Battlestar Galactica Logo 'Secrets and Lies'

Story Code: '109'
by Jeff Vlaming
Battlestar Galactica Cast

President Roslin is still troubled after hearing Leoben Conroy’s warning that Commander Adama is a Cylon agent, and she hints to Adama that he be the first to take the Cylon-test using Doctor Baltar’s equipment. When Adama responds by suggesting that she be the first to undertake screening, they are forced to flip a coin to decide: and Adama loses. Elsewhere, on the observation deck of the Galactica, Roslin’s aide, Billy, joins Dualla for their first date. A Cylon raiding party appears near the fleet, but instead of attacking, the ships behave erratically; while the Vipers deal with the threat, Colonel Tigh is concerned to hear that Adama is no longer on the Galactica; his worry soon turns to stunned surprise when the Commander promptly returns in a Raptor – along with Tigh’s lost wife, Ellen. Over a joyful reunion it emerges that Ellen had been declared missing after the Cylons’ attack on Caprica, but then mysteriously reappeared on the civilian ship Rising Star a week ago. The President asks Baltar for a report on Adama’s test results, only to learn that the Commander cancelled his test and instead requested that Ellen be checked. That evening, Adama hosts a dinner party for Tigh, Ellen, Apollo and the President; however, the evening soon turns into a debacle when both Tigh and Ellen get drunk - Ellen begins making rude and inappropriate comments, and then heavily flirts with Apollo. After Tigh and his wife leave for their quarters, Apollo notes that if Ellen is not a Cylon agent, then they are all in a lot of trouble…

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), Alessandro Juliani (Lieutenant Gaeta), Kate Vernon (Ellen Tigh), Matthew Bennett (Aaron Doral), Alex Green (Deckhand)

Directed by Edward James Olmos
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):
13th December 2004 @ 8.00 pm

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

*Working title: 'Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down'