Battlestar Galactica

Season 3 Episode 9

Unfinished Business

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Dec 01, 2006 on Syfy
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Episode Summary

Adama stages a boxing tournament on the Galactica to help the crew relax. The competitive atmosphere sets off a brutal match between Kara and Lee. Flashbacks from New Caprica reveal the origin and nature of their dispute.

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  • Unfinished Business

    Unfinished Business was a great episode of Battlestar Galactica and I really enjoyed watching this episode because it had flash backs for the various characters on New Caprica and puts some missing pieces of the puzzle together. There was drama and intrigue along with the character and plot development. It was interesting to see the crew working it out by boxing. The action was exciting, and the romances were engaging and heart breaking at times. The ending was good. I look forward to watching the next episode!!!!!moreless
  • not great or even good

    Another "filler" episode with more flashbacks and unnecessary rehashing. There is too much wrong with it to even get into all the details. I'm curious how these episodes get made. Is it to stretch things out or give the real writers time to actually advance the plot? I think all these flashbacks are confusing and a cop out. Also, the fight scene with Lee & Kara was silly. They are both fighting grimly and then boom! Straight out of a flashback they are both suddenly too punch drunk to even stand up without embracing each other. Furthermore....Admiral Adama's character is all over the place. Was he smoking some fine New Caprican with the Madame President?

  • Definitely the worst episode of the series so far.

    Definitely the worst episode of the series so far, hopefully nothing else will try and take its place (I'm watching on DVD so this is "new" for me). Only about 5 minutes of this episode are worthwhile in the big picture, in that it's finally revealed why Apollo & Starbuck have been acting so weird around each other since New Caprica. I'm not against the idea of filler episodes, but I think the episode prior to this one, "Hero", was also a filler episode but a far superior one. I made the crucial mistake of also watching the extended cut of this awful episode, and I wanted nothing more for it to end. I can't fathom that the broadcast-edit version of this mess was any better. The only other redeeming factor of this episode besides the Kara/Lee revelation is that it makes me want to rush through the rest of the season in order to get back into what makes this show great.moreless
  • worst episode ever... some boxing scenes and flashbacks ? THAT is an episode ? fortunately, it's an exception, filler episodes like this. This is the 1st episode that bored me like that. I almost stopped watching it.moreless

    worst episode ever... some boxing scenes and flashbacks ? THAT is an episode ?

    fortunately, it's an exception, filler episodes like this.

    This is the 1st episode that bored me like that. I almost stopped watching it.

    This review needs to be a hundred words long, and I can't find 100 words to describe it. Nothing happens. Some boxing scenes, some flashbacks... more flashbacks, a boxing scene; another boxing scene, a flashback.

    OK, I have to admit, I don't care for boxing, but this isn't an EPISODE; this is a filler.moreless
  • There's a boxing tournament on Galactica during it flashbacks of events on New Caprica explain the tension between Lee and Kara

    I enjoyed the Adama/Roslin aspect of this episode. With the positions they have in the fleet the only real confidante either can have is each other. You can now see that the relationship between them is no longer built on those roles but on trust and respect. Other than Tigh, who else could call Adama crazy and get away with it? I was glad they explained how Kara and Lee ended up feuding and married to other people. I know a year had passed between the episodes but it was driving me a little crazy. If you have access to the dvd version the extended cut is better thant the aired version.moreless
Katee Sackhoff

Katee Sackhoff

Kara "Starbuck" Thrace

Jamie Bamber

Jamie Bamber

Lee "Apollo" Adama

Edward James Olmos

Edward James Olmos

William Adama

James Callis

James Callis

Gaius Baltar

Mary McDonnell

Mary McDonnell

Laura Roslin

Grace Park

Grace Park

Sharon Valerii/Sharon "Athena" Agathon

Aaron Douglas

Aaron Douglas

Galen Tyrol

Recurring Role

Michael Trucco

Michael Trucco

Samuel Anders

Recurring Role

Michael Hogan

Michael Hogan

Saul Tigh

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • When Roslin and Cottle tend to Adama halfway through his match with Tyrol, Roslin asks for a coagulant for the swelling and ice for the bleeding, when it should be a coagulant for the bleeding and ice for the swelling.

    • Continuity problem:

      When Chief Tyrol steps into the ring, he has his dog tags on. When Adama sucker-punches him, Tyrol goes down wearing the tags. When Tyrol is shown lying flat on his back, the dog tags have disappeared. Although it's possible the dog tags flew around to the back of his neck from the force of Adama's punch, they are still missing when the fight resumes. Tyrol is never shown removing them.

    • Jamie Bamber has a lighter hair color in real life than he does on the show. His hair is usually dyed to more closely match that of Adama. In the flashback, when Lee wakes up after his night with Kara, his chest hair appears lighter than the hair on his head.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Anders: Kara, I want you back. I want our marriage back. I want a real marriage.
      Kara: And what if I'm just not ready for that?
      Anders: I don't know. I guess you'll never be. Maybe because I'm not what you really want after all.

    • Kara: (referring to Lee) Look at that. A couple months ago you would've had to roll him into this ring.

    • Anders: (reading Baltar's announcement) "Join the celebration as we break ground for a better tomorrow."
      Kara: Aw, it's such a load of crap.
      Dee: There's an open bar.
      Kara: Really? See, now why didn't you say so?

    • (watching Kara and Lee fight)
      Anders: What's going on?
      Dee: What's it look like?
      Anders: Looks like they're trying to kill each other.
      Dee: One perspective.

    • (flashback from New Caprica)
      Roslin: Didn't expect to find you playing in the sand.
      Adama: It's not sand. It's alluvial deposits. This used to be the river mouth.
      Roslin: And you just had to take off your shoes and play in the alluvial deposits. How romantic.

    • Lee: (shouting) My name is Lee Adama, and I love Kara Thrace!

    • (while watching the stars at night on New Caprica)
      Roslin: Is this really it, Bill? Is this how we're going to spend all the rest of our days? (pause)
      Maybe we should just enjoy this.
      Adama: I am.
      Roslin: No, no. I mean enjoy being here on this planet as long as it lasts. I mean, maybe the Cylons come back, maybe they don't but for now, right now, we've got a break.

    • Baltar: Let this day be remembered as the day we broke ground for our new tomorrow.

    • Lee: (shouting) I love Kara Thrace, and I don't care who frakking knows!

    • Kara: (shouting) Kara Thrace loves Lee Adama!

    • Adama: Chief, get your fat lazy ass up here!

  • NOTES (10)