Battlestar Galactica (2003)/Resurrection Ship (1)

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Resurrection Ship (1)
Season 2, Episode 11
Airdate January 6, 2006
Production Number 2x11
Teleplay by Michael Rymer
Story by Anne Cofell Saunders
Director(s) Michael Rymer
Nielsen Rating 2.1
Fleet Survivors 49,604
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Resurrection Ship (2)
Battlestar Galactica (2003)Season Two
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Resurrection Ship (1) is the eleventh episode of the second season of Battlestar Galactica, and is the twenty-fourth episode overall.

Secondary Stars: Michael Hogan (Col. Tigh), Aaron Douglas (Chief Tyrol), Tahmoh Penikett (Helo), Nicki Clyne (Cally), Alessandro Juliani (Lt. Gaeta), Kandyse McClure (PO Dualla)

Guest Stars: Michelle Forbes (Admiral Cain), Donnelly Rhodes (Dr. Cottle), Graham Beckel (Col. Fisk), John Pyper-Ferguson (Cpt. Taylor), Sebastian Spence (Whiplash)

Co-Stars: Luciana Carro (Louanne "Kat" Katraine), Vincent Gale (Chief Peter Laird), Peter-John Prinsloo (Lt. Mei "Freaker" Firelli), Brad Dryborough (Hoshi)


Plot Summary


  • This episode had the highest Nielsen rating of the evening for Sci Fi Friday.

Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

  • Awards: This episode was nominated for an IVy Award for the 2005-06 season for Best Individual Episode of a Drama Series.

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments


Admiral Helena Cain: Do you always get what you want? Lt. Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace: Most of the time... sir. Admiral Helena Cain: Good... me too.

Admiral Helena Cain: Stand at ease, lieutenant and come forward. Seems you've had quite a day. I'm promoting you to captain. I'm making you commander of the Pegasus air group. Lt. Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace: You're promoting me? Admiral Helena Cain: I need a CAG with guts and initiative to plan and lead the attack on this fleet.

Lt. Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace: [Galactica and Pegasus' Vipers turn from trying to shoot each other to attack Starbuck, mistaking her for a Cylon] Starbuck to all Vipers - do not fire... repeat, do not fire! I am a friendly, okay? We're all friendlies. So, let's just... be friendly.

Admiral Helena Cain: I hear you want to return to Caprica. Lt. Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace: Yes, sir. We have people back there still alive. Admiral Helena Cain: Yes, and they deserve to be saved. I absolutely agree. In fact, I will go one step further and I will say that our ultimate goal is that we should return to the 12 colonies and kick the Cylons the frak out of our homes. What do you think of that, *Captain*? Lt. Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace: I think that's the best idea I've heard all day, sir.

[last lines] [Adama and Cain are ordering each other's assassinations] Admiral Helena Cain: Jack, I want to transfer a detachment of marines to Galactica. And I want you to handpick them. Completely reliable, completely loyal. Razors. Commander William Adama: I have a mission for you, Kara. Lt. Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace: Anything for you, you know that. Commander William Adama: Don't accept too quickly. You won't like this one. I don't like it, but I decided that it has to be done. Admiral Helena Cain: I'm transferring you to Galactica as well. I'll tell Adama that you're there to be my eyes and ears. He'll hate it; he'll think you're my spy and try to freeze you out of decision making, but he'll accept it. Now I want you to *stay* in CIC throughout the attack. *Stay* with Adama. Commander William Adama: After the attack is completed, and you've accounted for your pilots, I want you to land your bird on the Pegasus to report directly to CIC. You'll take Lee with you; he'll watch your back. Admiral Helena Cain: Position marines in key areas throughout the ship, and keep a squad posted just outside CIC. Commander William Adama: There'll be the normal chaos and emotional high after the attack. Admiral Helena Cain: They'll be slapping each other on the back, celebrating the victory. Commander William Adama: That'll keep their guard down. Admiral Helena Cain: Security will be lax. Commander William Adama: I will ask for you over the wireless. Admiral Helena Cain: I will call you directly, and when I have you on the line, and you hear me give the command "Execute Case Orange", Commander William Adama: When you hear me say "Downfall", Admiral Helena Cain: you are to signal the marines to terminate Adama's command. Start it with Adama. Commander William Adama: I want you to pull out your weapon ... and shoot Admiral Cain in the head.