Battlestar Galactica: Season 2, Episode 11

Resurrection Ship: Part 1 (6 Jan. 2006)

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Adama and Cain find common ground when Starbuck returns with footage of the Cylon ship. Roslin negotiates a temporary truce, while Starbuck plans an attack.



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Galactica's and Pegasus' vipers are at a deadlock, waiting for the first one to fire. Then Starbuck comes back from spying on the Cylon vessel. President Roslin negotiates a temporary truce between commander Adama and admiral Cain. The joint forces will attack the Cylon fleet with the unusual ship and Helo and Tyrol's execution will be postponed. Roslin advises Adama to kill Cain. She fears the future of the civilian fleet. Tigh tries to find out what happened to the civilian ships that apparently once traveled with Pegasus. Cain seems impressed with Starbuck and promotes her to CAG for Pegasus. She wants an unconventional plan for the attack on the mysterious Cylon vessel. She asks Dr. Baltar to interrogate the Cylon about it. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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Admiral Helena Cain: I hear you want to return to Caprica.
Lt. Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace: Yes, sir. We have people back there still alive.
Admiral Helena Cain: Yes, and they deserve to be saved. I absolutely agree. In fact, I will go one step further and I will say that our ultimate goal is that we should return to the 12 colonies and kick the Cylons the frak out of our homes. What do you think of that, *Captain*?
Lt. Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace: I think that's the best idea I've heard all day, sir.
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15 December 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Starting off where the previous episode finished we find the vipers from Galactica and Pegasus about to engage with other. Just as it looks like they might actually engage each other Starbuck returns from her unofficial mission to photograph the mysterious Cylon ship. With this important intelligence Adama and Cain call a truce and agree that Helo and Chief Tyrol won't be executed before the mission. After their meeting Present Roslin gives Adama a piece of advice he was not expecting; she believes he must kill Cain if he and the fleet are to be safe. Baltar's more friendly approach to the captured Cylon on Pegasus leads to her telling him what the mystery ship is; it the Cylon's resurrection ship, the place where dead Cylons are downloaded into new bodies. Knowing this they realise its destruction must be their number one priority but both Adama and Cain make plans for what they will do after the battle.

This was another gripping episode with brilliant performances from Edward James Olmos and Michelle Forbes as the commanders of the two battlestars; Mary McDonnell was also good as the surprisingly forthright President Roslin. Being the first of a two-part story there was little action but the situation looked as if it could explode at any moment and several main characters are in positions more precarious than usual.

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