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Battlestar Galactica: A Disquiet Follows My Soul

With the proposal of integrating the Cylons into the fleet, including allowing them on civilian ships to upgrade FTL drives, despondency from Earth turns into anger and distrust as Zarek sways the Quorum and other parties to take a stand over the alliance with the Cylons.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x12
Production Number: 414
Airdate: Friday January 23rd, 2009

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Jan 27, 2009


Guest Stars
Richard Hatch (1)Richard Hatch (1)
As Tom Zarek
Donnelly RhodesDonnelly Rhodes
As Dr. Cottle

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
Bodie OlmosBodie Olmos
As Hotdog
Keegan Connor TracyKeegan Connor Tracy
As Jeanne
Kerry NortonKerry Norton
As Medic Layne Ishay
Brad DryboroughBrad Dryborough
As Hoshi
Christina SchildChristina Schild
As Playa Palacios
Biski GugusheBiski Gugushe
As Sekou Hamilton
Lara GilchristLara Gilchrist
As Paulla Schaffer
Finn R. DevittFinn R. Devitt
As Baby Nicky
Don ThompsonDon Thompson
As SP3 Anthony Figurski (extended version)
Donna SoaresDonna Soares
As Speaking Delegate #1
Andrew McIlroyAndrew McIlroy
As Jacob Cantrell
Judith MaxieJudith Maxie
As Picon Delegate
Marilyn NorryMarilyn Norry
As Reza Chronides
Veena SoodVeena Sood
As Quorum Delegate
Trevor Jones (1)Trevor Jones (1)
As Stunt Enlisted
Chad SaynChad Sayn
As Stunt Acolyte
Kim HowieKim Howie
As Stunt Pilot
Brad KellyBrad Kelly
As Stunt Mechanic
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: 39,644

This episode begins without the textual prologue, going immediately into the recap. Additionally, due to the events of the previous two episodes, the text that ends the title sequence leaves off the words "called Earth" and instead lingers on the word "home".

This is one of three episodes that feature an extended version available on the Season 4.5 DVD. Among the notable inclusions:
• Baltar's Six returns for the first time onscreen since "Escape Velocity" (she had returned in deleted scenes for "The Road Less Traveled" and "Sometimes a Great Notion").
•In her first scene, which begins the first act in this version, she tries to strengthen Baltar's faith in God that has been clearly broken after discovering the nuclear wasted Earth, but as demonstrated in the aired version, he is now in doubt.
• In her second appearance during his speech to his followers, she reacts strongly to his rant and again as Tyrol and Hotdog are fighting, her observations about his flock's willingness to follow his every word reveals himself to think lowly of them, a mindset that will play out in subsequent episodes.
• Tigh confronts Gaeta immediately following the meeting in Adama's quarters about his lack of respect, and Gaeta makes a subversive threat towards Tigh.
• The call Adama gets is actually concerning ten Vipers in need of work and several crewmen calling in sick. He thoroughly chews Figurski out before he spots Roslin jogging by on the catwalk and confronts her in the hallway as he does in the aired version.
• Other bits include Cottle telling Tigh and Caprica-Six that they're having a boy, more questions from the press conference, the teaser ending with Zarek revealing a gun in his desk drawer, the Quorum scene begins before Zarek makes his passionate speech, Adama gets looks from the crew over his authorisation of deadly force to arrest Zarek, more exchanges between Tyrol and Hotdog in sickbay, and Adama telling Zarek that he's going to put the folder in "a safe place."

It's revealed that Nicky is not a Cylon-human hybrid because his biological father is actually Hotdog.

Although the webisode series "The Face of the Enemy" was released prior to the previous episode, it is clearly set between "Sometimes a Great Notion" and this episode.

Based on what Lee lets slip at the press conference in the teaser, it can be surmised that Tigh has shared his discovery of the remaining member of the Final Five.

This episode marks Ron Moore's directorial début and his only directing effort for the series.

The death count from the Fall of the Twelve Colonies is given as 50 billion, though in The Resistence webisodes it's stated to be 20 billion. It is not known whether this is a retcon or simply an overlooked continuity error.

Episode Quotes
Ishay: That's a lot of smoking around a pregnant lady.
Cottle: She'll live.

Gaeta: I mean, Earth's a cinder; Dee's dead; suicides are up; fleet's a mess; the President's missing in action, but, hey, gotta make sure the Cylons are taken care of.

Zarek: Permanent alliance between this government and the Cylons - any Cylons - is out of the question. I hope you both know that.
Lee: Yeah? Well, it's not your call.
Zarek: Is it yours? Are you the President again? Sorry, I get confused what your job is on any given day.

Zarek: If you try to shove an alliance with the Cylons down our throats, they'll be consequences, Admiral. I promise you.
Adama: Thank you, Mr. Zarek. Makes it a little bit easier to know who to hold responsible if there's an unfortunate incident.
Zarek: I'm not hard to find, Admiral. I'm right here. Running the government.
Adama: For now.

Tyrol: Their technology - our technology is way ahead of ours... yours.
Tigh: Maybe you'd like a chart to keep it all straight.

Gaeta: You tried to throw me out an airlock once.
Kara: Still crying about that?
Gaeta: The charges at the time were collaborating with an enemy in a time of war.
Kara: Waiting for the punch line.
Gaeta: Turns out the jury that convicted me was made of two Cylons... and a woman married to a Cylon.
Kara: Rimshot! Big laugh, applause, applause, applause! Are we done? Oh, no. Wait. I'm sorry, I forgot. We haven't gotten to the leg yet. 50 billion people are dead and I'm supposed to give a frak about your leg?
Gaeta: Who killed those 50 billion people, Kara?
Kara: It wasn't me.
Gaeta: No, it was your husband.
Kara: Are you enjoying yourself? Is this how you get your kicks these days? Oh, wait, I'm sorry. I meant half-kicks.
Gaeta: What was Sam doing on Caprica before he so convinvently met you? You ever wonder? You think maybe he... nuked a few cities? Executed a few thousand prisoners? I'm just wondering. Well, then again, maybe you're a Cylon, too.
Kara: At least I'm not a gimp.

Gaeta: One day, one day soon, there's gonna be a reckoning, Kara. And once again, people are going to have to answer for what they've done.
Kara: Is that a threat?
Gaeta: You're godsdamn right that's a threat.
Kara: Well, you know where to find me, Felix. And in case you're wondering, I will definitely hit a cripple. (to the others in the rec room) Or anyone else.
Gaeta: (as Kara walks away) So I guess a pity frak's out of the question then?

Baltar: What have you done? What have you done to deserve this punishment? What sins have you committed? What dark thoughts have you harboured, that condemn you - condemn you, to wander through the universe without hope, without light? So you have to ask yourself, what kind of a father abandons his own children to despair and loneliness? Perhaps we are not the ones in need of forgiveness. Perhaps we're not. Perhaps we have been wronged. Perhaps it is God who should come down here and beg for our forgiveness!

Helo: She jumped. Hitei Kan has jumped away, sir.
Tigh: Taking all our fuel with them.
Adama: You know, there are days that I really hate this job.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperRonald D. Moore
Executive ProducerRonald D. Moore  |  David Eick
Co-Executive ProducerMark Verheiden
ProducerHarvey Frand
Co-ProducerPaul M. Leonard
Consulting ProducerGlen A. Larson
Associate ProducerGregg Tilson
Production DesignerRichard Hudolin
EditorMichael O'Halloran
First Assistant DirectorMichael Shandley
Second Assistant DirectorKate Weiss
MusicBear McCreary
Costume DesignerGlenne Campbell
HairstylistForest Sala
Property MasterKen Hawryliw
Production AssistantJessica Sawaf  |  Keith McQuiggan
Assistant EditorMelissa Lawson  |  Elizabeth Barnette
Post Production SupervisorIan Maddox
Director of PhotographyStephen McNutt
Post Production CoordinatorBettina Zachariah Treviranus
Based On The Works OfGlen A. Larson
Third Assistant DirectorTroy Scott
ConsultantJerry Hultsch
Visual Effects SupervisorGary Hutzel
Sound AssistantMatt Willoughby-Price
Casting AssociateSibby Kirchgessner
Assistant Costume DesignerGlenna Owen
Makeup ArtistPatricia Murray
Trainee Assistant DirectorMarian Koprada
Camera TraineeDave Patterson
CGI ArtistSean Jackson (2)  |  Michael Davidson (2)  |  James Ford (2)
1st Assistant Production CoordinatorLaura Livingstone
2nd Assistant Production CoordinatorNicole Stojkovich
Color TimerRon Nichols (2)
Location AssistantAdrian Lysenko  |  Julian Marles
Special Effects AssistantRon Seida
1st Assistant Hair StylistAnne Carroll (3)
Military Tech AdvisorRon Blecker
On Set CarpenterMatt Clancy
2nd Assistant Hair StylistRene Dombroski
Rigging Lamp OpMaria Stanborough
2nd Unit Production CoordinatorHon Lui
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