Hobsonphile requested a stream-of-counsciousness, so here we go:
I love our secret coup meeting on Narn. You can tell it’s Narn because of the red filter over the light. Vir! Vir’s speaking his mind, making sense, he’s grown so damn much.
So Londo and G’kar whispering in the cell is kind of hot. I don’t know why but this is. “Your heart is empty, Mollari. Did you know that?” *sob* It’s not, it’s really not. I promise it’s not.
"You are incapable of doing anything really dangerous or subversive." So sweet, so adorable, muttering Vir. Oh my god, that nerotoxin is terrifying. Huge fucking needle right between the hearts? Not good. "LON-EEEEH" this shit is not funny Vir. (But it actually really is.)
Oh my god, G’kar. Baby. Honey. Sweetie. Darling. This is so terrible. I want to see Cartagia dead for this. Oh my god he replaced the chains! AND G’KAR IS BREAKING THEM ANYWAY! Weeks of malnutrition and beatings and he’s still strong enough to OWN THAT SHIT! Oh Londo you waited too long, now he’s got you. VIR.VIR. YOU DIDN’T. I’M SPEECHLESS. Vir killed Cartagia! Maybe now he can kill Morden, too. Oh wow, they’re using this as an argument to get the Centauri to leave Narn alone. This is flawless. Hey, Londo is the PM! That’s really amazing. Maybe not exactly how we wanted this to go but I’m pleased with it.
No one will ever let Lennier talk. Clearly. And then BRYAN FUCKING CRANSTON JUST SHOWS UP OUT OF NOWHERE. Garibaldi has gotten really negative since coming back from being held by the shadows.
"Vir, where are you. Come on *clap clap* let’s go." And now Vir is drunk. This is almost sad. And kind of scary. "Oooohhhh youuuuuu betcha." Oh so sad. "How much more before I can look in the mirror and not see myself?" "A wife I could love, maybe one who could actually love someone like me." Well my heart is in pieces on the fucking floor. "I know. I know, Vir." It was necessary. It absolutely was. Londo envies his pain. This is terrible.
LIBERATION OF NARN BITCHESSSS! Fireworks forever! “I gave G’kar my word. Set them free, in return for his help. I will keep my promises. My honor is all I have left.” This is not gonna be okay for me. And Vir, I love you, but “what was it all for” is such a bullshit line of thinking. Yes, you killed someone, but he was a madman. You liberated Narn, you saved your own people from total destruction. It’s stupid to ask what this was for.
Oh my god, we’re at war with the Vorlons and the Shadows. I don’t even understand how we think this is going to work out. I mean, seriously, what the hell has happened here? I get a sense that we’ve lost control of the situation a tad. And we’re going to try to force a confrontation between the Shadows and the Vorlons… that’s not a terrible strategy. “If they want Armageddon, then by god let’s give it to them!”
In Valen’s name, they’re sending Bryan Cranston to his death. This is terrible.
Hah you fucking Narns, you didn’t drive jack shit away. We’re not going to war with the Centuari again. We’re not doing that. Let’s not do that. “The Centauri are a LOST PEOPLE.” This is amazing. Beautiful. Don’t you EVER call G’kar a coward. You wanna know what he has endured? Someone on Tumblr had mentioned moments where “G’kar loses his cool and starts giggling like a bitch.” I think that was one of those moments.
Sheridan and Delenn should make out before we go to fight. “Captain’s personal log, final entry.” Gah, my heart.
We would not die in that man’s company / That fears his fellowship to die with us.
Next up, 4.06 Into the Fire
I don’t think Vir’s “What was any of this for?” was referencing Cartagia. I think it was referencing the war and the bombing/subjugation of Narn. The Centauri murdered millions — and what did they gain exactly? Nothing. So actually, Vir is quite wise and not muttering BS. ;)
Everything else in this post, though? YES YES YES, especially to the bits about my bb Vir breaking everyone’s fucking heart. The line about his dreams in re: a wife especially gets to me because gaaaaah, who convinced you that you’re unlovable, Vir? I WOULD TOTALLY MARRY YOU IF YOU WERE REAL.