Battlestar Galactica Logo 'Rapture'

Story Code: '312'
by Bradley Thompson
and David Weddle
Battlestar Galactica Cast

With the Cylon ships approaching the planet below, Admiral Adama prepares to order a nuclear strike that will destroy the Temple of Fire. Aboard the baseship, the Cylon council agree to pull back their ships – all except D'Anna, who defies her peers and sends a single vessel containing another of her selves and Brother Cavil down to the surface. His bluff called, Adama allows the Cylon ship through. On the planet, Anders and Apollo lock horns over sending a rescue mission after Starbuck, whose Raptor has been shot down by Cylons; Apollo refuses to jeopardise their mission by allowing Anders to search for his wife; instead he sends his own wife, Dee, who is clearly unhappy at her new orders. Having learnt that their child, Hera, is still alive, Helo and Athena plan to rescue her from the nearby baseship; at Athena’s insistence, Hero shoots his lover point-blank, allowing her to download and resurrect aboard the Cylon ship. When Helo informs Adama and Roslin of his and Athena’s plan, they voice concern over a possible breach of security, but accept that they are partly to blame for the situation. Awakening aboard the baseship, Athena is greeted by Caprica 6; she demands to see her daughter, only to learn that the child has become ill. Meanwhile, on the algae planet, Apollo, Anders and their troops encounter a Cylon recon squad…

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), Lucy Lawless (D'Anna Biers), Michael Trucco (Samuel Anders), Callum Keith Rennie (Leoben Canoy), Dean Stockwell (Brother Cavil), Alisen Down (Jean Barolay), Brad Dryborough (Hoshi), Aleks Paunovic (Sergeant Fischer), Eileen Pedde (Sergeant Matthias), Tygh Runyan (Private Sykes)

Directed by Michael Rymer
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):
21st January 2007 @ 10.00 pm

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