The Resistance – Webisode 1

Battlestar Galactica (New Series)Just over two months after the Cylon takeover of New Caprica, Tigh and Tyrol are quietly recruiting soldiers for a resistance effort and trying to gather weapons in secret. But not all of their recruits have survived, some of the weapons have been captured, and even among Galactica’s former Viper pilots, it’s becoming harder to find would-be heroes.

written by Bradley Thompson & David Weddle
directed by Wayne Rose
music by Bear McCreary

Cast: Michael Hogan (Tigh), Aaron Douglas (Tyrol), Nicki Clyne (Cally), Christian Tessier (Tucker “Duck” Clellan), Emily Holmes (Nora), Dominic Zamprogna (Jammer)

Notes: Designed to rebuild interest in the show after a longer-than-usual summer break – Galactica’s third season premiered not in July alongside new episodes from the Stargate franchise, but in October – the Resistance “webisodes” were posted on Sci-Fi Channel’s web site every Tuesday and Thursday. Early on, production of the webisodes hit a snag when a dispute arose between the Writer’s Guild of America and NBC Universal over reuse fees for web-only content; the WGA issued a notice to its members insisting that they not write scripts for web-exclusive material. The result was a two-month delay in production during which Universal filed a grievance against the WGA with the National Labor Relations Board. The outcome of that dispute has yet to be made public, though it delayed Sci-Fi’s rollout of the webisodes long enough to compress the release schedule to two per week, instead of the original intention to release one per week. Director Wayne Rose had already been serving as Galactica’s second unit director on several past episodes. Co-writer Bradley Thompson has said that the original title for the webisode story was Crossroads.

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The Resistance – Webisode 2

Battlestar Galactica (New Series)Tyrol is disappointed to discover that he can’t even convince one of Galactica’s former fighter jocks to sign up with the underground resistance. Meanwhile, Tigh makes plans to hide a cache of weapons in one of the few places the Cylons might not discover them: in the house of the gods.

written by Bradley Thompson & David Weddle
directed by Wayne Rose
music by Bear McCreary

Cast: Michael Hogan (Tigh), Aaron Douglas (Tyrol), Christian Tessier (Tucker “Duck” Clellan), Alisen Down (Jean Barclay), Dominic Zamprogna (Jammer), Carmen Moore (Sister Tivenan)

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The Resistance – Webisode 3

Battlestar Galactica (New Series)Torn between his desire to start a family that he would need to protect, and to join the resistance before he has a family, former Viper jock “Duck” Clellan finds that he’s losing he faith in the gods. And under the cover of darkness, Tyrol and Tigh are praying to those gods that the cache of weapons they’ve just hidden in the colonial temple won’t be discovered.

written by Bradley Thompson & David Weddle
directed by Wayne Rose
music by Bear McCreary

Cast: Michael Hogan (Tigh), Aaron Douglas (Tyrol), Christian Tessier (Tucker “Duck” Clellan), Emily Holmes (Nora), Dominic Zamprogna (Jammer)

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The Resistance – Webisode 4

Battlestar Galactica (New Series)The temple of the gods set up by the humans has thus far been left untouched by the Cylons, making it the perfect place for the resistance to hide weapons. But even the temple isn’t a safe hiding place – nor is it safe for anyone – when an open firefight with the Cylons ensues just outside.

written by Bradley Thompson & David Weddle
directed by Wayne Rose
music by Bear McCreary

Cast: Nicki Clyne (Cally), Emily Holmes (Nora)

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The Resistance – Webisode 5

Battlestar Galactica (New Series)After the death of his wife in a raid on the temple, Jammer discovers that there was a reason the Cylons attacked – and if he was apathetic about the resistanc before, he’s anything but sympathethic now.

written by Bradley Thompson & David Weddle
directed by Wayne Rose
music by Bear McCreary

Cast: Aaron Douglas (Tyrol), Nicki Clyne (Cally), Christian Tessier (Tucker “Duck” Clellan), Dominic Zamprogna (Jammer)

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The Resistance – Webisode 6

Battlestar Galactica (New Series)Jammer is distraught over Duck’s loss, and makes his case to Tigh that there is a line that even the resistance can’t cross – and that line is now painted in the blood of innocent Colonial bystanders. But Tigh insists that the resistance isn’t responsible for Nora’s death, and that far more painful losses may be yet to come.

written by Bradley Thompson & David Weddle
directed by Wayne Rose
music by Bear McCreary

Cast: Michael Hogan (Tigh), Alisen Down (Jean Barclay), Dominic Zamprogna (Jammer)

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The Resistance – Webisode 7

Battlestar Galactica (New Series)Jammer is rounded up by the Cylons and taken in for questioning about the attack on the temple. Tigh and Tyrol nervously wonder if the colonel has alienated Jammer and made him more likely to collaborate, or if their crewmate can hold out under interrogation.

written by Bradley Thompson & David Weddle
directed by Wayne Rose
music by Bear McCreary

Cast: Michael Hogan (Tigh), Aaron Douglas (Tyrol), Matthew Bennett (Doral), Dominic Zamprogna (Jammer)

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The Resistance – Webisode 8

Battlestar Galactica (New Series)Jammer is surprised to find that what awaits him isn’t a violent interrogation, but rather a cozy chat with a human-form Cylon – a bit too cozy. And yet he finds the offered prospects of peaceful coexistence and a normal life to have some appeal.

written by Bradley Thompson & David Weddle
directed by Wayne Rose
music by Bear McCreary

Cast: Matthew Bennett (Doral), Dominic Zamprogna (Jammer)

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The Resistance – Webisode 9

Battlestar Galactica (New Series)Jammer finds Tyrol waiting for him when he’s released from the Cylon detention center. Though Jammer insists that he gave the Cylons nothing under interrogation, Tyrol is uncertain about where his friend’s loyalties lie. And as Duck mourns his own loss, he tries to sort through his mixed feelings about who was really to blame for Nora’s death.

written by Bradley Thompson & David Weddle
directed by Wayne Rose
music by Bear McCreary

Cast: Aaron Douglas (Tyrol), Christian Tessier (Tucker “Duck” Clellan), Dominic Zamprogna (Jammer)

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The Resistance – Webisode 10

Battlestar Galactica (New Series)After the christening of Tyrol and Cally’s baby, Jammer sits in on a resistance meeting and learns that Tigh is planning a strike in an area near a hospital – and when the wisdom of that plan is questioned, Tigh says that the people there will “just have to take their chances.” Duck reveals that he’s joined the Cylons’ New Caprica Police – an army of human collaborators helping the Cylons keep the “peace” – but promises Tyrol that he’ll be a double agent. Faced with the prospect of helping to cause the loss of innocent lives, Jammer wrestles with his conscience – and realizes that he has a choice.

written by Bradley Thompson & David Weddle
directed by Wayne Rose
music by Bear McCreary

Cast: Michael Hogan (Tigh), Aaron Douglas (Tyrol), Christian Tessier (Tucker “Duck” Clellan), Alisen Down (Jean Barclay), Dominic Zamprogna (Jammer), Carmen Moore (Sister Tivenan)

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The Occupation

Battlestar GalacticaOver four months after the Cylon occupation began on New Caprica and the Colonial fleet departed, the struggle between the Cylons and the resistance have turned into all-out war, with the insurgency hitting higher and higher profile targets. The resistance has paid a cost, however: Tigh has been taken prisoner, tortured and released only when his wife strikes a bargain with one of the human Cylons that she’s uniquely qualified to fulfill. There have been other setbacks: the growing ranks of the New Caprica Police have divided the humans and set them against each other, especially when those “peacekeepers” mask their identity. Starbuck has been taken prisoner by the Leoben Cylon, who traps her in a nightmarish domestic illusion that eventually grows to include a daughter grown from one of Starbuck’s own ovaries. Tyrol and Tigh await communication from the Galactica – but others are convinced that the fleet will never return. Indeed, Admiral Adama is biding his time to return (and awaiting communication from New Caprica), though he can’t seem to agree with his son, in command of the Pegasus, on how to rescue the rest of the human race.

Season 3 Regular Cast: Edward James Olmos (Commander Adama), Mary McDonnell (President Laura Roslin), Katie Sackhoff (Lt. Starbuck), Jamie Bamber (Captain Apollo), James Callis (Dr. Gaius Baltar), Tricia Helfer (Number Six), Grace Park (Lt. Boomer)

written by Ronald D. Moore
directed by Sergio Mimeca-Gezzan
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), Lucy Lawless (D’anna Biers), Michael Trucco (Anders), Richard Hatch (Tom Zarek), Rick Worthy (The Doctor), Callum Keith Rennie (Leoben Conoy), Kate Vernon (Ellen Tigh), Donnelly Rhodes (Doc Cottle), Matthew Bennett (Doral), Rekha Sharma (Tory Foster), Dean Stockwell (Brother Cavel), Erica Cerra (Maya), Luciana Carro (Kat), Christian Tessier (Duck), Brad Drybrough (Hoshi), Leah Cairns (Racetrack), Madeline Parker (Kacey), Dominic Zamprogna (Jammer), Mylenne Dinh-Robic (Officer #1), Ryan McDoneil (Pilot #3), Colin Lawrence (Skulls), Byron Lawson (Pilot #4), Larissa Stadnchuk (Suicide Bomber)

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Precipice

Battlestar GalacticaAfter Duck’s suicide bombing of the graduation of the first class of New Caprica Police, The Cylon leaders demand a crackdown in the form of an executive order giving anyone even suspected of helping the resistance a mandatory death sentence. This includes Laura Roslin, Cally, and even Baltar’s former campaign manager, Tom Zarek, but Baltar refuses to sign the order until the Cylon literally put a gun to his head. Tigh, Tyrol and Anders finally get a signal from Galactica: Adama is sending an officer from the fleet to coordinate the resistance. But not everyone in the resistance may be inclined to follow Boomer’s lead. Nor is everyone in the New Caprica Police inclined to do what they’re told by the Cylons.

written by Ronald D. Moore
directed by Sergio Mimeca-Gezzan
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), Lucy Lawless (D’anna Biers), Michael Trucco (Anders), Richard Hatch (Tom Zarek), Rick Worthy (The Doctor), Callum Keith Rennie (Leoben Conoy), Kate Vernon (Ellen Tigh), Donnelly Rhodes (Doc Cottle), Matthew Bennett (Doral), Rekha Sharma (Tory Foster), Dean Stockwell (Brother Cavel), Erica Cerra (Maya), Luciana Carro (Kat), Christian Tessier (Duck), Brad Drybrough (Hoshi), Leah Cairns (Racetrack), Madeline Parker (Kacey), Dominic Zamprogna (Jammer), Mylenne Dinh-Robic (Officer #1), Ryan McDoneil (Pilot #3), Colin Lawrence (Skulls), Byron Lawson (Pilot #4), Larissa Stadnchuk (Suicide Bomber)

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Exodus – Part 1

Battlestar GalacticaTyrol puts together a team to rescue Cally and the other human captives of the Cylons who are due for an arbitrary execution – an execution intended to draw the resistance out of hiding. Nearby on New Caprica, Adama’s choice to coordinate resistance efforts on the ground arrives – Sharon. Tyrol manages to save Cally, and Tom Zarek yanks Roslin out of harm’s way, but others aren’t so lucky – including the human Cylon in charge of the execution. Evidence that the resistance was sold out also surfaces – and it leads straight to Ellen Tigh. Sharon uses her familiar face to her advantage, infiltrating the Cylon headquarters to retrieve the launch keys from the Colonial ships grounded on New Caprica, only to be confronted by a fellow Cylon, who tells her that her baby, who she thought died, is alive and well.

written by David Weddle & Bradley Thompson
directed by Felix Alcala
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), Lucy Lawless (D’anna Biers), Michael Trucco (Anders), Amanda Plummer (Oracle Selloi), Richard Hatch (Tom Zarek), octor), Callum Keith Rennie (Leoben Conoy), Kate Vernon (Ellen Tigh), Donnelly Rhodes (Doc Cottle), Matthew Bennett (Doral), Rekha Sharma (Tory Foster), Dean Stockwell (Brother Cavel), Erica Cerra (Maya), Luciana Carro (Kat), Brad Drybrough (Hoshi), Leah Cairns (Racetrack), Madeline Parker (Kacey), Dominic Zamprogna (Jammer), Eileen Pedde (Mathias), Jennifer Halley (Seelix), Ty Olsson (Captain Kelly), Ryan Robbins (Connor)

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Exodus – Part 2

Battlestar GalacticaThe insurrection against the Cylon occupation reaches its tipping point: with the grounded Colonial ships on New Caprica restored to flight-readiness, the battle to drive the Cylons off the planet or simply destroy their ground presence begins in earnest. Galactica jumps right into the planet’s atmosphere, launching her Vipers before jumping back into space, where Adama finds himself facing more Cylon basestars than he bargained for. Apollo wrestles with his orders – to take Pegasus and lead what’s left the civilian fleet to the safety of Earth – and ultimately decides not to follow them, knowing that one of the two Battlestars won’t return from the fight. When Gaeta pulls a gun to bring Baltar’s presidency to an end, Baltar begs him for death. And when Tigh learns that his wife sold the resistance out to the Cylons to save his life, it falls to him to deliver her sentence.

written by Bradley Thompson & David Weddle
directed by Felix Alcala
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), Lucy Lawless (D’anna Biers), Michael Trucco (Anders), Richard Hatch (Tom Zarek), Rick Worthy (The Doctor), Callum Keith Rennie (Leoben Conoy), Kate Vernon (Ellen Tigh), Donnelly Rhodes (Doc Cottle), Matthew Bennett (Doral), Rekha Sharma (Tory Foster), Erica Cerra (Maya), Luciana Carro (Kat), Leah Cairns (Racetrack), Madeline Parker (Kacey), Dominic Zamprogna (Jammer), Eileen Pedde (Mathias), Ty Olsson (Captain Kelly), Ryan Robbins (Connor), Emilie Ullerup (Julia)

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Collaborators

Battlestar GalacticaThree days after the fleet’s escape from New Caprica, repairs are still being carried out on Galactica, but nothing can repair the strained relations between those who collaborated with the Cylons and those who fought against them. A secret council presided over by Tigh, and including Anders and Tyrol, is quietly trying known collaborators in absentia, and once a unanimous guilty verdict is reached, the targets are rounded up, brought to an airlock, and spaced. Viper pilot Jammer, who signed up with the New Caprica Police, is only the latest, though in his defense he reveals to Tyrol that he was responsible for saving Cally – but still, the airlock is opened and the culling continues. Even when he’s back in uniform and back on duty, Tigh can’t let it go, insisting that guards remove Gaeta from CIC, even though Adama specifically asked for his help with communication systems. But when Gaeta’s name comes up in Tigh’s council, Anders and Tyrol can’t bring themselves to vote for his execution.

Baltar finds himself on a Cylon ship, where he learns that his own fate is also in the balance, with most of the Cylon models arguing for his execution – and the clones of Number Six as the only holdouts. But when one Six tells him that her affection for him can’t be allowed to get in the way of her duty, Baltar finds himself pleading for his existence and his continued importance to the Cylons.

When the missing victims of Tigh’s secret jury begin to add up, Adama and Roslin discover that the executions were signed into law by the president – Tom Zarek, serving in the vacuum left by the missing Baltar. Zarek picks Roslin as his vice president, and then steps down just as quickly so she can be sworn back into her old office. But can the roundup and execution of collaborators be brought to an end with nothing more forceful than an executive order?

written by Mark Verheiden
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), Lucy Lawless (D’anna Biers), Michael Trucco (Anders), Richard Hatch (Tom Zarek), Rekha Sharma (Tory Foster), Dominic Zamprogna (Jammer), Jennifer Halley (Seelix), Ryan Robbins (Connor), Alisen Down (Barclay), Winston Rekert (Priest)

Notes: Apparently the Colonial fleet uses British measurements of weight, since Apollo says he’s dropped “half a stone.”

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Torn

Battlestar GalacticaOn the Cylon ship, Baltar pleads for his continued survival, using the only bargaining chip he has – his conjectures about the location of Earth and the thirteenth colony. On Galactica, Baltar’s former chief of staff is back in uniform: Gaeta is also making use of Baltar’s notes, as well as the sacred scrolls, to find the way to Earth for the fleet. But Admiral Adama has weightier matters on his mind; Tigh and Starbuck have taken up residence in the rec room, telling anyone within earshot how much worse things were for the humans on New Caprica than they were for the members of the fleet who rescued them. Before long, a division appears among Galactica’s crew between those who were trapped on the planet and those who weren’t. En route to the site that he calls the road to Earth, Baltar finds himself with a new mission to investigate a Cylon ship harboring a disease that could spell the end to their entire race.

written by Anne Cofell Saunders
directed by Jean de Segoznac
music by Bear McCreary

Guest Cast: Michael Hogan (Colonel Tigh), Aaron Douglas (CPO Tyrol), Tahmoh Penikett (Helo), Nicki Clyne (Cally), Alessandro Juliani (Lt. Gaeta), Lucy Lawless (D’anna Biers), Rick Worthy (The Doctor), Callum Keith Rennie (Leoben Conoy), Matthew Bennett (Aaron Doral), Lucianna Carro (Kat), Bodie Olmos (Hotdog), Leah Cairns (Racetrack), Madeleine Parker (Kacey), Sebastian Spence (Narcho), Emilie Ullerup (Julia), Tiffany Lyndall-Knight (Hybrid), Rachel Hayward (Blonde Woman)

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A Measure Of Salvation

Battlestar GalacticaAfter Baltar abandons the infected Cylon base ship – and deliberately neglecting to tell the Cylons about the unusual object he found aboard – a Raptor from Galactica finds the infected ship and calls for backup. Apollo leads a larger team into the heart of the ship, infiltrating the command center and finding the ship in shambles, with only a handful of survivors. Under interrogation, one of the Cylons says that they’ve been left to die with no resurrection ship nearby because the moment they die, the virus will download along with their personalities. Apollo suggests using this to wipe out the Cylons entirely – deliberately putting Galactica in the path of the Cylons, and executing the prisoners to force them to download the virus into the nearest resurrection ship. But Helo, who admits to being slightly biased because he’s married to Sharon, says that this would be genocide, making the Colonials no better than the Cylons themselves. Ironically, Sharon is immune to the virus because she had a half-human child, so she isn’t at risk. After much discussion, President Roslin orders Adama to go ahead with the plan, but when the time comes to kill the prisoners, Apollo finds that they’ve already been killed – long before the resurrection ship was in download range.

written by Michael Angeli
directed by Bill Eagles
music by Bear McCreary

Guest Cast: Aaron Douglas (CPO Tyrol), Tahmoh Penikett (Helo), Alessandro Juliani (Lt. Gaeta), Kandyse McClure (Dualla), Lucy Lawless (D’anna Biers), Rick Worthy (The Doctor), Callum Keith Rennie (Leoben Conoy), Donnelly Rhodes (Doc Cottle), Matthew Bennett (Aaron Doral), Bodie Olmos (Hotdog), Leah Cairns (Racetrack), Eileen Pedde (Mathias), Tiffany Lyndall-Knight (Hybrid)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Hero

Battlestar GalacticaThree Cylon fighters appear near Galactica, but rather than attacking the Colonial fleet, two of the Cylons are trying to destroy the third. Starbuck and Kat take out the two pursuers, but Adama orders them to stand down when a human voice is heard over the speakers, identifying himself as “Bulldog.” The Cylon ship is brought in for a landing on Galactica, and a human male tumbles out of it – Adama recognizes him as Bulldog, a pilot Adama selected for a top secret mission (and wound up abandoning when his fighter was shot down) over a year before the Cylon attacks on the Colonies. When Bulldog pays a social call to his old friend Tigh, who’s still off-duty, Tigh reveals the real nature of Bulldog’s mission. Adama confesses the same to his son, admitting that Bulldog’s real mission was to determine whether or not the Cylons were still out there and preparing for a strike on the Colonies – and that his capture by the Cylons could have been the event that sparked the attack that came later. Adama confesses that he feels the weight of responsibility for causing the attacks that nearly wiped out humanity. And analyzing the desperate flight that brought Bulldog back to Galactica, Starbuck begins to warn her superiors that she thinks it’s no accident that the lost hero has returned home.

written by David Eick
directed by Michael Rymer
music by Bear McCreary

Guest Cast: Michael Hogan (Tigh), Aaron Douglas (CPO Tyrol), Tahmoh Penikett (Helo), Alessandro Juliani (Lt. Gaeta), Kandyse McClure (Dualla), Lucy Lawless (D’anna Biers), Carl Lumbly (Bulldog), Donnelly Rhodes (Doc Cottle), Matthew Bennett (Aaron Doral), Rekha Sharma (Tory Foster), Lucianna Carro (Kat), Barry Kennedy (Admiral Corman), Tiffany Lyndall-Knight (Hybrid)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Unfinished Business

Battlestar GalacticaAdmiral Adama introduces Galactica’s crew to a tradition he has carried with him since his earliest commands: the shipwide boxing match. Any member of the crew can step into the ring, point to another member of the crew, and the fight is on, hopefully relieving pent-up aggression along the way. But in the still uneasy aftermath of the evacuation of New Caprica, old grudges have become out-in-the-open rivalries, and many are finding it difficult to let go of them – and all too easy to try to beat those rivals into a bloody pulp. Even Adama hismelf puts on a pair of boxing gloves, challenging the person he feels is responsible for starting the tide of crew members who left Galactica to settle on the planet over a year ago. But the final match of the night promises to be the most explosive, because there’s still no one who knows what happened between Starbuck and Apollo before they parted ways.

written by Michael Taylor
directed by Robert Young
music by Bear McCreary

Guest Cast: Michael Hogan (Tigh), Aaron Douglas (CPO Tyrol), Tahmoh Penikett (Helo), Nicki Clyne (Cally), Alessandro Juliani (Lt. Gaeta), Kandyse McClure (Dualla), Michael Trucco (Anders), Kate Vernon (Ellen Tigh), Donnelly Rhodes (Doc Cottle), Luciana Carro (Kat), Bodie Olmos (Hotdog), Christian Tessier (Duck), Dominic Zamprogna (Jammer), Don Thompson (Figurski)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

The Passage

Battlestar GalacticaThe 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)

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The Eye Of Jupiter

Battlestar GalacticaAs the Colonials gather food from the planet, Tyrol ventures into the nearby mountains and discovers a thousand-year-old temple. Roslin believes it may be a relic of the lost thirteenth tribe of humanity, and a means to find Earth. But before anything can be done about this discovery, four Cylon base ships jump into close proximity – and then startle everyone by not launching an all-out attack. Instead, the Cylons request a face-to-face meeting with Adama, and they bring Baltar with them. The Cylons demand access to the temple in exchange for letting the humans go free. When Adama doesn’t take them up on the offer, they sweeten the pot by offering to hand over Baltar as well – and in reality, both sides realize, the Cylons have no intention of letting the human race survive. Adama sets his own terms: if the Cylons attack either Galactica or the planet, which still has a large contingent of people gathering food, he’ll nuke the temple so nobody can have it. But how ready is he to make good on that threat?

written by Mark Verheiden
directed by Michael Rymer
music by Bear McCreary

Guest Cast: Michael Hogan (Tigh), Aaron Douglas (CPO Tyrol), Tahmoh Penikett (Helo), Nicki Clyne (Cally), Alessandro Juliani (Lt. Gaeta), Kandyse McClure (Dualla), Lucy Lawless (D’anna Biers), Michael Trucco (Anders), Callum Keith Rennie (Leoben Conoy), Dean Stockwell (Brother Cavel), Brad Dryborough (Hoshi), Eileen Pedde (Sgt. Mathias), Alisen Down (Barclay), Tiffany Lyndall-Knight (Hybrid), Diego Diablo Del Mar (Dillard), Aleks Paunovic (Marine Sgt. Fischer), Tygh Runyan (Pvt. Byers)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Rapture

Battlestar GalacticaWith Galactica’s nuclear weapons trained on the planet below, the Cylons agree to order their raiders not to land – all except for D’anna, who allows her opposite number to continue onward, risking the attack on the planet. D’anna believes that the Eye of Jupiter can lead her to the mystery of the missing five Cylon models, and Baltar goes with her. On the planet, Apollo keeps Anders from going to save Starbuck – but then orders Dualla to do it instead. Helo and Sharon decide to try their most desperate gambit yet to recover their child, but their plan – to kill Sharon on Galactica and have her resurrect into a new body on the Cylon ship – may put the Colonial fleet at even greater risk. Time is running out to decipher the runes at the 4,000 year old temple, but its true meaning may become clear on its own, with deadly effects for both humans and Cylons.

written by David Weddle & Bradley Thompson
directed by Michael Rymer
music by Bear McCreary

Guest Cast: Michael Hogan (Tigh), Aaron Douglas (CPO Tyrol), Tahmoh Penikett (Helo), Nicki Clyne (Cally), Alessandro Juliani (Lt. Gaeta), Kandyse McClure (Dualla), Lucy Lawless (D’anna Biers), Michael Trucco (Anders), Callum Keith Rennie (Leoben Conoy), Dean Stockwell (Brother Cavel), Brad Dryborough (Hoshi), Eileen Pedde (Sgt. Mathias), Alisen Down (Barclay), Diego Diablo Del Mar (Dillard), Aleks Paunovic (Marine Sgt. Fischer), Tygh Runyan (Pvt. Byers)

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Taking A Break From All Your Worries

Battlestar GalacticaCaptured by Tyrol at the temple on the algae planet, Baltar is now in the hands of the Colonial fleet. While many would happily see him dead – indeed, a suicide attempt in his cell is only narrowly averted – President Roslin wants to use this opportunity to find out more about the attack on Caprica and Baltar’s involvement in it, something she’s never been able to prove. Adama approves the use of a hallucinogenic interrogation drug that may be of more use in breaking Baltar’s resolve than Roslin’s shock tactics, over Doc Cottle’s objections, but even under intense questioning in an altered state, Baltar doesn’t surrender the information that his captors are hoping for…

written by Michael Taylor
directed by Edward James Olmos
music by Bear McCreary

Guest Cast: Michael Hogan (Tigh), Aaron Douglas (CPO Tyrol), Alessandro Juliani (Lt. Gaeta), Kandyse McClure (Dualla), Michael Trucco (Anders), Donnelly Rhodes (Doc Cottle), Kerry Norton (Paramedic Ibhay), Leah Cairns (Racetrack), Tom Bower (Joe), Steve Lawlor (Guard), Graeme Duffy (Adrien Bauer), Jason Dryden (Knucklehead Dragger #1)

Note: On its original broadcast, this episode included a “bonus scene” just before the end credits – with absolutely no context for placing it within the rest of the story – of Roslin questioning the captured Number Six.

LogBook entry by Earl Green

The Woman King

Battlestar GalacticaAn outbreak of a contagious disease, which can kill its victims in just days if left untreated, is reported among the Saggitaron refugees still living aboard Galactica. A civilian doctor is treating most of the cases, but many are turning out to be fatal despite his treatments – or, as one Sagittaron woman claims, because of his treatments. Helo, assigned to protect the doctor and keep peace among the refugees, begins to wonder if the rumor is true. But when he runs into racism directed at the Saggitarons among the very officers whose help he needs to prove the accusations, Helo wonders if anyone would care if they turn out to be true.

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

Guest Cast: Michael Hogan (Colonel Tigh), Aaron Douglas (CPO Tyrol), Alessandro Juliani (Lt. Gaeta), Tahmoh Penikett (Helo), Nicki Clyne (Cally), Kandyse McClure (Dualla), Richard Hatch (Tom Zarek), Donnelly Rhodes (Doc Cottle), Rekha Sharma (Tory Foster), Bruce Davison (Doctor Robert), Leah Cairns (Racetrack), Ryan Robbins (Connor), Colin Lawrence (Skulls), Chris Boyd (Cheadle), Colin Corringan (Nowart), Scott Little (Willie King), Gabrielle Rose (Mrs. King)

Note: The “bonus scene” aired with this episode involved Helo confessing to Adama that he had suffocated the Cylon prisoners in A Measure Of Salvation. Again, there’s no context as to where or when this scene took place relative to the rest of the episode.

LogBook entry by Earl Green

A Day In The Life

Battlestar GalacticaFor the rest of Galactica’s crew, it’s a routine day, but for Admiral Adama, it’s a day he marks, and yet dreads, every year – his anniversary. Even all these years later, it seems he can only remember the arguments. For Tyrol and Cally, the day starts with a routine argument, but when the airlock they’re assigned to work on suddenly traps them due to a slight loss of pressure, their normal day becomes a life-or-death crisis. Even with their expertise, there’s no way to just open the door and return to the ship – the only way out is to blow the outer airlock hatch and try to catch them in a raptor just outside, a last-ditch maneuver that’s as like to kill them as it is to save them.

written by Mark Verheiden
directed by Rod Hardy
music by Bear McCreary

Guest Cast: Michael Hogan (Colonel Tigh), Aaron Douglas (CPO Tyrol), Alessandro Juliani (Lt. Gaeta), Tahmoh Penikett (Helo), Nicki Clyne (Cally), Kandyse McClure (Dualla), Lucinda Jenney (Caroline Adama), Bodie Olmos (Hotdog), Jennifer Halley (Seelix), Sebastian Speance (Narcho), Don Thompson (Figurski), Mike Leisen (Pvt. Stewart Jaffee)

Note: While dogs are known as daggits in the Galactica universe, apparently cats are – according to President Roslin’s “herding cats” comment – still cats in any universe. As well they should be.

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Dirty Hands

Battlestar GalacticaWhen a fuel impurity forces a raptor crew to ditch their ship – seconds before it slams into Colonial One – President Roslin and Admiral Adama launch an investigation, because it’s far from the only recent incident involving problems with the fleet’s fuel supply. That supply comes entirely from the fleet’s one mining ship, whose captain is tired of the working conditions and advocates an uprising against the fleet’s “ruling class” – according to the dictates of a book by Baltar, smuggled out of prison and into publication throughout the fleet. Roslin orders that captain’s arrest and Adama sends Tyrol to take over the mining ship and restore the flow of fuel. Once there, though, Tyrol finds himself more in agreement with the ship’s imprisoned captain than with Adama, and proposes a lottery system to bring fresh workers to the mining ship from elsewhere in the fleet. When that solution brings a teenage worker to the ship who is premanently maimed in the course of making an emergency repair, Tyrol brings the ship to a halt and declares a strike. There’s only one problem: what he calls a strike, Adama calls a mutiny.

written by Anne Cofell Saunders & Jane Espenson
directed by Wayne Rose
music by Bear McCreary

Guest Cast: Aaron Douglas (CPO Tyrol), Nicki Clyne (Cally), Rekha Sharma (Tory Foster), Jennifer Halley (Seelix), Don Thompson (Figurski), Leah Cairns (Racetrack), Colin Lawrence (Skulls), Samantha Ferris (Pollux), David Patrick Green (Xeno Fenner), Wesley Salter (Redford), Jerry Wasserman (Cabott)

Original Title: Our Enemies, Ourselves

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Maelstrom

Battlestar GalacticaDisturbed by recurring nightmares about Leoben, the Cylon who held her captive on New Caprica, Starbuck visits an oracle, who unsettles her even further with a prediction that Leoben is coming to find her. After this encounter, Starbuck is reluctant to seek further help with her nightmares, even though Anders is willing to accompany her to see a psychiatrist. During fleet refueling operations, a routine recon flight becomes anything but when Starbuck spots a Cylon raider and pursues it, nearly getting herself killed in a storm in the planet’s atmosphere. But afterward, on Galactica, a review of her gun camera footage shows no Cylon ship, and both Starbuck and her superiors start to wonder if she’s fit to fly. Apollo, convinced that she’ll overcome her problems, puts her back in the pilot’s seat and even offers to be her wingman…but it could prove to be their last mission together.

written by Bradley Thompson & David Weddle
directed by Michael Nankin
music by Bear McCreary

Guest Cast: Michael Hogan (Colonel Tigh), Aaron Douglas (CPO Tyrol), Tahmoh Penikett (Helo), Alessandro Juliani (Gaeta), Kandyse McClure (Dualla), Michael Trucco (Sam Anders),
Callum Keith Rennie (Leoben Conoy), Dorothy Lyman (Socrata Thrace), Bodie Olmos (Hotdog), Leah Cairns (Racetrack), Don Thompson (Figurski), Sarah Ryan (Pollux), Georgia Craig (Oracle Drenn), Erika-Shaye Gair (Child Kara)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

The Son Also Rises

Battlestar GalacticaStill recovering from the apparent death of Starbuck, Adama and Apollo struggle to move directly from that tragedy into their preparations for the trial of Gaius Baltar. The Admiral is selected at random to head a panel of judges, and if necessary to serve as the tiebreaker. Apollo is assigned to be the bodyguard for Baltar’s new lawyer (his original attorney having died in a terrorist-style bombing), though he doesn’t take to his new job with much enthusiasm, accusing his father of yanking him from flight rotation due to his emotional state. Baltar’s new attorney doesn’t inspire much confidence either, initially telling President Roslin that he’s taking the case for the fame it will bring him. Another assassination attempt forces Apollo to look at the situation more seriously, and to reign in the lawyer’s eccentricities. The next attempt on his life comes much closer to the mark, and provides Apollo with the evidence that it’s an inside job.

written by Michael Angeli
directed by Robert Young
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), Rekha Sharma (Tory Foster), Sebastian Spence (Narcho), Mark Sheppard (Romo Lampkin), Bodie Olmos (Hotdog), Leah Cairns (Racetrack), Colin Lawrence (Skulls), Ty Olsson (LSO Kelly), Don Thompson (Figurski), Tyler McClendon (Alan Hughes)

Notes: Katee Sackhoff’s name no longer appears in the opening titles as of this episode.

LogBook entry by Earl Green

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

Crossroads – Part 2

Battlestar GalacticaAs 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.

written by Mark Verheiden
directed by Michael Rymer
music by Bear McCreary (except “All Along The Watchtower
written by Bob Dylan / arranged & adapted by Bear McCreary / vocals by BT4)

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