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Paradeen is the destination of Michael, his traveling companion Sarah, and their four children, who are traveling in a primitive spaceship in a state of suspended animation. Galactica intercepts their ship, and word of their discovery spreads throughout the fleet with rumors that they are from Earth.
To avoid a riot, Apollo, Starbuck, and Cassiopeia escort the ship to its original destination of Paradeen. Michael later awakens to tell the group that they do not come from Earth, but from a planet named Terra, which is besieged in a civil war.