Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)
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Someone to Watch Over Me 

Kara meets a pianist who reminds her of her father. She tries to play a melody she remembers from her childhood, and a drawing made by Hera helps her. Meanwhile, Boomer is to be tried for ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Nankin

Writers:

Ronald D. Moore (developed by), David Weddle | 3 more credits »
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Cast

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 ... Lee Adama
James Callis ... Dr. Gaius Baltar (credit only)
Tricia Helfer ... Number Six / Sonja
Grace Park ... Lt. Sharon 'Boomer' Valerii / Lt. Sharon 'Athena' Agathon
Michael Hogan ... Colonel Saul Tigh
Aaron Douglas ... Chief Galen Tyrol
Tahmoh Penikett ... Captain Karl 'Helo' Agathon
Michael Trucco ... Ensign Samuel Anders
Kate Vernon ... Ellen Tigh
Donnelly Rhodes ... Dr. Cottle
Rekha Sharma ... Tory Foster
Roark Critchlow ... Slick
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Kara meets a pianist who reminds her of her father. She tries to play a melody she remembers from her childhood, and a drawing made by Hera helps her. Meanwhile, Boomer is to be tried for treason. Tyrol takes her side, and helps her escape. Written by undomiel

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

27 February 2009 (USA) See more »

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The packaging of the cassette tape that Kara has of her father's reads "Dreilide Thrace - Live At The Helice Opera House", an allusion to the Opera House visions shared by several characters throughout the show. See more »

Goofs

When Galen Tyrol is explaining that the Galactica only has a few more jumps remaining, the camera pans to Lee Adama - a crew member is visible over Lee's left shoulder. See more »

Quotes

Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace: Remember, the first one who sights a habitable rock will get this fine oral hygiene product. It is the last tube of Tauron toothpaste in the universe. Gods know most of you need it.
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References Someone to Watch Over Me (1987) See more »

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Main Title Theme
Written by Richard Gibbs
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Not merely a FFO but the great-granddaddy of the FFOs
14 March 2015 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

FFO episodes are "for fans only." They have special meaning only for those who have watched every episode and are in sync with the story. To a stranger, they are just a big headache.

This is not merely a FFO, but this could set the bar as THE FFO for all series present and future.

There is stuff going on here involving ancient rivalries, ancient loves, ancient plots, and yes the common theme is "ancient" -- if you don't remember the earlier episodes, you are not going to get it.

If you do, this one is a WOW.

Every possible emotional chord is punched and punched hard.

The memories of a daughter for her father.

Would sacrifice would you make to save the one you loved? Would you knowingly put a child in harm's way? Most astonishing of all, buried in the episode is a "trope" about building a house in your head because you never had the chance to build one in reality.

The emotional impact of this is off the charts. Watching this episode in 2015, I am astonished no one in Hollywood ever riffed a film off the idea.

Oh well, it's early. I expect the IMDb to be around for a while. Give it a decade or two and let's see what happens...


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