Battlestar Galactica

Season 3 Episode 10

The Passage

3
Aired Friday 10:00 PM Dec 08, 2006 on Syfy
8.6
out of 10
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The Colonial fleet faces starvation when the food-processing machines are contaminated. Kat plays a vital role in the success or failure of the "Passage" through space.

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  • The Passage

    10
    The Passage was a superb episode of Battlestar Galactica and I really enjoyed watching this episode because there was a lot of beautiful space scenes, character development, and some dramatic intrigue. The Cylon Three or D'Anna has a secret which she shares with Gaius Baltar and it's very interesting. The Hybrid gives some clues, and I wonder if it has anything to do with the final five. Kat was great and what she did was heroic. I look forward to watching the next episode!!!!!!!!!moreless
  • Allusions to Greek mythology continue...

    10
    The Hybrid: "The Husband of the Eye, the Eye of the Cow..."

    Hera was also known as "Bopis" which means "cow-eyed", which was the key for Baltar to unlock the nonsensical ramblings of the Hybrid. It's interesting how the writers choose which symbols and attributes of each god and goddess they commandeer for the show. The hybrid could easily have said, "The brother of the crow, in a peacock-drawn wagon..." Ok, obviously not as articulate, but Hera is also generally linked to the crow, and was often depicted riding a chariot, driven by peacocks.



    She was also known for her jealous tantrums, and spiteful nature. Will the writers of the series tap into this aspect of Hera as she ages. Will the new generation of God's children be driven by vengeance? Possibly to wipe out both Cylon and Man?moreless
  • The struggle of the fleet against starvation, forces them to undertake a dangerous trip ...

    10
    One of the reasons why I love this show, is that it is so real ... things like food, water, fuel, etc. that would be the most difficult obstacles to overcome in such a long journey, are constantly touched on.

    Whereas, in other shows these things are very much of secondary or tertiary importance (for example in Lost, which is a great show, the issue of fresh water or food is barely touched on - a quick fix was given and that was the end of that problem).

    The fact that starvation is spreading throughout the fleet, forces the Admiral to take a huge risk and take the ships through a high radiation zone.

    Kat is the protagonist of the show ... and although I was quite sad that she died at the end, it couldn't have been a better portrayed death than how they made it out to be.

    One of my favorite episodes of the season.moreless
  • Oh, a lot of tears and emotions..

    9.0
    Ok.. I decided after I had watched really cruel and tearjerker movie that I need something to boost my mood watch this - and instead making my mood better, this one decided to be another big tearjerker so I did cry again a lot.



    The story itself - I think it was little too predictable from some parts but I liked the irony in some other parts and the whole concept - the have to find a way.. risk and to be in the place they wish not to be.. and all the hunger thing - eating paper and the joke Tigh made with it.. But mostly it was about Kat and a great ending for her story.. I specially loved the end - her picture put on that wall, close where she put the picture of the girl whose name they did not remembered..



    Symbolic...moreless
  • Not one of the best but in a group right below it.

    8.0
    I am guessing with all the technology, one thing remains constant, the fragile nature of the human body. While some things kills us in an instant others kill us slowly. In this episode the fleet faces three. The usual one if the Cylons find them and wipe them out swiftly with nukes and blasts. The other is one we were made aware of in previous episodes but didn't really get into. The process of starvation and the slow lingering effects it has on people. The third is radiation. While some people are more immune to others, it eventually kills us all. This one episode does combine all thise threats quite nicely in one storyline and decisions made. There is dramatic sequences but very few action sequences.moreless
Edward James Olmos

Edward James Olmos

William Adama

James Callis

James Callis

Gaius Baltar

Jamie Bamber

Jamie Bamber

Lee "Apollo" Adama

Katee Sackhoff

Katee Sackhoff

Kara "Starbuck" Thrace

Mary McDonnell

Mary McDonnell

Laura Roslin

Grace Park

Grace Park

Sharon Valerii/Sharon "Athena" Agathon

G. Patrick Currie

G. Patrick Currie

Enzo

Guest Star

Ian Rozylo

Ian Rozylo

Convulsing pilot

Guest Star

Luciana Carro

Luciana Carro

Louanne "Kat" Katraine

Recurring Role

Leah Cairns

Leah Cairns

Margaret "Racetrack" Edmondson

Recurring Role

Alessandro Juliani

Alessandro Juliani

Felix Gaeta

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Tigh: The last batch of passengers kicked up some trouble. You get these people to the other side, they think there's a diner and a chef waiting to take their order.

    • Adama: (when Kat tries to confess) When you were CAG, you protected your people, made them feel safe enough to be brave. What you were going to say, does it change that?

    • Kara: (briefing the Raptor pilots) Remember, we're all flying solo on this mission, so that means there'll be nobody there to bitchslap you if you start to get tired or start seeing little toasters on your wing.

    • Adama: I hear they're still eating paper. Is that true?
      Tigh: No. Paper shortage.

  • NOTES (4)

    • According to Katee Sackhoff, Edward James Olmos suggested that the cast abstain from eating for a period of time in order to prepare for the scenes of starvation in this episode. Not every actor agreed with the idea.

    • Gaeta was one of the few in the CIC not to applaud Tigh's return to duty. Gaeta probably harbors resentment over his treatment by Tigh and the Circle in "Collaborators."

    • As of the beginning of this episode, there are 41,420 survivors, 2 fewer than in the previous episode.

    • The story, written by series newcomer Jane Espenson, was inspired by a talk given by Dr. Kevin Grazier, a scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The producers brought Dr. Grazier in to address members of the production team. He explored the problems and solutions of navigating through space, and reaching a particular location in the universe, such as Earth.

      Dr. Grazier serves as science advisor for the series as well as for another Sci Fi Channel series, Eureka.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Traveling through a nebula to the algae planet, the Viper pilots and their sensors are overwhelmed by bright light and radiation. A similar scenario was seen in the pilot of the original 1978 series "Saga of a Star World." The Viper pilots had to clear a path through a minefield amid the blindingly bright starfield known as the Nova of Madagon.

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