Oct 27, 2006
Season 3 Episode 5
In the wake of the human exodus from New Caprica, there are many scores left to be settled. Without Laura (Mary McDonnell) or Adama's (Edward James Olmos) knowledge, a secret jury has been formed aboard Galactica. Made up of Tigh (Michael Hogan), Tyrol (Aaron Douglas), Anders (Michael Trucco) and other members of the resistance, its role is to pass judgment on those who collaborated with the Cylons. There are no lawyers or argument, and a guilty verdict means death. At the same time, the Cylons have their own jury assembled to determine the fate of Baltar (James Callis), with the vote hanging on a reluctant Number Six (Tricia Helfer). With all this in motion, Laura and Tom Zarek (Richard Hatch) strike a deal for her to return as president while Zarek stays on as vice-president. Laura is at first shocked when Zarek admits he set up the secret jury to deal with collaborators. His logic, however, is undeniable: better to deal with this now his way, the quick and dirty way, than to have long trials that could divide the fleet and leave Laura with blood on her hands. But can a quick and dirty "trial" justly decide the fate of people like Jammer (Dominic Zamprogna), who joined the Cylon-organized police force and took part in raids, but also saved Cally (Nicki Clyne) from execution? And how will the jury treat Gaeta (Alessandro Juliani), who served under a duplicitous Baltar but, unbeknownst to any of them, was the source of all the leaked information that allowed the insurgency to operate against the Cylons?