As 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