Battlestar Galactica 2.10 Pegasus (2005-09-23)
In the episode, the human fleet encounters the Battlestar Pegasus, commanded by Admiral Helena Cain. She assumes command of the fleet. Gaius Baltar discovers that Pegasus crew members have been raping and torturing a Cylon prisoner. Cain sentences Helo and Chief Galen Tyrol to death after they accidentally kill a Pegasus officer who was preparing to rape Sharon. In response, Commander William Adama orders Vipers to escort Marines to Pegasus.
I kept thinking throughout the episode that I knew the actress who played the Admiral from somewhere else. Turns out, the actress was Michelle Forbes who played Ro Laren on Star Trek – The Next Generation.
She’s a great actor and really delivers on the tough as nails commander. This episode is compelling viewing as it puts two personalities and command styles against each other. It ends in an unexpected mid-series cliff-hanger.
This was nominated for the 2006 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form but did not win. It received critical acclaim.