Alex Quartararo is a fictional male in the Battlestar Galactica television series who was portrayed on screen by Sam Witwer. He better known as Crashdown, it was only revealed on line as to what his character's real name was. Alex is an Electronics Countermeasures Officer onboard Colonial Raptors which is more a support role than someone who flies in the front seat. He became the replacement for Lt. Karl Agathon ( Helo ) who in the mini-series had opted to stay on Caprica so that Dr. Gaius Baltar could be saved. Helo believed Baltar's intelligence and knowledge would help the survivors more than what he could do himself.
Alex used to be onboard the Battlestar Triton but the Triton was destroyed by the Cylon forcing him to seek refuge on the Galactica. Although he is on the Galactica, he still has a sense of loyalty towards the Triton and the insignia on his clothing is Triton and not Galactica. Alex is partnered with Lt. Sharon Valerii ( Boomer ), something that Boomer is not all that happy with.
His role in the series is limited to the first series and the first few episodes of the second series. During his time in the series, he works closely with Lt. Sharon Valerii ( Boomer ) who unbeknown to him and everyone else, Boomer was a Cylon infiltrator. During his time there, it is revealed that he was in a relationship with Ensign Davis. Ensign Davis, a junior female officer who appeared in a couple of episodes in the first series.
When the Galactica discovers Kobol, the original home of all the colonies, Crashdown is in only Colonial Raptor to make it to the surface. One of the Vipers is destroyed by Cylons, another escapes and his makes it down to the surface. Crashdown takes charge of the group. Dissent starts brewing amongst the group when a couple of the group are killed by Cylon Centurions.
Cpl. Galen Tyrol openly questions Crashdown's leadership skills causing further ructions in the group. When Cally refuses to move, Crashdown gets annoyed and begins to execute Cally if she doesn't move. Dr. Gaius Baltar shoots Crashdown as he fears Crashdown carry out his word and execute Cally. When everyone returns to the Galactica, Baltar notes that Crashdown behaved with extreme bravery.
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