Lay Down Your Burdens (II)
Episode 20 of 20 within Season Two. Item 37 of 103 overall.
Anne Cofell-Saunders - Writer
Mark Verheiden - Writer
Michael Rymer - Director
9.24
171 votes

[90 MINUTE SPECIAL EPISODE] The presidential election is decided. Everything changes for the colonial fleet when a newly found habitable planet, christened New Caprica, draws the hearts of the majority of the people as a hopeful place to end their long journey.

Meanwhile, changed Cylons discover signs of an unexplained nuclear bomb explosion and investigate.

original airdate--April 10,2005          rating--1.9 million

 

Goof: At the end of the prayer for President Roslin in the opening sequence, Cavil says "Amen" instead of "So Say We All".

  • When the President is getting ready for her speech there is a pencil lying on the table in front of Adama. When it cuts to the President picking it up it has changed position on the table.

Trivia: Opening credits say there are 49,550 human survivors.

  • The Cylon occupation of New Caprica is inspired in the Nazi occupation of Paris in World War II.
  • Chief Tyrol speech to some of the people on New Caprica is an almost word for word quote of Mario Savio's famous "Bodies Upon the Gears" intervention during the Free Speech Movement at Berkeley, 1964.

 

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regional titles

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English
Lay Down Your Burdens (II)
French
Posez votre fardeau (II)
German
Das neue Caprica (II)
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