I was a fan of B5 even before it premiered, back when JMS was on GEnie and dropping hints to us (in the form of posts saying nothing more than "Eep!") that his special project was green-lighted.
I'm re-watching B5 with my girlfriend now and she's frustrated with the first season. She feels like it's moving VERY slow and that it's taking a long time to develop the characters. I do remember that by the middle of season 2 (specifically "The Coming of Shadows") that all the characters were so strongly developed that their complexities showed.
But my girlfriend is not as patient with the slower development in the 1st season as I am (I know even JMS has acknowledged that he felt he moved too slowly in season 1 because he took too long to introduce everything).
With that in mind, it'd help a lot if, when re-watching this show with her, I could let her skip the episodes that aren't arc related and don't give us information that matters later on. There are some episodes I remember that were quite powerful (like "Believers") that I still want to show her, but I'd like to know which episodes she could skip so we can move through the 1st season faster.
So what 1st season episodes of Babylon 5 can be skipped without it hurting one's enjoyment of the show and the overall story arc?