Starbuck is engaged in a game of triad (by Earth standards a mixture of basketball and football) and is consistently struck by hot-tempered bullying Flight Sergeant Ortega, whose low-blows to Starbuck finally result in a fight and ejection of both from the game. Starbuck nearly resumed the fight with Ortega but is stopped by Cassiopeia. Both men separate and after Ortega cleans up he is confronted - and found shot to death. Starbuck is seen rushing to the shuttle bay before Ortega's body is found - and when Starbuck's laser gun is tested it is found to be the murder weapon. Now incarcerated, Starbuck is at wit's end protesting his innocence and driven to force an escape. He boards his viper but is persuaded to stop by Apollo, and Apollo, checking on Ortega's background, learns that Ortega knew a man named Charybdis - who turns out to be the man who was Baltar's personal pilot and a co-conspirator whose sabotage of Inter-Colony Defense computer systems made possible the complete ... Written by
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At the very end of the episode, you can see Richard and Dirk getting ready to enter the triad arena. Right behind each of them is Anne and Laurette who are smirking at each other. This is because during an outtake, Anne and Laurette pulled a prank on Richard and Dirk by taking hold of their shorts from behind and yanking them upwards. See more
Starbuck's weapon is identified as the murder weapon because it is depleted by the same number of "ergons" as were used to kill Ortega. The investigator test fires the weapon. If each shot depletes ergons, a test fire would mean the weapon could not match. See more
Chief Opposer Solon
I was informed that Dr. Wilker is conducting a laseronics ergon test on the suspected termination weapon?
It's not the termination weapon! It's my weapon.
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Composed and Conducted by Stu Phillips
Performed by The Los Angeles Philharmonic See more