Previously on Battlestar Galactica
: The Cylons wanted equal rights, which ticked off Tom Zarek, so he led a revolution and recruited Gaeta as his second-in-command.
The fleet still isn't responding to Admiral Adama's desire to install Cylon FTL drives on all the ships, so Adama (Edward James Olmos
) asks Tigh to threaten to jail the whole Quorum if they won't comply. Tigh (Michael Hogan
) doesn't think he should be running point on this mission, being a Cylon and all. Adding to Tigh's unease is that President Roslin (Mary McDonnell
) is in Adama's chambers enjoying some coffee. Laura and Bill bicker like an old married couple.
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Gaeta (Alessandro Juliani
) uses his many connections and friends on the Galactica to sneak Tom Zarek (Richard Hatch
) off the ship. They get held up by a mechanic on the flight deck, so Zarek knocks him out with a wrench, killing him. Gaeta is a little wary of his new role as a murderous revolutionary.
The survivor count is 39,643, one less than last week. Sorry Laird, former Pegasus deck chief, it looks like your day of reckoning was today.
Gaeta returns to the CIC to cover his tracks and keep Adama occupied while his revolution begins. This include some crew members capturing and beating the crap out of Anders. Ooh, anti-Cyloin hate crimes.
Starbuck (Katee Sackhoff
) taunts Hot Dog about his new status as a proud papa. A “fire” on Galactica allows Gaeta to orchestrate a pretty awesome coup where he pretends the communications are down, closing the armory so a group of revolutionary civilians can get guns. Starbuck sees this and tries to warn Adama, but Gaeta answers the call and hangs up on her. Gaeta also manages to get rid of Lee, who calls to ask about his father releasing Zarek.
Who knew the communications officer had so much power? This tiny, one-legged man is masterminding a pretty brilliant military coup d'etat.
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