I ran across a Babylon 5 Ten Of The Best article over at SciFiNow by James Rundle. You know my love for top ten lists knows no bounds. I thought I would bring this to visitors here who are fans of the Babylon 5 series. It doesn't match up to my own Big 10 preferences [and maybe not yours], but it's a reasonably sound list. SciFiNow indicates this is not THE best 10 episodes, but ten of the best. I've included the summary-based information from the piece for your discerning eyes. The article appears to have a predisposition for the more action-oriented installments.
Signs And Portents. Season One. "There may not have been a huge amount of action in this episode, but it was crucial to the overall development of the further plot. It introduced, obliquely, the Shadows, Mr Morden, and foreshadowed (no pun intended) the Narn-Centauri War."
Chrysalis. Season One. "The finale of the first season also saw the departure of Sinclair as the station’s commander, the transformation of Delenn into a Minbari-Human hybrid, the assassination of Earth President Santiago and more. A moving, and deeply important installment."
In The Shadow Of Z’ha’dum. Season Two. "Morden has been a shadowy, elusive presence on the station up until this point, but finally, we start to get some answers. Babylon 5 always excelled at presenting infodumps gracefully, and this is a fine example of that, where we learn the framework of the verse."
Severed Dreams. Season Three. "Dramatic, action-packed and well-written, Severed Dreams is possibly the best episode of Babylon 5, and always a fan favourite. The Earth Alliance civil war is kicked off in style here, complete with the kind of space battle you’d never see in Star Trek."
Z’ha’dum. Season Three. "A climactic moment features some brilliant (for the time) CG work, good acting from the ever-reliable Bruce Boxleitner, plot development and one of the most beautiful scores in the entire series. A truly vintage episode of the later Babylon 5 era."
Into The Fire. Season Four. "After all of the feints, heavy losses, pitched battles and more of the last few years, the Vorlons and the Shadows finally get a fat lip from the younger races and told to bugger off. It’s a little cheesy, but man, what an incredible space battle."
Endgame. Season Four. "Along with Severed Dreams this was one of the best episodes of the series as a whole. Its complex, multi-layered story added to some great action as Sheridan and his alien allies launch their final attack to topple the neo-fascist regime of President Clark."
The Deconstruction Of Falling Stars. Season Four. "Many fans consider this to be the actual ending of Babylon 5, and I’m inclined to agree. Unlike most shows, B5 actually gave us a full conclusion not only for the crew, but also for the entire human race as a whole. Far reaching, and very satisfying."
Movements Of Fire And Shadow. Season Five. "The true reason behind the Centauri attacks (as if we didn’t already know) is revealed, and one of the darkest plotlines of the entire series comes full circle, eventually leading to the destruction of Centauri Prime and the proof that you just shouldn’t bargain with the Devil."