Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009): Season 3, Episode 12 - Rapture - full transcript

The Cylons descend upon the re-supply mission as the Chief races to decipher the markings in the temple believed to hold The Eye of Jupiter, a sacred icon that is believed to contain a map to Earth.

Previously on
Battlestar Galactica.

There's enough algae on this
planet to feed the entire fleet,

but the star in the system
is highly unstable.

If you can believe it, on the
verge of going supernova.

We just picked up four
baseships inbound at high speed.

It's just a matter of time

until the Cylons find out what
we're up to on this planet.

Starbuck has gone down!

I am going after my wife!

I can't let you do that, Sam. I
am not asking you for permission.

Sergeant Mathias.

What if I told you that
your daughter was still alive?

I'd say you were lying. She's
on our baseship right now.

She's ill,
and we don't know why.

I don't even know
how I found this place.

I just got this urge to start walking,
and then suddenly here it is.

The scriptures say that this
Temple is the final resting place

of the Eye of Jupiter.

What exactly are
we talking about?

It's a marker that was left
behind by the Thirteenth Tribe.

It's supposed to point
the way to Earth.

We want the Eye of Jupiter.

Make any attempt to attack this ship
or the people on the planet's surface,

I'll launch every
nuke I've got.

Major, you've got
to hold off the Cylons

until Chief finds
the Eye of Jupiter.

If it looks like they're gonna get into
the Temple, your order is to blow it.

We have to go down
to the planet.

I am so close to seeing the
faces of the last five Cylons.

The Final Five, revealed
only to those who enter the Temple.

Only to the Chosen One...
The Chosen One...

We just picked up six Heavy Raiders
heading down toward the planet.

Order nuclear
ground-strike missiles.

I'm not gonna let the Cylons
get their hands on the Eye.

Are we prepared
to sacrifice Lee?

Missiles are loaded, Admiral.

Release of nuclear weapons
is now authorized.

Mr. Gaeta.

Disable launch and warhead
safeties on tubes 4 through 10.

Safeties disabled.
Warheads are armed.

Please input your firing code.

These nukes will obliterate anything or
anyone within 20 clicks of the Temple.

I know.

He's gonna do it.
Recall the Raiders immediately.

We agree. Bring them back.

We agree. After all this time,

we can't afford
to lose everything.

We agree. Bring them back.

If Kara dies out there, I swear
to Gods, I will kill you myself.

If she dies out there,
I'll let you.

So, what are we gonna do now,
follow me around with a gun?

Because that is the only way
that I am not going after Kara.

Private Sykes. Sir?

Get Lieutenant Dualla
on the line.

Yes, sir.

I'm here.

Do you have eyeballs
on Starbuck's position?

Negative. We have no
visual on her Raptor,

but I can see smoke
from the crash site.

She went down behind a hill
a couple clicks away.

Can you get to the Raptor?

I don't know. It's pretty far away.
There's minimal cover.

Is it doable?

I don't know.


Standing by.

Launch sequence set to auto.

They want the key to
finding Earth as much as we do.

He won't just destroy it.

We spoke, and the
decision's been made.

Fire on my mark.

Sir, the Raiders
are turning back.

Not all of them. Correction.
Five have turned back.

One is still en route
back to the planet.

What are you doing?

He won't launch
against just one ship.

He won't. That's not the issue.

We made a decision.
D'Anna has to turn back.


Call D'Anna and Baltar.

- Turn them around now.
- No!

What do you mean, no?

This is something
that we have to do.

He won't launch over one ship.
You'll see.

You want me...

You want me
to rescue Captain Thrace?

Attempt the rescue.

Yes, sir.

Foxfire One out.

We go.

Weapons are still hot, Admiral.

Safe all missiles.
Close outer doors.

There. You see?

Never over just one ship.

That is not a good sign,
my friends.

She defied us,
defied the group.

It's not about the Eye of Jupiter.
It's about her.

It's like we don't even
know them anymore.

We may have to do
something about this.

We may have to do it
sooner than later.

Hera's alive. I'm her mother,
and I'm going to get her.

Sharon, baby,
listen to me, okay?

We can take a Raptor. We can
fly to the baseship ourselves.

I don't...
I don't care anymore.

We can't.

We'll find another way.
We will.

There is no other way.

Don't ask me
to do this, Sharon.

Listen to me.

You have always
been the strong one.

You believed in us
when no one else would.

I'm begging you to do this.

Find the courage to do this
for both of us, okay?

I love you.

I love you, too.

Wait outside. Yes, sir.

Sharon's downloading
into another body

aboard a Cylon ship
right now, isn't she?

She begged me.

She begged me to do it.

Gods, if you'd...

Seen the look in her eyes when I...
She has important information

on our defenses.
Codes, procedures,

the tactical situation down
on the planet's surface.

The Cylons have access
to all of that as well.

She won't betray us.

You know that.

It's why you gave her
the uniform.

She may not have a choice.
Did you consider that?

She says she could resist, that
she wouldn't let it happen.

She'll get Hera,

and she'll come back.

That's quite a leap of faith
you've made, there, Captain.

And if it involved your family
only, I'd say it was brave.

But you've put the entire fleet in
jeopardy, are you aware of that?

If you hadn't lied

and stolen our baby
in the first place,

we wouldn't be here at all.

I've certainly played my part
in bringing us to this moment.

And there's plenty of blame to
throw around, and I accept it.

And now all of our lives are in
the hands of Sharon Agathon.

All we can do is hope
that your wife is worthy

of the unconditional trust
you place in her, Captain.

And you as well, Admiral.

Can you tell me what happened?

They wouldn't let me
see my daughter,

so my husband shot me.

It was the only way.

Well, it's over now.

The important thing
is that you're here.

How's my daughter?

She's getting worse.

I want to see her.

And then what?

What they did to me,

stealing my baby

and telling me she was dead...

You proved it.

Hera's safer here,

and so am I.

All right,
before she went down,

Starbuck spotted about 15-plus chrome
jobs advancing on us from here.

To get to us, the toasters have
to come through this canyon.

This is a natural choke point.

That's where we'll ambush them,

guerrilla style.

Our mission is to hold
the Temple here.

If we fail, we blow it up.

We fall back to these
rendezvous points.

And then we head into the
mountains, and we wait for rescue.

Well, it's a good a place
as any to die, I suppose.

What do you think?

It's a nice day for a walk.


Hey, take it easy, Fischer.



This is crazy.
Come on, think, think.

Galen, it's Major Adama.


Chief, we're in position.

Any luck finding
the Eye of Jupiter?

No, Major. I need more time.

Get on it.
The Cylons are on the move.

We'll hold them off
as long as we can.

Apollo out.

All right, listen up! Pack
your gear, get ready to move!

MAN 13 I've got this.
WOMAN; All right.

Hey, Chief,
let's get out of here.

It's so close. I know.

The answers to all your questions
are down there in that temple.

What's wrong?

I'm worried, Gaius.

This is what
we've been waiting for.

You are the anointed one.

Chosen by God to look on the
faces of the Final Five Cylons.

It's already written.

You will succeed.

That's what I'm afraid of.

To know the face of God
is to know madness.

The Hybrid has looked into the
space between life and death,

and she's seen things
that we cannot conceive of,

but she's been driven mad
as a result.

Have faith in God.

Put your life in his hands.

He will guide you
to your destiny.

I'm grateful to you.

For everything.

Her destiny will part company
from yours, Gaius.

She's not the Chosen One.
You are.

Yes, I know.

I know.

Ready? I got it.

Okay, we're set.
And now we wait.

What happens if the Cylons don't
dance to the Major's tune?

What happens is we get
splattered all over these rocks.

Shut up. This is his
game, not ours.

We just do what we're told,
and maybe we get out of here.

You really think these
civvies can stop them?

Well, they stopped plenty of them on Caprica
while we were running for our lives.

Okay, three clankers
just entered our kill zone.

Gotta be their recon element.

Sykes, give them the signal.

All right, showtime, showtime.

All right,
they're headed our way.

Don't detonate
till they're all the way in.

Wait for it.

Come on, you sons of bitches.
Come on.

Now, now, now, now.

Look out!

Man down!

Cease fire! They're pulling back!
They're pulling back!


Gods damn it!

Come on!

Damn it.

Frak, frak.

Okay, this man's dead.
We gotta pull him back.

Sam, pull it together.

All right, we bought
ourselves a little time,

but they'll be back
and with force,

so dig in.

We'll need to hold them off
until Chief finds the Eye.

And keep your eyes out
on those ridges.

You have any word
from Kara or Dee?




Dee, why the hell
didn't you sing out?

I almost blew you away.

Glad to see you, too.

Okay, okay.

It's okay, yeah.

Lee sent you?


My husband

ordered me to risk
my life for yours.

That's what I'm gonna do.

I'm gonna bring Starbuck
back to Apollo.

She's here.

It's me.

It's Mommy. Yes.

What's wrong?

We tried everything.
She didn't respond.

Look at that. Hera knows her.

That's amazing. You and she
are biologically identical.

But Hera recognizes her mother.

Well, good, because you can have her.
I'm done with her.

You don't mean that.

I know you still care
about Tyrol and Adama.


I'm done with that
part of my life.

I learnt that on New Caprica.

Humans and Cylons were not
meant to be together.

We should just go
our separate ways.

Wanna lay down?

Her belly's as hard as a rock.
Have you noticed that before?

What do you think that means?

Blocked intestine, maybe.

Our doctors examined her.

Well, your doctors have
never examined a child.

Hera needs to be seen
by a human doctor.

I need to take her
back to Galactica.

You know that can't happen,
what this child means to us.

What she means
to every living Cylon.

I should have known. She's
been planning this all along.

Feel her.

She's right.

Belly's as hard as a gourd.

If you don't let me take her, the
first of a new generation will die.

God will never forgive you.

Maybe Cavil's right.

Maybe God never wanted us to have
children in the first place.

Maybe it'd be better for you if I
just snapped your little neck!



Please don't kill my baby girl.


I believe the future of the
Cylon rests with this child,

and the others
who are gonna come after her.

So do I.

There's a captured
Raptor aboard.

Let's go.

We've gotta get you
back to Galactica.

Here they come.

Open fire!

Tell them to blow the thing!

The Cylons are closing in!

It's the Major.

Tyrol. Tell me you've
found the Eye of Jupiter.

No, but I'm getting close,

I've deciphered some
more of the glyphs.

I got a reference to an eye, something about
a star, and an explosion of some kind.

All right, cut to
the chase, Chief.

Do you have the Eye of Jupiter
in your hands or not?

No, Major.

That's it!

It's hot!

All right, Chief,
listen to me. That's it!

Get your people to the rally
point and blow the Temple.

I repeat, blow the Temple.

Yes, sir. Damn it.

All right, fall back!

Sykes, Mathias, fall back!

Fall back! Fall back!

All right, that's it, everybody.
Drop what you're doing and get out.

I've got this.
All right, take that one.

That means you, too,
Cally. Come on!

Okay, bring the cord...

Leave the gear! Go!

- MAN 23 Go.
- I've got it.

If I only had a little more time.

It's in the hands of the Gods now, okay?
Let's go.

There's nothing we can do!

The ship's structurally intact.

That means that the only thing keeping
us grounded is a busted fly-by wire.


You gotta bypass those bundles with
data cord from the com system.

And then we...

We may have a shot
at getting out of here.

There's only one left.

Better save it for
when you fly us out of here.

I can't fly.

Especially all
whacked up on morph.

Well, that's just
frakking great.

He won't cheat.

He's too honorable.

Unlike you.

Yeah, unlike me.

I love Sam. I hate Sam.

I love Lee. I hate Lee.

Gods, I have to cheat just to keep
the pieces all nice and neat.

Stay with it.

You still gotta walk me
through these avionics.

The Cylons have reached the Temple.
Chief, what's your status?

I'm wiring the last detonator.

The Eye of Jupiter has
to be somewhere in this Temple.

They've wired it
with explosives.

Let's disconnect it.

Pull out the detonators.

Chief, blow this thing!

You out of your frakking mind?

I can't do it.

Gaius! Yes?

Help us!


Give me the control!

This just about does it.


What have you done?
What have you done?

Major, look.

What is that?

There it is, Gaius.

It has the answers
to all of your questions.

That's the Eye?

What is?

Oh, uh...

Something the Hybrid said...

Sapphire blue

shining like unto a star.


You didn't come here
looking for Earth.

You came here looking
for something else.

Picking up massive energy
pulse from the central star.

Sir, it's a helium flash.
The star's going nova.

Nova's gonna obliterate the entire
planet in less than an hour.

Major, look.

It's the mandala
from the Temple.

This is supposed
to be happening.

That's it.

I was staring at it
the whole time.

The sun is going nova.

The nova is the Eye of Jupiter.

All right, we can still blow it.
We can still blow it.

We just gotta make it into orbit.
Galactica will find us from there, okay?



This is my destiny.

To see what lies
between life and death.

And to look upon
the faces of the Final Five.

That can't happen.

This is my destiny.

Sorry, D'Anna.

The Final Five.

Is it really you?


Forgive me, I... I had no idea.

No idea about what?

What did you see? What...

Who was it?

So beautiful...

What was?

Tell me! Am I one of you?

You were right.

About what?

D'Anna, did you see my face?

I have to know, please.

Please, stay with me.
Stay, I have to know!

Tell me, I have to know!
Did you see my face?

Am I a Cylon?


God, tell me the truth
before I die.

Welcome home, Mr. President.

Admiral, the Cylon fleet
just jumped away.

They don't wanna be here when
that nova shock front gets here.

Neither do we.

Launch a rescue mission, now.

We don't have much time before the
nova fries everything in the system.

It's gonna be a photo finish.

All rescue ships
from the planet accounted for.

Count us down!

- Commence FTL.
- Commencing FTL.

Jump in three, two, one...

I got it.

He's not dead?
No, unfortunately.

Take him to the brig.



We have to get her
to Doc Cottle right away.

Okay? Okay,

Stick up!

Hold your fire! Hold your fire.

She helped us escape.
Get out of the way!



I think the Chief is right.

I think the nova does look like the
mandala inside of this Temple.

Do you think the Thirteenth Tribe
had a vision of what was to come?

I don't know what else
it could mean.

Maybe they saw another nova,
and drew a picture of that.

You've seen one nova,
you've seen them all.

Well, there was another nova.

Seen 4,000 years ago, around about
when the Temple might have been built.

It's 13,000 light years
from our present position.

It's a cloud of gas
known as the lonian Nebula.

Maybe it was a road sign

showing the direction
that they headed to next.

So, Starbuck,
is that what you gotta do

to get a little actual
rack time around here?

Did you just come by
to frak with me?

Actually, I wanted to know
if you had any...

pictures of your old
apartment on Caprica.


Yeah. Uh...

The locker, top shelf.
Cigar box.


I'm curious about something.

Well, I hope you and Sharon
aren't planning on redecorating,

'cause you're not gonna get any
bright ideas from my old place.

I remember.

I've seen better looking
train wrecks.

Thank you.

But I do remember
those paintings you did.

What about them?

This was on the Temple.

Where'd you get the idea
to paint yours?

I don't know.

It was just something I've been
doodling since I was a kid.

I liked the pattern.


They built the Temple
4,000 years ago.

What is it?

Just something
Leoben said once.

That I had a destiny.

That it had already
been written.

You know the drill.

Long, deep,
controlled breathing.

At least you'll never
have to go through this again.

The decision wasn't easy, but
the conclusion was inevitable.

Your model is
fundamentally flawed.


It's not a flaw
to question our purpose.

Is it?

To wonder who programed us,
the way we think and why?

Well, that's the problem
right there.

The messianic conviction that you're
on a special mission to enlighten us.

Look at the damage it's caused.

I would do it all again.

Yes, we know.

That's why we've decided to

box your entire line.

Your consciousness, memory, every
thought your model ever had

are going into cold storage.


One must die to know the truth.

There are five
other Cylons, Brother.

I saw them.

One day, you're gonna
see them, too.

One day.