Battlestar Galactica: Season 1, Episode 7

Six Degrees of Separation (18 Feb. 2005)

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After Baltar has an argument with the vision of Number Six he sees in his head, a physical copy of Cylon model Number Six shows up in Galactica's CIC claiming to be a woman named Shelley Godfrey who has evidence that proves that Baltar has betrayed humanity...except that she's trying to frame him for an act of pre-attack sabotage.


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Dr. Gaius Baltar mocks the faith of his fantasy Number Six. He calls her ideas superstitious drivel and metaphysical nonsense. Number Six leaves him and moments later he is disturbed by Dualla. She tells commander Adama wants to see him. With him is Number Six, but this time she is real and has some rather disturbing evidence. It will prove Baltar let the Cylons into the Caprica defense mainframe and planted a bomb. Meanwhile Tyrol tries to figure out how the Cylon raider works. He really could use help from Starbuck, but she seems to be still suffering from the crash. Back on Caprica Helo and Sharon are once again on the run for centurions. Helo brings up her relationship with Tyrol on Galactica. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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18 February 2005 (USA)  »

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Baltar whistles part of the "Top Gun (1986) Anthem" during the scene where he is speaking with Gaeta from within a bathroom stall. See more »


When Starbuck is first trying out her crutches, the cigarette dangling from the doctor's mouth disappears. It's not in his mouth when showing Starbuck from the front, but then is there when the camera cuts to her from the back. See more »


Dr. Gaius Baltar: [shouting] No more Mr. Nice Gaius!
[as Kara is attempting to walk for the first time after hurting her hurt knee]
Captain Lee 'Apollo' Adama: Come on Starbuck, you can do it.
[Kara winces as she puts her feet down on the ground]
Captain Lee 'Apollo' Adama: Ah, that smarts... that smarts, but I don't care...
Lt. Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace: You don't care?
Captain Lee 'Apollo' Adama: I don't care, because your pain is my entertainment.
[he hands her her crutches, which he has been playing with]
Captain Lee 'Apollo' Adama: Your crutches of death, sir. Use them wisely.
Lt. Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace: Shut up.
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Cylon Machiavelli Plan
31 August 2008 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

When Dr. Gaius Baltar is called to the bridge of Galactica, he discovers that Cylon Number Six is visible for Commander Adama and the crew. Further, she claims to be Shelley Godfrey, who worked in Caprica security system, and that has evidences that Dr. Baltas is a traitor that allowed the Cylons to invade the human's defense mainframe and planted a bomb to destroy the system. Dr. Baltar temporarily loses his privileges and Lieutenant Gaeta is assigned to authenticate the proofs. Chief Tyrol asks Starbuck to help him to activate the Cylon raider. Meanwhile, in the Cylon-occupied Caprica, Helo and Boomer are in love for each other.

In this intriguing episode, Number Six plots a Machiavellian plan to give full power to Dr. Gaius Baltar. I just can not understand the silly and infantile behavior of this character, with the most stupid attitudes and not raising suspicious in the experienced senior command of the survivors. Boomer seems to be indeed in love for Helo, and if that is true, it will be an interesting plot point in the story. The nasty Cylon raider that Starbuck brought on board of Galactica is a funny part of this good episode. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Nas Mãos de Deus" ("In the Hands of God")

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