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The attack to rescue everyone on New Caprica begins. The Galactica encounters four rather than the expected two Cylon Basestars. The end appears in sight but they get help from a welcome but unexpected source. On the planet below, Tyrol and Anders lead the attack to free everyone from the prison. Anders finds Starbuck but she won't leave without Kacey. Her successful return to the Galactica results in mixed emotions. Colonel Tigh must decide what to do about his wife Ellen after she admits to giving the rendezvous coordinates to the Cylons. Hera doesn't make it off the planet. Written by garykmcd

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Admiral Adama shaves his mustache with a Merkur "Vision" double-edged safety razor: a modern design of a shaving technology prevalent from the early 1900s through the early 1970s, when it was replaced by disposable, multi-bladed "cartridge" razors. His shaving technique, however, is much too aggressive for such a razor. If there was a blade present in the razor he was using, mashing it in to his face and dragging it downward, handle-down, Edward James Olmos would have suffered many cuts and horrible razor burn. Double-edged razors, still popular with shaving enthusiasts today, require a very light touch, and a very "shallow" shaving angle, with the handle at an approximately 45º angle to the face, depending on the razor. See more »

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Near the beginning of the episode after the scene with Tigh and his wife, you see Gaius Baltar talking about the Cylons being smug as the entering credits are rolling, if you watch closely, as it is easy to miss, as Gaius walks with the camera following him you can see a green screen where a window would be to the left of him briefly before it is blocked. See more »

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Commander William Adama: [Adama is walking through the hanger bay after the battle to rescue the people off of New Caprica and trys to greet all the people he has rescued. He very emotionally says to all of them] Welcome Aboard.
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Brilliant
7 March 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I have to agree with other comments here. If this is not the best episode for any TV series ever, it's certainly damn close. IMO, yes, it's the best.

Just a couple of points:

Acting: Michael Hogan - Edward James Olmos --- Need to say more? Olmos/Adama is imposing as ever, his speech (Exodus Part 1) is just delightful; on Part 2, he doesn't even need to speak too much to deliver great acting. And if there were any justice in this world, the Academy of Television would beg on its knees to Hogan to accept an Emmy for his portrait of Tigh. Just the scene with his wife would be enough for that. And this guy needs just one eye to perform superbly!!!

Action sequences: nothing on TV can compare with this. It's not just awesome special effects (enough money can buy them), it's also impeccable timing to ensure a roller-coaster.

The low point, I think, is the whole Baltar storyline. James Callis is one of the best in the cast, but the story itself sounded a bit too weak. The nuke plot made very little sense, and the whole thing about Hera... what the heck is about her??? Even so, you can (have to!) forgive these small nuisances in such a wonderful episode.

Not every episode of BSG is worth watching it, moreover on this irregular Season 3, but "Exodus" alone is more than enough to make me watch all the remainder of the season and the next one.


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