The discovery that the Colonial food supply is tainted sets the clock ticking: everyone in the fleet will starve in about ten days. Sharon braves a highly radioactive nebula, finding a viable planet with plenty of food on the other side…but trying to take the Colonial fleet through would cost the lives of 80% of the civilian population, and their ships’ navigation systems couldn’t handle the radiation any better than their crews could. Worse yet, when she returns, she’s not as immune to the effects of radiation as everyone assumed a Cylon would be. Admiral Adama’s only solution is to pair each civilian ship with a Raptor from Galactica, whose systems are hardened against radiation; Galactica’s pilots will each have to make several trips through the nebula, leading the civilians through wave after wave, and exposing themselves to more radiation than anyone else. When Starbuck makes a disturbing discovery, it could sideline one of her best pilots during this mission – and calls their future loyalty into question as well.
written by Jane Espenson
directed by Michael Nankin
music by Bear McCreary
Guest Cast: Michael Hogan (Tigh), Aaron Douglas (CPO Tyrol), Tahmoh Penikett (Helo), Alessandro Juliani (Lt. Gaeta), Kandyse McClure (Dualla), Luciana Carro (Kat), Donnelly Rhodes (Doc Cottle), Patrick Currie (Enzo), Bodie Olmos (Hotdog), Brad Dryborough (Hoshi), Leah Cairns (Racetrack), Sebastian Spence (Narcho), Tiffany Lyndall-Knight (Hybrid), Sean Roche (Hungry boy), Ian Rozylo (Convulsing pilot)
LogBook entry by Earl Green