|'Six Degrees of Separation'
Story Code: '107'
by Michael Angeli
Arguing with Number 6 over his faith in God, Baltar finally loses his temper - and immediately finds himself alone in his dreamscape. He is then summoned before Commander Adama, who, together with Colonel Tigh, introduces him to a civilian named Shelley Godfrey - who is the exact double of Number 6. Furthermore, Shelley announces that she has proof that Baltar was the saboteur who destroyed the defence mainframe computer, thereby enabling the Cylons to make their devastating attack on mankind. Baltar is incredulous, and can only look on helplessly as Shelley hands over a disc containing security photographs of the saboteur planting the bomb. Adama instructs Lieutenant Gaeta to use image-enhancing software to analyse the disc; in the meantime, Baltar's security privileges are suspended, and his work on the Cylon Detector stopped. Chief Petty Officer Tyrol begins work on the captured Cylon Raider; he makes no headway, although Boomer exhibits some particularly suspicious behaviour, stroking the bio-mechanical machine almost lovingly. Baltar turns to President Roslin for help; she is sympathetic, but before she can help, she collapses during their phone conversation; the President is subsequently visited by Doctor Cottle, who warns her of the danger in taking too many medicinal tablets to deal with her cancer. When Adama meets with Shelley to discuss Baltar, the woman attempts to seduce him; however, Adama fails to succumb to Shelly’s charms, and her actions only result in raising his suspicions. Helo and Boomer survive their twenty-fourth day on the Cylon-occupied world of Caprica; Helo finally reveals his true feelings for his comrade, who unexpectedly responds with passion. Back on the Galactica, Gaeta’s computers reveal the face of the saboteur; horrified to see his own face on the screen, Baltar sets off a fire alarm as a distraction and then attempts to destroy the evidence. However, Baltar is interrupted by the arrival of Adama and a squad of security guards; he is promptly thrown into the brig, facing trial and possible execution as a traitor…
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 / Shelley Godfrey), 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), Donnelly Rhodes (Doctor Cottle), Nicky Clyne (Crewman Specialist Cally), Christina Schild (Journalist - Playa), Biski Gugushe (Journalist - Eick)
Directed by Robert M. Young
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):
29th November 2004 @ 8.00 pm
*Featuring Commander Adama, Colonel Tigh, Captain Apollo, Lieutenant Starbuck, Lieutenant Boomer and Laura Roslin