Battlestar Galactica: Season 4, Episode 8

Sine Qua Non (30 May 2008)

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President Roslin's abduction by the Cylon Hybrid triggers a bitter power struggle within the Colonial Fleet.

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Dr. Cottle works desperately to save Natalie 6 and Athena is sitting in the brig. With the Basestar having jumped into hyperspace with President Roslin and Gaius Baltar on board, Tom Zarek assumes the interim Presidency. The fleet has lost more than the President however as they had already transferred an air wing to the Cylon ship pending the attack on the resurrection hub. When one of the Raptors returns, they find a crewman on board, dead. Admiral Adama simply won't support a Zarek-led government and Lee Adama tries to arrange a compromise. He gets Romo Lampkin to help him find the right candidate to replace Zarek as interim President. Adama learns that Col. Tigh has been having sex with Caprica 6 and that she is pregnant. Realizing that he will go to any lengths to find Roslin and that he has lost his objectivity, Admiral Adama comes to a major decision about his future. Written by garykmcd

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[Romo told Apollo that he's the only choice for the Presidency and then pulled a pistol on him. He made Apollo open his bag to see his wife's murdered cat. He has just explained his anguish about picking up the cat and heading back to the shuttle when the war broke out instead of going home and trying to save his family]
'Lee' Leland Joseph Adama: Romo. We've all had to make difficult choices. You don't think I know? Your wife's name was Faye. You had two daughters, Jennifer and Katie! There were over 200 passengers on ...
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re: What a difference a week makes?!!
6 June 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I have to disagree! While I would never say it was 'the best' of episodes, I must say that It was terrific to watch the casts best actors really ply their trade. The intensity of the drama was fascinating. Tigh is such an interesting character and Michael Hogan plays him so well. I hope when the series ends we will see more of him in some interesting roles.

I would like to see some more action, however, as I have been missing the fantastic fleet battles of earlier seasons. I'm expecting the season will be low on action, unfortunately, but leading up to an epic final episode (or two).


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