his recent behavior was caused by Bester, and they organize a rescue for Sheridan. Meanwhile, Ivanova gets word that a trap has been set at the fleets’ next rendezvous point, by a group of completely new advanced-technology destroyers.
The episode was rated from 270 votes.
#8 – War Without End (1)
Season 3 – Episode 16
Ivanova gets a distress call from herself pleading for help as the Shadows destroy Babylon 5. It is dated eight days into the future. At the same time, on Minbar, Sinclair is given a nine-hundred-year-old letter from Valen, telling him that a drastic action must be taken to prevent that future.
The episode was rated from 296 votes.
#9 – The Fall of Night
Season 2 – Episode 22
Two officials from the Ministry of Peace come to Babylon 5; one to deal with the Centauri’s continued expansion, and the other to check on the local Nightwatch. Meanwhile a Narn heavy cruiser seeks sanctuary while they make repairs, and Keffer continues his search for proof that Shadow ships exist.
The episode was rated from 303 votes.
#10 – The Long Night
Season 4 – Episode 5
As reports that the Shadows are destroying planets too start to come in, Sheridan prepares for one final showdown with the Shadows and the Vorlons. Meanwhile on Narn, Londo makes everything ready – G’Kar’s chains have been weakened… an undetectable weapon has been acquired… Tonight Cartagia must die.
The episode was rated from 296 votes.