Season 4.5 Episode Summaries:
Episode Name: Daybreak, Parts 2 & 3
Episode Number: 420
Written by: Ronald D. Moore
Directed by: Michael Rymer
Original Air Date: 3/20/09 on SciFi Channel
(Caption: 12 Hours Later)
The fleet jumps in to join Galactica over the planet as a Raptor also jumps back in.
Raptors depart Galactica and head down to the planet.
As seven Raptors and three storage huts can be seen, Hoshi runs up to join Baltar, Adama, Tigh and Cottle, who are lying in the grass as they watch something. Adama addresses him as Admiral, but Hoshi says, "Lieutenant is just fine." He returns Adama's admiral's pips and says that the stars were a little heavy. He adds that it was "the happiest day of my life" when the Raptor jumped to the rendezvous coordinates. Baltar says the tribe that they are watching is the most advanced civilization on the planet. He adds that the tribe is apparently pre-verbal and is likely a ritualistic tribal society. Cottle adds that they bury their dead because he found a grave. He ran some tests and found that their DNA is compatible with "ours." Baltar points out that means they can breed with them. Adama interjects, "You got a one-track mind, doc." Baltar defends his statement which prompts Adama to comment that Baltar also has no sense of humor. This brings a laugh from Tigh, Cottle and Hoshi. Adama then wonders how humans evolved a million light years away. Baltar suggests divine intervention.
Back at the camp, Lampkin and Hoshi look at a survey of the area. Lampkin suggests where they should start cultivating. Hoshi says that they can have "preliminary lines for a city laid out within a day or two." Lee interrupts and says, "No city." Lampkin wonders what Lee is proposing.
Lee and Adama walk and talk. Lee says that break the cycle by starting over. Adama points out that Lee is talking about turning loose the entire human race or 38,000 people with only a few provisions and the clothes on their backs. Lee counters that it's not the entire human race because there were people already here. Adama says that they are tribal and don't even have language. Lee answers that they can give them that without the technology. He wants to give the natives the best part of themselves without the baggage since their minds and technology have long outpaced their hearts and souls,
Back on Galactica, Adama briefs Romo Lampkin, Hoshi, a Two, an Eight, a Six and Ellen. Adama says that they'll seed each of the continents with the goal of spreading everyone out to increase the odds of everyone surviving. He says that supplies will be distributed evenly and the coordinates of all camps will be documented and shared with everyone. Lampkin voices his surprise at how everyone is willingly giving up their creature comforts. Adama responds, "Don't underestimate the desire for a clean slate." Adama then asks if the Cylons have decided. Leoben says that the Sixes, Eights and Twos have decided to stay and contribute until they "pass into god's hands." Ellen says that the baseship has been given to the Centurions because they've earned their freedom.
As Ellen speaks, the Centurions can be seen manning the baseship, which then jumps away.
Lampkin wonders if the Cylons won't evolve again and come back in a few hundred years and "wipe us out." Ellen admits it is a risk, but thinks that freeing them should be enough to break the cycle. Adama agrees that it's a risk worth taking. Adama lastly states that once everyone has been offloaded, the fleet will leave orbit and rendezvous with Galactica. The coordinates will have been entered into the nav computer, but Anders will actually pilot the entire fleet into the sun.
Kara sits next to Anders' tub with her hand dangling in the water. takes off her dog tags and drops them in the tub with Anders. She then leans over and kisses him. She starts crying and then leans close to his ear and tells him that she loves him and good bye. She steps away. A tear can be seen from the corner of his eye and then he whispers, "I'll see you on the other side."
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