Battlestar Galactica Logo 'Hero'

Story Code: '308'
by David Eick
Battlestar Galactica Cast

Learning that Admiral Adama is about to reach his forty-fifth anniversary of serving in the Colonial fleet, President Roslin plans a high-profile award ceremony in his honour. Meanwhile, two Cylon raiders are detected nearby, in pursuit of a third raider heading straight for the Galactica. After Starbuck and Kat destroy the attacking vessels, a message is broadcast from the rogue fighter, apparently from a human; Adama allows the raider to be escorted aboard the Galactica, and is surprised to find it contains one of his pilots from the Valkyrie, Lieutenant Danny 'Bulldog' Novacek, who has been missing for three years. Once Doctor Cottle has confirmed that he is not a Cylon replicant, Bulldog explains that he has been held captive aboard a Cylon baseship, but finally managed to escape when the crew became infected from a virus. Adama informs Roslin that Bulldog was shot down whilst carrying out a black ops mission under his command, but Roslin remains sceptical over what really happened; when Adama is forced to reveal the truth, it raises questions over why the Cylons launched their initial attack against the Twelve Colonies. Aboard the Cylon baseship, D'Anna awakes from a nightmare to find herself sharing a bed with Caprica 6 and Baltar; her experience leaves her shaken, and she soon turns to suicide and rebirth aboard a Resurrection Ship. Back on the Galactica, Bulldog receives a visit from an embittered Tigh, who confirms the pilot’s suspicions over the events of his ill-fated mission – that Adama gave the order for him to be shot down, rather than compromise the mission. Enraged, Bulldog immediately sets out to get his revenge on Adama…

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 (Caprica 6), Grace Park (Lieutenant J.G. Sharon 'Athena' Valerii), Michael Hogan (Colonel Saul Tigh), Aaron Douglas (Chief Petty Officer Tyrol), Tahmoh Penikett (Lieutenant Karl 'Helo' Agathon), Alessandro Juliani (Lieutenant Gaeta), Kandyse McClure (Petty officer 2nd Dualla), Lucy Lawless (D'Anna Biers), Carl Lumbly (Lieutenant Danny 'Bulldog' Novacek), Donnelly Rhodes (Doctor Cottle), Matthew Bennett (Aaron Doral), Rekha Sharma (Tory Foster), Leah Cairns (Lieutenant Margaret 'Racetrack' Edmonson), Luciana Carro (Lieutenant Louanne 'Kat' Katraine), Barry Kennedy (Admiral Corman), Tiffany Lyndall-Knight (The Hybrid)

Directed by Michael Rhymer
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):
17th November 2006 @ 10.00 pm

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