Midnight on the Firing Line is a step up from the series pilot. Although still flawed in many respects, it has much more to recommend it. Michael O'Hare is still the weak link in Babylon 5's acting entourage, but thankfully he is much improved from the first installment. Newcomer Cladia Christian suffers from a few early jitters too, but manages. Although Tamlyn Tomita (Babylon 5's first second in command) was less rough around the edges, Christian begins to stake out the future personality of her character nicely. In addition, both Andrea Thompson (Talia Winters) and Stephen Furst (Vir) do credible jobs in their maiden outings. The make-up, however, is a small step backwards from previously and G'Kar's character suffers visibly in more than one scene. The editing too continues to be too quick, especially on the front end of a camera switch from character to character. On the plus side, the plot is thoughtful and plausible, suffering from only one small improbability at the end which is used to wrap up the story. Soul Hunter is another positive step for the Babylon 5 universe. The story is again slow and the ending for the third time in three tries is flawed, but the potential for the series is on full display here. One of the strongest aspects of the Babylon 5 series is its incorporation of religion into the future, whether human or alien, positive or negative, superficial or thought provoking. Soul Hunter only dips its toe into the waters here, and rather obliquely at that, but here it is enough. This show marks the first appearance of Dr. Franklin (Richard Biggs) and in this instance his addition is mostly positive. The editing, too, is much improved from earlier episodes. Kudos to Skip Robinson. Things are getting better. Stay tuned.