A place for my BSG reviews as they come in.
Part One – 40 years after the end of the Cylon War, the Battlestar Galactica is preparing for decommissioning: when a sudden Cylon onslaught engulfs the 12 colonies, the ship and its crew find themselves in the middle of a maelstrom.
Part Two – Pressed by President Roslin, Commander Adama is faced with a stern choice: to continue the war with the Cylon enemy, or cut and run in order to guarantee the survival of humanity.
33 – Endlessly pursued by Cylon forces who appear every 33 minutes, the Fleet is pushed to the breaking point. Baltar is again confronted with the idea of a higher power taking an interest in his survival while, on Caprica, Helo attempts to survive on his own.
Water – An act of sabotage aboard Galactica leaves the Fleet without water, leading to a desperate search for an alternative supply. Boomer suspects she may have been involved without even realising it, and draws Tyrol into her efforts to avoid culpability.
Bastille Day – With the Fleet needing a workforce to replenish their water supplies, Apollo is sent to the prison transport ship Astral Queen to lobby its convicts. But when their leader, the infamous Tom Zarek, takes over the ship, a critical hostage situation erupts.
Act Of Contrition – After an accident results in the deaths of numerous Viper pilots, Starbuck is called upon to train in a new batch of recruits. Still hiding the secret of her indirect role in Zak Adama’s death from his father she struggles with the task, ahead of a fateful showdown with the Cylons.
You Can’t Go Home Again – While Starbuck fights for survival on the surface of the moon, Adama and his son defy pressure from all sides to maintain a risky search operation. Helo and Sharon run into trouble on Caprica.
Litmus – After a suicide bomber infiltrates the Galactica, a tribunal exposes lies and causes rifts on the ship. On Caprica, the Cylons advance their plan to manipulate Helo.
Six Degrees Of Separation – When a flesh and blood Six appears on the Galactica claiming to have inside knowledge of his role in the Cylon attack on the Colonies, a panicked Baltar undergoes a trial by fire. On Caprica, Sharon makes her move.
Flesh And Bone – A Cylon agent discovered hiding in the Fleet claims to have planted a nuclear bomb on a ship, pushing Starbuck to take drastic measures in the interrogation. Boomer pushes Baltar to test his Cylon detector on her first.
Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down – Fear and suspicion abound when Baltar’s Cylon detector begins its first tests, with Roslin worried about Adama’s recent behavior. Things reach a head when Colonel Tigh’s wife, Ellen, is suddenly found alive and well in the Fleet, with her presence onboard Galactica immediately disruptive.
The Hand Of God – Facing a critical fuel shortage, the Galactica and her crew initiate an all-or-nothing military strike against a Cylon refinery. Apollo gears up for the biggest mission of his life, Starbuck rages at being left behind and Baltar faces the possibility that he really is an instrument of the divine.
Colonial Day – Roslin attempts to get the process of Colonial government going again by re-assembling the Quorum of Twelve, but finds her efforts stymied by a blindside from Tom Zarek. Apollo and Starbuck track a potential assassin, while on Caprica Helo and Sharon make a bid at getting off the planet.
Kobol’s Last Gleaming (Part One) – Amid a plethora of inter-personal conflicts that are coming to a head, the Fleet suddenly discovers Kobol, the mythical birthplace of humanity. On Caprica, Helo confronts the truth about Sharon.
Kobol’s Last Gleaming (Part Two) – On Galactica, Adama contemplates a coup in response to Roslin’s actions with Starbuck, while handing Boomer a critical mission. On Caprica, Starbuck, Helo and Sharon converge at the Arrow of Apollo. On Kobol, Baltar is led to a fateful revelation.
Scattered – Colonel Tigh is forced into some hard choices in the chaos following Adama’s shooting, as the Galactica is separated from the rest of the Fleet. On Kobol the survivors of the Raptor crash struggle to survive.
Valley Of Darkness – The Galactica is flung into a new crisis when the ship is boarded by a Cylon raiding party, with Apollo the only one standing in the way of disaster. Tyrol faces a gut wrenching moment on Kobol. Helo and Starbuck seek shelter on Caprica.
Fragged – On Kobol, the survivors reach the breaking point when Crashdown proposes an attack on a Cylon missile battery. On Galactica, Tigh struggles with the pressures of command, while Roslin goes through Chamalla withdrawal.
Resistance – Colonel Tigh’s command falls apart as more and more of the crew turn against him in the wake of a shooting in the Fleet. On Caprica, Starbuck and Helo stumble into a group of armed survivors.
The Farm – After getting shot in a Cylon ambush, Starbuck wakes up in what is claimed to be a resistance hospital, but she soon starts having doubts about her doctor. The divide in the Fleet gets larger as Adama returns to command and Roslin tries to lead humanity back to Kobol.
Home (Part One) – On Galactica, Adama attempts to move on without those who have followed Roslin, but runs into immediate problems. Above Kobol, Starbuck returns to the renegade Fleet with Helo and Sharon, causing conflict ahead of a high stakes expedition to the surface.
Home (Part Two) – On Kobol, the expedition to the surface continues towards the Tomb of Athena, but tensions among the participants threaten to boil over. In the Fleet, Adama decides to go about reuniting humanity personally.
Final Cut – With tensions over the Gideon massacre still at boiling point, Roslin and Adama allow a documentarian onboard Galactica in a bid to show the human side of the military to the Fleet. Colonel Tigh becomes the subject of death threats.
Flight Of The Phoenix – A combination of fatigue and low morale sweeps Galactica, as a Cylon virus embedded in its systems threatens disaster. Tyrol embarks on a project to build a new fighter.
Pegasus – The Fleet is elated when they discover another surviving Battlestar, the Pegasus, commanded by the stern Admiral Cain. But joy soon turns to rancor as the reality of what the Pegasus is becomes clear.
Pegasus (Extended) – Amid the larger reality that engulfs the Fleet with the arrival of the Pegasus, Starbuck tries to convince its leadership to mount a rescue mission to Caprica, Baltar takes one of his biggest stands yet and a horrific crime takes place onboard Galactica.
Resurrection Ship (Part One) – With tensions between Galactica and Pegasus on a knife edge, plans are drawn for an attack on a Cylon fleet and a particularly important ship. Adama contemplates a dark path, while Baltar tries to help the Cylon prisoner.
Resurrection Ship (Part Two) – The joint attack on the Cylon fleet goes ahead, with Adama and Starbuck agonising over the intended assassination of Cain. Apollo faces a near-death experience, while Baltar goes to extreme lengths to help Gina.
Epiphanies – On the verge of death, Roslin remembers her last day on Caprica before the attack as she makes a fateful decision on Sharon’s pregnancy. Baltar struggles as he prepares to assume the Presidency, while the Fleet is suddenly racked by attacks from a Cylon sympathiser movement.
Black Market – Apollo is assigned to investigate when Fisk is murdered, with the evidence pointing to the Fleet’s black market profiteers. The inquiry soon draws in some civilians close to Lee, and brings up traumas both recent and distant.
Scar – Haunted by the memory of Anders and dealing with a hot-shot pilot gunning for her spot, Starbuck struggles to stay afloat as Galactica’s Vipers are picked off one-by-one by a deadly Cylon Raider.
Sacrifice – Apollo, Dee and Billy confront the nature of the triangle they are a part of, but a resolution is put on hold when the three are caught up in a hostage-taking by a militant group demanding Sharon Valerii be handed over to them. On Galactica, Adama considers if he has gotten too close to the Cylon prisoner.
The Captain’s Hand – Newly promoted Apollo is assigned to work under Barry Garner, Pegasus’ latest commander, with the two soon clashing over Starbuck’s attitude and two missing Raptors. On Galactica, the sudden appearance of a teenager seeking an abortion and asylum creates a political crisis for Roslin.
Downloaded – On Caprica, the Six who seduced Baltar is asked to intervene with another Cylon infiltrator who refuses to accept their true nature: the resurrected Boomer. In the Fleet, Sharon goes into labour, leaving Roslin with one of the hardest decisions of her Presidency.
Lay Down Your Burdens (Part One) – The discovery of a habitable planet becomes the dominant issue of the imminent Presidential election, with a trailing Baltar proposing immediate colonisation. Starbuck launches a mission to Caprica in order to save the Resistance. Tyrol seeks religious counsel after perpetrating a savage assault.
Lay Down Your Burdens (Part Two) – The Fleet goes to the polls with the election on a knife edge, enough that one camp attempts under-handed means to secure a win. The Cylons deliver a message to Roslin and Adama. One year later, humanity comes to a fateful reckoning.
The Resistance – Under the Cylon occupation, the Resistance movement on New Caprica struggles to stay afloat. In the aftermath of a massacre, Jammer undergoes a crisis of conscience while ex-Viper pilot Duck is forced to contemplate his future.
Occupation – Four months after the Cylon arrival, New Caprica suffers under an occupation marked by torture, imprisonment and death. A Resistance attempts to fight back whenever they can while, in the Fleet, Adama struggles to plan a rescue mission.
Precipice – The Cylons crackdown after the suicide bombing, as the conflict on New Caprica intensifies. Adama makes some fateful decisions in his pursuit of humanity’s rescue. Leoben’s manipulation of Starbuck reaches new levels.
Exodus (Part One) – Things start coming to a head on New Caprica, as the Resistance deals with a betrayal and Sharon makes a play for the needed launch keys. Biers is prompted to investigate Hera’s supposed death after some prophetic dreams. Galactica makes its final preparations ahead of the rescue mission.
Exodus (Part Two) – On New Caprica, the Resistance makes its moves as Tigh comes to terms with his wife’s betrayal. In orbit, the Galactica enacts the rescue plan despite overwhelming odds. Baltar comes face-to-face with his destiny.
Collaborators – In the aftermath of the escape from New Caprica, a cadre of Resistance fighters enact a secret court to punish collaborators. Starbuck struggles with her trauma, the political quagmire of the Fleet finds resolution and Baltar adjusts to life with the Cylons.
Torn – With the Cylons, Baltar struggles to prove his worth when he discovers their larger plan. In the Fleet, Tigh and Starbuck cause rancour when they spend their time criticising those who did not serve on New Caprica.
A Measure Of Salvation – Upon realising what killed the Cylons onboard the stricken basestar, Apollo plans a genocidal course of action. Now deemed untrustworthy, Baltar is tortured by his hosts.
Hero – Adama is stunned when a pilot he thought lost years before the Cylon attack suddenly re-appears, but the reunion is tinged with secret regret. Colonel Tigh’s descent into an alcohol fueled self-hatred reaches the tipping point. Biers undertakes a risky experiment.
Unfinished Business – As the Galactica crew aims to work out their frustrations with a string of boxing matches, memories of New Caprica dominate mindsets: Apollo and Starbuck’s unresolved tension on the planet, Adama’s guilt over what he allowed to happen there and how lax standards created a disaster.
Unfinished Business (Extended) – As the Galactica crew partakes in an old tradition, the simmering tensions between Apollo and Starbuck come to a head. Dee and Anders end up as casualties of that battle, while Adama takes desperate measures to arrest poor standards.
The Passage – With the Fleet threatened by a crippling food shortage, Galactica’s pilots are tested to the utmost when asked to lead ships through a radiation-filled star cluster to find new supplies. Baltar joins D’Anna in exploring what lies between life and death in Cylon resurrection.
The Eye Of Jupiter – Just as an artifact of the Thirteenth Tribe is discovered, the sudden arrival of the Cylons puts the Fleet and its algae harvesting operations in jeopardy. Apollo struggles to control the situation on the planet amid his part in a complicated tangle of relationships, while Athena is presented with a startling revelation.
Rapture – As Apollo and Anders try to hold off the Centurions long enough for Tyrol to find the Eye of Jupiter, Dee is ordered to attempt an unlikely rescue mission. Athena goes to extreme lengths to be re-united with her daughter. D’Anna and Baltar move to discover the identity of the Final Five.
Taking A Break From All Your Worries – Roslin and Adama begin interrogating a captured Baltar, and soon contemplate extreme methods. Apollo and Dee’s marriage reaches a breaking point, with Starbuck facing a similar situation with Sam.
The Woman King – The latest influx of civilians into Galactica’s “Dogsville” heaps the pressure on Helo, a situation made worse when a deadly sickness begins to spread among the disliked Sagittaron contingent. But what seems at first to be misfortune soon begins to appear deliberate, pitting a suspicious Helo against nearly everyone above him in the chain of command.
A Day In The Life – On the occasion of his wedding anniversary Adama slips into an imagined interaction with his ex-wife Carolanne as he reckons with his feelings towards both Apollo and Roslin. An unexpected crisis puts Tyrol and Cally in mortal danger.
Dirty Hands – Tyrol is asked to lead an intervention when the tylium refinery ship is unable to maintain its supplies to the Fleet, but soon finds himself turned by the appalling conditions he discovers there. Baltar smuggles pages of a book into the Fleet, which inflames simmering tensions.
Maelstrom – Plagued by disturbing dreams and starting to see things in her waking moments, Starbuck is forced to confront her destiny as the Fleet refuels above a gas giant.
The Son Also Rises – In the aftermath of Starbuck’s death, the Adama’s clash over their mutual grief. Violent responses to Baltar’s imminent trial lead to the appointment of a new defence attorney, who sets his sights on turning Apollo to his side.
Crossroads (Part One) – Baltar’s trial begins, with numerous revelations swaying the possible outcome. Apollo and Adama come to a definitive divide. Several people begin experiencing strange music no one else can hear.
Crossroads (Part Two) – Baltar’s trial heads towards its climax, with Lampkin attempting to use Apollo’s idealism and indignation in a last throw of the dice. Roslin, Athena and Caprica Six reckon with their shared visions of Hera. Four people come together at a moment of crisis as they uncover a shocking truth about themselves.
Razor – After ascending to the command of Pegasus, Apollo chooses Kendra Shaw as his XO, an officer whose experience on the ship has made her a living embodiment of Admiral Cain’s legacy. The Fleet is forced to reckon with a Cylon legend when it comes into contact with mechanical models from another era.
Razor Flashbacks – Forty years before the destruction of the Colonies a young William Adama fights in his first engagement, before discovering a Cylon legend and an horrific experiment.
Razor (Extended) – As the Fleet reckons with the Cylon Guardians, Adama remembers more of his experience at the end of the last war. Kendra Shaw considers her time under the command of Admiral Cain, a woman with her own dark secrets in her past.
He That Believeth In Me – After a miraculous escape from disaster, the Fleet and its leadership reckon with the return of Starbuck and her claims to have found Earth. Baltar becomes the subject of religious adoration.
Six Of One – Starbuck’s extreme methods of trying to convince the Fleet to turn around land her in the brig, as Adama struggles to make a decision on her claims. Tory gets closer to Baltar trying to find out if he knows who the last of the Final Five is. The Cylons come to a decisive schism.
The Ties That Bind – Cally spirals mentally as her marriage falls apart, with paranoia driving her to dark places. Apollo takes his place in the Colonial government, immediately clashing with Roslin. Starbuck’s mission engenders distrust among her crew. The Cylons step back from the brink of total civil war, but one faction has secret plans.