In Customs, Rebo and Zooty (Penn and Teller) arrive at Babylon Five and begin performing immediately. Elsewhere, Sheridan (Bruce Boxleitner), Garibaldi (Jerry Doyle), and Lochley (Tracy Scoggins) discuss the upcoming Brakiri festival of the Day of the Dead, which happens once every 200 years. A Brakiri merchant asks Mollari (Peter Jurasik) who he’d like to meet among the dead. He says he has several bones to pick with the First Emperor, and the merchant gives him a holiday trinket for free.
Lennier makes a surprise visit, just to see the famous holiday. He asks about Sheridan and learns about Rebo and Zooty. Sheridan introduces the comedy duo to the crowd. Lochley leaves to meet the Brakiri ambassador, who wants to buy the station for one day only. G’Kar bursts in to warn her about the purchase because he has heard disturbing rumors. She ignores his warning. The ambassador later warns Garibaldi that, because of the transaction, his own quarters will be in the Brakiri part of the station. He doesn’t care. Sheridan has Rebo and Zooty for dinner and they meet Delenn. Through his voice machine (using Harlan Ellison’s voice) Zooty tells an incomprehensible Minbari joke and Delenn laughs uncontrollably. According to Rebo, Zooty has only spoken one word himself: The word is Why? That night, Lochley can’t find a channel without Rebo and Zooty on it, Mollari is not in the newspaper for once, and Corwin (Joshua Cox) practices a Rebo/Zooty hat-trick. He is asked by G’Kar if he can sleep there, as G’Kar’s quarters are on the Brakiri side.
Mollari talks to a painting of the First Emperor. The light changes and Adira Tyree, his long-lost love (Fabiano Udenio) appears suddenly. He tells her he avenged her death, and they kiss. The light changes on Garibaldi. He hears a noise, pulls his gun, and finds a soldier named Elizabeth Durman, called Dodger (Marie Marshall) who once wanted to jump his bones before going off to war, but he was too screwed up to respond. She never came back, until now.
The light changes on Lochley and she finds Zoe (Bridget Flannery) in her quarters. Lochley explains how she found Zoe dead when they were both runaways, and they chat for a while. Zoe doesn’t know if she killed herself or not. Lochley stopped drinking and joined the military, and now she runs a space station. Sheridan receives a call from Corwin that the Brakiri part of the station is missing. Garibaldi tries to cross over and can’t. Lennier is meditating when Morden (Ed Wasser) appears. Lennier tries to cross over too, and Morden drags him back, telling him the rest of the station is many light-years away. He predicts that Lennier will betray the Rangers and die. He asks why he never sees Sheridan among the dead.
Garibaldi tells Dodger about Lise Hampton-Edgars, his ex-wife. Lochely interrupts Garibaldi just as it’s getting interesting with Dodger, to tell him over the comm to connect to the station with Proxima III as a booster. Mollari and Adira are interrupted by Lochley saying everybody is all right. Adira admits she’s only a dream. Rebo and Zooty tell Delenn they want to get out of comedy and into politics. Sheridan says no, comedy is more important. As the night ends, Morden asks Lennier to take him seriously, everyone says goodbye and the dead vanish. Zoe admits she killed herself. Lochley gives Sheridan an incomprehensible message from Kosh, passed through Zoe. Zooty whispers to Sheridan, “Because it tells me to.”
Bruce Boxleitner, apparently, couldn’t stand Penn Jillete. He’s not the only one. The Brakiri day of the dead is, of course, based on the Mexican Día de Muertos. The episode was written by comic-book god Neil Gaiman, the only episode since Season Two not written by J. Michael Straczynski. You could have a serious debate about who appeared to who and why. Everybody on the station has lots of dead. Morden was executed, Dodger was killed in action, Zoe was a suicide, and Adira was murdered. Apparently, Kosh’s comment from the other side won’t make any sense until the very last episode. Typical.