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02 May 2011 @ 08:00 am
2011 05 02 – Battlestar Galactica 2003  

Battlestar Galactica 2003 - Water (2004)

Boomer: Specialist, good evening.
Cally: Sir?
Boomer: Is something wrong?
Cally: No, sir, it's just... morning, sir.

Director: Marita Grabiak
Writer: Ronald D. Moore
Starring: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, and Jamie Bamber
Also Starring: James Callis, Michael Hogan, Tricia Helfer, Grace Park, Aaron Douglas, Tahmoh Penikett, Kandyse McClure, Kandyse McClure, and Alessandro Juliani

Tyrol: What are you telling me for? Munitions go missing, you gotta go tell the master-at-arms, right now.
Boomer: I know that!
Tyrol: Sharon, you can't screw around with stuff like this-
Boomer: I'm not screwing around, okay? The only reason I didn't tell anybody is because they're gonna think I'm the one who took them!

President Roslin arrives on Galactica as Boomer's Cylon side asserts itself, forcing her to sabotage Galactica's water supply against her will. A series of explosions leads to the loss of 60% of the water reserves and Commander Adama is compelled to introduce rationing and begin a search of nearby planetary systems for any H20 deposits.

Apollo: Madam President, if I may? I think you should know that my father... well, this entire ceremony was his idea.
Roslin: I know. I think he's enjoying it.
Apollo: Well, actually, he hates protocol pomp and all that.
Roslin: Really?
Apollo: He's making a gesture, trying to make you feel like the president.

Boomer: I have this feeling... let's run that last sweep again.
Crashdown: You're the boss. Beginning sweep 21...
Boomer: Beginning sweep 22...
Crashdown: Boomer, I'm getting nothing again, how about you?
Boomer: I-I'm having trouble saying it.
Crashdown: What do you mean?
Boomer: I think I see- Oh, I have positive contact, yeah!
Crashdown: What do you mean? Oh... whoo! Yeah! Good call, Boomer!

I'm a huge Boomer fan, so obviously I'm going to love one of her best characterization episodes. But, moreover, it's so good is because they're still developing all the characters and there's so much for the writes to explore, both character-wise (individual and inter-relations) as well as where the story's going. But it needs to be emphisized that I think this is one of the best when it comes to how deep Sharon's 'sleeper agent' programming goes.

science fiction cliché: "sleeper agent" who's double-agent status is unknown to said sleeper [Boomer], "sexy undercover agent" seduces our (under-dog) hero [Athena & Helo]
important points in continuity: Apollo angsts over his roll in the distruction of the ship in 1x01, the lack of water is the direct cause for the plot in the following episode, Roslin makes Apollo her 'personal military advisor' in advice on dealing with the military.

Helo: Can I ask you something, Sharon? Why'd you come back for me?
'Caprica' Boomer: I hate to fly alone.
Helo: C'mon... you disobeyed orders, flew back into this hellhole... I mean, not that I don't appreciate it but... why?
'Caprica' Boomer: I just couldn't leave you behind. Let's leave it at that.

screencaps from Frak That
episode description from IMDB
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