Battlestar Galactica

Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Friday 10:00 PM Jan 14, 2005 on Syfy

Episode Recap

The convoy of human ships is being followed by the Cylons. Every FTL jump they make gives them only a 33-minute window before they are found and attacked. The crew, not having slept for 237 jumps, or over 130 hours begin to get edgy.

Onboard Colonial One, Baltar is fighting his own Cylon, Number 6. She warns him that someone knows how the Cylons gained control of the human defense systems. That man is now trying to speak to the president.

Helo, stranded on Caprica now for six days, finally appears on the verge of capture, only to be rescued by who he thinks is Boomer.

Through a strange (or maybe not so strange) coincidence, the person who knows why the defenses fell is on a ship seemingly forgotten by the fleet during a Cylon raid prior to their last jump. The convoy is startled to see the Cylons do not appear this time. They are again worried when the Olympic Carrier shows up... undamaged, followed 33 minutes later, by a Cylon fleet. Adama orders the ship destroyed, fearing a trick.

The president is horrified by the events of the past few days, and the dwindling numbers of survivors, but is overjoyed when she hears of the first birth since the start of the conflict.

-- malocite