Babylon 5 Season 2, Episode 11. Written by J. Michael Straczynski, directed by Mario DiLeo. Originally aired on February 15, 1995.

Primary Plot: Sheridan is captured by an unknown alien race, where he has a revealing dream.

Secondary Plot: The Grey Council decides whether Delenn should be allowed to continue her work aboard B5.

Tertiary Plot: General Hague makes an unofficial visit to the station.

Commentary: The dream sequence Sheridan has aboard the alien ship is just awesome, and I refer you to Sheridan's Dream which tries to interpret it. Ta'Lon, Sheridan's fellow prisoner, returns to be G'Kar's semi-recurring aide in later episodes (and who becomes a permanent part of the Babylon 5 staff in Objects at Rest, the next to last series episode). The stuff with Hague is good--it's the "official" start of the command officers' conspiracy against President Clark, the so-called Conspiracy of Light that had been alluded to earlier.

The name of the episode comes from the Season One opening credits monologue, spoken by Michael O'Hare:

"It's a port of call. A home away from home for diplomats, hustlers, entrepreneurs, and wanders. Humans and aliens wrapped in two million, five hundred thousand tons of spinning metal, all alone in the night."

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