Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009): Season 3, Episode 5 - Collaborators - full transcript

Now safely back in the fleet, those who managed to escape from New Caprica are seeking revenge against those they believe collaborated with the Cylons. Six of them, including Chief Tyrol ...

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You're gonna hold me
in your arms,

you're gonna tell me
that you love me.

You're insane.

You kill me, I download.
I come back, we start over.

I don't belong here!
Let me out!

Some of those guys who joined
up with the Cylon police,

I bet they're in over
their heads, you know?

One day, when this is all over,

guys like that
are gonna get strung up.

Guys like you and me,

we're gonna be there, tying
the knots, making them tight.

Where are you getting this stuff?
Who's your source?

I have no idea. The source won't
tell me what their name is.

It's probably safer
for all of us.

Mr. President?

Good morning, Gaeta.

This is a death warrant. Have you
seen the names on this list?

Do you have any idea what
they're about to do out there?

I got this from the dead drop, from
the source in the administration.

It's a death list
and Cally's name is on it.

Run, don't look back. Go!

Take cover!

We were ambushed
at the rendezvous.

The Cylons knew exactly
where we were gonna be.

That doesn't mean Ellen...
I didn't do anything!

This is the map
that I drew for you.

You were gonna burn it, but then
your wife offered to do it for you.

You know what has
to be done here.

Now, it would be better
for her sake if it was you.

Come on! Move! Move, move!

Evacuate the entire facility.

You should go as well, Gaius.
There's a place for you, too.


Evidence for the following charges
have been presented to the Circle,

that you carried arms
for the enemy,

that you carried out multiple raids
against the human population,

and that during one raid, 23 people
were killed by you and your men

during the assault
on the Temple of Artemis.

It's not true!

These are the names of the people killed
by you and those under your command.

You look at those names!


The Circle has examined the evidence
and found you guilty of treason

and crimes against humanity.

Do you have anything to say
before sentence is passed?

I was trying to help people.

You didn't do a very good job
then, did you?

All right, let's just get this
over with.

I helped people.
I helped lots of people!

Chief? Chief? Chief, I helped Cally.
I saved Cally.

I saved Cally!

What do you mean,
you helped Cally?

I'm the one.
I'm the one who did...

I'm the one who let her go when
they were gonna shoot her.

I took her out of line. I said, "Go,
run right now, get out of here."

And she did.
She ran and she got away.

Because of me, Chief.
I helped Cally. I saved Cally.

Cally did get away somehow.

Well, they killed 23 people
during the Temple raids,

12 men, eight women
and three children.


My son is on this list!

His name is right there,

and that frakking
son of a bitch put him there.

So, saving Cally,
if that happened,

does that make up
for killing my son?

Answer the question, Chief.

Does saving Cally let him off
the hook for killing 23 others?

Did you do this, Jammer?
Did you kill these people?

Answer me.

It was crazy down there, Chief.

You know that.

You make these decisions
so fast.

You're making an arrest, and people
come out with their hands up.

But sometimes
that's just a trick.

They tell you they're surrendering,
and then they open fire.

We thought
they were insurgents.

It wasn't until after,
when we saw the bodies...

What was I supposed to do?

No, it doesn't.

Under the Articles, the
punishment for treason is death.

Sentence confirmed

and carried out on this, the
third day of the Second Exodus.


I'm sorry!

There's too much frakking talk.


I'm sorry!

My son.


He was only seven years old.

Let's go.

Come on.

Connor, let's go.

This isn't what
I signed up for.

I can't see.


Good boy.

Good boy.

Hey, sweetie.

Am I on watch?

No, no, you're fine.

Here, give him to me.
Come here. You come here.

Come to Daddy. Oh, hey, buddy.
Hey, buddy, there you go.

I know. Mommy's much more
comfortable than me, huh?

Cally? Mmm-hmm?

When you were down
on the planet,

you ran away from the trucks,

did anybody help you?

One of the NCP goons
or anybody?

What? No.

Wait. Yeah.

Somebody told me to run.

It probably was one
of those goons.

But I haven't thought
about it since.

Hey, how did you know
about that?

I mean, why do you ask?

No reason. Go back to sleep.


In my opinion,
it wasn't his fault.

I hate to admit it,
but the Admiral's right.

He was in an
impossible situation.

I'd have probably done
the same in his position.

Well, if that's the way it has to be,
then that's the way it has to be.

No hard feelings?


Mistakes were made.
Of that, there's no question.

But the past

is the past.

I think we can all agree
that we'd like to move on.

You fools.
You're being too lenient.

He betrayed you,
actively sought your deaths.

Doesn't that matter to you? Don't
you have any self-respect?

I wouldn't bother.
They can't hear you.

Don't make me angry, Gaius.

You wouldn't like her
when she's angry.


I've always wanted you.

Oh, no.


I'm dreaming, aren't I?

Yes, you are.


Did you get any sleep?

Sleep when you're dead.


What is all that?

I got my gear out of storage.

I never thought I'd see
any of this stuff again.


What? Come here.

Just don't, okay?

Excuse me, guys.

So, Mr. President,

how long before the new Quorum
of Twelve can be sworn in?

Three days.

I will personally place your name
in nomination as my vice president.

Once they confirm you, I submit my
resignation and you get sworn in.

I think it should take
less than an hour.

You're stepping down without a fight.
It means Tom Zarek wants something.

So why don't you put
your cards on the table,

and let's see if it's a price
that I'm willing to pay?

Well, I'm a realist.

I never had any illusions about
remaining in office for very long.

And the Admiral's
made it quite clear

that he'd like nothing better than to put
me in a cell if I try to hang onto power.

He's trying to do you a favor.

You and I both know how impossible
it would be to govern this fleet

without the backing
of the military.

I agree. That's why we're here.


Even so, I want to be included
in the new government.

I don't want to be on the
outside looking in anymore.



You stood up to Baltar
on New Caprica.

You nearly lost your life
for your trouble.

This fleet needs
that kind of courage.

The vice presidency is yours
if you want it, Tom.

Well, thank you.

You're welcome.

You've got to be kidding me.

Who gave this man permission
to enter the CIC?

Admiral's orders, sir.

Communications took some serious
hits during the rescue,

and Mr. Gaeta's offered
to help with repairs.

Well, isn't that nice?

A man can turn his coat,
collaborate with the enemy,

to the deaths of thousands,

but the old man needs his phones
fixed, and suddenly all is forgiven.

The Cylons find us, we're
gonna need every hand we've got.

The Cylons found us,
Mr. Agathon.

Your friend Gaeta was
on the welcoming committee.

Hey! Look at me!

As long as you're here,
maybe you can help me out.

I'm missing something.
I lost it in detention.

Since you're so buddy-buddy
with the Cylons,

maybe you know where it is.

How about it?

Do you know where my eye is?



Back to work.

Walk with me. Yeah.

We have a lot of work
in the next couple of weeks.

I need you to get some sleep.
Get rest, get ready, all right?

Oh, I'm ready right now.

I may be a little rough around the
edges, but I can still hold my own.

And you can tell that
toaster lover over there

that I'm still the XO
of this ship!

Let's go.

Get your hands off me.

You're embarrassing
yourself, Saul.

You're the one
that should be embarrassed,

letting one of
Baltar's henchmen

walk around
like nothing's happened.

Go sleep this off.
That's an order.

Oh, yeah, just go to sleep,

forget about it all, just
forget about everything.

Well, I'm not forgetting.
I'm not gonna forget!

The charges are carrying arms
for the enemy in a time of war,

shooting three civilians and
collaboration with the enemy.

I call the vote.



Guilty. Guilty.

Yeah, guilty.


The vote being unanimous,
the sentence is death.

Chadwick's aboard the Monarch.

I'll contact our man there.
He'll take care of it.

Has anybody got a cigarette?

How many more
of these do we got?

Fifty-seven. Three days. I can't
believe that's all the time we've got.

Then stop wasting it,
bitching and moaning.

We all knew there was a
clock when we signed on.

Most of these fraks are
so guilty, they stink.

I could get through 50
of these things in an hour.

You think
we're a bunch of thugs

handing out punishment
on a whim?

Jammer didn't get air-locked
because you thought he was guilty.

There was evidence.
You read the witness reports.

He was tried and convicted
by this Circle.

This is about justice.
You got that? Justice!

Yeah, okay. Okay.

Hey, now don't get me
wrong here.

I like you, Connor,
you're a good guy.

Next case.

Felix Gaeta.

Charges are collaborating with the
enemy and crimes against humanity.

I don't want to do this!
You think I like it?

I stood beside Gaeta in the CIC for
almost four years. He was like family.

But the fact remains he was the
Chief of Staff to Gaius Baltar,

and that alone
is enough to convict him.

And I'm saying
that on this particular guy,

we do not have
any hard evidence.

We have no witnesses, nothing.

All we do know is that he
worked for Baltar. That's it.

Yeah, yeah. I've got to go with Sam on this one.
We need something specific.

You want specific? You think
Baltar ran things, that guy?

He was the public face.

But Gaeta, he was the brains,
everyone knew that.

He ran the operation, he did the paperwork.
He approved the death lists...

How do you know that?
Were you there?

Did you see him approve
one single death list?

He knew Cally
was on the death list.

What are you talking about?
How do you know that?

Look there. That's a distribution
list, and there's Cally's name.

And there's Gaeta's name.

He saw her execution order.

It's still all circumstantial.

We don't know what Gaeta did or
didn't do when he saw that list.

Jean. I gotta go with
them on this one, Sam.

No, Sam, you see a death list like that,
you know innocent people are gonna die,

and you do nothing about it?
You're guilty.

I call the question.

The question of the innocence or guilt
of Felix Gaeta has been called.

The Circle will vote.

I vote guilty.





No, don't bother. I'm done.

We're still voting. I'm not.

I'm done. I'm done
with this whole thing.

The war's over for me.
I'm sorry.

Okay, that's fine.

It's still four to none,
Chief. What's your vote?

No, wait a minute.
We need six votes.

No, screw you! No. Screw that.

We're a jury, that's how it was set up!
We need six votes.

Without six votes,
I'm out, too.

He's right. We need a sixth.

How are you, Gaius?

I'm alive.

I suppose that's something.

Thank you.

You'll have to excuse me.
I'm slightly confused.

How long have I been here,

Three days.

Three days?

So, it's taken you three days
to remember where I was?

No one's forgotten you, Gaius.

It's just there's been
some controversy about

whether or not you should have
been let on board or not.

I can't believe there's still
a question of my value.

There will always be
a question.

You are a human.

Now, look.

I helped you.

I gave you Sharon's child.

Yes, that's right, you did.

And the child's rescue
did weigh in your favor.

However, the vote's deadlocked.

Three in favor of your being allowed
to stay, and three against.

With one model still undecided.

The fact is the decision
rests with the Sixes.

We're starting to see a rash
of missing persons reports.

Well, we left thousands
of people on that planet.

No, this is different. These are
people known to have survived,

but who have gone missing since the exodus.
Jammer, for instance.

I saw him yesterday afternoon.

Yeah, but he didn't report
at muster this morning.

Bed-check negative, sickbay negative,
it's like he just vanished.

How many people are missing?

Thirteen, as of today. Two
on Galactica, 11 elsewhere.

Every one of them confirmed as a
survivor by multiple witnesses,

and then, poof, gone.

Keep me posted
on any more missing persons.

I want to know about it.

Yes, sir.
Now, if you'll excuse me,

I have a date with a jump rope.

Hey, I've dropped half a stone.

Keep jumping.


How you doing?

Oh, you know, I'm making do.
How are you?

I'm good. Why do you ask?

Well, I heard about
your situation. You were...


I just try not to think
about it anymore, you know?

You know, I'm kind of like you,

sitting in your cushy little
office on Colonial One,

doing all of Baltar's
dirty work for him.

You probably never even thought about
what was happening to me, right?

I didn't know
about your situation.

If I had, I would have
tried to get you out.


And like I've just said
about 50 times now,

I was serving the legal
President of the Colonies.

We all elected him, remember?

Is that supposed to excuse it?

What do you want me to say?

Maybe I could have done more.

But I thought that
when the Cylons landed,

it was important for me to keep
my job, to help from the inside.

By propping Baltar up and letting
the Cylons walk all over us?

No, no. I fed information
to the Resistance.

I set up dead drops.
There was a dog bowl.

I passed along Cylon positions,
internal memoranda...

Right, Felix.

You're a frakkin' hero.

Whatever feelings
I had for you have to stop.

I allowed my feelings
to cloud my judgment.

I protected you.

I gave your species
a second chance.

I even turned against a
sister Cylon, and for what?

I'm Cylon, Gaius.

Somehow I lost sight of that.

You are much, much more
than a machine.

You're a person.

A real person.

A woman.

And you're in love with me.

And it hurts.

I know it hurts.

But believe me,

lam the only one that can make
it better, don't you see?

I am the only one.

No. This has to end.

You need me! You need me, admit it!
Admit it, you need me!

And I need you, too!

Did you hear me?
I need you, too!

Maybe I should've
started with that.

This is a jury.
I want to make that clear.

It's not about settling scores
or personal grudges.

It's a jury.

And we're just dealing
with the worst of the worst.

People that did more than
put on an NCP uniform

or make a deal with the Cylons.

They're the killers,
the real traitors.

Yeah, but none of this
is legal, right?

No, no. It's legal.

You've got to be kidding me.

That's why we need to know
right now, are you in or out?



We've already been through the
evidence, so just take your time.

You're telling me that Gaeta saw this list
and didn't do a damned thing about it?

We have no idea of knowing what Gaeta
did or did not do when he saw the list.

My Gods, the whole thing's
like a bad dream,

only we woke up and the
traitors are all still here.


The vote's five to none
in favor of guilty.

It's got to be unanimous.

Chief, you're the last to vote.

Get out of here, Sam.

I'd like to talk to my wife.
I'd like to do it now.

We already have your vote.
Take a break.

Hey, I quit because I'm not looking
for ways to keep killing people.

Well, I need this, Sam.

So what?

Throwing a few people
out of airlock

is gonna make you feel better
about yourself?

Because, believe me, those aren't the
people that kept you locked in that room.

They'll do. And not just for me, but for
every person we left back on that planet,

because someone has got to pay.

So you can either get with it
or you can get lost.

Is that what you want, Kara?
You want me to leave?

He doesn't want to say
he's guilty,

because Gaeta is such
a good guy. Right, Chief?

Everyone likes Gaeta, so
let's let him off the hook.

Let's just look the
other way on this one.

Well, a lot of good people had to
pay the price for what they did,

the choices they made on New Caprica.
Like my wife.

That's right,
Ellen collaborated.

Gave the Cylons information on the
Resistance and she died for it.

Because that's the price of
collaborating with the enemy.

And I liked her a lot more
than I like Gaeta.

Look, Sam,

I'm in a different place now.

I don't know how else
to explain it to you,

but I got out of that cell,

and it's like someone painted
the world in different colors.

And I look at you,

and I want to tear your eyes
out just for looking at me.

I just want to hurt someone
and it might as well be you.

So you should probably go
before that happens.

Baltar signed death warrants,
organized murder squads.

He collaborated with the
enemy from day one.

Baltar, not Gaeta.

It's the same
gods-damned thing!

He's right.

A lot of people died
because of them, Chief.

Fine. Guilty.

Remember this?

I don't want this anymore.


Take him!

Turn around. On your knees.
On your knees!

Felix Gaeta,

you've been tried and found
guilty of crimes against humanity

by a circle of your peers

as duly authorized by the
President of the Colonies.

If you have any words to offer in
your own defense, now is the time.

Come on, Felix, talk.
We'll listen.

Yeah, that's right.

We'll listen to you tell us how
hiding behind Baltar's skirt

was actually your way
of helping the insurgency.

Say something.

What's the point?

I already tried to explain it.

I'm not gonna beg.

Too bad you didn't grow
that spine four months ago.



- Beg!
- Thrace...

No. Beg.

Come on, Felix, tell them how
you were actually working

for the Resistance
the entire time!

Come on!

Tell them all about the important
information that you were giving up.

Tell them about all the messages, and
the dog bowl and everything else.

Just tell me. What?

What did she say?
What did she just say?

Back up!

What did she just say?
What did you say to her?

Tell me, what did you
say to her?

It was a yellow dog bowl.

It was a signal. It meant there was
a message in the garbage dump.

Turn it over, it was a signal.

It meant there was a message
at the garbage dump.

Oh, that was you.

Oh, my God...

What are you doing? Chief...

There was a yellow dog bowl.
I used it.

But I never knew
who the source was, Colonel.

There's no other way
he could have known.

He's the only other one
that would know about it.

He's the reason
we know about the death lists,

he's the reason I saved Cally, he's
the reason we're on this ship.

He's the one who gave us
the inside information.

There's our source, Colonel.

I did what I could.

I don't know what else
I could've done.

What the hell is this?

It's all perfectly legal.

You'll find a signed executive order
on file authorizing a secret jury

of six men and women to try,
sentence and execute people guilty

of extraordinary crimes while collaborating
with the enemy at a time of war.

There's also a death warrant with
my signature for every conviction.

Your presidency is a farce.
It stops right now.

If they're guilty, they'll be
tried by a jury of their peers.

They have a jury,
but they don't get lawyers.

They don't get to showboat
for weeks and months on end.

They don't get to blame
the system.

And they don't get lasting fame
as martyrs or innocent people

just in the wrong place
at the wrong time.

They just disappear, now,

in the gray twilight between the
long night of the occupation

and the dawn of a new era.

You come into office clean, without
their blood on your hands.

Well, thank you,
that's very poetic.

However, you have a problem,
Mr. President.

Everyone, by law, is entitled to a
trial with representation. Everyone.

It is not an option to be discarded
at the President's whim.

You think by making the trials
public that you'll find justice?

Yes, I do.

Come on, Laura.
You're not that naive.

Let me tell you what's going to
happen if these cases go to trial.

It'll consume this fleet
for months, maybe years.

People will be lining up to
testify against their neighbors.

It'll be a circus.

An entertainment for the mob

and you'll be signing death
warrants almost every day.

Is that how you want to spend
your next term, Laura,

as executioner-in-chief?

With every fiber
of my being.

"...with every fiber
of my being."

Madam President.

Thank you.

Thank you all
for once again entrusting me

with this high office
of civil service.

Today is a new beginning
for all of us.

We share a unique destiny,

but our future is ours to shape
and our past cannot be forgotten.

A new day requires
new thinking.

And while I had intended
on using this occasion

as an opportunity to announce the formation
of a special prosecutor's office

charged with investigating acts
of collaboration with the enemy,

I have decided instead that a different
gesture is called for on this,

the first day of my next term
as your president.

We all feel
the need for justice,

and we all feel
the need for vengeance,

and telling the difference between
the two can be difficult at times.

We are all victims of the Cylons
and none of us can be impartial.

I certainly can't.

So today, I am forming a commission
on truth and reconciliation,

to hear our stories and
record them for posterity.

There will be no prosecutions.

I am issuing a general pardon for
every human being in this fleet.

This will not be
a popular move today.

But I truly believe that this is the only
way for us to move forward in strength

in a spirit of healing
and reconciliation.

I thank you for your continued
patience and courage.

Good day.

Thank you.

Hey, Chief, want a seat?