The Son Also Rises

Battlestar GalacticaStill recovering from the apparent death of Starbuck, Adama and Apollo struggle to move directly from that tragedy into their preparations for the trial of Gaius Baltar. The Admiral is selected at random to head a panel of judges, and if necessary to serve as the tiebreaker. Apollo is assigned to be the bodyguard for Baltar’s new lawyer (his original attorney having died in a terrorist-style bombing), though he doesn’t take to his new job with much enthusiasm, accusing his father of yanking him from flight rotation due to his emotional state. Baltar’s new attorney doesn’t inspire much confidence either, initially telling President Roslin that he’s taking the case for the fame it will bring him. Another assassination attempt forces Apollo to look at the situation more seriously, and to reign in the lawyer’s eccentricities. The next attempt on his life comes much closer to the mark, and provides Apollo with the evidence that it’s an inside job.

written by Michael Angeli
directed by Robert Young
music by Bear McCreary

Guest Cast: Michael Hogan (Colonel Tigh), Aaron Douglas (CPO Tyrol), Nicki Clyne (Cally), Tahmoh Penikett (Helo), Alessandro Juliani (Gaeta), Kandyse McClure (Dualla), Michael Trucco (Sam Anders), Rekha Sharma (Tory Foster), Sebastian Spence (Narcho), Mark Sheppard (Romo Lampkin), Bodie Olmos (Hotdog), Leah Cairns (Racetrack), Colin Lawrence (Skulls), Ty Olsson (LSO Kelly), Don Thompson (Figurski), Tyler McClendon (Alan Hughes)

Notes: Katee Sackhoff’s name no longer appears in the opening titles as of this episode.

LogBook entry by Earl Green