Battlestar Galactica


Season 2, Ep 3, Aired 7/29/05
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  • Episode Description
  • Adama is still in surgery. Meanwhile, the men and women on Kobol are searching for a way out of their desperate situation. They discover that the Cylons have built an anti-aircraft battery, which is designed to destroy any rescue craft. Crashdown leads the group on a raid to destroy the weapon before their rescue ship can arrive. Back on Galactica President Roslin is experiencing withdrawal symptoms after being deprived of chamalla. Colonel Tigh is facing off against the Quorum of Twelve. Fed up with their interference, he declares martial law.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Aaron Douglas

    Galen Tyrol

  • Alessandro Juliani

    Felix Gaeta

  • Kandyse McClure

    Anastasia "Dee" Dualla

  • Paul Campbell

    Billy Keikeya

  • Sam Witwer

    Alex "Crashdown" Quartararo

  • Fan Reviews (23)
  • Fragged

    By TrueTvWatcher, Jan 14, 2012

  • The one where: a mission doesn't go as planned. (Total shocker.)

    By MovieMark, Oct 06, 2011

  • Overall, a great improvement compared with the two previous episodes.

    By Dante_Edy, Aug 31, 2009


    By GavinGibbons, Apr 22, 2008

  • Always going uphill.

    By kickdoor, Nov 18, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Col. Tigh: Why aren't you in the brig? Billy: (flustered) Because -- no one put me in there?

    • Doc Cottle: He's gonna make it. Tigh: When will he wake up? Doc Cottle: Knowing him, whenever he damn well wants to.

    • Tigh: Is he gonna make it? Doc Cottle: How should I know? I'm not a psychic.

    Notes (3)

    • This episode won a VES Award for Outstanding Performance by an Animated Character in a Live Action Broadcast Program, Commercial, or Music Video. Visual effects team members cited were Andrew Karr, Louie Hinayo, Gary Hughes and Allan Henderson for their work on the Cylon Centurion seen in the episode.

    • In the title sequence for this episode it states that there are now 47,862 survivors

    • Katee Sackhoff (Starbuck), Grace Park (Boomer), and Tahmoh Penikett (Helo) do not appear in this episode, despite appearing in the opening credits.

    Trivia (2)

    • While planning the rescue of the crew stranded on Kobol, Apollo says that Raptor 3 crashed. However, Raptor 3 was destroyed in orbit over Kobol. It was actually Raptor 1 containing Tyrol and Baltar that crashed, with Raptor 2 returning to Galactica.

    • Cally reveals that she had joined the military to pay for dental school.

    Allusions (1)

    • Saving Private Ryan Tyrol fires at the Cylons with a pistol until they blow up in a spectacular explosion. He is surprised and thinks that he caused the explosion until he sees the Raptor overhead that fired a missile. The scene is similar to the climactic scene in the movie Saving Private Ryan. Tom Hanks' character, Capt. Miller, desperately fires his pistol at a tank until it blows up. Miller thinks he caused the tank to explode until he sees that a plane overhead dropped a bomb on the tank. The similarity is probably not coincidental as the director of this episode, Sergio Mimica-Gezzan, served as first assistant director for Saving Private Ryan.

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