Battlestar Galactica

A Measure of Salvation (2)

Season 3, Ep 7, Aired 11/10/06
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  • Episode Description
  • Apollo formulates a plan that threatens the very existence of the Cylon culture. Adama and Roslin must decide whether to follow through on the plan to use a biological weapon against the Cylons.D'Anna Biers (Number Three) believes Baltar knows who created the virus that infected and disabled the Cylon baseship. She is willing to take extreme measures to learn the truth.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Michael Angeli

  • Bill Eagles

  • Edward James Olmos

    William Adama

  • James Callis

    Gaius Baltar

  • Jamie Bamber

    Lee "Apollo" Adama

  • Fan Reviews (36)
  • Helo

    By MarcBate, Oct 26, 2013

  • A Measure of Salvation

    By TrueTvWatcher, Jan 17, 2012

  • Helo must die

    By toffifee, Jul 01, 2008

  • Open-ended ethical and philosophical questions that make us think without giving away cheap answers.

    By claudione314, Apr 13, 2009

  • Open-ended ethical and philosophical questions that make us think without giving away cheap answers.

    By hobo314bb, Apr 12, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Adama: Cottle’s report on the virus. He thinks it was simply an accidental contamination of the beacon we abandoned on the sickbay ship. Roslin: Somebody sneezed on it. Adama: Yeah, an entire race almost wiped out because someone forgot to wipe their nose.

    • Adama: Posterity really doesn’t look too kindly on genocide. Roslin: You’re making the assumption that posterity will define this as genocide. If they do, at least there’ll be someone alive to hate us for it.

    • Hot Dog: (to Racetrack) You can kiss my infected ass. Cottle: Well, you can kiss it, but it’s not infected.

    • Roslin: That beacon was a signpost to earth. Adama: I think we're on the right trail, Laura. Roslin: Yes, we are on the right trail, Bill. (pause) So are the Cylons.

    • Athena: I made a choice to wear a uniform, to be a person. Helo: You were a person before you put on that uniform. OK? You were a person before I fell in love with you. You don't have to prove that. Athena: I have to prove it every day! Let me tell you something, Helo. My people may die. My entire race may be wiped out...but this Cylon will keep her word, even if it means she's the last Cylon left in the universe. Can a human being do that?

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    Notes (5)

    • Adama states that the 13th Colony left Kobol at least 3000 years ago.

    • Lymphocytic encephalitis is an actual disease caused by the Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus. Encephalitis is the acute inflammation of the brain. Brain damage and death can occur as a result of the inflammation. As Doc Cottle stated in the episode, it is usually carried and transmitted by rodents. Unlike the Colonial survivors, humans on Earth are not immune, although infection does not result in symptoms in most healthy adults. It can, however, be deadly for persons with compromised immune systems.

    • Tahmoh Penikett (Karl "Helo" Agathon) read the "Previously on Battlestar Galactica" line at the beginning of this episode.

    • As of the beginning of this episode, there are 41,420 survivors, two fewer than at the beginning of the previous episode, "Torn."

    • This episode contained a warning about violent content and mature subject matter.

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