Battlestar Galactica: Season 4, Episode 3

The Ties That Bind (18 Apr. 2008)

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The aftermath of a coup among the Cylons leads to further violence, Lee finds himself facing off against Roslin during his first meeting with the Quorum of Twelve as the new representative of Caprica, and Cally discovers the horrible truth about her husband Galen Tyrol. Meanwhile, Starbuck aimlessly searches for Earth with Anders and other Galactica officers. Written by Kevlar01

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While Cylon Centurions are unable to verbally communicate, the scene when Cavil is meeting with the six and the eights, it is very apparent that these centurions - the ones whose ability for higher mental functioning has been enabled - take a strong interest in their visual appearance. In several shots, these centurions are noticeable for their highly polished metal surfaces. See more »


When Tori hits Callie in the launch tube, the 'metal' runners on the deck fold flat beneath Callie as she falls, clearly being some sort of rubber material and not metal. See more »


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Improving but still missing some important ingredients
19 April 2008 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

While there are some interesting developments. I can't help but notice that overall this episode is nothing but a filler episode. Cally has some issues and it is obvious that there are some consequences to these issues. Cally discovers that Galen,Tory and Tigh are cylons. But what does she do? She smashes Galen's head in. She picks up the baby and walk towards the airlock to commit suicide. OK,I know that she wasn't clear in the head because of drugs and lack of sleep. But why couldn't she inform Adama or any other of command? This just doesn't make any sense in the context of the story. I know that the writers want to maintain the secret as long as possible. And to make matters worse it is Tory who finds out that Cally was spying on them. Galen and Tigh who have had military training,who were part of the resistance,who should be experts in being cautious and suspicious, did not notice the open hatch even when they clearly heard something falling seconds before. Yeahh right! Again the dramatic events on the Battlestar itself lacked some serious impact. I loved the intensity of some of these events in the past. But it isn't as intense as it was. This should improve soon otherwise this will be the worst season of the series. If it weren't for the developments concerning the cyclons (Six,Boomer and Brother Cavil) I would not have rated this episode ad high as I did. Their story line is the most interesting so far.

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