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Battlestar Galactica Episode List -Viewing Order

Updated on September 20, 2013

Battlestar Galactica Viewing Guide

I created the following list to help navigate Battlestar Galactica for those who find themselves asking "What is the viewing order of the Battlestar Galactica series and miniseries?" and truly want the best order for all the movies and webisodes that have been created for this series.

You will find links to each season/movie(Netflix)-(Wikipedia) as well as a short description, i have also provided links to purchase the seasons and have directly linked the webisodes available on Hulu.

What are you waiting for get your Frakken Frak watching this show now!

WARNING: This Guide contains descriptions of EVERY episode and therefore may contain *SPOILERS*, proceed through the guide as needed.

Battlestar Galactica Series Trailer - TRAILER

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Battlestar Galactica - Miniseries

Miniseries Episode List - Viewing Order

Miniseries - "Part 1"The decommissioning of the Battlestar Galactica is interrupted by a surprise attack on the Twelve Colonies by the Cylons.Watch Here

Miniseries - "Part 2"Recently sworn in as the new Colonial President, Laura Roslin manages to gather up all surviving elements of humanity into a "rag-tag fugitive fleet" and seeks the protection of the Galactica. Faced with the reality of being hopelessly outgunned and outnumbered, Adama decides to escape with the civilian craft and seek out a new home for humanity - a mythical planet of fellow humans somewhere in the galaxy known only as "Earth."Watch Here

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Battlestar Galactica - Season 1

Season 1 Episode List - Viewing Order

Watch Season 1 Here


S01E01 - "33" Following the exodus of humans from the Colonies, the fleet is attacked by the Cylons every 33 minutes as the survivors cope with their losses, compounded by their lack of sleep.

S01E02 - "Water" An explosion onboard Galactica forces an emergency search for water.

S01E03 - "Bastille" As water riots break out in the fleet, Apollo tries to convince prisoners aboard the Astral Queen to help with collecting the water; however, the appearance of a famous terrorist complicates his plans.

S01E04 - "Act of Contrition" An accident on the hangar deck forces Starbuck to begin training new pilots, bringing back old memories of her training of Zak Adama.

S01E05 - "You Can't Go Home Again" As Starbuck attempts to escape the barren moon she has been stranded on, Adama and Apollo risk everything to find her, putting them at odds with Tigh and Roslin.

S01E06 - "Litmus" A Cylon suicide bomber prompts Adama to form an independent tribunal to investigate the Cylon threat in the fleet.

S01E07 - "Six Degrees of Separation"Baltar comes under investigation when Number Six appears in real life, accusing Baltar of helping the Cylons achieve the genocide of humanity and destruction of the Colonies.

S01E08 - "Flesh and Bone"Starbuck interrogates a captured Cylon as Roslin begins to have strange visions of the same Cylon.

S01E09 - "Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down"As Roslin investigates the possibility of Adama being a Cylon, Tigh receives a visitor from the past.

S01E10 - "The Hand of God" With the fleet running desperately low on fuel, the crew of the Galactica begin to plan an ambitious operation to capture a heavily guarded Cylon-controlled tylium asteroid.

S01E11 - "Colonial Day "To celebrate the anniversary of the Articles of Colonization, Roslin reconstitutes the Quorum of Twelve; however, the election of Tom Zarek to the Quorum creates a political crisis for Roslin.

S01E12 - "Kobol's Last Gleaming (Part 1)"The discovery of the lost birthplace of humanity causes a split between Roslin and Adama.

S01E13 - "Kobol's Last Gleaming (Part 2)"The political crisis between Roslin and Adama forces Apollo to make a difficult decision, as Starbuck returns to Caprica on a mission for Roslin.

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Battlestar Galactica - Season 2

Season 2 Episode List - Viewing Order

Watch Season 2 Here


S02E01 - "Scattered"With Adama in sickbay, Tigh is forced to take command of Galactica, but is quickly plunged into a crisis when the fleet and Galactica jump to separate locations.

S02E02 - "Valley of Darkness"A Cylon boarding party wreaks havoc throughout the ship, while the stranded crewmen on Kobol struggle to stay alive.

S02E03 - "Fragged"Tigh, overwhelmed by the responsibilities of command, deals with the growing political tension throughout the fleet.

S02E04 - "Resistance"Tigh's imposition of martial law sparks protests in the fleet. Meanwhile, Starbuck and Helo discover additional survivors on Caprica.

S02E05 - "The Farm"Adama reassumes command. Part of the fleet jumps with Roslin back to Kobol. Starbuck, Helo, and the Cylon Boomer leave Caprica.

S02E06 - "Home (Part 1)"With Starbuck's return, Roslin begins her quest to find the Tomb of Athena, while Adama struggles to replace crewmen lost to Roslin's mutiny.

S02E07 - "Home (Part 2)"Roslin and her followers continue their search for the Tomb of Athena on Kobol as Adama travels there to reunite the fleet.

S02E08 - "Final Cut"An ambitious journalist in the fleet is given unlimited access to Galactica and her crew.

S02E09 - "Flight of the Phoenix"Galactica's crew fights to contain a Cylon computer virus spreading throughout the ship while Tyrol launches a project to build a new fighter.

S02E10 - "Pegasus"With the arrival of the Battlestar Pegasus, the fleet is exuberant. However, Adama soon worries about Admiral Cain, Pegasus's commanding officer and Adama's superior, in command of the fleet.

S02E11 - "Resurrection Ship (Part 1)"The conflict between Galactica and Pegasus is put on hold with the discovery of a vital Cylon ship.

S02E12 - "Resurrection Ship (Part 2)"The battle to destroy the Resurrection Ship begins as both Adama and Cain make plans to seize complete command of the military.

S02E13 - "Epiphanies"Roslin lies on her deathbed, recalling her last day on Caprica with startling revelations. Meanwhile a group of sympathizers want to make peace with the Cylons.

S02E14 - "Black Market"The death of a senior Colonial officer prompts Apollo to lead an investigation into the rampant black market in the fleet.

S02E15 - "Scar"Starbuck's mental state is in question as Galactica's fighters are hunted by a veteran Cylon raider known as "Scar".

S02E16 - "Sacrifice"Terrorists take hostages aboard Cloud 9, demanding the handover of the Cylon onboard Galactica.

S02E17 - "The Captain's Hand"Apollo and Starbuck struggle with the overbearing new commander of Pegasus as Roslin makes a decision on a very hot political issue following the arrival of a stowaway on Galactica.

  • Razor - TV Movie

  • *Optional

  • Chronologically this movie belongs here but it may also be watched after season 3.

  • Watch The Razor Here


S02E18 - "Downloaded"Roslin and Adama struggle to decide what to do with the Cylon/Human hybrid as Sharon goes into labor. Meanwhile, Caprica-Six and Boomer are downloaded and reborn on Caprica.

S02E19 - "Lay Down Your Burdens (Part 1)"With the presidential elections weeks away, a new discovery could turn the entire election around. Meanwhile, Starbuck leads a team back to Caprica to rescue the resistance fighters.

S02E20 - "Lay Down Your Burdens (Part 2)"With the elections underway, Starbuck returns from her mission along with a Cylon who delivers an unexpected message to Adama and Roslin.

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Battlestar Galactica - The Resistance

The 10 episode web-based(Webisode) series.

Webisodes - "The Resistance"

The following videos are all available on Hulu and have been arranged chronologically.

These webisodes were created to help tie together seasons 2 and 3.

  • *Total Viewing time 25 Mins


Webisode 1 - Hulu - Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance: Webisode 1It is the 67th day of the occupation of New Caprica. Tyrol and Tigh have organized a resistance movement, but recruiting new soldiers and storing weapons is becoming dangerous and difficult. Meanwhile, Jammer, Duck, and his wife Nora discuss the Cylon-run and human-staffed New Caprica Police.

Webisode 2 - Hulu - Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance: Webisode 2Duck upsets Tyrol by rejecting an offer to join the resistance due to his focus on starting a family. Later, Jean Barolay and Tigh agree to hide weapons in the city's temple, a move that disturbs Jammer.

Webisode 3 - Hulu - Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance: Webisode 3While the resistance secretly hides weapons inside the temple, Nora asks the gods for a child and is pleased when Duck tells her of his rejection of Tyrol's offer to join the resistance.

Webisode 4 - Hulu - Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance: Webisode 4Cally and Nora are visiting the temple when Cylons arrive at the temple, presumably to look for the weapons hidden there by the resistance, and open fire after being met with resistance by civilians in the temple. Cally falls to the ground with her child, but Nora is shot and killed.

Webisode 5 - Hulu - Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance: Webisode 5Duck, visibly distraught over his wife's death, is visited by Tyrol and Jammer. When Tyrol tells him that the Cylons attacked the temple because the resistance had hidden weapons there, Duck angrily tells them to leave.

Webisode 6 - Hulu - Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance: Webisode 6Tigh and Barolay discuss how the attack at the temple has increased the support of the human population for the resistance and given them hundreds of new recruits, benefits that Jammer does not believe were worth the lives of the ten people killed at the temple.

Webisode 7 - Hulu - Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance: Webisode 7When Jammer is captured by the Cylons, Tigh worries that he will sell out the resistance, a view that is not shared by Tyrol. In the New Caprica Detention Center, Jammer is visited by a Number Five, who wishes to discuss the events at the temple.

Webisode 8 - Hulu - Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance: Webisode 8When Number Five offers Jammer the chance to become an informant on the resistance, saying that it will save lives and work towards peace between Cylons and humans, Jammer balks at the proposition. However, Number Five gives Jammer a keycard to access the detention center should he change his mind.

Webisode 9 - Hulu - Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance: Webisode 9While Duck begins to clean up his tent and breaks down in mourning over his wife, Tyrol greets Jammer as he is released from detention. When asked about what the Cylons questioned him about, Jammer only responds that he did not tell the Cylons anything about the resistance.

Webisode 10 - Hulu - Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance: Webisode 10Tyrol is informed by Duck that he has joined the New Caprica Police in order to gather information for the resistance. Meanwhile, Tigh and Jean Barolay discuss their plan to produce explosives in the grain silo, located across from the hospital. When Tigh seems unconcerned about the potential for civilian casualties, Jammer leaves the room and joins Duck outside. Once Duck has left, Jammer reaches into his pocket and looks at the keycard Number Five gave him.

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Battlestar Galactica - Season 3

Season 3 Episode List - Viewing Order

Watch Season 3 Here


S03E01 - "Occupation"Four months into the Cylon occupation of New Caprica, the resistance continues to attack both Cylons and collaborators. Meanwhile, Adama and Apollo argue over the plan to rescue the colonists.

S03E02 - "Precipice"The morality of suicide bombings is debated among the resistance leaders as the Cylons enact harsh measures on the civilian population in an effort to quell the growing insurgency.

S03E03 - "Exodus (Part 1)"Both the resistance fighters on New Caprica and those within the fleet make final preparations for the evacuation of the planet, while Number Three has strange dreams which lead her to a human oracle.

S03E04 - "Exodus (Part 2)"With the return of the Galactica, the insurgents on New Caprica begin an all-out uprising in an attempt to evacuate the stranded colonists.

S03E05 - "Collaborators"The Circle, a secret tribunal onboard Galactica, decides the fate of Colonials who collaborated with the Cylons during the occupation of New Caprica.

S03E06 - "Torn"As Starbuck and Tigh seed discontent among Galactica's crew, Baltar attempts to help the Cylons deal with a virus spreading among their race.

S03E07 - "A Measure of Salvation"With the discovery of a dying Cylon Basestar, Adama and Roslin debate the morality of deploying a biological weapon against the Cylons with the intention of eradicating them.

S03E08 - "Hero"Adama confronts one of the darkest moments of his career when "Bulldog" Novacek, a pilot who was thought to have died years ago during a secret mission, escapes the Cylons and arrives on Galactica.

S03E09 - "Unfinished Business"In order to ease tensions among the crew, Galactica holds boxing matches between various crew members, while flashbacks detail Apollo and Starbuck's falling out on New Caprica.

S03E10 - "The Passage"When the fleet's food supply is contaminated, Galactica's pilots must lead the ships through a hazardous star cluster. Meanwhile, Kat must suddenly confront a dark secret from her past.

S03E11 - "The Eye of Jupiter"While collecting algae on a barren planet to use as food, Tyrol discovers the Temple of Five, built by the thirteenth tribe. However, a tense standoff ensues when the Cylons arrive looking for the temple.

S03E12 - "Rapture"The human-Cylon standoff over the mysterious Eye of Jupiter has reached a breaking point. On the algae planet, D'Anna, Baltar, Brother Cavil, and a team of Centurions prepare to assault the Temple of Five, where the Eye supposedly lies hidden.

S03E13 - "Taking a Break from All Your Worries"Baltar is interrogated aboard Galactica, while a makeshift bar called "Joe's" in the hangar deck becomes popular and the relationship problems of Apollo, Dualla, Starbuck and Anders unfold.

S03E14 - "The Woman King"Helo investigates a doctor tending to civilian refugees that may be harming Sagittaron patients.

S03E15 - "A Day in the Life"Cally and Tyrol are trapped in an area with a dangerous hull breach; Adama struggles with troubling memories of his wife on their anniversary.

S03E16 - "Dirty Hands"After an accident nearly kills President Roslin, Tyrol defies Adama to demand safer working conditions throughout the fleet - and makes himself the rallying point for a strike.

S03E17 - "Maelstrom"Starbuck's past comes back to haunt her when Adama has doubts about her fitness for duty.

S03E18 - "The Son Also Rises"When Baltar's representatives face assassination attempts, Adama asks Apollo to protect Baltar's lawyer.

S03E19 - "Crossroads (Part 1)"Tensions mount as Baltar's trial begins. Caprica Six stirs memories of Colonel Tigh's wife.

S03E20 - "Crossroads (Part 2)"Gaius Baltar's trial concludes. The fleet jumps into the Ionian nebula, and four of the final five Cylons discover their own true identities.

  • Razor - TV Movie

  • This is the time this movie originally aired on tv between season 3 and season 4, if you already watched it during season two you can watch it again or just the ending with the hybrid as it sets the tone for season 4.

  • Watch The Razor Here

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Battlestar Galactica - Season 4

Season 4 Episode List - Viewing Order

Watch Season 4 Here


S04E01 - "He That Believeth in Me"Starbuck returns to the Galactica and faces doubt from her former crew members as she tries to convince them she knows the way to Earth. Meanwhile Baltar takes up residence with a faction of his followers who believe he can save a young boy suffering from viral encephalitis.

S04E02 - "Six of One"Starbuck faces the repercussions of her armed confrontation with President Roslin and loses the confidence of most of the crew. After learning the Final Five models are within the colonial fleet, a Number Six model named Natalie leads a coup within the Cylon hierarchy.

S04E03 - "The Ties That Bind"While Starbuck commands a lone freighter in her desperate search for Earth, political intrigue and marital discord aboard the Galactica are paralleled by deep rifts in the Cylons' solidarity.

S04E04 - "Escape Velocity"Baltar's monotheistic cult activities expand, sparking political discord at the Quorum of Twelve, and possibly a religious civil war, while Colonel Tigh's mental state again becomes fragile.

S04E05 - "The Road Less Traveled"Starbuck faces mutiny on board the Demetrius when she expresses her intent in cooperating with the Cylon Leoben, who has boarded the ship to help her find Earth.

S04E06 - "Faith"As Starbuck leads a mission to see the Cylon Hybrid who reveals more clues to finding Earth. On Galactica, President Roslin discusses religious faith with a dying woman named Emily.

S04E07 - "Guess What's Coming to Dinner?"Bitter enemies must set aside their grudges as the Demetrius crew teams up with Cylon rebels to destroy a vital enemy target.

S04E08 - "Sine Qua Non"In the aftermath of President Roslin's abduction, a bitter power struggle erupts which threatens to tear the once-ordered world of the colonial fleet apart.

S04E09 - "The Hub"In pursuit of the enemy's Resurrection Hub, a team of Viper pilots and Cylon rebels become uneasy collaborators in formulating a battle plan.

S04E10 - "Revelations"D'Anna reveals that there are only four of the Final Five Cylons in the fleet and holds President Roslin hostage while attempting to lure the four out of hiding. After a dramatic entanglement, the humans and Cylons join together and arrive at Earth.

S04E11 - "Sometimes a Great Notion"Earth is revealed to have been populated by Cylons until a nuclear war, 2000 years in the past. Starbuck tracks the homing signal and finds her own remains on the planet. The identity of the fifth of the Final Five Cylons is revealed.

S04E12 - "A Disquiet Follows My Soul"Laura Roslin begins to lose faith in the Pythian prophecy and her role as the dying leader. Tom Zarek intends to weaken the Human-Cylon alliance. Galen Tyrol is told that he is not the father of Cally's son.

S04E13 - "The Oath"Gaeta and Zarek start an uprising in the fleet, leaving the commanders of Galactica with a crucial choice.

S04E14 - "Blood on the Scales"President Roslin faces off against Tom Zarek and Lt. Gaeta as they try to take control of the Colonial fleet. The alliance with the rebel Cylons as well as Adama's life are both at stake.

S04E15 - "No Exit"As Sam Anders recovers from surgery to dislodge the bullet in his brain, his memories of the Final Five Cylons re-emerge. Ellen Tigh resurrects aboard a Basestar, and reveals the part she played on Earth. With the Galactica losing structural integrity, Adama asks the newly reinstated Chief to fix the ship.

  • The Plan - TV Movie

  • Although this was originally aired after the conclusion of the fourth and final season it fits in here and is recommended that you watch it here so when you finish the series everything is tied up.

S04E16 - "Deadlock"Galactica undergoes repairs using a Cylon substance that can help maintain the ship's structural integrity. With Boomer's help, Ellen Tigh escapes Cavil's ship and reunites with the fleet completing the gathering of the Final Five. Caprica Six miscarries Tigh's child, ending the hope that Cylons can reproduce with their own kind.

S04E17 - "Someone to Watch Over Me"Starbuck encounters a mysterious piano player in Joe's Bar and helps him work on his latest song. Realizing the musical notes match a series of dots drawn by Hera, Starbuck finishes the song which Col. Tigh and Tory Foster recognize as the music they heard when they learned they were Cylons. Tyrol unwittingly helps Boomer, who poses as Athena to kidnap Hera and take her to Cavil.

S04E18 - "Islanded in a Stream of Stars"Boomer's Raptor escape damages Galactica when she jumps too close to the hull. Admiral Adama makes the crucial decision to abandon ship and puts Lee in charge of offloading equipment to the rest of the fleet. As Starbuck searches for the meaning behind the "Cylon song", Baltar tries to expose her return from the dead as proof of life after death.

  • The Last two episodes originally aired separate but have been combined in BluRay, so episode 19 would be last episode.

S04E19 - "Daybreak (Part 1)"A series of pre-Cylon attack flashbacks delve into past situations of Caprica Six's involvement in caring for Baltar's elderly father, Roslin's sudden loss of her family in an accident, and Lee Adama's passionate feelings for Starbuck, who is dating his brother Zak. In the present, Anders reveals the location of Cavil's base and Adama decides to take Galactica on one final mission to rescue Hera.

S04E20 - "Daybreak (Parts 2 & 3)"Admiral Adama leads Galactica's final battle and rescues Hera from the Cylon Colony. Starbuck draws upon the meaning of Hera's musical notes to lead the fleet to a habitable world. The fate of the fleet and its relationship to modern day Earth is revealed.

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Battlestar Galactica Viewing Order (No spoilers!) :: Alphabetti Spaghetti

  • This is where i got the idea this list, it is simple and helped a lot when i watched series but i wanted to add to it with links and explanations of episodes so it would be little easier to follow.

  • *Looks as though he has since updated his list with a lot more information and it now very thorough, great list if you want no episode descriptions that may contain spoilers.

Battlestar Galactica (2004 TV series) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  • Great info and i took a lot of information from here, as always it is a great resource.

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    • James1978 profile image

      James1978 5 years ago

      A very useful lens for us Battlestar fans. Thanks.

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      Astr0x 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Lol, Thanks! I believe I fixed them all, thanks again for catching that i'm surprised that I didn't.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thanks for the list. Would be great if you fixed all those "Battalstar" typos.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Nice! And to provide an alternative viewpoint, I LOVED everything about the ending of this series. Frak-tastic.

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      AaronSquid 5 years ago

      Nice lens. I loved the re-imagined series but the way it finished up...WORST ENDING EVER!

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      jadehorseshoe 5 years ago

      VERY Useful Lens,

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Gr8 list the links to the webisodes saved me a lot of time trying to find them.