Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)
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Gallactica meets Pegasus, and Adama's command is threatened when the captain of Pegasus outranks him. A joyous celebration turns sour at some of the secrets emerging out of the differences of the two crews, and Baltar meets a familiar Cylon prisoner aboard Pegasus.


Michael Rymer


Ronald D. Moore (developed by), Anne Cofell Saunders | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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 / Gina Inviere
Grace Park ... Lt. Sharon 'Boomer' Valerii
Michael Hogan ... Colonel Saul Tigh
Aaron Douglas ... Chief Galen Tyrol
Tahmoh Penikett ... Lt. Karl 'Helo' Agathon
Paul Campbell ... Billy Keikeya
Nicki Clyne ... Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson
Alessandro Juliani ... Lt. Felix Gaeta
Kandyse McClure ... Officer Anastasia Dualla
Michelle Forbes ... Admiral Helena Cain


Starbuck is discussing a plan to save the resistance group on Caprica, when reports are coming in of Cylon activity. A large ship is moving to Galactica. Then Gaeta receives colonial transponders. It's the Battlestar Pegasus, with admiral Cain on board. At first, the crew of Galactica seems overjoyed at their arrival, especially since much needed supplies are being delivered. Then reports start coming in about Cain's unorthodox ways of commanding. She also decides to merge both crews, ordering Apollo and Starbuck to join Pegasus' air group. Meanwhile a large Cylon vessel is discovered, guarded by two basestars. A reconnaissance mission is planned. Dr. Baltar is asked to interrogate a Cylon on the Pegasus. She's been tortured and turns out to be a Number Six copy. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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A 59 minute Extended Edition of this episode is included on some commercial releases of Season 2. See more »


When Dr. Baltar and Number Six are escorted in to see the Pegasus' Cylon prisoner (21:33 in the broadcast version), the tape for Lt. Thorne's "mark" is visible on the floor as he stands guard. See more »


Lieutenant Alastair Thorne: [Dr. Baltar has been asked aboard the Battlestar Pegasus to examine their "Cylon prisoner"] Don't get too close. It killed seven of my crew. Do you want my guards to come in with you?
Number Six: Feeling scared, Gaius? Want the big, bad soldiers to protect you from the mean old Cylon prisoner?
Doctor Gaius Baltar: No, I think we'll be just fine. Thank you.
[the Cylon Prisoner is shackled to the floor]
Number Six: Oh, my God.
[the Cylon comes into full view]
Number Six: My God, Gaius, it's me! Look at what they've done to her!
Doctor Gaius Baltar: Open the door, now, please.
Computer Voice: ID ...
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Alternate Versions

The second season episode "Pegasus" was originally overlong, but was edited down to fit the time allotted. Even the edited version is longer than normal (45 minutes as opposed to 42-43). The aired version is available on the Region 1 "Season 2.0" DVD set, while the extended cut is available on the Region 1 "Season 2.5" DVD set, as well as all other regions' "Season Two" DVD sets. See more »


Referenced in Battlestar Galactica: Razor (2007) See more »


Lords of Kobol
Words and Music by Bear McCreary
Performed by Raya Yarbrough
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Another oustanding episode
5 April 2018 | by gridoon2020See all my reviews

Almost every episode of "Battlestar Galactica" has its own separate theme: in this one, it's dehumanized military vs. human military, warts and all. It is remarkable how quickly the "dream" turns into a nightmare. Intense and involving, leading to what promises to be an epic confrontation. ***1/2 out of 4.

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23 September 2005 (USA) See more »

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