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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6 January 2006 (USA)  »

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Admiral Helena Cain: Stand at ease, lieutenant and come forward. Seems you've had quite a day. I'm promoting you to captain. I'm making you commander of the Pegasus air group.
Lt. Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace: You're promoting me?
Admiral Helena Cain: I need a CAG with guts and initiative to plan and lead the attack on this fleet.
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Fractal dimensions?
22 April 2015 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

Galactica's writers seem unable to make characters act in a consistent, logical or even remotely believable way even when they are one-dimensional from the onset.

Case in point, after we spend a whole episode establishing that Admiral Cain runs her fleet with an iron fist, is obsessed with military discipline, and doesn't tolerate insubordination... she promotes a pilot who disobeyed orders (several times) to commander of her ship's air group "because she showed guts".

If they can't even make a one-dimensional character seem vaguely consistent for two episodes, I guess fractal dimensions are their only hope.

How does this kind of crap get made in the same planet where Firefly got cancelled...?

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