BSG:The Next Chapter Season3 Episode 2 . . On a war-torn street above a hidden underground facility, the dull sounds of heavy footsteps grow closer.
Searching for the homing signals from their creators, three of the recently activated sentient robots scan the area.
Leaving one of their kind behind to guard the facility below, they quickly plot a course to the enemy compound.
These robots not only understand what's at stake for their creators...
But they also have a desire for revenge!
"Okay, Joe, we'll see ya tomorrow..."
"Another thrilling night watch, eh, Sam?"
"What, did you beat the sergeant at Triad again? When are you going to learn?"
"Hey, hear that?"
"Probably just squirrels, relax."
"Big frakin' squirrels!"
"Behind the gate--Now!"
"Quick! Sound the alarm before they..."
Sensing the proximity of their creators, the robots focus on the next task.
The sudden crack of gunfire has no impact on their resolve to complete their mission.
Like swatting as many insects, they dispatch the guards without a second thought.
One guard realizes the futility of resistance.
His escape will be unsuccessful.
Deep within the compound.
"What have they done to us?"
"How can we be there AND in here?"
"We're both, don't you get it?"
"Our memories were downloaded, everything to that point was stored."
"Can we save them? I mean us."
"There's nothing we can do for those bodies now."
"This is our future."
"What just happened?!?"
"I am Athena! You may have thought the Gods had forsaken you. We have NOT!"
"But we have nothing to offer?"
"We're not even human anymore!"
"It matters not. Your spirit remains! A new era will begin, and YOU will lead the way to victory!"
"There are great challenges ahead, you will need guidance. There are dark forces at work, but you will prevail!"
"Now we know what we must do..."
Two hours earlier.
A Starliner transport vessel departs the bioengineering facility.
The chief researcher and military coordinator is finally able to relax now that the breakthrough has been achieved.
"Oh, yes, thank you...That will be all."
After many years of experimentation and failure, he takes pride in the recent success, and being a part of what will come next.
Pilot: "Great view of Gemenon from here, don't you think, Sir?"
"What a sight to see!"
"Indeed it is, Leda, indeed it is..."
To be continued...