Battlestar Galactica

Season 3 Episode 9

Unfinished Business

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



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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

    • Grace Park (Athena/Boomer) and Tahmoh Penikett (Helo) appear on the production commentary for this episode, along with the co-executive producer, Ronald Moore.

    • This is the first episode of Season 3 in which Lucy Lawless (D'Anna Biers/Number Three) does not appear.

    • Because many of the scenes consist of flashbacks, Ellen Tigh (played by Kate Vernon) appears in this episode.

    • Tricia Helfer did not appear in this episode.

    • As of the beginning of this episode, there are 41,422 survivors, one more than in the previous episode.

    • This is the first episode of the series written by Michael Taylor, who previously worked with Ronald D. Moore on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

    • The "Previously on Battlestar Galactica" tag was spoken by Jamie Bamber.

    • Scenes featuring the main market square of New Caprica City had to be shot so that the frame of the Cylon compound featured in early Season 3 would not be seen in the background. The building was coming down when many of the flashback scenes were filmed, but had to be blocked because the building wasn't supposed to exist when the events being filmed took place.

    • The flashback scenes were filmed at the same time as "Exodus, Part 2." They were intended to be used later for this episode.

    • This episode features flashbacks from the events of the "missing year" on New Caprica, the one-year gap in the Season Two finale, "Lay Down Your Burdens, Part 2."

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