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Lay Down Your Burdens – Part 1

Battlestar GalacticaStarbuck prepares to lead a combined force of Raptors from Galactica and Pegasus on a mission to Caprica, where they hope to recover Anders and the other human freedom fighters and evacuate them. Over the objections of some of the other pilots on the mission, Starbuck insists on bringing Sharon along to thwart the Cylons’ security measures. When the Raptors make their jump, one of the ships goes missing; Racetrack’s Raptor accidentally jumps into a dense nebula which also harbors a world capable of supporting human life. As the political struggle between President Roslin and Baltar seems to be all but finished in favor of Roslin, Baltar – under Tom Zarek’s advice (and a bit of goading from Six) – makes the planet an election issue, urging the voters to demand that the fleet stop running and settle there. This issue suddenly divides the polls almost evenly between the two camps. At Caprica, Starbuck’s Raptor squadron arrives minus another ship – which fatally ended its jump in the heart of a mountain – and quickly locates Anders’ resistance cell. But just moments after the reunion, the shelling begins.

written by Ronald D. Moore
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), Kandyse McClure (Dualla), Richard Hatch (Tom Zarek), Michael Trucco (Anders), Rekha Sharma (Tory Foster), Dean Stockwell (Brother Cavel), Alisen Down (Jean Barclay), Leah Cairns (Lt. Margaret “Racetrack” Edmonds), David Kaye (James McManus), Colin Lawrence (Hamish “Skulls” McCall)

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