The Worst Episodes of Battlestar Galactica: When the Cylons Won the Battle.

Attention all Battlestar Galactica fans! As a die-hard lover of this epic sci-fi series, I have to admit that not every episode is a winner. In fact, some of them are downright cringe-worthy. But fear not, fellow enthusiasts, as I have bravely re-watched the entire series to bring you this list of the worst episodes. So sit back, grab some popcorn, and join me as we relive the moments that made us want to jump out an airlock. Don’t worry, I promise to be gentle. Or at least as gentle as a Cylon invasion.
Black Market

Black Market

Season 2 – Episode 14

Air Date: 2006-01-27

Pegasus’ new commander Fisk is murdered by black marketeers, and Lee is charged with solving the crime. Roslin seeks to stamp out the black market by introducing new trade regulations.

Scar

Scar

Season 2 – Episode 15

Air Date: 2006-02-03

A crazed Cylon Raider attacks the Colonial fleet in a series of hit-and-run attacks. Overworked Viper pilots must defend a mining operation from this Raider that they nickname “Scar.”

The Woman King

The Woman King

Season 3 – Episode 14

Air Date: 2007-02-11

The Sagittarons allege that a doctor is discriminating against them. As Helo investigates, he becomes concerned that the doctor may even be murdering patients. Meanwhile, Athena unwittingly brings Hera to the doctor for treatment.

Sacrifice

Sacrifice

Season 2 – Episode 16

Air Date: 2006-02-10

A woman takes hostages on Cloud Nine and demands that Adama turn over Sharon in order to avenge her husband’s death at the hands of the Cylons.

A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

Season 3 – Episode 15

Air Date: 2007-02-18

Chief Tyrol and his wife Cally become trapped in a malfunctioning airlock. Adama remembers his late wife Carolanne as he marks his wedding anniversary. His relationship with President Roslin continues to become more friendly and personal.

Hero

Hero

Season 3 – Episode 8

Air Date: 2006-11-17

A figure from Adama’s past returns to haunt him. His return raises questions about why the Cylons launched their initial attack against the Twelve Colonies.

Unfinished Business

Unfinished Business

Season 3 – Episode 9

Air Date: 2006-12-01

Adama stages a boxing tournament on the Galactica to help the crew relax. The competitive atmosphere sets off a brutal match between Kara and Lee. Flashbacks from New Caprica reveal the origin and nature of their dispute.

The Passage

The Passage

Season 3 – Episode 10

Air Date: 2006-12-08

The Colonial fleet faces starvation when the food-processing machines are contaminated. Kat plays a vital role in the success or failure of the “Passage” through space.

Epiphanies

Epiphanies

Season 2 – Episode 13

Air Date: 2006-01-20

As President Roslin nears death, Dr. Gaius Baltar must be groomed for the worst case scenario. Roslin orders the death of Sharon’s unborn child. A sabotaged Viper leads to an investigation that uncovers a movement of people seeking peace with the Cylons.

The Captain's Hand

The Captain’s Hand

Season 2 – Episode 17

Air Date: 2006-02-17

Apollo assists in the search for a missing Raptor team as the new commander of the Pegasus grows increasingly unstable.

The Ties That Bind

The Ties That Bind

Season 4 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2008-04-18

Kara Thrace seeks her own path in the search for Earth while the Cylons face the threat of sentient Centurions. A member of Galactica’s crew learns a dark secret about a loved one.

Deadlock

Deadlock

Season 4 – Episode 16

Air Date: 2009-02-20

Ellen escapes from Cavil only to face a momentous choice regarding the 13th Tribe and the Final Five Cylons.

Bastille Day

Bastille Day

Season 1 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2004-11-01

The fleet has found a source of water, but who will take on the difficult and dangerous job of mining it from the icy planet? Commander Adama and President Roslin send Lee to the Astral Queen, a prisoner transport ship, with an offer for its inmates: Volunteer for this mission and earn “freedom points”.

Litmus

Litmus

Season 1 – Episode 6

Air Date: 2004-11-22

When a new copy of Doral, a Cylon who had been previously exposed while serving as the Galactica’s public-relations officer, sneaks aboard and blows himself up, killing three people, Commander Adama and President Roslin must finally make public the terrifying secret known only to a select few: Cylons now look like humans.

Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down

Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down

Season 1 – Episode 9

Air Date: 2004-12-13

President Roslin’s fears that Commander Adama is a Cylon are stoked when she learns he’s making secret wireless calls to other ships. Then, to make things worse, a single Cylon raider appears near the Galactica and begins acting strangely after being damaged in battle.

A Measure of Salvation

A Measure of Salvation

Season 3 – Episode 7

Air Date: 2006-11-10

Apollo formulates a plan that threatens the very existence of the Cylon culture. Adama and Roslin must decide whether to follow through on the plan to use a biological weapon against the Cylons. D’Anna Biers (Number Three) believes Baltar knows who created the virus that infected and disabled the Cylon baseship. She is willing to take extreme measures to learn the truth.

Taking a Break from All Your Worries

Taking a Break from All Your Worries

Season 3 – Episode 13

Air Date: 2007-01-28

Now on board Galactica, Baltar faces charges of treason. He contemplates suicide with the help of Number Six. Questions remain about his true identity. Is he a Cylon or isn’t he? Apollo shows off the new drinking establishment on Galactica, Joe’s Bar, to Tyrol. Apollo thinks about Kara and wonders whether his marriage to Dee is worth saving.

The Son Also Rises

The Son Also Rises

Season 3 – Episode 18

Air Date: 2007-03-11

When Baltar’s representatives face assassination attempts, Adama asks Lee to protect Baltar’s lawyer. After taking on the assignment, Lee seeks to play an active role in Baltar’s defense.

The Road Less Traveled

The Road Less Traveled

Season 4 – Episode 5

Air Date: 2008-05-02

Specialist Tyrol continues to sink into despair after his recent loss. He becomes curious about Gaius Baltar’s sermons and the following he has attracted. The crew of the Demetrius grow concerned about Kara’s mental stability as an old enemy arrives with a tempting offer.

Water

Water

Season 1 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2004-10-25

Lt. Sharon Valerii wakes up soaking wet in the tool room with an explosive charge in her duffel bag. Shortly afterward, a mysterious explosion destroys all the port-side water tanks on Galactica, creating a crisis for the entire fleet. Sharon can’t remember a thing, but all the evidence points to her as a saboteur. She confesses her concern to Chief Tyrol, but he can’t believe she’s responsible.