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21 March 2010 @ 09:56 pm
B5  
 I haven't cried so much or so hard for a TV show since S3 of Farscape.  I was upset and sad and on the edge of the my seat saying "Noooooooo...!" when Marcus used the alien healing device to save Susan.  

But in the next episode, when Susan was totally inconsolable with grief and sobbing because he loved her and she loved him, and she never acted on it because she was afraid, and it's too late now because he just sacrificed himself to save her.  

Now my eyes hurt because I cried so much watching that.  Damn it.  Poor Ivanova.  Poor Marcus.  *sniffles*

And then, they follow that up with a lightly humorous scene between Londo and G'Kar,. continuing to develop this tenuous frenemies relationship they've started...nice emotional recovery, is all I'm sayin'.  

So, fandom.  There must be fic out there somewhere, right?  I'm not terribly picky.  I love all the characters so much.  Funny Vir and/or Lennier fic.  Smutty, poignant, or just plain lovely Marcus/Susan.  Londo and G'Kar drinking fic.  You know, whatever.  Hook a girl up!

ETA: OMG, and now Lennier just tried to tell Delenn he loves her ("Did they tell you what Ivanova said at the end?  That all love is unrequited love.") in not so many words, and I can't figure out if she totally didn't get it, or if cupping his cheek and saying "She's wrong, of course," was her way of telling him she loves him, too, (just not like she loves Sheridan).
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rhienelleth: zoe/wash - shayrenarhienelleth on March 22nd, 2010 06:23 am (UTC)
Oh, music vids. I watch them sometimes, yes. :)

CC was really crying in that scene, too, like full on, headache-inducing, puffy eyes, hard to speak and breath sobbing. It was absolutely heartbreaking, and makes me wish even more that we'd had something more between them there at the end, than that moment where she tells him thank you for telling her she's beautiful two years ago.

And apparently she's not even in S5! Aaaaaaugh! Although, I'm told that had to do with timing and contract negotiations because they weren't sure they were getting a S5 until the last minute. *le sigh*

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Ambassador of  Awesome: marcus susanamphetamine_47 on March 22nd, 2010 01:12 pm (UTC)
Oh Marcus. I just loved everything about the Marcus/Ivanova relationship, in a "no happy ending" type way that makes me cry like a baby... No matter how many times I watch it, it tears me up! :(
rhienellethrhienelleth on March 22nd, 2010 03:30 pm (UTC)
You have an icon! I need an icon. I was wondering if they'd be hard to find, given the show's age and relatively small niche in fandom.

Dude, I don't know if I could watch it again anytime soon. SO SAD.
soundingsea: b5 - delenn - triluminarysoundingsea on March 22nd, 2010 02:48 pm (UTC)
The end of S4 just gutted me. This show!

There's some fic (not much) at AO3: http://archiveofourown.org/tags/Babylon%205/works with some good ones out of Yuletide this year (full disclosure: I wrote one, but since it's Susan/someone not Marcus, it may not be for you).

I particularly like this Susan fic: http://archiveofourown.org/works/36171 (but make sure you watch the TV movie "In the Beginning" before you read it).

Edited at 2010-03-22 02:49 pm (UTC)
rhienellethrhienelleth on March 22nd, 2010 03:28 pm (UTC)
Is it Susan/Talia?

It was funny. The friend who lent me the series asked me after...everything that happened with Talia, if I'd picked up on the fact that she and Ivanova were lovers. I was all "Well, yeah! Even though they never really hinted at it previously, it was kind of obvious when Talia went to check if Susan was in bed next to her." And it made a kind of sense they'd kept it off screen, as Susan would never advertise her relationships anyway.

Apparently not everyone notices, though. Or later, when Susan tells Delenn her secret, "I think I was in love with Talia." (How are these things so subtle, people miss them?)

Poor Susan. :(
soundingsea: b5 - delenn - triluminarysoundingsea on March 26th, 2010 03:41 pm (UTC)
Hee! Naw, I wrote completely a-canonical Susan/Catherine Sakai.

If you want good Susan/Talia, there was an amazing one in a femslash 'thon a while back...

http://cdybedahl.livejournal.com/467554.html
stacenz on March 22nd, 2010 08:36 pm (UTC)
I have not thought about watching B5 in years but after seeing your post, that's just what I'm going to go and do. Rewatch B5. *sniffles* I adored Marcus and when he died, I have to admit I cried some much.