Battlestar Galactica: Season 3, Episode 2

Precipice (6 Oct. 2006)

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As a result of the most recent suicide bombings, some of the Cylons are now arguing that they need to retaliate. Laura Roslin, among others, is in custody and Gaius Baltar tries to get her ... See full summary »


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As a result of the most recent suicide bombings, some of the Cylons are now arguing that they need to retaliate. Laura Roslin, among others, is in custody and Gaius Baltar tries to get her to cooperate. Tigh however absolutely refuses to stop the suicide bombings. Nighttime raids also leads to Cally's arrest but they leave her baby alone. Sharon Valerii sees what she can do about it. John Cavil meanwhile tells Ellen Tigh she is to provide the date and location of the next meeting of the resistance commanders. Leoben Conoy is still holding Starbuck prisoner but introduces her to her daughter, Kacey, produced from eggs they harvested from her when she was on the Farm. On Galactica, Admiral Adama begins to plan for a massive rescue of everyone on New Caprica. He realizes they will have to obtain the launch keys for all of the ships on the planet's surface. The best way of infiltrating the Cylons is with another Cylon so Adama commissions Sharon Agathon as an officer. Written by garykmcd

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In his podcast, Ronald D. Moore confirmed that the scene in which the New Caprica Police give the prisoners a five-minute break and the Centurions approach is an allusion to a scene in the 1963 movie The Great Escape. See more »


Lt. Sharon 'Athena' Agathon: How do you know? I mean, how do you really know that you can trust me?
Admiral William Adama: I don't. That's what trust is.
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References Seinfeld: The Fusilli Jerry (1995) See more »


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What good is a "10" score if you don't use it ...?
9 July 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

... which oddly mirrors one of the many script paradoxes is this astonishing episode, an episode which was independently nominated for an EMMY and Writers Guild award .... written by Moore himself, the story among other things questions the usefulness of extreme measures (like suicide bombers) if you don't ever use them in extreme situations...? (SEGUE -- little known piece of history -- when Israel fought for its own independence, it too used terror attacks as a weapon).

If there was a ever a justification for a perfect IMDb score, this would be the place for it. My personal favorite scenes involved the ASTONISHING acting of Katee Sackhoff, who is generally something of a cipher for most of the series, alternating between a John Wayne swagger and bitchiness.

Here, on discovering that the Cylons made a daughter from her ovary, that she is a mother!, she delivers facial expressions and empathy with the audience to a degree that few Oscar winners have ever achieved.

There is a reason this is considered the second best series in the history of TV. Indeed there is.

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