In ‘The War Prayer’ a racist group is terrorizing non-humans on Babylon 5, stabbing and branding them – including Shaal Mayan.
Meanwhile Londo has trouble with Aria Tensus (Danica McKellar), a young Centauri woman who wants to break with tradition by ignoring her arranged marriage and instead marrying for love.
Naturally, the two stories become intertwined.
The makeups for Babylon 5 were originally designed by John Vulich and Optic Nerve Studios; Everett Burrell was the makeup effects creator (seasons 1 & 2); Jeff Fahey was the special makeup effects supervisor (season 5 & the TV movies); Mike Measimer was shop supervisor and also an on-set makeup artist.
They explicitly set out to lift the bar for Sci-Fi TV shows: ‘not just a forehead’. They largely succeeded – setting a standard only beaten by Farscape in the 1990s.