Battlestar Galactica Logo 'Sometimes a Great Notion'

Story Code: '411'
by David Weddle
and Bradley Thompson
Battlestar Galactica Cast

The Colonial Fleet and their Cylon allies have finally reached Earth – but instead of the paradise they had hoped for they find a barren, dead world devastated by a nuclear war waged two thousand years ago. While President Roslin and Admiral Adama return to the Galactica to break the terrible news to the Colonial fleet, Athena and Caprica 6 make an astonishing discovery: four graves containing what appear to be human skeletons and an unknown model of Cylon – could it be that the people of the legendary Thirteenth Tribe weren’t human, but in fact Cylons? Starbuck and Leoben go in search of the source of the Colonial emergency signal; they soon loacte the wreckage of a Viper and the corpse of its pilot – an ancient skeleton wearing dog tags marked ‘Kara Thrace’… Tyrol’s discovery of a blast-shadow in the ruins of an ancient city triggers a flashback to a former life, a time when he was caught up in the nuclear attack on Earth; when Tigh, Anders and Tory reveal that they too have similar experiences, the four Cylons question how these forgotten pasts have led them to their life on the fleet… Back on the Galactica, the news of the devastated planet below sends the Colonials’ whole belief system crashing down: as anarchy breaks out, Roslin loses faith in the Prophecies of Pythia, and Adama turns to the bottle. The only people who seem happy are Apollo and Dee, whose success on a date seems to herald reconciliation for their failed marriage – until Dee suddenly blows her brains out with a blaster. Her death leaves Apollo stunned, and tips Adama over the edge – into in an explosive confrontation with his former friend, Tigh…

Edward James Olmos (Admiral William Adama), Mary McDonnell (President 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 / Natalie), Grace Park (Lieutenant J.G. Sharon 'Athena' Valerii / Boomer), Michael Hogan (Colonel Saul Tigh), Aaron Douglas (Chief Petty Officer Galen Tyrol), Tahmoh Penikett (Lieutenant Karl 'Helo' Agathon), Alessandro Juliani (Lieutenant Felix Gaeta), Kandyse McClure (Petty Officer Anastasia Dualla), Michael Trucco (Ensign Samuel Anders), Lucy Lawless (D'Anna Biers), Callum Keith Rennie (Leoben Conoy), Rekha Sharma (Tory Foster), Jennifer Halley (Diana 'Hardball' Seelix), Alexandra Thomas (Hera Agathon), Brad Dryborough (Lieutenant Hoshi), Don Thompson (Anthony Figurski), Kate Vernon (Ellen Tigh), Sonja Bennett (Specialist Second Class Marcie Brasko)

Directed by Michael Nankin
Produced by Ron E. French and Michael Rymer
Co-Executive Producers Michael Angeli, Jane Espenson, Michael Taylor and Mark Verheiden
Executive Producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eick
Consulting Producer Glen A. Larson

TX (US - Sci-Fi Channel):
16th January 2009 @ 10.00 pm

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