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What order should I watch episodes in? What about movies? Are there any "fluff" episodes that I can ignore?

Departures from the original US airing order are marked with a +.

Props to [1]

note to self: [2]

The numbers on the left are the season, disk, episode - production code. So s1,cd1/1 - 103 is season one, CD one, episode one.

Items marked with a + are out-of-order from the original air date.

  1. film: Babylon 5 - The Gathering
  2. s1,cd1/1 - 103 [3] Midnight on the Firing Line
  3. s1,cd1/2 - 102 [4] Soul Hunter
  4. s1,cd1/3 - 104 [5] Born to the Purple
  5. s1,cd1/4 - 101 [6] Infection
  6. s1,cd2/1 - 108 [7] The Parliament of Dreams
  7. s1,cd2/2 - 110 [8] Mind War
  8. s1,cd2/3 - 107 [9] The War Prayer
  9. s1,cd2/4 - 106 [10] And The Sky Full Of Stars
  10. s1,cd3/1 - 113 [11] Deathwalker
  11. s1,cd3/2 - 105 [12] Believers
  12. s1,cd3/3 - 111 [13] Survivors
  13. s1,cd3/4 - 114 [14] By Any Means Necessary
  14. s1,cd4/1 - 116 [15] Signs and Portents
  15. s1,cd4/3 + 109 [16] Grail
  16. s1,cd4/4 - 122 [17] Eyes
  17. s1,cd5/2 - 120 [18] A Voice in the Wilderness part 1
  18. s1,cd5/3 - 121 [19] A Voice in the Wilderness part 2
  19. s1,cd5/4 - 118 [20] Babylon Squared
  20. s1,cd6/1 - 117 [21] The Quality of Mercy
  21. s1,cd4/2 + 119 [22] TKO
  22. s1,cd5/1 + 115 [23] Legacies
  23. s1,cd6/2 - 112 [24] Chrysalis
  24. s2,cd1/1 - Points of Departure
  25. s2,cd1/2 - Revelations
  26. s2,cd1/3 - The Geometry of Shadows
  27. s2,cd1/4 - A Distant Star
  28. s2,cd2/1 - The Long Dark
  29. s2,cd2/2 - A Spider in the Web
  30. s2,cd2/4 + A Race Through Dark Places
  31. s2,cd2/3 + Soul Mates
  32. s2,cd3/1 - The Coming of Shadows
  33. s2,cd3/2 - GROPOS
  34. s2,cd3/3 - All Alone in the Night
  35. s2,cd3/4 - Acts of Sacrifice
  36. s2,cd4/1 - Hunter, Prey
  37. s2,cd4/2 - There All the Honor Lies
  38. s2,cd4/3 - And Now For a Word
  39. s2,cd5/1 + Knives
  40. s2,cd5/2 - 218 Confessions and Lamentations
    1. RE-CHECK :: My notes say to put 218 (this) before 217. That would shift it from before 'Divided Loyalties'.
  41. s2,cd4/4 + 217 In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum
  42. s2,cd5/3 - Divided Loyalties
  43. s2,cd5/4 - The Long, Twilight Struggle
  44. s2,cd6/1 - Comes the Inquisitor
  45. s2,cd6/2 - The Fall of Night
  46. s3,cd1/1 - Matters of Honor
  47. s3,cd1/2 - Convictions
  48. s3,cd1/3 - A Day in the Strife
  49. s3,cd1/4 - Passing Through Gethsemane
  50. s3,cd2/1 - Voices of Authority
    1. This was originally meant to air before "Passing Through Gethsemane," but since the events of this episode tie into the beginning of "Dust to Dust," and aren't mentioned at all in "Gethsemane," the initial airing order is actually an improvement.
  51. s3,cd2/2 - Dust to Dust
  52. s3,cd2/3 - Exogenesis
  53. s3,cd2/4 - Messages from Earth
  54. s3,cd3/1 - Point of No Return
  55. s3,cd3/2 - Severed Dreams
  56. s3,cd3/3 - Ceremonies of Light and Dark
  57. s3,cd4/1 + A Late Delivery From Avalon
  58. s3,cd3/4 + Sic Transit Vir
  59. s3,cd4/2 - Ship of Tears
  60. s3,cd4/3 - Interludes and Examinations
  61. s3,cd5/2 + Walkabout
  62. s3,cd4/4 - War Without End, Part One
  63. s3,cd5/1 - War Without End, Part Two
  64. s3,cd5/3 - Grey 17 Is Missing
  65. s3,cd5/4 - And the Rock Cried Out, No Hiding Place
  66. s3,cd6/1 - Shadow Dancing
  67. s3,cd6/2 - Z'ha'dum
  68. s4,cd1/1 - The Hour of the Wolf
  69. s4,cd1/2 - Whatever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi?
  70. s4,cd1/3 - The Summoning
  71. s4,cd1/4 - Falling Toward Apotheosis
  72. s4,cd2/1 - The Long Night
  73. s4,cd2/2 - Into the Fire
    1. This is noted as going before 414 / Moments of Transition
  74. s4,cd2/3 - Epiphanies
  75. s4,cd2/4 - The Illusion of Truth
  76. film: Babylon 5 - Thirdspace
    1. Definitely watch after 406 "Into the Fire" and before 414 "Moments of Transition".
  77. s4,cd3/1 - Atonement
  78. s4,cd3/2 - Racing Mars
  79. s4,cd3/3 - Lines of Communication
  80. s4,cd3/4 - Conflicts of Interest
  81. s4,cd4/1 - Rumors, Bargains and Lies
  82. s4,cd4/2 - Moments of Transition
    1. This is noted as going after 406 / Into the Fire
  83. s4,cd4/3 - No Surrender, No Retreat
  84. s4,cd4/4 - The Exercise of Vital Powers
  85. s4,cd5/1 - The Face of the Enemy
  86. s4,cd5/2 - Intersections in Real Time
  87. s4,cd5/3 - Between the Darkness and the Light
  88. s4,cd5/4 - Endgame
  89. s4,cd6/1 - Rising Star
  90. s5,cd1/1 - No Compromises
  91. s5,cd1/2 - The Very Long Night of Londo Mollari
  92. s5,cd1/3 - The Paragon of Animals
  93. s5,cd1/4 - A View from the Gallery
  94. s5,cd2/1 - Learning Curve
  95. s5,cd2/2 - Strange Relations
  96. s5,cd2/3 - Secrets of the Soul
  97. s5,cd3/1 + In the Kingdom of the Blind
  98. s5,cd3/2 - A Tragedy of Telepaths
  99. s5,cd3/3 - Phoenix Rising
  100. s5,cd3/4 - The Ragged Edge
  101. s5,cd2/4 + Day of the Dead
  102. s5,cd4/1 - The Corps is Mother, The Corps is Father
  103. s5,cd4/2 - Meditations on the Abyss
  104. s5,cd4/3 - Darkness Ascending
  105. s5,cd4/4 - And All My Dreams, Torn Asunder
  106. s5,cd5/1 - Movements of Fire and Shadow
  107. s5,cd5/2 - The Fall of Centauri Prime
  108. s5,cd5/3 - Wheel of Fire
  109. s5,cd5/4 - Objects in Motion
  110. s5,cd6/1 - Objects at Rest
  1. film: Babylon 5 - The River of Souls
  2. film: Babylon 5 - A Call to Arms
    1. Oh. My. God. Bad music!!!
  3. film: Babylon 5 - The Legend of the Rangers
    1. I'm tempted to put this far earlier, but they finally tie into the overarching storyline very late in the film.
  4. s5,cd6/2 - Sleeping in Light

  1. s4,cd6/2 - The Deconstruction of Falling Stars
    1. This one goes very far into the future of things. I'd personally move it so it's seen at the end of season five somewhere.
  2. film: Babylon 5 - In the Beginning
    1. Originally noted to be at the end of season four, but it should probably instead be around the end of season five.