Battlestar Galactica: Season 3, Episode 10

The Passage (8 Dec. 2006)

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The Colonial fleet makes a harrowing journey. Kat plays a vital role in the success or failure of the passage.

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The fleet is again in dire straits this time caused by a severe food shortage following contamination. Athena locates a planet with an abundant food supply but in order to get there, the fleet will have to pass through a treacherous part of space where high levels of radiation make navigation extremely dangerous and where the pilots could easily succumb to radiation poisoning. 'Kat' goes the extra mile to ensure all of the ships make it through, but at a very high price. On the Cylon Basestar, Gaius Baltar becomes suspicious of D'Anna Biers and learns that she has been killing herself and then regenerating on an almost daily basis. She says that in the brief moment between death and rebirth, she is seeing images that she believes may be the 5 unknown Cylons, known as the Final 5. Written by garykmcd

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According to Katee Sackhoff, Edward James Olmos suggested that the cast abstain from eating for a period of time in order to prepare for the scenes of starvation in this episode. Not every actor agreed with the idea. See more »

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When Baltar and D'Anna/Number Three talk about Jupiter, the closed-captioning subtitles refer to Zeus - however, Jupiter is the Roman name for the Greek god Zeus. See more »

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Colonel Saul Tigh: The last batch of passengers kicked up some trouble. Yeh - you get these people to the other side and they think there's a diner and a chef waiting to take their order.
Admiral William Adama: When are they gonna learn? They gotta process the thing first, for frak's sake.
Colonel Saul Tigh: Try telling that to a bunch of empty stomachs.
Admiral William Adama: I hear they're still eating paper. Is that true?
Colonel Saul Tigh: No. Paper shortage.
[Both begin laughing hysterically]
Admiral William Adama: Not a good sign.
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Starvation, Desperation and Radiation
30 December 2007 | by (Vulcan) – See all my reviews

First, The Passage is a tragic character-development episode which focuses on the sacrifices any military must make, and, thematically, is very well placed in the political metaphors of the third season story-arc.

Second, I will respond to Glaskas from Sweden. Galactica and the colonial fleet have limited manufacturing technology, energy, and foodstuffs available to them. They do not have Miles O'Brien, Leonard McCoy, Spock,or even a home-world, let alone a federation to draw resources from. With all of the radiation in outer space, why should it come as a surprise that they might face a food shortage and an enormous radiation cloud against which they have limited defenses. I see not discontinuity here.

Third, it goes without saying that this episode offers one of Luciana Carro's series-best performance. Sackhoff also contributes very nicely to this one.

Fourth, If you tend to be easily affected by depressing stories, you may want to avoid BSG's third season. Episode after episode... ai ai ai.


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