The following contains MINOR spoilers for the second season of "Battlestar Galactica."
Chief Tyrol, played by Andrew Douglas on "Battlestar Galactica," will have a bigger role in the show's second season, according to an interview with the actor on New Age Media Concepts.
"I know for myself, I'm getting to do a lot more cool things," Douglas said to Tony Tellado of Sci-Fi Talk during the recent Gatecon convention. "The Boomer situation is sort of now a sub story for me. So I'm not the guy walking around in the fog all of the time."
"They've given me some brilliant writing," he said. "They've been very generous to me, so I'm quite pleased."
Douglas said that the high quality of the show will continue and even get better during the new season.
"I think season two is better than season one," he said. "Season one was tremendous. It had its high point ten out of ten episodes, and then it had the lesser like every series has. Season two at least at the start is a little more action packed. It really picks up where episodes twelve and thirteen left off."
Regarding the show's realistic approach, Douglas said, "A lot of the stuff written in season one and season two are very much 'ripped from the pages.' The producers will read things that go on in other parts of the world and in the military. They either have been in the military or family members, or they've studied a lot of it. So they get a lot of real-life situations and translate them into stories for the show."
"My character in particular is caught in the middle, leading a group of people but still having to take orders," he said. "He's sort of absolved of responsibility if a bunch of people die because he can say that he was following orders."
"What I like about the character is that the writers at least have him say something," Douglas said. "He'll say, 'This is wrong or I just need this or that.' At least he can walk away saying that he did everything that he possibly could."
Among other events in season two, expect to see Chief Tyrol take on the impossible task of building a Viper from scratch while Tigh's suspicions about Cylon operatives fall on the Galactica's senior NCO.
"Battlestar Galactica" airs on the Sci-Fi Channel each Friday at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
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