Babylon 5/Recap/S02/E10 GROPOS
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.