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Episode Studies by Clayton Barr
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Battlestar Galactica: Hell Hath No Fury "Hell Hath No Fury"
Battlestar Galactica #20 (Marvel)
Written and drawn by Walt Simonson
Inks by Klaus Janson
October 1980

Eurayle returns to claim Starbuck.

Story Summary

Apollo and Starbuck head out in an armed scout ship to meet the Scavenge World fighter squadron away from the fleet. Eurayle tries to use her mind control to force Apollo to attack her traitorous Starbuck, but the two men have taken the precaution of tying Apollo to his chair so he can't move. After a few shots exchanged between the ships, Starbuck convinces Eurayle to meet him aboard the scout ship to discuss their issues.

Eurayle finally admits she does not really want to kill the young lieutenant, but she must in order to win back the support of the denizens of Scavenge World, as she has lost face for allowing him to escape. Thus, Apollo proposes a duel to the death between the two to decide the issue.

Soon they meet on the surface of the scout ship, wearing spacesuits with magnetic grapples in the boots and gloves to maneuver on the metallic skin. A length of rope binds Starbuck and Eurayle together as they engage in a fight with impact war hammers as weapons. The fight lasts just a couple of minutes until Eurayle smashes Starbuck's helmet, instantly freezing him in the cold of space.

Starbuck's body is brought back inside the scout ship. Eurayle has won back the support of her followers and she and they return to Scavenge World.

On the scout ship, Starbuck sits up finally and peels a thin, clear thermal plastic-shield from his face. It kept him warm and oxygenated just long enough to convince Euryale's followers that he was dead and she had won.

Just then, they receive a communication from the Galactica that a flight of Cylon Raiders is headed for the fleet and the scout ship speeds back.


Didja Know?

The title of this issue comes from the paraphrasing of a line from William Congreve's 1697 play, The Mourning Bride: "Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned." The more well-known paraphrase in full is "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned."

This issue's title is not to be confused with the later "Hades Hath No Fury", an issue of the Realm Press BSG comic book series.

Didja Notice? 

It appears to be Omega on page 2, panels 1 and 2, but he is referred to as an ensign instead of sergeant as he was depicted in the TV series. 

This story reveals that the Galactica has an armed scout ship called the Centaurus. The little vessel actually looks slightly like the Raptors from BSG2000.
Centaurus Raptor
Centaurus Raptor

On page 7, Jolly reveals that Commander Adama has chosen him to take on an undercover mission to stop the food pirates who have recently been striking ships within the fleet. Why does Adama choose him, a Viper pilot? Does Jolly have some qualifications that make him particularly suited to this assignment?

Also on page 7, Jolly tells Boomer he's being planted aboard a likely target of the food pirates, a Sequarian freighter. The name "Sequaria" does not match any of the 12 Colonies, so it must be an outpost or alien world known to the Colonials.

Page 17 reveals that the Colonials have a skin-tight thermal plasti-shield which can be worn over the body to briefly protect a person from the cold and vacuum of space. 

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