Battlestar Galactica Logo 'Maelstrom'

Story Code: '317'
by Bradley Thompson
and David Weddle
Battlestar Galactica Cast

Starbuck is haunted by nightmares involving the Cylon replicant, Leoben Conoy, the pictures she painted of the Eye of Jupiter back on Caprica and of herself as a little girl. At Helo’s suggestion she visits the Oracle, but instead of setting her mind at rest, the seer only succeeds in reopening old wounds concerning Starbuck’s abusive mother. Meanwhile, the fleet is now hiding near a storm-ridden planet in order to carry out a refuelling program undetected. When she, Apollo and Hotdog are assigned as a Viper escort, Starbuck catches a glimpse of a Cylon raider and sets off in pursuit; distracted by a whirling storm that reminds her of the Eye of Jupiter, Starbuck goes too low into the atmosphere, and Apollo only just manages to get her pull up in time. However, back on the Galactica, a review of the footage from the camera on Starbuck’s Viper shows no trace of the enemy raider; this forces Major Apollo and Admiral Adama to ask themselves a tough question: should they ground Starbuck because she has burnt out under the pressure?

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), Michael Hogan (Colonel Saul Tigh), Aaron Douglas (Chief Petty Officer Tyrol), Tahmoh Penikett (Lieutenant Karl 'Helo' Agathon), Nicki Clyne (Crewman Specialist Cally), Alessandro Juliani (Lieutenant Gaeta), Kandyse McClure (Petty officer 2nd Dualla), Michael Trucco (Samuel Anders), Callum Keith Rennie (Leoben Conoy), Bodie Olmos (Brendan 'Hot Dog' Costanza), Leah Cairns (Lieutenant Margaret 'Racetrack' Edmonson), Don Thompson (Specialist 3rd Class Anthony Figurski), Georgia Craig (Oracle Yolanda Brenn)

Directed by Michael Nankin
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):
4th March 2007 @ 10.00 pm

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