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