Battlestar Galactica

Season 3 Episode 14

The Woman King

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Feb 11, 2007 on Syfy



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Imaginary Baltar: So you're here to save him, are you?
      Caprica Six: I told you -- I don't know.
      Imaginary Baltar: You're here because you want to be human. (Caprica Six smiles in acknowledgment) There's a trick to being human. You have to think only about yourself.

    • Helo: (to Adama) Sir, people could be dying under Robert's care.
      Cottle: People die under my care every day. It goes with the damn job.
      Helo: Killing doesn't.

    • Tigh: You may as well take whatever credibility you have left and chuck it out an airlock. You seriously wanna stand up for these crazy frakking people? What is it with you? You just like being on the outside, lookin' in, don't ya?
      Helo: I don't quite know what you mean by that sir, unless you're referring to my wife. Again.

    • Helo: If you thought Dr. Robert was dangerous, why let him treat your son? I mean, you said you were warned.
      Mrs. King: I couldn't believe anyone could have that much hate inside of them.

    • Athena: (about the Sagittarons) Yeah, I want you to look the other way. I have to fight every single day on this ship to be accepted.
      Helo: This has nothing to do with you, okay? You think that's who I am, that's what I've become? That's my defining characteristic, the guy married to a Cylon? This guy's dirty. I think he's a liar, and I think he's killing people because he's a racist son-of-a-bitch.

    • Dr. Robert: (talking about the Sagittarons) Now why waste time and meds and space on them when all of those resources could go to those who really deserve it. Who gets the medication when there's not enough to go around? The Sagittaron who won't even raise a finger to save his own race, or a Viper pilot?
      Cottle: And what the hell happened to "Do no harm," doctor?

    • Adama: There's hate, and there's allowing hate. Two sides of the same coin, really. We're guilty of both. Somewhere, we got lost. You being the lone voice in the wilderness, we were bound to stay that way for a while. This is my ship, and I owe you an apology.
      Helo: That's not necessary, sir.
      Adama: All the same, you still have it.

    • Dr. Robert: Remember what you used to say, Saul? "Aside from a Cylon, is there anything that you hate more than a Sagittaron?"
      Tigh: I'll tell you what I hate, Mike. Being wrong.

    • Tom Zarek: (to Roslin) Baltar will get his trial and this is what you'll get: a hurricane. The media will descend on you and watch and scrutinize and question your every move. You will have sectarian violence. You will have assassination attempts. You will have civil unrest on a scale we've never seen. Work, labor, everyday routine in this fleet will come to a complete halt. This trial is going to bring this entire fleet down.

    • (discussing the Sagittarons)
      Cottle: For the last 3,000 years, medicine's been the great curse.
      Tigh: That's because they're a bunch of stubborn root-sucking jackasses holding onto traditions that are a thousand years old.

  • Notes

    • At Joe's Bar, Connor refers to Racetrack as "Marge." This is the first time in the series that anyone has used that nickname in reference to Racetrack. Her full name, Margaret Edmondson, was first revealed in the episode "Final Cut" from Season 2.

    • The game that Racetrack, Chief Tyrol, Apollo and Dee are playing at Joe's Bar is called Pyramid X.

    • Unlike the lymphocytic encephalitis disease that affected the Cylons in the episodes "Torn" and "A Measure of Salvation," the disease in this episode (Mellorak Sickness) does not appear to be a real disease. The medicine (Bittamusin) does not appear to be taken from real life either.

      However, there is a real-life animal disease called African horse sickness. One of the noted researchers of the disease is a Dr. Philip S. Mellor of the Institute for Animal Health in the town of Woking, Surrey (United Kingdom). Woking was also the town where H.G. Wells wrote the famous novel The War of the Worlds.

    • As of the beginning of this episode, there are 41,401 survivors in the fleet, two fewer than at the beginning of the previous episode.

    • Tahmoh Penikett read the "Previously on Battlestar Galactica" line at the beginning of this episode.

  • Allusions