Lt. Margaret `Racetrack` Edmondson is a fictional female Kobolian pilot in the Battlestar Galactica series. The character was portrayed on screen by Leah Cairns. Her allegiance / loyalty is to The Battlestar Galactica. Lt. Margaret Edmondson is a new character in the Battlestar Galactica series, her character did not appear in the original television series in the late eighties.
Margaret is predominantly a Colonial Raptor pilot providing transportation services either across the fleet or to targets such as Basestars with Boomer.
Margaret first appears at the end of the first series where she is with Lt. Sharon Valerii ( Boomer ) who is to sneak onboard a Cylon Basestar to arm a nuclear weapon and therefore destroy the Basestar. It is noted that when Boomer returned, she didn't have her helmet which Margaret admits should have alerted her to something not being quite right about Boomer. Boomer would then go on to attempt to assassinate Commander William Adama but fail. Margeret also witnessed Cally ( Battlestar ) shoot Boomer. Boomer was able to resurrect back on a Cylon basestar.
Margaret doesn't take to Lt. Karl Agathon ( Helo ) on his return back from Cylon occupied with a Boomer clone. The Boomer clone that Helo returned with would later go on to become Athena and be mother to Hera, a Cylon - Human child. Over time, Margaret would eventually accept Karl back as one of the group. The return of Karl causes friction between her and Lt. Kara Thrace ( Starbuck ) which results in Margaret's face being slammed into a table by Kara.
When Margaret gets lost on a mission, she inadvertently discovers a new hospitable planet. The planet would become known as New Caprica. When Dr. Gaius Baltar becomes the new President, he makes the decision to go down to the planet. Its not long before the Cylons discover the planet and occupy the planet. Although most of the survivors live on the planet, Margaret has opted to stay onboard the Galactica.
During the mutiny which saw Tom Zarek and Lt. Felix Gaeta take control of the Battlestar Galactica, Racetrack sides with the Mutineers but the reason why is never revealed. Once control has returned to Adama, Racetrack is imprisoned but is later released under an amnesty because the fleet need pilots such as her.
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