Water (Battlestar Galactica)

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Battlestar Galactica episode
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One of Galactica's water tanks spews water
Episode no. Season 1
Episode 2
Directed by Marita Grabiak
Written by Ronald D. Moore
Original air date UK: October 25, 2004
US: January 14, 2005
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"Water" is the second episode of season 1 of the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica television series.


As President Laura Roslin makes a ceremonial visit to the Galactica, several explosions occur in the battlestar's potable water tanks, venting the bulk of its vital water stores into space. Shortly before the explosions, Boomer, a Cylon sleeper agent with no conscious awareness of her status, comes to consciousness in an equipment room, soaking wet, with a bag of explosives at her feet. She and her lover, Chief Galen Tyrol, who believes Boomer is being framed, suppress evidence suggesting her involvement as the sabotage is investigated. Adama concludes there is at least one humanoid Cylon aboard the Galactica.

As the Galactica desperately searches for replacement water supplies, Boomer's Raptor detects water on a nearby world. She initially fails to recognize the sensor reports, but regains control, reports the discovery of water, and discovers another explosive device aboard her ship.

Adama and President Roslin direct Dr. Baltar to complete the development of a system to identify humanoid Cylons; Adama assigns Lt. Felix Gaeta to assist him. Roslin appoints Lee Adama to be her special military liaison and advisor.

On Caprica, Helo and the second humanoid Cylon in Boomer's form pick up a Colonial signal from a nearby city, suggesting that there may be other survivors on the planet.

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