Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)
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The Ties That Bind 

The aftermath of a coup among the Cylons leads to further violence, Lee finds himself facing off against Roslin during his first meeting with the Quorum of Twelve as the new representative ... See full summary »

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Michael Nankin

Writers:

Ronald D. Moore (developed by), Michael Taylor | 2 more credits »
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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 ... Lee Adama
James Callis ... Dr. Gaius Baltar (credit only)
Tricia Helfer ... Number Six / Natalie Faust
Grace Park ... Lt. Sharon 'Athena' Agathon / Lt. Sharon 'Boomer' Valerii
Michael Hogan ... Colonel Saul Tigh
Aaron Douglas ... Chief Galen Tyrol
Tahmoh Penikett ... Captain Karl 'Helo' Agathon
Michael Trucco ... Ensign Samuel Anders
Nicki Clyne ... Crewman Specialist Cally Tyrol
Alessandro Juliani ... Lt. Felix Gaeta
Richard Hatch ... Tom Zarek
Donnelly Rhodes ... Dr. Cottle
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Storyline

The aftermath of a coup among the Cylons leads to further violence, Lee finds himself facing off against Roslin during his first meeting with the Quorum of Twelve as the new representative of Caprica, and Cally discovers the horrible truth about her husband Galen Tyrol. Meanwhile, Starbuck aimlessly searches for Earth with Anders and other Galactica officers. Written by Kevlar01

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

18 April 2008 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Tigh, Tyrol, and Tory's clandestine meeting takes place in weapons locker 1701D. 1701-D is the Enterprise's hull number in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), which Galactica creator and executive producer Ronald D. Moore wrote for (it was his first writing gig in 1989) and produced. See more »

Goofs

When Cally enters the launch tube, she looks out a side window and sees open space. In all exterior special effects shots, the launch tubes are depicted as being housed internally in Galactica's landing bays, with only the outer hatch exposed to space. It would be impossible to view space from the side of the tube. See more »

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References Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) See more »

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Written by Richard Gibbs
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Clinic on the real nature of dramatic tension
31 December 2014 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

One of the most powerful episodes in the entire series (a series which if memory serves was nominated for about 80 awards) is short on physical action but loaded to the gills with friction and what the French call "contretemps." Especially like the parallelism where attempts at democracy in both camps (human and Cylon) backfire, bigtime. The viewer is left with the unanswered question, is that because the latter are the creation of the former, and therefor suffer the same imperfections; or this is the nature of all life, whatever the source? Just when you think that things could not get any more interesting, Cally (as the logline says) finds out the truth about her husband (also ironic since even he does not know the truth about himself) and takes action.

Wow


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