Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)
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President Roslin arrives on Galactica as Boomer's Cylon side asserts itself, forcing her to sabotage Galactica's water supply against her will. A series of explosions leads to the loss of ... See full summary »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Edward James Olmos ... Commander William Adama
Mary McDonnell ... President Laura Roslin
Katee Sackhoff ... Lt. Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace
Jamie Bamber ... Cpt. Lee 'Apollo' Adama
James Callis ... Dr. Gaius Baltar
Tricia Helfer ... Number Six
Grace Park ... Lt. Sharon 'Boomer' Valerii
Michael Hogan ... Colonel Saul Tigh
Aaron Douglas ... Chief Galen Tyrol
Tahmoh Penikett ... Lt. Karl 'Helo' Agathon
Kandyse McClure ... Officer Anastasia Dualla
Paul Campbell ... Billy Keikeya
Alessandro Juliani ... Lt. Felix Gaeta
Sam Witwer ... Crashdown
Nicki Clyne ... Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson


President Roslin arrives on Galactica as Boomer's Cylon side asserts itself, forcing her to sabotage Galactica's water supply against her will. A series of explosions leads to the loss of 60% of the water reserves and Commander Adama is compelled to introduce rationing and begin a search of nearby planetary systems for any H20 deposits. Written by Shiro

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The weapons locker is labeled 1701D. A reference to the FederaTion star ship, USS Enterprise 1701D from Star Trek The Next Generation. See more »


Baltar, Tigh, Adama, Apollo, and Roslin are discussing how many know the Cylons now appear human. At 22:40 Tigh indicates that only the five of them and "three Marines" know this. At 2:20:27 of the pilot, Tigh and Adama discuss this fact in a corridor while a medic attends to Adama's facial wound. There are multiple other people walking by when this discussion takes place, so upwards of five to ten others could know. See more »


President Laura Roslin: Colonel Tigh was right. Rioting broke out on a cruise ship when they reduced water rations. We need to demonstrate an ability to maintain order. We need to do it now.
Commander William Adama: We don't have extra manpower for fleet security.
President Laura Roslin: You have the only armed, disciplined force available.
Commander William Adama: Yeah, but I'm not going to be your policeman. There's a reason why you separate military and the police. One fights the enemy of the state. The other serves and protects the people. When the military becomes both, then the enemies ...
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Referenced in Battlestar Galactica: The Plan (2009) See more »


Main Title Theme
Written by Richard Gibbs
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Boomer, the Bomb and the Water
14 August 2008 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Boomer awakes in Galactica completely wet and when she seeks a towel in her bag, she finds a bomb. She disarms the detonator and when she brings them back to the arsenal, she finds that six other detonators are missing. While the trembling Boomer is telling Chief Galen Tyrol about her findings, the portside tanks of Galactica explode. With the loss of 60% of the water provision, Commander Adama rations the supply and sends the Raptors to search water in the nearby planets. Meanwhile in the destroyed Caprica, Lieutenant Helo is rescued by another version of Boomer.

In "Water", the lead attraction is Boomer and her duality since she does not know that she is a Cylon agent infiltrated in Galactica. Or is she Machiavellian and manipulating Chief Tyrol? I am not sure. The story is reasonable but too long for a small plot. The time spent with the ridiculous and useless character of President Laura Roslin is indeed irritating. Power corrupts and this character is a proof in this series of this wise saying. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Água" ("Water")

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14 January 2005 (USA) See more »


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