Battlestar Galactica Season Finale Gets Bigger

The season two finale of SCI FI Channel’s critically-acclaimed original series Battlestar Galactica will be its biggest episode ever. “Lay Down Your Burdens, Part 2″ will be presented as a special 90-minute television event on Friday, March 10, 2006 @ 10pm-11:30pm ET/PT.

In true Galactica-style, the expanded season finale cliffhanger is sure to leave viewers wanting more. Up to this point, the last remnants of humanity have been on the run from the Cylons and searching for a mythical planet called Earth. They have been led by President Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell), a woman whom many believe is the chosen prophet of human scripture, and Admiral William Adama (Edward James Olmos), a retired war hero forced back into service after the Cylons’ near-genocide of the human race.

Now, with the presidential campaigning in full swing, the election’s outcome hinges upon a core debate – whether or not to abandon the search for Earth when the Galactica crew discovers a habitable planet. When the election begins to swing in favor of Baltar (James Callis) – a man whom Roslin is convinced is a Cylon collaborator – the incumbent president must decide whether or not to take drastic measures for the greater good. Things become even further complicated when the Cylons, led by Caprica Six (Tricia Helfer) and Sharon (Grace Park), find the planet and offer humanity a stunning proposal of peace.

The 90-minute ‘Battlestar’ finale will follow the season finales of SCI FI’s other hit original series, Stargate SG-1 (8pm) and Stargate Atlantis (9pm).

Production on season three of Battlestar Galactica will begin in April in Vancouver, with Lucy Lawless joining the cast for a 10-episode arc.

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