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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Admiral William Adama
... President Laura Roslin
... Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace
... Major Lee 'Apollo' Adama
... Dr. Gaius Baltar
... Number Six / Caprica
... Lt. Sharon 'Athena' Agathon
... Colonel Saul Tigh
... Chief Galen Tyrol
... Captain Karl 'Helo' Agathon
... Crewman Specialist Cally Tyrol
... Lt. Felix Gaeta
... D'Anna Biers
... Simon
... Leoben Conoy


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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The concepts of "projection" (some kind of virtual reality the Cylons use to see their environment as they wish) and "hybrid" (a being which pilots the Cylon basestars) appear for the first time. See more »


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 »


Admiral William Adama: [to Kara and Tigh] Now one of you, and I don't care who, pick that weapon up and shoot me.
Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace: Admiral, I don't know...
Admiral William Adama: I didn't say to talk. You've done enough of that already. I said to pick up that weapon and shoot. What's the matter? No guts. You don't got a pair? You're both frakking cowards.
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A solid, character-driven episode
7 February 2007 | by See 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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