Battlestar Galactica Logo 'Dirty Hands'

Story Code: '316'
by Anne Cofell
and Jane Espenson
Battlestar Galactica Cast

A raptor’s engines catch fire, and its crew only just manage to eject to safety before the ship crashes into Colonial One; luckily, the President is unharmed, but she is forced to decant to a little-used area of her vessel while repairs are made. An enquiry into the accident reveals a problem with the process that refines trillium, the fleet’s fuel supply; Roslin and Admiral Adama question the foreman of the refinery, Cabott, but the man attempts to use the threat of a strike to extort better working conditions; realising that Cabott is quoting from Baltar’s banned book, ‘My Triumph, My Mistakes’, Roslin immediately has Cabott arrested and thrown in the brig. While Roslin searches Baltar and his cell for more pages from his seditious book, Adama assigns Chief Tyrol to take over the refining operation; however, when Tyrol inspects the refinery, he finds that the disgruntled and exhausted workers have deliberately sabotaged the processing machinery in order to force Adama to improve their working conditions. Torn between his duty to the fleet and his concern over the dangerous equipment in use at the refinery, Tyrol soon realises he has no choice but to call the workers out on strike…

Edward James Olmos (Admiral William Adama), Mary McDonnell (Laura Roslin), Katee Sackhoff (Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace), Jamie Bamber (Major Lee 'Apollo' Adama), James Callis (Doctor Gaius Baltar), Tricia Helfer (Number 6), Grace Park (Lieutenant J.G. Sharon 'Athena' Valerii), Aaron Douglas (Chief Petty Officer Tyrol), Nicki Clyne (Crewman Specialist Cally), Rekha Sharma (Tory Foster), Leah Cairns (Lieutenant Margaret 'Racetrack' Edmonson), Samuel Patrick Chu (Milo), Samantha Ferris (TBC), David Patrick Green (Xeno Fenner), Jen Halley (Diana Seelix), Wesley Salter (Redford), Don Thompson (Specialist 3rd Class Anthony Figurski), Jerry Wasserman (Cabott)

Directed by Wayne Rose
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):
25th February 2007 @ 10.00 pm

*Featuring Admiral Adama, Major Apollo, Captain Starbuck, Lieutenant Athena and Laura Roslin