Gaius Baltar causes intense unrest within the fleet when he begins to openly promote belief in the Cylon god. Colonel Tigh, Galen Tyrol, and Tory Foster argue over how far they should go to ensure their secret is not revealed.

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Funeral services are held for Cally Tyrol but the Chief feels guilty about what happened to his wife. He's slipping on the job as well and makes a serious mistake that could have resulted in death for the crew of a Raptor. Harsh words with Admiral Adama in Joe's Bar results in him being demoted from Chief to Specialist and designated for reassignment. Col. Tigh visits Caprica Six in the brig to advise that her request the see the child Hera has been denied. He's shocked at what he sees however. Meanwhile, Gaius Baltar and his acolytes are attacked and beaten in their quarters by the Sons of Ares, a vigilante group. As a result, he goes on the offensive and desecrates a temple in revenge. President Roslin promises him she will pursue his attackers but also seeks the Quorum of Twelve's support in passing new legislation to reign him in. Written by garykmcd

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Aaron Douglas reads the "Previously on Battlestar Galactica" at the beginning of the episode. See more »

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When Tigh and Tori are in Tyrol's quarters, a close-up of Tigh clearly shows admiral's rank insignia on his uniform, noticeable due to their distinctive shape clearly different from his correct rank of colonel. See more »

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President Laura Roslin: Lee has no idea. He really has no idea.
Admiral William Adama: Have you anything I've said?
President Laura Roslin: There are pragmatic realities he refuses to face.
Admiral William Adama: Well, that's a problem of course; he saying what he thinks is right.
President Laura Roslin: Well yeah, he's Lee. Thing is, it probably is the right thing. But sometimes the right thing is a luxury. And it can have profoundly dangerous consequences. And it's almost as if he doesn't want that to be true. Ok, I've got to stop this. I'm not supposed to get upset during treatment. Will you read the next ...
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Yes we are not in Kansas anymore .. or even in Outer Space
8 January 2015 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

If you want to know why this series has become iconic (to the point where even its creators have been unable to duplicate its success) you could do worse than check out this episode which in many ways has more in common with a top-flight stage play than a sci-fi adventure.

The word "wow" comes to mind.

Even die hard fans who had, prior to this episode, seen every instalment and every movie bonus may have "missed" the fact that Tricia Helfer and Kate Vernon, born 13 years apart, looked similar.

The writers did not miss that. (They did not miss much). And the trick of allowing Col. Tigh to "see" his dead wife (whom he killed) when visiting Helfer the Cylon (and believing himself to be one himself, but not sure) takes drama to an entirely new level.

Again, not your average sci-fi.

Nor does Mary McDonnel miss a chance to shine. Her scenes with Olmos, even though composed only of dialog, have, by this point in the series, become semi-erotic; and the wig she wears because her character is dying makes her appear more like a high-schooler than the leader of what is left of humanity.

The effect is both unsettling and hypnotic.

The entire episode is like that, it never lets up, it makes you think.

It is BSG writing at its best. It shines.


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