Battlestar Galactica Logo 'Precipice'

Story Code: '302'
by Ronald D. Moore
Battlestar Galactica Cast

Duck’s suicide bombing of the New Caprica Police graduation ceremony has dealt the Cylons a crippling blow. Appalled at the extreme measures that the Colonial Resistance has employed, Baltar asks Roslin to give a public condemnation of the event, but the ex-president refuses to comply. As a result, Jammer and the rest of the NCP are given a list of the names of suspected dissidents, and instructed to bring them in for questioning under cover of night. Having sent a situation report to Admiral Adama via the Raptor in orbit around the planet, Tyrol returns home to find his baby lying abandoned – with shock he realises that his wife Cally has been taken prisoner as a suspect. Leoben stuns Starbuck with the news that the Cylons managed to salvage her ovary from the breeding farm on Caprica – thanks to a surrogate mother, Kara is now the mother of a child, a half-human, half-Cylon girl named Casey. Starbuck is horrified, and wants nothing to do with the child; however, when Casey badly hurts herself on the stairs, Starbuck’s maternal instincts come to the fore, and she rushes the child to hospital. On the Galactica, Adama’s decision to reinstate the Cylon replicant Boomer as a member of the fleet is vehemently opposed by Apollo; Adama ignores his son’s protestations, and after sending Boomer to New Caprica to make contact with the Resistance, he orders Apollo to take the Pegasus and resume the search for Earth. Roslin’s attempts to dissuade Tigh from his strategy of suicide bombings falls on deaf ears; the Colonel firmly believes that they need to employ every means possible to hold out against their oppressors until Adama can return with the fleet. But when a second suicide bombing destroys their power station, the Cylon government decides to implement more extreme measures; at gunpoint, they force Baltar to sign an order for the summary execution of the two hundred human prisoners held in the Detention Centre…

Edward James Olmos (Admiral William Adama), Mary McDonnell (Laura Roslin), Katee Sackhoff (Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace), Jamie Bamber (Major Lee 'Apollo' Adama), James Callis (President Gaius Baltar), Tricia Helfer (Number 6 / Caprica 6), 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), Nicki Clyne (Crewman Specialist Cally),Alessandro Juliani (Lieutenant Gaeta), Kandyse McClure (Petty officer 2nd Dualla), Lucy Lawless (D'Anna Biers), Michael Trucco (Samuel Anders), Richard Hatch (Tom Zarek), Rick Worthy (Simon), Callum Keith Rennie (Leoben Conoy), Kate Vernon (Ellen Tigh), Donnelly Rhodes (Doctor Cottle), Matthew Bennett (Aaron Doral), Rekha Sharma (Tory Foster), Dean Stockwell (Brother Cavil), Leah Cairns (Lieutenant Margaret 'Racetrack' Edmonson), Luciana Carro (Lieutenant Louanne 'Kat' Katraine), Ryan McDonell (TBC), Jeff Sanca (Pyramid Player #4), Larissa Stadnichuk (Suicide Bomber)

Directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan
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):
6th October 2006 @ 10.00 pm

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