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Tear Jerker / Battlestar Galactica (1978)

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  • Adama's finding the picture of his wife, Ila, amongst the ruins of his home on Caprica, in the pilot episode:
    Adama: I'm sorry Ila... I was never there when it mattered. Never...
    • And a little later when Apollo comes in:
    Apollo: Maybe mother wasn't here.
    Adama: No, she was here. She was here.
    • "That, Mr. President... was my son."
    • Watching the Atlantia explode. President Adar's last words make him very pitiable.
    • "You can fly with me anytime, little brother." Just to twist the knife a little bit, Apollo tells this to Zak, just before he dies.
  • Serina's death scene near the end of "Lost Planet of the Gods".
  • Watching Count Iblis murder Apollo as if he were swatting a fly in "War of the Gods".
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  • Surprisingly enough, Commander Kronus's death scene from "Take the Celestra" was very moving.


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