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Crusade
B5 Crusade.jpg
Crusade series launch poster
Format Science fiction
Created by J. Michael Straczynski
Starring Gary Cole
Daniel Dae Kim
David Allen Brooks
Peter Woodward
Marjean Holden
Carrie Dobro
Tracy Scoggins
Country of origin  United States
No. of episodes 13 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 45 minutes per episode
Broadcast
Original channel TNT
Original run June 9, 1999 – September 1, 1999
Chronology
Preceded by Babylon 5
Followed by The Legend of the Rangers

Crusade is a spin-off TV show from J. Michael Straczynski's Babylon 5. Its plot is set in A.D. 2267, five years after the events of Babylon 5, and just after the movie A Call to Arms. A race called the Drakh have released a nanovirus plague on Earth, which will destroy all life on Earth within five years if it is not stopped. To that end, the destroyer Excalibur has been sent out to look for anything that could help the search for a cure.

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Background

Like Babylon 5, Crusade was intended to have a five-year story arc, although as Straczynski notes in the DVD commentary for A Call To Arms, it was intended to resolve the Drakh plague after a season or two and move onto other arcs. However, conflicts arose between the producers and executives at TNT, and production was cancelled before the first episode was broadcast.[1] TNT's research had indicated that the audience for Babylon 5 did not watch other TNT programming, and likewise TNT's main audience was not watching the show, making another related program unattractive to the network's management. Straczynski believes that the network's "interference"[2] with the production was an attempt to get out of their contract by allowing them to argue that he failed to deliver the series they wanted. Thirteen episodes were made and broadcast by TNT, with at least four more scripted. The Sci-Fi Channel attempted to pick up the show and continue production, but was unable to find room in its budget.[3]

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Drakh attack

In 2267, six years after the end of the Shadow War the Drakh, a former ally of the Shadows, attempt to destroy the Earth with a leftover Shadow Planet Killer. Interstellar Alliance president John Sheridan takes command of the Excalibur and Victory and leads the EarthForce and ISA fleets to victory. Despite their defeat, the Drakh manage to release a nanovirus weapon into Earth's atmosphere, infecting everyone on the planet. In five years the plague will destroy all life on the planet. The Victory was destroyed in the battle, but the Excalibur survived. Command is turned over to Captain Matthew Gideon who is given a mission: explore the galaxy to either find a cure or an ally capable of producing one ("War Zone").

Telepath War

At some point between 2262 and 2267 (most likely in 2264, and just before "To Live and Die in Starlight" which took place in 2265) a civil war broke out on Earth between the Psi Corps and a group of rogue telepaths, with mundanes (non-telepaths) caught in the middle. As a result of the war, the Psi Corps (which all telepaths were forced to join) was disbanded and telepaths were given limited rights and allowed back into society, including the military (e.g. Lt. Matheson in Crusade). Few telepaths have advanced very far due to how recent the war was and common fear of telepaths. Telepaths are still banned from scanning others without consent and are required to be deep scanned by powerful telepaths on a regular basis to ensure that they are not violating any laws ("The Well of Forever").

Mars independence

After the Earth Alliance Civil War in 2261, Earth joined the Interstellar Alliance. As promised by John Sheridan, Mars was granted independence since ISA laws required members to free any colony where the majority of colonists want independence ("Rising Star"). There is still resentment between the two sides ("Ruling from the Tomb"). Earth controls most of the information systems and resources in the solar system and Earth based corporations control much of the Mars economy ("Objects in Motion"). As a result there is some hostility among Mars-born humans towards Terrans and many in EarthForce do not feel obligated to risk their lives to help Earth fight the plague.

Cast

This is a list of season star cast members, as credited on the DVDs.[4]

  • Gary Cole as Captain Matthew Gideon: captain of the Excalibur. He was specifically chosen by Interstellar Alliance president John Sheridan because he would be willing to take chances and would not let diplomacy get in the way of completing the mission.
  • Tracy Scoggins as Captain Elizabeth Lochley: commanding officer of Babylon 5. She first encountered Gideon on Mars during an interstellar conference on the plague where she was heading security ("Ruling from the Tomb"). She and Gideon originally clashed due to similarities in personalities, but soon developed a relationship as casual lovers, ("The Rules of the Game"). She returned to Babylon 5 after the conference and appeared infrequently.
  • Daniel Dae Kim as Lieutenant John Matheson: second in command and P6[5] telepath (slightly stronger than a Commercial Telepath (P5)). He is considered to be a role model among human telepaths since no other has advanced so far in the EarthForce military. He served as Gideon's first officer on his previous assignment as well. He was assigned to the Excalibur at the insistence of Gideon.
  • David Allen Brooks as Max Eilerson: a successful archaeologist from Interplanetary Expeditions. He was a child prodigy and has a gift for understanding alien languages. He was not originally assigned to the Excalibur but was recruited by Gideon during their encounter in "War Zone".
  • Peter Woodward as Galen: a technomage, who had saved Gideon's life 10 years prior to the series ("The Path of Sorrows"). He was exiled from the technomage's order in 2267 after he helped Earth and the Alliance fight the Drakh in the battle that resulted in Earth becoming infected with the plague (Babylon 5: A Call to Arms).
  • Marjean Holden as Doctor Sarah Chambers: ship's medical officer. She was on Mars at the time of the Drakh attack and was willing to risk the plague to go home to Earth and be with her family and help but was persuaded that her medical expertise could be put to better use by helping to find a cure.
  • Carrie Dobro as Dureena Nafeel: a thief and last known survivor of her race (a race destroyed by the Drakh during the Shadow War). Along with Galen, she assisted the crew during the Drakh attack on Earth. After the attack she was held on Mars by EarthForce for further questioning, but was released when Gideon made her part of the crew.

Episodes

The "correct" order of episodes is somewhat unclear, and the episodes contain conflicting evidence as to the in-universe chronological order. Series creator J. Michael Straczynski revised TNT's ordering for re-broadcast on the Sci Fi Channel in April 2001, and the episodes have been repeated in this order a number of occasions since then. "War Zone," an episode made halfway through the production as an opener, has been pushed near the end. In particular, these episodes ignore a discontinuity in uniforms — in the TNT order, the crew start out with the revised uniforms in production, and then in "Appearances and Other Deceits" were forced to change to the "new" uniforms used earlier in production. The fourteenth episode would have featured a return to the older uniforms that the crew prefer.[6]

A third order was formally endorsed by Straczynski as the "true" chronological sequence of in-universe events for the filmed episodes, 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.

Completed episodes

"The Well of Forever" and "Patterns of the Soul" were written by Fiona Avery and "Ruling from the Tomb" was written by Peter David. All of the other episodes were written by J. Michael Straczynski. Production codes are noted next to the episode title.

Original broadcast order Revised broadcast order Chronological order
  1. War Zone (108)
  2. The Long Road (107)
  3. The Well of Forever (106)
  4. The Path of Sorrows (109)
  5. Patterns of the Soul (110)
  6. Ruling from the Tomb (111)
  7. The Rules of the Game (112)
  8. Appearances and Other Deceits (113)
  9. Racing the Night (103)
  10. The Memory of War (102)
  11. The Needs of Earth (101)
  12. Visitors from Down the Street (104)
  13. Each Night I Dream of Home (105)
  1. Racing the Night (103)
  2. The Needs of Earth (101)
  3. The Memory of War (102)
  4. The Long Road (107)
  5. Visitors from Down the Street (104)
  6. The Well of Forever (106)
  7. Each Night I Dream of Home (105)
  8. Patterns of the Soul (110)
  9. The Path of Sorrows (109)
  10. Ruling from the Tomb (111)
  11. The Rules of the Game (112)
  12. War Zone (108)
  13. Appearances and Other Deceits (113)
  1. War Zone (108)
  2. The Long Road (107)
  3. Ruling From the Tomb (111)
  4. Appearances and Other Deceits (113)
  5. The Memory of War (102)
  6. The Needs of Earth (101)
  7. Racing the Night (103)
  8. Visitors From Down the Street (104)
  9. Each Night I Dream of Home (105)
  10. The Path of Sorrows (109)
  11. Patterns of the Soul (110)
  12. The Well of Forever (106)
  13. The Rules of the Game (112)

Unfilmed scripts

Other planned episodes

  • Tried and True, by Fiona Avery
  • Untitled "Apocalypse Box" episode, by J. Michael Straczynski
  • "Sword Trilogy"
    1. War Story, by Richard Mueller
    2. The Walls of Hell, by Larry DiTillio
    3. Part 3 (untitled), by J. Michael Straczynski

Continuity problems with Original Broadcast Order

As a result of TNT showing the episodes out of their intended sequence, there are several continuity problems, including:

  • In episode 10 ("The Memory of War"), Dr. Chambers reprogrammed the technomages' nanovirus to create a short term protection against the Drakh nanovirus. However, they had already used the device in episode 5 ("Patterns of the Soul").
  • The Apocalypse Box warned Gideon not to trust Galen in episode 10 ("The Memory of War"), however Galen's "betrayal" occurred in episode 3 ("The Well of Forever"), according to aired episodes. However, it is possible that the betrayal the Apocalypse Box actually referred to the events of "To the Ends of the Earth", the unaired script by Straczynski. This revealed information on Galen and the rest of the Technomages that might have been seen by Gideon as a betrayal. (see the Technomage Trilogy). Additionally, the Apocalypse Box lies and distorts the truth on occasion, so it is possible that the events of episode 3 were unrelated to the Box's information.
  • The crew received new uniforms in episode 8 ("Appearances and Other Deceits"), however they had already been wearing the "new" uniforms for several episodes. In episode 14 the new uniforms would have been destroyed and the crew would have gone back to the "old" uniforms.[7]
  • Gideon and Lochley met each other for the very first time in "Ruling from the Tomb", and they developed an intimate relationship in episode 7 ("The Rules of the Game"), however in the final episode ("Each Night I Dream of Home") they are merely on friendly (and slightly flirty) terms with each other, after Lochley's damaged Starfury is rescued by Excalibur. This episode, the fifth to be filmed, was originally to have introduced Lochley; a line of voice-over dialogue establishes that they had previously met.

DVD releases

The complete series was released as a four disc set in 2004, almost five years after the series ended and a few months after the final season and movie set of Babylon 5 was released. Crusade was also included in Babylon 5: The Complete Universe, a set of all B5 shows and movies released in the UK on October 24, 2005. It was not included in Babylon 5: The Complete Television Series, which was a set released in the US.

The episodes are in the original broadcast order. The set does not include the pilot movie, A Call to Arms, which was released earlier as part of the movie set. Unlike Babylon 5, Crusade was not presented in widescreen on DVD. Initially the set included a commentary with Straczynski, however he got it removed from subsequent pressings when he learned that parts of it had been replaced with an entirely different interview to cover up his harsh criticism of TNT.[8][9]

DVD Name Region 1 Region 2
Crusade: The Complete Series December 7, 2004 March 28, 2005
Babylon 5: The Complete Television Series August 17, 2004 N/A
Babylon 5: The Complete Universe N/A October 24, 2005

References

  1. ^ Crisis on Babylon 5: Crusade, Ain't it Cool News. Retrieved July 13, 2006.
  2. ^ War Zone, The Lurker's Guide to Babylon 5. Retrieved July 13, 2006.
  3. ^ The Babylon Project: Crusade, The Lurker's Guide to Babylon 5. Retrieved July 13, 2006.
  4. ^ Straczynski, J. Michael (Creator). (2004-12-07) (in English [Subtitles: English, Français, Español]) (DVD [Video Object (VOB)], Region 1). Crusade: The Complete Series. [Four disc set, 576 minutes]. Burbank, CA 91522: Warner Home Video. ASIN B00061QJSK, UPC 085393972028, Wikipedia Crusade DVD releases. ISBN 0-7907-9693-7. OCLC 57346752. Archived from the original on 2010-01-02. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/57346752. Retrieved 2010-01-02. "Who do you serve, and who do you trust?"  
  5. ^ Value Judgements script, page 16.
  6. ^ Episode List, The Lurker's Guide to Babylon 5. Retrieved July 13, 2006.
  7. ^ Appearances and Other Deceits, The Lurker's Guide to Babylon 5. Retrieved July 14, 2006.
  8. ^ Re: "Crusade" DVDs in TNT order, JMSNews.com 2004-12-10
  9. ^ Quickie from JMS 2005-01-30

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Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

Crusade (1999), a short-lived spinoff to Babylon 5, picks up the B5 storyline following a biological attack on Earth that dooms its inhabitants to death within five years. Maverick Captain Matthew Gideon and the crew of the Excalibur desperately search known space for any information on how to cure the plague before the literal deadline.

Note:Quotes are organized by episode, in the order that series creator J. Michael Straczynski intended for them to be seen (intended airdate order).
Crusade episodes
Intended airdate order Actual airdate order Chronological order Misc.
Racing the Night War Zone War Zone Cast
The Needs of Earth The Long Road The Long Road See also
The Memory of War The Well of Forever Appearances and Other Deceits External links
The Long Road The Path of Sorrows The Memory of War Other pages
Visitors from Down the Street Patterns of the Soul The Needs of Earth A Call to Arms
(pilot movie)
The Well of Forever Ruling from the Tomb Racing the Night Babylon 5
Each Night I Dream of Home The Rules of the Game Visitors From Down the Street J. Michael Straczynski
Patterns of the Soul Appearances and Other Deceits Each Night I Dream of Home
The Path of Sorrows Racing the Night The Path of Sorrows
Ruling from the Tomb The Memory of War Patterns of the Soul
The Rules of the Game The Needs of Earth Ruling From the Tomb
War Zone Visitors from Down the Street The Well of Forever
Appearances and Other Deceits Each Night I Dream of Home The Rules of the Game

*See the Crusade article on Wikipedia for an explanation of the multiple episode orders.

Racing the Night

Eilerson: Nations rise and fall. Planets live and die. But corporations go on, through good times and bad, because it's all about profit. [N]

Galen: Never contradict a Technomage when he's saving your life. Again.

Gideon (to Matheson): Don't think.
Galen: Yes, quite right. If you wanted to think, you should never have joined the military in the first place.

Galen: I was just thinking on whether or not a comment would be 'most wanted or least needed'.
Gideon: I thought you said you don't hold a grudge?
Galen: I don't. I have no surviving enemies. At all.

[Eilerson and Matheson are discussing going back to the planet.]
Eilerson: I say we find out what the problem is, take care of it. I believe blowing it up is the usual solution to these things. And then we go back for the rest, and avenge the untimely death of Crewman...
Matheson: Varelli.
Eilerson: Varelli. [pauses] Vivisected. Terrible way to die. We have to have our priorities, after all.
Galen: Did you say... vivisected?
Chambers: Yes, nearly all his internal organs were missing.
Galen: ...now that is interesting...

Galen: When you have reached the end of the road, then you can decide whether to go to the left or to the right, to fire or to water. If you make those decisions before you have even set foot upon the road, it will take you nowhere. [pauses] Except to a bad end.

Holographic Galen: Oh, my. Whatever shall I do? They've all left without me. I knew I'd forget where we parked that shuttle. I hope something dreadful doesn't happen to me.
[He looks up to see a ship overhead.]
Holographic Galen: Oh, look. Something dreadful.

Gideon: They don't want us leaving with what we know. Too bad we don't know anything.

Galen: If I'm going to die, I'd rather do so in a room with a view.

Galen (ref:to Gideon): Ten years ago, I rescued a stray cat. That brings with it a degree of obligation. I can't exactly go wandering off every time he gets stuck up a tree, now can I?

Galen: In the end, it's all the story of Job, isn't it?
Gideon: Some days, it feels like our faith is being tested, same as his.
Galen: Where do you put your faith, Matthew? In science? Your luck? This ship?
Gideon: I haven't decided.
Galen: Well, then, if this is the story of Job, a great deal of people are being inconvenienced for your benefit. Hope you appreciate it.

[Dureena attempts to get Galen to teach her everything he knows about technomancy.]
Galen: The answer is still no. For now.
Dureena: Then there's hope?
Galen: There is always hope, only because that is the one thing no one has figured out how to kill. Yet.

The Needs of Earth

Chambers (on the porn that came from Eilerson's data crystal): There's something you don't see every day.
...
Chambers: As a Doctor, I have to say that's totally unrealistic. An alien life form like the Pak'Ma'Ra is not biologically equipped to interface with humans in that kind of...
Gideon: It's an amazing thing, technology.

Gideon: I may have an idea.
Dureena: I don't think you've recovered from your last good idea.
Gideon: That would explain it.

Matheson: How odd. To know everyone's heart but my own.

The Memory of War

[Gideon orders that probes be dropped onto the planet.]
Galen: I want you to know that this thing just made a very large dent in my ship. Did you ever think about looking outside before you start throwing things overboard?
Gideon: Maybe next time you'll let us know when you're coming. So what brings you here this time?
Galen: An attempt, in all probability foolish and useless, to prevent you from going down to that planet.
Gideon: Galen, my people have been looking for this place since we left Earth. Now that you're here, what could you possibly say that would change that?
Galen: Well, how about if you go down there, the odds are that none of you will return alive? [pauses] Clear me for docking. Put away the breakables. Turn on the landing lights. I'm coming in.

[The crew finds a planet that is a paradigm for Earth's infection with the Drakh plague.]
Galen: Oh, how wonderful. A paradigm. I'm sure the race that died beneath us would love to know that their fate had been reduced to a paradigm.[pauses] Sorry. Do go on.

Eilerson (to Dureena): I've decided to re-define our relationship. You pretend that you can't speak. I'll pretend that I can't hear. We'll get along famously.

[Gideon returns to grab a weapon.]
Eilerson: Where are you going?
Gideon: To follow a friend into hell.

[Gideon talks to the Apocalypse Box.]
Apocalypse Box: Do not trust.
Gideon: Do not trust who?
Apocalypse Box: Galen.

The Long Road

[Miners on a planet report sabotage... and a gold dragon.]
Galen: If I'm right, this is definitely something you should see.
Gideon: And if you're wrong?
Galen: Oh well that hardly seems likely, now does it?

Alwyn: If they come with guns, they will leave in boxes.

[Alwyn's demon-like creatures are attacking Earthforce personnel.]
Galen: The teeth are a very nice touch.
Alwyn: You think so? Not too big?
Galen: No, I think they are just about right.
Alwyn: Yes, I suppose you're right.

Visitors from Down the Street

Matheson: Showing that we can obey the new regs is all that stands between us and the creation of a new Psi-Corps. I'm not gonna be the one to mess that up.

Durkani: Sooner of later, the truth is going to come out. The truth is --
Kendarr: Out of fashion.

[launching the probes with the interstellar encyclopedia.]
Matheson: There are probably some who'll say that by doing this, we are interfering with their culture.
Gideon: Probably. Screw them.

The Well of Forever

[Galen visits Dureena's quarters for the first time.]
Galen: What have you done to your quarters?
Dureena: I made it the right size. I don't know why everybody else always makes things huge. This is the way I like it, nice and small. Have a seat.

Galen: Do you think I'm hiding things from you?
Dureena: Gideon says we all have things to hide.
Galen: Does he? How unfortunate. I was hoping he'd come farther than that.

[Upon first contact with the Fenn in hyperspace.]
Gideon: No it's not! It's mating with us?
Galen: Well it's not exactly the first contact situation that I'd envisioned, but ...

Gideon (to Galen): I didn't ask how you screwed me, I asked why.

Galen: Every technomage knows the fourteen words that will make someone fall in love with you forever, but she [Isabelle] only needed one.
Gideon: What word?
Galen: Hello.

Each Night I Dream of Home

[Lochely is walking around, having left Med Bay without permission.]
Lochley: No, I'm fine, I'm fine.
Gideon: Of course. You're just holding up the wall in case of emergency.
Lochley: Yeah, well, I thought it looked kind of weak. I try and do my part.

[Lochley has invited Gideon to stop by at B5.]
Matheson: You're smiling.
Gideon: No, I'm not.
Matheson: With respect, sir ...
Gideon: It's gas. Look, who are you going to believe, me or my face?

Patterns of the Soul

[After receiving orders to go to Theta 49, Eilerson complains about the destination.]
Eilerson: IPX doesn't give paid holidays.
Gideon: For a cause like this, I think we'd all happily chip in.

Max Eilerson: [to Gideon] Must be difficult for you, being a career military officer, having to play the roles of jailer, ferryman, executioner. That's where we're different. I just do what I'm told. The corporation knows all, sees all, and tells very little. If we make a bad call, we can honestly say that we've acted in good conscience based on the information available. Absolution in absentia, the blessed state of being able to say, "It's not my fault."

Gideon: Granted, I'm a bit eccentric, as captains go.
Dureena: Yeah. You gamble.
Gideon: Yeah.
Dureena: Yeah. You cheat.
Gideon: That's subjective.
Dureena: You never tell anyone the whole truth.
Gideon: And who does?

[Dureena finds a lost tribe of her people.]
Dureena: Your colony is the last of our people.
Female Elder: No!
Dureena: Yes. Xander Prime is destroyed. That's why I travel with the Humans. Our world as you remember it is dead. Until today, I thought I was the last of our race. If you don't seek help for the plague, it will mean the true end of our civilization.

The Path of Sorrows

Galen: Now that I have your attention, be a good fellow and humor me.

[Matheson walks in the bullet car, where Galen has just been for a few hours, sitting.]
Matheson: You like going nowhere at 120 miles an hour?
Galen: Of course. That is man's natural condition.

Ruling from the Tomb

Max Eilerson: I try to never upset someone who's at the helm of a rapidly falling object when I'm in it.

Lochley: Look, Captain, I didn't ask for this assignment. This whole Drakh virus conference was Dr. Stephen Franklin's idea. ... Now when Earthforce asked for an officer to oversee it, the good doctor put me at the top of his shortlist. Now, right now, my main goal is to find a cure for this so I can go Earthside and thank Stephen in person with a large brick.
Gideon: Well, there's incentive.

Lochley: Captain Gideon, 'security' happens to be my middle name.
Gideon: That's all well and good, but just in case your last name is 'breach' it won't hurt for me to double-check.

[Lochley confronts Gideon regarding an autopsy report.]
Lochley: You know what you are?
Gideon: Ruggedly handsome?
Lochley: A control freak.
Gideon: Can't I be both?

[Trace and Eilerson argue over who gets to dance with Dureena.]
Dureena: Gods, I am drowning in testosterone.
Eilerson: Well, luckily for you, you're equipped with flotation devices.

Lochley: Who was your old hero?
Gideon: Truthfully? John Sheridan.
Lochley: John Sheridan? No kidding.
Gideon: Were you ever under him?
[Lochley chokes on drink.]

Lochley: Can I be blunt?
Gideon: That's a trick question, right?

Gideon: You're telling me some guy actually managed to land you? Got you to lower your defenses enough to commit, and then let you get away? God, he must be the biggest loser in the galaxy.
Lochley: Oh, major loser. They don't come any bigger.
Gideon: Loser have a name?
Lochley: John Sheridan.
[Gideon spits out drink.]

Gideon to Lochley: Captain, you are the most double-talking, suspicious, second-guessing individual I have ever seen since the last time I looked in a mirror.

Lochley: Do you believe that there is a supreme being?
Gideon: Aside from John Sheridan?

Gideon: Captain, I have five years to cure the Drakh plague. Do I believe in God? I'll get back to you on that in five years and one day.

Max Eilerson: One man's lunatic is another man's saint or holy martyr. In the words of T.S. Eliot, "Saint and martyr rule from the tomb."

Dureena: You know, on my world, it was considered great evil to even try to presume to speak on behalf of the universe.

The Rules of the Game

Gideon: Plato once said that for everything that exists, there is a perfect form of it somewhere. A perfect Human being, a perfect chair, a perfect stick; so that everything is a Shadow of that one perfect form. Now, if we follow that train of thought, that means that somewhere in the universe there exists the perfect form of an absolute and perfect idiot. And he left here an hour ago.

Eilerson (to Rolf Mueller): The term is prodigy. Seven letters, three syllables. I can see why it might give you problems.

War Zone

Gideon: This is my command. I'll do whatever's necessary. If that means turning the entire galaxy upside down and shaking its pockets to see what falls out, then that's what I'll do. I'm not subtle. I'm not pretty, and I'll piss off a lot of people along the way. But I'll get the job done.

Trace Miller: I've got plans for the weekend and being dead ain't part of 'em.

Dureena: Yes, I'm a thief, and a damned good one. Need to get inside something? Get out? Tunnel under? Go around? Go through? I'm it. You're going to hit some pretty strange places and you're going to need a lock pick. There isn't a lock made that I can't get through.

[Gideon hears Galen over a comline.]
Galen: Hello, Matthew. I just wanted you to know that I am here, and I'm watching, in case you should need help.
Gideon: Who's this?
Galen: Have you forgotten me so soon? Sad, but the way of the world, I suppose. Expect me when you see me.

Eilerson: I can appreciate dramatic irony as much as the next person, but this is pushing it a bit.

Drakh Captain: And when your world is gone, who will support you? Who will you serve? Who will you be?

[Gideon and Matheson talk about Eilerson.]
Matthew Gideon: He may be a pain in the ass, but he will be our pain in the ass.

Appearances and Other Deceits

[Gideon records in his log.]
Gideon: It's now three days since our visitors arrived on behalf of Earthgov's political affairs office. There's apparently some concern with how our work here is being perceived back home. They've been assigned to help us. Before their tour is finished, I may have to kill them, assuming Lt. Matheson doesn't beat me to it.

Mr. Welles: If anyone knows how to survive political change, it's me.

Eilerson: Never a Rosetta Stone when you need one.

Gideon: Eilerson was right about all of this. I hate it when he's right. He'll be insufferable for days.

[Gideon gripes about the new grey uniforms with red trim.]
Gideon: I look like a bellhop.

Cast

See also

External links

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