Battlestar Galactica Logo 'Black Market'

Story Code: '214'
by Mark Verheiden
Battlestar Galactica Cast

Having been rescued while adrift in space, Apollo struggles with the knowledge that he would rather have died than continue living without the woman he loved, whom he left behind on Caprica. He begins spending time with a prostitute named Shevon and her daughter Paya, fooling himself into believing that he has some semblance of family. With the aid of the amazing healing properties inherent in the blood cells of Boomer’s hybrid foetus, President Roslin has made a full recovery from her cancer; back in office, her first action is to address the problem of an illegal black market operating in the fleet, and she turns to Admiral Adama and Commander Fisk for assistance in regaining control of the supply chain. However, Fisk’s body is later discovered in his quarters aboard the Pegasus, his neck garrotted and a cubit stuffed in his mouth. After Adama places Apollo in charge of an investigation, the captain searches Fisk’s quarters and finds a consignment of cigars and a box of jewellery – it seems that Fisk was involved in the black market, until he crossed one of the main suppliers. Apollo soon discovers that both Vice President Baltar and Colonel Tigh were dealing with Fisk; however, he then learns that Phelan, the mobster controlling the black market, has threatened to kill Shevon and her daughter unless Apollo stops his investigation. When Apollo attempts to get Shevon to safety he is overpowered by Phelan’s henchmen – and finds himself facing the angry mobster with a garrotte wrapped around his throat…

Edward James Olmos (Admiral William Adama), Mary McDonnell (Laura Roslin), Katee Sackhoff (Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace), Jamie Bamber (Captain Lee 'Apollo' Adama), James Callis (Doctor Gaius Baltar), Tricia Helfer (Number 6), Grace Park (Lieutenant J.G. Sharon 'Boomer' Valerii), Michael Hogan (Colonel Saul Tigh), Paul Campbell (Billy Keikeya), Kandyse McClure (Petty officer 2nd Dualla), Richard Hatch (Tom Zarek), Graham Beckel (Commander Jack Fisk), Claudette Mink (Shevon), Donnelly Rhodes (Doctor Cottle), Bill Duke (Phelan), Leah Cairns (Margaret 'Racetrack' Edmonson), Amy Ciupak Lalonde (Gianne), David Richmond-Peck (Naylin Stans) James Ashcroft (Security Officer), Gustavo Febres (Herbalist), Brad Mann (Pegasus Marine), John Mann (Linden)

Directed by James Head
Produced by Harvey Frand
Co-Executive Producer Toni Graphia
Executive Producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eick
Consulting Producer Glen A. Larson

TX (US - Sci-Fi Channel):
27th January 2006 @ 10.00 pm

*Featuring Admiral Adama, Colonel Tigh, Captain Apollo and Laura Roslin