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Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance

Battlestar Galactica

"The Resistance"


Written by Bradley Thompson and David Weddle

Directed by Wayne Rose

Original streaming date: September 5 - October 5, 2006


A resistance forms to the Cylon occupation of New Caprica.


Read the summary of all the webisodes at the Battlestar Wiki


Notes from the BSG chronology


The beginning episode starts on the 67th day of Cylon occupation, so 67 days after the arrival of the Cylons at the end of "Lay Down Your Burdens" Part 2.


Didja Know?


"The Resistance" is made up of ten 2-3 minute webisodes which ran twice a week during the five weeks before the premiere of Season Three of the TV series. The original title of this story was "Crossroads", but was changed to "The Resistance". The titles are confusing in many ways, as the last two episodes of Season Three were titled "Crossroads" Parts 1 and 2 and there was an episode in Season Two titled "Resistance".


Characters appearing or mentioned in this episode



Chief Tyrol

Colonel Tigh



Nicholas Steven Tyrol

Nora Farmer (Duck's wife, dies in this episode)

Charlie Longo (mentioned only, deceased)

Sister Tivenan
Jean Barolay

Brother Cavil (mentioned only, deceased)

Number Five

Sam Anders (mentioned only) 


Didja Notice?


Through the course of this episode, we see that in their time on New Caprica, Tyrol and Cally have married and now have a baby son, Nicholas Steven Tyrol.


During Jammer's interrogation by Number Five, the level of juice in the bottle provided by Number Five to Jammer keeps changing from shot to shot.


When Jammer is released from his interrogation at the New Caprica Detention Center, Tyrol is waiting for him outside, saying that Boomer told him. Is he referring to the resurrected Boomer and is she, therefore, one of the Cylons present on New Caprica for the occupation? Later episodes of Season Three show that Boomer is, indeed, present as part of the Cylon occupying force.


Barolay tells Tigh, Tyrol, and Jammer that Anders has found them a source of ammonium nitrate. Ammonium nitrate is mostly used as an agricultural fertilizer, but is also highly explosive in combination with other explosive chemicals.


Memorable Dialog

throw in some poetic crap.mp3

bawling like a little girl.mp3
we don't need any crybabies.mp3

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