Babylon 5/Recap/S02/E10 GROPOS

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This episode contains examples of:

  • Action Girl: Pvt. Elizabeth "Dodger" Derman.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: The Sergeant Major. Slightly subverted near the end, when Dodger runs back to kiss Garibaldi; instead of hauling her off him and dressing her down viciously, the Sergeant Major just orders her back into line and gives him a knowing smile.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Dodger comes to Garibaldi looking for a one-night stand, and becomes annoyed when he mistakes her intentions as something more. After admitting that her next deployment may very well be a suicide mission, she rebuffs Garibaldi's attempts to console her and leaves.
  • Downer Ending: All the main soldiers we see are killed in action.
  • Fantastic Racism: General Franklin has some, referring to non-humans as "creatures", and seemingly only able to understand his son's affection for aliens in terms of scientific fascination.
  • Foreshadowing: General Franklin tells Sheridan once the new defense grid is installed, Babylon 5 will be able to take on a warship.
  • The Natives Are Restless: Garibaldi says this at one point when the soldiers start stirring up trouble.
  • New Meat: Pvt. Yang.
  • Old Soldier: Pvt "Large". General Franklin also counts.