Battlestar Galactica

Final Cut

  • Season 2
  • , Episode 8  | 
  • Aired: 9/9/2005
    • Length: 43:45
    • Plays: ???
Synopsis >

Now that the fleet is reunited, old conflicts reignite. Criticism of the military reaches a fever pitch in the aftermath of the massacre on the Gideon. During the period of martial law, a team of Galactica’s marines, led by pilot Lt. Palladino, had opened fire on civilian protestors aboard the civilian freighter. Col. Tigh (Michael Hogan), commanding officer during the incident which left four civilians dead and a dozen others wounded, receives a death threat. Shortly afterward, he very nearly falls victim to an act of sabotage. It is decided that steps must be taken to ratchet down the rhetoric, on both sides of the dispute. Intent on improving relations between the civilian fleet and the military, President Roslin (Mary McDonnell) and Commander Adama (Edward James Olmos) offer Fleet News Service reporter D'Anna Biers (Lucy Lawless) unlimited access to the Galactica officers and crew. With her cameraman in tow, D'Anna interviews a series of stressed-out pilots, crew hands and officers. Gaius Baltar (James Callis), urged on by Number Six (Tricia Helfer), hopes to gain D'Anna's support in his political ambitions. D'Anna stumbles onto one of the Galactica’s most explosive secrets, however, when she encounters the Cylon prisoner Sharon (Grace Park), whose unborn child is saved by the quick actions of Dr. Cottle (Donnelly Rhodes) following a near miscarriage. And when Louanne Kat Katraine (Luciana Carro), wired on stimulants, crash-lands her Viper, D'Anna must decide whether she'll fashion her report as a hatchet job or as a more nuanced portrait of life aboard the Galactica. The arrival of two Cylon attack ships clarifies D'Anna’s thinking - as does a potentially deadly ambush that puts Tigh and his wife in the gunsights of a crazed, would-be assassin.

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