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Battlestar Galactica: Blood on the Scales (2)

Gaeta begins the process of trying Adama for his treasonable actions, but is conflicted with Zarek's own course of actions. Meanwhile, the small band of resistance on Galactica fights to regain control of the ship as Roslin attempts to maintain leadership as a refugee on the rebel basestar.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x14
Production Number: 416
Airdate: Friday February 06th, 2009

Director: Wayne Rose
Writer: Michael Angeli

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Feb 10, 2009

  • Currently 9/10
9/10 (41 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Richard Hatch (1)
As Tom Zarek
Callum Keith Rennie
As Number Two
Mark Sheppard
As Romo Lampkin
Rekha Sharma
As Tory Foster
Sebastian Spence
As Narcho

Co-Guest Stars
Michael Hogan (1)
As Saul Tigh
Aaron Douglas
As Galen Tyrol
Tahmoh Penikett
As Karl "Helo" Agathon
Michael Trucco
As Sam Anders
Alessandro Juliani
As Felix Gaeta
Bodie Olmos
As Hotdog
Mike Dopud
As Specialist Gage
Ty Olsson
As Capt. Aaron Kelly
Leah Cairns
As Lt. Margaret "Racetrack" Edmondson
Jennifer Halley
As SP2 Dianna "Hardball" Seelix
Alexandra Thomas
As Hera
Derek DeLost
As Specialist Vireem
Colin Corrigan
As Marine Allan Nowart
Andrew McIlroy
As Jacob Cantrell
Judith Maxie
As Picon Delegate
Iris Paluly
As Speaking Delegate Dahlia
Marilyn Norry
As Reza Chronides
Veena Sood
As Quorum Delegate
Adrian Holmes
As Specialist Parr
Main Cast
Edward James Olmos
As William Adama
Mary McDonnell
As Laura Roslin
Katee Sackhoff
As Kara "Starbuck" Thrace
Jamie Bamber
As Lee "Apollo" Adama
James Callis
As Dr. Gaius Baltar
Tricia Helfer
As Number Six
Grace Park
As Sharon "Boomer" Valerii/Sharon "Athena" Agathon
Episode Notes
Survivor count: 39,603

This episode marks the deaths of Felix Gaeta and Tom Zarek.

The Number Six that comforts Baltar is named Lida.

TV Guide ranked this episode #43 on its list of "TV's Top 100 Episodes of All Time".

Anders getting shot in the back of the neck was written into the series when, during the season hiatus brought on by the writer's strike, Michael Trucco got into a serious car accident, having miraculously survived and without any paralysis, but left with a nasty scar on the back of his neck.

Episode Quotes
Anders: Wonder what Gaeta's gonna do.
Tigh: In your case, cut off one of your frakkin' legs.

Zarek: This is Tom Zarek, President of the Twelve Colonies. It's over, Laura. Saul Tigh was killed attempting to escape. Bill Adama was tried and found guilty of his crimes. Firing squad executed him this morning. It's done, Laura. You need to think about the people of this fleet now and surrender.
Roslin: No. Not now, not ever. Do you hear me? I will use every cannon, every bomb, every bullet, every weapon I have down to my own eyeteeth to end you. I swear it! I'm coming for all of you!

(at the firing squad)
Adama: Ready. Aim.
Gaeta: (noticing his leg) It stopped.
Adama: Fire.

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
EditorStewart Schill
First Assistant DirectorMichael Shandley
Second Assistant DirectorKate Weiss
MusicBear McCreary
Costume DesignerGlenne Campbell
HairstylistForest Sala
Property MasterKen Hawryliw
Production AssistantJessica Sawaf  |  Keith McQuiggan
Assistant EditorElizabeth 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)  |  James Ford (2)  |  Michael Davidson (2)
1st Assistant Production CoordinatorLaura Livingstone
2nd Assistant Production CoordinatorNicole Stojkovich
Color TimerRon Nichols (2)
Location AssistantJulian Marles  |  Adrian Lysenko
Special Effects AssistantKevin J. Andruschak
1st Assistant Hair StylistAnne Carroll (3)
On Set CarpenterEric Hargreaves
2nd Assistant Hair StylistRene Dombroski
Rigging Lamp OpMaria Stanborough
2nd Unit Production CoordinatorHon Lui
Warning: Battlestar Galactica season 4 episode 14 guide may contain spoilers
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