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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The Stealth Star from the flashback was designated 7746VA. See more »


At approx. 42'30'' Colonel Tigh walks in to Admiral Adama's room and you hear the sound of the door closing, we then cut to a shot of Tigh and clearly in the background we see the door only just shutting. See more »


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When Something Seems to be a Miracle, be suspicious!
30 December 2007 | by (Vulcan) – See all my reviews

Mike Rymer cleverly directs this seemingly impossible (in more ways than one) episode.

The impossibilities are:

> This is a stand-alone episode more directly related to the themes of the mini-series and first season than anything happening in the intense third season story arc.

> A great pilot, Bulldog, who worked under Adama years ago, has escaped from the cylons in a raider and miraculously found his way to Galactica.

Although it is never made completely clear how these miracles took place, the episode provides all the clues necessary to figure it out. Adama would have figured it out long before it was too late had he not been blind-sided by Bulldog's return and his own emotions. The resolution is remarkably subtle and intelligent, but you need to think creatively to really get it.

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