In the first episode, Sheridan finds that Morden (Ed Wasser) was on the ship that his wife died on, and also discovers a shocking secret in the process.
This is another episode that is intensive on the arc and boosts it ahead significantly. The interrogation scenes between Morden and Sheridan are very well written, and Bruce Boxleitner gives an excellent performance as the troubled Captain. Wasser does equally well as the sinister Mr Morden.
Towards the end of the episode, Delenn and Kosh come to Sheridan and explain to him the secret of the Shadows, something that has been building since the midpoint of season one. The revelations are exciting and well played out, and this episode is essential to the coming story arcs. An excellent episode, one of the highlights of season two.
In the second episode, a deadly and contagious disease is brought onto the station. This examination of mass disease and how society deals with it is also a focus on Dr Franklin's character. As he struggles to find a cure, we see how he is growing increasingly dependant on stims to stay alert, and how he copes with the pressure.
There are also some well written scenes for Delenn whose relationship with Sheridan is also developed further. The episode in general is quite emotionally charged, and therefore effective. Although this is not the greatest of episodes, the tape is worth getting for the excellent first one.