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