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*Who or what is "The One Whose Name Cannot Be [Told(?)]"?
*Who or what is "The One Whose Name Cannot Be [Told(?)]"?
*What consequences will Number Three's actions have within the Cylon society?
*What consequences will Number Three's actions have within the Cylon society?
*What is the status of the other ships in the RTF? Where did they jump to if the ships and crews cannot survive jumping into the star cluster?
**As long as the [[algea planet]] is outside the [[w:star cluster|star cluster]] and not within it, then the route taken by the Fleet in [[The Passage]] leaves them in open space, free to jump in any direction that would not put plot them into the cluster.

== Analysis ==
== Analysis ==
*This episode appears to end the debate whether [[William Adama|Admiral Adama]] knew about [[Laura Roslin|President Roslin]]'s secret plan to hide [[Hera]] ([[Downloaded]], [[Exodus, Part I]]).
*This episode ends the debate whether [[William Adama|Admiral Adama]] knew about [[Laura Roslin|President Roslin]]'s secret plan to hide [[Hera]] ([[Downloaded]], [[Exodus, Part I]]).

== Notes ==
== Notes ==

Revision as of 15:58, 16 December 2006

For the artifact contained within The Temple of Five see Eye of Jupiter
The Eye of Jupiter
"The Eye of Jupiter"
An episode of the Re-imagined Series
Episode No. Season 3, Episode 11
Writer(s) Mark Verheiden
Story by
Director Michael Rymer
Assistant Director
Special guest(s)
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Nielsen Rating
US airdate USA December 15, 2006
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UK airdate UK
DVD release
Population 41,402 survivors
Extended Info {{{extra}}}
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The crew of Galactica makes a stop at the barren Algae planet. [1]
The Temple of Five is discovered, leading to a standoff between the Cylons and the Colonials over the Eye of Jupiter. Also: the Cylons bring news about Sharon's baby. - TV Guide

Logline: The possible discovery of the Eye of Jupiter on the algae planet leads to a deadly stand-off, as the Cylons and humans risk all for a chance to find the way to Earth.

While working on the algae planet, Tyrol (Aaron Douglas) discovers the Temple of Five, reputed to be the home of the Eye of Jupiter, which will guide the ones who discover it to Earth. His report is intercepted by the Cylons, who request a meeting with Adama (Edward James Olmos) and Laura (Mary McDonnell). Their proposal: let us have the Eye and we will let you leave unharmed. Adama's counter-proposal: make any move to take the Eye and we'll nuke the planet.

The Cylons bring another piece of news: Sharon (Grace Park) and Helo's (Tahmoh Penikett) baby is alive, but not well. Sharon is initially skeptical, but when Adama confirms that Laura hid the baby at her school, she and Helo begin to make plans to rescue her.

As the standoff continues, tensions rise in both camps. On the Cylon baseship, D'Anna's (Lucy Lawless) sense that she and Baltar (James Callis) share a destiny that might not include the others sows dissension, while on the algae planet, efforts to protect the Eye are complicated by Lee's simmering affair with Kara (Katee Sackhoff), especially since Lee (Jamie Bamber) is counting on Anders (Michael Trucco), Kara's husband, to rally the civilians to the cause. Then the Cylons launch a flight of raiders, bound for the algae planet, forcing Adama to show he's not bluffing. [2]



  • Will Adama go through with his plan to nuke the planet?
  • Did Starbuck survive the crash of her Raptor?
  • What is the Eye of Jupiter?
  • How will Athena and Helo knowing their child is still alive affect their relationship with Adama?
  • How will Adama finding out Hera is still alive affect his relationship with Roslin?
  • Who or what is "The One Whose Name Cannot Be [Told(?)]"?
  • What consequences will Number Three's actions have within the Cylon society?



Noteworthy Dialogue

  • Baltar and Internal-Six discuss boarding the Galactica:
Six: Feels like old times, doesn't it?
Baltar: Can't believe how much I actually missed this place.
Six: You know you can't return. They'd toss you out the nearest airlock and then throw a party.

Official Statements

Jane Espenson discusses the original name for "The Eye of Jupiter" and references to it in "The Passage:"

"When I wrote this episode, the upcoming episode was already well along, and it was called "Eye of Zeus." So all the dialogue in my episode reflected that. It got changed to Jupiter later, and I don't know why. It's always hard to get names to legally clear. All you need is one guy named Zeus who lives in North Hollywood and Standards and Practices is all over you to change the name. (deadpan) That's probably what happened."[3]

Guest Stars


  1. The Eye of Jupiter (backup available on Archive.org) (in English).
  2. TV Guide Exclusive (backup available on Archive.org) (in English).
  3. 3.0 3.1 McDuffee, Keith (11 November 2006). TV Squad: Jane Espenson on post-The Passage questions (backup available on Archive.org) . Retrieved on 11 November 2006.