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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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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Battlestar Valkyrie receives, for the first time in the show, a name from Norse mythology. Greek mythology is present in the show in the gods and the names of the colonies (inspired in the Zodiac), and several names for Battlestars (Pegasus) or cities (Delphi, Troy). The Valkyries are warrior maidens from Norse mythology who rode the skies on their horses, so Valkyrie seems a good name for a Battlestar. See more »


In the flashback sequence to the CIC of the Battlestar Valkyrie, Commander Adama is wearing admiral's insignia on his collar. He was not promoted to Admiral until many years later. See more »


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A figure from Admiral Adama's past comes back to haunt him.
19 November 2006 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

I have to say, once again, that this show is probably one of the best on TV right now. As usual, the story is fantastic.

The "Hero", Bulldog, a POW, somehow manages to get away from a Cylon Basestar aboard a Raider, like Starbuck did before. Everybody is stunned by his flashy appearance with two Cylon raiders on his tail, and seem to forget this move might belong to the Cylons who, like always, have a plan.

Bulldog fits in the big picture that is Adama's past and we get to see the Admiral on his previous command, aboard the Battlestar Walkyrie, doing a black-ops mission close to the Cylon neutral zone. Bulldog gets shot down by unknown contacts in Cylon territory and Adama is forced to leave him behind. Here's a question for you: is Adama responsible for the war?

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