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The New Caprica rescue mission gets underway. However, not everyone will make it off the planet and the battle, in fact, maybe too much for even the battlestar Galactica alone to handle.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x4
Production Number: T703B
Airdate: Friday October 20th, 2006

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Jan 23, 2007
NL (Sci-Fi) Jul 24, 2009

Special Guest Stars
Lucy LawlessLucy Lawless
As Number Three

Guest Stars
Michael TruccoMichael Trucco
As Sam Anders
Richard Hatch (1)Richard Hatch (1)
As Tom Zarek
Rick WorthyRick Worthy
As Simon
Callum Keith RennieCallum Keith Rennie
As Leoben Conoy
Kate VernonKate Vernon
As Ellen Tigh
Matthew Bennett (1)Matthew Bennett (1)
As Number Five
Rekha SharmaRekha Sharma
As Tory Foster

Co-Guest Stars
Michael Hogan (1)Michael Hogan (1)
As Saul Tigh
Aaron DouglasAaron Douglas
As Galen Tyrol
Tahmoh PenikettTahmoh Penikett
As Karl "Helo" Agathon
Nicki ClyneNicki Clyne
As Cally
Alessandro JulianiAlessandro Juliani
As Felix Gaeta
Kandyse McClureKandyse McClure
As Anastasia Dualla
Erica CerraErica Cerra
As Maya
Luciana CarroLuciana Carro
As Kat
Leah CairnsLeah Cairns
As Racetrack
Madeline ParkerMadeline Parker
As Kacey
Dominic ZamprognaDominic Zamprogna
As Jammer
Eileen PeddeEileen Pedde
As Mathias
Ty OlssonTy Olsson
As Captain Kelly
Ryan RobbinsRyan Robbins
As Connor
Emilie UllerupEmilie Ullerup
As Julia

Bodie OlmosBodie Olmos
As Brendan "Hot Dog" Constanza
P.J. PrinslooP.J. Prinsloo
As Lt. Mei "Freaker" Firelli
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
The Pegasus is destroyed in this episode.

This episode marks the death of Ellen Tigh.

This episode was nominated for an Emmy award for Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series and Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Series, winning the latter.

At the end of the episode Adama shaves his moustache.

Episode Quotes
Dualla: There's still a chance he'll come back. Your father has pulled off more than a few miracles in his day.
Lee: I know that... and I haven't given up hope.
Dualla: Yes, you have. I saw the look on your face when you came back from Galactica. Like you were never gonna see him again.

Lee: He's not coming back from this, none of 'em are.
Dualla: All we can do is make plans for the future. We have to survive. We have to find Earth. If we don't, there'll be no-one to remember a man named William Adama. Or a Battlestar named Galactica. That is our charge to keep.
Lee: To keep humanity going. No matter what the cost... no matter who we leave behind.
Dualla: You can do this. You can get us there. You're commander of this fleet and you will guide us to safety. And you will do it, no matter the cost... because you're an Adama.
Lee: I ever tell you how proud I am to serve with you?
Dualla: Not in so many words, no.
Lee: Well, I am proud to serve with you, Lieutenant. And to call you my wife.

Sam Anders: You know what has to be done here. If you don't wanna do it, I understand. Believe me, Colonel, someone is gonna do this. Now it would be better for her sake if it was you.

Roslin: Tom, you got that way, head to the ship yard.
Tom Zarek: You're coming, right?
Roslin: (motioning towards Colonial One) My ship's up there.
Tom Zarek: You sure have a sense of the dramatic.

Hot Dog: (as he prepares to launch his Viper whilst Galactica is freefalling towards New Caprica) Well, this ought to be different.

Adama: Jump drive?
(Helo shakes his head)
Adama: Then that's it. It's been an honour.

Baltar: I just want to sit here and die.
Gaeta: You're gonna get your wish, Gaius!

Gaeta: I believed in you.
Caprica-Six: Whoa, whoa. Gaeta...
Gaeta: I believed in the dream of New Caprica.
Caprica-Six: Gaeta, we all did.
Gaeta: No! No, not him. He believed in... the dream of Gaius Baltar. The good life - booze, pills, hot and cold running interns. He led us to the apocalypse and I... I turned out to be...
Baltar: An idealist. There's no sin in that.

Adama: Guess you didn't understand my orders.
Lee: Never could read your handwriting.

Tigh: Permission to come aboard, sir.
Adama: Permission granted. You did it. You brought them home, Saul.
Tigh: Not all of them.

Tory Foster: I'm so sorry. I let you down, I know that.
Roslin: No, you didn't. It's not your fault. This is bigger than us. This is life.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperRonald D. Moore
Executive ProducerRonald D. Moore  |  David Eick
Co-Executive ProducerMark Verheiden  |  Michael Angeli
Supervising ProducerMichael Taylor (1)  |  Harvey Frand
ProducerMichael Rymer  |  David Weddle  |  Bradley Thompson
Co-ProducerPaul M. Leonard
Consulting ProducerGlen A. Larson
Associate ProducerTrisha Brunner
Production DesignerRichard Hudolin
EditorAnthony Redman
Line ProducerRon French
First Assistant DirectorPatricia Ann Dyer
Second Assistant DirectorMichael Shandley
MusicBear McCreary
Costume DesignerGlenne Campbell
Property MasterKen Hawryliw
Script SupervisorClaudia Morgado
Assistant EditorIan Kezsbom
Re-Recording MixerMike Olman  |  Ken Kobett
Director of PhotographyStephen McNutt
Story EditorAnne Cofell
Post Production CoordinatorDan Delaney
Production ManagerRon French
Sound MixerWayne Finucan
Based On The Works OfGlen A. Larson
ConsultantJerry Hultsch
Visual Effects CoordinatorRoss Woo
Visual Effects SupervisorGary Hutzel
Location ScoutBonny Northcott
Props AssistantTony Germinario
Makeup ArtistPatricia Murray
AssistantJames Halpern
Still PhotographerCarole Segal
First Assistant "B" CameraMikil Rullman
2nd Assistant AccountantTony Lort
CGI SupervisorDoug Drexler
Producers AssistantSian McArthur
VFX Set CoordinatorGreg Behrens
VFX CompositorMelissa Best
Color TimerGeorge Cvjetnicanin
Location AssistantJonathon Watson  |  Jessica Feskun  |  Jennifer Lawson (2)
Senior Visual Effects CoordinatorMichael D. Gibson
VFX ConsultantKelly Myers
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