Starbuck is shot down after the battle with the eight Cylon raiders. Hotdog thinks she was still maneuvering and this gives commander Adama the idea that she might still be alive. He launches a full scale rescue mission. Starbuck has crash landed on a moon. She tries to attract the attention of rescue parties by moving to higher ground. The search isn't going well however and Starbuck's oxygen supply is running out. The mission is hindered by low visibility, high rates of fuel use and on top of that the vipers are beginning to malfunction due to the atmosphere. But Adama seems obsessed with the rescue. He orders more and more attempts, even if that will endanger the security of the fleet at a Cylon attack. Meanwhile on Caprica, Helo's shelter is attacked by a Centurion. He and the Cylon Boomer are intentionally separated. Written by
Arnoud Tiele (firstname.lastname@example.org)
4 February 2005 (USA)
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The story is a homage to Galactica 1980: The Return of Starbuck
(1980), in which Starbuck from the original series is shot down on a desert planet and has to rely on a Cylon centurion he reactivated to help him survive. In this episode, Starbuck must reactivate a Cylon raider to fly off the moon and back to the Galactica in order to survive. See more
In episode 4 When Starbuck is in Commander Adama's cabin talking about his son Zak, she says "The bottom line is that your son didn't have the chops for flying and it killed him."
In the recap at the start of this one it's different, she says "the bottom line is that I killed him" See more
Commander William Adama
[about what would happen if Apollo was shot down and missing
We'd never leave.
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