Crossroads – Part 1

Battlestar GalacticaThe trial of Gaius Baltar begins, with Apollo aiding the defense, even as his father sits on the panel of five judges. Tensions are running high all around, even among those who are on the same side – President Roslin can’t find a lawyer who can guarantee that a genocide charge against Baltar will stick. But it seems that everyone has underestimated Baltar’s attorney, who argues that had Roslin been president when the Cylons attacked New Caprica, she would have led the remnants of humanity into a fight that they couldn’t hope to win. Two more admissions also weigh in Baltar’s favor – Tigh’s public (and drunken) admission that he put his own wife to death, and Roslin’s confession that she has returned to using kamala root extract. Apollo forces the second revelation, but Roslin quietly turns it against him again with a revelation of her own – her cancer has returned with a vengeance. And all the while, a number of people, from Tigh to Roslin’s aide, hear something strange – something coming from Galactica herself.

written by Michael Taylor
directed by Michael Rymer
music by Bear McCreary

Guest Cast: Michael Hogan (Colonel Tigh), Aaron Douglas (CPO Tyrol), Nicki Clyne (Cally), Tahmoh Penikett (Helo), Alessandro Juliani (Gaeta), Kandyse McClure (Dualla), Michael Trucco (Sam Anders), Mark Sheppard (Romo Lampkin), Rekha Sharma (Tory Foster), Chelah Horsdal (Didi Cassidy), Ryan Robbins, Bodie Olmos (Hotdog), Leah Cairns (Racetrack), Jennifer Halley (Seelix), Colin Lawrence (Skulls), Alison Matthews (Falbrook)

Notes: This episode dispenses with the customary opening titles, instead running the names of the main cast and principal guest actors and crew over part of the story.

LogBook entry by Earl Green