I really enjoyed B5, but I was always a little unhappy with season 4. Season 4 has some of the strongest and darkest moments, such as the scenes on Centauri Prime and Narn involving Londo, G'Kar, and the emperor. But I always felt they packed too much in, that they ended the Shadow War too quickly and that they started and ended the Earth Alliance war too quickly. I know JMS always meant to have 5 seasons, but when I watched season 4, I feel that maybe they were facing the axe and felt they needed to have a proper resolution before it was too late.
Did JMS always plan to have two wars in season 4? Or was season 4 supposed to be the Shadow War exclusively, then followed by retaking Earth in season 5, but was changed because of fears of cancellation?
Looking for a JMS statement if possible. Thanks.