Battlestar Galactica

Season 3 Episode 11

The Eye of Jupiter (1)

3
Aired Friday 10:00 PM Dec 15, 2006 on Syfy
9.0
out of 10
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Episode Summary

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Tyrol discovers the Temple of Five on the algae planet. The temple may hold the Eye of Jupiter, which is believed to show the way to Earth. The Cylons take a keen interest in the discovery.

Athena learns that her baby, Hera, may still be alive. Lee relies on Anders to help build civilian support for the protection of the Eye. His relationship with Kara complicates matters.moreless

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  • The Eye of Jupiter

    10
    The Eye of Jupiter was a perfect and brilliantly produced episode of Battlestar Galacitca and I really enjoyed watching this episode because it was rich with depth and character development. This episode seems like a keystone bringing every thing together. The Eye of Jupiter is in the Temple of the Five, and D'Anna or number Three is searching for the Final Five Cylons, and to possibly see the face of God, I wonder if there is any connection. The ideas that this episode made me think of were awesome and I can't wait to see how things play out. I love watching the Cylons deliberate and debate. It was cool to see Admiral Adama and President Roslin interacting over what was happening and the same with Apollo and Anders. I look forward to watching the next episode to see what happens next!!!!!!!!!moreless
  • Great Episode but this series could be better

    8.0
    This is a really nice episode after having had to sit through several mediocre or even bad ones. There are several tense story lines running through the entire 45 minutes, building up right into the "to be continued" banner. That being said, season 3 has been disappointing overall. Before I ever saw any episodes I respected the fact that BG had done their 5 seasons in a nice, tidy package and called it quits. Now that I'm halfway through the run I think they definitely could have done a tighter job. There have been too many filler episodes and just plain stinkers. I've been SUPER tired of Baltar and his Cylon Fetish for about 10 episodes.moreless
  • Food is found perhaps not the best food but at least it is food. On the algea planet while collecting yummy algea to eat. They find a temple left behind by the 13 colony on their way to earth,and the cylons are there to. To find out whats in there.moreless

    10
    With episodes like this is there any question that this is, was, and will continue to be the best that cable has to offer for quite some time. A delite after all those time killing back story episodes that have served more as a filler than to move the story forward.
  • Adama: \"If this is the work of a higher power, then they have one hell of a sense of humor.\"

    9.8
    It was only a matter of time until Athena learned that Hera was alive, but learning it from the original Boomer was much more effective. If the **** hasn\'t hit the fan yet, it certainly will, as evident from past episodes Athena\'s emotions and actions are uncontrollable when it comes to her child (in the season two episode where she was about to receive a forced abortion she became savage-like) and there’s no way Athena will take this news sitting down. Not only that, Adama is now seriously pissed at Roslin. And just when their relationship was going so smoothly. Discontent between an Admiral and a President is bound to stir up trouble and can\'t be good political wise.



    After being left hanging following Kara and Lee’s fight, we finally received some insight into their relationship. Kara and Lee’s sweaty and sexy rendezvous in the Raptor surprised me, and yet was fun to watch in a painful sort of way. I thought it was very in character for Lee to want a divorce, but I was taken aback when Kara didn’t feel the same way. Is it truly because she doesn\'t want to break a holy sacrament, or is this her twisted way of avoiding commitment again?



    The tension between the two respective couples of the love trapezoid was enjoyable, as well, with Dualla becoming snippy at Kara, and Lee enjoying his authoritative position over Anders. Lee\'s refusal to let Anders go and save Kara felt forced and out of character, though, manufactured just to add a little oomph to the cliffhanger. If anything, I would think it would be vice versa don’t you?



    Gaius Baltar has no devotion. Like Julian Sark would say, “My loyalties are flexible”. He struggles to get Six back, only to disregard her for D’anna? The man obviously has problems. His decision is most likely just another result of his desperation to feel \"chosen\"; to feel that he has a destiny and that he hasn\'t betrayed countless people for nothing.



    Final Notes and Quotes



    - Survivor Count: 41, 402



    - That meeting on Galactica between Gaius, Adama, Roslin, and the Cylons was my favorite scene of the night. I loved Adama and Roslin considering taking the Cylons\' deal when they offered to throw in Gaius as a bonus.



    - What\'s wrong with Hera? Does she have an illness, or does she just miss her mother?



    - How did the Cylons convince Adama to let them meet on Galactica? Why the need to meet in person?



    - Anders revealed Starbuck has cheated on him before. Burst your bubble a bit, huh Lee?



    - Kara: \"Can I make a suggestion that you won\'t like?\"

    Lee: \"Do you make any other kind?\"



    Final Rating: Not their best cliffhanger, but I certainly was riveted for the whole hour. 4 out of 4 stars.



    - Tim Bronx

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  • This is more like it

    10
    I said in a previous review that this looked like it was going to kick off soon. Boy was I right. Well paced episode which ended with a few cliff hangers. The acting was superb and the interaction between the characters really worked. It actually bought to light that it hadn't been up to now.



    The storyline is a good one. Although I wish the whole Apollo/Starbuck thing would run its course. Still it made for a good stand off at the end between Sam and Lee. A whole platoon of cylons was seen for pretty much the first time ever. Looks like there is more of a budget available this series!moreless
Jamie Bamber

Jamie Bamber

Lee "Apollo" Adama

Edward James Olmos

Edward James Olmos

William Adama

James Callis

James Callis

Gaius Baltar

Katee Sackhoff

Katee Sackhoff

Kara "Starbuck" Thrace

Mary McDonnell

Mary McDonnell

Laura Roslin

Grace Park

Grace Park

Sharon Valerii/Sharon "Athena" Agathon

Diego Diablo Del Mar

Diego Diablo Del Mar

Hillard

Guest Star

Nicki Clyne

Nicki Clyne

Cally Henderson Tyrol

Recurring Role

Michael Trucco

Michael Trucco

Samuel Anders

Recurring Role

Alisen Down

Alisen Down

Jean Barolay

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Athena: (to Tigh) Colonel, wait.
      Cavil: Well, look at this. Should we salute?
      Athena: That's Boomer.
      Tigh: The one who shot the old man. Well, you just lost your visiting privileges.

    • Kara: Can I make a suggestion that you won't like?
      Lee: Do you make any other kind?

    • Gaeta: Sir, I am not one to look for religious signs but I can't get my head around these odds, that human and Cylons both converge on this planet at this exact moment just as the star is about to go super-nova.
      Adama: I'm not a religious person Mr. Gaeta, as you both know. So if this is the work of a higher power, then they have one hell of a sense of humor.

    • Baltar: Can't believe how much I actually miss this place.
      Number Six: You know you can't return. They'd toss you out the nearest airlock and then throw a party!

    • Lee: Every time I look at my wife, I-I see my own guilt reflected in her eyes.
      Kara: Wow. Wow, Lee. That is really poetic of you but you don't need to make that big a deal out of this.
      Lee: Well, it is a big deal Kara. It is. (pause) It is.
      Kara: So I won't divorce and you won't cheat. So where does that leave us?
      Lee: Trapped.

  • NOTES (8)

    • Some of the guns used in the scenes on the algae planet were loaded with balls of dust. The impact of the dust balls helped to simulate the impact of real bullets.

    • According to writer Jane Espenson, the original title of this episode was "Eye of Zeus."

    • The version of the episode that was shown at the Landmark Theatre in Atlanta was unfinished. Two visual effects were missing. In one scene, two surface-to-air missiles were fired at Kara's Raptor by the Cylons. Instead of seeing the finished version, the Atlanta audience saw a green screen with descriptive text. (This is similar to the deleted scenes from the DVD sets.)

    • The December 14th screening at the Landmark Theatre in Atlanta attracted such an overwhelming response from fans that the theater hastily added a second showing. Despite this, a large number of people still had to be turned away. The viewing theater had a seating capacity of 158. A representative from TV Guide said they were expecting a total attendance of 100 to 125, not 400.

    • Grace Park read the "Previously on Battlestar Galactica" line at the beginning of the episode.

    • As of the beginning of this episode, there are 41,402 survivors, 18 fewer than at the beginning of the previous episode.

    • TV Guide screened this episode in Landmark movie theaters in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York and St. Louis, on the night before its initial Sci Fi Channel airing.

    • The scenes on the algae planet were filmed in Kamloops, British Columbia, off East Shuswap Road. The location was chosen for its distinctive geological features like the hoodoos (tall, thin spires of rock of varying thickness said to resemble a totem pole). Kamloops (in south central British Columbia) is relatively close to Vancouver, where most scenes of the series are filmed.

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