Battlestar Galactica: Season 4, Episode 19

Daybreak: Part 1 (13 Mar. 2009)

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The Colony is located sitting on the edge of a black hole with only one point of entry in what is a very large debris field. Knowing that the Galactica has reached the end of the line, ... See full summary »

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The Colony is located sitting on the edge of a black hole with only one point of entry in what is a very large debris field. Knowing that the Galactica has reached the end of the line, Admiral Adama asks for volunteers to mount a raid on the Cylon base, realizing it may be the ship's last jump. In flashbacks prior to the Cylon invasion, key moments in the lives of several of the crew are presented. These include include the first time Kara Thrace and Lee Adama meet; Admiral Adama's struggle with his decision to retire from the colonial fleet; Gaius Baltar's relationship with his father and his developing relationship with Caprica Six; and Sam Anders discussing the motivation behind his professional sports career. Written by garykmcd

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Starbuck describes The Colony as being located in the accretion disk of a naked singularity. Naked singularities don't HAVE accretion disks; it's part of what makes them naked. A naked singularity is a theoretical kind of black hole (one which probably does not exist), wherein the rate of spin and the amount of charge on the collapsed star sufficiently counter the effects of gravitation so that not only is the volume of the star reduced to zero, but the radius of the outer event horizon is also reduced to zero. The result is a black hole with no net gravitational effect (unless one physically contacts it). No net gravitation means that no material is drawn to it - no accretion disk. See more »

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Dr. Gaius Baltar: [desperately trying to stop the Nurse he hired to look after his father, Julius, from quitting after Julius attacked her with a knife] Nurse Barbara, please! I've got five hundred cubits! One thousand. One thousand frakking cubits for you to stay the night! Please, I'll take all the knives away! He'll be on liquid diet forever! Just spend one frakking night!
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Setting things up for the finale
19 February 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This was a rather mixed episode; the opening scenes were flashbacks to various events on Caprica; Laura Roslin hearing that her sisters and father were killed in a car crash, Gaius Baltar arguing with his elderly father and Lee Adama visiting Starbuck. Had theses scenes appeared early on in the series they could have helped us to understand the characters a little better but at this stage it seems a bit late for that. Thankfully the scenes in the present day were more interesting; Admiral Adama decides that they will undertake a mission to rescue Hera from the Cylon colony; even though it is likely to be a one way mission.

I must admit I was a little bit disappointed with this episode; largely because of the flashbacks at the start. In the present there were several good scenes though; the one were Adama sees Hera's picture on the 'wall of the lost' and decides that they will try to rescue her was touching and the final scene were everybody must decide whether they will go on the mission or stay behind was classic Galactica; especially the moment when Adama tells Dr. Cottle he must stay behind as the fleet needs him. Even though this wasn't one of my favourite episode by the end it felt like something impressive was about to happen; I have high hopes for the series finale!


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