Battlestar Galactica: Transcripts: S02E05: The Farm

Caprica – Resistance Base Bedroom


Starbuck wakes up next to Anders. She gets out of bed and attempts to get dressed without waking Anders. It doesn’t work.

Anders: You’ve been awake for an hour. So what are you going to do if you can’t make it back to your ship?

Starbuck: I’m getting back.
Anders: Well, I know we where able to take your sorry ass by surprise.

Starbuck: Frak you.

Anders: Nice. But the truth is…We really don’t know what the hell were doing. A lot of our tactics and stuff we just saw in the movies. We could use some professional advice.

Starbuck: You want some advice? You are on the loosing end of this fight. Give it up before you all die. Head further up in the mountains above the ambient radiation and just hole up.

Anders: And what? Wait to die?

Starbuck: As soon as I get back to Galactica I’ll send a rescue party.

Anders: Yeah, right.

Starbuck: If I say I’m gonna do something, I do it.

Anders: You always such a bitch in the morning?

Starbuck: Count on it.

Anders: My kind of woman.  He grabs her

Starbuck: We have a mission to accomplish.

Anders: So what?  He kisses her stomach

Starbuck: Mission.

Anders: Fine, Whatever.

Starbuck: I’m sorry, ok? I didn’t mean to…

Anders: (laughing) Gotcha.

Starbuck: So weak. So, so very weak.

Anders: Gotta lighten up a bit. It’s only the end of the world.  They get their groove on

Caprica – Wood


Some resistance vehicles stop in the forest.

Anders: Sue-Shaun , I want you to watch our perimeter, especially on our flank. (beat) Okay. The Cylons have a refuelling airstrip just on the other side of that ridge. There’s a heavy raider makes a regular refuelling stop every after noon like clockwork.

Helo: Machines like routine.

Anders: Yeah. It’s usually guarded by less then three of the mechanical varieties, and we’ve left it alone up until now.

Helo: So? what’s the plan?

Starbuck: Go through this gully . Approach the airstrip from the south side. Sprinkle our men through the tree line and wait for the Cylons to land the raider and hook-up the refuelling hoses. once they hook up the tylium hoses. We take out the guards and blow the refuelling station.

Anders: I thought you wanted the raider intact?

Starbuck: They build ‘em tough, believe me. Blowing the fuel will barley put a scratch in the hull, but it might give us some time to board the raider. once I’m inside, I’ll blow the brain, and start working on trying to get it to–  The resistance is shot at by unseen foreces. Starbuck is shot, and falls to the ground. The resistance falls back into the woods.

Galactica – CIC================================Adama enters the CIC to a grand round of applause and cheering. All: Ah-dah-mah! repeated ad nasuem. Adama: Thank you. Thank you very Much. I’m glad to be back. There are things we don’t say often enough. Things like what we mean to one another. All of you mean a lot to me. I just want you to know that. Let’s get back to work.

Adama: (to Tigh) I feel Strange. Like (pause) closer to the ground.
Tigh: You should check in with the doctor.  Adama: Mr Gaeta (they walk over to the Navigation Map in CIC) where do you think they are now?
Gaeta: The stolen Raptor with Captain Adama, the former President..

Tigh: The Fugitives  Gaeta: The Fugitives docked at cloud 9 last week. We effectively lost them at that point due to the large volume of inter-fleet traffic going to and from cloud 9.
Tigh: Right now they could be holed up anywhere in the fleet. Adama: I want them Found .She was dangerous enough as a symbol of resistance, but now with Lee helping. (beat) I want to search every ship in the fleet. Quarantine Procedures. Isolate the ship out of the main body. If its clean we keep it quarantined away from the rest of the fleet. She can hide but she can’t run.
Tigh: Dee start quarantine procedures, start with Cloud 9.   Kimba Hut – Meat Locker================================ Roslin: How much longer are we meant to stay hidden in this meat locker?
Eloshia: I don’t know
Zarek: I have communicated your latest message to Quorum of Twelve they have decided the question of openly supporting you needs more… deliberation. Roslin: I need to make an appeal to the people. Zarek: Make a strong enough argument, and the Astra Queen will be the first ship in line.
Apollo: Like they do anything but roll over and take orders from you. Zarek: one more bit of news I should convey, Zeus has returned to Olympus. Adama is back in command.
Apollo: My father, he’s um back. Zarek: Word just came in over the wireless.
Roslin: He’s a tough old bird. Zarek: What we really need is something heart felt. Something human and personal that will galvanise the people. Like a son denouncing his father.  Later Apollo: (into recorder) My name is Lee Adama. Until recently I was the commander of Galactica’s air group but when Commander Adama, my father decided to stage a major military coup against the president. I could no longer support him or his actions. I love my father. I respect him. But in this he is wrong he must be apposed. I call on all free thinking people in the fleet, I….  Apollo stops the recording and removes the tape.
Apollo: I can’t do this. Sorry everyone. I thought I could but I can’t.  Pause
Roslin: I’m playing the Religious card. I know exactly what I have to do.  Roslin can’t figure out how to work the recorder.
Roslin: How does this thing work?   Caprica – Hospital Room================================
Simon: You’re ok. You’re in an aid hospital. They brought you in yesterday morning. You got shot in the abdomen. I’m Simon. Can you tell me your name?
Starbuck: Kara..cough Kara Thrace. Simon: You were in Surgery for about 2hrs.I removed the bullet. I didn’t think you were going to make it for a while. (Checks her drip. Kara is in a vast amount of pain which is etched on her face.) Take it easy. I know that hurts.
Starbuck: Who brought me in?  Simon: A big Guy called Anders. Used to be a pro pyramid player if you can believe that.
Starbuck: Yeah, I know him. Where is he?  Simon: He died….on the table. I thought he was only slightly wounded. Turns out that a piece of shrapnel had nicked his aorta. Massive internal bleeding. I’m sorry. We did everything we could do.
Starbuck starts to cry.  Caprica – Hospital Room================================ Simon: Morning. I see you are sucking down fluids at a rapid pace. That’s good.
Starbuck: Are you a Cylon? Simon: What do you think?
Starbuck: I think you didn’t answer the question Simon: I am most definitely not a Cylon. Of course I don’t know what you would expect me to say. If I was a Cylon I certainly wouldn’t admit it.
Starbuck: Can I leave. Simon: There’s the door.
Starbuck tries to get up and leave, but the pain is too great. Starbuck: Frakkin’ doctors.
Simon: So I am a doctor. Not a Cylon.  Starbuck: The jury’s still out. I would expect the Cylons to have better digs than this, though. Where is this rat trap?
Simon: We’re about twenty clicks north of Delphi . Used to be a mental institution. It’s not much, but it’s one of the few places the Cylons haven’t found yet. (He checks her wound) Okay. Starbuck: So, what, I’m supposed to believe there really is a resistance out there?
Simon: Time for your pain meds. (She passes out from the IV drugs)  Galactica – Adama’s Quarters================================ Tyrol: If I may speak on behalf of specialist Cally. She was distraught sir. The experience in Kobol. Being in the surface fighting Cylons. It’s shattering for all of us. I don’t believe she’s in her right mind when she shot Boomer.
Adama: Did you love her, Chief? Tyrol: Excuse me?
Adama: Boomer, did you love her? Tyrol: I thought I did
Adama: when you think you love somebody, you love them. That’s what love is – thoughts. She was a Cylon. A machine. Is that what Boomer was? A machine? A thing. Tyrol: That’s what she turned out to be.
Adama: She was more than that to us. She was more than that to me. She was a vital, living person… aboard my ship for almost two years. She couldn’t have been just a machine. Could you love a machine? Tyrol: No, sir. I guess I couldn’t have.
Adama: Cally discharged a firearm without permission, endangering life of her fellow shipmate. 30 days in the brig. Dismissed. Tyrol: Thank you, sir.
Adama: You’ll see her again, Chief. Tyrol: Excuse me?
Adama: There are many copies. You’ll see her again.
Caprica – Hospital Room================================ Starbuck: How many patients do you have here?
Simon: Am I being interrogated again? Starbuck: I just think it’s odd that I’ve been here for two days and I haven’t seen anybody else. Just you. Simon: We have 223 patients at the moments. Two doctors and five teachers masquerading as nurses. Starbuck:  I know a teacher masquerading as president.
Simon: What’s that? Starbuck: It’s awfully quiet. No screams, no moans. No “Doctor, doctor please help me it hurts”. Simon: Most of our patient are succumbing to acute radiation poisoning. Symptoms include powerful fatigue and immediate nausea. This is follows by several day of comparable well -being. After that, cell death in the gastric and intestinal tissue causes massive diarrhea, intestinal bleeding, and loss of water. It’s not pretty. But it is… quiet. The biggest killer in this place is infection. That’s why we have you under quarantine. We don’t know what you brought in with you yet. Your test result will be back this afternoon. Okay. Almost done. I think there may be a cist on one of your ovaries . Starbuck: Is it serious?
Simon: Nah , it should be fine. We’ll keep an eye on it. Gotta keep that reproductive system in great shape. It’s your most valuable asset these days. Starbuck: Right.
Simon: I’m serious. Finding healthy child bearing women your age is a top priority for the resistance. And you’ll be happy to know you are a very precious commodity to us.  Starbuck: I’m not a commodity, I’m a viper pilot.
Simon: Do you see any, any vipers around here? I mean, you do realize that you’re one of the handful of women left on the planet actually capable of having children. Right? I mean, that is your most valuable skill right now.  Starbuck: Well I don’t want a child. So just drop it, ok?
Simon: Well, no one’s forcing you. Just take a moment and think about where you are and what’s going on. The human race in on the verge of extinction. And to be quite frank with you, potential mothers are a lot more valuable right now than whole squadron of viper pilots. I shouldn’t have mention it. I should have know you’d have been sensitive. A lot of women with your history forego child bearing of their own. Starbuck: My history?
Simon: I saw the fracture on your X-Ray A lot of old fractures from childhood. It’s interesting how you manage to break every finger on both hands. Every breaks on the exact same place between the first and second knuckle. Did someone breaks your fingers, Kara?  Starbuck: Get out. Simon: Children of abusive parents often fear passing along that abuse to their own children.
Starbuck: Get out!
Galactica – CIC================================ Adama: Is she kidding with this? Tigh: I know it’s hard to believe, but that message has crop up all over the fleet. Adama: It’s religious crap.” It seems I have been chosen to help lead you to the promise land of Earth. I will not question this choice I’ll simply try to play my part on the plan. Therefore, at the appointed hour, I will give the signal to the fleet. All those wishing to honour the gods and walk the paths of destiny will follow me back to Kobol it is there we will meet the Gods’ servant with the arrow of Apollo”.  Adama slams the clipboard witht he message against a console breaking it in half. Tigh: We’ve got five raptors with marines fire teams standing by to board The Astral Queen. Adama: No one’s gonna follow her. No one’s gonna believe this crap. No one’s this stupid. And anyone that is, the one make suicide run back to Kobol. Please let them.
Astral Queen================================ Roslin: How long till we jump. Zarek: Two minutes. Roslin: Any other ships declares themselves to us? Zarek: Not yet. Roslin: Oh no that, no. Please this isn’t necessary. Elosha: Give them your blessing. Roslin: Oh no. It’s not right. This isn’t who I am.  Elosha: Laura, this is your path. The one the God’s picked for you. The one you picked for yourself. Roslin blesses them  Caprica – Woods================================ Helo: Anders, we musta been over this line ten times already Anders: She must have taken a bullet. She’s right here by the vehicles. Helo: Ok, she would have got up and crawled the frak up out of here. Hey we have to search the entire area again. Anders: I told you we shouldn’t have pulled back so fast. I though she was with us. Helo: Anders we got ambushed. Ok, we all got separated. There’s nothing we could have done about it. Kara, of all people would understand. Let’s just find her. Anders: Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Boomer: I know where Starbuck is.
Helo: Sharon? Where have you been? Boomer: Tracking you. Anders: Who is she? Helo: She’s with us. Bomer: You’re the father of my child, Helo. I’m not gonna lose you. Helo: Where is she?
Astral Queen================================ Zarek: We’re ready Roslin: Send the signal and jump A signal flare is launched
Galactica – CIC================================ Gaeta: Astral Queen has jumped away. Adama: Now see how many follow. Tigh: To sit around and wait for Starbuck to show up with that stupid arrow? Two. Three at the most.
Caprica – Hospital Room================================ Simon: Good morning. You look better. Starbuck: What’s this new scar? Simon: They had to go back in last night while you were asleep. Some internal bleeding to tie up. Nothing to worry about. Everything’s gonna be fine. Just about done with you, Starbuck. Starbuck: Nice way of puttin’ it. Simon: Just couple more tests and (laughs) I almost said we’ll be sending you back home I guess we’ll be sending you back to fight. Starbuck: Hey, sounds good to me. Hey, I just woke up. Simon: Now you’re going back to sleep. Starbuck: You’re the Doc.  Starbuck feigns sleep. She secretly grasped the IV tube to prevent the drugs from reaching her. She gets out of bed and sneaks into the hallways where she sees #6 and Simon having a conversation in a nurses station. Simon: Pending lab test results on the sample ovaries, complete removal will proceed tomorrow. If lab tests are positive, then subject will be moved to processing facility for final disposition. #6: It that regret I hear in your voice, Simon? Simon: If it is, it certainly is any of your concern. Starbuck sneaks back into her room and breaks down crying. Starbuck: Lords of Kobol, please help me.  Caprica – Hospital Room================================Later Simon: Morning.  Starbuck: Hmm. Simon: Are you sure you are feeling ok? Starbuck: You know, something actually has been bothering me lately. Simon gets close ot Starbuck to exmine her. Starbuck takes the oppritunity to stab him in the juggular with a piece of broken mirror. Starbuck: I never told you my call sign was Starbuck. Simon: You can’t kill me… Starbuck: Just die! Starbuck grabs her stuff and Simon’s keys and leaves the room. She sneaks into another room, finding some wired machines connected to people, including Sue-Shaun. Starbuck: Sue-Shaun. Sue Shaun it’s me Kara. Hold on, okay? I’m gonna get you out of here. Sue-Shaun: No. No time. Cut the power. Starbuck: It’ll kill you. Sue-Shaun: Can’t live like this. The baby machines. Please. Please. Starbuck whispers the last rites into Sue Shauns ear, and beats the hell out of the machines attached to the humans. on her way out of the hospital, Starbuck finds #6 and smashes her in the head with a fire extinguisher.
Caprica – Hospital Exterior================================
Starbuck is trying to escape but Simon appears in front of her. Simon: Hello Starbuck.
Starbuck cowers, but is saved when the resistance shows up to kill him. Starbuck runs away toward her resucers, but cneturions arrive to stop them. Soon there after Boomer shows up in a heavy raider to blast the centurions away and rescue the humans.

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Helo: Kara come on.

Anders: Let’s go Let’s go .Go go. Get down. Kara get down Let’s go Let’s go. We gotta go.

Bomer: Come on . Move like you have a purpose, people. Let’s go go go go.
Galactica – CIC================================Gaeta looks at how many ships have jumped to Kobol with the President. Gaeta: Twenty four ships, sir.
Tigh: That’s almost a third of the fleet.  Galactica – Morgue================================Adama pulls out Boomer’s corpse, and cries over her. Adama: Why?  Caprica – Reistance Camp================================ Boomer: They were conducting research into Human / Cylon breeding program.
Starbuck: Human / Cylon?

Helo: They call them farms. Your gunshot wound looks fine.

Starbuck: So farms, that’s great. What were they gonna do? Knock me up with some Cylon kid?

Sharon: They were gonna try to. We haven’t been successful so far.

Anders: Supposedly they can’t reproduce. You know biologically. So they have been trying every which way to produce offspring.

Starbuck: Why?

Boomer: Procreation, it’s one of God’s commandments, be fruitful. We can’t fulfill it we tried so we decided to—

Starbuck: To rape human women?

Boomer: No if you agreed to bear a children it’d be voluntary maybe even set you up with someone you like.

Starbuck: Like you two kids?

Sharon: We’re different.

Starbuck: What the frak is that suppose to mean?

Helo: They have this theory maybe the one thing they were missing was love. So Sharon and I… we were set up to—

Starbuck: To fall in love? They didn’t ask Sue-Shaun if she wanted to fall in love, right? They put a tube in her! And they hooked her up into a machine!

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Boomer: They know who you are, Kara. You’re special. Leoben told you that. You have a destiny.

Helo: Starbuck what is this second scar?

Starbuck: I don’t know. I don’t think I wanna know now. You know?

Boomer: No.

Anders: How many women do they have in these farms?

Boomer: Hundreds… Maybe thousands. I don’t know I haven’t access that data.

Starbuck: Here’s what we do. Take the heavy raider, cram it full of ground troops find out where the next farm is liberate it. And the next and the next and the next.

Anders: No no no no that’s not why you come to Caprica.  Anders goes over to some oil barrels, moves one away, and drips his hand into a water hole to recover the Arrow of Apollo, He gives it to Starbuck. Anders: Go find earth.
Starbuck: What about you? You said you needed professional advice.

Anders: We’ll muddle through. We’ve managed so far.

Starbuck: They’ll kill you. You’ll die here. You know that.

Anders: A lot of people died here. I tell you this. If I’m gonna die here. I’m gonna take out every last one of those frakin’ farms before I do.

Starbuck: Well I’m not gonna leave you here.

Anders: You said you where gonna come back remember? I’m gonna hold you to it.

Starbuck: I’m coming back. I said it, I meant it.

She gives him one of her dogtags Anders: Yeah, ok. Hey, be safe.
Boomer: Let’s go home.  They board the heavy raider and take off.

Transcript taken by Ryan Bechtel

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