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Battlestar Galactica
Season 2.5 Episode Summaries
"Epiphanies" (#213):


Roslin's Flashbacks:
Teaser:

(Caption: Caprica City 189 days ago) Roslin waits for her doctor. He walks in, sits down and tells her that she has cancer that has progressed.

[Roslin's Flashback Con't]
The doctor's words echo as Roslin dips her toes in a city fountain.

[Roslin's Flashback Con't]
Roslin sits by a Caprica City fountain. Naylin Stans introduces himself as from the Education Alliance. He says that he was surprised to receive a message from her and she says that the President was surprised that she sent it. He says that they thought they were a lost cause after their chief negotiator had been clubbed in the head. Roslin says that she was once a teacher and that giving up is the way to lose causes. She notices Baltar meet with Number Six.


Act 1:
[Roslin's Flashback]
The doctor tells her that her tests were positive.

[Roslin's Flashback Con't]
Roslin sees Baltar and Six walk and talk across the fountain from her.

[Roslin's Flashback Con't]
Roslin follows President Adar into his office. She wants to speak with the strikers before they send in troops, because they are teachers. Adar counters that their last protest resulted in two policemen being hospitalized, while six have chained themselves outside the Hall of Education. Because of that, he considers them criminals. Roslin points out that they are underpaid, the schools are falling apart and the strike has been gaining momentum for months. She wonders why he won't at least talk to them. Adar says that as President, he doesn't have to explain himself. When Roslin doesn't say anything, Adar guesses that she already agreed to a meeting with Stans. She says that it will take place only with his approval.


Act 2:
[Roslin's Flashback]
Stans comments that "considering the stakes," Roslin doesn't appear "particularly engaged." She says that the stakes are what they make them and if President Adar decides to send in troops, and then people will get hurt and might even die. Stans says that some things are worth dying for. Roslin tells him that they aren't going to win this one. She looks past Stans and sees a man in a Colonial military uniform meeting with three civilian women.


Act 3:
[Roslin's Flashback]
The Caprica doctor indicates that if [the cancer] had been found sooner, there would have been a chance of treating it.

[Roslin's Flashback Con't]
Roslin leaves the doctor's office.

[Roslin's Flashback Con't]
Roslin has entered President Adar's office. He closes the door and tells her that he didn't like how they "left things this morning." She puts her hand on his chest. He acknowledges that she considers [their romantic relationship] to be a mistake. They mutually pull closer and kiss. She breaks away and takes a few steps away. She tells him that she just met with Stans and that the Education Alliance will back off. Adar wants to know what she gave them. She says that she agreed to seriously hear their grievances and that she thought he would be happy that they are going to return to work. He's upset because of the position that it puts him in for any future strike. She's set a precedent that if any strike lasts long enough, Adar's administration will give in. She thinks that he expected her to fail, but he says that he expected her to hold the administrations ground. He asks for her resignation. She says that he was willing to send the military after them and that up until earlier that day, she was willing to go along with him. She says that she's about to leave to head for the Galactica to represent the administration. She then continues that if he wants her resignation when she returns, he better prepared for a fight.


Act 4:
[Roslin's Flashback]
Roslin says that in order to bring about a settlement, the teachers must stop protesting or "acts of violence." She wants the children back in school. Stans agrees to her terms. Roslin notices Baltar kissing Six.

[Roslin's Flashback Con't]
Six looks in Roslin's direction, apparently right at Roslin.






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