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As the process of refining the fleet's tyluim becomes difficult, the pressure is put on the workers to keep maintenance, while they in turn simply want better working conditions. A book written by Baltar and smuggled out into the fleet helps to tighten this tension in the "knuckle draggers" who feel they are being treated like a lower class.
Survivor count: 41,400
Series stars Jamie Bamber and Grace Park do not appear in this episode.
Seelix's first name is Diana.
Baltar was born on the colony of Aerelon.
This episode's bonus scene is set after Tyrol brings in new workers in which Cally continues to talk about the class distinction, noticing that the pool of people being drafted are from labour colonies.
For reasons unknown David Patrick Green was uncredited for his role when this episode aired. His name was added on DVD.
Adama: (to Roslin) Well, if the quarters become cramped, you're always welcome in one of my beds. (off her look) In a manner of speaking.
Roslin: Fenner - complaining about working conditions and deliveries and, uh, spare parts and compensation, if you can believe that. We're on the run for our lives and the guy wants to talk about overtime bonuses.
Xeno Fenner: You know, it's funny that when the gas flows, my phone calls don't get returned. But the minute there's a glitch in the fuel supply, I've got face time with the President and the Admiral? Hmm. Maybe we should just start having more glitches.
Roslin: Is that a threat?
Xeno Fenner: It's like the book says, "If you hear the people, you'll never have to fear the people."
Roslin: Did you say "the book"?
Xeno Fenner: Mm-hmm.
Roslin: Guards. Arrest this man for extortion and interrupting vital supplies during a time of war.
Tyrol: Why do I have such a hard time picturing you milking cows and shoveling manure?
Baltar: Lack of imagination.
Tyrol: Or maybe that your little tale is manure.
Adama: Are you aware that your deck gang is participating in work stoppage?
Tyrol: It's called a general strike, sir.
Adama: It's a mutiny. And do you know what we do with mutineers? We shoot them, Chief.
Adama: I'm gonna put her up against a bulkhead and I'm gonna shoot her as a mutineer.
Tyrol: Are you out of your frakking mind? Cally was just following my orders.
Adama: She's a ringleader, so she goes first. And then the rest of your deck gang. Figurski, Seelix, Pollux.
Tyrol: You won't do this. We have a son.
Adama: Understand me. The very survival of this ship may depend on someone getting an order that they don't want to do. And if they hesitate, if they feel that orders are sometimes optional, then this ship will perish. And so will your son. The entire human race. I don't want to do this, Chief, but I will put ten Callys up against the wall to make sure that this ship and this fleet are not destroyed.
When the guards are searching Baltar, he pulls the pages out while his pants are still up, but when it cuts to the next shot, his pants are down.