Battlestar Galactica

Season 2 Episode 12

Resurrection Ship, Part 2

4
Aired Friday 10:00 PM Jan 13, 2006 on Syfy
9.5
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The Galactica and Pegasus prepare for a joint attack on the Cylon Resurrection Ship. Adama assigns Kara a dangerous special mission. Lee says he will help Kara, but he may not have the will to fight, even to save his own life. Meanwhile, Cain assigns Col. Fisk to his own special mission onboard the Galactica.moreless

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  • Resurrection Ship, Part 2

    10
    Resurrection Ship, Part 2 was a deep and character driven episode of Battlestar Galactica and I really enjoyed watching this episode. because the characters were so intense and in depth. It was cool to watch as Starbuck was entrusted with a special mission as was the XO of Pegasus. I'm glad neither came to fruition though Admiral Cain did meet an untimely end. The space scenes were great! The character development was awesome and the story lines were very well written. I certainly look forward to watching the next episode!!!!!!!!!moreless
  • Worthy of surviving.

    9.5
    The scene in Pegasus' brig was shocking. Not so much the beating, as the mistreatment of Helo and the Chief was to be expected. But Fisk's line, "You can't rape a machine," left me stunned. In that moment he reveals that the Pegasus crew's way of thinking is so fundamentally different than that of the Galactica's, that it's no wonder things went down the way they did when the two ships met. I think the Pegasus stared too long into the abyss, and it stared back into them. And while it does make me extremely frightened of them and what they're capable of, I also can't help but feel for them as they obviously weren't always like that. How different could they have really been from Galactica's crew before the Cylon war(or second war I guess) started? Though the scene solidified, despite my love of the character, that Cain had to die, no matter how it happened.



    Cain's conversation with Starbuck was an eerie scene. I loved that while Cain was trying to ensure Starbuck would understand what she had to do to Adama and still give her her support afterward, she was also unknowingly encouraging Starbuck to carry out the mission of killing her. In addition to the irony of Cain's monologue, I loved the way the scene was shot, with Starbuck starring at her out of the corner of her eye and then the shot of Starbuck's face in the foreground and Cain out of focus in the background for the final moment.



    While I hated to see the Blackbird get destroyed(especially so soon), it did provide a little taste of some zero-g fire, my favorite thing to come from the sci-fi genre. I enjoyed Apollo's storyline and can certainly understand how he(or any of the pilots) would want to cash his chips in, but with everything else happening in the episode it felt somewhat out of place. It just seemed weird to introduce and focus time on that during the events already set in motion. Honestly, in any other episode it would have probably been my favorite storyline. The shot of him alone in space as he looks on to the firefight in front of him was incredible, though it wasn't long before they topped it.



    The shot's of the two battlestar's missiles colliding with the basestars followed by the Viper's guns ripping into the Resurrection ship as Cylon bodies spilled out into space were definitely my favorite so far of the aerial battles. Silencing the guns and resulting explosions was an excellent choice and McCreary outdid himself yet again with a beautiful piece of music. It's sad and almost funereal sound contrasted perfectly with the violence and chaos of the assault, while at the same time blending well with the final shot of Apollo sinking below the water and with the part of me that connected with the thousands of Cylons dieing.



    Baltar's scenes with the captured Six model were good, but if I'm being honest they never topped the one in Pegasus(the episode). I did like how they tied in with the main plot and provided a way of taking out Cain without sullying my respect for Adama. Cain on her part went out exactly as I expected her to; defiant in the face of oblivion. The tears welling up in her eyes, belying her indifference to death, were a brilliant touch as she still refused to ever beg for her life. I know I'm gonna miss the hell out of her character.



    I hate to see Cain go, but her three episode run has been the highpoint of the series thus far for me. And it wasn't just all because of her.moreless
  • Great Drama But Seriously Flawed

    7.0
    Another reviewer correctly pointed out that the writers and producers of BSG conveniently change the basic nature of their characters when it suits their desires, such as Adm. Cain backing off on having Adama killed. My big problem with this episode involves something that happens repeatedly on this show and one big problem with this particular episode. You have a Cylon being held prisoner on the Pegasus who has been brutally tortured. It is clearly established that Cain considers Cylons the most evil things that can possibly be. Yet we are expected to believe that the cell that Gina occupies would not have cameras and microphones and that this prisoner would not be constantly watched??!!! If it did, Gina would have never gotten out and killed Cain. Cain would have also known how sympathetic Baltar was to this particular Cylon. Also, is it not beyond belief how many times Baltar speaks to the unseen six model that is in his head and no one seems to notice, even when they are standing nearby or unexpectedly walk in on him? A potentially great episode with a truly terrible ending.moreless
  • Awesome episode. The show keeps getting better.

    10
    Well, I have to admit I wasn't shocked by who killed Cain. I figured something would happen and Adama would call his part in it off. But I didnt figure Cain would call off her XO as well. I think Adama's talk with Sharon had this effect. WHy does Lee want to die? Because he thought he had let Starbuck down, because of what Adama was going to have Starbuck do or something else. I think Dualla needs to stick with Billy and not even think about APollo. He is Starbucks.moreless
  • Overall, this episode didn´t disappoint and the conclusion is very satisfactory.

    9.4
    ***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.***



    If is there one thing that I admire in this show is that even if a Storyline is divided in 3 parts, the writers always come with a interesting idea to start the episode and raise the interest of the audience and this is nicely done here. The conflict phase was nice to follow with interesting points and with tense moments. The climax was very well done, divided in 3 parts, the end is exactly what everyone can expect from this Storyline. Presentation Phase - » (9/10) very interesting beginning, could things be worse?

    Complication Phase - » (9/10) expected more of this phase,

    Climax Phase - » (10/10) high tension,

    Ending - » (9/10) very satisfactory,



    We have the necessary amount of progress for the end of this storyline, some status positions changed. Hard to say what was filler, but I didn´t appreciated Apollo moment wandering in space. The Storyline conclusion is very satisfactory for one of the best storylines in BSG. The only flaw I notice or I think that strange is how six escape without being noticed and was able to get her revenge.



    Details/Progress (To point A to B) -» (10/10) perfect for the development of the previous episodes,

    Time and Scene Management - » (9/10) almost fine,

    Plot Details/Holes- » (8/10) one flaw that even the writers don´t have an explanation,

    Storyline -» (10/10) all the happening fits well,



    This is the type of episode where the tension is very high and the drama follows the same path.



    Drama - » (9/10) nice drama and touching moments,

    Suspense/Tension - » (10/10) the best tension they could deliver,



    Overall, this episode didn´t disappoint and the conclusion is very satisfactory.moreless
Aaron Douglas

Aaron Douglas

Galen Tyrol

Recurring Role

Alessandro Juliani

Alessandro Juliani

Felix Gaeta

Recurring Role

Kandyse McClure

Kandyse McClure

Anastasia "Dee" Dualla

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (15)

    • (As the two officers ordered to assassinate the other's commanding officer pass in the hallway)
      Colonel Fisk: Good hunting, Captain.
      Starbuck: You too, Colonel.

    • Cain: (to Starbuck after she has been ordered by Adama to assassinate Cain) Inevitably, each and every one of us will have to face a moment where we have to commit that horrible sin and if we flinch in that moment, if we hesitate for one second, if we let our conscience get in the way, do you know what happens? There are more of those kids in those body bags, more kids floating out the airlock. Now, I don't know why, but I have a lot of faith in you, and I want you to promise me that when the moment comes you won't flinch. Do not flinch.

    • (to Starbuck regarding his rescue)
      Apollo: That's just it Kara. I didn't want to make it back alive.

    • Roslin (to Adama): Never give up hope.

    • Gina: Tell me, Admiral. Can you roll over? Beg?
      Cain: Frak you.
      Gina: You're not my type.

    • Baltar: I know a place where you can stay, where you will be safe, where I can look after you.
      Gina: Why? Why would you do that?
      Baltar: Because I love you.

    • Gina: Suicide is a sin, but I need to die!
      Baltar: What you need, is justice.

    • Adama: It's not enough to survive. One has to be worthy of surviving. That's all.
      Starbuck: I think that's very wise, sir.

    • Adama: I've asked you here to find out why the Cylons hate us so much.
      Sharon: I'm not sure I know how to answer that. I mean, "hate" might not be the right word.
      Adama: I don't want to fence with you. I just want to know why.
      Sharon: It's what you said at the ceremony, before the attack when Galactica was being decommissioned. You gave a speech, that sounded like it wasn't the one you prepared. You said that humanity was a flawed creation and that people still kill one another. Petty jealousy and greed. You said that humanity never asked itself why it deserved to survive. (pause) Maybe you don't.

    • Cain: Sometimes terrible things have to be done.

    • Cain: I understand you belted [Tigh] once.
      Starbuck: That was, that was something that I did without really thinking.
      Cain: Don't apologize. Some people get exactly what they deserve.

    • Cain: You drink Thrace?
      Starbuck: Only to excess, sir.

    • Colonel Fisk: You can't rape a machine, Lieutenant.

    • Lee: People have to have this, Kara. Trust. Your word and my word. We don't have this, then, we really are no different than the Cylons.

    • Kara (to Lee): This is a frakked up thing that I've been asked to do, but we kill people for a living. They say shoot, we shoot.

  • NOTES (1)

    • The visual effects team won a 2007 VES Award for Outstanding Models and Miniatures in a Broadcast Program for this episode. The team members included Steve Graves, Jose Perez, Mark Shimer, and Chris Zapara. They were honored at the Visual Effects Society's 5th annual VES Awards gala, held on February 11, 2007, at the Kodak Grand Ballroom in Los Angeles.

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