Battlestar Galactica: Season 3, Episode 6

Torn (3 Nov. 2006)

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Baltar learns from Caprica Six of their ability to project themselves and imagine different surroundings which leads him to wonder if he too is a Cylon. He has told the Cylons what he knows... See full summary »


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Baltar learns from Caprica Six of their ability to project themselves and imagine different surroundings which leads him to wonder if he too is a Cylon. He has told the Cylons what he knows about the location of Earth and they dispatch a Basestar to investigate. In the end, the survey ship is infected with a virus killing everyone aboard. Aboard the Galactica, Lt. Gaeta has been reviewing Baltar's work in deciphering the map they recovered on Kobol. He too thinks he know what it all means. Of greater concern however is the wedge between those who stayed with the fleet and those who were on the ground fighting the Cylons. Starbuck and Colonel Tigh in particular are quite vocal in complaining about those who stayed behind and it's left to Admiral Adama to lay down the law. Written by garykmcd

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The title "Torn" alludes to the original plot for this episode: the relationship between Kara and her fake daughter, Kacey. However, the producers felt Kara wasn't still able to face the time she spent in New Caprica with Leoben, Kacey's fake father, and this plot was dropped. Instead of that, they focused the episode in the secondary plot, which dealt with an illness which was infecting the Cylons. Anyway, the title "Torn" still references how the human collective felt after New Caprica, with a lot of conflicts between people who stayed under the Cylon occupation and people who ran away aboard the fleet's spaceships. See more »


During the training mission at the moon, the first close-up shot of Kat is flipped horizontally. Notice the name & call sign on the side. See more »


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.
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Written by Richard Gibbs
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The Deterioration Continues
30 December 2007 | by (Vulcan) – See all my reviews

In their psychologically devastated state, Tigh and Starbuck have found solace in each other's company, and their hopeless negativity and incessant drinking problems have alienated them completely from the crew. What will it take to make Kara face her poorly developed self-concept and allow Saul to get his demons back under some semblance of control? Meanwhile, things are not much better aboard the surreal dream-world of the Cylon base star. En-route to Earth, with Galactica shadowing them, Baltar is sent to investigate a dying base star which has been infected by a killer virus. In Torn, Galactica encounters this same ship, and the speculations begin.

Torn does much to advance the third season's story arc, but very little to provide any form of hope for the human or cylon populations. It's culmination, however, in the intense "Measure of Salvation" is even less upbeat.

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