Battlestar Galactica: Transcripts: S02E10: Pegasus
Galactica – CIC and Adama’s Quarters
Gaeta: Action stations, action stations. Set condition one throughout the ship. This is not a drill. Repeat: Action stations, action stations.
Adama: Well, Madam President, looks like you picked a hell of a day for a visit. This is the Commander. Sitrep.
Adama: Alert the fleet to an emergency jump. I’m on my way with the President.
Dualla: (on radio) Roger that, Apollo. Be advised, alert fighters have launched and will take station on your six in three minute
Galactica – CIC
Tigh: Alert fighters have launched.
Gaeta: New dradis contact, they’re launching raiders.
Roslin: How long till we jump?
Tigh: Another two minutes.
Gaeta: Sir…sir, I’m getting Colonial transponders.
Tigh: Hell, now they’re using our own signals against us.
Adama: Maybe. Weapons hold. Hold the jump too.
Roslin: Something up your sleeve, I take it?
Adama: We’ll see.
Dualla: All ships, Galactica, hold jump. Say again, hold jump.
Adama: Ship to ship, Colonial priority one channel. Send hostile challenge and then put your reply up on the speakers.
Dualla: Attention, unknown vessel: This is the Battlestar Galactica. Identify yourself, or we will fire upon you.
Gaeta: Range now 1,700, sir. Fisk: (over radio) This is the battleship Pegasus to the ship claiming to be Galactica. Please respond.
Tigh: Pegasus, how could that be? The entire fleet was destroyed.
Adama: Give me direct contact. Pegasus, this is Galactica actual. Authenticate identity with recognition codes immediate
Dualla: Sir, I’m receiving Colonial recognition codes. They’re authentic. Cain: (over radio) Galactica, this is Pegasus actual. Adama, is that you?
Adama: Admiral Cain. What a pleasure to hear your voice.
Pegasus – CIC
Cain: Disengage. Fisk: Red team, disengage. Red team, disengage. Cain: Commander, I don’t know what to say. This is a miracle.
Galactica – CIC
Adama: You took the words right out of my mouth. Step down to condition one throughout the fleet.
Apollo and Kat do a flyby of the Pegasus and all over her dispatched vipers.
Adama: (on Galactica) It is a dream.
Raptor is landing on the Galactica.
Kelly: Pegasus Raptor 861, Galactica. Skids down, mag secure. Welcome aboard, Admiral.
Galactica – Hangar
The crew are getting into formation to greet Admiral Cain.
Tigh: Get into ranks, people! Look sharp. This isn’t recess.
Apollo: Come on, the landing party’s here. Dress and cover. (to Starbuck) Nice of you to show up.
Starbuck: Couldn’t get here too early.
Tigh: Group! Attention! Cain and her command staff exit the raptor and stand in proper formation.
Adama: Admiral Cain, welcome aboard the Galactica. Cain: Commander Adama, it’s an honor.
Adama: Allow me to present to you the President of the Colonies Laura Roslin.
Roslin: It’s a long story. Welcome. Cain: Madam President. Pleasure. on behalf of the officers and the crew of the Pegasus it’s a pleasure to see all of you. Welcome back to the Colonial fleet. The entire crew starts cheering. Everyone starts introducing themselves to each other. Taylor: Captain Taylor
Starbuck: Kara Thrace Taylor: Captain Taylor
Galactica – Adama’s Quarters
Roslin: Admiral, I’m fairly burning with questions. I hope you don’t mind if I just dive in.
Roslin: How did you find us? Cain: Well, we were tracking a cylon fleet. We were trying to predict their movements, which seemed rather random, initially, until we realized that they just jumping to systems with natural resources. So we began to scout those systems ourselves, hoping to carry out hit-and attacks on their fleet. But instead of finding the cylons, we found you.
Adama: So you’ve been attacking their fleet?
Cain: Well, you know what they say about the best defense.
Galactica – Tool Room
Tigh and Fisk are having thier own meet and drink party
Fisk: Galactica’s finest.
Fisk: That beats the hell out of the nickel tour. Thank you.
Tigh: I figure if you’ve seen one old Battlestar, you’ve seen them all.
Fisk: Yeah, well, she’s an old one. I can’t believe the cylons didn’t kick your ass up one side and down the other in this bucket. (Tigh shoots him a dirty look) Sorry.
Tigh: And just for that, you have to skip this round Both laugh
Galactica – Adama’s Quarters
Cain: We were docking at Scorpion Fleet Shipyard. We were getting ready to go for a three-month overhaul. Most of the crew was getting ready for extended shore leave and family reunions. XO had the deck. I was down in my quarters, wrapping up some paperwork, and getting ready to pack up and go home to Tauron. And that’s when the cylons attacked. They hit the shipyard with three, maybe four nukes. Five ships, two of them Battlestars, they were destroyed right there. And by the time I got back to CIC, I discovered that I’d lost over 700 men
Roslin: My gods. Cain: We were completely defenseless. So I ordered a jump.
Roslin: To where? Cain: Wherever. Nowhere. Just jump.
Adama: Blind jump. You could’ve ended up anywhere. Gutsy call. Cain: Desperate move. Didn’t see any other choice. [Sighs] I’m sure you have quite a story to tell yourself But I won’t make you go through it right this very minute. You can send over your logs when you get the chance.
Adama: Yes, sir. Cain: Something wrong?
Roslin: No. I sometimes forget about the rules of military protocol.
Adama: Admiral Cain is my superior officer. She will take complete command of the entire fleet. Cain: I was wondering how to broach that topic. Trust me when I say that while the chain of command is strict it is not heartless, and neither am I. This is your ship, and I have no desire to interfere with Galactica’s internal affairs.
Adama: I appreciate it, Admiral. Cain: Madam President, you look like I just shot your dog.
Roslin: No, it’s just– it’s just the Commander and we’ve been through a lot.
Billy: Excuse me. Madam President?
Roslin: Yes. If you both will excuse me. Admiral, I can’t tell you how grateful we are to have you here. Thank you for finding us.
Cain: Madam President. Roslin leaves. The secretary of education?
Adama: She’s come a long way. Cain: I’m sure.
Galactica – Tool Room
==============================================Tigh: Tell me about Admiral Cain. Fisk: Officer’s discretion? Tigh: Of course. Fisk: We were going after what we thought was a little Cylon Comm Relay. Easy target, right? Turns out it wasn’t a comm relay at all. It was a staging area full of 15 squadrons of raiders. Tigh: Whoa. Fisk: Admiral Cain ordered our XO to attack. Those two were real close. He had served with her for years. But here’s the thing– he refused the order. Galactica – Adama’s Quarters==============================================Adama: Admiral Cain We have a cylon prisoner aboard this ship. Cain: Really? We have one on ours as well. Adama: Ours has proven to be an excellent source of intelligence. She’s been very cooperative Vice President, Dr. Baltar, has been working with her. Galactica – Tool Room============================================== Tigh: What’d she do? Fisk: She asked for his gun, shot him in the head with it in front of the whole crew. And then she turned to me. Tigh: What did you do? Fisk: Well, I ordered the frakkin’ attack. What do you think I did? [Laughs] No, no, I’m just joking. I’m just kidding, you know. [Laughs] Galactica – Adama’s Quarters==============================================
Cain: It gives me no pleasure to have to take command, Bill. I want you to know that. Adama: Don’t give it a moment’s thought, Admiral Galactica – Hangar==============================================
Stabuck and Apollo are looking at one of the Pegasus Vipers. It has a long line of raider scorecard along its hull Starbuck: Is this a scorecard? You guys put scorecards on the side of your ships? Racetrack: Like you don’t keep score. Starbuck: You don’t see me painting them on the side like I’m bragging to the whole frakking universe. Whiplash: Hey, that’s 48 kills right there. Starbuck: Special. Do you have caps and t-shirts too? Helo: laughs very loudly Taylor: Where’s the Galactica cag? Apollo: Right here. Taylor: Let’s hear the run-down on squadron of yours, Captain. I see you don’t keep track of your kills. You should start– encourages morale, gets competition going, esprit de corps. Apollo: Well, that’s one philosophy. Taylor: It’s Admiral Cain’s philosophy. That means it’s your philosophy now, Captain. Apollo: The name of my Commander is Adama, which should be pretty easy to remember, because it’s my name. Taylor: Yeah, I’ll keep that in mind daddy’s boy. Let’s see your ordnance lists. Galactica – Hallway============================================== Baltar: They made me head of the cylon project. My main focus is cylon detection. Cain: We have our own cylon prisoner. I’d like you to examine it as soon as possible. See if you can glean anything from it. #6: I wonder who the cylon will turn out to be– stranger, familiar face, trusted friend who suddenly turns out to be the enemy? Cain: Did you hear what I just said? Baltar: Yes, yes, and I’d be really– I’d be very happy to examine the prisoner. Commander. Cain: Admiral. Baltar: Admiral, I am so sorry. Galactica – Hangar==============================================Laird is inspecting the blackbird Laird: That is one ugly baby. Tyrol: Excuse me? Laird: Do you mind if I take a look around? I’m Laird, Pegasus deck chief. Tyrol: Oh, hey yeah. Tyrol. Thanks for sending over these parts. Yeah, look at whatever you like. Laird: DDG-62s. I’ll be. I designed these engines. I thought they phased them over ten years ago. Tyrol: You’re an aeronautical engineer? Laird: Yeah, I was. Then the war happened, and I got drafted into being deck chief on Pegasus. Cally: So you’re really a civilian? How’d that happen? Laird: I was on the Scylla, and we got picked up by the Pegasus. Things happened. Mind if I crawl around inside here? I heard you designed this yourself. I’d love to see how you did it. Tyrol: Yeah, go ahead. Galactica – Hallway============================================== Adama: Pegasus has been resupplying Galactica from its own reserve, for military operations. Roslin: Which I completely support, but when will some of these supplies start getting out to the fleet? Adama: Well, Admiral Cain has assured me that those supplies are on their way. Roslin: Well, at least she’s taking your phone calls. I can’t even get her to answer mine. Adama: I’ll bring it to her attention. Roslin: How are you doing with all this. Adama: She outranks me. It’s as simple as that. Roslin: You know, if President Adar stepped off that raptor, I’d be elated, grateful to have someone take over. And yet… Adama: I don’t go to the, “and yet,” part. I’ve been taking orders my entire career. This is no different. Roslin: Well, then, Commander, thank you. We would appreciate all the you can give us. Adama: You shall receive it. Galactica – Adama’s Quarters==============================================
Adama: Sounds like you were both drunk. Tigh: No question. But he wasn’t lying; I can tell you that right now. Adama: Well, I hope you won’t jump to conclusions. Wait for all the facts. Context matters. Tigh: Context? Adama: That woman shot an officer right in front of the crew. We shot down an entire civilian transport with over a thousand people on board. Says so right there. Tigh: That was completely different. And we don’t know there were people on that ship. Adama: Which is why I hope the Admiral reads the complete log and understands the context. Tigh: We should ask Admiral Cain for her logs, just so we can put her in context. Adama: Wouldn’t that be nice? Pegasus – Hallway/Brig==============================================
Thorne: Don’t get too close. It killed seven of my crew. Do you want my guards to come in with you? #6: Feeling scared, Gaius? Want the big, bad soldiers to protect you from the mean old cylon prisoner? Baltar: No, I think we’ll be just fine. Thank you. They enter the brig and see a batered, tortured, raped, malnourished #6 (Gina) chained to the floor. #6: Oh, my god. My god, Gaius, it’s me. Look at what they’ve done to her. Baltar: Open the door, now, please. Thorne uses his card to unlock/open the door. Computer: ID confirmed. Lieutenant Thorne. Baltar and #6 enter to get a closer look. The stench is awful. But no worse than the sight of the abused Gina. Baltar leans over to get a closer look at her. Baltar: She must have struggled. She must have fought back. #6: (crying) That doesn’t justify this. Baltar: (to #6) Stop it. (Gina) Hello? Hello, can you hear me? She’s obviously been abused tortured. #6: Yes. Baltar shines a light in her eyes, which move away from the light. Baltar: But there’s no obvious sign of head trauma. Voluntary eye movement suggests conscious thought. #6: Can’t you stop being a scientist for one moment and look at the abused woman lying there in front of you. Baltar: Now, listen, I know this must be very difficult for you. #6: Don’t patronize me. Baltar: I’m not patronizing you. I’m trying to reason with you. If I’m going to help her, I have to understand her first. #6: Will you help her, Gaius? Baltar: I will do everything I can. After all, she is remarkably similar to someone I care about a great deal. I think it would be best if you left us alone for a time. Pegasus – Hallway============================================== Baltar: It suffered no serious head injuries and therefore no physical damage to its neural pathways or cognitive reasoning centers. But it’s quite clearly traumatized, which would suggest that its current condition is psychological in nature. Had you thought of that? No. It shows that the cylon consciousness is just as susceptible to the same pressures and cleavages as the human psyche, it can be manipulated in the same fashion. Simply put, Admiral, you have already used the stick. It’s time to use a carrot. Cain: Please give the Doctor whatever he needs. Fisk: Aye, sir. Pegasus – Meeting Room============================================== Cain: Commander, having read your logs, it appears that you have been through quite an ordeal. Adama: We’ve had our moments. Cain: Well, you did yourselves proud. Adama: Thank you, Admiral. Cain: As I told you, we were tracking a cylon fleet when we found Galactica. And now that I’ve had a chance to compare their route to your ship’s it’s quite clear that they’ been following you. Well, our recon so far tells us the fleet is composed of two base ships, about a dozen or so support ships and one large vessel that we are still unable to identify. She shows Adama some recon pictures Cain: It’s this large ship here that I’m interested in. What’s its function? Is it a command and control ship? Adama: A raider factory? Cain: Possibly. Whatever it is, the cylons are protecting it. Adama: That’s what I’d call a tempting target. Cain: Hmm. And here I was getting read to do a whole song and dance about combining resources for a joint strike mission. Adama: Any chance of hitting the cylon where it hurts… My pleasure. I’ll have Apollo coordinate with your CAG. Cain: Which leads me to the next subject, commander. I’m going to integrate the crews. And I’m starting by reassigning Captain Adama to the Pegasus air wing. Adama: I have a team that works very well together. Cain: Let’s just cut through it, shall we? After reviewing your logs, it is my judgment that having your son as Galactica CAG has been a grave mistake. He’s been “insubordinate, even mutinous”, and these are direct quotes from your logs, by the way. And I dare say he’s not the only one with disciplinary problems. There’s a Kara Thrace who “habitually strikes fellow officers and disobeys orders”. This Lieutenant Agathon has “fraternized with and evidently impregnated an enemy agent”. Let’s not even discuss your XO. So… there is a complete list of the transfers. Adama: I thought you said you had no desire to interfere with my command. Cain: I’m saving your command, Bill. You’re way too close to these officers, and it’s blinding you to their weaknesses and to the damage that they’re doing to unit cohesion and to morale. Adama: I don’t agree. Cain: Well, that is certainly your right. You have your orders. Galactica – Adama’s Quarters==============================================
Apollo: Transfer to Pegasus? Starbuck: Why the frak should we do that? Adama: Because those are your orders. Apollo: We can’t just let her come over here and frak up our entire roster on the eve of a major Cylon operation.– Starbuck: (simultaneous with Apollo) That’s a load of crap! She’s just trying to frak with the “G”, because their CAG has a stick up his ass. Adama: That’s enough! You’re officers. Act like it. She’s given you an order. You will carry it out. Starbuck: Permission to speak freely? Adama: You may not. We’ve all gotten used to bending the rules, having our way, letting things slide. Well, that’s over. You wear the uniform; you will accept the rules that go with it. You’ve been transferred. Pack your gear and report to the Pegasus CAG. Dismissed. Pegasus – Briefing Room============================================== Taylor: This is a photo recon mission. We are interested in one cylon ship in particular which is larger than anything we’ve encountered before. Analysis to date suggests they will be in this star system next. We will hide behind this moon which has an abnormally large magnetotail and will mask our dradis signatures. (Starbuck whispers something to Apollo) We’ll power down, hide near the surface, wait for the fleet to pass by. Starbuck? You have something to add? Starbuck: Your plan sucks. And the cylons aren’t stupid. That moon’s a blind spot. They’ll never go near it. You really want to get close? You got to use the stealth we constructed aboard Galactica. Whiplash: The homemade tin can? Taylor: That’s enough. Starbuck, you’re off this mission. Whiplash, Thumper get your optical gear ready. Apollo, you’ll pilot the Raptor with me. Your jacket says you qualified in one. Remember how to fly it? Apollo: Yes, sir. Taylor: Good. Dismissed. Pegasus – Hallway outside the Briefing Room============================================== Starbuck: They expect us to take this lying down? Now you’re driving a frakking raptor. It’s humiliating. Apollo gives Starbuck a bag with a camera in it. Starbuck: Is that a surveillance package? Apollo: Go get the blackbird. Take some pretty pictures of our cylon ship. Starbuck: Copy that. Galactica – Tool Room==============================================Galactica and Pegasus crew are enjoying some of the Galactica moonshine Vireem: Cheers, everybody. Tyrol: Chief, where’s the blackbird. Laird: Oh, Lieutenant Thrace took it out. She said Admiral Cain ordered a performance check What? Gage: Hey, chief, deserve a frakking medal. We haven’t seen booze for months. This place is a frakking party. Vireem: Oh I heard you guys even got yourselves a cylon. Heard she’s a hot one too. Gage: Like to get me some of that cylon stuff, huh? A little of the oh-yeah, oh-yeah. Pegasus frat boys: (laughing) Tyrol: Okay, you know what guys that’s enough, guys. Just shut up. Vireem: Ohh, sensitive. You got a soft spot for the little robot girl, do you? Galactica – Boomer’s Cell==============================================
Thorne enters Boomer’s cell with a couple marines Boomer: Who the hell are you? Galactica – Toolroom==============================================
Vireem: You remember when Thorne put that “Please Disturb” sign up on the brig? Gage: I got in line twice. Vireem: Oh, I hear that. Remember she was just laying there, like, with that blank look on her face. Cally: Do you mind? Vireem: Ooh, frisky. Gage: That hurts. Galactica – Boomer’s Cell==============================================Thorne shows the surveillance photo to Boomer. Thorne: What is the function of this ship? Boomer: I don’t know. Thorne: Here, take a closer look. What makes it so important? Why would two basestars be tasked to protect it? He grabs her by the throat and pushes her against a wall. Boomer: I don’t… [Coughing] I don’t know. Galactica – Toolroom============================================== Gage: Think Thorne’ll give us a chance at this one too? Vireem: Nah, I heard him say he’s going to have to break her in a little first. Helo moves toward Vireem aggressively. Tyrol stops him Tyrol: Whoa, whoa, whoa. No, no, no, not here, not here, not here. Helo: Who the hell’s this Thorne? Gage: Lieutenant Thorne, sir, cylon interrogator. Rides ’em hard and keeps ’em talkin’. Vireem: Your little robot girl is in for quite a ride. [Laughs] Yee-ha! Helo lunges at Vireem, but Tyrol stops him again. Tyrol: No, no, no, no. No. Think about it. We need to go. Galactica – Boomer’s Cell==============================================
Thorne is beating the hell out of Boomer/ Boomer: [Crying] What the frak? Thorne: Hold her. Thorne pushes her over the bed. A marine grabs her arms. Thorne grabs her pants. Boomer: No! Galactica – Hallway==============================================
Helo and Tyrol are running to Boomer’s cell Tyrol: Move; move; move; move. Helo: Get out of the way! Tyrol: Move; move; move; move. Helo: Get out of the way! Galactica – Boomer’s Cell==============================================
Thorne is pulling down his pants. Very nearly about to rape Boomer. Bastard! Boomer: (screaming an crying) No! Tyrol and Helo enter the cell to stop Thorne. Tyrol: Get off her! Tyrol throws Throne off of Boomer. Thorne smakes his head into a nut/bolt in the wall and dies. Tyrol and Helo start to beat down the marine gaurds. The gaurds eventually recover long enough to pull their weapons on the two rescuers. Guard: Freeze! Freeze! Freeze! Don’t either of you frakking move! Don’t move! Don’t either of you frakking move! Don’t move. Get down. Get down! on your knees, hands behind your head. Now! Hands behind your head. Do it now. Do it! They comply. The gaurd checks the pulse of Thorne. Guard: He’s dead. Boomer cries by her bed, pulling the sheets over herself. Raptor============================================== Pilot: Pegasus, Raptor 923. We’ve cleared Galactica and are en route with prisoners and the body of Lieutenant Thorne. Eta to Pegasus, three minutes. Galactica – Adama’s Quarters and Pegasus – Cain’s Quarters
============================================== Adama: The assault happened here. They should face court-martial on Galactica. Cain: Commander, I am the senior convening authority present and they will be tried on Pegasus. Adama: They’re my men. Cain: One of my men is dead. Adama: Fine. We both have strong feeling about the case that only underlines the need for an impartial trial. Cain: Oh You mean an independent tribunal? Because according to your logs Commander, you dissolved an independent tribunal when you didn’t like the verdict. And if I’m not mistaken, Chief Tyrol was on trial there as well. Adama: That was a different time. Cain: Yes, indeed it was. I’ll be in touch, Commander Thank you. Pegasus – Brig==============================================The guards and Baltar unchain Gina. Baltar places a dish of fresh food near her. Baltar: (to guards) Thank you. Now, get out. (they leave)(to Gina) The food is yours. It’s not a trick. I’m not going to take it away at the last second. You know, I…um…I’m just going to talk right now. I don’t expect you to say anything, back on Caprica, before the attack… and sometimes I forget there a world before the attack.. I knew someone– a woman, unlike any other woman I’d ever known. She was unique– beautiful, clever, intensely sensual. When she wasn’t in my bed, she was in my thoughts. She was a cylon. And she changed my life in a very real, very fundamental way in that I have quite literally never stopped thinking about her, because I love her. To this very day, I love her. And she looks exactly like you. My name is Gaius Baltar, and I’m here to help you. Gina carefully reaches out for an apple slice, and slowly puts it in her mouth. She is crying and so is Baltar. Raptor==============================================
Taylor: Check me on these jump coordinates. Apollo: Sorry. Jump coordinates verified. Taylor: You seem a little distracted Captain. Something I should know about? Apollo: Two of my friends just got arrested and charged with treason. Taylor: I suggest you file that under “not your problem.” We have a recon mission to perform. I need your head in the game. Apollo: Right. Taylor: Pegasus, blue team, jump coordinates set and verified. Ready to FTL. We will jump in ten minutes. on my mark–mark. Galactica – Hallway============================================== Cally: Any word on the chief, sir? Adama: He’s going to have to stand trial. Cally: He’s a good man, sir. Adama: I know. I’ll do everything– Gaeta: (over intercom) Commander Adama, please call CIC ASAP Adama: This is Adama. Tigh: I just talked to Fisk. Court-partial’s over. Adama: Over? When did it start? Tigh: I don’t know, but they’ve been found guilty on all counts. She’s going to execute them for murder and treason. Adama: I want a marine strike team in a raptor in five minutes. Prepare to launch alert fighters. (to Cally) You have work to do. Cally: Sir. Galactica – CIC and Pegasus – CIC============================================== Dualla: Pegasus, Galactica, please secure a channel. Commander Adama would like to speak to Admiral Cain. Go ahead, sir. Adama: You told me they’d get a fair trial. What kind of a trial could have possibly had? Cain: I assure you I heard them out. I weighed their statements against those of the guards and I took into consideration their service records and commendations. It was a difficult decision Commander, but I dare say it was a fair one. Adama: They have the right to have their case heard by a jury. Cain: I am a flag officer on detached service during a time of war. Regulations give me broad authority in this matter. Adama: (covers phone and tell Tigh) Launch the fighters. (to Cain) You can quote me whatever regulation you’d like. I’m not not going to let you execute my men. Cain: I highly suggest you reconsider that statement, Commander. Fisk: Admiral, Galactica is launching vipers and a raptor. Cain: Commander, why are you launching vipers. Adama: Please arrange for Chief Tyrol and Lieutenant Agathon to be handed over to my marines as soon as they arrive. Cain: I don’t take orders from you. Adama: Call it whatever you like. I’m getting my men. Cain: You are making such a mistake. Adama: I’m getting my men. Cain: Action stations. Fisk: Admiral, this will spiral out of control fast. Cain: Launch the alert vipers. Adama has taken us over the line. He’s left me with no choice. Both ships have launched their vipers. Galactica is seriously outgunned! The vipers on each side start to make formations for an attack.
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