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 »


Lt. Felix Gaeta: [referring to his recurring phantom leg pain] It stopped.
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Written by Richard Gibbs
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One word: "AWESOME!"
7 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Who would have thought that another episode would come along that would be BETTER than "EXODUS Part 2"? My hat's off to the producers, writers, actors, sound engineers and all involved in creating such a phenomenal episode.

After 4 long years we finally witness Gaeta's character arc come full circle in this phenomenal episode as he deftly stages a military coup that does not turn out the way he had envisioned. Gaeta is not evil nor is he insane. But when he sees the Admiral and President side with the Cylons, he is then pushed beyond his breaking point. He is physically tired, mentally pushed to the limit and angry. And in the end, what he believes to be a valiant fight against Admiral Adama and President Roslin, is truly utter tragedy. It is he (Gaeta) that is standing on the wrong side of history and it is he whose demise is a sad ending.

This episode takes you on an action-packed emotional roller coaster ride right from the opening scene; where Cylon and human (rekindled best friends Tigh and Adama) hold their ground against a relentless Marine pursuit, to the wicked drum beats that accompany the scene where vipers doggedly pursue the President's escape raptor, to the defiant yell of President Roslin, to the suspense of hoping that Tyrol is not caught, to the incredibly touching scene of Dr. Baltar and Gaeta and finally, seeing the resolve and peace on Gaeta's face as his phantom leg troubles him no more. Yes, this episode is intense! So sit back, kill the lights and go along for an incredibly amazing ride!

Battlestar Galactica is hands-down the best dramatic episodic on TV at this time.

Nuff said!

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