Battlestar Galactica

Season 3 Episode 19

Crossroads, Part 1

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Aired Friday 10:00 PM Mar 18, 2007 on Syfy
8.8
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Baltar's trial testimony threatens the very stability of the fleet. Lee assists Romo Lampkin in Baltar's defense.

Some in the fleet begin to feel that Baltar is divine. Though he dismisses such beliefs, Number Six suggests that the followers may know more about his true nature than Baltar does himself.

At Baltar's trial, Col. Tigh testifies about the death of his wife Ellen on New Caprica.moreless

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  • Crossroads, Part 1

    10
    Crossroads, Part 1 was intense, beautiful, insane, and awesome! I really enjoyed watching this episode because Baltar's trial begins and there were some major revelations. It was interesting to see how people react and interact with each other in these types of circumstances. Lee tries to follow the path of good and right only to be questioned and put down by those he stands for, while he did tear some of them down perhaps. Lee had some major relationship issues with his father and Dee by the end of this episode. Colonel Tigh is put on the stand and his testimony was only the beginning. I think I picked up on clues to who some of the Final Five Cylons may be and perhaps God if that is ever revealed, and I feel there were many references to how humans and Cylons are connected. I certainly look forward to watching the next episode!!!!!!!!!moreless
  • Perfect

    10
    Absolutely perfect. This is what scifi is all about. 4 Cylons, is the President the fifth? Kara is back with great news, or suspicious news? The trial is over, where is Baltar going now? Will we see his lawyer again? Lee is back in the ship, will Adama reinstitute him? What is the significance of Hera? What will the final "4" do now? Will they find earth? Will there be a fifth season?



    All these questions and yet I am completely satisfied. Jamie Bamber proved himself as an actor with his testimony. This show has elevated itself to a new level.



    I can't wait till next week.moreless
  • Baltar's trial begins.

    10
    Let me just start out by saying that I consider this episode one of my favorite episodes from season three, and I personally think that this episode was one of the best episodes of season three. My favorite story line for this episode was definitely Roslin's, and I was stunned by the reveal that her cancer has returned. That scene was so well done. It was very well written and very well acted by Mary McDonnell. I also loved James Callis' performance as Baltar in this episode just like I always do. I thought that he had some really great lines in this episode. All in all, I absolutely loved this episode, and every time I watch it reminds me of why I fell in love with the show Battlestar Galactica in the first place.moreless
  • This episode starts out with silliness. I mean, Baltar as a savior??? You gotta be kidding me!!!

    8.0
    Baltar is getting increasingly slimier. He's always had a fun factor to him but now he's getting creepy and pathetic. Awesome right? :D



    How do we measure loss? Riveting presentation by the prosecutor. I can't believe that 5,197 people died on New Caprica. That is a ridiculous amount of people that died for nothing. Looking at the previews, they are going to let Baltar off. That's the only thing that could get a response like shown in the previews. Speaking of the upcoming episode, SciFi Wire of all places, let everyone know that spoilers about the next episode have hit the net. I haven't seen them and hopefully it can stay that way. I write spoilers here but only AFTER the episode has been aired. Anything before that is just mean IMO.



    Off that soapbox....

    Tigh's cross examination was a shame. Someone should just take him out to the pasture and shoot him. What's going to be even worse for the guy is I suspect that he is a cylon. That would totally suck for him but would be totally on par with the luck he's been having.



    Adama vs. Adama: I personally think Lee is a weasel and a coward. I've never liked him. I wished Admiral Adama would have punched Lee in the face.

    Dee leaves Lee: Good, he's full of **** and she can do better.

    Helo- "There's a storm coming": Nice cryptic message. What is he a Ghost Whisperer now? That should have been a line for Laura.

    Laura: Her cancer is back?!?!?!?? Oh no!!!! That's awful. I sure hope she is a cylon so that she can get a new body. I like her character and I don't want her to go.



    I can't wait for next week but I know it's going to be one hell of a cliff hanger.moreless
  • Episodes like this set it apart from the original.

    9.0
    Once again very little in the way of action sequences and for once I am completely okay with this. The drama in this episode is thoughtful and thrilling. Not only involves a lot of the characters, we get to see how the same topic is viewed from different people. The simplest of actions can seem godlike while the same action can be perceived as unholy. The trial sequences are great like the better days of Law & Order. Lee's character is written very well in terms of the way his inner morality is conflicted. One awesome episode. The best drama show in space shines.moreless
Edward James Olmos

Edward James Olmos

William Adama

Mary McDonnell

Mary McDonnell

Laura Roslin

James Callis

James Callis

Gaius Baltar

Jamie Bamber

Jamie Bamber

Lee "Apollo" Adama

Tricia Helfer

Tricia Helfer

Number Six/Caprica Six

Grace Park

Grace Park

Sharon Valerii/Sharon "Athena" Agathon

Mark Sheppard

Mark Sheppard

Romo Lampkin

Guest Star

Keegan Connor Tracy

Keegan Connor Tracy

Jeanne

Guest Star

Chelah Horsdal

Chelah Horsdal

Didi Cassidy

Guest Star

Michael Trucco

Michael Trucco

Samuel Anders

Recurring Role

Rekha Sharma

Rekha Sharma

Tory Foster

Recurring Role

Ryan Robbins

Ryan Robbins

Charlie Connor

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Before Lampkin questions Tigh, he discusses Tigh with Baltar and Lee at the table. Lampkin holds a glass of water that is about two-thirds full. As the camera view shifts, the glass is only one-third full. Lampkin did not have time to drink any water in that fraction of a second.

    • At the beginning of Baltar's trial, President Roslin is seated next to Tory, behind the prosecutor's table, but after the camera focus moves around the courtroom and returns, Roslin is no longer there.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Helo: (to Gaeta) I was just uh, just remembering back on Caprica, when the weather was about to change. You'd, you'd get this smell in the air. I mean, the sun could be out, not a cloud in the sky, but you'd pick up this smell and you knew that um, something was just over the horizon. Weather's changing, Felix. We need to be ready for it. There's a storm coming.

    • Lee: Madame President, are you taking chamalla at this time?
      Roslin: Captain Apollo. You remember that? I always thought it had such a nice ring to it. I am so, so sorry for you now.

    • Lee: The accused has a right to challenge the credibility of witnesses against him. That's just the way it is.
      Dee: The system is broken Lee! The system elected that man to be president and the system's trying to let him walk. That is not a system that deserves to be defended. It deserves to be taken apart and put back together again.

    • Number Six: (to Baltar) I saw a woman who can see you more clearly than you can see yourself. Even if they kill you, your name will live on forever.

    • Baltar: Well, I suppose it can't be helped. Celebrity trials invariably bring out the crazies.

    • Lee: You calling me a liar?
      Adama: I'm calling you a liar and a coward. One who doesn't have the guts to go after a man himself.

    • Lee: Are you done?
      Adama: Yes.
      Lee: Then so am I.
      (removes his aviation qualification pin)
      Lee: I will not serve under a man who questions my integrity.
      Adama: And I won't have an officer under my command who doesn't have any.

  • NOTES (5)

    • Susan Hogan, who played the tribunal judge Captain Franks, is the real-life wife of series regular Michael Hogan (Saul Tigh).

    • For the second episode in a row, Katee Sackhoff did not appear (although her picture was seen in the previous episode, "The Son Also Rises"). She was not listed in the opening credits either.

    • This episode contained no traditional symphonic music at all, partly in order to emphasize the mysterious song fragments that Colonel Tigh heard throughout the episode.

    • The usual opening title sequence was removed from this episode and the names of the main cast members appeared on screen during the teaser. The number of survivors in the fleet was also absent.

      However, the prosecution at the first session of Baltar's trial displayed a board with the number of remaining survivors in the fleet.

    • Michael Hogan read the "Previously on Battlestar Galactica" line at the beginning of this episode.

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