A stripped down Galactica attacks the Cylon's Colony ship in the hopes of rescuing Hera. The meaning of the shared dream in the Opera House on Kobol is revealed. Sam Anders is moved in his Hybrid tank to the CIC in the hopes that he will be able to assist the combatants. Their mission complete, Admiral Adama orders Starbuck to pick a destination - any destination - to which the ship can jump to get out of there. With that, the meaning of the tune and the musical notes are explained. Having successfully jumped, the old Galactica has truly reached the end of it's life. A planet capable of sustaining life is found and Lee Adama makes a radical proposal for the future of humankind. In a flash forward far into the future, Hera's importance to the human race is revealed. Written by
Did You Know?
In the final draft script, Chief Tyrol's final lines mentioned him moving to an island off the northern continent. At the request of Aaron Douglas
, this line was expanded to include a mention of the "highlands". Ronald D. Moore
, in the episode commentary, confirms that this line is intended to imply that Tyrol is the founder of Scotland. See more
The events of the finale was supposed to have taken place 150,000 years ago. Therefore, when Galactica jumped to our Earth after rescuing Hera, shots of the African continent from space should have shown the Sahara to be lush and green rather than the pale desert it is today. See more
Sharon "Boomer" Valerii
You should know... your Raptor's been destroyed. You can't go back that way.
Lt. Sharon 'Athena' Agathon
Yeah, well, that's not the plan.
Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace
Could we please not tell her the plan?
All Along the Watchtower
Performed by Jimi Hendrix
Written by Bob Dylan See more