Battlestar Galactica: The Wildly Varied Career Of Lee "Apollo" Adama

15. Battlestar Galactica CAG (The Miniseries)

Battlestar Galactica Starbuck Apollo

After returning to the Galactica, Apollo finds that though relatively inexperienced, he is the senior surviving pilot aboard the Galactica, and is thus appointed to the position of CAG (Commander, Air Group). In this role, he oversees the Battlestar’s Air Wing pilots and operations.

He serves in this role until the middle of Season Two, but one of his most difficult tests comes in the very first regular episode of the series, entitled 33. A human vessel reported to have 1,345 souls on board is compromised, and there is suspicion that it has fallen under Cylon control and is threatening the entire Fleet. Though this cannot be confirmed, it falls to Apollo and Starbuck to fire the weapons that destroy the ship.

These actions go on to haunt Lee as he goes on in his role as CAG.


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