Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)
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Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down 

After the interrogated Cylon gave Roslin the idea that Adama might be a Cylon, Roslin becomes suspicious of him. Unexpectedly, Colonel Tigh's estranged wife Ellen turns up alive in the fleet, apparently miraculously, raising the possibility that she might be a Cylon.

Director:

Edward James Olmos

Writers:

Ronald D. Moore (developed by), Jeff Vlaming | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Edward James Olmos ... Commander William Adama
Mary McDonnell ... President Laura Roslin
Katee Sackhoff ... Lt. Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace
Jamie Bamber ... Cpt. Lee 'Apollo' Adama
James Callis ... Dr. Gaius Baltar
Tricia Helfer ... Number Six
Grace Park ... Lt. Sharon 'Boomer' Valerii
Michael Hogan ... Colonel Saul Tigh
Aaron Douglas ... Chief Galen Tyrol
Tahmoh Penikett ... Lt. Karl 'Helo' Agathon
Kandyse McClure ... Officer Anastasia Dualla
Paul Campbell ... Billy Keikeya
Alessandro Juliani ... Lt. Felix Gaeta
Kate Vernon ... Ellen Tigh
Matthew Bennett ... Aaron Doral
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Storyline

Dr. Baltar has finished his Cylon detector and president Laura Roslin tries to convince commander Adama he should be the first to be tested. Since the Conroy copy told her Adama is a Cylon, she is getting more and more suspicious and even sends Billy to ask Dualla about his behavior. When suddenly a Cylon raider pops up behaving strangely, Adama is missing, raising more eyebrows. He returns however with Ellen Tigh, the presumed dead wife of colonel Tigh, who suddenly appeared. She claims she lost consciousness during the Cylon attack and was cared for on the Rising Star. Is she a Cylon? Back on Caprica, Helo notices a change in behavior of the centurions. Sharon tells him they're after her. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Trivia

In this culture, all papers and documents have clipped corners, thus, 8 sides or edges. Oddly, the photo of Ellen that Saul crumples in his quarters is rectangular, with no clipped corners. See more »

Goofs

When Baltar was talking to Six about all of the samples he had to test with the Cylon detector, he says "...47,905 blood samples. Eleven hours to test each one for Cylon indicators. 21,956 days." Yet in the previous episode Baltar puts the slide containing Boomer's blood sample into the Cylon detector and he receives results within a few minutes. See more »

Quotes

President Laura Roslin: [to Commander Adama, who is concerned about Ellen's identity] You actually think that woman is a Cylon?
Captain Lee 'Apollo' Adama: Well, if she's not, then we're all in a lot of trouble.
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Connections

References Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989) See more »

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Main Title Theme
Written by Richard Gibbs
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A momentary quality spike in a sinking show
21 April 2015 | by delnegro-IMDbSee all my reviews

The simple fact that this episode's plot avoids the pseudo-scientific nonsense that plagues most of the series would be enough to make it better than average, but the real star of the show turns out to be behind the camera (as well as in front).

Edward James Olmos' direction is a breath of fresh air. The shot composition, the pacing, even the acting, are significantly better than average. At times, it's reminiscent of the (absolutely brilliant) "Our Mrs. Reynolds" episode from Firefly.

I doubt I'll manage to make it through the remaining 3 seasons, but I'll definitely check out the other episodes he directed.


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4 March 2005 (USA) See more »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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