Battlestar Galactica

Season 3 Episode 15

A Day in the Life

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Feb 18, 2007 on Syfy



  • Trivia

    • Goof: Admiral Adama's collar goes back and forth from being tightly buttoned to hanging open when he's talking with Lee in the pilot briefing room.

    • Narcho notes that the Cylons haven't been seen in 49 days.

  • Quotes

    • Adama: You never change, do you?
      Carolanne Adama: One of the joys of being long dead. I suppose.

    • Adama: (about Lee) He's like both of us. Proud, stubborn and angry. But he's coming into his own, especially in the last few months.
      Carolanne Adama: Don't tell me. Tell him.
      Adama: He knows.
      Carolanne Adama: Knows what? That the Admiral's going to give him a good performance review? Or that his father loves him. Don't tell me the admiral's façade extends to Lee too?

    • Roslin: Bill? The answer is yes. I absolutely would have built the cabin.

    • Roslin: This is very difficult for me to say, but... I'm going to go to the gym.
      Adama: Prepare yourself. On its best days, it smells like the inside of a shoe.
      (Roslin laughs)

    • Adama: (to Roslin) We've been at war for so long, sometimes we forget what we're fighting for. Raise our kids in peace, enjoy one another's company, live life as people again.

    • Roslin: Do you think you would have stayed on Galactica or do you think you would have settled?
      Adama: It's pretty hypothetical, isn't it?
      Roslin: It is, until it isn't. (Roslin laughs)

    • Apollo: So what's this?
      Dee: Oh, it was here when I got in. It's from your father.
      Apollo: Is it ticking?

    • Apollo: One is the only number you need to remember. Because all it takes is for one pilot to let his guard down. One ECO to miss a DRADIS contact and suddenly the Cylons are on top of us. That's when people die.

    • (In the pilot briefing room, Hot Dog rubs his inner thigh)
      Helo: What's the matter with you?
      Hot Dog: Sorry. I've got the weirdest rash.
      Helo: Really? I hope she was worth it, buddy.
      (Helo gets up and moves over one seat, away from Hot Dog; Athena is watching from the row behind and moves over one seat at the same time)

    • Carolanne Adama: But I knew you long before you were the Admiral. Back when you were just Bill. The husband who wasn't there. The father who left. Just Bill. Who is Bill Adama anyway? Still a good question. I wonder if I'll get an answer.

    • Roslin: (to Adama) We can use the lawyers to parse the law but we really need people who actually know the difference between right and wrong.

    • Roslin: (to Adama) I'm ready to set up an organizing committee but frankly, trying to get a roomful of legal scholars to stay on task is like herding cats.

    • Adama: (to Roslin) Baltar again? Hmm. Can't we just give him back to the Cylons?

  • Notes

    • Although credited, James Callis and Tricia Helfer did not appear in this episode.

    • With the exception of Athena, no known Cylons appear in this episode.

    • Roslin gives Adama a book titled "Blood Runs at Midnight." She says it's a good mystery story despite the title. The corners of the book are cut off like other sheets of paper seen on the series.

      In the Season One episode "Act of Contrition," Sharon (now Athena) searched through and knocked over a bookshelf on Caprica. Unlike the book in this episode, the books seen in that episode were real-life books, from the 1950s through the 1990s. Many of the titles and authors can clearly be seen in that earlier episode.

    • As of the beginning of this episode, there are 41,398 survivors in the fleet, three fewer than at the beginning of the previous episode.

    • Edward James Olmos read the "Previously on Battlestar Galactica" line at the beginning of this episode.

  • Allusions