Previously on Battlestar Galactica
: The four humanoid Cylons led Starbuck to a Colonial signal on her Viper that led the fleet to Earth. The humans and Cylons joined forces for the journey, but the celebration was short-lived when they discovered Earth is a desolate wasteland.
This episode picks up right where we left off, with the crew wandering aimlessly around Earth, staring at the ocean. Get used to it, because this whole episode is about despair. President Roslin (Mary McDonnell
) picks up a flower from the ground while reports come in that there's no human life on the planet.
Baltar (James Callis
) reports that the water is full of low-level radiation, proving Earth was nuked about 2,000 years ago. Dualla (Kandyse McClure
) is busy digging some jacks out of the sand. She starts crying and becomes incredibly depressed for the trip back to Galactica, muttering to herself to keep it together.
Back on Galactica, Roslin is bombarded by the crew wanting to know about Earth, but she's too sad to talk. Lee (Jamie Bamber
) takes on crowd control duties. Back on Earth, D'Anna (Lucy Lawless
) and Number Six (Tricia Helfer
) are digging in a pit of human bones and they find...a Centurion head! They bring it back to Galactica, but it's not one of theirs, it's a different model.
Roslin surmises that the 13th tribe created their own Cylons and the robots rose up and destroyed them. Baltar disagrees, because the bones they found weren't human, they were all Cylon. The 13th was all Cylon! Roslin's face drops even more and she lets Lee to handle toe Quorum.
To calm herself, Roslin hides in her room and burns the Pythian prophecy. She's in a very bad place, not showing up for her cancer treatment, and even Admiral Adama (Edward James Olmos
) can't cheer her up.
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