Battlestar Galactica Logo 'Litmus'

Story Code: '106'
by Jeff Vlaming
Battlestar Galactica Cast

Chief Petty Officer Tyrol and Lieutenant Boomer Valerii continue with their romantic assignations, despite the fact that their affair violates the officers’ code of conduct. Doral – a man previously abandoned by the fleet under suspicion of being a Cylon agent – suddenly reappears on board the Galactica with a bomb strapped to his chest – which he promptly detonates. Colonel Tigh pushes Commander Adama clear, saving his life, but three crewmen are killed in the ensuing blast; the event prompts Adama to contact the President to request that an announcement be made revealing the truth about the Cylon humanoid copies, even though it could cause a panic. On Caprica, Helo desperately searches for the kidnapped ‘Boomer’, unaware than she has now joined Number 6 and another Doral replica, and is studying his every move. Back on the Galactica, Sergeant Hadrian of Internal Security is put in charge of an investigation into the Cylon infiltration, to uncover the identity of a possible traitor who may have helped the enemy get on board. Hadrian begins questioning each the crewmembers, but soon uncovers a number of conflicting reports concerning Tyrol’s whereabouts that night. Tyrol is brought before a tribunal to account for himself, but rather than compromise Boomer, Tyrol chooses to invoke Article 23: the right to silence. His decision sends events spiralling out of control, and signals the beginning of a witch-hunt…

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), Kandyse McClure (Petty Officer 2nd Dualla), Paul Campbell (Billy Keikeya), Sam Witwer (Crashdown), Donnelly Rhodes (Doctor Cottle), Jill Teed (Sergeant Hadrian), Dominic Zamprogna (TBC), Alonso Oyarzun (Crewman Specialist Socinus), Nicki Clyne (Crewman Specialist Cally), Booie Olmos (Constanza / Hot Dog), Matthew Bennett (Doral), Christina Schild (Playa Kohn), Raahul Singh (Kimmit), Shaw Madson (Marine Corporal), Nimet Kanji (Candace Myson - Tribunal), Biski Gugushe (Reporter #1), Morris Chapdelaine (Reporter #2)

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

TX (UK - Sky One):
22nd November 2004 @ 8.00 pm

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