Season 5 Episode 4

Decay of the Angel

Aired Unknown Oct 15, 2004 on Syfy
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Decay of the Angel

When a slipstream event is detected in the Seefra system, Dylan, Rhade, and Beka try to find it, and their way out. Meanwhile, a man claiming to be from the future approaches Doyle, addressing her as Andromeda.

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (23)

      • Rhade: Depression is a survival strategy. Without it, we'd keep doing the same, useless things, over and over and over again. It's Nature's way of saying that what you're doing is futile, and it's time to let go. Got it?!
        Dylan: Depression is Nature's way of weeding out the weak and the useless, Rhade. Which one are you?

      • Beka: Dylan, Dylan, Dylan. What is the point of this? Are we pretending we're a crew again?
        Dylan: Oh, believe me. I won't make that mistake five times.

      • Rhade: Survival is worth more than money.

      • Dylan: Adventure is worth more than survival.

      • Harper: Anyone ever tell you you're beautiful when you're mad?
        Doyle: You, every time you make me mad.

      • Doyle: Harper, I can't just leave someone I just saved.
        Harper: Sure you can. (to Argent) Good-bye.

      • Dylan: Feels like old times.
        Rhade: Sure. If you ignore the fact that the ship's [Andromeda] a giant paper weight which is being towed by the Maru, then, yes, I suppose it does.
        Dylan: You know, there is objectivity, Rhade, and then there's raining on my parade. Learn the difference!

      • Rhade: Beka's back onboard? Not working out as the best plan you ever devised.

      • (the prisoners on their knees as Dylan arrives)
        Rhade: They've kept us alive. Merciful and incompetant.
        Beka: Really? Is now the time for insults?
        Dylan: You know, I always wanted you two to bow down before me.

      • Dylan: I ever show you guys this? (opens a panel off the wall)
        Rhade and Beka (dryly): No.
        (Dylan pulls out some hair and a long sword. Beka and Rhade give him an odd look)
        Dylan: It's a long story. Anyway...why don't we go and see what these cowboys are up to. (throws both of them a forcelance)

      • Argent: Here we are. The revolt of the Androids. Yuo knew it was coming.
        Dylan: I never got the memo.

      • Harper: Sayonara, Cyborgarita.

      • (at the end on Command)
        Doyle: I remember it made me happy to be here. With you. On the other hand--Andromeda, Rommie, Doyle...I don't even know what to call myself.
        Dylan: I'll tell you what. Why don't I just call you... friend.

      • (Dylan is trying to get one of Andromeda's panels working)
        Dylan: Beautiful! (panel beeps and fails again) And all that is beauty fades.

      • Harper: What is it with crazy people and asteroids, anyway?

      • Doyle: There's so much pain, Harper, just like in my nightmares.
        Harper: Yeah, about that--
        Doyle: We'll talk about it later. Right now, Dylan, and your friends on Andromeda need us.

      • Harper (to Argent): Now, that feeling you're about to be feeling is the tesseract disassembling you atom by atom. Now, I know what you're thinking, 'Why is it that bad things always happen to bad people?' Well, they don't. I happen.

      • Argent: Let go of the past. And come with us. We're superior. We're androids--revolutionaries. Embrace your future!
        Doyle: I already have a future.

      • Doyle: There's something else, Harper. He also called me Andromeda. And for the first time in my life, I knew--I know who I am. I am a warship. And I don't like running away from a fight.

      • Doyle: Captain!
        Dylan: Rommie.

      • Dylan: You gonna help, or are you gonna sulk for another hour?
        Rhade: Sulking is helping.
        Dylan: 2000 years of genetic engineering and Nietzscheans can't eliminate the gene for the blues.

      • Dylan: BATTLESTATIONS!
        Rhade: Battlestations? We're being towed.
        Dylan: I know...It's just...force of habit.

      • What is faith then but persistent hope
        in the face of relentless doubt.

        Brother Carmen Jane,
        A Case for Consciousness,
        CY 10087.

    • NOTES (1)

      • International Airdates:

        -This episode aired in Canada on April 1, 2005 on Mystery.
        -This episode aired in the UK on June 22, 2005 on Sci-Fi.
        -This episode aired in the Australia on July 22, 2006 on Fox 8.

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Doyle: I'm a warship, and I don't like running away from a fight.

        This was previously used by Rommie to Beka, in the season one episode "Angel Dark, Demon Bright".

      • Dylan: It's a long story.

        After being locked in a meeting room with Beka and Rhade, Dylan says "Did I ever show you this"? and opens a secret panel. Behind the panel is a row of force lances and a long lock of hair and a broadsword. Dylan picks up the hair and broadsword, looks at Beka and Rhade sheepishly and says "It's a long story". This is most likely a reference to Kevin Sorbo's time spent playing the title role in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. However, Hercules rarely used weapons when he fought, so it's possible this is a nod to Kevin's fantasy movie Kull the Conqueror, which also featured him with long hair and fighting with weapons, including a sword similar to the once Dylan pulls out of the wall.