With Admiral Cain having arrested, tried, and convicted Tyrol and Helo – not to mention having sentenced them to execution – Adama launches Galactica’s Vipers, and Cain responds in kind with Pegasus’ fighters. The only thing that prevents a shooting war between the two Battlestars is the arrival of an unknown ship – actually Starbuck flying the Blackbird fighter home from an unauthorized mission to collect intelligence on a huge Cylon ship in nearby space. Starbuck’s interruption – and the information she brings back – postpones the battle, but in a meeting with Adama and President Roslin, Cain makes it clear that she won’t back down from the death sentence…and after she leaves, Roslin makes it clear to Adama that Admiral Cain must be removed from the equation, by deadly force if necessary. Adama balks at first, but as he learns more about Pegasus’ journey – including Cain’s order to strip jump drives, gear and experienced civilian personnel from non-military ships, on pain of death – the commander slowly comes to the same conclusion. Baltar manages to get the Pegasus’ Cylon prisoner to identify the huge ship: it’s a Resurrection Ship, a breeding ground for the many clones of the Cylons’ human bodies, and destroying it could turn the tide of the war with the Cylons. Admiral Cain concentrates on the upcoming attack on that ship, promoting Starbuck to captain and putting her in command of the Pegasus CAG. But Adama has an assignment for Starbuck as well – on a predetermined signal, she is to put an end to Admiral Cain’s reign of terror. Little does Commander Adama know that Cain has similar plans for him.
Guest Cast: Michael Hogan (Colonel Tigh), Aaron Douglas (CPO Tyrol), Tahmoh Penikett (Helo), Nicki Clyne (Cally), Alessandro Juliani (Lt. Gaeta), Kandyse McClure (Dualla), Michelle Forbes (Admiral Cain), Donnelly Rhodes (Dr. Cottle), Graham Beckel (Colonel Fisk), John Pyper-Ferguson (Captain Cole “Stinger” Taylor), Sebastian Spence (Pegasus Pilot), Luciana Carro (Louanne “Kat” Katraine), Vincent Gale (Chief Peter Laird), Peter-John Prinsloo (Lt. Mei “Freaker” Firelli), Brad Drybrough (Hoshi)
LogBook entry by Earl Green