|'The Road Less Travelled'
Story Code: '405'
by Mark Verheiden
Starbuck is now showing signs of extreme stress, obsessively painting images of the lost world of Earth on the walls of her cabin. Hoping to find inspiration in the stars, she sets out from the Demetrius in a Viper, but instead of a message from god, she encounters a damaged Cylon Heavy-Raider – occupied by her former captor, Leoben Conoy. When the Cylon announces that he knows the way to Earth, Starbuck ignores her crew’s warnings and allows the vessel to dock with the Demetrius. Taken into custody, Leoban reveals that the Cylons are now in the middle of a civil war. When he offers the Colonials the chance of an alliance with his damaged baseship, Athena immediately suspects a trap, but she is overruled by Starbuck, who decides to take a chance in trusting the Cylon in the hope that he will lead them to Earth. Meanwhile, Baltar continues his pirate broadcasts, spreading his message that the gods do not exist throughout the fleet; on the Galactica, Tyrol begins to suspect that his wife’s death was not due to suicide. Back at the Demetrius, Leoban’s ship suddenly self-destructs, killing Marine Sergeant Mathias. Believing she has been set up, Starbuck beats Leoban bloody, before overriding her orders to return to the fleet so that she can go after the Cylon baseship instead. It is an act that finally triggers the mutiny that has been brewing amongst her crew…
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 / Boomer), Michael Hogan (Colonel Saul Tigh), Aaron Douglas (Chief Petty Officer Galen Tyrol), Tahmoh Penikett (Lieutenant Karl 'Helo' Agathon), Alessandro Juliani (Lieutenant Gaeta), Michael Trucco (Ensign Samuel Anders), Kandyse McClure (Petty officer 2nd Dualla), Rekha Sharma (Tory Foster), Callum Keith Rennie (Leoben Conoy), Bodie Olmos (Lieutenant Brendan 'Hot Dog' Costanza), Keegan Connor Tracy (Jeanne), Alisen Down (Jean Barolay), Eileen Pedde (Marine Sergeant Mathias), Jennifer Halley (Ensign Diana 'Hardball' Seelix), Finn R. Devitt (Nicky Tyrol), Leela Savasta (Tracey Anne), Lara Gilchrist (Paulla Schaffer), Ryan McDonell (Lieutenant Eammon 'Gonzo' Pike), Lori Triolo (Phoebe)
Directed by Michael Rymer
Produced by Ron E. French and Michael Rymer
Co-Executive Producers Michael Angeli, Jane Espenson, Michael Taylor and Mark Verheiden
Executive Producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eick
Consulting Producer Glen A. Larson
TX (US - Sci-Fi Channel):
2nd May 2008 @ 11.00 pm
*Featuring Admiral Adama, Colonel Tigh, Captain Starbuck, Lieutenant Athena, Apollo and Laura Roslin