Battlestar Galactica Logo 'Final Cut'

Story Code: '208'
by Mark Verheiden
Battlestar Galactica Cast

Soon after reporter D'anna Biers broadcasts footage of the ‘Gideon Massacre’ – when a marine raid on a supply ship ended in civilian deaths – to the fleet, she finds herself escorted under guard to an audience with Commander Adama and President Roslin. However, to her surprise, instead of being thrown in the brig, Biers and her cameraman are given unlimited access to the Galactica, her crew and the rest of the ships of the fleet, and instructed to produce a new documentary that gives a balanced view of the people protecting the last survivors of humanity from the Cylons. Colonel Tigh receives a death threat in the form of a line of Caprican poetry scrawled on a mirror in his quarters; not long after, he manages to escape an attempt on his life when his shuttle is sabotaged. Biers begins interviewing the crew of the Galactica, but her intrusive approach soon causes tempers to flare and mistakes to be made. Under the strain of constant alert, Kat takes an overdose of stims and nearly gets herself killed when she botches her Viper’s return to the hanger deck; Biers covers the event, and when she follows Kat to sickbay she catches a glimpse of Boomer, who has been brought in after complications with her baby. Concerned over the devastating consequences should this footage get out, Adama confiscates the recording, but is unaware that Biers has already swapped the tape. Then two Cylon raiders are detected on an intercept course with the fleet…

Edward James Olmos (Commander William Adama), Mary McDonnell (Laura Roslin), Katee Sackhoff (Lieutenant Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace), Jamie Bamber (Captain Lee 'Apollo' Adama), James Callis (Doctor Gaius Baltar), Tricia Helfer (Number 6), Callum Keith Rennie (Leoben Conoy), Grace Park (Lieutenant J.G. Sharon 'Boomer' Valerii), Michael Hogan (Colonel Saul Tigh), Aaron Douglas (Chief Petty Officer Tyrol), Tahmoh Penikett (Lieutenant Karl 'Helo' Agathon), Paul Campbell (Billy Keikeya), Alessandro Juliani (Lieutenant Gaeta), Kandyse McClure (Petty officer 2nd Dualla), Kate Vernon (Ellen Tigh), Donnelly Rhodes (Doctor Cottle), Matthew Bennett (Aaron Doral), Lucy Lawless (D'anna Biers), Nicki Clyne (Crewman Specialist Cally), Leah Cairns (Racetrack), Bodie Olmos (Hotdog), Luciana Carro (Louanne 'Kat' Katraine), Patrick Harrison (Bell), Kevan Kase (Private Scott Kelso)

Directed by Robert Young
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):
2nd September 2005 @ 10.00 pm

*Featuring Commander Adama, Colonel Tigh, Captain Apollo, Lieutenant Starbuck, Lieutenant Boomer and Laura Roslin