#TBT (Throwback Thursday) #58 – March 3, 2016

#TBT. Screen caps of the Chief in the BATTLESTAR GALACTICA episode 2×19: LAY DOWN YOUR BURDENS (PART 1). This episode aired 10 years ago on March 3, 2006. #BSG10YEARS.

Episode Synopsis: Aboard the Pegasus, Capt. Kara Thrace briefs a room full of Raptor crews and marines for a dangerous, volunteer-only mission to Caprica, to rescue the civilian survivors on the planet’s surface. Using information obtained from the captive Cylon Sharon, they’ve linked their Raptors’ navigation systems to the superior navigational capabilities of their captured Cylon heavy raider.

Meanwhile, in separate private quarters on the Galactica, President Roslin and Vice President Baltar each prepare notes for their first presidential debate, to be televised to the fleet. As Roslin memorizes her talking points, Baltar is hectored by Six’s religious exhortations to have faith that the election will unfold as “God intends.”

As the rest of the fleet watches the start of the presidential debate, Specialist Cally finds Chief Tyrol asleep under a Viper. She reaches out and wakes him, and he explodes to consciousness, reflexively lashes out and pummels her with a raging, brutal assault. Then he regains control, is horrified by what he’s done, and calls desperately for medical assistance.

After the first debate, President Roslin enjoys a commanding lead over Baltar in the polls. Then, as if in response to Baltar’s sarcastic plea for a miracle, one of the Raptors from the Caprica rescue mission returns early with stunning news: Because of a miscalculated hyperspace Jump, they’ve accidentally discovered a habitable planet, in a region of space that will hide them from the Cylons’ sensors.

On the advice of Tom Zarek, Baltar uses the planet’s discovery as a political wedge issue. He fans the civilian population’s desire for a new home, a safe home, an end to the constant running. Popular opinion swings sharply against Roslin, who is unprepared to give up the search for Earth.

Tyrol seeks counseling from a priest named Brother Cavil, who gets the chief to talk about the nightmares that have plagued him for weeks. Finally, Cavil helps Tyrol confront what’s really bothering him: Somewhere deep down inside, Tyrol is afraid that he might, like Sharon, really be a Cylon.

Light-years away on Caprica, the Colonial rescue mission reaches Sam Anders and his surviving resistance fighters. No sooner are Kara and Sam reunited, however, than they find themselves caught in the midst of a Cylon ambush.

written by: RONALD D. MOORE
directed by: MICHAEL RYMER
special guest star: RICHARD HATCH as Tom Zarek
special guest star: DEAN STOCKWELL as Brother Cavil
special guest star: MICHAEL TRUCCO as Sam Anders

#TBT (Throwback Thursday) #20 – July 3, 2014

#TBT. Cally (Nicki Clyne) and the Chief from the BATTLESTAR GALACTICA episode 2×19: Lay Down Your Burdens (Part 1). Nice legs, Chief ;)

 

And yes, Aaron accidentally punched Nicki while filming :( Here’s a copy and paste from an interview with Nicki and Aaron from 2006 and a photo from Nicki’s website.

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#TBT (Throwback Thursday) #18 – June 19, 2014

#TBT. Behind-the-scenes photo of Dean Stockwell and Aaron during the filming of the BATTLESTAR GALACTICA episode 2×19: Lay Down Your Burdens (Part 1).

Chief Tyrol: How do you know I’m human?
Brother Cavil: Oh, well, maybe because I’m a Cylon and I’ve never seen you at any of the meetings.

#TBT (Throwback Thursday) #11 – May 1, 2014

#TBT. Behind-the-scenes photos of Aaron filming the Chief’s dream sequence from the BATTLESTAR GALACTICA episode 2×19: Lay Down Your Burdens (Part 1).

For weeks, Tyrol has been having the recurring dream that he walks onto the upper level of the hangar deck, climbs over the railing and commits suicide himself by jumping to his death. Cavil says it is because Tyrol has a subconscious desire to kill himself. Tyrol explains that he has had the gnawing worry since Sharon Valerii died that he might himself be a Cylon. Sharon Valerii never really knew she was a Cylon, even up to the point that she died, but reported strange fears that something bad was going to happen and she had to stop herself: how would Tyrol, or anyone else, really know if they were a Cylon sleeper agent or not? Tyrol is frightened by the prospect. — Battlestar Wiki

VIDEO: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA – 2×19: Lay Down Your Burdens (Part 1) (March 3, 2006)

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA – 2×19: Lay Down Your Burdens (Part 1) (March 3, 2006)