Battlestar Galactica: Season 3, Episode 8

Hero (17 Nov. 2006)

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A figure from Adama's past returns to haunt him. His return raises questions about why the Cylons launched their initial attack against the Twelve Colonies.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lt. Danny 'Bulldog' Novacek


Admiral Adama has to come to terms with a command decision he made three years ago. At that time, he was in command of a highly secret operation, black ops, to infiltrate as near as possible Cylon space to determine if they are arming for war. He send out a scout ship under the command of Lt. Danny "Bulldog" Novacek, a close friend. Adama was forced however to make a decision that he regrets to this day. Novacek however has survived and after three years of imprisonment by the Cylons, has managed to escape in one of their fighters. He's welcomed back with open arms but Adama now questions if he can continue as the senior military officer and submits his resignation to President Roslin. Starbuck meanwhile reviews the flight information on Novacek's arrival and finds something odd. Written by garykmcd

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Edward James Olmos read the "Previously on Battlestar Galactica" line at the beginning of the episode. See more »


After Col. Tigh breaks up the fight between Adama and Bulldog, the blood on Adama's chin switches between the left side of his mouth, and the center. See more »


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One of the better episodes this season!
19 November 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

BSG has a habit of airing impressive episodes followed by terrible ones. I personally liked this episode as it establishes the Admiral's history a bit. It gives us a look into why the Admiral is given command of such an outdated ship when its clearly established in previous episodes that Adama was an excellent Viper pilot and Commander.

I also found the Cold War influenced storyline very interesting. Although Hero is about a soldier under Adamas command prior to the Cylon invasion, the episode is very much about Adamas past.

Overall, a better than normal episode which gives us a lot more background into pre-Cylon Invasion military life in the 12 Colonies

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