The Paragon of Animals (***) Sheridan tries to get all the alien races to sign some liberal hippy document about peace and love and being at one with the universe, and all the aliens races refuse to sign it because they hate socialism. Or something. Basically, it's another plot where all the aliens act as one and refuse to accept Sheridan's superior position because they prefer to squabble like children, but then he finds a way to outsmart them all and all the aliens agree to his demands. It's like Rumours, Bargains and Lies, but with an Interstellar Alliance logo behind the desk. It's not a bad episode, and it's good that the show is focusing on Sheridan building the Alliance, but I don't like the way that the League worlds are characterised. Speaking of things being poorly characterised, Byron was in this episode. I'm beginning to understand why people don't like him. There was a point where he was saying to Lyta that telepaths are better than your bog-standard human being, and he reminded me of Khan Noonien Singh. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing, Khan is great fun to watch, but Khan is fun to watch because Ricardo Mantalbán was such a charismatic guy. Byron is not so charismatic, so he comes across as cold and a bit annoying. He certainly wouldn't be able to sell me on the benefits of soft Corinthian leather. (Although I do want to know what conditioner he uses.) But the best thing about this episode was the development given to Captain Lochley, I'm finally getting a handle on her character. Oh wait, she wasn't in this episode either. Who is she anyway?