Battlestar Galactica: Season 4, Episode 14

Blood on the Scales (6 Feb. 2009)

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Roslin is on board a raptor en route to the Rebel Cylon Base Star, but Gaeta has ordered to engage and destroy it. The marines have used a stun grenade on Adama and Tigh. Roslin manages to ... See full summary »

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Roslin is on board a raptor en route to the Rebel Cylon Base Star, but Gaeta has ordered to engage and destroy it. The marines have used a stun grenade on Adama and Tigh. Roslin manages to get a wireless transmission out for everyone to hear and learn what Gaeta has done. She and the others barely make it to the Base Star, where she convinces Tory and the other Cylons to use the Fleet as a cover in order to prevent Gaeta from attacking it. She also believes that Adama will be able to save the rest of the Final Four. Temporarily safe, the Rebel Cylons start voting on whether they should just jump away and count their losses. Adama is brought before Gaeta and Tigh is thrown to the brig with Caprica Six, Anders, Athena, Helo and their child Hera. Zarek comes aboard Galactica on Colonial One with the Quorum. At Gaeta's insisting, Zarek agrees to put Adama on trial for treason, with Romo Lampkin assigned as his defence lawyer. There's just one problem: The Quorum refuses to recognize ... Written by Toni Tapola, Finland

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The rebel baseship is labeled "Enemy Baseship" but colored green. Enemy contacts are colored red on the dradus screen. See more »

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Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace: [Lee has fended off attacking mutineers by tricking them with a dud grenade, which both the mutineers and a rattled Starbuck thought was real] Not funny!
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Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace: [pauses briefly] No... not funny!
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17 February 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I never figured that Galactica would produce an episode better than Exodus (part 2). (My opinion, of course) For me, this was simply incredible. The acting, especially by Alessandro Juliani and Richard Hatch as the would-be revolutionaries was intense. Although another reviewer found the actions of the two doubtful, the characters' actions are believable and in-line with how they have been portrayed throughout the series.

Most of the characters on the show despise the very thought of working with the Cylons and although it is valid to suggest that these past two episodes were simply filler and an excuse to kill a couple of the regular characters it was impossible that a suggested alliance with the Cylons would not get some kind of a reaction from the crew.

Zarek and Gaeta, among others, are not evil. They are simply doing what they feel is right for humanity.

On a side note, it's good to see Baltar finally decide to stop running.

That final last meal scene between Gaeta and Baltar is truly stunning, especially knowing that Gaeta is about to be executed for much less than Baltar did.


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