As Baltar’s trial continues, it quickly becomes apparent that some will say anything to convict him for betraying everyone on New Caprica, forcing a hasty reassessment of Lampkin’s defense strategy. Tigh, Tyrol, Sam Anders and presidential aide Tory Foster continue to hear mysterious music, though they each gradually become aware that they’re not alone. Lampkin puts Apollo on the stand, where he makes an impassioned plea that while Baltar may be guilty of something, it’s neither treason nor genocide. Baltar is acquitted of the charges and Admiral Adama orders the fleet to jump to the Ionian Nebula…where the entire fleet suddenly loses power. During the confusion, Baltar is whisked away, and the four people who have been hearing the maddening music are drawn together – and drawn to the inescapable conclusion that they are four of the missing Cylon models. Power is restored as this realization sets in, and a large fleet of Cylon ships is detected…but the four return to their duties. Despite having resigned his commission to join Baltar’s defense team, Apollo suits up and launches in a Viper, but when he peels away from the rest of his formation to investigate an unidentified blip on his screen, he finds that he’s not the only unexpected Viper pilot in the sky.
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), Donnelly Rhodes (Doc Cottle), 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: As with part one, 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. The song “All Along The Watchtower” originally appeared on Bob Dylan’s 1967 John Wesley Harding album, and has since been covered by numerous artists, from Jimi Hendrix to U2. Why a song from Earth would seem to be a Cylon “trigger command” is a mystery left unsolved.
LogBook entry by Earl Green