BSG 2.15 Scar

Battlestar Galactica 2.15 Scar (2006-02-03)

 

Viper pilots Starbuck and Kat form a rivalry over which of them will destroy Scar, a feared Cylon Raider. Tormented by her feelings for Sam Anders, Starbuck nearly allows Scar to kill her in a game of chicken. In the end, she swerves and lures Scar to Kat, who destroys Scar.


Essentially a gender swap of the competitive A-type fighter pilots taking on an enemy. It works because of the tension, action and dogfights. The problem is that in order to achieve this, two experienced pilots have to act in ways that are very unprofessional an under any other circumstances would get them grounded.