Battlestar Galactica: Season 1, Episode 13

Kobol's Last Gleaming: Part 2 (1 Apr. 2005)

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Infuriated that Roslin usurped his command by ordering Starbuck to steal the captured Raider, Adama decides that his only option is to storm Colonial One with marines and terminate her presidency. Starbuck reaches Caprica and finds the Arrow of Apollo in a museum, but she has to go through a copy of Number Six to get it.



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Commander Adama is not amused when he finds out president Roslin convinced Starbuck to retrieve the Arrow of Apollo. He orders an attack on Colonial One to end her reign. To retrieve the Raptor away team crashed on the surface of Kobol, he sends Boomer and Racetrack. They're supposed to nuke the Cylon Basestar in a Raptor with a Cylon transponder. While Starbuck is approaching Caprica, Boomer mentions to Helo they're at the temple of Delphi. Somehow she seems to know the importance of the arrow of Apollo. She tells Helo their relationship is important and that she actually has feelings for him. To Dr. Baltar on the surface of Kobol it becomes clear why his Number Six wanted him there. She has some explaining to do. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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Part of the score for this episode includes Latin lyrics which translate to, "All of this has happened before / All of this will happen again," and, "So say we all." See more »


A camera man is clearly visible behind the Arrow of Apollo display case seconds before Starbuck shoots the glass. See more »


Dr. Gaius Baltar: I don't understand.
Number Six: Life has a melody, Gaius... A rhythm of notes that become your existence once played in harmony with God's plan. It's time to do your part and realize your destiny.
Dr. Gaius Baltar: Which is what exactly?
Number Six: You are the guardian and protector of the new generation of God's children. First member of our family will be with us soon, Gaius. It's time to make your choice.
Dr. Gaius Baltar: But I don't understand what you're talking about. Really I don't understand.
Number Six: Come. See the face of the shape of things to come. ...
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Referenced in Privileged: All About Confessions (2009) See more »


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Coup, Mutiny and Leadership Destroyed
14 September 2008 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

When Commander Adama finds out that Starbuck was convinced by President Roslin to jump back to Caprica to retrieve Apollo's Arrow, he orders his men to arrest Roslin. They invade Colonial One and Captain Apollo does not obey the order and is also arrested for mutiny. Commander Adama also sends Boomer and Racetrack in a raptor with a Cylon transponder to drop a nuke on the Cylon starbase. However the bomb does not disengage, forcing Boomer to land in the starbase to release it manually. While on the deck, she discovers a secret about her origin. In Caprica, Boomer tells Helo that she is pregnant while in Kobol, Number Six exposes to Dr. Baltar the plans of God.

Only in this last episode of the First Season, Commander Adama finally removed the arrogant President Roslin from the position of president. The attitude of Apollo "defending democracy" is absolutely ridiculous: President Roslin was a Secretary of Education of the fortieth level of government that hated politics and has a terminal breast cancer. Therefore she is a person totally non-prepared for the important position especially in times of war. Further, she was not elected by the survivors but assumed the position without the preoccupation of promoting any election. Therefore what democracy is Apollo defending? The inner conflict of both Boomers is engaging and the best part of this series. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "O Último Vislumbre de Kobol – Parte 2" ("The Last Glimpse of Kobol - Part 2")

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