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Battlestar Galactica: The Son Also Rises

Still dealing with Kara's death, Lee is appointed to protect Baltar's new lawyer, Romo Lampkin, after his predecessor is assassinated by unidentified suspects. Inspired by Lee's grandfather, Lampkin himself may help inspire the younger Adama to carve his own path.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x18
Production Number: T717
Airdate: Sunday March 11th, 2007

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) May 01, 2007
NL (Sci-Fi) Sep 11, 2009

Guest Stars
Michael TruccoMichael Trucco
As Sam Anders
Rekha SharmaRekha Sharma
As Tory Foster
Sebastian SpenceSebastian Spence
As Narcho
Mark SheppardMark Sheppard
As Romo Lampkin

Co-Guest Stars
Michael Hogan (1)Michael Hogan (1)
As Saul Tigh
Aaron DouglasAaron Douglas
As Galen Tyrol
Nicki ClyneNicki Clyne
As Cally
Tahmoh PenikettTahmoh Penikett
As Karl "Helo" Agathon
Alessandro JulianiAlessandro Juliani
As Felix Gaeta
Kandyse McClureKandyse McClure
As Anastasia Dualla
Bodie OlmosBodie Olmos
As Hotdog
Leah CairnsLeah Cairns
As Racetrack
Colin LawrenceColin Lawrence
As Skulls
Ty OlssonTy Olsson
As LSO Kelly
Don ThompsonDon Thompson
As Figurski
Stephen HolmesStephen Holmes
As Reporter #1
Christina SchildChristina Schild
As Playa Palacios
Alison MatthewsAlison Matthews
As Fallbrook
Chris BoydChris Boyd
As Marine Cheadle
Colin CorriganColin Corrigan
As Marine Nowart
Tyler McClendonTyler McClendon
As Alan Hughes
Main Cast
Edward James OlmosEdward James Olmos
As William Adama
Mary McDonnellMary McDonnell
As Laura Roslin
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: 41,399

Katee Sackhoff's name has been omitted from the opening credits as of this episode.

The bonus scene portion played at the end of this episode is of Athena confronting Cally sometime after the scene in which Cally vaugely accused Athena of planting the device on her own raptor.

Kandyse McClure does not appear in this episode despite being credited.

Helo is temporarily assigned as CAG.

Lampkin's first name, Romo, is taken from the first two letters of Ron Moore's first and last name.

Episode Quotes
Tigh: Never thought I'd miss all Starbuck's yakking.

Tigh: (addressing Adama) Your Honour.
(Adama looks confused)
Tigh: You haven't heard. Where you been? They just announced it. You won the lottery. You now own exactly 1/5 of Baltar's skinny ass.

Lampkin: Love. Precocious evolutionary move, fashioning Cylons to be capable of experiencing it. I don't know if it was engineered as a tactical imperative, but... it's not for the faint-hearted, is it?
Caprica-Six: No, it's not.
Lampkin: Maybe you should have been nicer to your mechanic.

Lee: So what did you take from me?
Lampkin: Hmm. I was thinking, the photograph that you carry. The girl. The pilot. The one you're carrying. But... you've had enough stolen from you already.

Lee: Hey, how's the leg?
Sam: You mean my lucky break? It gave me a reason not to come up here. But sooner or later, you run out of excuses.
Lee: It's hard to let her go.

Cultural References
Lampkin: Be the bad boy, be the prodigal son.

This is an allusion to the well known parable of the Prodigal Son. The story is of a son who defies his father by leaving him and spending his wealth until he returns home to his father's forgiveness.

It is of note that this seems to be anachronism because as a story told by Jesus in the Bible, it is therefore a Judeo-Christian reference, such a thing not existing in the show's universe.

The episode's title is a play on the title of Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel, The Sun Also Rises.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperRonald D. Moore
Executive ProducerRonald D. Moore  |  David Eick
Co-Executive ProducerMark Verheiden  |  Michael Angeli
Supervising ProducerHarvey Frand  |  Michael Taylor (1)
ProducerDavid Weddle  |  Bradley Thompson  |  Michael Rymer
Co-ProducerPaul M. Leonard
Consulting ProducerGlen A. Larson
Associate ProducerJames Halpern
Production DesignerRichard Hudolin
Line ProducerRon French
First Assistant DirectorRachel Leiterman
Second Assistant DirectorMichael Shandley
MusicBear McCreary
Costume DesignerGlenne Campbell
Property MasterKen Hawryliw
Production AssistantBrodie Louie
Script SupervisorCorey Jones
Assistant EditorMichael O'Halloran
Supervising Sound EditorDaniel Colman
Re-Recording MixerKen Kobett  |  Mike Olman
Director of PhotographyStephen McNutt
Story EditorAnne Cofell
Production ManagerChris Rudolph
Sound MixerRick Bal
Based On The Works OfGlen A. Larson
ConsultantJerry Hultsch
Visual Effects CoordinatorRoss Woo
Visual Effects SupervisorGary Hutzel
Location ScoutBonny Northcott
Post Production AssistantIan Maddox
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
CGI SupervisorDoug Drexler
CGI ArtistKyle Toucher
Producers AssistantSian McArthur
VFX Set CoordinatorGreg Behrens
VFX CompositorChris Wood (1)  |  Nina Yoon
Color TimerKim Schneider
Location AssistantJessica Feskun  |  Jeff Hardy (2)  |  Marc Leveille
Senior Visual Effects CoordinatorMichael D. Gibson
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