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Old March 21 2010, 07:36 PM   #1
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My wife cried at the last ep. of Babylon 5!

I finally succeeded! I'm blown away! For years my wife hated B5, with a passion. Then a couple months ago I popped in season 1 and we've been doing a marathon (in the past she has either grudging said nothing or found something else to do) this time she got into it.

By last night we were watching Sleeping in Light and I hear sniffles and see tears running down her face. Up until that point I had no idea she was that into it!

I feel like I won some sort of great sci-fi victory! She finally gets it! There should be some kind of sci-fi husband trophy for moments like this.
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Old March 21 2010, 07:44 PM   #2
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No one can not cry for SiL.
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Old March 21 2010, 07:46 PM   #3
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Re: My wife cried at the last ep. of Babylon 5!

"Sleeping in Light" is the only episode of any show I've seen my mother cry over. She got quite tearful over it- and not only does she not cry she hadn't even seen any other episode!

You can imagine what I was like after seeing the episode, given that I cry easily and I'd watched and enjoyed the entire series. I still get tearful over parts of it.
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Old March 21 2010, 07:47 PM   #4
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Re: My wife cried at the last ep. of Babylon 5!

Nice.

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Old March 21 2010, 08:51 PM   #5
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Re: My wife cried at the last ep. of Babylon 5!

I've cried 8 times right now just thinking about it.
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Old March 21 2010, 09:54 PM   #6
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Re: My wife cried at the last ep. of Babylon 5!

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No one can not cry for SiL.
I don't know matter how many times I watch it. Just not a cryer.

But I will admit to coming close in this case.
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Old March 21 2010, 10:35 PM   #7
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Re: My wife cried at the last ep. of Babylon 5!

What do you cry over though:
- Sheridan saying goodbye (goodnight) to Delenn
- Destruction of B5

Some people have different reactions. I didn't cry when Sheridan said goodnight but had a lump in my throat when the old girl went up.
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Old March 21 2010, 10:39 PM   #8
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Re: My wife cried at the last ep. of Babylon 5!

I'm not a big cryer either, but Sleeping in Light? Oh yeah, I cried at that! "Good night my love..."

A lot of TV finales feel like they're simply doing what they need to do, but a few are special, and B5's was one of those.
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Old March 22 2010, 12:10 AM   #9
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Re: My wife cried at the last ep. of Babylon 5!

Your story gives me hope. I've been trying to get my girlfriend to watch B5 as well. She gets halfway through the pilot, calls it cheesy and turns it off
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Old March 22 2010, 12:19 AM   #10
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clint g wrote: View Post
Your story gives me hope. I've been trying to get my girlfriend to watch B5 as well. She gets halfway through the pilot, calls it cheesy and turns it off
I wish you luck man... it took me 8 years!
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Old March 22 2010, 12:27 AM   #11
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Re: My wife cried at the last ep. of Babylon 5!

The pilot -is- cheesy.

Sorry, but it's true, though I can't speak for the updated version.

I never would have gotten into B5 if I didn't have friends who were into it, and if I hadn't been hanging out with them when a Shadow ship flew across the screen. That got my attention pretty quickly. I love those ships.
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Old March 22 2010, 12:30 AM   #12
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Yeah, nobody's going to be sold through the pilot. Try In the Beginning.
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Old March 22 2010, 12:32 AM   #13
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I was.
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Old March 22 2010, 12:48 AM   #14
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Yeah, nobody's going to be sold through the pilot. Try In the Beginning.
I did that with my girlfriend and she had a reaction similar to Clint's. But she still agreed to give the show a try and we watch my DVD's from time to time.

Weeks pass.

Most of our DVD viewing is still devoted to her Disney collection.

Thankfully she's a Star trek fan also.
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Old March 22 2010, 01:20 AM   #15
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What do you cry over though?
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