Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)
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Baltar learns from Caprica Six of their ability to project themselves and imagine different surroundings which leads him to wonder if he too is a Cylon. He has told the Cylons what he knows... See full summary »

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Jean de Segonzac (as Jean de Segoznac)

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Ronald D. Moore (developed by), Anne Cofell Saunders | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Edward James Olmos ... Admiral William Adama
Mary McDonnell ... President Laura Roslin
Katee Sackhoff ... Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace
Jamie Bamber ... Major Lee 'Apollo' Adama
James Callis ... Dr. Gaius Baltar
Tricia Helfer ... Number Six / Caprica
Grace Park ... Lt. Sharon 'Athena' Agathon
Michael Hogan ... Colonel Saul Tigh
Aaron Douglas ... Chief Galen Tyrol
Tahmoh Penikett ... Captain Karl 'Helo' Agathon
Nicki Clyne ... Crewman Specialist Cally Tyrol
Alessandro Juliani ... Lt. Felix Gaeta
Lucy Lawless ... D'Anna Biers
Rick Worthy ... Simon
Callum Keith Rennie ... Leoben Conoy
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Baltar learns from Caprica Six of their ability to project themselves and imagine different surroundings which leads him to wonder if he too is a Cylon. He has told the Cylons what he knows about the location of Earth and they dispatch a Basestar to investigate. In the end, the survey ship is infected with a virus killing everyone aboard. Aboard the Galactica, Lt. Gaeta has been reviewing Baltar's work in deciphering the map they recovered on Kobol. He too thinks he know what it all means. Of greater concern however is the wedge between those who stayed with the fleet and those who were on the ground fighting the Cylons. Starbuck and Colonel Tigh in particular are quite vocal in complaining about those who stayed behind and it's left to Admiral Adama to lay down the law. Written by garykmcd

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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3 November 2006 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

Some of the proposed (and rejected) call signs for Sharon Agathon were Chrome Dome, Titanium, and Toaster Babe. See more »

Goofs

During the training mission at the moon, the first close-up shot of Kat is flipped horizontally. Notice the name & call sign on the side. See more »

Quotes

Aaron Doral: The Hybrid objects.
D'Anna Biers: She doesn't get a vote. Jump the ship.
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Written by Richard Gibbs
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A solid, character-driven episode
7 February 2007 | by DVD_ConnoisseurSee all my reviews

Towards the end of this solid episode, I actually felt a little sorry for James Callis' long-suffering but ambiguous Baltar. Trapped aboard the Lynchian nightmare known as the Cylon base-ship, life is no bed of roses. The surreal world of the Cylons is chillingly dark, alien and cold. Even the normally amorous Number Six offers little comfort to Baltar now.

Elsewhere, on the Galactica, tempers are erupting and characters emotions are at breaking point.

An emotional, compelling episode, "Torn" (like "Collaborators" before it) provides a change of pace from the excitement of the earlier instalments of this third series. This is dark, uncompromising science fiction that works brilliantly as it mirrors the uncertainty and concerns of the post-9/11 world.

While all the cast are excellent, Katee Sackhoff delivers a powerhouse portrayal of a shell-shocked Starbuck, still coming to terms with the events of New Caprica and the duplicity of the Cylons.

7 out of 10. Not one of the best episodes but very watchable nonetheless.


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