Season 4.5 Episode Summaries:
Episode Name: No Exit
Episode Number: 415
Written by: Ryan Mottesheard
Directed by: Gwyneth Horder-Payton
Original Air Date: 2/13/09 on SciFi Channel
(Caption: Twelve Months Ago)
Cavil says that living a mortal life hasn't changed Ellen much. She wonders if he still has bad dreams. He says that he removed that wasteful subroutine and stopped sleeping twenty years ago. Ellen then wonders why if he feels that human traits and the Centurions belief in a one true god are so bad, then why he has taken on the human trait of vengeance. He says that the Centurions were slaves and he's out for justice.
Boomer interrupts with lunch. Ellen is surprised to find out that it's Boomer and happy to see someone that he knows. Cavil tells Boomer to not be shy. Ellen is surprised that Cavil trusts Boomer. He says that he and Boomer have developed a rapport. Ellen wants to know about the rapport and Boomer says that Cavil is teaching her to be a better machine. Cavil moves to leave with one more snide comment about his frail human body. Boomer moves to follow, but he tells her to stay and talk to Ellen. He tells her to ask Ellen why she made her with her frailties. Cavil leaves. Ellen tells Boomer that he's allowed her in because he likes an audience.
Anders says that they were all living in the same medical facility. Tigh and Ellen were married then. Tyrol and Tory were planning to get married, which makes Tyrol snicker. He explains that they downloaded to a ship that they had waiting. Tyrol explains that they "re-invented" resurrection. Memory transfer came from Kobol. It had fallen out of use since left Kobol and started procreating. The five of them worked night and day to figure it out. Ellen is the one who figured out how to the restart the system. He's about to explain their plan when Cottle interrupts. He says that he had agreed to five minutes and it had been thirty minutes. Cottle chases them outs and realizes just how cold Anders is. Kara is concerned over Cottle's reaction.
Roslin and Lee are in the Quorum meeting room. She surveys the damage. Papers covered in blood are still on the conference table. She looks at a picture of one of the members. She says that she sometimes hated them, but knew them all and wonders where they would be without the Quorum. Lee says that they need a new Quorum. However, they don't identify themselves by colonies anymore, but rather by ships. Roslin tells Lee, "That's a very excellent observation and that I think that you should keep it in mind when you are assembling new representatives." Lee is a bit surprised, "When I assemble the new representatives?" Roslin continues, "I will of course remain by title as President, but..." Lee responds, "Madame President, you can do a lot more than that." Roslin answers, "No, I can't, Lee. It's time that I let someone else do the heavy lifting." Lee is speechless. Roslin takes off her glasses. Lee says, "I don't know what to say... I would be honored if you think I'm the right one." Roslin smiles and then says, "You are the right one, Lee. You have always been the right one. My only concern about you is you're so hell-bent on doing the right thing that you sometimes don't do the smart thing." Lee responds, "I'll try and be smarter... and wronger." That brings a bit of a laugh from Roslin. The laugh turns into a cough.
Tyrol shows Adama more damage. He says that there are a dozen cracks. Adama is stunned. Tyrol points out that the ship is fifty years old and has survived things that would have destroyed other ships. Tyrol points out that there are places where the ship isn't up to spec. Adama realizes that he's saying that they cut corners building the ship. Tyrol says that he can fix it, but that they can't jump for a while. Adama wants him to fix it, but wants it to be an all-human crew. Tyrol quietly agrees to it.
Anders explains that their plan was to go to the colonies. They knew artificial life would be created and wanted to warn them about treating them well, but by the time they arrived, the war with the Centurions had already started. It had taken them that long to reach the colonies because they did not have jump drives. Time had slowed relatively for them, but took thousands of years. Anders starts hurting and Kara wants him to stop. He says that he has remembered so much and needs to tell them. He points out that if someone knew what happened to her, she'd want to know. She asks if he remembers about her and he says that he doesn't. He continues explaining that since they were too late, they made a deal with the Centurions, who were already trying to make humanoid bodies. They had made the hybrids, but nothing else survived on its own. The Final Five said that they would help, but only if the Centurions ended the war. They then designed the eight humanoid models. Kara points out that they are missing a model. Anders has a seizure.
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