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Exodus, Part Ⅱ is an episode of the TV series, Battlestar Galactica, and aired during the show's third season.

PlotEdit

Having been warned by Samuel T. Anders that Ellen Tigh will be executed for treason unless he kills her himself, Col. Saul Tigh sits down with Ellen to talk about her actions. Tigh hands her a drink, which is tainted with poison. After Ellen succumbs to it, Tigh grieves. Meanwhile, Galactica arrives in far orbit above New Caprica and sends raptors to launch drones which would fool the Cylons into thinking two Battlestars are coming. On the surface, the resistance start their uprising by detonating several explosions to destroy key critical infrastructures across the settlement. As Centurions are guarding the parked ships, Galactica jumps into the upper atmosphere launching vipers during free fall to destroy the Centurion posts, before jumping back into space, causing significant atmospheric disturbance and creating a distraction for the human survivors in the process. However, the fall causes considerable damage to the Battlestar. Admiral William Adama discovers that four Basestars are surrounding them, two more than previously anticipated.

The Cylons believe they have lost control of the situation, and plan to evacuate in a Basestar, detonating a nuclear weapon in the settlement. They offer Gaius Baltar (James Callis) the chance to join them; however, Felix Gaeta (Alessandro Juliani) takes out a gun and threatens to kill him. With the two and Caprica-Six (Tricia Helfer) alone, Gaeta realises there is a bomb and tells Baltar he has one more chance to redeem himself by preventing it from being detonated. While searching for the bomb, Baltar and Caprica-Six find a crying Hera lying with her foster mother Maya (Erica Cerra) who was killed during the evacuation. D'anna also finds her and holds the baby in her arms. Caprica-Six persuades Baltar to allow this as D'Anna would no longer detonate the bomb once she found Hera. Anders breaks out the prisoners from the Cylon compound and finds Kara "Starbuck" Thrace (Katee Sackhoff) who rescues Kacey (Madeline Parker) from Leoben Conoy (Callum Keith Rennie) by killing him. At the same time, Laura Roslin leads forces that reclaim the abandoned Colonial One, retaking it as her ship rather than departing with Tom Zarek.

Galactica is overwhelmed by bombardment from the Basestars. As it is facing destruction, Pegasus makes a timely arrival, destroying a Basestar. Apollo, having disobeyed Adama's orders by bringing Pegasus into the fight, buys the crew of Galactica time to repair their faster-than-light (FTL) drives. In a last stand, Apollo evacuates Pegasus after setting a collision course with a Basestar. The ship rams into one, destroying both ships, with the debris causing the destruction of another Basestar. After the fleet is reunited, Starbuck prepares to announce Kacey as her daughter, but is dismayed to find another woman (Emilie Ullerup) recognising Kacey as her own daughter who was kidnapped by the Cylons. Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell) learns from her aide Tory Foster (Rekha Sharma) that Maya and Hera did not make it off the planet. A crowd gathers to celebrate Adama for rescuing them.

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  • Directed by: Félix Enríquez Alcalá

Deleted scenes Edit

  • Kat watches as the Vipers undergo maintenance. Admiral Adama arrives to give her a confidence boost.
  • Extended ending sequence as Adama walks through the busy Galactica, corridor by corridor. At CIC, Apollo, Helo, Hoshi and Dee discuss how to undergo repairs and solve their refugee problem. Adama arrives and orders prioritisation of repairs and re-activating the crew that retired on New Caprica. Apollo is re-assigned as CAG to oversee the re-training of pilots.

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