Episode 1 : 33
Five days have passed since last left Galactica, and in those five days, the Cylons have been chasing our people every step of the way. Every time Galactica and the fleet make a Jump, there is a 33 minute window before the Cylons Jump to their location and the fleet has to Jump away - then another 33 minute respite before the Cylons show up again. How the Cylons are following them and why it takes 33 minutes to make the follow-up Jump are questions no one has the answers to, and all our heroes can do at the moment is keep Jumping and hope that they'll find a way to shake their pursuers.
Episode 2 : Water
Something is wrong with Raptor pilot Sharon Valerii. She inexplicably wakes up, soaking wet, inside the Galactica Tool Room with a G-4 detonator in her bag. Totally panicked, she goes to the Small Arms Locker and finds a total of six G-4 bomb detonators missing. What Valerii doesn?t know is that those six G-4 bombs are activated somewhere on Galactica. No one knows. But when they go off, Galactica will be in big trouble.
Episode 3 : Bastille Day
After finding water on a distant moon in the previous episode, Galactica must find a way to pump that water onto the ship, a labor-intensive duty requiring a lot of manpower. Commander Adama's suggestion is to employ some of the men incarcerated on the Astral Queen, a prison ship. But President Roslin is skeptical, only agreeing if the prisoners can earn 'points' toward freedom, an idea that Adama finds dangerous. Finally, Lee steps in and strikes a compromise and agrees to lead a contingent to the Astral Queen to present the offer to the prisoners. Laura and Commander Adama will each send a representative to ensure their respective concerns are addressed. Initially, they expect the confined men will leap at the chance to leave the small confines of their transport cells but Lee?s offer is met with eerie silence. In fact, when the cells are opened, not a single man steps out to accept. Soon, they discover the reason why. That reason is Tom Zarek.
Episode 4 : Act of Contrition
After a flight deck accident kills 13 pilots and wounds many others, Kara is thrust into service as a flight instructor and ordered to turn a group of civilian pilots and academy washouts into full-fledged Viper pilots.
Episode 5 : You Can't Go Home Again
In the aftermath of Episode Four, search and rescue operations are underway for missing Viper pilot Kara Thrace. Sharon Valerii and Crashdown retrieve battered rookie pilot Constanza, but when they bring him back to Galactica, he is foggy on the details and provides only limited information. He claims that Kara was alive when the Cylon Raider hit her, but has no idea where she is now. Commander Adama and Lee Adama don't care how unlikely her chance of survival is - they intend to find Kara and bring her home.
Episode 6 : Litmus
As Galactica passes another seemingly routine night, a man who we know as Doral (the Cylon model who disguised himself as a PR man) stealths his way through the ship with a block of G-4 attached to his chest. When the Cylon-turned suicide bomber finally detonates himself, the actual damage isn't as bad as it could have been (Three are dead, while Commander Adama barely missed the blast's impact thanks to Colonel Tigh's instinct), but the collateral damage will be far worse.
Episode 7 : Six Degrees of Separation
Another day, another argument between Gauis Baltar and Number Six. He wants to have sex, she wants to talk about God. Despite everything that's happened, part of him ? a big part of him ? still looks upon her as a mirage, certainly not someone to verse him in the mysteries of the universe. He is pulled out of his fantasy by a call to CIC. When he walks in, Six is already in CIC?Talking to Commander Adama? Everyone can see her! Baltar feels himself coming unmoored, when the hammer falls: Six (calling herself Shelly Godfrey) has called Baltar out as a traitor and tells Adama and everyone else that he?s 'the man responsible for the (Cylon) holocaust.'
Episode 8 : Flesh and Bone
President Laura Roslin has just awakened from a nightmare ? during which the Cylon Leoben chases her through the woods ? when she is informed that a Cylon, Leoben, has been captured aboard the Gemenon Traveler, a civilian ship. It seems the decision to go public with their knowledge of the Cylons has paid off, as Leoben was identified from photographs that were passed around the fleet. Commander Adama wants the Cylon executed immediately. But Laura demands that the prisoner be interrogated, a request that Adama reluctantly agrees to, though only if Kara Thrace is the one doing the questioning.
Episode 9 : Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down
At the end of the previous episode, President Laura Roslin was left with five little words that have been eating at her. "Commander Adama is a Cylon." Of course, it was a Cylon who told her on his way to execution, but still, in these times, one doesn?t know just who might be a Cylon. Things are further complicated when Adama shows up with Colonel Saul Tigh's wife Ellen in tow. Ellen was long-presumed dead and when Saul sees her he?s overcome with joy. Adama is more guarded however, as he doesn?t quite buy Ellen's story ? that she was in a hospital unconscious ? given her history of marital infidelity. While Adama wants to make Tigh happy, he first wants Ellen tested as a Cylon (on the sly) before giving his full approval.
Episode 10 : The Hand of God
The fleet only has enough Tylium Fuel to make a few more jumps, so Commander Adama sends a search party to nearby star systems. Sharon and Crashdown return with good news and bad. They've found huge tylium deposits on an asteroid just one jump away, but there is a Cylon base there, with hundreds of Raiders guarding the fuel. Adama insists that while they know where the Cylons are, the Cylons don?t know where Galactica is. He wants to take the fight to the enemy. It?s a big gamble: if they win, they'll have all the fuel they need; if they lose, the entire human race will perish.
Episode 11 : Colonial Day
It?s Colonial Day ? a holiday celebrating the establishment of the Twelve Colonies ? the first Colonial Day since the Cylon attacks. Laura Roslin insists on celebration because she believes that upholding traditions will inspire people to embrace the future. Also, she has other ambitions for the day. With her own health uncertain, she knows she must choose a successor and Colonial Day will be an ideal time to announce her candidate for Vice President. The celebration is held on the "Cloud Nine," a luxury ship which offers all of the amenities of a five star hotel ? pools, spas, lush gardens, etc. Surviving representatives from each of the twelve colonies are sent to the ship to help elect a Vice-President, though Laura assumes it won't be much trouble to get her choice, Wallace Gray, pushed through. Dr. Baltar is one of Caprica's delegates while a familiar face represents Sagittarian: Tom Zarek. Zarek, the political prisoner from episode three (Bastille Day), has always proved popular in Sagittarian, even if many see him as a terrorist (even a 'rehabilitated one.') Zarek is of course, ready for the limelight and when he arrives to meet and greet the press, he's all smiles and politically correct sound-bites. Laura immediately knows Zarek could be a big problem.
Episode 12 : Kobol's Last Gleaming, Pt. 1
The wear and tear of life on the run has caught up with everyone on the fleet and is affecting them in diverse ways. Adam and Lee attempt to stave off their tension in a boxing match, and Kara and Baltar engage in a sexual romp where Kara is so distracted, she calls out the wrong name (Lee?s name), which insults Dr. Baltar so much that he walks out on her. The news is far more grim for Laura, who learns that her cancer has progressed and that her time is running out. Laura confers with Elosha, and is oddly comforted when the prelate persists in her faith ? that Laura is the one who will save the fleet and ultimately lead the embattled survivors of mankind to the promised land of Earth. Sharon on Galactica is about to end her stress. She sticks a gun in her mouth. Will she pull the trigger..? Should she pull the trigger? A call comes in for her to report to duty, and Sharon decides to live another day. She and Crashdown are sent into space, and they Jump their Raptor harrowingly close to a strange new planet. They study the planet's surface and Crashdown ponders, "Could this be Earth?" Sharon knows it?s even more important. The planet is Kobol.
Episode 13 : Kobol's Last Gleaming, Pt. 2
We continue from the last episode with Colonial Raptors battling Cylon Raiders as they plummet toward the planet Kobol. Tyrol, Crashdown, and their ground crew swarm to save people from a burning Raptor. Dr. Baltar is aboard the Raptor and seems doomed until Number Six guides him out of the flames. He is saved and grateful, but already it's clear that Number Six is guiding him to something bigger. She seems to be guiding him to his destiny. On Galactica, Gaeta shares his work on the Cylon transponders with Adama and Tigh. The transponder devices identify themselves to each other. This is great news for the fleet as they can use a device to fool the Cylons and destroy their base ship. Adama tells Laura that Kara is working on a plan to use the Cylon Raider to accomplish this goal. Laura expresses concern over using the Raider as she wanted to use it herself. Adama firmly reminds her - that?s not going to happen. Laura works quickly now. She talks to Billy about her belief in the prophecies, but Billy reminds her that she's embracing a "drug-induced vision of prophecy." Laura moves on to Lee. She conveys her belief that the scriptures have led them to Kobol, and will lead them to Earth. Lee listens, but he won't budge. He will follow his father's command. Laura's next target is Kara, someone whom she knows will respond to scriptural quotation. At first, Kara thinks Laura's plan to go to Caprica is lunacy and she balks at the idea. So Laura plays rough. She informs Kara that Adama doesn't really know the way to Earth. Just ask him.