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A man is discovered by the fleet after being imprisoned by the Cylons since before their attack on the Colonies. Unfortunately, his return brings with it a dark secret from Adama's past.

Amidst the Cylons, a copy of Number Three has dreams that pushes her to seek out what lies between life and death.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x8
Production Number: T707
Airdate: Friday November 17th, 2006

Director: Michael Rymer
Writer: David Eick

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Feb 20, 2007
NL (Sci-Fi) Aug 07, 2009

Special Guest Stars
Lucy LawlessLucy Lawless
As Number Three

Guest Stars
Donnelly RhodesDonnelly Rhodes
As Dr. Cottle
Matthew Bennett (1)Matthew Bennett (1)
As Number Five
Rekha SharmaRekha Sharma
As Tory Foster
Carl LumblyCarl Lumbly
As Lt. Daniel "Bulldog" Novacek

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
Alessandro JulianiAlessandro Juliani
As Felix Gaeta
Kandyse McClureKandyse McClure
As Anastasia Dualla
Luciana CarroLuciana Carro
As Kat
Tiffany KnightTiffany Knight
As Hybrid (credited as Tiffany Lyndall-Knight)
Barry KennedyBarry Kennedy
As Admiral Corman
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: 41,421

After covering his lost eye with a bandage since the beginning of the season, Tigh finally begins wearing an eyepatch.

In the American airing on the Sci-Fi Channel, Adama's line about Bulldog's "bullshit attitiude" was censored. It appears to be the only known instance, as other countries and DVDs leave the line intact.

For the second episode in a row, the Hybrid is absent even though Tiffany Lyndall-Knight remains credited.

Three's vision of the five figures between her death and resurrection takes place inside the opera house from Baltar's vision on Kobol.

Although James Callis and Grace Park appear in this episode, neither have any lines.

This marks the first appearance of the Final Five, though their identities are obscured.

Episode Quotes
Tory Foster: (regarding a portrait of Baltar) Is there really any place left in the universe deserving of such a rare and distinguished item?
Roslin: I was thinking put it in the bathroom right over the toilet.

Adama: How the hell did you escape a Cylon Baseship?
Bulldog: Well, sir, it's like this. The enemy had me locked in a cell for three years. The accommodations were lousy, the service was slow, and after a while I felt the institution no longer had anything left to offer me. So I left. (cracks a smile)
Adama: You had me worried there for a moment. I thought maybe the Cylons had beaten the bullshit attitude out of you.

Tigh: A drink?
Bulldog: You have no idea.
Tigh: (under his breath) Yes, I do.

Tigh: Sometimes surviving can be its own death sentence. I know that.

Adama: I started it. Initiated it.
Lee: Wait a minute. You started what? Started what?
Adama: The attacks on the Colonies. By crossing the line, I showed them that we were the warmongers they figured us to be. And I... I left them but one choice: to attack us before we attacked them.
Lee: No. No. Because it wasn't just you. They put you there. They put you there, across the line. You had no choice. That was the Admiralty. That was the - That was the military. You were one mission. You were one man. One man.
Adama: It only takes one.

Roslin: I'd like to propose this: you seem hellbent on paying some kind of penance for whatever is you think you've done. So instead of resigning, why don't you get up and walk out of here, meet me on the port hangar deck tomorrow evening for the ceremony, and let me pin a frakking medal to your chest?
Adama: I can't.
Roslin: It's not for you. It's for them. Stand up there, acknowledge your fleet, and give them what they need: a hero. That'll be your penance, even if it kills you.

Episode Goofs
Yet again, Luciana Carro's first name is misspelled with an additional 'n'.

Throughout the episode, it's said that the stealth mission took place a year before the events of the miniseries while Adama was commander of Valkyrie. However, dialogue in many previous episodes imply that Adama has been in command of Galactica for at least two years prior to the Cylon attack. In fact, a close examination of the dossier seen in the episode provides a time of six years, which seems most likely as in "Litmus" Adama says that Tyrol has been under his command for five years, the longest time given prior to this episode.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperRonald D. Moore
Executive ProducerRonald D. Moore  |  David Eick
Co-Executive ProducerMark Verheiden  |  Michael Angeli
Supervising ProducerHarvey Frand  |  Michael Taylor (1)
ProducerBradley Thompson  |  Michael Rymer  |  David Weddle
Co-ProducerPaul M. Leonard
Consulting ProducerGlen A. Larson
Associate ProducerJames Halpern
Production DesignerRichard Hudolin
EditorAndrew Seklir
Line ProducerRon French
First Assistant DirectorWayne Rose
Second Assistant DirectorMichael Shandley
MusicBear McCreary
Costume DesignerGlenne Campbell
Property MasterKen Hawryliw
Script SupervisorCorey Jones
Assistant EditorTim Kinzy
Supervising Sound EditorDaniel Colman
Re-Recording MixerMike Olman  |  Ken Kobett
Director of PhotographyStephen McNutt
Story EditorAnne Cofell
Post Production CoordinatorDan Delaney
Production ManagerChris Rudolph
Sound MixerRick Bal
Based On The Works OfGlen A. Larson
ConsultantJerry Hultsch
Visual Effects SupervisorGary Hutzel
Location ScoutBonny Northcott
Props AssistantRob Stecky
Makeup ArtistPatricia Murray
Still PhotographerCarole Segal
Second Unit Director Of PhotographyJohn Drake (2)
First Assistant "B" CameraRob Devitt
2nd Assistant AccountantTony Lort
Producers AssistantSian McArthur
VFX CompositorMelissa Best
Color TimerGeorge Cvjetnicanin
Location AssistantJennifer Lawson (2)  |  Jonathon Watson  |  Jessica Feskun
VFX ConsultantKelly Myers
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