Sometimes when I'm at work I play around with the B5 episode list, rearranging the series to make it work better... I was always disappointed that the series basically climaxes in 4X06 and that everything is basically an aftermath of that. I know that JMS wanted to show the beginning, middle, and aftermath of a war, but it's not dramatically satisfying. So here's my version of the best possible B5. I basically tried to eliminate every bad episode. I condensed it into four seasons and incorporated the movies and novels as well. In this version, events proceed normally up to "Ceremonies of Light and Dark", the halfway of the series. At this point in the aired showed, the Clark/Earth storyline abruptly disappears from the series and it becomes about the Shadows. Earth conveniently doesn't really do anything until after the Shadow War is over, then that storyline resumes. Sheridan builds the greatest ever alliance of races to win the Shadow War... then they don't really do anything until the Clark War ends and then the Alliance comes into being. In my version, the Clark/Earth storyline continues from 3X11 to its end point. The Earth and Minbari civil wars are resolved prior to the Shadow attack. Then the Shadow War begins. I extend the Shadow War so that it's not prematurely condensed because JMS thought the show was getting cancelled. More space for active conflict with the Vorlons and the Shadows, more time to learn more about Lorien and the First Ones. Because of this timing, the Centauri being on trial in Season Five is not for attacks on shipping lanes, but for their active complicity with the Shadows. By including the novels into the series proper, we can finally have the REAL ending of the show within the series... the Centauri Prime Trilogy which resolves the entire Centauri/Drakh/Londo/G'Kar/Vir storyline. Oh, and Byron's only in two episodes 101 The Gathering 1 102 The Gathering 2 103 Midnight on the Firing Line 104 Parliament of Dreams 105 Sky Full of Stars 106 Deathwalker 107 Signs and Portents 108 Voice in Wilderness 1 109 Voice in Wilderness 2 110 Babylon Squared 111 Crystalis 112 Points of Departure 113 Revelations 114 Geometry of Shadows 115 Coming of Shadows 116 GROPOS 117 All Alone in the Night 118 Acts of Sacrifice 119 And Now For A Word 120 Shadow of Z’ha’dum 121 Divided Loyalties 122 Long Twilight Struggle 201 Fall of Night 202 Matters of Honor 203 Come the Inquisitor 204 Convictions 205 Day in Strife 206 Voices Authority 207 Dust to Dust 208 Messages From Earth 209 Point of No Return 210 Severed Dreams 211 Ceremonies Light Dark 212 Sic Transit Vir 213 Late Delivery Avalon 214 Atonement 1 Originally, this was supposed to be a multi-episode arc in S4. It got squished in the cancel crunch, then 215 In the Beginning 2 when he got the TNT movies he went back to fill in what he skipped over. 216 In the Beginning 3 217 Lines of Communication 218 Thirdspace Would have been cool to encounter the Thirdspace invasion while the Vorlons were still around 219 Rumors Bargains Lies 220 Battle of Minbari Have you noticed that in the great Minbari Civil War we never actually see them fight each other?!?!?! 221 Moments of Transition 222 No Surrender No Retreat 301 Exercise Vital Powers 302 Long Night Londo 303 Face of the Enemy 304 Between Darkness Light 1 The Ivanova / Shadow Destroyer battle 305 Day of Dead 306 Interludes Real Time 307 Dark Light 2 Rescuing Sheridan 308 End Game 309 Rising Stars 310 Kingdom of Blind 311 Phoenix Rising 311 War Without End 1 313 War Without End 2 314 Grey 17 is Missing 315 Ship of Tears 316 Interludes Examinations 317 Walkabout 318 Rock Cried Out 319 Technomage 1 Flashback to what the Technomages did in Season One 320 Technomage 2 Flashback to what the Technomages did in Season Two 321 Shadow Dancing 322 Z’ha’dum 401 Hour of the Wolf 402 What Happened to Mr G? 403 Technomage 3 We flashback to the events of "Z'ha'dum" from Galen's POV 404 The Summoning 405 Falling Toward Apotheosis 406 Apotheosis 2 More screen time for Ulkesh! 407 The Long Night 408 Into the Fire More screen time for actually attacking the Vorlons. more First Ones and Lorien. 409 Into Fire 2 410 Epiphanies 411 Darkness Rising 412 All My Dreams Torn Asunder The Centauri are held on trial for working with the Shadows. 413 Centauri War Battle The Centauri "War" sure didn't last long. Let's get a proper huge battle in there. 414 Movements Fire Shadow 415 Fall Centauri Prime 416 Wheel of Fire Three episodes of the characters saying goodbye to each other? "Skip to the end" 417 Centauri Prime 1 Londo and Vir in the years after the show ended 418 Call to Arms 1 419 Call to Arms 2 420 Centauri Prime 2 421 Centauri Prime 3 Twenty years in the future, the climax of the Centauri/Drakh storyline 422 Sleeping in Light Your thoughts?