Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)
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Crossroads: Part 1 

Baltar goes on trial for his life, and it affects everyone from Lee on up to the president.


Michael Rymer


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Edward James Olmos ... Admiral William Adama
Mary McDonnell ... President Laura Roslin
Jamie Bamber ... Major Lee 'Apollo' Adama
James Callis ... Dr. Gaius Baltar
Tricia Helfer ... Number Six / Caprica
Grace Park ... Lt. Sharon 'Athena' Agathon
Michael Hogan ... Colonel Saul Tigh
Aaron Douglas ... Chief Galen Tyrol
Tahmoh Penikett ... Captain Karl 'Helo' Agathon
Alessandro Juliani ... Lt. Felix Gaeta
Kandyse McClure ... Lt. Anastasia Dualla
Michael Trucco ... Samuel Anders
Mark Sheppard ... Romo Lampkin
Rekha Sharma ... Tory Foster
Chelah Horsdal ... Didi Cassidy


President Roslin has a dream where she is chasing Hera in the former opera house on Kobol. Athena and Caprica Six are there with her. Col. Tigh and Sam Anders hear a tune while sitting in Joe's bar but they seem the only ones who can hear it. Later, Presidential assistant Tory Foster hears the same tune. Gaius Baltar's trial is about to begin and he has to deal with a cult following who he considers to be a bunch of crazies. At his trial, the prosecutor points out that 5,197 people died or disappeared on New Caprica. Col. Tigh doesn't exactly help the prosecution when he appears drunk on the stand and eventually admits that he would do and say anything to see Baltar found guilty. Lee proves to be an effective member of the defense team scoring points in his cross-examination of President Roslin. It comes as a high personal cost however. Written by garykmcd

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18 March 2007 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Michael Hogan read the "Previously on Battlestar Galactica" line at the beginning of this episode. See more »


When the Galactica is seen jumping into FTL, the flight pods remain protracted. It has been well established that the flight pods need to be retracted when entering FTL or risk compromising the integrity of the ship. See more »


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Written by Richard Gibbs
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Tour de Force for the writing team
23 November 2014 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

I have made the observation in other reviews that the weight of critical opinion on this amazing series (this penned in 2014) is that it is the second most addictive series in this history of television (the first being Buffy, of an era before PVRs, when viewers boasted of planning their entire week about the show).

When a brilliant series is uneven, that is a polite way of saying the weak episodes are merely good and the good episodes are great.

This is one of the great ones. Digging deep into the story arcs of the first two seasons, the writing team wonderfully exposes the soft underbellies of multiple relationships on board which are not quite what they seem.

First class, and unforgettable.

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