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Battlestar Galactica: Flesh and Bone

When a Cylon agent is found aboard a ship in the fleet, Adama, by Roslin's request, sends Kara to interrogate the one called Leoben Conoy. Though she approaches impenetrable to his tactics, the Cylon engages her in a discussion of his specific dogma, including how special he believes Kara to be.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x8
Production Number: 108
Airdate: Friday February 25th, 2005

Director: Brad Turner
Writer: Toni Graphia

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Dec 06, 2004 (Premiere!)
NL (Sci-Fi) Apr 17, 2009

Guest Stars
Callum Keith RennieCallum Keith Rennie
As Leoben Conoy
Matthew Bennett (1)Matthew Bennett (1)
As Aaron Doral

Co-Guest Stars
Michael Hogan (1)Michael Hogan (1)
As Saul Tigh
Aaron DouglasAaron Douglas
As Tyrol
Tahmoh PenikettTahmoh Penikett
As Karl "Helo" Agathon
Kandyse McClureKandyse McClure
As Dualla
Christina SchildChristina Schild
As Playa Kohn
Paul CampbellPaul Campbell
As Billy Keikeya
Eric BrekerEric Breker
As Gemenon Captain
Biski GugusheBiski Gugushe
As Hamilton
Main Cast
Edward James OlmosEdward James Olmos
As William Adama
Mary McDonnellMary McDonnell
As Laura Roslin
Katee SackhoffKatee Sackhoff
As Kara "Starbuck" Thrace
Jamie BamberJamie Bamber
As Lee "Apollo" Adama
James CallisJames Callis
As Dr. Gaius Baltar
Tricia HelferTricia Helfer
As Number Six
Grace ParkGrace Park
As Sharon "Boomer" Valerii/Sharon "Athena" Agathon
Episode Notes
Survivor count: 47,954

Boomer's "family" was killed in a mining accident on Troy.

Edward James Olmos was originally set to direct this episode, but had to pass due to scheduling conflicts.

This episode takes place the day after the events of "Six Degrees of Separation".

Episode Quotes
Kara: You're a machine.
Leoben: I am more than you could ever imagine. I am God.
Kara: (laughs) I'm sorry. You're God? Wow. Nice to meet you. That's good. That's good. We'll give you a couple of minutes with that.
Leoben: It's funny, isn't it? We're all God, Starbuck. All of us. I see the love that binds all living things together.
Kara: Love? You don't even know what the word means.
Leoben: I know that God loved you more than all other living creatures and you repaid His divine love with sin, with hate, corruption, evil, so then He decided to create the Cylons.
Kara: The Gods had nothing to do with it. We created you. Us. It was a stupid, frakked-up decision, and we have paid for it. You slaughtered my entire civilisation! That is sin. That is evil. And you are evil.

Leoben: (to Kara) I have a soul. I see patterns. I know you. You're damaged. You were born to a woman who believed that suffering was good for the soul, so you suffered. Your life is a testament to pain. Injuries. Accidents. Some inflicted upon others, others inflicted upon yourself. Surrounds you like a bubble, but it's not real. It's just - that's just something she put into your head. It's something that you wanna believe because it means that you're the problem, not the world that you live in. You wanna believe it because it means that you're bad luck, like a cancer that needs to be removed. Because you hear her voice every day and you want her to be right.

Leoben: You kneel before idols and ask for guidance, and you can't see that your destiny's already been written. Each of us plays a role. Each time a different role. Maybe the last time I was the interrogator and you were the prisoner. The players change; the story remains the same. And this time - this time - your role is to deliver my soul unto God. Do it for me. It's your destiny. And mine. And I told you I had a surprise for you. Are you ready? You're going to find Kobol, birthplace of us all. Kobol will lead you to Earth. This is my gift to you, Kara.

Episode Goofs
Roslin mistakenly gives Leoben's name as Conroy, not Conoy.

The smear of blood that Leoben leaves around Kara's neck changes degrees, appearing fainter at times than others.

Cultural References
The melody Boomer is humming when touching the Cylon Raider derives from a Korean lullaby.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperRonald D. Moore
Executive ProducerRonald D. Moore  |  David Eick
Co-Executive ProducerToni Graphia
ProducerHarvey Frand
Consulting ProducerGlen A. Larson
Associate ProducerPaul M. Leonard
Production DesignerRichard Hudolin
EditorJacques Gravett
CastingCoreen Mayrs  |  Heike Brandstatter
Line ProducerRon French
First Assistant DirectorJohn Mavrogeorge
Second Assistant DirectorDerek Thomson
Staff WriterCarla Robinson
MusicBear McCreary
Costume DesignerGlenne Campbell
HairstylistGerald Gibbons  |  Forest Sala
Make-upPatricia Murray  |  Lise Kuhr
Key GripCurt Griebel
Set DecoratorJonathan Lancaster
Location ManagerKent Sponagle
Transportation CoordinatorBill Janssen
Property MasterKen Hawryliw
Production AssistantTim Bennett  |  Tanis Hofmann
Script SupervisorCorey Jones
Production CoordinatorCara Rogers
Script CoordinatorRyan Mottesheard
Assistant EditorHarry Jierjian  |  Greg D'Auria  |  Mark Tuminello
Post Production SupervisorTrisha Brunner
Supervising Sound EditorJack Levy
Re-Recording MixerKevin Burns (1)  |  Todd Orr
GafferDon Saari
Director of PhotographyStephen McNutt
Story EditorDavid Weddle  |  Bradley Thompson
Stunt CoordinatorMike Mitchell
Assistant Production CoordinatorJennifer Tanami  |  Nicole Oguchi
Post Production CoordinatorGregg Tilson
Production ManagerRon French
Sound MixerRick Bal
Based On The Works OfGlen A. Larson
Third Assistant DirectorSara Irvine
Costume SupervisorPamela Cameron
Boom OperatorMatt Willoughby-Price
Art Department CoordinatorLynn Snedden
Visual Effects CoordinatorMichael D. Gibson
Main Title ThemeBear McCreary  |  Richard Gibbs
Visual Effects SupervisorGary Hutzel
Main Title DesignAndrew Seklir
Production AccountantLaurie Boyle
Extras CastingJames Forsyth
Casting AssistantElisabeth Van Assum
Transportation CaptainRanj Jawant  |  Mitch Lafleur
"A" Camera OperatorJoel Guthro
Set DresserPaul Burton (2)
Sound AssistantGreg Hewitt
Casting CoordinatorErrin Clutton
MedicRon Grey
Steadicam OperatorTim Spencer
Music CoordinatorJason Ruder
Unit ManagerLorne Davidson
Set Decoration BuyerFelipe Barragan
Assistant Costume DesignerGlenna Owen
Props AssistantSantino Barile
Special Effects CoordinatorAndrew Chamberlayne
Dolly GripJordan Neifer  |  Darin Wong
Writing AssistantRobert Thissen
Additional EditorChris Boyett
Assistant AccountantCarol Bailey
Foley ArtistDoug Madick
Assistant Art DirectorIvana Vasak  |  Ken Rabhel
Payroll AccountantShawn McKay
Sound DesignDaniel Colman
Best Boy GripBruce Beaulac
Dialogue EditorVince Balunas
Supervising Art DirectorDouglas McLean
AssistantJames Halpern  |  Maril Davis
"B" Camera OperatorTim Spencer
Camera TraineeRyan Nazar
Construction ForemanJim Hayes
Assistant Set DecoratorPerry Battista
Second Assistant "B" CameraRob Devitt
Best Boy ElectricianJeff Trebenski
First Assistant "B" CameraRyan S. Gillard
Producers AssistantDebbie Forbes
Genny OperatorMurray Chysyk
Accounting ClerkTony Lort  |  Tom McAlley
Color TimerJoe Finley
"A" Camera First AssistantIvan Muldonado
Orchestral EngineerRobert Fernandez
Assistant Stunt CoordinatorDuane Dickinson
"A" Camera Second AssistantRichard Porta
Leadman SetupMike Carpenter  |  Budd Legree
Location AssistantTisha Simpkins
Science AdvisorKevin Grazier
Special Effects AssistantPhilip Jones (3)  |  Ron Seida  |  Stacey Goodman  |  Murray Cambell
Visual Effects AssistantBlaine Lougheed
Craft ServicesRon Grey
Scoring EngineerSteve Kaplan
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