BSG:The Next ChapterSeason3Episode8 . . Previously on Battlestar Galactica:
Athenian: "It has come to our attention that a ship you thought destroyed may have had a survivor. This happened during our battle with you at the Station. Telemetry later recovered in the wreckage showed a successful ejection from the fighter."
Mav: "True, it could be a trap, but it's our duty to pursue the possibility, no matter how slim..."
Mav: " 'Leave no one behind.' "
Nempec: "Very well..."
Nempec: "Mr. Shraga: Inform the Cylons of our departure. Prepare to jump the ship..."
Meanwhile on the Hangar Deck:
Bryant: "Killer ship!"
Bryant: "What's up with those black toasters? I thought we were fighting THEM?"
Topsy: "If you weren't sleeping during the briefing, maybe you'd know!"
Kuo: "The Athenians aren't actually Cylons. The people who survived the Cylon attack here in the Colonies built those robots, and transferred their consciousness into them."
Kuo: "The Cylons were built by man, and became homicidal, fighting two wars against the humans. The first was a draw, the second pretty much killed everybody."
Kuo: "Our ancestors, on this ship, traveled across the galaxy, and finally found Earth, our home, and settled there."
Crewman: "Oh, I get it, that's why the Galactica was found in the asteroid belt."
Kuo: "Exactly. They had planned to have the fleet of ships fly themselves into the sun, but Galactica didn't make it. Lucky for us, right?"
Bryant: "But why aren't the Cylons trying to kill us?"
Kuo: "That's where it starts to get complicated, Aidan. Some of the Cylons switched sides, and teamed up with the human fleet."
Kuo: "After they got to Earth, they were allowed to take that Baseship, and explore the galaxy on their own. The surviving skin-job Cylons stayed on Earth. That's why all of us are a little of both. Get it?"
Topsy: "Then the Cylons showed up about a year after we found the Galactica, not too long after we moved on board. That was freaky?!"
Kuo: "They convinced us it was a good idea to come back here to the Colonies. To see where we came from."
Crewman: "Now what about those toaster we found on Kobol? And the one that was going around killing people a few weeks ago, the one that almost got you, Topsy?"
Kuo: "Oh, those were still the nasty ones, before the human/Cylon alliance. They were stuck there in hibernation all those years, just waiting to attack."
Kuo: "As far as the friends we made last year at the Christmas party...Well, we're not exactly sure what they're up to. Rumor has it they may have Strummer! But don't tell anyone where you heard that, eh?"
Kuo: "In fact, if you want to know the truth, things are probably about to get PRETTY ugly around here..."
Shraga: "Sir, we've input the coordinates from the Athenians, and they've been confirmed."
Nempec: "Start the clock."
Shraga: "Yes, Sir. All hands, set Condition One throughout the ship! Prepare to jump on my mark..."
Shraga: "Jump complete, Sir."
Nempec: "Helm-Bring us about."
Helm: "Aye, Sir."
Shraga: "Multiple DRADIS contacts, Sir!"
To be continued...