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Battlestar Galactica: Season 2 (2005-2006)

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Critic Consensus: In its second season, Battlestar Galatica doubles down on the series' high-minded themes and satisfyingly complex storylines.

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In the second season of Battlestar Galactica, the Cylons continue their relentless campaign of annihilation. Their Cylon human copies wreak havoc for our intrepid heroes who struggle with internal political struggles while battling the Cylons. Starbuck (Katee Sackhoff) and Helo (Tahmoh Penikett) get separated on Caprica when Starbuck goes on a dangerous mission for President Roslin (Mary McDonnell). Apollo (Jamie Bamber) leads a rescue mission to Kobol. A surviving battlestar is discovered and trouble ensues while people vie for command of the growing fleet and the ragtag band of survivors. Lucy Lawless ("Xena: The Warrier Princess") joins as D'Anna Biers and Dean Stockwell ("Quantum Leap") as John Cavil. Notable guest stars include Michelle Forbes ("Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "The Killing") and Dana Delaney ("China Beach" and "Body of Proof").

Cast

Edward James Olmos
as Adm. William Adama, Cdr. William Adama
Mary McDonnell
as Laura Roslin, President Laura Roslin
Jamie Bamber
as Capt. Lee `Apollo' Adama, Captain Lee 'Apollo' Adama
Katee Sackhoff
as Lieutenant Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace, Lt. Kara `Starbuck' Thrace
James Callis
as Dr. Gaius Baltar
Tricia Helfer
as Number 6, Number Six
Richard Hatch
as Tom Zarek
Michelle Forbes
as Admiral Helena Cain
Grace Park
as Lt. Sharon Valerii, Lt. Sharon `Boomer' Valerii
Aaron Douglas
as CPO Galen Tyrol
Tahmoh Penikett
as Capt. Karl 'Helo' Agathon, Lt. Karl `Helo' Agathon
Lucy Lawless
as D'Anna Biers
Alessandro Juliani
as Lt. Felix Gaeta
Kandyse McClure
as Lt. Anastasia 'Dee' Dualla, Petty Officer Anastasia `Dee' Dualla
Dean Stockwell
as Brother Cavil
Donnelly Rhodes
as Dr. Cottle
Paul Campbell VIII
as Billy Kiekeya
Dana Delany
as Sesha Abinell
Michael Trucco
as Sam Anders
Nicki Clyne
as Crewman Specialist Cally
Leah Cairns
as Lt. Margaret `Racetrack' Edmonson
Richard Hatch
as Tom Zarek
Luciana Carro
as Lt. Louanne `Kat' Katraine
Bodie Olmos
as Brendan `Hot Dog' Costanza
Michael Trucco
as Samuel Anders
Kate Vernon
as Ellen Tigh
Sam Witwer
as 'Crashdown', `Crashdown'
Graham Beckel
as Col. Jack Fisk
Michelle Forbes
as Adm. Helena Cain, Admiral Helena Cain
Chris Shields
as Cpl. Venner
Kerry Norton
as Paramedic Layne Ishay
Alisen Down
as Jean Barolay
Lorena Gale
as Priest Elosha
Patricia Idlette
as Sarah Porter
Dean Stockwell
as Brother Cavil
Christian Tessier
as Tucker `Duck' Clellan
Vincent Gale
as Chief Peter Laird
Lucy Lawless
as D'Anna Biers
Rekha Sharma
as Tory Foster
Peter-John Prinsloo
as Lt. Mei `Freaker' Firelli
Ty Olsson
as LSO Capt. Aaron Kelly
Matthew Bennett
as Aaron Doral
Alonso Oyarzun
as Crewman Specialist Socinus
Tamara Lashley
as Sue-Shaun
David Kaye
as James McManus
Jeremy Guilbaut
as Lt. Joe `Hammerhead' Palladino
Kurt Evans
as Paramedic Howard Kim
Christina Schild
as Playa Palacios
John Pyper-Ferguson
as Capt. Cole `Stinger' Taylor
Kavan Smith
as Lt. Richard `Buster' Baier
Malcolm Stewart
as Marshall Bagot
Sebastian Spence
as Noel `Narcho' Allison
John Heard
as Cdr. Barry Garner
James Bell
as Lt. Steve `Red Devil' Fleer
Colm Feore
as President Adar
Dana Delany
as Sesha Abinell
Sean Dorry
as Ens. Joseph `JoJo' Clark
Bill Duke
as Phelan
Paul Perri
as Royan Jahee
Christopher Jacot
as Ens. Brent `BB' Baxton
Ben Ayres
as Lt. George `Catman' Birch
Fulvio Cecere
as Lt. Alastair Thorne
Erica Carroll
as Civilian
James Ashcroft
as Security Officer
Tammy Hui
as ECO Lyla `Shark' Ellway
Georgia Hacche
as Petty Officer Sian
Biski Gugushe
as Sekou Hamilton
Garvin Cross
as Collishaw
Derek Delost
as Crewman Specialist Vireem
Holly Dignard
as Asha Janik
Colin Lawrence
as Hamish `Skulls' McCall
Don Thompson
as Spec. 3rd Class Anthony Figurski
Tim Henry
as Doctor
Aaron Pearl
as Ens. Abel Thornton
Heather Doerksen
as Marine with a Sandwich
Mike Dopud
as Crewman Specialist Gage
Gustavo Febres
as Herbalist
Adrian Hughes
as Lt. Terry `Gunny' Burrell
Kevan Kase
as Pvt. Scott Kelso
Amber Rothwell
as Rya Kibby
Brad Loree
as Bonnington
Kurt Max Runte
as Ens. Charles Bellamy
Michael Ryan
as Ray Abinell
Michael Ryan
as Ray Abinell
David Richmond-Peck
as Naylin Stans
James Upton
as Environmental Specialist
Linnea Sharples
as Lt. Emmitt `Sweetness' Jones
Yee Jee Tso
as Staffer
Michael Jonsson
as Pegasus Guard No. 1
Brad Mann
as Pegasus Marine
Raahul Singh
as Kimmitt
John Mann
as Linden
Nicholas Treeshin
as Sgt. Watkins
Kimani Ray Smith
as Pegasus Sergeant
Aleks Paunovic
as Marine Sgt. Fischer
Stefanie von Pfetten
as Capt. Marcia `Showboat' Case
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Critic Reviews for Battlestar Galactica: Season 2

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

The two parter that ends the season, "Lay Down Your Burdens" satisfactorily concludes the political campaign that had served as an undercurrent to the season, and the last act of the finale is a jaw-dropper.

September 17, 2019 | Full Review…

[Ronald] Moore does a great job keeping the story moving from episode to episode, utilizing both capsulated plots and compelling season-long storylines.

January 22, 2020 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Season Two tightens the dramatic screws further.

September 17, 2019 | Full Review…

"Battlestar Galactica" has established itself not only as better than the original, but maybe as one of the best shows on television.

January 2, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

It's astonishing how confident Moore and the Battlestar writers are. They clearly know they have many more stories to tell, so dropping dozens of revelations into the last few minutes of the season... is no problem.

July 31, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Now, Roslin gets downright cutthroat over her man.

March 8, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Battlestar Galactica: Season 2

EdK.

Super Reviewer

½

Sci-Fi Channel's re-imagined Battlestar Galactica delivers an amazing second season that's extraordinarily compelling and incredibly daring. After surviving an assassination attempt Commander Adama struggles to reunite the fleet, which faces new threats when they cross paths with the Battlestar Pegasus, commanded by the war-mad Admiral Cain, and a divisive presidential election that will determine the future of the 12 Colonies; meanwhile Starbuck makes contact with a human resistance on Caprica and works on developing a rescue mission. The cast delivers some truly outstanding performances; especially Edward James Olmos and Grace Park. And several impressive guest stars make appearances, including Michelle Forbes, Lucy Lawless, Bill Duke, and Dean Stockwell. Additionally, the writers do a remarkable job at building multi-episode story arcs and at following ongoing plot threats. And the directors maintain a consistently gritty and intense look and feel. Taking on some of the most controversial political and social issues of the day, Battlestar Galactica's second season is a riveting and thought-provoking sci-fi drama.

DannM.

Super Reviewer

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