Battlestar Galactica

Season 4 Episode 8

Sine Qua Non

Aired Friday 10:00 PM May 30, 2008 on Syfy



  • Notes

    • Adama: What do you hear, Starbuck?
      Kara: Nothing but the rain, sir.
      Adama: Grab your gun and bring the cat in.
      Kara: Yes, sir.
      Adama and Kara are repeating the jodie (a military marching chant or cadence) from an early scene in the Miniseries. The jodie was also heard in the first Razor flashback. The young Adama recited the jodie with his lover, Lt. Jaycie McGavin. It is also heard in "Maelstrom" between Starbuck and Adama. Ronald Moore based the lines on jodies he heard during his days in Naval ROTC at Cornell University but he has never written out this jodie completely. Instead he leaves it up to the audience to wonder about the words of the full jodie as well as the reason this jodie holds special meaning for Adama and Kara.