The Colonial Fleet arrives at Earth – the constellations match, the planet and its sun are where Starbuck’s signal said it would be. And the planet itself is a charred cinder, a haven of life laid to waste by nuclear weapons over 2,000 years ago.
For many in the fleet, including President Roslin, all hope is lost – this is the last straw. Many shirk their duties and others, like Dualla, simply commit suicide. As morale plummets, even Admiral Adama finds his resolve, and his will to live, faltering. President Roslin stops seeking treatment for her cancer and can face neither the Quorum nor the press. Lee finds himself having to step up to the plate to address everyone’s fears in their darkest hour…but even he can’t imagine how he, or anyone else, can hold the fleet together now. On Earth, Starbuck makes a very disturbing discovery: the wreckage of her old Viper, complete with a charred skeleton in the cockpit, wearing her dogtags.
The Cylons make startling finds of their own; the entire planet is littered with the skeletal remains of the race that once lived there – the 13th tribe of the Colonies – but the skeletons aren’t Colonials: they’re Cylon. Tyrol, Anders and Tory discover that they have memories of lives on Earth, thousands of years ago. Tigh discovers repressed memories too – and with them, he discovers the identity of the last of the final five.
written by David Weddle & Bradley Thompson
directed by Michael Nankin
music by Bear McCreary
Guest Cast: Michael Hogan (Colonel Tigh), Aaron Douglas (Tyrol), Tahmoh Penikett (Helo), Michael Trucco (Anders), Alessandro Juliani (Gaeta), Kandyse McClure (Dualla), Lucy Lawless (D’anna Biers), Callum Keith Rennie (Leoben Conoy), Rekha Sharma (Tory Foster), Kate Vernon (Ellen Tigh), Brad Drybrough (Hoshi), Jennifer Halley (Seelix), Don Thompson (SP3 Anthony Figurski), Alexandra Thomas (Hera), Sonja Bennett (SP3 Margie Brasko)
LogBook entry by Earl Green