Phily B said:
I am sort of glad that it ended a season early, or I think the Earth War may have been a lot less fast paced than it was, I do like fast paced arcs with no filler between.
Just to clarify, I forget if this has already been mentioned, but the original idea was to end Season 4 on the events of either "The Face of the Enemy" or "Intersections in Real Time", with the Earth Civil War then ending around 4 or 5 episodes into Season 5. Also, "Into the Fire" would have been a 2-parter and a couple of other things would have been stretched out, like the Minbari Civil War. So, in the "original outline" (to the extent that there is such a thing) the Earth Civil War would have been stretched out *somewhat*, but only by a few episodes.