Battlestar Galactica (2003)/Colonial Day

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Colonial Day
Season 1, Episode 11
Airdate • January 10, 2005 (UK)
• March 18, 2005 (USA)
Production Number 1x11
Writer(s) Carla Robinson
Director(s) Jonas Pate
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Battlestar Galactica (2003)Season One

Colonial Day is the eleventh episode of the first season of Battlestar Galactica, and is the eleventh episode overall.

Secondary Stars: Michael Hogan (Col. Tigh), Aaron Douglas (Chief Tyrol), Tahmoh Penikett (Helo), Kandyse McClure (PO Dualla), Paul Campbell (Billy Keikeya), Alessandro Juliani (Lt. Gaeta)

Special Guest Star: Richard Hatch (Tom Zarek)

Guest Stars: Kate Vernon (Ellen Tigh), Robert Wisden (Wallace Gray), David Kaye (James McManus), Alex Zahara (Valance), Patrick Gallagher (Leon Grimes), Malcolm Stewart (Marshall Bagott)

Co-Stars: Nicki Clyne (Cally), Cailin Stadnyk (Ensign Davis), Christina Schild (Playa Palacios), Biski Gugushe (Sekou Hamilton), James Ashcroft (Spectator #1), Patricia Idlette (Sarah Porter), Mario Battista (Gardener)


Plot Summary

The impending election of a new Vice President gives activist Tom Zarek an opportunity to make a move for political power. On Caprica, Helo accidentally finds out that Sharon is a Cylon during their infiltration of the spaceport at Delphi.

Arc Advancement



  • Helo finally discovers that Sharon is a Cylon.



  • Zarek finally gets at least one of the elections that he wanted in Bastille Day.


The Show

Allusions and References

The Colonial Gang is a reference to the Capital Gang, a political discussion program that aired on CNN.

Memorable Moments