Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009): Season 4, Episode 1 - He That Believeth in Me - full transcript

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 ...

Previously on
Battlestar Galactica.

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

Maybe it was a road sign
on the path to Earth.

It was on the temple.

Where'd you get the idea
to paint yours?

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

you're getting too low.

Come on, Lee.
Get her out of there.

You come back! Just let me go.

They're waiting for me.


Gaius Baltar,

after carefully
weighing the evidence,

this tribunal finds
you not guilty.

Get him back! Get him out of here!
Get him out of here!

Gaius, it's okay. Come with me.

Where are you taking me to?

To your new life. Come on.

We're going to
the lonian Nebula.

Sitrep! Sensors
show major power fluctuations.

Checking on fleet.

It's true. We're Cylons.

And we have been
from the start.

Dradis contact!

Massive Cylon fleet
on intercept course.

I want emergency
jump for the entire fleet.

Sir, all fleet ships were
powered down during the outage.

It will take at least 20 minutes
to spool up the FTL drives.

We just don't have 20 minutes.

Action stations. Set condition
one throughout the ship.

This is not a drill. All Viper pilots
report to your Vipers immediately.

I have a bogey at my 10.
I'm gonna go check it out.

What the frak?

Hi, Lee. Kara?

I've been to Earth.

I know where it is.
And I'm gonna take us there.

No. No, no,
this is frakking crazy.

I saw your ship blow up.

Afraid not.

Did you not hear me?
I've been to Earth.


Big blue oceans, fluffy white clouds.
You're gonna love it. I promise.

Identify that ship immediately.

Sir, I'm checking for
colonial recognition codes.

Get Lee online!

I'm trying, sir.

I'm picking up
her ship's signature.

That's her voice all right.
Hold on, hold on.

It is not real. It is a trick.

Duplicate verification.


Hostiles inbound. 200 plus.

CAG, take them out.

All players, Galactica.
Threat B-R-3-5-0, carom 2-1-1.

Raptors, lean back as missile pickets.
Weapons free.

Don't lose me
this time, Apollo.

Oh, not a chance.

Splash one!

Take that,
you frakking toasters.

Admiral, it's a Cylon trick.

The Vipers have stopped
the main Cylon thrust,

but the reserves
have broken through, sir.

I want everything that can
fly up there immediately.

Saul. Saul!

What the hell
is wrong with you?

Nothing, Bill.

Never felt better in my life.

Col. Tigh!

I gave you an order.

Everybody that's ever held a
stick, I want them up there now.

Get them out!

Put them up there! Sir.

Attention. This is the XO.

Ready, let's go.
Get that bird in the tube.

Get that solo bird in the tube.
Where the frak are these nuggets?

Come on, Mama's not gonna
save you today! Let's go!

You wanna fly or not?

Come on, ready or not, let's go.

Hey, hey, this is crazy.

What if I get up there and
another switch flips in my head

and turns me against my own?
What the frak is wrong with you?

Shut the frak up. It's like the Colonel
said, okay? Just think of that.

Be the man you want to be
till the day you die.

A lot easier said than done, 'cause I
don't know what the frak I am right now.

You're Samuel T. Anders.
That's all you gotta remember.

Samuel T. Anders. Now get
the frak in your ship.

Who else would he be? Hey.

Hey, rook.

Stay cool out there, all right?

You'll lock in and do what
you've been trained to do.

Guess it's just like suiting up
for a championship game, right?

Yeah, that's right.
Good hunting.

Well, if she didn't notice anything,
maybe the other Cylons won't either.

Yeah, well, don't wait
to find out. Shoot first.

Get the frak in there.
Go kill something.

Let's go! Let's load
these birds!

Anders, get the frak
in your Viper!

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Where are you taking me?
It's a place we found.

An unused compartment.

Sir, we've lost Pyxis!

Oh, my Gods. Captain Tarney,
600 souls on that ship.

How did they find us?

That's the question, isn't it?

Base ships launching missiles.
40, correction, 50 plus inbound.

Half targeted on us,
half on the fleet.

Have AAA target only missiles
going towards the fleet.

We can handle the hits.
They can't. Yes, sir.

All forces, priority intercept

enemy missiles targeting
civilian vessels.

Okay. Lam Samuel T. Anders.

I was born on Picon. I went
to Noyse Elementary School.

Get your thumb off
the transmit button, Sam.

You're blocking the freq.
Copy that.

Oh, frak me.

Long shot, Hardball.

Turkey, right four,
low at three, committing.

Long shot, I got the tally.
I got your back.

Anders, take down, take down!

Seelix, there's
a Raider on you.

Shoot, Anders.

I'm trying to.

Gods, come on. Come on.

Sir, the Cylon strike force has
just turned back to their ships.

Base ships are spinning up.

They're pulling out.

We're gonna do the same damn thing
before they change their mind.

Helo, have our fighters
cover our withdrawal.

Yes, sir. All fighters
assume rear cover formation.

They had us. Game over. Why
the hell did they let us go?

Maybe something's changed.

Like what?

I have no idea, Madam President.
No idea.

You'll be safe here, Gaius.


Chief, I'm gonna need you to develop
my gun camera footage ASAP.

I've got a hell of a set
of vacation pictures.

I'll need my post-flight checklist. I want
to sign out so I can get in the showers.

I don't have one for you.

What's up?

Okay. Okay, me, too.
It's okay, it's okay.

Do you believe in miracles?


I told everyone that you were
too frakking mean to kill.

Okay, I'm okay, I'm okay.

I'm okay.

What the hell are you
doing in a jock smock?

I just finished Viper transition
a week ago, and I started ACM.

How the...


I did it, boss.

I found Earth.

Everybody move back.

Detail post.
Move in. Step away!

I need you in sickbay.

Cottle's gonna give you a
complete physical examination.

Okay, what the hell's going on?
I'm off the ship for a few hours

and everybody's acting...
A few hours?

Kara, you were gone
for over two months.

That's impossible. My ship's clock
reads six hours and change.

Then your clock's wrong, Kara.

Sam's telling you the truth.
We thought you were dead.


Gaius, I just wanted you to
know that we'll be back soon.

Whatever you do, please don't
go anywhere by yourself.

It's not safe.

Tracey's here for
anything you need.

We'll be back as soon as we've
looked in on Derrick, okay?

Right. Oh, Derrick. That's
your little boy, isn't it?

The one in sickbay.


Yes, I'm praying
for his recovery.

Really? Yeah.

Thank you. It's a pleasure.

Thank you.

So, what's the game plan,

Game plan?

Well, this place
is brilliant, really.

You know, it's beautiful. Just
when am I getting out of here?

When I am getting off the ship?

Well, security's too tight.

Besides... Besides what?

You're just trying to keep
me here and... Gaius,

none of the other ships
will have you.

We'll be back.

Yesterday, you were facing execution.
Today you're free. Why the long face?

Oh, gee, I don't know. From
President of the colonies to this.

King of fools.

Probably best to be hated by
everyone than loved by this lot.

Doomed to live out the rest
of my life in this loony bin.

I don't know, that might have something
to do with my rather savage mood swings.

Relax, Gaius.

You think I've brought you this
far just to let it end here?

I need some encouragement. A
ray of hope about the future.

An inkling.

You've got me.

I'm here for you.

That is so beautiful.

Hello. Sorry, what?

The way you were praying.

Oh, yeah, yeah.
Oh, thank you, yeah.

Not some hollow ritual.

No, no.

It's as if the Gods are
right here beside you.

Well, yeah.

When I pray to the Gods,

I feel empty.

Do you? That's a
shame, isn't it?

Her gods are false.

Tell her.

Well, if you feel empty when you pray
to Zeus or Poseidon or Aphrodite,

it's because it is empty. It's
a totally empty experience.

They're not real. They've
been promulgated by

a ruling elite, to stop you
from learning the truth.

And what truth is that?

That's a very good question.

What is the...

There's only one God.

There is only one God. In a
nutshell, that's the truth.

We're alone here, aren't we? The
others aren't coming back soon.

And the door's locked.
All right, good.

Can you feel God's presence?

You know what? I think I do.

So do I.

Do you? Do you, too?

We both feel...

So, what's Cottle's verdict?

Everything checks out.

So, I'm me, not a Cylon? That is
why you had me tested, right?

Kara, nobody said
you were Cylon.

But you were thinking it.

We had to be sure, Kara.

Fair enough.

Let's go through it again.

How many times
do you want to hear it?

As many times as it
takes to make sense.

I followed a Heavy Raider into the storm.
Took some hits, passed out.

When I came to, I was
orbiting this planet.

Its yellow moon and star matches
the description in Pythia.

I took these pictures in orbit.

The star patterns match what
we saw in the Tomb of Athena.

How did you get here?

I told you,
I don't know exactly.

Well, that's just not good enough, Captain.
Tell us everything you remember.

I remember taking the photos. Turning
my ship in a reciprocal heading.

And then, I'm not sure.

I must've blacked out again.

I remember a giant
gas planet with rings.

I remember
a flashing triple star.

And a comet. And then I
was back with the fleet.

And for you, all of
this took six hours.

I do not understand the time
discrepancy either, okay?

All I know is I was there. I took the pictures.
I didn't imagine it.

I had my crew clean it up. There's
not a ding or a scratch on it.

It's the got same tail number
as the one she flew out on.

But I've been fixing up
that old bird since day one,

and this thing looks like it's been
rolled off the showroom floor.

So it's not the same ship.

Unless she found a hell of a body
shop out there, no, ma'am, it's not.

Admiral, it's just not the outside, either.
This is the data from the NAV computer.

There isn't any. It's blank.

There's no record of where
this ship has been.


Put her in the brig.


So, some things don't add up, and
we're back to thinking she's a Cylon?

What about Cottle's test?

Cottle's test doesn't
prove anything.

Even if her DNA's the same,
she could still be a Cylon.

She could've been one
from the beginning.

Baltar's Cylon detector was a crock.
It failed to I.D. Boomer.

I know how you feel
about her, Bill,

but that is exactly what the
Cylons could be counting on here.

We're back where we started from.
There could be Cylons right here,

and we wouldn't know it till
they put a bullet in our heads.

Or led us into an ambush.

That Cylon fleet had enough firepower
to blow us out of the sky,

but instead they ran and jumped.

And there's Kara Thrace suddenly back
from the dead having found Earth.

If Kara Thrace can
lead us off our course...

Course? What course?

The nebula was supposed to be another
clue on the way to Earth, but it...

The nebula is only a road
sign along the way to Earth.

And we need to continue
to follow its path.

Well, what if Kara is the clue
that we were supposed to find?

And what if she's playing you?

And what if she's playing you?
And all of us?

Gaius, please, can you help me?

- What's going on?
- Okay.

Oh, God... Watch his head.

It's Derrick.

Derrick, is it?

Derrick, I see.
Where are my clothes?

It's okay. Is it?

Did they give you a diagnosis?

They said he's got
viral encephalitis.


I don't know, it's some
inflammation of the brain.

Can't the doctors do something?

Well, not if it's viral, no.

I'm afraid it's up to
Derrick's immune system.

And he has to be strong. And
we have to be strong for him.

I didn't want him
to die in that sickbay,

so I brought him here.
So he can be with us.

All of us.

Yeah, all of us.

Give me your hand, please.

I wish there was...

You know I prayed
for him, don't you?

I know. I prayed for him.

I know. I guess...

I guess that the one true God just
doesn't want him to live, right?

Anybody still hearing
that frakking song?


Maybe it stopped when we figured out who...
What we are.

Could have been
some kind of trigger?

To switch us on?

You know, after that Raider
scanned me with that red light,

damn thing just cut and ran.

They all did.

You think it recognized
you as a Cylon?

I don't know.

Maybe that's why it didn't shoot me.
More important, why didn't I shoot him?

Racetrack was right. You just
made a dumb nugget mistake.

Did I?

Maybe I was programmed
to leave my gun safeties on.

Those bastards can't program
me to help them. No way.

Boomer thought the same thing.

And then she shot the old man.

Boomer didn't know
what she was.

We do. That is
not gonna happen.


I don't know why I'm here.

Yes, I do.

I'm here because of the
things that we've shared

and the things that we've seen.

The visions in the opera house.

You went inside. You saw more than I did.
I thought that maybe you could help me.

Help you how?

I need to know about the other five.
The types we've never seen.

The ones that Baltar
calls the Final Five.

And you want to know if
Kara Thrace is one of them.


I've been programmed
never to think about them.

Well, your programming
isn't working,

because you're thinking
about them right now.

I try not to.

Trying not to is thinking about them.
How do you rationalize that?

All right, don't move.
Back off.

Don't leave, back off.

The five are close.


I can feel them.

What about this one?

It's a proto-planetary system.


Nothing but rocks.

No ringed gas giants
like you claim you saw.

I did see it, Lieutenant.

If you say so, sir.

And what are you
saying, Mr. Gaeta?

I'm not saying anything, sir.
I'm just following orders.

Well, I'm ordering
you to help me.

You're ordering me?

Mr. Gaeta, take a break.

With pleasure, sir.

Jump clock is running, Dee.
Take us out of here.

Yes, sir.

What's going on?

I see it on his face.

On all of their faces.
No one believes me.

You want people to believe you?

Find that star system.

It's a big waste of time.

Hey, we've only been at it a few hours.
Found maybe a dozen trinaries.

Baltar's calculations
took months.

It doesn't work like that.

How does it work, Kara?

It's a feeling.

An intuition. I didn't use NAV
fixes to get there and back.

When we were at that nebula,
it was so clear to me.

But every jump we take farther
away, the clarity fades.

If we keep jumping like this, I
won't be able to find our way back.

That'll be all.

All hands, prepare
for jump in ten...

The President's adamant.
...nine, eight...

We're gonna continue on the course
laid out by the Eye of Jupiter.

Five, four, three, two, jump.

We're going the wrong way.

If we keep jumping like this, I'm
gonna lose the feeling completely,

and never be able
to take us back.

What do you want me to do?

You want me to
go to Laura Roslin,

tell her, "Forget Pythia
and the Eye of Jupiter"

"because Kara has some feeling
about where Earth is"?


I can't.

I just left your ship.
There's not a scratch on it.

It's brand-new.

How do you explain that, Kara?

Look at me. Look at me.

I swear to the Gods,

it's me, Kara. I can do this.

You once said you loved
me like a daughter.

If you still do, you've
gotta trust me on this one.

I can't afford to.

They're waiting for me.

APOLLO.' No! No!

They're waiting for me.

APOLLO.' No! No!

What should I believe? Should I
believe my heart or my eyes?

They're waiting for me.

Well, you know where I stand.

I wanna believe her.
But the President's right.

It's exactly what the Cylons
would be counting on.

So I guess you're
not changing course.

For the time being, we
follow the President's lead.

She still staying
in your quarters?

Just till we find
a place to put her up

to finish the rest
of her diloxin treatment.

I want to thank you for
suiting up during the fight.

We needed everyone up there.

We still do.

I took those off
for the wrong reasons.

Then put them back on.

Baltar's trial may
have been the trigger,

but this is a feeling
I've been having for a while.

It's time for a change.
I need to move on.

I've had some feelers from the government.
There's a position opening up.

And I think I can make
a valuable contribution there.

Maybe even more
than in the cockpit.

Dad, what if Zak had come
back to us in that Viper?

If my brother had climbed
out of that cockpit?

Would it matter
if he were a Cylon?

If he always had been?

When all's said and done,

would that change how we
really feel about him?

Please, God.

I'm only asking you
this one last time.

Don't let this child die.

Has he sinned against you? He
can't have sinned against you.

He's not even had a life yet.

How can you take him and let me live?
After all I've clone.

Really, if you want someone
to suffer, take me.

We both know I deserve it.

I have been selfish and weak.
I have failed so many people.

And I have killed.

I'm not asking
for your forgiveness.

I'm just asking that you spare
the life of this innocent child.

Don't take him. Take me.
Take me, take me, please.

We were all very moved by
the way you prayed for Derrick.

Fat lot of good it did him. Unfortunately,
he's worse, if you hadn't realized.

Doesn't mean God
didn't hear you.

I'm sure he's looking after
Derrick's immortal soul.

Yes, I wish I shared your confidence
on that one. I really do.

But you have to keep the faith.

We all look to you
for guidance...

Well, you shouldn't,
should you?

I mean, you're just...

Well, you're very young.

What are we doing here exactly?

Thank you.

Mr. President.

Gaius, let's go.

We should get back, okay?

Good to see you again.

I'm sorry. I can't...

We met at the groundbreaking
ceremony on New Caprica.

I introduced you
to my son Kevin.

He told you he wanted to be
President when he grew up.

You told him that he could be
if he stuck to his schoolwork.

He's a redhead
little boy, isn't he?

About eight or nine years old?


Seven years old.
Seven? He's seven.

How is...

Kevin. Kevin. How is he?

He's dead.

Your police shot him.

Come on, Gaius,
let's get out of here.

Leave her alone!

Look at me! Leave her alone!

Look at me!

Scream. Come on, scream! I want to
see if anyone comes to help you.



I bet you begged the Cylons.
Why don't you beg for me?

Come on, beg!

Get up. Get on your knees.
Get up.

You asked God to take your
life instead of the boy's.

Did you mean it?


Do it. Take my life.



Please take my life.


You see? Gaius, I knew
God wouldn't desert you.

I felt his love course through me,
giving me the strength to smite them.

A little less smiting next time, unless
you want to be held up on murder charges.


You two, watch the door. Gaius.

Are you all right?

I cut myself shaving.


Well, you have to come. You
have to come and see Derrick.

Derrick? Derrick, oh, yes.

God answered your prayers.

You have to see. What?


Look at him.


And no trace of a fever.

It's a miracle.

No one took it down.

Not the old man. Not Lee.

Not even you, Sam.

You just got back, Kara.

We're all still trying
to get a handle on this.

You know, you gotta
cut people some slack.

Cut yourself some, too.

When I woke up orbiting Earth, I just
figured it was some crazy dream, but...

I went in following
a Heavy Raider.

I mean, maybe the Cylons
pulled me out of the soup

and captured me, brainwashed me on
Caprica, and they experimented on me.

I mean, did they
take pieces of me?

I mean, is it possible that they grew
me, another me, in a petri dish?

Or they embedded me
with the memories

or it with the memories,
or... I don't know.

No, hey, no. Kara,
no. Listen to me.

If you were a Cylon, then you've
been one from the beginning.

Like Boomer. Spend my entire
life thinking I'm one thing...

Yeah, and then you wake up one
day and discover you're another.

Still doesn't change
who you really are.

Still doesn't change the fact
that I love you, no matter what.

You are a better person
than I am, Sam,

because if I found out
that you were a Cylon,

I would put a bullet
between your eyes.

All hands, prepare for
jump in four, three, two, jump.

Damn it, they're still
going in the wrong direction.

One more jump and I'm gonna
lose my way altogether.

All right, we gotta find you a rack.
Okay, take it easy.

It's Roslin.

The old man's not gonna listen
to me as along as she's...

I gotta get to her.

No, you can't do that.

Is that a fact? Yeah.

No, no, wait!

What the hell
are you doing, Kara?

Where's the President, Sam?

Kara, come on.