Chief Petty Officer Galen Tyrol
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Chief Petty Officer Galen Tyrol (Character)
from "Battlestar Galactica" (2004)

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"Battlestar Galactica: Flight of the Phoenix (#2.9)" (2005)
Karl 'Helo' Agathon: Hey! Look, chief. I never intended for Sharon and I to - you know, it just kind of evolved.
Chief Petty Officer Tyrol: Just a couple lovesick kids, huh?
Karl 'Helo' Agathon: I know how she felt about you, okay? She loves you.
Chief Petty Officer Tyrol: Did she fill you in on the rest of the plan? She and I were going to muster out at the end of our service. You know, then we would get married. Maybe we would have children. I guess I'm just a big frackin' idiot, though, huh? Probably that goddamn Toaster's plan all along.
Karl 'Helo' Agathon: Don't call her that.
Chief Petty Officer Tyrol: Sucker some moron into giving her a kid. Hey, you know, but you know what? I should probably be grateful to you. Probably be grateful. You know why? Because that freak in her belly could have been mine!
[Helo and Tyrol break into a fight]

Lt. Karl 'Helo' Agathon: Hey! Look, chief. I never intended for Sharon and I to - you know, it just kind of evolved.
Chief Petty Officer Tyrol: Just a couple lovesick kids, huh?
Lt. Karl 'Helo' Agathon: I know how she felt about you, okay? She loves you.
Chief Petty Officer Tyrol: Did she fill you in on the rest of the plan? She and I were going to muster out at the end of our service. You know, then we would get married. Maybe we would have children. I guess I'm just a big frackin' idiot, though, huh? Probably that goddamn Toaster's plan all along.
Lt. Karl 'Helo' Agathon: Don't call her that.
Chief Petty Officer Tyrol: Sucker some moron into giving her a kid. Hey, you know, but you know what? I should probably be grateful to you. Probably be grateful. You know why? Because that freak in her belly could have been mine!
[Helo and Tyrol break into a fight]

Col. Saul Tigh: [Col. Tigh happens upon Tyrol in a tool room] What's this, Chief?
Chief Petty Officer Tyrol: I'm making solvent, sir, to clean machine parts.
Col. Saul Tigh: Solvent my ass. I know a still when I smell it.

Commander William Adama: [after the first flight of the black bird, Commander Adama, President Roslin and Colonel Tigh go to the hanger deck to congratulate Chief Tyrol and cristin the black bird All personal come to attention and salute as they walk in] As you were.
Commander William Adama: Chief Tyrol.
[President Roslin shakes his hand]
President Laura Roslin: This is the black bird?
Chief Petty Officer Tyrol: Yes ma'am. Madame President this is an honor
President Laura Roslin: No, the honor is mine. It's remarkable.
Chief Petty Officer Tyrol: [as all crewmembers that helped build the blackbird sign their signitures onto it] Just a ship ma'am.
President Laura Roslin: Oh you are much to modest. After what we've been through... it would be very easy to give up, to lose hope ,but not here, not today. This is more than a ship Chief. This is an act of faith. It is proof... that despite all we've lost... we keep trying... and we will get through this, all of us, together. I promise
Chief Petty Officer Tyrol: [Picks up a bottle of champagne] Commander
[hands the bottle to Adama]
Chief Petty Officer Tyrol: Uh, Madame President. This was uh... suppose to be a surprise but uh... well.
President Laura Roslin: [Chief Tyrol removes the colonial flag from the nose of the black bird revealing that the name "Laura" has been given to it. President Roslin stands silent and fights to hold back tears, she finally clears her throat] Thank you.
Commander William Adama: [Adama gives Roslin the Bottles of Champagne] If you'l do us the honors... Madame President.
President Laura Roslin: Oh, of course!
[Roslin takes the bottle and prepares to smash it against the black bird causing the Chief and the entire crowd to panic]
President Laura Roslin: kidding
[looks around to re-assure the amused crowd and an especially surprised chief]
Chief Petty Officer Tyrol: [opens the bottle while crowd cheers and gives the bottle to Chief Tyrol who takes the first drink]


"Battlestar Galactica: Lay Down Your Burdens: Part 1 (#2.19)" (2006)
Brother Cavil: [counseling Tyrol] Been having any recurring dreams lately?
Chief Petty Officer Tyrol: No.
Brother Cavil: OK, that's what we in the pray trade call a lie.

Chief Petty Officer Tyrol: But how do you know I'm human?
Brother Cavil: Oh, maybe because I'm a cylon and I've never seen you at any of the meetings.


"Battlestar Galactica: Dirty Hands (#3.16)" (2007)
Dr. Gaius Baltar: I don't sound like I'm from Aerilon?
Chief Galen Tyrol: No.
Dr. Gaius Baltar: Well you know I take that as a particular compliment. I don't know about you, but I've always found the Aerilon dialect to be particularly hard on the ears.
[Baltar begins speaking with an Aerilon accent]
Dr. Gaius Baltar: Something about the consonants that scrape the back of the throat. Course I should know an awful lot about my native tongue, I spent hours on it in trying to overcome it. Do you have any idea how hard it is for a ten year old boy to change the way he speaks? To unlearn everything he ever learned, so that one day, one day there might be the small hope that he might be considered as not comin' from Aerilon?
[Baltar speaks with his usual accent]
Dr. Gaius Baltar: Maybe I don't know, Caprica... Caprica... oh to be Caprican, the seat of politics, culture, art, science, learning. And what was Aerilon, just a drab ugly rock condemned to be the food basket for the twelve worlds, and that's how we were treated, like servants, like laborers, like working-class. You know you would have fitted right in there Chief, lots of men who like to work with their hands, and uh, grab a pint down at the pub and...
[Baltar again speaks with his Aerilon accent]
Dr. Gaius Baltar: ...finish off the evenin' with a good old-fashioned fight.
[Baltar returns to speaking as he normally does]
Dr. Gaius Baltar: Oh yes, I left Aerilon after my eighteenth birthday, I turned my back on my family, my heritage, all of them, of course it doesn't matter though, they're all dead now...


"Battlestar Galactica: The Eye of Jupiter (#3.11)" (2006)
Samuel Anders: [referring to the stinky algae they're harvesting] Well, at least it tastes as good as it smells.
Chief Petty Officer Galen Tyrol: Yeah. Well, it's breakfast, lunch and dinner until someone finds a hot fudge planet.


"Battlestar Galactica: Crossroads: Part 2 (#3.20)" (2007)
Chief Petty Officer Tyrol: There must be some kind of way out of here.
Col. Saul Tigh: Said the Joker to the Thief.
Samuel Anders: There's too much confusion.
Tory Foster: I can't get no relief.


"Battlestar Galactica: Valley of Darkness (#2.2)" (2005)
Crewman Specialist Cally: Tarn getting shot... it wasn't your fault. You know that, right, Chief?
[Chief Tyrol is in a stunned silence]
Crewman Specialist Cally: ...Talk to me, you motherfracker!
Chief Petty Officer Tyrol: [snaps back to reality and laughs] Motherfracker?


"Battlestar Galactica: 33 (#1.1)" (2004)
Crewman Specialist Cally: Why do the Cylons come every thirty-three minutes? Why isn't it thirty-four, thirty-five...
Chief Petty Officer Tyrol: [interrupting] Cally.
Crewman Specialist Cally: What?
Chief Petty Officer Tyrol: Shut up.


"Battlestar Galactica: The Road Less Traveled (#4.5)" (2008)
[a large meeting of people listening to Baltar speak is being held]
Dr. Gaius Baltar: The past is written, impossible to change. Why are so many of us living in the past, living with the shame of what we have done, when we could live in awe of what we might do? What we might do.
[We see Chief Tyrol coming upon the fringes of the meeting and listening]
Dr. Gaius Baltar: What will we do? Spiral endlessly through the heavens until humanity itself comes to a close?
[We see Tigh appear in the corridor behind Tyrol]
Dr. Gaius Baltar: Or do we look inward and find that strength within?
Colonel Saul Tigh: [Coming up behind Tyrol and speaking quietly to him. Baltar's word become more and more indistinct and fades into background noise] Can you believe these people are actually buying into Baltar's crap? We need to talk.
Chief Galen Tyrol: I don't have anything to say to you.
Colonel Saul Tigh: Well, then you can listen. Come with me.
[They turn and walk several feet back into the corridor]
Colonel Saul Tigh: I've been cutting you some slack because of Cally, but that's over. You gotta pull yourself together *now.*
Chief Galen Tyrol: Suck it up. Just like you,huh?
Colonel Saul Tigh: Now what is that supposed to mean?
Chief Galen Tyrol: Hear you've been spending some time in the lockup with the Six. Remember when this all started? You said nothing would change you from the man you want to be. Well, how about it, Colonel? You still the same old Saul Tigh?
Colonel Saul Tigh: Anything I've done I can live with.
Chief Galen Tyrol: Well, that's the difference between you and me. I can't.
[Both turn and look towards the crowd hanging on Baltar's words]
Chief Galen Tyrol: Tory's got it in her head that we can be the salvation of the human race. All I know is if there is a God, he's laughing his ass off.
[Tyrol turns away and walks back to listen to Baltar speak]


"Battlestar Galactica: He That Believeth in Me (#4.1)" (2008)
Ensign Samuel Anders: Hey, hey,this is crazy. What if I get up there and another switch flips in my head and turns me against my own?
Chief Galen Tyrol: [whispering] What the frak is wrong with you? Shut the frak up. It's like the Colonel said, okay? Just think of that. Be the man you want till the day you die.
Ensign Samuel Anders: A lot easier said than done, 'cause I don't know what the frak I am right now.
Chief Galen Tyrol: You're Sameul T. Anders. That's all you gotta remember. Samuel T. Anders. Now get the frak in your ship.


"Battlestar Galactica: Lay Down Your Burdens: Part 2 (#2.20)" (2006)
[last lines]
Chief Petty Officer Tyrol: What do you want to do now, Captain?
Lt. Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace: The same thing we always do. Fight 'em until we can't.


"Battlestar Galactica: Torn (#3.6)" (2006)
Chief Petty Officer Galen Tyrol: How'd you land this thing, Captain?
Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace: Pointed it toward the deck and stopped when I got here.


"Battlestar Galactica: Precipice (#3.2)" (2006)
Chief Petty Officer Tyrol: [Chief Tyrol and Col. Tigh are arguing about the ethics of resisting the Cylon occupation] You know, we need to figure out whose side we're on.
Col. Saul Tigh: Which side are we on? We're on the side of the demons, Chief. We're evil men in the gardens of paradise, sent by the forces of death to spread devastation and destruction wherever we go. I'm surprised you didn't know that.