Battlestar Galactica: Transcripts: S04E00: Razor
(Shaw draws the blade of Cain’s knife lightly along the skin of her arm and hand.)
Shaw, VO: You’re born, you live and you die. There are no do-overs. No second chances to make things right if you frak them up the first time. Not in this life anyway.
(Scenes and lines from the history of the Pegasus, intercut with each other and with Shaw’s knifeplay.)
Pegasus: “This is the Battlestar Pegasus to the ship claiming to be the Galactica. Please respond.”
Tigh: Pegasus? How could that be? The entire Fleet was destroyed.
Adama: Admiral Cain. We had no idea there were other survivors.
Cain: on behalf of the officers and the crew of the Pegasus, welcome back to the Colonial Fleet.
Baltar: What they did to you was wrong. Evil. What you need… is justice.
Cain: Frak you.
Fisk: And she died knowing that her ship and her crew were safe and that her mission had been accomplished. Nothing was more important to her than her ship, her crew, and her mission.
Fisk: And as I take command of Pegasus, I pledge to uphold those values that made her such an effective and heroic leader.
Tigh: Word of Fisk’s murder has spread out through the entire fleet. Crew can fall apart when their commander is killed. Pegasus lost two in a matter of weeks.
Adama: I’m putting Garner in command.
Pegasus Crewman: Commander Garner, two Baseships just jumped in. Nukes inbound. We’re under attack.
Apollo: We need those FTLs fixed soon or we’re dead.
Garner: I need to go down there.
Pegasus Crewman: Sir, we’ve lost Garner.
Apollo: He sacrificed himself to save the Pegasus.
Adama: Garner was my decision. His failure’s my responsibility. Congratulations, Commander. The Pegasus is your command.
Shaw: Like I said, you make your choices and you live with them. And in the end, you are those choices.
(Clicks the knife closed.)
Pegasus: Ceremony Room
Starbuck: I swear you’re like a kid on his first day of school.
Apollo: You’re gonna make me regret having you along, aren’t you?
Starbuck: Every chance I get.
Roslin, introducing him after her speech, to applause: …Commander Lee Adama.
Apollo: Thank you, Madam President, Admiral Adama. Eight months ago, the world changed. Our lives changed forever.
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