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 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.