Battlestar Galactica: Season 4, Episode 20

Daybreak: Part 2 & 3 (20 Mar. 2009)

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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 ... 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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Late in the writing process, it was realized that the "opera house" sequence could be shown to parallel the ongoing battle on Galatica. Anders' hybrid tank was set up on the CIC balcony, and it was arranged that the other four Cylons be near him, so that the "final five" could be posed in a manner similar to that shown in the opera house dream. In order for the actors to be visible at the appropriate angle, however, a safety railing had to be removed from the CIC balcony. 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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Admiral William Adama: [explaining to Laura Roslin why they named their new home Earth] Earth is a dream... one we've been chasing for a long time. We've earned it. This is Earth.
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God did it!
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Öğğyyykkk!

The first two seasons were great, but the show started to deteriorate in quality with the third season. And the fourth season was really bad. At least I was waiting to see a decent ending. Alas! Nothing of the sort. I wasn't expecting to see a deus ex machina in that those questions you were hoping to be explained more or less merely boiled down to one answer: "God did it." It reminded me of what John Constantine said: "God is a kid with an ant farm." And there were angels, too!


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