Apollo and Starbuck are sent on an urgent mission to recapture the Eastern Alliance escapees freed by Baltar, but before they can reach Terra, they are swept into yet another mission of mercy by the Seraphs – and this one is more potentially hazardous than the last, for the entire population of Terra could be wiped out. A peace accord between the Eastern Alliance and the Nationalists provides a perfect opportunity for both sides to lower their defenses – at which point the Alliance will strike. Adama is now faced with a difficult decision…should he allow events on Terra to unfold, or enforce peace by destroying the weapons poised in orbit of the planet, possibly leaving Terra defenseless as a consequence?
written by Glen A. Larson
directed by Rod Holcomb
music by Stu Phillips
Guest Cast: Melody Anderson (Brenda Maxwell), Peter D. MacLean (President Arends), Edward Mulhare (John), Nehemiah Persoff (Eastern Alliance Leader), Logan Ramsey (Moore), Ken Swofford (Gen. Maxwell), Sidney Clute (Stone), Ken Lynch (Dr. Horning), Jordan Rhodes (Brace), John De Lancie (Officer), Russ Martin (Alliance member), Milt Janin (Alliance Leader)
Notes: This episode’s basic premise, of Apollo being sent to set history straight in a form where everyone sees him as another man, was later reused by Donald Bellisario as the basis for his own SF series, Quantum Leap.
LogBook entry by Earl Green