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Information about the first two episodes of Battlestar Galactica’s second season are beginning to surface on a few websites. We can’t 100% vouch for the authenticity of all the details, but from what we’ve been told, the synopses below sound reasonably accurate. The information is based upon early iterations of the stories, and naturally subject to change in subsequent versions and/or by the time the series goes into production here in Vancouver, commencing March 31.
If you wish to be surprised, read no further, otherwise, here is what we know so far about the season two, two-part opening story:
EPISODE 201: “Scattered”
Logline: "Chaos is rampant as paramedics try to save Commander Adama's life after he is shot, and the Galactica is separated from the fleet. Suspicion is cast on even the closest of allies."
The Teaser starts with Tigh, twenty years younger, in a bar. The setting is just after the first war and he's obviously a hero but just as obviously he's got the stare going on. Two drunk grunts (Bowey and Hooper) approach Tigh and start heckling him about being a real war hero. They remind him he's not a pilot anymore. They push too far and Tigh, also tipsy, gets back in their faces. A fight starts. The bartender pulls out a shotgun but off-camera is stopped from doing anything. Tigh has Hooper in a headlock and is telling him how easy it would be to pop his neck. Off-Camera we hear: You flew Vipers?
I'm guessing this is Adama and Tigh's first meeting. Tigh says he did and Adama says he did as well and then asks what Tigh's plan is. Tigh admits he doesn't have one and Adama says well they could kill everyone in the bar. They then decide to let everyone go, point made. Hooper and Bowey scramble out of the bar. Adama tells Tigh not to worry, they'll have plenty of time to deal with those two "candy-asses" later. Adama introduces himself and tells Tigh that he's his new shipmate.
Flash back to the present and the CIC in chaos:
Tigh, Dualla and Lee are still holding Adama while the paramedics are working on him. Lee is crying out for Doc Cottle. The two paramedics, Layne and Kim(both male) tell them the Doc is out on rounds. They start working on Adama- lotsa medical mumbo jumbo.
Sharon is on the ground screaming that she couldn't have done what she did. She's being pinned by crewmen and a Marine Sgt has a gun at her head. Tigh orders him to secure that "thing" in the tightest compartment they have. They yank Sharon up by her hair and start to cart her away. The paramedics announce that Adama is stable enough to move.
Captain Kelly(yep, I believe the officer from the mini that disappeared for all of season 1) asks Tigh if this could be a pre-cursor for a Cylon attack. Tigh isn't paying attention however, eyes only on Adama. The stretcher with Adama on it passes Boomer and she screams out, "No....."
Lee starts to follow the stretcher but the Marine Sgt steps in the way. At the same time Tigh is talking with Racetrack and Kelly, trying to ascertain if the Cylons could have found them. Everyone is talking at once, Lee is pleading to be allowed to go with his father.
Gaeta announces a Cylon Raider approaching. Sharon suddenly screams out, upping the chaos level. Kelly says they need to jump. Tigh makes the decision, jump they will. The Doctor will have to be met up with on the other side of the jump. Gaeta asks what about the people on the planet, Tigh says that if they are still alive, they will have to wait.
The next scene is in the Brig. Cpl Venner march Lee in. Roslin is there. He tells her what happened to his father and who did it. He demands to have his chains removed but the corporal tells him not until he calms down. Lee kicks the cell door as the Marine exits. Roslin asks how bad Adama is, says Cottle is a great doc. Just then D's voice comes over the speaker and announces the jump. Lee tells her Cottle's not on board.
The jump completes and Gaeta notes that they appear to be the only ship that jumped. They're alone.
Adama is hooked to monitors, pale and not doing great. Tigh enters and asks how he is. Layne tells him the bullet tore up his spleen and he's got heavy internal bleeding. They need Cottle immediately. Tigh tells him it's going to be awhile and says that Layne is going to have to do it. The paramedic protests saying he's never done surgery before. Tigh replies, "And I've never commanded a Battlestar."
There's the beginning of a brief scene between Dualla and Gaeta in the head. He's upset and D is telling him that it's not his fault.
Lee is out in his Viper, pissed as all hell and flying very recklessly. He's described as "beserk".
Corporal Venner, the brig guard approaches Roslin and asks her to pray with him. She takes his hand.
The lights and electronics on Galactica are going haywire. Kim and Layne are with Adama- Kim announces that his heart has stopped. They can't defib because of unsteady power. Layne decides to operate.
There is apparently some kind of virus in the system playing hide and seek and Gaeta and Kelly are trying to hunt it down.
Billy is down in the brig watching Roslin pray with Venner.
Lee's still fighting holy hell out in space.
Somehow or another they manage to locate the rest of the fleet and Tigh orders Dee to get Cottle brought over.
We flashback again to the past. Tigh's a little older. He's in a seedy hotel room, pretty tore up. Ellen is asleep in the bed and there are bottles everywhere. He's described as being "at the end of his rope."
He sees his medals on the ground. He tosses lighter fluid all over them and in his drunken state, all over his sheets and self. He ignites his lighter and is about to set everything ablaze when a knock interrupts him.
The man at the door is Sgt Watkins of Shore Patrol. He asks Tigh to open up. He does and sees two Colonial Marines standing there. Tigh asks what the charges are.
Watkins tells him there are no charges and that Major Adama sends his compliments and wishes for Tigh to know that he has been reinstated in the Colonial Fleet with the rank of Captain.
Tigh is amazed, wishes the Sgt well. Ellen blearily asks what's going on. Tigh just smiles.
The last bit we have for this is Tigh standing over Adama's bed. He's made it through the surgery.
I do believe however that this is a two-parter at the very least. The camera shot numbers carry over in that manner.
EPISODE 202: “Valley Of Darkness”
Logline: "Cylon Centurions board the Galactica and wreak havoc, and Lee leads a team of Marines to try and stop them."
Corporal Venner is protecting Billy and Roslin. Something very bad is going on. Lee enters and tells him not to shoot, says he has a fire team with him. Lee enters with two Marines, Collishaw and Bonnington. They declare the brig clear. All of them show signs of being wounded.
Roslin asks Lee what's going on- he tells her they've been boarded, Cylons got in through the hanger deck and shot the place to hell. Lee orders Venner to release Roslin. Venner protests saying his orders...Lee says "frak your orders"...they start shouting. Roslin says "gentlemen" and they both shut up instantly. Roslin uses his religious beliefs to persuade the Corporal to release her. Lee says that the safest place on the ship is sickbay and that's where Roslin is going. He asks for a sidearm and Bonnington hands one over. Lee asks Billy if he's even handled a weapon. Billy answers that he had an airgun when he was ten. Lee tells him the principle is the same, real ones just make a louder noise. He offers Roslin his own gun, she declines. He orders Venner to get Roslin and Billy to Sickbay. Roslin asks where he's going and he declares that he's not going to let the Cylons destroy the ship.
Lee decides that they're going to need heavier artillery and then they're heading for the magazines- he thinks that's where the Cylons are headed.
Roslin and Apollo wish each other good luck.
Tigh is racing through dark corridors ordering people to their stations. He enters the CIC where Gaeta and Kelly are working on a deckplan. They indicate where there are reports of conflict and gunfire.
Tigh is on the phone with Ellen. They each say they love each other and he hangs up. Ellen grabs a gun and hides in a locker.
Lee is pressed against a bulkhead. As they move down the corridor they see a disemboweled corpse. Lee tells the Marine to keep his eyes straight ahead.
They come up to a weapons locker and find another dead Marine. There's a moment and they see Jammer(?) cowering in the corner. Lee asks him what he's doing and the kid babbles about Cylons killing everybody. Lee tells everyone to load up, the Cylons are heading towards them.
Tigh tells Apollo to get to Aft Damage Control Right Frakking Now(Lee repeats Aft Damage Control AFN) or the whole ship will be lost.
Roslin's group enters an empty bathroom. Dualla is with them now and she's at least slightly hurt. Maybe a head injury. Billy puts her on the ground. She sees the gun in his waistband and asks him if it's his. He says it is now. She tells him that when he has it in his trousers like that, he might want to put the safety on. Billy blushes, she reaches out and clicks the safety on. She says it's the closest she's been to sex in three months.
The Marines in the group are trying to use a back-hatch through the bathroom to get to Sickbay but it's been de-pressurized. Venner says the best way is to head towards Aft Damage Control.
One of the Marines Lee has been traveling with is shot and killed. They're in the middle of a firefight with the Centurions. Roslin and her group begin diving for cover under boxes and crates. Venner is shielding Roslin with his body.
Lee's group retreats a few steps to address a few injuries. They ask him what to do next. Lee says they go after the Cylons again. Jammer protests and Lee tells him it's either that or violent decompression. One of the Centurions is working the decompression panel in Aft Damage Control.
In the CIC the crew is getting into some kinds of suits and decompressing. Tigh still hasn't done it yet. Gaeta comes up to him and tells him he should really put his suit on. Tigh says no. Gaeta says there won't be much time but Tigh dismisses him.
Roslin wants to help Lee and the Marines but Venner insists that his mission is to get her to Sickbay and that's final.
Lee and Collishaw explode a grenade and jump to escape the blowback. Then there's silence.
Doesn't look like Venner got very far. He moves over and sees Roslin behind boxes, thinks she's dead. She's not. Dualla and Billy are okay as well. Venner pulls Roslin up, sees her jacket has been shot numerous times but she's okay. He says, "The gods...really are watching over you."
She replies,"Good. That's good."
Dualla takes the gun from Billy.