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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Tigh, Tyrol, and Tory's clandestine meeting takes place in weapons locker 1701D. 1701-D is the Enterprise's hull number in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), which Galactica creator and executive producer Ronald D. Moore wrote for and produced. See more »


When Cally enters the launch tube, she looks out a side window and sees open space. In all exterior special effects shots, the launch tubes are depicted as being housed internally in Galactica's landing bays, with only the outer hatch exposed to space. It would be impossible to view space from the side of the tube. See more »


References Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) 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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