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 »


References Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) See more »


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Moving the plot along nicely... but with a tragic end
30 January 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After the events on the Cylon fleet in the previous episode it looks as though the Cavell's and their allies have come to terms with the fact that they have been out manoeuvred and agree to end the lobotomising of the raiders and to unbox the Threes. However this was a ploy with the intention of luring his opponents away from the resurrection ship with the intention of killing them permanently; only time will tell whether they were successful or whether a Cylon civil war will ensue. Back on the fleet Cally is at the end of her tether; her son is keeping her up all night and her husband, Chief Tyrol claims to be busy all the time. She catches him in the bar with Tory and assumes they are having an affair but later learns the awful truth; that he, Tory and Col. Tigh are Cylons; a discovery that will have tragic consequences. Elsewhere Starbuck is still off searching for a clue about Earth's location but her crew are growing restless.

This was a fine episode even though I didn't like the ending... that is not to say the ending wasn't brilliantly handled and right for the story; I was just sad to see the loss of a character I'd grown to like over the course of the series die in such a way. The various plot lines remain interesting and promise much more to come. Dean Stockwell continues to impress as Cavall; one of the more interesting characters amongst the Cylons. The best performance this week however came from Nicki Clyne who was brilliant as Cally; usually a secondary character but this was her episode as she played a woman who is exhausted to begin with then learns that the man she loved is not what he seems at all.

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