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The Minbari civil war ran a mere two and a half episodes, was ended using two deus ex machinas built on premises which were not previously established to be part of Minbari culture, relies on the villain being a one-dimensional sheet of cardboard, and, was written with all the meaningful choices and character development in Neroon's hands without giving Delenn any further character development or the opportunity to make any meaningful choices.
It's also a case of the writing trying to elevate Sheridan further towards deification by tearing his opponents down. Unfortunately it backfires because it isn't even remotely laudable to con a group of people who genuinely seem to have developmental deficits.
A protagonist needs to face adversaries of comparable skill for their achievements to mean anything.
My interpretation is that the teeps put Garibaldi's mind on pause so he wasn't able to shoot them.
There are definitely some consistency problems with Delenn's character but I don't think this is one of them.
However, in a fictional world where everything is built up at the whims of the writer, having single examples of under-represented groups demonstrate behaviors that echo real-world prejudices is a choice. It's a bad choice. It wouldn't be right for the only Muslim character in a work of fiction to be a terrorist; it wouldn't be right for the only Jewish character in a work of fiction to be a con artist (insert other anti-Semitic stereotype here); it's not right for the only woman in power to be too emotionally unstable to be fit for the job.
Yes. Much of JMS commentary gives the impression that Delenn was very much a writer's pet character. That's probably why she gets away with so much.
As for the wisdom of Dukhat's choice, consider it one more data point in the premise that nepotism does not make for good government.
Reading that I'm left wondering if JMS is writing about the same script that the rest of us saw.
By JMS' definition, atonement involves admitting to a mistake in the knowledge that admission could lead to rejection. I don't see Delenn as having done anything in Atonement that meets that definition. She didn't tell Sheridan--or any other human--and Lennier's forgiveness was never credibly in question to anyone who knows the character.
There's no atonement here; just Delenn being her usual manipulative self and keeping secrets to extract ongoing relationships from multiple humans who might have other ideas if they knew the whole truth.