Recap: Battlestar Galactica Reimagined S 01 E 0133
Season 1, Episode 01:
Onboard Colonial One, Gaius Baltar is having a dream where HeadSix is explaining to him that God has a plan for everyone, including him, and expresses a desire to have children. Meanwhile, the weary crew of Galactica sends out its compliment of Vipers as a Cylon Basestar FTL-jumps into their vicinity. The Colonial Fleet jumps out and, after recalling the Vipers, Galactica follows as well. Commander Adama resets a countdown on one of the ship's monitors, ticking down to the Cylon's next attack. Meanwhile, Baltar preoccupies himself with another dream about HeadSix, as she mentions how the Colonial Fleet will eventually make a mistake...
Onboard the Galactica, Adama and Colonel Tigh discuss how the fleet is beginning to feel the strain of the repeated FTL-jumps: computers and engines are starting to malfunction and breakdown. Elsewhere, Anastasia Dualla walks through the Battlestar's corridors and sees a makeshift memorial that has been built for missing loved ones.
On Galactica's flight deck, Lee Adama and Kara Thrace are checking their Vipers when he asks if she has been taking her stimulants. Kara snaps at him, but they both realize that the stress has been getting to them. In her Raptor, Sharon "Boomer" Valerii is also trying to adjust to her new co-pilot, Crashdown, and lamenting how she left Karl "Helo" Agathon behind on Caprica in order to save Baltar.
President Roslin is combing through paperwork when she receives a message from Billy Keikeya that a Dr. Amarak would like to speak with her, and has information on how the Cylons breached the Colonial defenses. Realizing that he won't have time to be transported from the ship he's on, the Olympic Carrier, Roslin orders him be brought over after their next jump. Baltar overhears the conversation and becomes worried, as he realizes that Amarak was a fellow colleague of his and could implicate him in the Cylon attack.
On Caprica, Helo is still alive, and has been on the run for six days. He makes his way through a forest being pursued by two Cylon Centurions, and then uses an explosive trap to destroy them. A short time later, while injecting radiation medicine into his neck, he is distracted by a Six wearing a white coat, and is suddenly surrounded and captured by more Centurions.
The Galactica and the fleet execute their 237th jump, but the Olympic Carrier is nowhere to be found. Baltar breathes a sigh of relief as HeadSix tells him it is because God is watching out for him. Onboard the Galactica, Tigh gives a speech to motivate the crew as they blame themselves for the loss, but when they prepare to jump again, the Cylons don't attack. Adama orders the fleet to stand down from their immediate alert.
As Adama and Tigh take a few moments to collect themselves and talk, the Olympic Carrier reappears after jumping. Fearing the worst, Adama orders an air patrol led by Lee to investigate the ship, while simultaneously ordering the jump countdown to be reset. As the squad of Vipers near the ship, Adama also orders the Battlestar to cut communications with the carrier and communicate with it through signal lamps.
Meanwhile, Boomer and Crashdown are flying near the Carrier when a radiological alarm goes off, revealing a nuclear weapon onboard the latter ship. The Carrier begins moving quickly towards the fleet, just as the countdown expires. A Cylon Basestar appears in the distance as the Carrier accelerates and heads on a collision course with the Battlestar.
Adama and Roslin argue over whether or not to destroy the craft, while Lee tries to look into the Carrier and doesn't see anyone. Meanwhile, Baltar is frightened by what could happen if Amarak reveals what happened on Caprica. HeadSix asks Baltar to "repent" before God, and as he does, Roslin agrees to destroy the Carrier. Still conflicted over what he must do, Lee and Kara open fire and destroy the Carrier just before it impacts with Galactica.
Back on Caprica, Helo is resigned to death when the Six is shot and killed by... Sharon Valerii, who unties Helo and leads him away as another Six and two Centurions walk out from the woods and watch.
The Galactica realizes a short while later that the Cylons are no longer pursuing them, and that the Olympic Carrier was broadcasting the fleet's coordinates so they could attack. Onboard Colonial One, Roslin copes with what has happened, but receives an unexpected bit of good news: a baby has been born.