The Cylons have now been in control of New Caprica for over four months. Gaius Baltar is under their collective thumbs and essentially follows their orders. There is a resistance who set ... See full summary »


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The Cylons have now been in control of New Caprica for over four months. Gaius Baltar is under their collective thumbs and essentially follows their orders. There is a resistance who set off bombs and do their best to disrupt Cylon activity. Col. Tigh is in prison and despite extensive torture, including the loss of an eye, has told them nothing. His wife Ellen will do anything to secure his release and is soon in a sexual relationship with one of the Cylons, John Cavil. There are mixed feelings among the survivors. Some feel the random acts of violence against their captors serves no useful purpose while others feel it is their duty to resist. Kara Thrace, Starbuck, is being kept prisoner in an apartment of sorts by Leoben Conoy. She too resists but every time she kills him, he is simply re-generated and reappears insisting he will continue to do so until he tells her she loves him. Back on Galactica, Admiral Adama takes his son Lee, Commander of the Battlestar Pegasus, to task for ... Written by garykmcd

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The episode begins on the 134th day of the Cylon occupation of New Caprica. See more »


When Starbuck kills a Number Two, her hand is covered with blood. When she picks up a knife her hand is mostly clean. Later in the scene her hand is covered with blood again. See more »


Laura Roslin: We are talking about people blowing themselves up!
Colonel Saul Tigh: You know, sometimes I think you got icewater in those veins and other times I think you're just a naive little schoolteacher. I've sent men on suicide missions in two different wars now and let me tell you something. It don't make a gods damn bit of difference whether they're riding in a Viper or walking out onto a parade ground. In the end, they're just as dead. So take your piety and your moralizing and your high minded principles and stick '...
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21 June 2007 | by (Albania) – See all my reviews

This episode is a not-at-all subtle metaphor for the fighting in the Middle-East. It's all about Americans, Israelis, Palestinians and maybe Iraqis. Of course it is similar too the WW2 occupied Europe dilemmas but the M-E connection is more direct. It's kinda brilliant though, portraying the Israelis and Americans as Cylons! As cold, uncaring robots! The makers must've have thought: "If this pisses the Israelis and Americans off to the point of steely resolve, well how much worse can it get for the Palestinians? In the mean time, here's something to enjoy." The humans are now the suicide bombers, This episode shows all sides to a story of occupations, there's the evil collaborator, Baltar, the good collaborator, Gaeta, the resistance movement, with the dilemma of using suicide bombers nicely split between hardliner Thigh versus moderate Roslin. Even the Cylons get some dilemmas thrown between them, should they pound hard on the resistance or appease them a while longer? (So it's not all bad, you Yanks! ;-) ;P )

The dilemma of collaborating and thus having some influence versus not cooperating so as not to be "tainted" by the oppressors, is of all times and places and was very real in the WWII. For example, the Dutch Royals fled to London, while the Danish didn't. The latter cooperated with the Nazis to some degree but it is said that this saved a number of Jews. The Netherlands, on the other hand, had the highest proportional number of Jews delivered to the gas chambers, including Anne Frank. There's no real connection there, but still ...

This dilemma is also reflected in the plight of the one soldier ('Jammer')joining the Cylon Police, which he thinks is a good thing, humans being policed by humans. He might've been right but he ends up being used by the Cylons and has to commit atrocities to humans.

Great episode, and it is a testament to deplorable state of affairs in the USA that one commentator here, expressed disbelieve that this episode was not censored in the USA. He just expects ANY anti-Bush statements to be censored, even if some are a fictional TV show. Bush (i.e. Karl Rove) was probably very wise not to mess with this episode, since it would've raked up a storm of protest ...

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