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A short description of each Battlestar Galactica episode, for reference.

0.01 Miniseries, Night 1

A series of sentient robots, the Cylons, execute a devastating surprise attack on the Twelve Colonies of Kobol after 40 years of silence.
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0.02 Miniseries, Night 2

Galactica, the last battlestar, is determined to join the fight against the Cylons that attacked the Twelve Colonies. But the faces of the Cylons are changing, and the odds are against the last battlestar’s survival.
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1.01 “33”

Continuing from the events of the Miniseries, Galactica and the Fleet must avoid their Cylon pursuers, which ambush them every 33 minutes after each successful jump.
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1.02 “Water”

Galactica loses over 60% of her water reserves due to sabotage, forcing the Fleet into a crisis and Commander Adama to seek a new supply.
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1.03 “Bastille Day”

After the Fleet finds water ice to replace that which was lost in sabotage, Galactica and the Fleet face a shortage of manpower to mine the ice, turning to their prisoner barge for help, with unexpected complications.
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1.04 “Act of Contrition”

When several Viper pilots are killed in a freak accident, Adama turns to Starbuck for help - but her involvement in the aftermath of the accident and in training new pilots causes the truth surrounding Zak Adama’s death to finally surface.
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1.05 “You Can’t Go Home Again”

Continuing from the events of “Act of Contrition”, Commander Adama and Captain Lee Adama risk the security of the Fleet as they try to locate a downed Starbuck...
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1.06 “Litmus”

When Aaron Doral turns up on Galactica and detonates a device made from the ship’s own munitions, Adama orders a full investigation - and Galen Tyrol’s relationship with Boomer becomes the focus of the investigation.
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1.07 “Six Degrees of Separation”

A copy of the humanoid Cylon Number Six, in the form of a woman who calls herself “Shelly Godfrey,” physically arrives on Galactica and accuses Gaius Baltar of treachery.
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1.08 “Flesh and Bone”

When a copy of Leoben Conoy is captured aboard a civilian ship, President Roslin orders his interrogation, and Lieutenant Thrace is assigned the job. She finds herself facing the possibility that the Cylon may have planted a bomb somewhere in the Fleet.
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1.09 “Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down”

Colonel Tigh’s world is turned upside down when his wife arrives on Galactica -- but is she all she claims to be?
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1.10 “The Hand of God”

With the Fleet short of fuel, Galactica launches a daring attack on a Cylon base.
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1.11 “Colonial Day”

Colonial Day is due, and Laura Roslin is using the occasion to institute an interim Quorum of Twelve; then Tom Zarek, duly selected as the representative of Sagittaron, stands for the post of Vice President, a position Roslin is determined he will not hold.
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1.12 “Kobol’s Last Gleaming, Part I”

Galactica discovers Kobol, and a chain of events are set in motion that threatens to change everything.
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1.13 “Kobol’s Last Gleaming, Part II”

Starbuck has gone to Caprica. Adama insists Roslin must stand down as President. When she refuses, he is forced to deal with that situation while simultaneously adapting the plan to rid themselves of the Cylon baseship over Kobol.
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2.01 “Scattered”

Chaos is rampant as paramedics try to save Commander Adama’s life after he is shot, and Galactica is accidentally separated from the Fleet.
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2.02 “Valley of Darkness”

After rediscovering the Fleet, Cylon Centurions board Galactica and wreak havoc, while Lee Adama and a rag-tag group of pilots and Marines attempt to thwart the Cylon’s methodical plans.
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2.03 “Fragged”

Colonel Tigh deals with the Quorum of Twelve and the press over Roslin’s removal from the presidency, while Cylon Centurions prepare to hinder any rescue attempt on Kobol by setting up an anti-aircraft battery.
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2.04 “Resistance”

Riots break out in The Fleet over Tigh’s declaration of martial law, and a group of Galactica crewmembers led by Lee Adama smuggle Laura Roslin out of the brig and into Tom Zarek’s hands. Meanwhile, Kara Thrace and Karl Agathon fall in with a group of humans who survive on Caprica and started a resistance movement.
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2.05 “The Farm”

Kara Thrace is shot and wakes up in a remote hospital facility on Caprica, and learns that her friendly doctor has his own plans for her future.
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2.06 “Home, Part I”

The refugee Fleet splits into two factions: one led by Roslin and Zarek, the other by William Adama. However, Apollo is less than enthusiastic to be working with Zarek.
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2.07 “Home, Part II”

Commander Adama leads a mission to Kobol to find President Roslin and her team of tomb-hunters, reconcile with his son, and reunite the divided fleet.
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2.08 “Final Cut”

In an effort to stem the Fleet’s growing resentment toward the military, Commander Adama and President Roslin allow an outspoken anti-military journalist complete access to Galactica and its crew.
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2.09 “Flight of the Phoenix”

Chief Tyrol throws himself into the task of constructing a new Viper from scratch, despite the Galactica crew’s misgivings and apprehension. Helo must deal with the repercussions of his relationship with Sharon Valerii on Caprica. A Cylon computer virus long thought deleted reasserts itself in Galactica’s computers, putting the ship and the crew in danger.
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2.10 “Pegasus”

The Fleet happily discovers that the battlestar Pegasus has survived the destruction of the Colonies, only to have Admiral Cain take command of Galactica and enforce her own hardcore military doctrine on the Fleet.
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2.11 “Resurrection Ship, Part I”

A potential battle between Galactica and Pegasus is only averted by Lt. Thrace’s return from her recon mission with important tactical information on the unknown Cylon ship.
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2.12 “Resurrection Ship, Part II”

Galactica and Pegasus engage in an all-out battle to destroy the Cylon Resurrection Ship.
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2.13 “Epiphanies”

Admiral William Adama questions whether or not Sharon Valerii’s pregnancy should be aborted. Meanwhile Roslin’s health declines rapidly as a pro-Cylon peace group attempts to sow violence and discontent within the Fleet.
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2.14 “Black Market”

Captain Lee Adama, battling haunting demons of his own from a spurned love lost on Caprica, investigates the murder of new Pegasus commander Jack Fisk, and uncovers a black market that strains the resources of the Fleet.
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2.15 “Scar”

An ace Cylon Raider, nicknamed “Scar” by the Viper pilots, has been causing problems for the Fleet. Starbuck and Kat compete to hunt it down while Starbuck pines for “a dead guy”".
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2.16 “Sacrifice”

The Cloud 9’s lounge is under attack by terrorists who are convinced that Sharon Valerii is playing the military. The leader of this quartet, Sesha Abinell, demands that the invaluable Valerii be brought to her -- otherwise Ellen Tigh, Anastasia Dualla, Lee Adama, Billy Keikeya and others will be executed.
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2.17 “The Captain’s Hand”

When two Raptors go missing after a training mission, new Pegasus commander Barry Garner challenges Admiral Adama’s orders by sending his battlestar directly into the rescue zone -- and a trap.
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2.18 “Downloaded”

Cylon society is revealed when a Cylon’s consciousness is downloaded into a new body following her death. The conquerors of occupied Caprica hail two “heroes of the Cylon,” who both resist their new celebrity status.
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2.19 “Lay Down Your Burdens, Part I”

As the presidential election looms just weeks away, the accidental discovery of a habitable planet sparks debate in the Fleet: Colonize? Or keep seeking Earth? Meanwhile, Starbuck leads a rescue mission of Raptors back to Caprica to save Anders and his resistance".
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2.20 “Lay Down Your Burdens, Part II”

Everything turns on its head as the survivors vote for a new president -- and vote for their fate.
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3.01 “Occupation”

It has been four months since the Cylons occupied the human settlement of New Caprica, and Galactica, Pegasus, and a handful of ships jumped to safety. On New Caprica, a resistance has begun to challenge the Cylons. Aboard Galactica, Admiral Adama struggles with plans for a rescue, having only a handful of untested pilots at his command, understaffed ships, and facing a nearly impossible task.
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3.02 “Precipice”

After the suicide bombing, the Cylons institute stricter controls on the human population on New Caprica. Aboard Galactica, plans for the rescue from New Caprica move forward now that communication with the resistance has been established.
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3.03 “Exodus, Part I”

The Cylons have begun the brutal crackdown on New Caprica’s resistance movement. Tyrol receives disturbing news from a secret source within Baltar’s administration while Colonial detainees face a Cylon firing squad on New Caprica. With time running out for the colonists, Admiral Adama will launch his rescue attempt with only Galactica, while his son, Commander Lee Adama, and Pegasus remain to protect what is left of the human fleet and continue the search for Earth if the rescue fails.
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3.04 “Exodus, Part II”

Commander Lee Adama of the battlestar Pegasus has serious doubts about the success of the New Caprica rescue mission by Galactica. On New Caprica, Saul Tigh decides the consequences for his wife’s betrayal of the Resistance. Aboard Galactica, Admiral William Adama executes a dramatic rescue plan.
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3.05 “Collaborators”

The Circle, a secret tribunal on Galactica, decides the fate of Jammer and other Colonials who aided the Cylons during the occupation of New Caprica.
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3.06 “Torn”

Starbuck and Tigh create divisions between those who suffered under the Cylon occupation of New Caprica and those who stayed with the Fleet. Meanwhile, Baltar tries to prove his worth to the Cylons.
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3.07 “A Measure of Salvation”

Lee Adama and Sharon Agathon are dispatched to investigate the derelict baseship. They find the humanoid Cylons dying from a virulent disease, which inspires Lee Adama to come up with a desperate plan against their enemy.
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3.08 “Hero”

A figure from Adama’s past returns to haunt him. His return raises questions about why the Cylons launched their initial attack against the Twelve Colonies.
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3.09 “Unfinished Business”

Admiral Adama re-institutes a military tradition onboard Colonial warships, in which crewmembers disregard rank and fight each other in a boxing ring to relieve tensions aboard ship—tensions which have existed since Galactica discovered New Caprica.
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3.10 “The Passage”

Starvation threatens the population after the food-processing systems become contaminated, but the Fleet is cut off from a food source by the intense radiation put out by a huge star cluster. Galactica’s pilots must guide the civilian vessels on a dangerous journey directly through the radiation.
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3.11 “The Eye of Jupiter”

The Fleet makes a stop at a planet and discovers the location of a religious artifact that may further lead the way to Earth—for both the Colonials and the Cylons.
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3.12 “Rapture”

With an impending supernova, the Colonials and Cylons see their time running out as they endeavor to unlock the secrets of the Eye of Jupiter. Meanwhile, Number Three executes her plan to know the faces of the Final Five and Sharon Agathon tries to get her daughter back.
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3.13 “Taking a Break From All Your Worries”

Baltar is rigorously questioned about his past and what the Cylons know about Earth. Meanwhile, both Kara Thrace and Lee Adama struggle with their feelings for one another and are forced to make a decision about their respective marriages.
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3.14 “The Woman King”

Karl Agathon investigates the claims of Sagittarons that a doctor is killing Sagittarons in the guise of providing a cure against an illness.
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3.15 “A Day in the Life”

Adama faces the memory of his late wife and their marriage as he marks his wedding anniversary. Meanwhile Cally and Galen Tyrol are trapped in a depressurizing airlock with no way to leave it, and President Roslin is pushing ahead with Baltar’s trial.
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3.16 “Dirty Hands”

Amidst unsafe and harsh conditions in the maintenance and production areas of the Fleet, as well Baltar’s personal diatribe stirring feelings of dissent amongst the working class, Chief Tyrol must wrestle with whether or not to resurrect the worker’s union he began on New Caprica.
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3.17 “Maelstrom”

Kara Thrace’s past comes back to haunt her when Adama has doubts about her fitness for duty.
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3.18 “The Son Also Rises”

With Gaius Baltar’s trial merely two weeks away, Lee Adama is tasked with protecting Romo Lampkin, Baltar’s second lawyer, and finds himself going up against his own father, who himself is appointed as one of the five judges in Baltar’s trial.
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3.19 “Crossroads, Part I”

Baltar’s trial commences, with the prosecution presenting evidence of treason committed on New Caprica amid controversial testimonies from Colonel Tigh and President Roslin.
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3.20 “Crossroads, Part II”

As Gaeta testifies against Baltar about the execution list that the accused signed on New Caprica, Roslin finds a disturbing link between her dreams and the Opera House on Kobol. Lee Adama turns around the trial with an unusual move, and several people make a disturbing discovery about themselves.
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4.00 “Razor”

A tale centered around the new Pegasus officer Kendra Shaw, following her entire tenure on the battlestar from the Fall of the Twelve Colonies under Admiral Cain, to Lee Adama’s command and a frightful rescue mission to save crew members who have been captured by the Cylons.
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4.01 “He That Believeth In Me”

During a seemingly hopeless battle, Kara Thrace appears in a pristine Viper, claiming that she has been to Earth and can lead the Fleet there -- but the terminal Laura Roslin believes otherwise. Meanwhile, four of the so-called Final Five are forced to tackle the repercussions of their newfound nature, while Gaius Baltar discovers he has a commune of nubile female cultists who believe him to be an agent of the “one true God”. "

: ‘Note’“: This is part one of a two-part episode. See the episode, ”Six of One," for the conclusion.
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4.02 “Six of One”

The Cylons are bitterly divided over how to deal with the Cylon Raiders, who refuse to attack the Colonial Fleet because of the recent detection of the Final Five within the Fleet. Meanwhile, Admiral Adama and crew send Lee Adama off into his new life as a member of the Quorum of Twelve, and Adama has to deal with the possibility that Kara Thrace may very well be right about her knowing how to get to Earth.
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4.03 “The Ties That Bind”

Kara Thrace leads a ship in her search for Earth, while Galactica’s crew deals with political and marital issues. On the Cylon side, the Significant Seven’s solidarity is challenged.
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4.04 “Escape Velocity”

Religious freedom is debated and defended as the messianic Gaius Baltar promotes his belief in one true God. Meanwhile, Galen Tyrol tries to cope with the death of his wife and fails.
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4.05 “The Road Less Traveled”

The prospect of a truce between the remnants of humanity and the Cylons encourages Kara Thrace to trust an old enemy.
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4.06 “Faith”

The cancer-stricken President Laura Roslin and hotheaded pilot Kara Thrace both must make difficult leaps of faith in order to accept an uneasy alliance with the Cylons.
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4.07 “Guess What’s Coming to Dinner?”

Returning with the help of the Demetrius, the rebel Cylon faction requests an alliance with the Colonials in order to plan a joint-attack mission against the Cylons' vital Resurrection Hub. Meanwhile on Colonial One, Lee Adama and the Quorum express their mistrust of President Roslin and her secrecy regarding the new Cylon alliance. Aboard Galactica, Colonel Tigh struggles with the prospect of un-boxing the Threes in order to reveal the identities of the Final Five, and Gaeta copes with the amputation of his leg.
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4.08 “Sine Qua Non”

President Laura Roslin’s abduction by the Cylon Hybrid triggers a bitter power struggle within the Fleet. The Quorum has little information and demands to know what happened, while Tom Zarek insists that he is to be declared interim president. Lee Adama opposes him and enlists the help of notorious lawyer Romo Lampkin to find a candidate for the post, leading to a surprising decision. Meanwhile, Admiral Adama and Colonel Tigh come to blows over Tigh’s relationship with Caprica-Six and Adama’s obsession to find Roslin.
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4.09 “The Hub”

Pursuing the Resurrection Hub at the whim of the Hybrid, a team of Viper pilots and Cylon rebels become uneasy collaborators as they formulate a battle plan to unbox the Threes and destroy Cylon resurrection forever. Meanwhile, Roslin and Baltar try desperately to communicate with the panicking Hybrid and Helo discovers a disturbing characteristic within one of the Eights.
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4.10 “Revelations”

Led by D’Anna Biers, the band of rebel Cylons hold President Roslin and Galactica’s pilots hostage while attempting to lure the “Watchtower Four” out of hiding. Meanwhile, Kara Thrace’s Viper may hold a previously undiscovered clue to finding Earth.
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4.11 “Sometimes a Great Notion”

Kara Thrace learns that the dire predictions of the Cylon Hybrid might be correct, and a devastating discovery plunges the Fleet into chaos and despair.
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4.12 “A Disquiet Follows My Soul”

While the Fleet recovers from the disappointment of Earth and Adama is contemplating upgrading the ships to Cylon FTL drive, Lt. Gaeta and Vice President Tom Zarek takes steps to foment dissent, both legal and illegal.
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4.13 “The Oath”

The opposition to the alliance with the rebel Cylons reaches its zenith, Felix Gaeta leads a mutiny aboard Galactica and frees Tom Zarek from prison.
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4.14 “Blood on the Scales”

Felix Gaeta’s mutiny continues while Roslin finds refuge on the Cylon Basestar.
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4.15 “No Exit”

Ellen Tigh is resurrected, and she knows all the answers. Anders' condition releases a flood of visions and crucial memories".
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4.16 “Deadlock”

Ellen and Boomer return to the fleet. The Cylons consider leaving.
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4.17 “Someone to Watch Over Me”

Starbuck discovers a hidden musical ability that bears a mysterious significance to the final five Cylons, and her tune is found to have a connection with three-year-old human-Cylon hybrid Hera. The president authorizes Boomer’s extradition from the brig so she can stand trial for treason on the Cylon baseship.
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4.18 “Islanded in a Stream of Stars”

As Galactica’s condition continues to get worse, Adama is faced with the possibility of abandoning ship. In the meantime, Boomer winds up forming an unexpected bond with Hera and Gaius Baltar learns a surprising truth about Kara Thrace.
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4.19 “Daybreak, Part I”

Galactica begins to be stripped of parts, and Adama calls for volunteers for a final mission.
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4.20 “Daybreak, Part II”

Battlestar Galactica teaches us that the best way to avoid repeating the mistakes of history is to forget everything and believe in magic.
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5.00 “The Plan”

“The plan is: everything blows up a week ago, all the humans are dead, we cylons download, and the universe basks in justice.” “But, it didn’t happen.”
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