Battlestar Galactica: Season 4, Episode 13

The Oath (30 Jan. 2009)

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The Fleet refuses to cooperate with Cylon engineers and Adama decides to put and end to it. He sends the Quorum a message stating that unless they wish to join Zarek in the cell, they get ... See full summary »

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The Fleet refuses to cooperate with Cylon engineers and Adama decides to put and end to it. He sends the Quorum a message stating that unless they wish to join Zarek in the cell, they get their people in line. However, Gaeta is already freed Zarek with the help of other would-be-revolutionists. They allow Zarek to leave Galactica on a raptor. He lands on Colonial One and enters a gathering of the Quorum. Meanwhile, Anders gets ambushed and captured. At the CIC, Gaeta cleverly manipulates everyone else until the time is at hand for the revolution to begin. Written by Toni Tapola, Finland

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This marks the first time the "Cylon" introduction was not used. In this case, it's already an established fact and there are no more mysteries about who the Cylons are or where they are or what the plan is. See more »

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Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace: [Starbucks shoots the marine who is about to execute Lee] Take it from someone who died once. It's no fun. Let him go.
Lt. Hamish 'Skulls' McCall: Frak you!
Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace: [Starbuck immediately shoots Skulls in the shoulder] I can do this all day. Who's next? Racetrack? Connor?
Charlie Connor: Let him go.
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Lee Adama: All right, we need to get the hell out of here. Kara, now!
Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace: [to the group who were holding Lee] Follow me. Please.
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Oh Jeez...
1 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

Excellent episode. Period.

Oh, yes, mutinies are SO incredibly rare. Right, of course. And we've all lived through the collapse of human civilization, and have experienced the sort of chaos that accompanies the complete breakdown of hope.

C'mon guys. Let's stop supplanting the show with our own private ideas of where the plot SHOULD go. It's not your story to tell. That's one of the things about this show that has held my attention (and I assume EVERYBODY's attention) for four years--the fact that it never goes where you EXPECT a space adventure to go (which is true of all great stories). I love it. I love that we get to earth, the shining hope and dream of mankind, only to find that it is a complete letdown.

The socio-political fallout of such situations--that is what Battlestar Galactica has always been about.


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