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 ... See full summary »

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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 garykmcd

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20 March 2009 (USA)  »

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Towards the end of the episode, when the people are heading off in different directions and the camera slowly pans towards Karl, Sharon and Hera, if you look carefully at the bottom left of the screen, just as Karl says "There's game on this planet" an out of focus fly can be seen landing on the camera lens and move towards the corner edge of the screen. See more »

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The final scene is stated to take place on the streets of modern day New York City but in the final shot, the Canadian-style "do not enter" sign and the transit bus in TransLink livery reveals it was actually Vancouver BC. See more »

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Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace: [frantically trying to enter jump co-ordinates while the Galactica is being dragged into the black hole] There must be some kind of way out of here!
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All Along the Watchtower
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Performed by Jimi Hendrix
Written by Bob Dylan
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A wonderful end to the series
10 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Daybreak: Part 3 is sort of like the last episode of MASH; there's little action except at the very beginning, the rest is a long denouement of the characters and the story, which if you watched the preceding four seasons is well deserved.

Without giving away spoilers you finally find out what the mysterious song means, and seeing each character more or less live with the person they were meant to or become themselves was satisfying.

"Battlestar Galactica" has gotten a fair amount of controversy about how good it is; I know I watched the original mini-series, wasn't impressed, and didn't watch it during the original run. Having just watched the entire run basically the first season does a steady build up of the story; the second begins to falter and sway a bit. The third starts off well but the series hit it's low point in the latter half with episodes that were mainly filler, and finally the fourth season had many twists and turns but ultimately resolves and settles the story.

If you haven't watched the show at all it's best to skip the last three episodes until you've seen the rest as there's a final profound "Uh-Huh" that isn't really appreciated until you see it in context of the entire show.


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