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Colonel Saul Tigh (Character)
from "Battlestar Galactica" (2004)

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"Battlestar Galactica: Daybreak: Part 2 & 3 (#4.20)" (2009)
Colonel Saul Tigh: [Adama is watching the cylons plug Samuel Anders into Galactica's systems] You know, it's still not too late to flush 'em all out the airlock
Admiral William Adama: It'd take too long.

Ellen Tigh: Tonight, we are going to celebrate your retirement and all the time I'm gonna get to spend with my husband!
[kisses him]
Colonel Saul Tigh: Are you good with that?
Ellen Tigh: Ohhhhh... Saul! All I've ever wanted was to be with you. Not just weekend liberties or... or two weeks' leave a year. I mean full-time, you and me. Together, in a... in a house, in a tent... homeless and on the street... just be together.

Brother Cavil: [holding Hera at gunpoint after overpowering a CIC gaurd] This makes it alot easier. I just take the girl and I'm out of here!
Admiral William Adama: [with a gun trained on Cavil] Not a chance!
Number Six: Cavil, we won't let you take Hera. You know that.
Brother Cavil: I know nothing of the kind. I know I'm going to watch you chase your tail across the universe for another four years.
Colonel Saul Tigh: That's not going to happen!
Brother Cavil: This thing is the key to my people's survival, and I'm not leaving without it!
Doctor Gaius Baltar: Hera's not a thing! She's a child, and she holds the key to humanity's survival as well!
Brother Cavil: And how do you know that?
Doctor Gaius Baltar: [glances briefly at Head-Six and Head-Baltar] I see angels, angels in this very room. Now, I may be mad, but that doesn't mean that I'm not right. Because there's another force at work here. There always has been. It's undeniable. We've all experienced it. Everyone in this room has witnessed events that they can't fathom, let alone explain by rational means. Puzzles deciphered in prophecy. Dreams given to a chosen few. Our loved ones, dead, risen. Wheather we want to call that "God" or "gods" or some sublime inspiration or a divine force we can't know or understand, it doesn't matter. It doesn't matter. It's here. It exists, and our two destinies are entwined in its force.
Brother Cavil: If that were true, and that's a big "if", how do I know this force has our best interests in mind? How do you know that God is on your side, Doctor?
Doctor Gaius Baltar: I don't. God's not on anyone side. God is a force of nature, beyond good and evil. Good and evil, we created those. You wanna break the cycle? Break the cycle of birth? Death? Rebirth? destruction? Escape? Death? Well, that's in our hands, in our hands only. It requires that we live in hope, not fear.

Colonel Saul Tigh: [Reports on Galactica's status. The ship suffered severe structural damage after jumping away from the Cylon Colony] We're mostly here. The engines, life support. There's red lines through her lateral structural members. She's broke her back. She'll never jump again.
Admiral William Adama: [grimmly] Wherever we are is where were gonna stay.


"Battlestar Galactica: Flight of the Phoenix (#2.9)" (2005)
Lt. Felix Gaeta: Sir, I'm running every diagnostic we've got. Checking each line of code could take days.
Col. Saul Tigh: I am not interested in excuses. Fix it.
Lt. Felix Gaeta: [shouting] It's not an excuse, sir. It's a fracking fact!
[everyone in the CIC stares at Gaeta]

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: Months on the run, and what do we have to show for it? Casualties. Deteriorating conditions.
Col. Saul Tigh: This crew needs a rest.
Commander William Adama: It's finally hitting them, Saul. Our old lives are gone. The only thing we have to look forward to is this.


"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.

Col. Saul Tigh: My name is Saul Tigh. I'm an officer in the Colonial Fleet. Whatever else I am, whatever else it means, that's the man I want to be. And if I die today, that's the man I'll be.

Col. Saul Tigh: My name is Saul Tigh. I'm an officer in the Colonial Fleet. Whatever else I am, whatever else it means, that's the man I want to be. And if I die today, that's the man I'll be.


"Battlestar Galactica: Collaborators (#3.5)" (2006)
Colonel Saul Tigh: Well, isn't that nice. A man can turn his coat, collaborate with the enemy, contribute to the deaths of thousands, but the old man needs his phones fixed and suddenly all is forgiven?

Colonel Saul Tigh: Everyone likes Gaeta so let's let him off the hook. Let's just look the other way on this one. Well, a lot of good people had to pay the price for what they did. Choices they made on New Caprica. Like my wife. That's right. Ellen collaborated, gave the Cylons information on the Resistance and she died for it. Because that's the price of collaborating with the enemy. And I liked her a lot more than I like Gaeta.

Jammer: [pleading with the Circle] I was just trying to help people!
Colonel Saul Tigh: You didn't do a very good job then, did you?


"Battlestar Galactica: Precipice (#3.2)" (2006)
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 devestation and destruction wherever we go.

Col. Saul Tigh: [to Laura Roslin] I've sent men on suicide missions in two wars now, and let me tell you something - it don't make a godsdamn bit of difference whether they're riding in a Viper or walking out onto a parade ground. In the end, they're just as dead.
[pause]
Col. Saul Tigh: So take your piety and your moralizing and your high-minded principles, and stick 'em some place safe until you're off this rock and you're sitting in your nice cushy chair on Colonial One again. I've got a war to fight.

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.


"Battlestar Galactica: 33 (#1.1)" (2004)
Petty Officer 2nd Dualla: [to Adama] Comm traffic two from the President.
Commander William Adama: [to Tigh] Is this my ten minutes or is this yours?
Col. Saul Tigh: Yours. I took ten last time.
Commander William Adama: All right, I'll see you guys in combat.
[walks off]
Petty Officer 2nd Dualla: I believe it was your ten minutes, sir.
Col. Saul Tigh: The old man's so tired he can't remember, then it's his turn.

Col. Saul Tigh: Yes, we're tired. Yes, there's no relief. Yes, the Cylons keep coming after us time after time after time. And yes, we are still expected to do our jobs!


"Battlestar Galactica: Fragged (#2.3)" (2005)
Col. Saul Tigh: [referring to Commander Adama before his second surgery] Is he gonna make it?
Dr. Cottle: How should I know? I'm not a psychic. Now, get the hell out of here.

Col. Saul Tigh: Viewing time at the zoo.
Tom Zarek: Glad to see you're holding the president in such high esteem.
Col. Saul Tigh: Your day's gonna come, laughing boy.


"Battlestar Galactica: Occupation (#3.1)" (2006)
Laura Roslin: We are talking about people blowing themselves up!
Colonel Saul Tigh: You know, sometimes I think you got icewater in those veins and other times I think you're just a naive little schoolteacher. I've sent men on suicide missions in two different wars now and let me tell you something. It don't make a gods damn bit of difference whether they're riding in a Viper or walking out onto a parade ground. In the end, they're just as dead. So take your piety and your moralizing and your high minded principles and stick 'em someplace safe until you're off this rock and sitting in your nice comfy chair on Colonial One again.

Col. Saul Tigh: So take your piety and your moralizing and your high minded principles and stick them some place safe... I've got a war to fight.


"Battlestar Galactica: Unfinished Business (#3.9)" (2006)
Colonel Saul Tigh: Did I ever tell you how glad I am I married you?
Ellen Tigh: Not once.
Colonel Saul Tigh: Oh. Well then, I'll save it for a special occasion.
Ellen Tigh: [smiles] C'mere.

Colonel Saul Tigh: I'll tell you the secret to avoid hangovers. Don't stop drinking.


"Battlestar Galactica: Exodus: Part 2 (#3.4)" (2006)
Admiral William Adama: You did it. You brought 'em home.
Colonel Saul Tigh: Not all of them.
Admiral William Adama: I'm sorry.


"Battlestar Galactica: Resistance (#2.4)" (2005)
Col. Saul Tigh: Four civilian dead. How the frak could this have happened?
Dr. Cottle: What did you expect, genius? You put a pilot in charge of crowd control.


"Battlestar Galactica: Final Cut (#2.8)" (2005)
Col. Saul Tigh: This is a military vessel, we have rumors for every occasion.


"Battlestar Galactica: Six of One (#4.2)" (2008)
Col. Saul Tigh: [talking about whether Baltar can help figure out who the fifth cylon is] He poked a skin job... he racked up a six, that's a given... you don't have to get on your back for him, but...?


"Battlestar Galactica: The Eye of Jupiter (#3.11)" (2006)
Admiral William Adama: What's your offer?
D'Anna Biers: You give us the Eye of Jupiter. We let you go.
Brother Cavil: And... we'll throw in Baltar.
Dr. Gaius Baltar: [to Cavil] What are you talking about now?
[to D'Anna]
Dr. Gaius Baltar: What's he saying?
D'Anna Biers: [to Cavil] Indeed?
Brother Cavil: I am improvising. Throw in something to sweeten the pot. Besides, I suspect the Admiral and Madam President would enjoy some nice, quiet private time with the former leader. Am I right?
Colonel Saul Tigh: Worth thinking about.
Admiral William Adama: Definately worth thinking about.


"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: No Exit (#4.15)" (2009)
Colonel Saul Tigh: You point a finger back far enough, and some germ gets blamed for splitting in two.


"Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock (#4.16)" (2009)
Ellen Tigh: Talk to her. Tell her you love her. It's what she needs. It's what the baby needs.
Colonel Saul Tigh: [to an unconscious Caprica] Caprica, listen. I love you. All right? Can you hear me?
[to Ellen]
Colonel Saul Tigh: This is nonsense.
Ellen Tigh: Saul...
Colonel Saul Tigh: She knows it! I don't need to say it. I shouldn't need to say it to anyone. Isn't it enough that I feel it?
Ellen Tigh: Just tell her...
Colonel Saul Tigh: I feel it! For her. For you. For Liam. Shouldn't need to spout the words; I feel it less with words. Just let me Gods-damn feel it and I'll fill the frakkin' room.


"Battlestar Galactica: Kobol's Last Gleaming: Part 1 (#1.12)" (2005)
[last lines]
Lt. Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace: I believed you. Believed in Earth.
Commander William Adama: What are you doing, Starbuck?
Lt. Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace: Bringing home the cat, sir.
Commander William Adama: We can talk about this.
Lt. Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace: No, I don't think so.
Commander William Adama: I want you to remember one thing. I do not regret anything that I did. Be sure that whatever you're going to do, you don't regret it later. Do you understand me?
Lt. Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace: I guess we'll find out.
[Thrace uses the FTL computer to jump to Caprica]
Cpt. Lee 'Apollo' Adama: Galactica, Apollo. Starbuck has jumped away. Repeat, Starbuck has jumped away.
Colonel Saul Tigh: She wasn't scheduled for a jump test! Where the hell did she go?
Commander William Adama: Home.


"Battlestar Galactica: Home: Part 1 (#2.6)" (2005)
Commander William Adama: [Adam is walking through the corridors of galactica with a pained expression then stops and thinks and turns around and walks to the CIC, Lt Gaeta and Colonel Tigh are looking over charts in the middle of the CIC as Adam enters] Mr Gaeta... I want to see all recon material on Kobol immediatley in my quarters
Lt. Felix Gaeta: [has a surprised look on his face] Aye sir
Col. Saul Tigh: Kobol?
Commander William Adama: Yes... I'm putting the fleet back together, I'm putting our family back together. This ends now.
[petty officer Duella stares at him in surprise that she was able to reach him, Adama walks out while petty officer Duella and several other crewman have looks of great relief and happiness on there faces]


"Battlestar Galactica: Exodus: Part 1 (#3.3)" (2006)
Colonel Saul Tigh: [to Chief Tyrol] Chief! Pull it together. You won't do her any good if you get caught too. Besides, the last thing your son wants is me and Ellen for parents.


"Battlestar Galactica: The Passage (#3.10)" (2006)
Colonel Saul Tigh: The last batch of passengers kicked up some trouble. Yeh - you get these people to the other side and they think there's a diner and a chef waiting to take their order.
Admiral William Adama: When are they gonna learn? They gotta process the thing first, for frak's sake.
Colonel Saul Tigh: Try telling that to a bunch of empty stomachs.
Admiral William Adama: I hear they're still eating paper. Is that true?
Colonel Saul Tigh: No. Paper shortage.
[Both begin laughing hysterically]
Admiral William Adama: Not a good sign.