Black Market

Battlestar GalacticaShortly after President Roslin meets with Admiral Adama and the Pegasus’ Commander Fisk about cracking down on black market activity within the fleet, Fisk is murdered. Adama puts Apollo on the case, giving him free reign to follow wherever the trail leads him. But given the shady nature of the black market, that trail passes through several unexpected places, from Baltar’s office to Colonel Tigh’s quarters…and even Apollo himself can’t claim to be clean, having paid several visits to a prostitute aboard the Cloud 9 and grown close to her and her small daughter. But when their lives are threatened, Apollo comes to the rescue and finds himself at the mercy of the same men who killed Commander Fisk. Almost right on cue, Tom Zarek shows up to check on Apollo and quietly slips some information to him about the black market and the people behind it. The black market trail finally leads to the Colonial ship Prometheus, where Apollo decides that the illegal activity can’t be eliminated, but it can be controlled if he takes drastic action. But if Apollo takes out the man who ordered Fisk’s death and has now kidnapped Apollo’s ladyfriend and her daughter, will he be putting someone even more dangerous in charge?

written by Mark Verheiden
directed by James Head
music by Bear McCreary

Guest Cast: Michael Hogan (Colonel Tigh), Paul Campbell (Billy Keikeya), Kandyse McClure (Dualla), Richard Hatch (Tom Zarek), Graham Beckel (Commander Fisk), Claudette Mink (Shevon), Donnelly Rhodes (Dr. Cottle), Bill Duke (Phelan), Leah Cairns (Racetrack), Amy Lalonde (Gianne), Hayley Guiel (Paya), John Mann (Linden), James Ashcroft (Security Officer), Brad Mann (Pegasus Marine), Gustavo Febres (Herbalist)

LogBook entry by Earl Green