Battlestar Galactica Logo 'Torn'

Story Code: '306'
by Anne Cofell Saunders
Battlestar Galactica Cast

Baltar awakens from a dream concerning a sunbathing Caprica 6 to find himself still held captive aboard a Cylon baseship. When D’Anna and Caprica 6 ask him if he knows how to locate Earth the ex-President sees a way to save his skin, and immediately promises to show them the way; to his dismay, the Cylons inform him that they plan to make the mankind’s Thirteenth Colony their new home. Elsewhere, Apollo stages a training exercise for the Galactica’s fighter pilots, only to watch as Starbuck’s overconfidence leads her to collide with another Viper; the major is furious, and to Starbuck’s irritation, he promptly grounds her. Colonel Tigh has now turned to the bottle for solace, and begins hallucinating that he hears his late wife’s voice. Julia Brenan, Kacey’s rightful mother, attempts to contact Starbuck to thank her for returning her daughter; however, Kara has not recovered from the loss of the child she believed her own, and she rudely sends them away. President Roslin and Admiral Adama elicit Lieutenant Gaeta’s help in finding the way to Earth; using Baltar’s research, Gaeta locates the legendary ‘Lion’s Head’ mentioned in the ancient scrolls – in fact a nebula containing a pulsar. Meanwhile, Starbuck and Tigh begin sowing the seeds of dissent between the Galactica and Pegasus crews, and the survivors of the New Caprican occupation. Aboard the baseship, Baltar is beginning to question himself: realising that he has only seen seven of the twelve Cylon duplicate models, he wonders if he is in fact a hybrid as well. The Cylon leaders despatch another baseship into the Lion’s Head nebula, only to lose contact with the vessel and its crew; D’Anna and Caprica 6 learn that the missing ship has somehow been infected with a disease, a computer virus that could destroy all the Cylon hybrids should one of the infected crew be killed and then downloaded into a Resurrection Ship. Seeing a way to determine his humanity, Baltar offers to board the stricken vessel and discover what caused the catastrophe…

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 / Caprica 6), Grace Park (Lieutenant J.G. Sharon 'Boomer / 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), Rick Worthy (Simon), Callum Keith Rennie (Leoben Conoy), Matthew Bennett (Aaron Doral), Leah Cairns (Lieutenant Margaret 'Racetrack' Edmonson), Luciana Carro (Lieutenant Louanne 'Kat' Katraine), Rachel Hayward (Blonde Woman), Tiffany Lyndall-Knight (The Hybrid), Bodie Olmos (Brendan 'Hot Dog' Costanza), Madeline Parker (Kacey), Emilie Ullerup (Julia Prynne), Kate Vernon (Ellen Tigh [Voice])*

Directed by Jean de Segonzac
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):
3rd November 2006 @ 10.00 pm

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