Scar (Battlestar Galactica)

Scar (Battlestar Galactica)

Episode chronology

"Scar" is the fifteenth episode of the second season of the reimagined Battlestar Galactica television series. It aired originally on the Sci Fi Channel on February 3, 2006.

In the episode, Viper pilots Starbuck and Kat form a rivalry over which of them will destroy Scar, a feared Cylon Raider. Tormented by her feelings for Sam Anders, Starbuck nearly allows Scar to kill her in a game of chicken. In the end, she swerves and lures Scar to Kat, who destroys Scar.

Executive producer Ronald D. Moore insisted that the episode include only one dogfight. As a result, the episode focuses on the differences between Starbuck and Kat and how their personalities come into conflict rather than on space combat. Their mutual animosity has been identified as an inversion of typical gender roles, especially in comparison with the male pilot Apollo. According to one analysis, Scar represents more than just a professional rivalry, but both characters' personal demons.

Critical reception to "Scar" was mostly positive. The episode appeared on several retrospective "best of" lists.

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... Critical reaction to Scar"was mostly positive ... Rose Wojnar of The San Diego Union-Tribune gave Scar"a B+ praising the great action scenes and for some gut-wrenching emotional ones"but criticizing the narrative device of cutting back and forth ... Keith McDuffee of TV Squad also lamented the time shifting"but liked the episode overall ...

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