Battlestar Galactica: Season 3, Episode 15

A Day in the Life (18 Feb. 2007)

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The Chief and his wife get trapped in an airlock on a routine maintenance job, while the Admiral copes with his wedding anniversary and the memories of his ex-wife.

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It's been 49 days since their last encounter with the Cylons and the Galactica crew take the opportunity to make necessary repairs to the ship. Chief Tyrol, his wife Cally and Seelix set off to repair an airlock that hasn't been used for over a year. When a leak automatically closes the doors, Cally and Tyrol find themselves trapped. With their air supply dwindling, Admiral Adama instructs his command team to find a way to rescue the members of his crew. It's also a time of reflection for the Admiral as it's his wedding anniversary. He and his wife Carolann were divorced and he did not see her for many years. He reflects on the problems in his marriage and has a conversation of sorts with her. He also learns something about her later life for his son Lee, for whom he has a surprise after Lee reveals something about an early ambition he once had. Written by garykmcd

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Trapped in an airlock with a leaky seam, Chief Tyrol presses a patch down over the leak, which bulges slightly, presumably from pressure behind it. In reality, with pressurized air inside the airlock and vacuum outside, the patch would get sucked into the leak, not blown away from it. See more »

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Running out of air
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After the previous stand-alone episode we have one that has three main plot strands; two stand-alone and one which advances the main plot. In the first and most dramatic of the stories Chief Tyrol and Cally get trapped when the damaged airlock they are repairing develops a leak causing the inner doors to be sealed; while that are trapped inside those trying to come up with a rescue plan must hurry as the temperature is dropping fast and they only have enough air to survive for half an hour. In the second story Admiral Adama is reminiscing about his wife as it would have been their anniversary; as the episode progresses we learn theirs was not a happy marriage. In the third and ultimately most important plot strand President Roslin asks Adama if Apollo would be able to help with Baltar's trial; he isn't keen at first but although nothing is decided by the end of the episode it does look as if he will take on the job.

This episode was certainly and improvement on the one before; while the story of Adama's marriage wasn't one of the best the problems encountered by Chief Tyrol and his wife were genuinely gripping; knowing this shows propensity for killing off major characters I wasn't sure if both of them would make it first time I watched this episode; the tension was improved by the fine acting by Aaron Douglas and Nicki Clyne who were great in their scenes together. The plot involving Apollo was fairly minor this week but I'm sure it will develop into something important as the episodes pass and Baltar's trial approaches.


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