Temis the Vorta wrote:
This plot twist is certainly better than a dumb-ass shoot-out (tho those can also be good), but required a hell of a lot more establishing work that never happened - work on not just Sheridan but also the Vorlons and especially the Shadows who were nothing more than cyphers who, as far as we knew, respected only power. Now they have a moral conscience? Since when?
The Shadows and Vorlons care little for the lives of individuals, but they have both shown a great
deal of interest in the enhancement of the lesser species as a whole
. Each in their own, opposed ways.
That's what the point of Into the Fire
was. It wasn't just Sheridan rejecting their leadership----it was everyone
. As in, entire species at once. And once the First Ones realized their only power over the younger races was in the ability to destroy them, they had no remaining reason to fight----each other, or the younger worlds.
This does require *some* interpretation, but not overly much. The clues were all laid out in plain sight.