Knives (Babylon 5)

Knives (Babylon 5)

Infobox Television episode
Title = Knives
Series = Babylon 5

Caption =
Season = 2
Episode = 17
Airdate = 17 May 1995
Production = 216
Writer = Larry DiTillio
Director = Stephen Posey
Guests = Carmen Argenziano (Urza Jaddo)
William Forward (Lord Refa)
Episode list = List of "Babylon 5" episodes
Prev = In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum
Next = Confessions and Lamentations

"Knives" is an episode from the second season of the science-fiction television series "Babylon 5".


Londo Mollari reunites with an old friend, Urza Jaddo. Urza knows that soon he and his house will be declared enemy of the republic and asks Londo to help him and his family. Londo talks to Lord Refa and asks him not to prosecute Urza. However, when Urza realises that, he becomes angry: it was Refa who ordered Urza's prosecution. Urza challenges Londo to the Morago, a ritual combat using Coutari, Centauri swords. Londo accepts the challenge, even though he could never beat Urza with the Coutari, because refusal would bring disgrace on his family. In the fight Mollari kills Jaddo and feels remorse for it. Later, Vir tries to console him by telling him that Urza would have killed him. Londo explains that Urza could have killed him at any time, but killing Londo would not have helped his family. In defeating Urza in the Morago, Londo must take Urza's family as part of his own. Because they are now House Mollari, the resolution against house Jaddo cannot harmthem.

An alien life form invades Sheridan's body, trying to get home.

Arc significance

*First appearance of the Rift in Sector 14. Sector 14 was where Babylon 4 disappeared and reappeared in Babylon Squared. The rift also plays a large role in War Without End.
*Garibaldi refers to Grey sector as "the triangle" (a play on the Bermuda Triangle) saying that the sector has been a source for strange happenings since the station was built. This sets the stage for the plot of season 3's Grey 17 is Missing.
*According to the rules of the Morago the winner accepts the house of his opponent as a part of his own.

Production details

External links

* [ Knives] at "The Lurker's Guide to Babylon 5"

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