Battlestar Galactica

Season 2 Episode 11

Resurrection Ship, Part 1

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Jan 06, 2006 on Syfy
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Kara arrives in the Blackbird with detailed photos of the mysterious Cylon ship. Despite the new truce between Adama and Cain, Roslin continues to see Admiral Cain as a dangerous threat, one that needs to be dealt with firmly.

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  • Resurrection Ship, Part 1

    Resurrection Ship, Part 1 was a superb and very entertaining episode of Battlestar Galactica and I really enjoyed watching this episode because there was a lot of action, tension between Adama and Cain, and Starbuck comes through with photos of a Cylon Resurrection ship and this leads to a truce though Cain and President Roslin have ulterior motives and missions. I really liked how deep the characters have become, especially the new ones from Pegasus. I look forward to watching the next episode and to see what happens next!!!!!!!!!moreless
  • Bloody minded.

    The standoff between the Pegasus and Galactica Vipers made for some white knuckle, tension filled moments. I also enjoyed the scene aboard Colonial 1 after Adama and Cain called the Vipers back. I know I'm probably not supposed to like her as a character, but I can't help loving Cain's attitude and delivery. Her immediate impatience with Roslin even being present let alone acting as mediator, endeared me to her all the more. You can just see she's thinking, "Is this schoolteacher seriously trying to tell me how to conduct military affairs?" And it's the kind of thing where even if I didn't agree with Cain on her assessment of Roslin, I would still like her because she pulls the character off so well.

    Roslin on her part earned that contempt I think, as telling Adama that he has to kill Cain was one of her scummier moments. It's not so much that she suggested it, because I understand the circumstances and the necessity to strip Cain of command(though at some point you do have to fear that your choices will mean you become no better than your enemies, whoever they might be). It's more how she said it, "You've gotta kill her." It was just classic Roslin. You. Not we, not us, not me, oh no, not I. See, she doesn't swim in that ****, she just stirs it up and then waits to see if any gets on her shoe. Adama is not your hitman and the military isn't your right hand of justice that you can call in whenever you need them or cut off a finger whenever you don't like how it's behaving. People like Roslin are the reason we have separation of powers and checks & balances.

    I know I said my only regret was that Chief didn't get to kill Thorn slowly, but it was nice to see him and Helo getting a stay of execution. I liked Chief's lines about having to get over his feelings for Sharon and move on with his life. The way he presented it so simply, as if love was anything of the sort, made me feel for him. I can only imagine that the thoughts running constantly through his head(and Helo's) would be enough to drive you mad.

    The outline of the attack on the Resurrection ship as well as Cain and Adama both ordering hits on the other had me very excited for the next episode. But most of this one did feel like setup, more talking than action. Not that I have a problem with that, as for the most part the lines were delivered well and were necessary for the plot. The dialogue heavy scenes helped establish a connection between Starbuck and Cain so that what Adama had asked Starbuck to do would be that much harder for her. As Tigh's scene with Fisk helped establish just how ruthless Cain really is.moreless
  • Even if this episode is a setup episode, every conflict and relationship addressed was done with high quality and was worth of attention.

    ***This review details –» this is a "I" perspective, based in what I like and recognize to be good or interesting, this is not a "god" where the guy thinks what he thinks is the true or the "you" perspective where I know what you will like and what you don´t.***

    The beginning was excellent, remembering us the conflict in play and Starbuck mission allowed to delay of the resolution of the conflict and show a new thing. The conflict is already set, the need of delay it is totally normal because the new information that Starbuck got and this is the main focus now, which is not a bad thing, because the tension of the conflict is addressed through the episode, like Cain attitude. This bring one of the best setup ending that BG had.

    Presentation Phase - » (10/10) excellent beginning,

    Complication Phase - » (18/20) interactions and setups, very well made,

    Ending - » (10/10) perfect setup,

    This is a setup episode, so the progress fit very well for this type of episode. Hard to say if there was filler scenes, but had no flaws and the Storyline is the same as the previous episode and continuous to be perfect.

    Details/Progress (To point A to B) -» (18/20),

    Time and Scene Management - » (10/10),

    Plot Details/Holes- » (10/10),

    Storyline -» (10/10),

    Since this is a setup episode, drama was the focus for everyone, Adama decision, what Cain did before, Cylon suffering, Helo and Chief doubts etc.

    Drama - » (9/10) nice and great explorations,

    Even if this episode a setup episode, every conflict and relationship addressed was done with high quality and was worth of attention.moreless
  • Much tension

    Oh - the cliffhanger continues and even if the name of the episode really gives away the name of the ship this is all about, there is much to discovere - first I most say I love the development of the conflict between the commanders of Pegasus and Galactica. How they both know where it goes and president even thinking it and pushing Adama back to make the necessarily move. The ending was very well done - the mixed dialoges, the words...

    And I most say I also liked Starbuck. When in the first I only knew that I do not like her char and on other chars I had no clear idea if I like them or not, then now - she is more and more starting to like.. She has courage to do the crazy things like going and seeing that ship.. and she really wants to go back to Carpica.. and that leaves the question - will she do what Adama said to her.moreless
  • That's an exciting one! The suspence grows!

    Exactly why i watch this series! The end of the episode leaves us heart-pumping waiting for the next episode. At the end both battlestar commanders order their subordinates to execute an assasin mission on the other battlestar commander. Watching this, especially the techniques of cutting of that scenes, was almost funny - 2 people, 1 thought.

    Also there is something new about the chief's and Helo's feelings about Sharon, - the chief appears to be almolst over their relationship, Helo still loves her, doesn't matter she is a cylon. We'll see, we'll see...

    I look forward to watch the great battle between cylons and human and finding out - will the plan of destroing the Ressurection ship success!

    Let's see...moreless
John Pyper-Ferguson

John Pyper-Ferguson

Cole "Stinger" Taylor

Guest Star

Aaron Douglas

Aaron Douglas

Galen Tyrol

Recurring Role

Tahmoh Penikett

Tahmoh Penikett

Karl "Helo" Agathon

Recurring Role

Kandyse McClure

Kandyse McClure

Anastasia "Dee" Dualla

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Starbuck is promoted to CAG aboard the Pegasus, while Apollo is demoted.

    • The Cylon ship the fleet is targeting is called a Resurrection ship because it is full of the human emulating Cylons. This ship is necessary because it stays within range of the human fleet so that any Cylon agents who are killed can download their consciousness into their next clone, telling us that there is a maximum range for their downloading ability.

    • There are 49,604 human survivors.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Adama: (concerned with Roslin's failing health) What can I get you?
      Roslin: A new body. Perhaps one of those young Cylon models from the Resurrection Ship.
      Adama: I can't see you as a blonde.
      Roslin: You'd be surprised.

    • Doc Cottle: I'm not seeing any signs of permanent damage from the attack.
      Sharon: The attack? (pause) Is that what we're calling it now?

    • Cain: And I will say that our ultimate goal is that we should return to the Twelve Colonies and kick the Cylons the frak out of our homes. What do you think of that Captain?
      Starbuck: I think that's the best idea I've heard all day, sir.

    • Roslin: (to Cain) You have Pegasus, he has Galactica. Two heavily armed, very powerful warships. Now I am sure that Pegasus would prevail in any fight-
      Adama: I wouldn't count on that.

    • Tigh: What the hell is the Blackbird doing out there? Another one of her crazy-ass stunts. Thank the gods!

    • Starbuck: Starbuck to all Vipers. Do not fire! Repeat, do not fire! I'm a friendly. OK, we're all friendlies, so let's just, be -- friendly!

    • Roslin: Commander, she won't hesitate to kill you. Don't let her.

    • Roslin: (to Adama) I'm afraid this can only end one way. You've got to kill her.

    • Cain: Do you always get what you want?
      Starbuck: Most of the time... sir.
      Cain: Good. Me too.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Establishing shots of the Pegasus and its crew walking about inside are re-used from the previous episode, "Pegasus".

    • Battlestar Producer Ron Moore refers to this episode as the opening of "Season 2B." Season 2 was divided in half, with "Pegasus" being the cliffhanger for "Season 2A".


    • One of the two Battlestar models used during the mission briefing is the 1970s design from the original Battlestar Galactica.