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Daybreak, Part 3
aired: Thu, Mar 19, 2009
As conflicts reach a climax, Cylons and humans face a stark choice.
Daybreak, Part 2
aired: Thu, Mar 19, 2009
In the final episode, conflicts reach a climax while Cylons and humans face a stark choice.
Daybreak, Part 1
aired: Thu, Mar 12, 2009
As conflicts reach a climax, Cylons and humans face a stark choice.
Islanded in a Stream of Stars
aired: Thu, Mar 5, 2009
As conflicts reach a climax, Cylons and humans face a stark choice.
Someone to Watch Over Me
aired: Thu, Feb 26, 2009
As the Galactica is stripped for parts, a call for volunteers is made for a final mission.
aired: Thu, Feb 19, 2009
As Galactica continues to deteriorate, Adama resists the need to abandon ship while Baltar meanwhile emerges as an unlikely voice of hope.
aired: Thu, Feb 12, 2009
As Galactica continues to deteriorate, Ellen is faced with a decision that could have repercussions for the Final Five, the humans and the future of the Cylon race.
Blood On the Scales
aired: Thu, Feb 5, 2009
As Galactica continues to deteriorate, Ellen is faced with a decision that could have repercussions for the Final Five, the humans and the future of the Cylon race.
aired: Thu, Jan 29, 2009
On the Cylon baseship, Cavil confronts the last member of the Final Five.
A Disquiet Follows My Soul
aired: Thu, Jan 22, 2009
Rebels take control of Galactica and take steps to eliminate Roslin and Adama.
Sometimes a Great Notion
aired: Thu, Jan 15, 2009
The opposition to the alliance with the Cylons turns violent, as gun shots echo through the ships and those who support the alliance find themselves under attack.
aired: Thu, Jun 5, 2008
Adama believes that Cylon technology is the only way to save the fleet, but his proposal for an alliance meets fierce resistance, led by Tom Zarek.
aired: Thu, Jun 5, 2008
After the startling revelations of the mid-season cliffhanger, the fleet and its Cylon allies have united in a joint search for Earth. They encounter a devastated world where their expectations are shattered by events that echo down the millennia. Kara Starbuck Thrace (Katee Sackhoff) learns that the dire predictions of the Ancient Hybrid (of Razor) may be true about her.
Sine Qua Non
aired: Thu, May 29, 2008
A band of rebel Cylons hold President Roslin hostage while attempting to lure the Final Five out of hiding aboard Galactica.
Guess What's Coming to Dinner?
aired: Thu, May 15, 2008
In pursuit of the enemy's Resurrection Hub, a misfit team of Viper pilots and Cylon rebels become uneasy collaborators as they formulate a battle plan. Meanwhile, President Roslin remains a captive of the rebel Cylons.
aired: Thu, May 8, 2008
President Roslin's abduction by the Cylon Hybrid triggers a bitter power struggle in the colonial fleet.
The Road Less Traveled
aired: Thu, May 1, 2008
President Roslin's leadership is tested as Galactica teams with Cylon rebels in a plot to destroy the enemy's Resurrection Hub.
aired: Thu, Apr 24, 2008
Faith is the best option for both the cancer-stricken President Laura Roslin and Kara Thrace who must put aside their differences to form an uneasy alliance with the Cylons.
The Ties That Bind
aired: Thu, Apr 17, 2008
The prospect of a truce between humanity and a band of rebel Cylons encourages Starbuck to trust her old enemy, Leoben.
Six of One
aired: Thu, Apr 10, 2008
Gaius Baltar sows unrest and violence in the fleet by promoting belief in the Cylon god. Meanwhile, the four secret Cylons on the Galactica clash over how far they should go to keep their mutual secret.
He That Believeth in Me
aired: Thu, Apr 3, 2008
With Kara Thrace piloting a lone freighter in her desperate search for Earth, political intrigue and marital discord aboard Galactica is matched by deep rifts in Cylon solidarity.
Razor, Part 2
aired: Fri, Nov 23, 2007
Tensions rise in the Cylon ranks after they learn that the final five models are among the Colonials. Meanwhile, Kara's standoff with the president does not work out in the pilot's favor.
Razor, Part 1
aired: Fri, Nov 23, 2007
Season 4 picks up where the third-season finale left off, with Starbuck's mysterious return unhinging the Galactica crew in the middle of a Cylon attack. Meanwhile, Anders enters the space melee and has a surprising standoff with a Cylon raider.
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Crossroads, Part 2
aired: Sat, Mar 24, 2007
Gaius Baltar's trial takes many surprising turns; a series of coincidences creates new alliances aboard Galactica.
Crossroads, Part 1
aired: Sat, Mar 17, 2007
Gaius Baltar (James Callis) believes the case against him is in tatters given the shattered credibility of key prosecution witnesses Colonel Tigh (Michael Hogan) and Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell). The defense team of Romo Lampkin (Mark Sheppard) and Lee Adama (Jamie Bamber) is less confident after Gaeta (Alessandro Juliani) tells the court that he saw Baltar signing a death list on New Caprica. Lampkin's surprise motion for a mistrial leads him to call Lee to the stand, in a move that could incriminate Admiral Adama (Edward James Olmos) himself. Meanwhile, eerie coincidences are being experienced aboard Galactica. The sound of a familiar but untraceable melody haunts several members of the fleet. President Roslin is also unnerved upon learning that her nocturnal dreams of the Kobol Opera House are shared by Sharon (Grace Park) and Caprica Six (Tricia Helfer). Whether a vision, dream or 'projection,' Roslin suspects it's the work of the mysterious Cylons known as the Final Five.
The Son Also Rises
aired: Sat, Mar 10, 2007
The trial of Gaius Baltar (James Callis) is underway. Unable to prove his role in the genocide of the Twelve Colonies, prosecutor Didi Cassidy (Chelah Horsdal) focuses on the charge of treasonous collaboration with the enemy on New Caprica that resulted in the loss of 2,600 human souls. With Lee Adama (Jamie Bamber) as his now-willing associate, Romo Lampkin (Mark Sheppard) opens the defense by arguing that the trial is motivated by mob bloodlust and Laura Roslin's (Mary McDonnell) need for vengeance. But with a succession of powerful witnesses lined up to testify against Baltar - including President Roslin and Colonel Tigh (Michael Hogan) - the defining issue becomes how far will Lee go to question the word of the fleet's leaders, while risking the increasing enmity of the chief judge: his own father, Admiral Adama (Edward James Olmos). And the Machiavellian Lampkin isn't shy about exploiting Lee's antagonistic relationship with the Admiral to gain an edge in the hostile courtroom. For his part, the Admiral must also deal with the possibility that the Cylons, conspicuous by their absence, have been secretly shadowing the fleet as it jumps from one sector of space to another, gradually closing in on the Ionian Nebula, the next stop on the route to Earth. Meanwhile, as each new jump brings the fleet closer to its destination, a series of strange hallucinations, visions and dreams begin bedeviling several members of the fleet, including President Roslin. By the time Roslin takes the witness stand, the stage is set for the trial against the "most hated man in the universe" to take a surprising twist.
aired: Sat, Mar 3, 2007
With recent catastrophic events still fresh, the crew of Galactica is numb. Some are losing themselves in the bottle while others, specifically Lee, are unable to concentrate on effectively doing their jobs. Lee is pulled from CAG and assigned to protect Romo Lampkin (Mark Sheppard), an attorney called in to defend Gaius Baltar (James Callis) after his original lawyer is killed in what may have been an act of sabotage. Lampkin's provocative tactics and the fact that he once worked for Lee's grandfather - a storied defense attorney with a checkered past on Caprica - begin to revive the grounded pilot from his despair. When they narrowly avoid death in another bomb plot, Lee and Lampkin become closer. Caprica Six (Tricia Helfer), expected to testify against Baltar, has mixed feelings about her ex-lover, which Lampkin exploits masterfully. Meanwhile, the crew debates whether the bombings are the handiwork of a Cylon infiltrator, Baltar's many foes or perhaps a radical inspired by his writings. When a third bomb goes off in Lampkin's quarters, Lee discovers that the lawyer's briefcase contains answers to more than one riddle.
aired: Sat, Feb 24, 2007
As the fleet refuels near the stormy atmosphere of a planet, Kara (Katee Sackhoff) spots a Cylon heavy raider lurking in the dense clouds and chases after it. In a hair-raising dogfight, she feels her viper take multiple hits and the enemy ship escapes. But when Kara returns to Galactica, there's no evidence of damage to her viper. Badly shaken and afraid she's losing grip on reality, Kara cuts her next mission short by feigning a hydraulic failure. That's reason enough for Lee (Jamie Bamber) to send her for a full medical and psych evaluation. It also has everyone wondering if Galactica's top gun is cracking up. Kara is wondering the same thing. She's haunted by nightmares about Leoben (Callum Keith Rennie), the Cylon who held her captive on New Caprica. The mandala she painted long ago keeps appearing in the planet's atmosphere, drawing her toward its mystical vortex. And memories are flooding back about her abusive mother Socrata (Dorothy Lyman), an alcoholic ex-marine. Lee retains faith in his best pilot and keeps her on active duty. But the tightrope Kara walks between present and past, reality and illusion, threatens to snap.
A Day in the Life
aired: Sat, Feb 17, 2007
When fuel contamination causes an accident that almost kills President Roslin (Mary McDonnell), an investigation reveals widespread discontent over working conditions on the tylium ship. Gaius Baltar (James Callis) is blamed for the political unrest when it is discovered that the tylium workers have been empowered by Baltar's new book, a political manifesto that his lawyer has secretly been smuggling out of his cell. Concerned for the safety of the fleet, President Roslin and Admiral Adama (Edward James Olmos) order Chief Tyrol (Aaron Douglas) to crack down on the defiant tylium workers and get fuel production up and running as quickly as possible. But Tyrol, a former union labor leader, strongly identifies with the plight of the tylium workers, and is deeply troubled when he is forced to suppress the workers' protests. Tyrol's inner conflict builds until catastrophe strikes and Tyrol openly defies Adama's orders and leads the workers in an all-out strike, which has more far-reaching consequences than Tyrol ever intended.
The Woman King
aired: Sat, Feb 10, 2007
After 49 days without a Cylon sighting, there’s growing optimism that the enemy has lost the scent. Lee (Jamie Bamber) cracks down on any complacency by ordering his pilots back to hardcore training. With more downtime than usual on his hands, Adama (Edward James Olmos) is having vivid memories of his long-dead ex-wife Caroline (Lucinda Jenney) on the anniversary of their marriage. Meanwhile, gossip is spreading about the Admiral’s relationship with Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell), as the two meet to discuss the trial of Gaius Baltar (James Callis). Elsewhere aboard Galactica, Tyrol (Aaron Douglas) and Cally (Nicki Clyne) are called in to repair a loading dock that had taken heavy fire during the escape from New Caprica. After inadvertently dislodging one of the patches, they find themselves trapped on the wrong side of an airlock as their remaining oxygen leaks away. Lee and Kara (Katee Sackhoff) attempt an unorthodox rescue before space can claim two more victims.
Taking a Break From All Your Worries
aired: Sat, Jan 27, 2007
Paranoid, pig-headed and argumentative. That's the Sagitarron race as described by Dualla (Kandyse McClure), a Sag herself. Showing clear signs of Mellorak Sickness, a group of Sag refugees stick to fundamentalist beliefs by shunning the booster shots that will prevent both their own deaths and a widespread epidemic. Inside "Dogsville" the Galactica hanger deck that houses refugees, the toxic atmosphere turns even more hostile when Dr. Roberts (Bruce Davison) fails to save a series of patients who have unwillingly been given shots. Bucking against widespread hatred of the Sag minority, Helo (Tahmoh Penikett) discovers a long-standing pattern of suspicious Sag deaths. When Dualla catches the disease, her dramatically worsening condition confirms Helo's worst fears and he must fight to get her into the care of Doc Cottle (Donnelly Rhodes). Meanwhile, Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell) intends to charge Baltar (James Callis) with high crimes and treason. Zarek (Richard Hatch) warns her that the trial will trigger a "hurricane" of trouble throughout the fleet. While Baltar stews in his cell playing mind games with Number Six (Tricia Helfer), Caprica Six begins to experience similar psychic disturbances as a phantom Baltar whispers his own poisonous advice.
aired: Sat, Jan 20, 2007
Sleep deprived and on a hunger strike in his Galactica cell, Baltar (James Callis) tries hanging himself in the belief that he's a Cylon and that resurrection will cleanse his soul. Gaeta (Alessandro Juliani) thwarts his suicide attempt, however, and Baltar lives to face an interrogation by Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell) about his role in the original Cylon attack on the Colonies. His denials crumble when Caprica Six (Tricia Helfer) enters the interrogation room. She demands a public trial for her former lover, but Roslin and Adama (Edward James Olmos) opt to extract the information they're looking for by injecting Baltar with potent hallucinogens. The extreme measures implemented on the former President reveal both his guilty conscience and his discoveries in the Temple of Five. Roslin and Adama task Gaeta with extracting more information from Baltar, hoping that the former presidential aide may still be trusted. However, they may have greatly underestimated the level of Gaeta's resentment toward his former boss. Meanwhile, Kara (Katee Sackhoff) continues her pursuit of Lee (Jamie Bamber), promising she'll leave Anders (Michael Trucco) if he splits with Dualla (Kandyse McClure). The pair seems destined to be together, but their respective spouses battle to keep the marriages intact. With Tyrol (Aaron Douglas) feuding with his own wife Cally (Nicki Clyne), matters of the heart are debated in the smoky confines of Joe's Bar.
The Eye of Jupiter
aired: Thu, Dec 14, 2006
On the algae planet, Lee (Jamie Bamber) and Anders (Michael Trucco) prepare to fend off the Cylon assault on the Temple of Five - supposed site of the Eye of Jupiter, an artifact which the scriptures claim points the way to Earth. The task gets tougher still when Kara's (Katee Sackhoff) raptor is hit by enemy fire and crashlands on the planet. With limited manpower and the Cylons in full force, Lee determines that they can't afford to go after Starbuck. However, to stave off mutiny by Anders and his men, Lee must order his emotionally-conflicted wife Dualla (Kandyse McClure) to mount a rescue attempt. As the team of marines and civilians try to hold off the Cylon forces led by D'Anna (Lucy Lawless) and Baltar (James Callis), Tyrol (Aaron Douglas) rushes to make sense of the temple's glyphs before the planet's star explodes. Meanwhile, Sharon/Athena (Grace Park) infiltrates a Cylon baseship to rescue her hybrid baby, Hera.
aired: Thu, Dec 7, 2006
While working on the algae planet, Tyrol (Aaron Douglas) discovers the Temple of Five, reputed to be the home of the Eye of Jupiter, which will guide the ones who discover it to Earth. His report is intercepted by the Cylons, who request a meeting with Adama (Edward James Olmos) and Laura (Mary McDonnell). Their proposal: let us have the Eye and we will let you leave unharmed. Adama's counter-proposal: make any move to take the Eye and we'll nuke the planet. The Cylons bring another piece of news: Sharon (Grace Park) and Helo's (Tahmoh Penikett) baby is alive, but not well. Sharon is initially skeptical, but when Adama confirms that Laura hid the baby at her school, she and Tyrol begin to make plans to rescue her. As the standoff continues, tensions rise in both camps. On the Cylon baseship, D'Anna's (Lucy Lawless) sense that she and Baltar (James Callis) share a destiny that might not include the others sows dissension, while on the algae planet, efforts to protect the Eye are complicated by Lee's simmering affair with Kara (Katee Sackhoff), especially since Lee (Jamie Bamber) is counting on Anders (Michael Trucco), Kara's husband, to rally the civilians to the cause. Then the Cylons launch a flight of raiders, bound for the algae planet, forcing Adama to show he's not bluffing.
aired: Thu, Nov 30, 2006
When the fleet's food-processing machinery is contaminated, the threat of starvation looms. Sharon (Grace Park) is sent out to find a planet that can supply food for 38,000 people. She finds a planet with a rich supply of algae, but it's on the opposite side of a massive star cluster and passage will expose people to massive doses of radiation and disable the navigation systems of the civilian ships. Adama (Edward James Olmos) develops a plan to use the Raptors to guide the civilian ships through, but it will take an enormous toll on the pilots. When Kat (Luciana Carro) expresses her concerns, Kara (Katee Sackhoff) turns on her, while Kat's old colleague Enzo (Patrick Currie) threatens to reveal dark secrets from her past. Meanwhile, Baltar (James Callis) discovers that D'Anna (Lucy Lawless) is using the power of resurrection to look beyond the physical world. He follows her, hoping to learn more about what she's doing and more about himself.
aired: Thu, Nov 16, 2006
In an effort to clear the air and bring the ship together again, Adama (Edward James Olmos) allows the crew to hold a "dance": an impromptu boxing tournament where rank is forgotten and anyone can challenge anyone else. But as the fights unfold, with Tigh (Michael Hogan) playing referee and ringmaster, it becomes clear that the ring is haunted by thoughts of the recent past, of the shattered promise of a peaceful life in New Caprica, of the divisions that have emerged within the fleet and on Galactica. Things take an unexpected turn when Adama challenges Tyrol (Aaron Douglas); both men take their best shots, but the younger and stronger Tyrol has the advantage over his commander. That bout, however, is only a prelude to the main event: Apollo (Jamie Bamber) and Starbuck (Katee Sackhoff). As they go toe to toe - and as Sam (Michael Trucco) and Dualla (Kandyse McClure) watch from the sidelines - the memories come flooding back: the promises made and broken, the feelings that once brought them together only to tear them apart.
A Measure of Salvation
aired: Thu, Nov 9, 2006
As Laura (Mary McDonnell) plans to boost morale by celebrating Adama's (Edward James Olmos) 40th year of service, the Admiral's world is thrown into turmoil by the appearance of a pilot he thought was dead. Three years ago, Lt. Daniel Novacek (Carl Lumbly) was believed to have been killed on a top-secret mission in Cylon territory under Adama's command. Now, after enduring three years in a Cylon prison, Novacek has escaped, stolen a Raider, and made his way to Galactica. His arrival forces Adama to confront his betrayal of one of his pilots and the possibility that his actions may have provoked the Cylon attack on the Colonies. While Tigh (Michael Hogan) stokes the conflict by telling Novacek of Adama's hand in his fate, Starbuck (Katee Sackhoff) uncovers evidence that suggests that Novacek's escape may not be what it appears to be.
aired: Thu, Nov 2, 2006
A team from Galactica boards the infected baseship and finds hundreds of dead and dying Cylons. It's an intelligence windfall. Adama (Edward James Olmos) orders the team to tap into the dying Hybrid and to return with the surviving Cylons. Adama sends Starbuck (Katee Sackhoff) in to interrogate them. The deal she offers the Cylons is simple: cooperate and you get the vaccine and live; resist and you die - forever. Simon (Rick Worthy) reveals that Baltar (James Callis) is helping the Cylons find earth and Lee (Jamie Bamber) gets an idea: if the virus is spread by resurrection, it may be possible to set a trap and use it to destroy the Cylon race. Helo (Tahmoh Penikett) is outraged - this is genocide, the extinction of his wife's race - but Adama and Laura (Mary McDonnell) take the idea seriously. Meanwhile, the Cylons hold Baltar responsible for the virus and are torturing him for more information. Number Six (Tricia Helfer) talks him through the pain, filling his mind first with pleasure and then with a warning. As Galactica's trap is sprung and the Cylons move in, Baltar must once again choose between his own people and his captors while Helo must decide how far his loyalties will go.
aired: Thu, Oct 26, 2006
On Galactica, divisions begin to appear between those who remained on the ship during the Cylon occupation of New Caprica and those, like Starbuck (Katee Sackhoff) and Tigh (Michael Hogan), who suffered under the Cylon yoke on the planet's surface. Tigh spearheads the discontent, his faith in human loyalty shattered by the betrayals he experienced on New Caprica. Starbuck, unable to shake off the pain of her long Cylon imprisonment, falls into step with him. After Lee (Jamie Bamber) and Kat (Luciana Carro) fail to settle the simmering rebellion, Adama (Edward James Olmos) is forced to put his leadership on the line to hold Galactica together. Meanwhile, in the Cylon fleet, Baltar (James Callis) plays a slippery game with the Cylons in order to persuade them he's worth keeping alive. When a crisis hits the Cylon fleet and a base ship is infected with a deadly virus, Baltar must prove his worth by volunteering for a dangerous mission.
Exodus, Part 2
aired: Thu, Oct 19, 2006
In the wake of the human exodus from New Caprica, there are many scores left to be settled. Without Laura (Mary McDonnell) or Adama's (Edward James Olmos) knowledge, a secret jury has been formed aboard Galactica. Made up of Tigh (Michael Hogan), Tyrol (Aaron Douglas), Anders (Michael Trucco) and other members of the resistance, its role is to pass judgment on those who collaborated with the Cylons. There are no lawyers or argument, and a guilty verdict means death. At the same time, the Cylons have their own jury assembled to determine the fate of Baltar (James Callis), with the vote hanging on a reluctant Number Six (Tricia Helfer). With all this in motion, Laura and Tom Zarek (Richard Hatch) strike a deal for her to return as president while Zarek stays on as vice-president. Laura is at first shocked when Zarek admits he set up the secret jury to deal with collaborators. His logic, however, is undeniable: better to deal with this now his way, the quick and dirty way, than to have long trials that could divide the fleet and leave Laura with blood on her hands. But can a quick and dirty trial justly decide the fate of people like Jammer (Dominic Zamprogna), who joined the Cylon-organized police force and took part in raids, but also saved Cally (Nicki Clyne) from execution? And how will the jury treat Gaeta (Alessandro Juliani), who served under a duplicitous Baltar but, unbeknownst to any of them, was the source of all the leaked information that allowed the insurgency to operate against the Cylons?
Exodus, Part 1
aired: Fri, Oct 13, 2006
Panic grips the Cylon high command as explosions rock New Caprica and the resistance leaders rally the human population to rebel against their overlords. In orbit above the planet, Galactica tries to fight off four Cylon base ships, which threaten to tear it apart before it can complete the rescue mission. This climactic confrontation propels both humans and Cylons toward moments of personal crisis. Lee (Jamie Bamber) remains aboard Pegasus, far away from the battle, safeguarding the civilian fleet. Was his decision to preserve the human race the right one, or should he go back and die in battle beside his father? On New Caprica, Laura (Mary McDonnell) and Tyrol (Aaron Douglas) lead resistance fighters toward the civilian ships that are their only hope of escaping the planet. Tigh (Michael Hogan) agonizes over what to do with his wife (Kate Vernon), who's been exposed as a Cylon informant. Kara (Katee Sackhoff) becomes separated from her half-Cylon child (Madeline Park), and risks her life to rescue her. Baltar (James Callis) wrestles with the possibility of fleeing the planet with his Cylon protectors, and the Cylon leaders -- D'Anna (Lucy Lawless), Caprica Six (Tricia Helfer) and Boomer (Grace Park) -- wonder if the moment has come to nuke the humans and move on. As the epic battle hurtles toward its stunning conclusion, all of them will be startled by the twists fate has in store for them.
aired: Thu, Oct 5, 2006
As Adama (Edward James Olmos) prepares to rescue the human population of New Caprica, Lee (Jamie Bamber) bids his father farewell and takes the remains of the fleet to a safe point to await the outcome of the daring mission. On the ground, things are heating up. Tyrol (Aaron Douglas) leads a rescue team to save Cally (Nicki Clyne), Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell) and others from summary execution. Meanwhile, Sharon (Grace Park) must fight her way out of an ambush set up by the Cylons, who have been tipped off about her arrival. Humans and Cylons alike face agonizing choices. Tigh (Michael Hogan) learns that Ellen (Kate Vernon) has been feeding information to the Cylons. Kara (Katee Sackhoff) must wrestle with her love for Kacey (Madeline Park), her half-Cylon child. And the Cylons grimly ponder their options as they lose control over the humans on New Caprica, – the final solution may be to put an end to this misguided experiment in peaceful co-existence by nuking the colony. Adama’s rescue effort becomes a desperate race against the clock. Sharon infiltrates the Cylon detention center and recovers the launch keys to the human ships. When Adama gets word of her success, he orders Galactica to Jump to New Caprica and engage the Cylon fleet.
aired: Thu, Oct 5, 2006
2 Hour Season Premiere -- 1st hour: Occupation: On New Caprica, humans find various ways of living under Cylon rule. Some, like Baltar (James Callis), are collaborators, while others, like Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell), resist peacefully, using education to keep human values alive. And then there are those who fight back. Starbuck (Katee Sackhoff), held captive by Leoben (Callum Keith Rennie), has repeatedly killed her Cylon captor, only to see him return in a new body. And Tigh (Michael Hogan), Anders (Michael Trucco) and Tyrol (Aaron Douglas) are leading an insurgency. After successfully attacking the Cylons with roadside bombs, they face a moral dilemma when Duck (Christian Tessier), a trainee police officer, volunteers to blow himself up - along with Baltar and other collaborators - at the police academy graduation ceremony. On Galactica, Adama (Edward James Olmos) plans a rescue mission, his efforts frustrated by low morale, a lack of experienced top-notch pilots and a crew that, like his son Apollo (Jamie Bamber), has grown soft and flabby over the past year. The Cylons, meanwhile, debate how best to deal with their unhappy subjects. Can they persuade the humans to cooperate and live peacefully under Cylon rule? Or is it time to set an example, to spill some human blood as a reminder of the price of resistance? 2nd hour: Precipice: After the suicide bombing at the police academy graduation ceremony, the Cylons crack down on New Caprica, ordering the arrest and summary execution of dozens of prominent humans, including Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell). The harsh measures provoke dissent within the Cylon camp, as Caprica Six (Tricia Helfer) and Sharon (Grace Park) argue for greater accommodation with the humans. The crackdown also forces survivors of the bombing - new graduates like Jammer (Dominic Zamprogna), who has been ordered to don a mask and carry out the arrests - to choose between their duty and their people. Meanwhile, Kara (Katee Sackhoff) must make her own choice; between her hatred of Cylons and the powerful feelings she has for the half-Cylon daughter that Leoben (Callum Keith Rennie) has presented her with.
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Lay Down Your Burdens, Part 2
aired: Thu, Mar 9, 2006
As the sun rises on Caprica, Starbuck (Katee Sackhoff) and Anders (Michael Trucco) discover that the Cylons have vanished. Brother Cavil declares it a miracle. But when they return to Galactica, the real reason for their survival become clear. Brother Cavil is a Cylon – his double counseled Tyrol (Aaron Douglas) – and he’s here to deliver a message: The Heroes of the Cylon – Number Six (Tricia Helfer) and Sharon (Grace Park) – have persuaded the leadership that trying to destroy the humans was an error. From now on they will live apart, in peace. At the same time, voting continues in the presidential election. Laura (Mary McDonnell) approaches Baltar (James Callis) and proposes that, whoever wins, they agree that colonization of the newly discovered planet will wait for further study. When Baltar spurns her offer, she confronts him about Number Six and, when he remains unmoved, she instructs her aide to take steps to steal the election. The plot, however, is discovered and Laura and Adama must choose between denying the will of the people and letting a man they suspect to be a Cylon collaborator take power. For Laura, the question is difficult but the answer is never in doubt. As President Baltar is sworn in, his lover, Gina, enacts a final vengeance against the fleet. Despite that, colonization of the new world goes ahead over Adama’s objections, who remains uneasy, anticipating the return of the Cylons. As the colonists set to work, Adama remains aboard Galactica with a few loyal crew, but what good is an old warhorse in time of peace? Perhaps the time has come – again – to turn out the lights...
Lay Down Your Burdens, Part 1
aired: Thu, Mar 2, 2006
Starbuck (Katee Sackhoff) has devised a daring plan to save the humans trapped on Caprica by using the Sharon's (Grace Park) knowledge of Cylon navigational technology to jump a rescue mission past the Cylon defenses. On the first jump, however, one ship goes missing. The stray ship ends up floating above a blue planet that shows every sign of being able to support life. When this news reaches Galactica, it has a profound effect on the presidential race, which Baltar (James Callis) is losing badly. In a debate with President Roslin (Mary McDonnell), he goes on the offensive, using the possibility of a new home planet other than earth to attack her as a fear-monger who relies too much on religious scriptures and doesn't care about people's need to have solid land under their feet. Meanwhile, on the flight deck, Tyrol (Aaron Douglas) is wracked with regret after he reflexively and brutally attacks Cally (Nicki Clyne) when she wakes him from a recurrent nightmare. He consults Brother Cavil (Dean Stockwell), who divines the problem: Tyrol dreams of killing himself because fears he is a Cylon. On Caprica, the rescue mission has found the last survivors. But even as Starbuck and Anders (Michael Trucco) embrace in a passionate reunion, the Cylons are closing in.
aired: Thu, Feb 23, 2006
On Caprica, the reincarnated Number Six (Tricia Helfer) and Sharon (Grace Park) are hailed as Heroes of the Cylon for the key roles they played in the near-destruction of the human race. But these are tortured heroes. Number Six's thoughts are haunted by Baltar (James Callis), just as she haunts his thoughts on Galactica. And Sharon has so fervently embraced her love for Tyrol (Aaron Douglas) and the fake human life the Cylons created for her undercover mission that the Cylon leadership – D'Anna (Lucy Lawless) and Doral (Matthew Bennett) – are thinking of "boxing" her (putting her consciousness into cold storage). Meanwhile, the human resistance – under the leadership of Kara's lover, Samuel Anders (Michael Trucco) – is preparing to strike a savage blow, however futile, against the Cylon occupation. On Galactica, the captive Sharon gives premature birth to Hera, the child she conceived with Helo (Tahmoh Penikett). As the infant fights for life, she becomes the focus of intrigue, as President Roslin (Mary McDonnell) and the Cylons hidden amongst the fleet fight to gain control of this newborn symbol of hope… or harbinger of human extinction.
The Captain's Hand
aired: Thu, Feb 16, 2006
Two Vipers field a distress signal from an unknown source, then they suddenly vanish from the fleet's radar screens. A rescue mission is coordinated by Battlestar Pegasus, now commanded by former engine room chief Barry Garner (John Heard). Feuding with his training supervisor, Lt. Kara Thrace (Katee Sackhoff), he ignores her theory that the emergency call is a Cylon trap. Lee Adama (Jaime Bamber) is Garner's temporary XO, but when Garner bucks a direct order from Admiral William Adama (Edward James Olmos) and sends the Pegasus in pursuit of his missing Vipers, Lee is forced to act against him. Back on Galactica, a pregnant teenage stowaway has become a focal point in the presidential election campaign. Rya Kibby (Amber Rothwell) wants to exercise her legal right to an abortion. The fleet's pro-life Gemenon faction objects, threatening to pull its support for President Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell). Recognizing that every potential life counts in a shrinking human population, Roslin considers a move that could provide the wedge issue Gaius Baltar (James Callis) needs to launch his own surprise bid for the presidency.
aired: Thu, Feb 9, 2006
Fleet-wide paranoia reaches a new peak when word leaks out that the Cylon Sharon (Grace Park) is secretly being kept alive aboard Galactica. After her husband’s cruel death during a Cylon raid, Sesha Abinell (Dana Delaney) can't stomach thought of a Cylon providing enemy intelligence to Galactica – she knows the Cylon is just manipulating Admiral Adama (Edward James Olmos). Assisted by three sympathizers, Sesha pulls a weapon in a bar aboard Cloud Nine and holds its occupants hostage, among them Ellen Tigh (Kate Vernon) and the uneasy romantic triangle of Apollo (Jamie Bamber), Dualla (Kandyse McClure) and Billy (Paul Campbell). Kara Thrace (Katee Sackhoff) makes a bold move to rescue the hostages that goes terribly wrong. In the end, vengeance for Sesha comes at a very high price as a much-loved human is sacrificed on her altar of vengeance.
aired: Thu, Feb 2, 2006
The colonial mining ship Majahual has been working round-the-clock for a month extracting essential metals from an asteroid. The fleet has moved on, leaving Galactica behind to guard the miners from persistent Cylon raids. Their deadliest foe is an enemy Raider nicknamed Scar, the combat-savvy reincarnation of countless Cylon warriors that boasts a growing list of human kills. Hiding out in the asteroid belt, Scar is a master of hit-and-run attacks that are decimating the war-weary Viper squadrons and forcing them to throw inexperienced replacement pilots into the fray. The shaken pilots, led by Capt. Lee ""Apollo"" Adama (Jamie Bamber), cover their distress at the mounting casualties with a hardboiled demeanor. But neither booze nor a lustful encounter with Lee can vanquish the demons haunting Kara "Starbuck" Thrace (Katee Sackhoff). Tensions explode between Kara and Lt. Louanne "Kat" Katraine (Luciana Carro), who insists that Starbuck is dangerously off her game. A fierce competition ensues as to which of them will obliterate Scar. But when Scar traps them, Kara must suck up her pride and work with her brash nemesis in a climactic dogfight against the Cylons' top gun.
aired: Thu, Jan 26, 2006
A thriving black market in food, medicine and luxury items has developed within the fleet, serving the rich and depriving the needy of essential goods. When Pegasus Commander Jack Fisk (Graham Beckel) is found brutally murdered in his private quarters amidst a cache of cigarettes, liquor and jewelry, Lee Adama (Jamie Bamber) is appointed chief investigator. Lee discovers that Fisk was fronting a racketeering operation that seemingly involves other prominent authorities. The suspects include Quorum representative Tom Zarek (Richard Hatch) and Vice President Gaius Baltar (James Callis), who is angered by President Laura Roslin's (Mary McDonnell) suggestion that he resign. The investigation turns personal for Lee when Shevon (Claudette Mink), a woman with whom he's developed a close relationship, is kidnapped along with her young daughter by a gang of black-market thugs. Intensifying his efforts, Lee tracks Phelan (Bill Duke), the gang's ringleader, to the Prometheus, a renegade freighter packed with contraband. During a tense standoff, he brokers a Machiavellian deal with the criminals while gaining fresh insights into human nature, including his own repressed emotions and sense of guilt.
aired: Thu, Jan 19, 2006
Cancer-stricken President Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell) lies near death in Galactica's emergency room. Still lucid and in command, she orders that the pregnancy of the Cylon Sharon (Grace Park) be terminated when unexplainable properties are discovered in a fetal blood sample. Gaius Baltar (James Callis), who, as vice-president, is poised to take over the presidency, argues that a half-human, half-Cylon child would make an ideal case study. And the child's father, Helo (Tahmoh Penikett), is stunned by the decision. Admiral Adama (Edward James Olmos) is determined to carry out Roslin's final decree until Baltar discovers that the hybrid blood cells may have fantastic healing abilities. Meanwhile, an underground group of Cylon sympathizers resort to sabotage to deliver their message – humanity must broker peace with the Cylons. Adama arrests their leader, Royan Jahee (Paul Perri), but the group continues its violent rampage, bombing the tylium refinery and leaving the fleet vulnerable to enemy attack. An even more ominous threat emerges when Baltar once again connects with Gina (Tricia Helfer) – a flesh and blood version of the Cylon "Six" who lives in his head. Gina has infiltrated the sympathizers in an effort to promote the Cylon agenda. After realizing that Laura had little faith in his abilities to fill her shoes as President – and may indeed know of his affiliation with Caprica Six – Baltar discreetly arranges for a nuclear weapon to fall into the hands of Gina and the Cylon sympathizers, leaving Adama and his fleet at great risk.
Resurrection Ship, Part 2
aired: Thu, Jan 12, 2006
The Battlestars Pegasus and Galactica go head-to-head with Cylon baseships in a battle that will change the face of the war. But for Lt. Kara "Starbuck" Thrace (Katee Sackhoff), the real war is within as she wrestles with a desperate order from Commander William Adama (Edward James Olmos). When he hears of it, Lt. Lee "Apollo" Adama (Jamie Bamber) confronts his father, challenging the order - but Commander Adama holds firm. Meanwhile, in the Pegasus brig, Pegasus crewmembers show their ugly side as they violently attack Galactica prisoners Chief Galen Tyrol (Aaron Douglas) and Lt. Karl Agathon (Tahmoh Penikett). As the battle for the Resurrection Ship intensifies, crewmembers are forced to decide how much of their humanity they are willing to sacrifice in order to survive. And the fight that begins with heroic self-sacrifice, ends in a white-knuckle test of two Commanders’ courage and character.
Resurrection Ship, Part 1
aired: Thu, Jan 5, 2006
Lt. Kara "Starbuck" Thrace (Katee Sackhoff) prevents a potentially deadly face-off between the Battlestars Galactica and Pegasus when she arrives at the last minute bearing stunning recon photos of the Cylon "Resurrection" ship. Unable to resist this tempting target, Commander William Adama (Edward James Olmos) and Admiral Helena Cain (Michelle Forbes) establish an uneasy truce as they agree to prioritize the destruction of the "Resurrection" ship, tabling their conflicts, for now. But Adama remains distrustful, as he learns that Cain's survive-at-all-costs attitude saw Pegasus abandon its civilian fleet months ago. Disturbed by this news, President Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell) believes that as soon as the Resurrection Ship is destroyed, Cain will jettison Galactica's civilian Fleet. As the power struggle continues with Cain, Adama must make an impossible decision, on the eve of a battle that could change the face of the Cylon war.
aired: Thu, Sep 22, 2005
The mood aboard the Galactica turns jubilant when the top-of-the-line battlestar Pegasus – long thought to have been annihilated with the rest of the colonial fleet – appears out of nowhere. The Galactica’s relatively ragged crew meets their spit-and-polish counterparts from the Pegasus, among them Admiral Helena Cain (Michelle Forbes), her X.O. Col. Jack Fisk; (Graham Beckel) and the ship's CAG Capt. Cole"Stinger" Taylor. Cain warmly greets Commander Adama (Edward James Olmos), who chooses to yield command of the fleet to his superior officer. In private, Adama and Cain compare notes. Cain reveals that the Pegasus crew had taken its computers offline for servicing shortly before the original Cylon assault and therefore was able to escape the nuclear genocide. Since then, the ship has been on the relentless search-and-destroy mission against the Cylons. Each Battlestar holds a single Cylon prisoner. Because Vice President Gaius Baltar (James Callis) has successfully extracted information from Sharon (Grace Park), Cain invites him to study her Cylon captive on the Pegasus – a bruised and bloodied replica of Six (Tricia Helfer) named Gina. It is revealed that the Pegasus encountered the Galactica while tracking a Cylon fleet, which itself appears to have been pursuing the Galactica. Plans are laid for both battlestars to attack a mysterious vessel guarded this fleet. However, Adama fumes when Cain announces that, due to rampant discipline problems on the Galactica, she will be reassigning key crewmembers from the Galactica to the Pegasus. Later, sparks fly quickly when Stinger maps out a reconnaissance plan that Starbuck (Katee Sackhoff) bluntly criticizes. Meanwhile, Lt. Thorne (Fulvio Cecere), the chief interrogator from the Pegasus, sets out to "break" Sharon like he broke Gina. Learning of Thorne's brutal tactics, Helo (Tahmoh Penikett) and Tyrol (Aaron Douglas) rush to Sharon's aid. A fistfight ensues, and Thorne is accidentally killed. Cain orders a snap court-martial, and both Helo and Tyrol are sentenced to death.
Flight of the Phoenix
aired: Thu, Sep 15, 2005
Commander Adama (Edward James Olmos) is keenly aware that morale is at a low point after what he terms "months on the run with little to show for it but casualties and deteriorating conditions." Chief Tyrol (Aaron Douglas), still haunted by his memories of the first Cylon Sharon, is in a bleak mood. He verbally spars with Capt. Lee Adama (Jamie Bamber) and gets into a drunken punch-up with Helo (Tahmoh Penikett), who remains romantically committed to the current avatar of Sharon (Grace Park). After sending one more dilapidated Viper to the scrap heap, Tyrol vents his frustration by attempting to build a new plane from salvaged parts. His seemingly impossible mission generates cynicism at first, then growing respect and eventually a full team effort that pulls in even the skeptical Col. Tigh (Michael Hogan). Meanwhile, a Cylon virus penetrates the Galactica's computers. It wreaks havoc by creating dangerous power surges, an unscheduled engine ignition and a near-fatal oxygen shutdown. Sharon, who remains imprisoned in the Galactica's brig, is enlisted to defuse a threat that she immediately recognizes as the prelude to a Cylon assault. Adama orders the fleet to jump to new coordinates while the Galactica stays behind to wipe the virus from its computers and contend with a massive assault by more than 200 Cylon Raiders. Though Sharon’s motivations are in doubt - do the Cylons really pose a danger to her unborn child, or is she working some deep Cylon agenda? - she turns the computer virus against the attacking Cylon fleet and enables the Galactica and her vastly outnumbered Viper squadrons to win the battle without taking any casualties. Flush with the thrill of victory, the crew's spirits soar higher still when Tyrol's lab project takes flight - as a powerful new model of stealth ship that they name the Blackbird.
aired: Thu, Sep 8, 2005
Now that the fleet is reunited, old conflicts reignite. Criticism of the military reaches a fever pitch in the aftermath of the massacre on the Gideon. During the period of martial law, a team of Galactica’s marines, led by pilot Lt. Palladino, had opened fire on civilian protestors aboard the civilian freighter. Col. Tigh (Michael Hogan), commanding officer during the incident which left four civilians dead and a dozen others wounded, receives a death threat. Shortly afterward, he very nearly falls victim to an act of sabotage. It is decided that steps must be taken to ratchet down the rhetoric, on both sides of the dispute. Intent on improving relations between the civilian fleet and the military, President Roslin (Mary McDonnell) and Commander Adama (Edward James Olmos) offer Fleet News Service reporter D'Anna Biers (Lucy Lawless) unlimited access to the Galactica officers and crew. With her cameraman in tow, D'Anna interviews a series of stressed-out pilots, crew hands and officers. Gaius Baltar (James Callis), urged on by Number Six (Tricia Helfer), hopes to gain D'Anna's support in his political ambitions. D'Anna stumbles onto one of the Galactica’s most explosive secrets, however, when she encounters the Cylon prisoner Sharon (Grace Park), whose unborn child is saved by the quick actions of Dr. Cottle (Donnelly Rhodes) following a near miscarriage. And when Louanne "Kat" Katraine (Luciana Carro), wired on stimulants, crash-lands her Viper, D'Anna must decide whether she'll fashion her report as a hatchet job or as a more nuanced portrait of life aboard the Galactica. The arrival of two Cylon attack ships clarifies D'Anna’s thinking - as does a potentially deadly ambush that puts Tigh and his wife in the gunsights of a crazed, would-be assassin.
Home, Part 2
aired: Thu, Aug 25, 2005
Following a firefight with Cylon Centurions and the death of her spiritual advisor Elosha, President Roslin (Mary McDonnell) treks onward with her confederates in search of the Tomb of Athena. Heavy rain and Kobol's rugged terrain make the journey difficult for all except the tireless Sharon (Grace Park). Tom Zarek (Richard Hatch) again butts heads with Lee Adama (Jamie Bamber), inspiring Zarek's henchman Meier (James Remar) to consider drastic measures that will clear the path to power for his old friend. Meanwhile, aboard the Galactica, Gaius Baltar (James Callis) questions his sanity as Number Six (Tricia Helfer) toys with him, and Commander Adama (Edward James Olmos) mounts a rescue mission to Kobol. Adama enlists presidential aide Billy Keikeya (Paul Campbell) to join his quest for peace with the rebels. After discovering Elosha’s grave on Kobol, the Galactica landing party continues its search and finally intercepts Roslin and her group. Putting aside old conflicts, Adams opens the door to peaceful reconciliation for all. Meier, however, sees the détente between Adama and Roslin as a renewed threat to the rightful power of Tom Zarek, and he conspires with Sharon to murder Adama, Lee and the president. Finding the ransacked tomb, the unified team struggles to unlock its secrets with the Arrow of Apollo. Before they can do so, however, Meier and Sharon spring their ambush, leaving everyone’s fates uncertain as the triggers are pulled.
Home, Part 1
aired: Thu, Aug 18, 2005
Following the lead of President Roslin (Mary McDonnell) and Tom Zarek (Richard Hatch), more than one-third of the fleet has split from the Galactica and jumped into orbit around Kobol. Tensions arise within the rebel ranks on the Astral Queen as Zarek and his security Chief, Meier (James Remar), face off with Lee Adama (Jamie Bamber). Those tensions increase when Kara (Katee Sackhoff) and Helo (Tahmoh Penikett) return from Caprica with Sharon (Grace Park), who is now pregnant and a dead ringer for the Cylon who tried to assassinate Commander Adama. Roslin orders Sharon put to death, but after meeting with her, she learns that the Cylon might be their best hope for finding the Tomb of Athena and the route to Earth. Doubt nags at Roslin, however: is Sharon motivated by love for Helo, or by a desire to betray her captors? Regardless, she's a key player in Roslin's team as it lands on Kobol. With Zarek and Meier plotting fresh treacheries, the prophecies continue to unfold in bloody fashion. On the Galactica, Adama (Edward James Olmos) and Col. Tigh (Michael Hogan) weigh their losses and rebuild the air group's chain of command, which has been plunged into disarray by the defections of Lee and Kara. Adama selects Lt. George "Catman" Birch (Ben Ayres) to replace Lee as CAG (Commander, Air Group). Birch's first day on the job begins with a harrowing mishap during Viper-pilot training exercise, and then he turns a routine refueling operation into a near-disaster. Following an uncomfortable meeting with Dualla (Kandyse McClure), Adama is forced to admit that there is no substitute for the people the fleet has lost. He orders a Raptor to be prepped to take him and a small team back to Kobol, so that he can find Roslin and Lee and put the fleet back together.
aired: Thu, Aug 11, 2005
Commander Adama (Edward James Olmos) returns to a hero's welcome and an unenviable task: In order to maintain control of the fleet, he must track down his son, Lee, and President Roslin, who have escaped (with Tom Zarek’s (Richard Hatch) help) into hiding somewhere in the fleet. Adama orders all ships in the fleet searched. Meanwhile, Lee (Jamie Bamber) and Roslin (Mary McDonnell) prepare to send a message to the rest of the fleet seeking popular support. When the time comes, however, Lee can't bring himself to publicly condemn his father. With no other choice, Roslin plays "the religious card" to save the human race. She declares herself to be the voice of the prophet Pythia. Her announcement sends shockwaves throughout the fleet's population. Finally, unable to hide any longer, her ship makes the jump back to Kobol, where she plans to seek the road to Earth. To the surprise of many on the Galactica, and to Roslin herself, nearly one-third of the fleet follows her to Kobol. Far away, on Cylon-occupied Caprica, Kara (Katee Sackhoff) goes on recon with the resistance fighters and is wounded in a firefight. She finds herself being nursed back to health by Simon, an attentive doctor who tells that she can better serve the human race by having babies than by fighting Cylons. When Kara awakens with a new scar, though, she begins to suspect that neither Simon nor the hospital are what they seem. Sneaking out of her locked room, she discovers that Simon is a Cylon, and she kills him. Making a bid for freedom, she stumbles upon a chilling sight: a room full of women, including resistance fighter Sue-Shaun (Tamara Lashley), wired up by the Cylons to serve as baby machines.
aired: Thu, Aug 4, 2005
Col. Tigh's (Michael Hogan) imposition of martial law threatens to split the crew and the fleet. He's thrown Chief Tyrol (Aaron Douglas) into the brig on suspicion of being a Cylon and his dismissal of the Quorum has provoked the other ships to refuse to send fuel and other supplies to the Galactica. His judgment blurred by drink and the goading of his ambitious wife, Ellen (Kate Vernon), Tigh sends armed troops to one of the ships to take supplies by force, a move that ends in disaster when civilians are killed. Amid this chaos, Lee (Jamie Bamber) schemes to free President Roslin (Mary McDonnell) to establish a democratic opposition. He makes a break for freedom with Roslin, while Roslin's close aide Billy (Paul Campbell) chooses to stay behind. Tigh threatens to shoot down the Raptor carrying Roslin away from the Galactica, but the can't bring himself to kill his friend’s only surviving son, and Lee and Roslin escape into the fleet at large. Meanwhile, Baltar uses Sharon's (Grace Park) love for Tyrol to intimidate her into revealing how many Cylons are lurking in the fleet. On Cylon-occupied Caprica, Kara (Katee Sackhoff) and Helo (Tahmoh Penikett) find themselves in a standoff against other humans. Cooler heads prevail, and the pilots meet their new allies: a group of 53 survivors, led by Anders (Michael Trucco) and Sue-Shaun (Tamara Lashley), members of a professional pyramid team that survived the nuclear holocaust because they were training in the mountains. Kara enlists their help in her mission to get off Caprica.
aired: Thu, Jul 28, 2005
As Doc Cottle (Donnelly Rhodes) works to save Commander Adama's (Edward James Olmos) life, Col. Tigh (Michael Hogan) is beginning to realize that there's more to being a leader than giving orders. The press is clamoring for answers, everyone wants a decision now, and he feels himself being drawn to his old friend and enemy, the bottle. Worst of all, the Quorum of Twelve has arrived on the Galactica and is demanding to see President Roslin (Mary McDonnell). Tigh resists, but his wife Ellen (Kate Vernon) convinces him that the president has lost her mind and that letting her meet with the Quorum will only cement Tigh's power. The plan backfires; Roslin’s odd behavior was only a symptom of chamalla withdrawal, and when she meets the other leaders she has recovered her composure. She condemns Adama's action and announces the she is the leader, spoken of in the Scrolls of Phylia, who will lead the people to Earth. Livid, Tigh orders the Quorum off his ship. Meanwhile, Lee Adama (Jamie Bamber) leads a search and rescue mission to find the Raptor crew lost on Kobol, unaware that the Cylons have set up a missile battery in anticipation of such an effort. It falls to the beleaguered survivors on the ground to knock out the Cylon artillery before Galactica's rescue team flies into the trap. Unfortunately, Chief Tyrol (Aaron Douglas) has serious misgivings about Crashdown's (Sam Witwer) plan to destroy the missile battery - and about the lieutenant's ability to lead a team of non-combat personnel against high-tech killing machines. Vice President Baltar (James Callis) has even graver doubts - because Number Six (Tricia Helfer) has warned him that one of their number will betray the others on Kobol.
Valley of Darkness
aired: Thu, Jul 21, 2005
The Galactica has succeeded in reuniting with the fleet, but it has paid a terrible price: A Cylon computer virus has penetrated its computers, robbing the ship of power, and Cylon Centurions have boarded the Galactica and are battling their way to the ship's vulnerable centers. Lee Adama (Jamie Bamber), in the brig with President Roslin (Mary McDonnell) persuades some marines to release them. He orders Billy and Vedder to take the president to the sickbay disaster shelter, where she’ll be safe, and heads off with a squad of marines to defend the ship's magazines. In the CIC, however, Col. Tigh (Michael Hogan) knows from bitter experience what the Cylons are planning. The Centurions aren't going to blow up the ship; they're going to kill the crew by venting the ship’s air and then turn its guns on the rest of the fleet. And only Lee - whom Tigh despises for his "disloyalty" to Commander Adama (i.e., support for the president) - and his small squad of marines are in position to stop the Cylon boarding party. Meanwhile, on Cylon-occupied Caprica, Starbuck (Katee Sackhoff) and Helo (Tahmoh Penikett) break into her old apartment and fire up her old pickup truck. Light-years away on Kobol, Chief Tyrol (Aaron Douglas) and his crew return from their risky mission to get medical supplies for Socinus, only to realize that the wounded man isn't going to make it. Number Six (Tricia Helfer) warns Baltar (James Callis) that Socinus won't be the last of the stranded Raptor crew to die - and that of all the humans, Baltar alone will live to see Earth.
aired: Thu, Jul 14, 2005
With Commander Adama (Edward James Olmos) fighting for his life after being shot by the Cylon infiltrator Sharon, and President Roslin (Mary McDonnell) languishing in the Galactica's brig after losing the power struggle with Adama, Colonel Tigh (Michael Hogan) is thrust into the unfamiliar role of the sole leader in a time of crisis. The situation worsens quickly. First, Tigh sends Lee (Jamie Bamber) to the brig for siding with Roslin against Commander Adama. Then an emergency jump to escape an incoming Cylon force goes wrong, leaving Galactica alone in space, separated from the rest of the fleet - and from the medical help needed to save Adama's life. As Tigh struggles to come to terms with this crisis, he thinks back on his relationship with Adama, who saved him from oblivion and from his own fierce temper, and tries to tap into some of the wisdom that his old friend offered him. It soon becomes clear that to reconnect with the fleet, Galactica must jump back into danger over Kobol and network its computers, a highly risky move that will make the ship vulnerable to attack from both the Cylon fighters and their crippling computer viruses. Meanwhile, on the surface of Kobol, Chief Tyrol (Aaron Douglas) and the rest of the downed Raptor crew fight for their lives against an unseen enemy while Vice President Baltar (James Callis) seeks solace in his visions of Number Six (Tricia Helfer), only to find those visions turn dark and haunting. Light-years away, on Cylon-occupied Caprica, Kara (Katee Sackhoff) and Helo (Tahmoh Penikett) must find some way to bring the Arrow of Apollo back to the fleet - but first they have to get it back from the avatar of Number Six who has found it in the Delphi Museum.
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Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part 2
aired: Sun, Jan 23, 2005
Part 2 of 2. While Adama makes plans to destroy the Cylon base ship over Kobol, Laura focuses on ancient prophecy to find a path to Earth.
Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part 1
aired: Sun, Jan 16, 2005
Colonial Raptors locate the planet Kobol, legendary birthplace of man. Laura and Adama battle over the benefits and dangers in unlocking Kobol’s ancient mysteries.
Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part 2
aired: Thu, Apr 1, 2004
We continue from the last episode with Colonial Raptors battling Cylon Raiders as they plummet toward the planet Kobol. Tyrol, Crashdown, and their ground crew swarm to save people from a burning Raptor. Dr. Baltar is aboard the Raptor and seems doomed until Number Six guides him out of the flames. He is saved and grateful, but already it's clear that Number Six is guiding him to something bigger. She seems to be guiding him to his destiny. On Galactica, Gaeta shares his work on the Cylon transponders with Adama and Tigh. The transponder devices identify themselves to each other. This is great news for the fleet as they can use a device to fool the Cylons and destroy their base ship. Adama tells Laura that Kara is working on a plan to use the Cylon Raider to accomplish this goal. Laura expresses concern over using the Raider as she wanted to use it herself. Adama firmly reminds her - that’s not going to happen. Laura works quickly now. She talks to Billy about her belief in the prophecies, but Billy reminds her that she's embracing a "drug-induced vision of prophecy." Laura moves on to Lee. She conveys her belief that the scriptures have led them to Kobol, and will lead them to Earth. Lee listens, but he won't budge. He will follow his father's command. Laura's next target is Kara, someone whom she knows will respond to scriptural quotation. At first, Kara thinks Laura's plan to go to Caprica is lunacy and she balks at the idea. So Laura plays rough. She informs Kara that Adama doesn't really know the way to Earth. Just ask him.
Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part 1
aired: Thu, Mar 25, 2004
The wear and tear of life on the run has caught up with everyone on the fleet and is affecting them in diverse ways. Adam and Lee attempt to stave off their tension in a boxing match, and Kara and Baltar engage in a sexual romp where Kara is so distracted, she calls out the wrong name (Lee’s name), which insults Dr. Baltar so much that he walks out on her. The news is far more grim for Laura, who learns that her cancer has progressed and that her time is running out. Laura confers with Elosha, and is oddly comforted when the prelate persists in her faith – that Laura is the one who will save the fleet and ultimately lead the embattled survivors of mankind to the promised land of Earth. Sharon on Galactica is about to end her stress. She sticks a gun in her mouth. Will she pull the trigger..? Should she pull the trigger? A call comes in for her to report to duty, and Sharon decides to live another day. She and Crashdown are sent into space, and they Jump their Raptor harrowingly close to a strange new planet. They study the planet's surface and Crashdown ponders, "Could this be Earth?" Sharon knows it’s even more important. The planet is Kobol.
aired: Thu, Mar 18, 2004
It’s Colonial Day – a holiday celebrating the establishment of the Twelve Colonies – the first Colonial Day since the Cylon attacks. Laura Roslin insists on celebration because she believes that upholding traditions will inspire people to embrace the future. Also, she has other ambitions for the day. With her own health uncertain, she knows she must choose a successor and Colonial Day will be an ideal time to announce her candidate for Vice President. The celebration is held on the "Cloud Nine," a luxury ship which offers all of the amenities of a five star hotel – pools, spas, lush gardens, etc. Surviving representatives from each of the twelve colonies are sent to the ship to help elect a Vice-President, though Laura assumes it won't be much trouble to get her choice, Wallace Gray, pushed through. Dr. Baltar is one of Caprica's delegates while a familiar face represents Sagittarian: Tom Zarek. Zarek, the political prisoner from episode three (Bastille Day), has always proved popular in Sagittarian, even if many see him as a terrorist (even a 'rehabilitated one.') Zarek is of course, ready for the limelight and when he arrives to meet and greet the press, he's all smiles and politically correct sound-bites. Laura immediately knows Zarek could be a big problem.
The Hand of God
aired: Thu, Mar 11, 2004
The fleet only has enough Tylium Fuel to make a few more jumps, so Commander Adama sends a search party to nearby star systems. Sharon and Crashdown return with good news and bad. They've found huge tylium deposits on an asteroid just one jump away, but there is a Cylon base there, with hundreds of Raiders guarding the fuel. Adama insists that while they know where the Cylons are, the Cylons don’t know where Galactica is. He wants to take the fight to the enemy. It’s a big gamble: if they win, they'll have all the fuel they need; if they lose, the entire human race will perish.
Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down
aired: Thu, Mar 4, 2004
At the end of the previous episode, President Laura Roslin was left with five little words that have been eating at her. "Commander Adama is a Cylon." Of course, it was a Cylon who told her on his way to execution, but still, in these times, one doesn’t know just who might be a Cylon. Things are further complicated when Adama shows up with Colonel Saul Tigh's wife Ellen in tow. Ellen was long-presumed dead and when Saul sees her he’s overcome with joy. Adama is more guarded however, as he doesn’t quite buy Ellen's story – that she was in a hospital unconscious – given her history of marital infidelity. While Adama wants to make Tigh happy, he first wants Ellen tested as a Cylon (on the sly) before giving his full approval.
Flesh and Bone
aired: Wed, Feb 25, 2004
President Laura Roslin has just awakened from a nightmare – during which the Cylon Leoben chases her through the woods – when she is informed that a Cylon, Leoben, has been captured aboard the Gemenon Traveler, a civilian ship. It seems the decision to go public with their knowledge of the Cylons has paid off, as Leoben was identified from photographs that were passed around the fleet. Commander Adama wants the Cylon executed immediately. But Laura demands that the prisoner be interrogated, a request that Adama reluctantly agrees to, though only if Kara Thrace is the one doing the questioning.
Six Degrees of Separation
aired: Wed, Feb 18, 2004
Another day, another argument between Gauis Baltar and Number Six. He wants to have sex, she wants to talk about God. Despite everything that's happened, part of him – a big part of him – still looks upon her as a mirage, certainly not someone to verse him in the mysteries of the universe. He is pulled out of his fantasy by a call to CIC. When he walks in, Six is already in CIC…Talking to Commander Adama? Everyone can see her! Baltar feels himself coming unmoored, when the hammer falls: Six (calling herself Shelly Godfrey) has called Baltar out as a traitor and tells Adama and everyone else that he’s 'the man responsible for the (Cylon) holocaust.'
aired: Wed, Feb 11, 2004
As Galactica passes another seemingly routine night, a man who we know as Doral (the Cylon model who disguised himself as a PR man) stealths his way through the ship with a block of G-4 attached to his chest. When the Cylon-turned suicide bomber finally detonates himself, the actual damage isn't as bad as it could have been (Three are dead, while Commander Adama barely missed the blast's impact thanks to Colonel Tigh's instinct), but the collateral damage will be far worse.
You Can't Go Home Again
aired: Wed, Feb 4, 2004
In the aftermath of Episode Four, search and rescue operations are underway for missing Viper pilot Kara Thrace. Sharon Valerii and Crashdown retrieve battered rookie pilot Constanza, but when they bring him back to Galactica, he is foggy on the details and provides only limited information. He claims that Kara was alive when the Cylon Raider hit her, but has no idea where she is now. Commander Adama and Lee Adama don't care how unlikely her chance of survival is - they intend to find Kara and bring her home.
Act of Contrition
aired: Wed, Jan 28, 2004
A celebration commemorating Raptor pilot Flat-Top's 1000th landing turns tragic when a communications drone breaks free of its metal band and shoots across the hangar bay. Many Galactica pilots are injured, and thirteen are dead. A memorial service is planned for the dead pilots. During the service, Adama, Lee Adama and Kara Thrace recall moments from two years earlier – when they all attended Zak Adama's funeral (younger brother to Lee) who died during a routine flight.
aired: Wed, Jan 21, 2004
After finding water on a distant moon in the previous episode, Galactica must find a way to pump that water onto the ship, a labor-intensive duty requiring a lot of manpower. Commander Adama's suggestion is to employ some of the men incarcerated on the Astral Queen, a prison ship. But President Roslin is skeptical, only agreeing if the prisoners can earn 'points' toward freedom, an idea that Adama finds dangerous. Finally, Lee steps in and strikes a compromise and agrees to lead a contingent to the Astral Queen to present the offer to the prisoners. Laura and Commander Adama will each send a representative to ensure their respective concerns are addressed. Initially, they expect the confined men will leap at the chance to leave the small confines of their transport cells but Lee’s offer is met with eerie silence. In fact, when the cells are opened, not a single man steps out to accept. Soon, they discover the reason why. That reason is Tom Zarek.
aired: Wed, Jan 14, 2004
Something is wrong with Raptor pilot Sharon Valerii. She inexplicably wakes up, soaking wet, inside the Galactica Tool Room with a G-4 detonator in her bag. Totally panicked, she goes to the Small Arms Locker and finds a total of six G-4 bomb detonators missing. What Valerii doesn’t know is that those six G-4 bombs are activated somewhere on Galactica. No one knows. But when they go off, Galactica will be in big trouble.
aired: Wed, Jan 7, 2004
Five days have passed since last left Galactica, and in those five days, the Cylons have been chasing our people every step of the way. Every time Galactica and the fleet make a Jump, there is a 33 minute window before the Cylons Jump to their location and the fleet has to Jump away - then another 33 minute respite before the Cylons show up again. How the Cylons are following them and why it takes 33 minutes to make the follow-up Jump are questions no one has the answers to, and all our heroes can do at the moment is keep Jumping and hope that they'll find a way to shake their pursuers.