Battlestar Galactica

Season 2 Episode 17

The Captain's Hand

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Feb 17, 2006 on Syfy



  • Allusions

    • Pound of Flesh

      Roslin's reply to the Gemenon delegate is a reference to the debt owed Shylock by Antonio in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice (Act IV, Scene i, lines 99-100). The phrase has come to mean a debt that a creditor insists on collecting regardless of how much suffering it might cause the debtor. However, as Ronald Moore noted in his podcast, it's unlikely that Roslin has read much of the Bard.