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Unlike a standard lay bet on a point, lay odds behind the Don't Pass line does not charge commission vig. A Come bet can be visualized as starting an entirely new pass line bet, unique to that player.

Like the Pass Line each player may only make one Come bet per roll, this does not exclude a player from betting odds on an already established Come point. Players may bet both the Come and Don't Come on the same roll if desired. Come bets can only be made after a point has been established since, on the come-out roll, a Come bet would be the same thing as a pass line bet. A player making a Come bet will bet on the first point number that "comes" from the shooter's next roll, regardless of the table's round.

If a 7 or 11 is rolled on the first round, it wins. If a 2, 3, or 12 is rolled, it loses. If instead the roll is 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10, the Come bet will be moved by the base dealer onto a box representing the number the shooter threw. This number becomes the "come-bet point" and the player is allowed to take odds, just like a pass line bet.

Also like a pass line bet, the come bet is a contract bet and is always working, and cannot be turned "Off", removed or reduced until it wins or loses. However, the odds taken behind a Come bet can be turned "Off" not working , removed or reduced anytime before the bet loses.

In Atlantic City and Pennsylvania, the combine odds and pass bet must be table minimum so players can bet the minimum single unit depending on the point.

If the player requests the Come odds to be not working "Off" and the shooter sevens-out or hits the Come bet point, the Come bet will be lost or doubled and the Come odds returned.

If the casino allows put betting a player may increase a Come bet after a point has been established and bet larger odds behind if desired. Put betting also allows a player to bet on a Come and take odds immediately on a point number without a Come bet point being established.

The dealer will place the odds on top of the come bet, but slightly off center in order to differentiate between the original bet and the odds. The second round wins if the shooter rolls the come bet point again before a seven. Winning come bets are paid the same as winning pass line bets: If, instead, the seven is rolled before the come-bet point, the come bet and any odds bet loses.

Because of the come bet, if the shooter makes their point, a player can find themselves in the situation where they still have a come bet possibly with odds on it and the next roll is a come-out roll.

In this situation, odds bets on the come wagers are usually presumed to be not working for the come-out roll. That means that if the shooter rolls a 7 on the come-out roll, any players with active come bets waiting for a come-bet point lose their initial wager but will have their odds bets returned to them.

If the come-bet point is rolled on the come-out roll, the odds do not win but the come bet does and the odds bet is returned along with the come bet and its payoff. The player can tell the dealer that they want their odds working, such that if the shooter rolls a number that matches the come point, the odds bet will win along with the come bet, and if a seven is rolled, both lose.

Many players will use a come bet as "insurance" against sevening out: The risk in this strategy is the situation where the shooter does not hit a seven for several rolls, leading to multiple come bets that will be lost if the shooter eventually sevens out. In the same way that a come bet is similar to a pass line bet, a don't come bet is similar to a don't pass bet. Like the come, the don't come can only be bet after a point has already been established as it is the same as a don't pass line bet when no point is established.

A don't come bet is played in two rounds. If a 2 or 3 is rolled in the first round, it wins. If a 7 or 11 is rolled, it loses. If, instead, the roll is 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10, the don't come bet will be moved by the base dealer onto a box representing the number the shooter threw. The second round wins if the shooter rolls a seven before the don't come point. Like the Don't Pass each player may only make one Don't Come bet per roll, this does not exclude a player from laying odds on an already established Don't Come points.

Players may bet both the Don't Come and Come on the same roll if desired. The player may lay odds on a don't come bet, just like a don't pass bet; in this case, the dealer not the player places the odds bet on top of the bet in the box, because of limited space, slightly offset to signify that it is an odds bet and not part of the original don't come bet.

Lay odds behind a Don't Come are subject to the same rules as Don't Pass lay odds. Unlike a standard lay bet on a point, lay odds behind a don't come point does not charge commission vig and gives the player true odds. Like the don't pass line bet, don't come bets are no-contract, and can be removed or reduced after a don't come point has been established, but cannot be turned off "not working" without being removed. A player may also call, "No Action" when a point is established, and the bet will not be moved to its point.

This play is not to the player's advantage. If the bet is removed, the player can no longer lay odds behind the don't come point and cannot restore or increase the same don't come bet.

Players must wait until next roll as long as a pass line point has been established players cannot bet don't come on come out rolls before they can make a new don't come bet. Las Vegas casinos which allow put betting allows players to move the Don't Come directly to any Come point as a put, however this is not allowed in Atlantic City or Pennsylvania.

Unlike the don't come bet itself, the don't come odds can be turned "Off" not working , removed or reduced if desired. In Las Vegas, players generally must lay at least table minimum on odds if desired and win less than table minimum, in Atlantic City and Pennsylvania players combined bet must be at least table minimum, so depending on the point number players may lay as little as 2 minimum units e.

If the player requests the don't come odds be not working "Off" and the shooter hits the don't come point or sevens-out, the don't come bet will be lost or doubled and the don't come odds returned.

Winning don't come bets are paid the same as winning don't pass bets: Unlike come bets, the odds laid behind points established by don't come bets are always working including come out rolls unless the player specifies otherwise. These are bets that may not be settled on the first roll and may need any number of subsequent rolls before an outcome is determined. Most multi-roll bets may fall into the situation where a point is made by the shooter before the outcome of the multi-roll bet is decided.

These bets are often considered "not working" on the new come-out roll until the next point is established, unless the player calls the bet as "working. Casino rules vary on this; some of these bets may not be callable, while others may be considered "working" during the come-out. Dealers will usually announce if bets are working unless otherwise called off.

If a non-working point number placed, bought or laid becomes the new point as the result of a come-out, the bet is usually refunded, or can be moved to another number for free. Players can bet any point number 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 by placing their wager in the come area and telling the dealer how much and on what number s , "30 on the 6", "5 on the 5" or "25 on the 10".

These are typically "Place Bets to Win". These are bets that the number bet on will be rolled before a 7 is rolled. These bets are considered working bets, and will continue to be paid out each time a shooter rolls the number bet. By rules, place bets are not working on the come out roll but can be "turned on" by the player. Players may remove or reduce bet must be at least table minimum this bet anytime before it loses seven out.

Place bets to win payout at slightly worse than the true odds: For the 4 and 10, it is to the player's advantage to 'buy' the bet see below. There are also "Place Bets to Lose". Rarely casinos offer these bets. This bet is the opposite of the place bet to win and pays off if a 7 is rolled before the specific point number. The place bet to lose typically carries a lower house edge than a place bet to win. Payouts are 4—5 on points 6 or 8, 5—8 on 5 or 9, and 5—11 on 4 or In most cases, there are other methods to bet on point numbers than placing them, depending how the casino charges commissions and what bets are allowed.

See Buy, Lay, and Put bets. Buy bets are placed with the shooter betting at a specific number will come out before a player sevens out. Traditionally, the buy bet commission is paid no matter what, but in recent years a number of casinos have changed their policy to charge the commission only when the buy bet wins. Some casinos charge the commission as a one-time fee to buy the number; payouts are then always at true odds.

Players may remove or reduce this bet bet must be at least table minimum excluding vig anytime before it loses. Buy bets like place bets are not working when no point has been established unless the player specifies otherwise. The house edges stated in the table assume the commission is charged on all bets. They are reduced by at least a factor of two if commission is charged on winning bets only. A lay bet is the opposite of a buy bet, where a player bets on a 7 to roll before the number that is laid.

Players may only lay the 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 and may lay multiple numbers if desired. Just like the buy bet lay bets pay true odds, but because the lay bet is the opposite of the buy bet, the payout is reversed. Therefore, players get 1 to 2 for the numbers 4 and 10, 2 to 3 for the numbers 5 and 9, and 5 to 6 for the numbers 6 and 8. Like the buy bet the commission is adjusted to suit the betting unit such that fraction of a dollar payouts are not needed.

Casinos may charge the vig up front thereby requiring the player to pay a vig win or lose, other casinos may only take the vig if the bet wins. Taking vig only on wins lowers house edge. Players may removed or reduce this bet bet must be at least table minimum anytime before it loses. Some casinos in Las Vegas allow players to lay table minimum plus vig if desired and win less than table minimum.

Lay bet maximums are equal to the table maximum win, so if a player wishes to lay the 4 or 10, he or she may bet twice at amount of the table maximum for the win to be table maximum. Similar to buy betting, some casinos only take commission on win reducing house edge. Unlike place and buy bets, lay bets are always working even when no point has been established.

The player must specify otherwise if he or she wishes to have the bet not working. If a player is unsure of whether a bet is a single or multi-roll bet, it can be noted that all single-roll bets will be displayed on the playing surface in one color usually red , while all multi-roll bets will be displayed in a different color usually yellow. A put bet is a bet which allows players to increase or make a Pass line bet after a point has been established after come-out roll.

Players may make a put bet on the Pass line and take odds immediately or increase odds behind if a player decides to add money to an already existing Pass line bet.

Put betting also allows players to increase an existing come bet for additional odds after a come point has been established or make a new come bet and take odds immediately behind if desired without a come bet point being established. If increased or added put bets on the Pass line and Come cannot be turned "Off", removed or reduced, but odds bet behind can be turned "Off", removed or reduced.

The odds bet is generally required to be the table minimum. Player cannot put bet the Don't Pass or Don't Come.

Put betting may give a larger house edge over place betting unless the casino offers high odds. Put bets are better than place bets to win when betting more than 5-times odds over the flat bet portion of the put bet. Looking at two possible bets: The player needs to be at a table which not only allows put bets, but also high-times odds, to take this advantage.

This bet can only be placed on the numbers 4, 6, 8, and In order for this bet to win, the chosen number must be rolled the "hard way" as doubles before a 7 or any other non-double combination "easy way" totaling that number is rolled. In Las Vegas casinos, this bet is generally working, including when no point has been established, unless the player specifies otherwise.

In other casinos such as those in Atlantic City , hard ways are not working when the point is off unless the player requests to have it working on the come out roll.

Like single-roll bets, hard way bets can be lower than the table minimum; however, the maximum bet allowed is also lower than the table maximum. The minimum hard way bet can be a minimum one unit. The maximum bet is based on the maximum allowed win from a single roll. Easy way is not a specific bet offered in standard casinos, but a term used to define any number combination which has two ways to roll.

For example, 6—4, 4—6 would be a "10 easy". The 4, 6, 8 or 10 can be made both hard and easy ways. Betting point numbers which pays off on easy or hard rolls of that number or single-roll "hop" bets e. A player can choose either the 6 or 8 being rolled before the shooter throws a seven. These wagers are usually avoided by experienced craps players since they pay even money 1: The bets are located in the corners behind the pass line, and bets may be placed directly by players.

In addition place bets are usually not working, except by agreement, when the shooter is "coming out" i. Single-roll proposition bets are resolved in one dice roll by the shooter. Most of these are called "Service Bets", and they are located at the center of most craps tables. Only the stickman or a dealer can place a service bet. The lowest single roll bet can be a minimum one unit bet. Single bets are always working by default unless the player specifies otherwise.

Wins if shooter rolls a 2 or The stickman places this bet on the line dividing the 2 and 12 bets. A combined bet, a player is betting half their bet on craps 2,3,12 and the other half on 11 yo. The combine payout is 3: Another method of calculating the payout is to divide the total bet in half. The player would receive 7: If an 11 was rolled the player would receive Both methods of calculation yield the same result so either method can be used.

If a player wishes to take the bet down after a win the player would receive the whole bet not half even though only one of the two bets can win per roll.

One of the two bets will always lose, the other may win. Wins if the shooter rolls a 7 with 4: This bet is also nicknamed Big Red, since the 7 on its betting space on the layout is usually large and red, and it is considered bad luck [ by whom? This is a bet that involves betting on 1 unit each for 2, 3, 11 and 12 at the same time for the next roll. The bet is actually four separate bets, and pays off depending on which number is actually rolled.

The combine payout is Each individual bet has the same payout as a single bet on the specific numbers, If a player wins the bet he can take down all four bets instead of a single bet even though only one bet can win per roll.

Many players, in order to eliminate the confusion of tossing four chips to the center of the table or having change made while bets are being placed, will make a five-unit Horn High bet, which is a four-way bet with the extra unit going to one specific number. Horn bets are generally required to be in multiples of 4 or 5 with the minimum bet being 4 times the minimum unit allowed.

A five-unit bet that is a combination of a horn and any-seven bet, with the idea that if a seven is rolled the bet is a push, because the money won on the seven is lost on the horn portions of the bet.

The combine odds are The minimum bet is five of the minimum units. On the Hop, Hop or Hopping: A single roll bet on any particular combination of the two dice on the next roll including combinations whose sum is 7 e. For example, if you bet on "5 and 1" on the hop, you are betting that the next roll will have a 5 on one die and a 1 on the other die. The bet pays Hard ways hop pays The true odds are When presented, hop bets are located at the center of the craps layout with the other proposition bets.

If hop bets are not on the craps layout, they still may be bet on by players but they become the responsibility of the boxman to book the bet. Sometimes players may request to hop a whole number. In this case the money on the bet different combinations. For example, if a player says "hop the tens" 6—4, 5—5, 4—6 the player must give the dealer an even number bet so it can be divided among the hard and easy ways. If a player wishes to "hop the sevens" there would be three different combinations and six possible ways to roll a 7 6—1, 5—2, 4—3, 3—4, 2—5, 1—6 therefore the player should bet in multiples of 3 so the bet can be divided among each combination with a This bet is a wager that one of the numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, or 12 will appear on the next roll of the dice.

This bet typically pays more 2: The Field bet is a "Self-Service" Bet. Unlike the other proposition bets which are handled by the dealers or stickman, the field bet is placed directly by the player.

Players identify their Field bets by placing them in the Field area directly in front of them or as close to their position as possible. A registered trademark owned by SHFL entertainment. As different individual points are made by the shooter, they will be marked on the craps layout with a fire symbol.

The first three points will not pay out on the fire bet, but the fourth, fifth and sixth will pay out at increasing odds. The fourth point pays at to-1, the fifth point pays at to-1 and the 6th point pays at to Note that the points must all be different numbers for them to count towards the fire bet.

For example, a shooter who successfully hits a point of 10 twice will only garner credit for the first one on the fire bet. Players must hit the established point in order for it to count toward the fire bet.

The payout is determine by the number of points which have been established and hit after the shooter sevens out. Is a registered trademark owned by Galaxy Gaming.

These bets pay for-1, for a house advantage of 7. This pays for-1, for a house edge of 7. For all three wagers, the order in which the numbers are hit does not matter. Whenever a seven is hit, including on the come out roll, all bonus bets lose, the bonus board is reset, and new bonus bets may be placed. A player may wish to make multiple different bets. If one of the bets win the dealer may automatically replenish the losing bet with profits from the winning bet.

In this example, if the shooter rolls a hard 8 pays 9: If the player does not want the bet replenished, he or she should request any or all bets be taken down. A working bet is a live bet. Bets may also be on the board, but not in play and therefore not working. Pass line and come bets are always working meaning the chips are in play and the player is therefore wagering live money.

Other bets may be working or not working depending whether a point has been established or player's choice. Place and buy bets are working by default when a point is established and not working when the point is off unless the player specifies otherwise.

Lay bets are always working even if a point has not been established unless the player requests otherwise. At any time, a player may wish to take any bet or bets out of play. The dealer will put an "Off" button on the player's specific bet or bets; this allows the player to keep his chips on the board without a live wager. For example, if a player decides not to wager a place bet mid-roll but wishes to keep the chips on the number, he or she may request the bet be "not working" or "Off".

The chips remain on the table, but the player cannot win from or lose chips which are not working. The opposite is also allowed. By default place and buy bets are not working without an established point; a player may wish to wager chips before a point has been established.

In this case, the player would request the bet be working in which the dealer will place an "On" button on the specified chips. The probability of dice combinations determine the odds of the payout. The following chart shows the dice combinations needed to roll each number.

The two and twelve are the hardest to roll since only one combination of dice is possible. The game of craps is built around the dice roll of seven, since it is the most easily rolled dice combination. The expected value of all bets is usually negative, such that the average player will always lose money. This is because the house always sets the paid odds to below the actual odds.

However, this "free odds" bet cannot be made independently, so the expected value of the entire bet, including odds, is still negative. Since there is no correlation between die rolls, there is normally no possible long-term winning strategy in craps.

There are occasional promotional variants that provide either no house edge or even a player edge. One example is a field bet that pays 3: Overall, given the 5: This is sometimes seen at casinos running limited-time incentives, in jurisdictions or gaming houses that require the game to be fair, or in layouts for use in informal settings using play money.

No casino currently runs a craps table with a bet that yields a player edge full-time. Maximizing the size of the odds bet in relation to the line bet will reduce, but never eliminate the house edge, and will increase variance. Most casinos have a limit on how large the odds bet can be in relation to the line bet, with single, double, and five times odds common.

Some casinos offer 3—4—5 odds, referring to the maximum multiple of the line bet a player can place in odds for the points of 4 and 10, 5 and 9, and 6 and 8, respectively. During promotional periods, a casino may even offer x odds bets, which reduces the house edge to almost nothing, but dramatically increases variance, as the player will be betting in large betting units. Since several of the multiple roll bets pay off in ratios of fractions on the dollar, it is important that the player bets in multiples that will allow a correct payoff in complete dollars.

Normally, payoffs will be rounded down to the nearest dollar, resulting in a higher house advantage. These bets include all place bets, taking odds, and buying on numbers 6, 8, 5, and 9, as well as laying all numbers. These variants depend on the casino and the table, and sometimes a casino will have different tables that use or omit these variants and others.

When craps is played in a casino, all bets have a house advantage. There may be players who are lucky and get ahead for a period of time, but in the long run these winning streaks are eroded away. One can slow, but not eliminate, one's average losses by only placing bets with the smallest house advantage.

The place bets and buy bets differ from the pass line and come line, in that place bets and buy bets can be removed at any time, since, while they are multi-roll bets, their odds of winning do not change from roll to roll, whereas pass line bets and come line bets are a combination of different odds on their first roll and subsequent rolls. The first roll of a pass line bet is 2: As such, they cannot profitably let you take down the bet after the first roll.

This bet generally has a higher house edge than place betting, unless the casino offers high odds. Conversely, you can take back pick up a don't pass or don't come bet after the first roll, but this cannot be recommended, because you already endured the disadvantaged part of the combination — the first roll. On that come-out roll, you win just 3 times 2 and 3 , while losing 8 of them 7 and 11 and pushing once 12 out of the 36 possible rolls.

On the other 24 rolls that become a point, your don't pass bet is now to your advantage by 6: However, players can still make standard lay bets odds on any of the point numbers 4,5,6,8,9, Among these, and the remaining numbers and possible bets, there are a myriad of systems and progressions that can be used with many combinations of numbers.

An important alternative metric is house advantage per roll rather than per bet , which may be expressed in loss per hour. Besides the rules of the game itself, a number of formal and informal rules are commonly applied in the table form of Craps, especially when played in a casino. To reduce the potential opportunity for switching dice by sleight-of-hand , players are not supposed to handle the dice with more than one hand such as shaking them in cupped hands before rolling nor take the dice past the edge of the table.

If a player wishes to change shooting hands, they may set the dice on the table, let go, then take them with the other hand. When throwing the dice, the player is expected to hit the farthest wall at the opposite end of the table these walls are typically augmented with pyramidal structures to ensure highly unpredictable bouncing after impact. Casinos will sometimes allow a roll that does not hit the opposite wall as long as the dice are thrown past the middle of the table; a very short roll will be nullified as a "no roll".

The dice may not be slid across the table and must be tossed. Players are generally asked not to throw the dice above a certain height such as the eye level of the dealers. This is both for the safety of those around the table, and to eliminate the potential use of such a throw as a distraction device in order to cheat. Dice are still considered "in play" if they land on players' bets on the table, the dealer's working stacks, on the marker puck, or with one die resting on top of the other.

The roll is invalid if either or both dice land in the boxman's bank, the stickman's bowl where the extra three dice are kept between rolls , or in the rails around the top of the table where players chips are kept. If one or both dice hits a player or dealer and rolls back onto the table, the roll counts as long as the person being hit did not intentionally interfere with either of the dice, though some casinos will rule "no roll" for this situation.

If one or both leave the table, it is also a "no roll", and the dice may either be replaced or examined by the boxman and returned to play. Shooters may wish to "set" the dice to a particular starting configuration before throwing such as showing a particular number or combination, stacking the dice, or spacing them to be picked up between different fingers , but if they do, they are often asked to be quick about it so as not to delay the game.

Some casinos disallow such rituals to speed up the pace of the game. In most casinos, players are not allowed to hand anything directly to dealers, and vice versa. Items such as cash, checks, and chips are exchanged by laying them down on the table; for example, when "buying in" paying cash for chips , players are expected to place the cash on the layout: This rule is enforced in order to allow the casino to easily monitor and record all transfers via overhead surveillance cameras, and to reduce the opportunity for cheating via sleight-of-hand.

Most casinos prohibit "call bets", and may have a warning such as "No Call Bets" printed on the layout to make this clear. This means a player may not call out a bet without also placing the corresponding chips on the table. Such a rule reduces the potential for misunderstanding in loud environments, as well as disputes over the amount that the player intended to bet after the outcome has been decided.

Some casinos choose to allow call bets once players have bought-in. When allowed, they are usually made when a player wishes to bet at the last second, immediately before the dice are thrown, to avoid the risk of obstructing the roll. Craps is among the most social and most superstitious of all gambling games, which leads to an enormous variety of informal rules of etiquette that players may be expected to follow.

Tipping the dealers is universal and expected in Craps. As in most other casino games, a player may simply place or toss chips onto the table and say, "For the dealers", "For the crew", etc. In craps, it is also common to place a bet for the dealers.

This is usually done one of three ways: A "Two-Way" is a bet for both parties: Players may also place a stack of chips for a bet as usual, but leave the top chip off-center and announce "on top for the dealers".

In some cases, players may also tip each other, for example as a show of gratitude to the thrower for a roll on which they win a substantial bet. Craps players routinely practice a wide range of superstitious behaviors, and may expect or demand these from other players as well. And I am both terrified and reassured to know that there are still wonders in the universe…that we have not yet explained everything. Whatever they are, Ms. Sakai, they walk near Sigma They must walk there alone.

The War Prayer [ edit ] Susan Ivanova: You're a vicious man. I'm Head of Security. It's in the job description. But they love each other! These are my three wives: Pestilence, Famine, and Death. Do you think I married them for their personalities? Their personalities could shatter entire planets! But they worked out, they inspired me! Knowing that they were waiting at home for me is what keeps me here — 75 light-years away! My shoes are too tight. Something my father said.

Old, very old at the time. I went into his room, and he was sitting, alone in the dark, crying. So I asked him what was wrong, and he said, "My shoes are too tight.

But it doesn't matter, because I have forgotten how to dance. My shoes are too tight, and I have forgotten how to dance. Smiling wistfully Nor should you. The innocent lie because they don't want to be blamed for something they didn't do, and the guilty lie because they don't have any other choice. We never had a chance.

You say we could have won, but you weren't there, you didn't see them! When I looked at those ships, I…I didn't just see my death — I saw the death of the whole damn human race! Then why did they surrender?! Maybe the universe blinked.

Maybe God changed His mind. All I know is that we got a second chance! Deathwalker [ edit ] [Ambassador Kosh hires commercial telepath Talia for an mysterious job. We will meet in Red 3 at the hour of scampering. We shall commence again tomorrow at the hour of longing.

Then listen to the music, not the song. They will fire the instant you come into range. You will find their power most impressive…for a few seconds. And what was on that data crystal he gave you? You and the rest of your kind take blind comfort in the belief that we are monsters, that you could never do what we did. The key ingredient in the anti-agathic cannot be synthesized.

It must be taken from living beings. For one to live forever, another one must die. You will fall upon one another like wolves. It will make what we did pale by comparison. The billions who live forever will be a testimony to my work. And the billions who are murdered to buy that immortality will be the continuance of my work. You will become us. That is my monument, Commander. Ambassador Kosh has been a busy boy today. They say God works in mysterious ways. But He's a con man compared to the Vorlon.

Believers [ edit ] M'Ola: No one knows what is written in the stream [of Time] until the waters surround him. After that [pacing to and fro], maybe I'll try pacing fro and to, just for the kick of it. May God save us from false religion. Who asked you to play God? Every damn patient who comes through that door, that's who. People come to doctors because they want us to be gods.

They want us to make it better…or make it not so. They want to be healed and they come to me when their prayers aren't enough. Well, if I have to take the responsibility, then I claim the authority too. And we both know it. And no one is going to take that away. You'd better check the temperature in Hell first. Survivors [ edit ] Jeffrey Sinclair: I demand you open a channel to Earth at once!

I am a Lieutenant Commander in Earthforce, Major. I do not take demands. If you have a request, I'll consider it. I request that you open a channel to Earthdome! Have a nice day.

The Universe is run by the complex interweaving of three elements: By Any Means Necessary [ edit ] [upon being told that Londo is the only one on the station who can provide him with a flower he needs for a religious ceremony] G'Kar: Oh, why does the universe hate me so? You can't do that! Until you invoked the Rush Act. You should never hand someone a gun unless you're sure where they'll point it.

If I were you, commander, I would watch things very carefully. You are not the most popular person in government circles right now. So what else is new? Signs and Portents [ edit ] Susan Ivanova: I've always had a hard time getting up when it's dark outside. But in space, it's always dark. She's been wrong before. On my first birthday, she said that someday I would be killed by… shadows. Doesn't exactly make sense, does it? One of these days, Garibaldi…you're gonna learn to watch your back.

Without forgiveness, you cannot mourn. And without mourning, you can never let go of the pain. Any ideas on how I should fight this guy?

From inside a Main Battle Tank would be nice. When I was thirteen, I developed a passion for Kasharev, one of the radical neocommunist authors. Your father felt that Kasharev would be personally responsible for the destruction of Russian culture!

But he was invited to a reading by Kasharev, and I begged him to take me. Of course, he had no intention of going, but I whined and pouted as only a thirteen-year-old can, and eventually, he was forced to surrender. So, after the reading there was a question and answer session, and for days I had been formulating the perfect question with which to impress my idol. So the time comes, and I stand up, I'm trembling, and I ask my question.

He promptly said that it was the most foolish thing that he had ever heard, and that he had no intention of bandying words with a bourgeois little twit who was barely out of diapers. But then Papa stood up. And he said that his daughter was neither bourgeois, nor a little twit, and had been out of diapers for many, many years, while Kasharev's writings had yet to rise above the contents of those garments!

That sounds exactly like Andrei! He then added that were he not a man of peace, he would have horsewhipped Kasharev through the streets of St. Petersburg, as his own father should have done many years ago! Well, of course I was mortified. But then Papa took my hand and he turned, and as we walked out, he said to me: They say food tastes better if you chew it first.

Don't talk, I've seen you eat. Does the term " Doppler effect " ring a bell? We went through their archives, and we found proof…that his great-grandfather abducted my great-grandfather, and just took him away in a spaceship! Frankly, Your Honor, we want damages! Could I please have a translation team in here?! I was too young to fight in the Minbari War, so when I got the chance to work space construction, I jumped for it. The day I went to work on the Babylon Station—we didn't number them at first, you know—I thought that was the best day of my life!

I worked a few months, had some leave, so I took it. And the station's infrastructure collapsed. They never found out who. So I went to work on the second one. The firm still owned my contract until the station was finished. I took leave a second time, and that station was sabotaged. And then when B3 blew up, well, that's when I got the name Jinxo.

When I went to work on B4, I didn't take any leave! I was there every minute until we finished it. I thought the Curse was gone. But as I was leaving on the shuttle, I looked back…and the station just sort of… wrinkled , twisted like putty, and then just disappeared.

The minute I left. So then when they decided to build B5, I had to work on it. And I have to stay. I'd say that you have the wrong nickname. They should have called you Lucky! How do you figure?

To have escaped the worst each time, that's a blessing. You're a very lucky man. Perhaps each time, you were exactly where you were meant to be. Vir, what are you doing?

A few more like you, Vir, and the entire Centauri Republic will efficient itself to extinction! I mean, with the war and all, I figured you folks would…well, you know. There are two castes of Minbari, the warrior caste and the religious caste. The warrior caste would not understand.

It is not their way. These two sides of your culture, do they ever agree on anything? And when they do, it is a terrible thing. A terrible power, as recent events have shown us. Let us hope it never again happens in our lifetime. We've confiscated the fake encounter suit. It's a pretty close match to your own, at least from the outside. Deuce wanted to make people think he had the Vorlons working for him.

He figured it would add to his image and intimidate people. Well, after all, no one knows exactly what you look like. That makes some people a little nervous. You never did tell me what you think about that curse. That bit about if he leaves Babylon 5, the same thing that happened to Babylons 1, 2, 3 and 4 would happen to us.

You're not taking it seriously, are you? No, of course not. So, how long until he hits jump? There's always a boom tomorrow. Look, somebody's got to have some damn perspective around here. Protests are as much use with the Vorlons as fairy wings on a cement truck. I'm grateful the Psi Corps has given you a purpose in life. As for fear, if you enter my mind for any reason, I will twist your head off and use it for a chamber pot!

Are you gonna arrest me, Garibaldi? I wanna live to see the future. Legacies [ edit ] Jeffrey Sinclair: We've fought long enough. Maybe it's time we started talking to one another. Branmer's life was more significant than his battles. Let the warrior caste praise his courage in war, and let the rest praise him for what he truly was—a man of peace. You talk like a Minbari, Commander!

Perhaps there was some small wisdom in letting your species survive. We like to think so. There's nothing more annoying than Mr. Garibaldi when he's right. Problem with the transport tube? It seems like every time I get into the tube, Mr. It's like he knows! Garibaldi is many things, but he's not omniscient. I think I'll take the stairs. I think I'll join you. Quickly, what is the third principle of sentient life? The third principle of sentient life is the capacity for self-sacrifice: It has been too long, Delenn.

You have forgotten your training. Soon you will have forgotten all about your old friend Draal. Not if I live to be a thousand and one. Survey 1 to Babylon Control, we're clear. Upon arrival, you will report for debriefing. On your trip back, I'd like you to take the time to learn the Babylon 5 mantra: I will listen to Ivanova.

I will not ignore Ivanova's recommendations. And, if this ever happens again, Ivanova will personally rip your lungs out! The next day, I woke up, I saw her in the light of day, sleeping against my arm, and I decided I would rather chew off my arm than wake her up. She had a voice that could curdle fresh milk. Now, I go to spread happiness to the rest of the station. It is a terrible responsibility but I have learned to live with it.

I think I've got to go to the bathroom. Tell me about it! I try to find out as much as I can about them to try to make some sense of them, but it never seems to come together. They do seem to be a mass of contradictions. Here—six thousand years of recorded history, a history that includes remarkable composers, astonishing symphonies!

But what is the one song that half of them sing to their children generation after generation? You put your right hand in, You put your right hand out. You put your whole self in, And you turn yourself about. You do the hokey-pokey, You give a little shout. That's what it's all about! It doesn't mean anything! I have been studying it for seven days!

I had the computer analyze it! I swear to you, it does not mean a thing! We've come at a bad time, haven't we? Commander, we don't have a lot of time. We're cut off from the way we came in, we don't know if we can find another way back to the ship before we run out of air… Sinclair: We can't leave him like this! I know, I know. It's a Russian thing. When we're about to do something stupid, we like to catalog the full extent of our stupidity for future reference. A Voice in the Wilderness , Part 2 [ edit ] Delenn: The third principle of sentient life is its capacity for self-sacrifice, for a cause…a loved one…for a friend.

Like my granddad used to say: Want to see magic? I got a little magic trick for ya. I got a little magic that'll make you pass through the top of the bar! I'll need complete silence or I'll have to ask for another volunteer from the audience. Let's see, what was that magic word again? I'll tell you what, I'll go home and look at my books, then I'll come back.

If you're still talking trash about killing Marsies, we'll try it again and again [slams him again] until we get it right, huh? Ambassador, do you really want to know what's going on down there right now? You can never get a straight answer from anyone around here! Worst case of testosterone poisoning I've ever seen. Babylon Squared [ edit ] Susan Ivanova: God, I hate mornings.

Personally, I find it the best part of the day. The time I really learned to appreciate mornings was during the three years I spent being taught by Jesuits. Then an hour of meditation before class. We would sit, quiet, at peace. Breathing in, breathing out. Oh, that was great! Boy, just hit the spot! Guess I'd better get going. Me too, it's nearly seven-thirty. I…I didn't even…I slept through breakfast? I'm fine, you'll have to excuse me. I realize I'm late, but I'm on my way! I'll notify your next of kin.

In Valen's name, I take the place that has been prepared for me. I stand between the candle and the star. We stand between the darkness and the light. What if we take you with us? Put you on trial? Zathras not of this time. You take, Zathras die. You leave, Zathras die. Either way, it is bad for Zathras. This is the part I hate most. Mind if I ask you a question? Okay, it's morning, you're getting ready for work, you pull on your pants—do you fasten and zip, or zip and then fasten?

What kind of question is that? Well, look, we've got two hours to kill— Sinclair: Why do you want to know? Why do I want to know? Because I think about these things sometimes. I was getting dressed this morning, I couldn't remember how I did it, and I started thinking about it.

Does everyone do it the same way? Look, okay, I'm sorry I asked. You're always so serious all the time. Not every conversation has to be the end of the world as we know it. I didn't mean to— Garibaldi: I'll just…watch my console. Don't worry about it. After a long pause, Sinclair sighs. One hour, fifty seven minutes. I'm not having this conversation.

The Quality of Mercy [ edit ] [Ivanova barges into Dr. Franklin's illicit free clinic. He is bent over a notepad, distracted. Not without dinner and flowers. I'm still waiting for an explanation, gentlemen. And I'm prepared to give you one, Commander, as soon as the room stops spinning. This station creates gravity by rotation. It never stops spinning. Well, you begin to see my problem. I don't want to do this again. I was inside a killer's mind before, on the Mars Colony.

There's got to be another way. So you're going to walk around in my head, eh? I'd think twice if I were you. Something might just jump out of the shadows and bite you. How many worlds are there? How many flowers waiting to be harvested?

How many new voices, waiting to be recruited into my choir? You once said you'd bet good money he'd killed before? You would not have lost. Chrysalis [ edit ] Londo Mollari: But this…this, this, this is like… being nibbled to death by, uh…Pah!

What are those Earth creatures called? Feathers, long bill, webbed feet…go "quack". I'm being nibbled to death by cats. There comes a time when you look into the mirror, and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be.

Then you accept it, or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking into mirrors. And so it begins. I think he's ready. Nothing's the same anymore. The Coming of Shadows [ edit ] [Opening credits voiceover.

The Babylon Project was our last, best hope for peace. A self-contained world five miles long, located in neutral territory. A place of commerce and diplomacy for a quarter of a million humans and aliens. A shining beacon in space, all alone in the night. Points of Departure [ edit ] Susan Ivanova: It is now eight days since the death of Earth Alliance President Luis Santiago, and five days since Commander Sinclair was recalled to Earth without explanation.

And the whole place has gone straight to hell. And if you're not happy with the seating arrangements, I will personally order your seats to be moved outside , down the hall, across the station, and into the fusion reactor!

Am I absolutely, perfectly clear on this? Franklin tells Ivanova about Garibaldi's coma. Well then, I'll say a prayer for him tonight. Then I'll say half a prayer. The Chief of Security is in critical condition in MedLab. He thinks there's a conspiracy concerning the President's death. Ambassador G'Kar has mysteriously vanished, after two years we still don't know what Ambassador Kosh looks like inside his encounter suit, and Ambassador Delenn is in a cocoon.

As in, a moth or a butterfly. Interesting place you have here. When I was 21, I visited Tibet. I went to see the new Dalai Lama. Uh, you do that sort of thing when you're 21 and the son of a diplomatic envoy.

We had a simple dinner. Rice, raisins, carrots—steamed, not boiled—and green tea. When it was over, he looked at me and said, "Do you understand? But I couldn't wish for a more capable and skilled group of people to learn from. It was an early Earth President, Abraham Lincoln, who best described our current situation. He said… [he gets interrupted by a security alarm].

The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise to the occasion. We cannot escape history. We will be remembered in spite of ourselves. The fiery trial though which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor to the last generation. We shall nobly save or meanly lose our last, best hope of Earth. One deserts his post without any explanation, the other one picks the most breathtakingly inconvenient moment possible to explore new career options, like becoming a butterfly!

Why don't you eliminate the entire Narn homeworld while you're at it? One thing at a time, Ambassador. One thing at a time. I'm out of it for a few days, the whole place goes to hell! Well, I hope I can prove otherwise.

Captain John Sheridan, your new CO. I don't know you. No, but I think we'll get along just fine. The Geometry of Shadows [ edit ] [A Technomage uses an illusion of a massive robotic creature to scare Vir away. My name is… Elric: I work for Ambassador Mollari. After a while, nothing bothers you. There is an old saying: Franklin is treating Ivanova's broken foot. I can give you something for the pain… Susan Ivanova: Now you can give me something for the pain. Where were you when I was going through puberty?

No, it's okay; I'll get used to it. If it gets too bad, I'll just…gnaw it off at the ankle. We are dreamers, shapers, singers, and makers. We study the mysteries of laser and circuit, crystal and scanner, holographic demons and invocation of equations. These are the tools we employ, and we know many things. The true secrets, the important things. Fourteen words to make someone fall in love with you forever.

Seven words to make them go without pain. How to say good-bye to a friend who is dying. How to be poor. How to be rich.

How to rediscover dreams when the world has stolen them. That is why we are going away—to preserve that knowledge. There is a storm coming, a black and terrible storm. We would not have our knowledge lost or used to ill purpose. From this place we will launch ourselves into the stars. With luck, you will never see our kind again in your lifetime. I know you have your orders, Captain.

Detain us if you wish. But I cannot tell you where we are going. I can only ask you to trust us. What does it take to get through to you? You're making a mistake of galactic proportions! Assaulting an Earth Alliance officer, attempting mass murder…! Green must fight Purple. Purple must fight Green. Is no other way! I get stuck with a race that speaks only in macros. You're saying just because I'm holding this right now, I'm Green leader?

Rules of combat older than contact with other races. Did not mention aliens. Rules change…caught up in committee. Not come through yet. Ya gotta love it. Oh, I'm afraid you have to spend the rest of your life paying for your mistakes. Not this one of course, it's trivial, I have withdrawn the spell, but there will be others. What are you talking about? You are touched by darkness, Ambassador.

I see it as a blemish that will grow with time. I could warn you of course, but you would not listen. I could kill you, but someone would take your place. So I do the only thing I can—I go. A word or two, a picture, to send to the folks back home, confirming that you have a destiny before you. Yes, it was just a thought, nothing more. Well, take this for what little it will profit you. As I look at you, Ambassador Mollari, I see a great hand reaching out of the stars.

The hand is your hand. And I hear sounds—the sounds of billions of people calling your name. Uh…but she doesn't look like one! I mean, she does, but…but she doesn't! I mean, what's the deal? We're still trying to figure that out. There's the story she told us, but then, the Minbari never tell you the whole truth. Franklin watches Ivanova as she storms off with his recovery-enhancing "food plan". All my life, I've fought against imperialism. Now, suddenly, I am the expanding Russian frontier.

But with very nice borders. I'll tell you one thing. If the primates that we came from had known that someday politicians would come out of the gene pool, they'd have stayed up in the trees and written evolution off as a bad idea! Hell, I always thought the opposable thumb was overrated! An old friend of mine once quoted me a [sic] …ancient Egyptian blessing: God be between you and harm in all the empty places where you must walk.

I wish I had your…faith in the universe. I just don't see it sometimes. Then I will tell you a great secret, Captain. Perhaps the greatest of all time. The molecules of your body are the same molecules that make up this station, and the nebula outside, that burn inside the stars themselves. We are the universe made manifest, trying to figure itself out. And as we have both learned, sometimes the universe requires a change of perspective. Trust me, Doc, you are gonna love this! I can feel my arteries hardening just being in the same room with it!

I have walked in the valley of th— G'Kar: How long has he been like that? Get to the walls! We oughta space all of them. Were you in the war? No, I missed it.

How do you know? What did I do this time? Well, I've found that life is, in general, much easier if I forget most of the things that happen to me.

You were about to accuse the Centauri ambassador of being in league with the devil…which may not be far from the truth. Lousy way to die, huh? Last time I checked, there weren't too many good ways. Take my advice and go back to the time you came from. The future isn't what it used to be. Evil sometimes wears a pleasant face. You got a plan? Let's try not to get killed. A Spider in the Web [ edit ] [Sheridan sends Ivanova to resolve a problem, then sighs to himself.

Ah, it's good to be the captain. Well, my pop always said that laughter was better than pills for what ails you. You know how I feel about telepaths. You threw one out a third-story window on Io. There was an ample pool below the window! I'll assume you knew that. Telepaths are gifted and cursed in ways I can never hope to understand. There is a spider in the web, Mr.

And I intend to find it and kill it. Soul Mates [ edit ] Vir Cotto: It is a pleasure to meet you! It is a pleasure to meet you. You must think I look odd right now Well, I guess it's a little relative I'm here to pick up some women.

You'll have more luck at bars. So, who are these women? Oh, Ambassador Mollari's three wives. I am Timov, daughter of Alguhl. You will take me to my husband. I was told there'd be three of you… Timov: I said you'd take me. Is your hearing deficient? No, but I do have a… Timov: Then let's be off! Yeah, yeah, that was his name. He's not here on Babylon 5? Is that a problem? Only in the most unpleasant sense. I was married to him. He drags me out here, gives me no reason why he wants to see me!

What's he hiding, Vir? I won't bite, Vir. With all due respect, madam, that's not what I heard. All right, that one time. My, what a surprise! I wouldn't go that far. Madame Daggair, my pardons! I was at customs. I don't know how I could have missed you! Believe me Vir, if you knew her as well as I do, you wouldn't miss her a bit.

Oh, Timov, Timov, why do you always try to draw me into your little verbal fencing matches? Because I don't have a real sword handy. Can I get you anything? You can get me out of here! Who does Londo think he is, keeping us sitting about? He probably thinks he's our husband. And we, as dutiful wives, must await his return. Is that not right, Vir?

You are joking, Daggair! Your problem, Timov, is that you've never known your place. You once threatened to break a vase over his head! Well, haha, that was the impetuousness of youth. That was last month! Daggair, what are you playing at? And here you are finally, where have you been?!! Affairs of state my dear. State of inebriation, I wager. Commander, I want you to understand. I acquired human characteristics to bring your people and mine closer together!

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