Things start moving forward with some serious advancement of the season's story arc in the first episode. There's a break for a couple of episodes before picking up the arc in the last episode of the disc. The first episode has the same title as the season.
Signs And Portents May 18 1994
Written by JMS and directed by Janet Greek
Lord Kiro, played by Gerrit Graham, has come to Babylon 5 to deal for a rare Centauri artifact, the Eye, that has been missing for a long time. He's brought his aunt, Lady Ladira, who is a seer. She feels there will be some death and destruction on Babylon 5 in the future. Ain't that the truth. Lord Kiro figures on getting some major status by giving the Eye to the Emperor but he wants to keep it for his family wealth and power. They discuss the good old days of the Empire and Londo talks him out of it, or so he thinks. Lord Kiro has second thoughts and some tricks up his sleeve. They aren't very good tricks and he'll get blowed up real good. It marks the first appearance of a Shadow ship. Black, spidery and deadly.
Mr Mordon, played by the delightful Ed Wasser, comes to the station. He visits with Ambassadors G'Kar, Delenn and Mollari to ask them a question. "What do you want?" Only Mollari, missing the old days of the Empire, answers him with a want. He wants to see the Centauri stride proud amongst the stars again. Crush the Narn while he's at it. Mr Morden is pleased and he leaves. He returns near the end of the episode and returns the Eye which had beens tolen by Raiders in the middle of the episode. Mr Morden has an encounter with Ambassador Kosh and the Ambassador needs some repairs to his encounter suit. He won't say what happened. It another episode that's a favorite. Mr Morden is a great villain.
TKO May 25 1994
Written by Lawrence G Ditillio and directed by John C Flynn III
An old pal of Mr Garibaldi's comes to the station. He was a boxer and he's come to fight in the Mutai. No Human's are allowed but he gets his shot at being beaten to death. Theodore Bikel plays Rabbi Koslov and he's come to sit Shiva with Ivanova. He father died in an earlier episode and she's done nothing to deal with it. She doesn't want to but finally goes ahead with it. She has a lot of anger about her father. It might not advance the season story arc but it provides a nice bit of backstory on Ivanova. Theodore Bikel is really good and the two stories work well together.
Grail July 6 1994
Written by Cristy Marx and directed by Richard Compton
Aldous Gajic, played by David Warner, comes to the station. He's seeking the Grail cup that Christ used. Jinxo was an engineer on all the stations. When he left the first four they all were destroyed or disappeared. He feels he's cursed and can't leave the station or something bad will happen to it. Aldous helps him get over that curse. An odd issue with interesting characters. Like the previous episode it isn't the kind of story you often see on an SF show, especially at the time of it's first broadcast.
Eyes July 13 1994
Written by Lawrence G Ditillio and directed by Jim Johnston
Col. Ari Ben Zayn, played by Gregory Martin, comes to the station with his telepath Harriman Gray, who's played by Jeffrey Combs. He wants to investigate the command staff. It's some retaliation for Sinclair giving the striking dockers some more cash. There's growing evil in the Earth government that will take a long time to come to the surface. Ben Zayn will have Harriman scan everyone to test their loyalty. Ivanova refuses and comes close to resigning. Sinclair will have to figure out that one. Garibaldi gets some help from Lennier in building a 1992 motorcycle. It's another good episode and it's nice to see Jeffrey Combs.