Collaborators

Battlestar GalacticaThree days after the fleet’s escape from New Caprica, repairs are still being carried out on Galactica, but nothing can repair the strained relations between those who collaborated with the Cylons and those who fought against them. A secret council presided over by Tigh, and including Anders and Tyrol, is quietly trying known collaborators in absentia, and once a unanimous guilty verdict is reached, the targets are rounded up, brought to an airlock, and spaced. Viper pilot Jammer, who signed up with the New Caprica Police, is only the latest, though in his defense he reveals to Tyrol that he was responsible for saving Cally – but still, the airlock is opened and the culling continues. Even when he’s back in uniform and back on duty, Tigh can’t let it go, insisting that guards remove Gaeta from CIC, even though Adama specifically asked for his help with communication systems. But when Gaeta’s name comes up in Tigh’s council, Anders and Tyrol can’t bring themselves to vote for his execution.

Baltar finds himself on a Cylon ship, where he learns that his own fate is also in the balance, with most of the Cylon models arguing for his execution – and the clones of Number Six as the only holdouts. But when one Six tells him that her affection for him can’t be allowed to get in the way of her duty, Baltar finds himself pleading for his existence and his continued importance to the Cylons.

When the missing victims of Tigh’s secret jury begin to add up, Adama and Roslin discover that the executions were signed into law by the president – Tom Zarek, serving in the vacuum left by the missing Baltar. Zarek picks Roslin as his vice president, and then steps down just as quickly so she can be sworn back into her old office. But can the roundup and execution of collaborators be brought to an end with nothing more forceful than an executive order?

written by Mark Verheiden
directed by Michael Rymer
music by Bear McCreary

Guest Cast: Michael Hogan (Colonel Tigh), Aaron Douglas (CPO Tyrol), Tahmoh Penikett (Helo), Nicki Clyne (Cally), Alessandro Juliani (Lt. Gaeta), Lucy Lawless (D’anna Biers), Michael Trucco (Anders), Richard Hatch (Tom Zarek), Rekha Sharma (Tory Foster), Dominic Zamprogna (Jammer), Jennifer Halley (Seelix), Ryan Robbins (Connor), Alisen Down (Barclay), Winston Rekert (Priest)

Notes: Apparently the Colonial fleet uses British measurements of weight, since Apollo says he’s dropped “half a stone.”

LogBook entry by Earl Green

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