Battlestar Galactica

Season 4 Episode 7

Guess What's Coming to Dinner?

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Aired Friday 10:00 PM May 16, 2008 on Syfy
9.5
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Adama and the fleet are presented with the proposed alliance with the Cylon rebels. Natalie offers an enticing prize to win Roslin's acceptance, but trust doesn't follow so easily.

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  • Guess What's Coming to Dinner?

    10
    The episode "Guess What's Coming to Dinner?" was a superb episode of Battlestar Galactica and I really enjoyed watching because there was a ton of juicy character and plot development, great special effects, and awesome acting! The story was well written and played out perfectly. It was cool to see the Cylons and Humans working together. The ending was fantastic and a great surprise as the President is determined to speak with the Hybrid. Athena has another shared vision and afterward Hera really runs off and comes into the hands of a Six. Athena makes a drastic decision which was a bit shocking but not unexpected. I certainly look forward to watching the next episode to see what happens next!!!!!!!!!moreless
  • Rosilen gets jumped away and athena shoots the cylon leader. Both sides are trying to betray each other.

    10
    This episode was one of the best I'd ever seen in my life. It totaly deserves a 9.6. This 9.5 business is crap! I loved the clif hanger and the way that both the humans and cylons planned to betray each other. Season 4 deserves better ratings than it got. The opera house is awesome so Awesome!!!!. I realized that gaeta was giving words to the backround music that had been playing all season. Its pretty cool. There needs to be some resultion to the baltar and gaeta thing. I cant get my head around the idea that gaeta hates baltar. It kinda kool anyway. This episode was the best ever.moreless
  • Kara and her crew return to the fleet-with a cylon baseship! Let the games begin!

    9.5
    This episode starts to take the series in a new direction-working with the rebel faction of the cylons. I chose "pivotal" to describe the episode for the following reasons:



    Despite being enemies, Natalie will trust Adama's word(sign of things to come?)



    Roslin bridges the gap between herself and Kara,actually asking for help.



    While each side plots to betray the other, a cylon(Natalie) is the one that wants to break that cycle.



    The final four we know are getting nervous. What happens when they get exposed?



    Roslin brings Baltar back in the mix by having him go with her to the baseship.



    I loved that they ended the episode with the baseship jumping away, with the President and half Galactica's pilots aboard. This show continues to create great story arcs that last several episodes rather than stand alones. It gives the time needed to tell the stories well and in detail.moreless
  • New kind of relationship with Cylons

    9.5
    Wow.. that was amazing episode - and I have no way where to start.. first the whole start - baseship jumps in but the trashship don't and they are all afraid to be blown out and saved in last minutes - and then cylons thinking about acting out but then they take Natalie to the core (I think it was called like that) to make those people see cylons should not be afraid and they working with them to destroy the hub is still on.. but then Natalie sees that they do not have to afraid people - but it all goes wrong when Sharon freaks out about Hera's drawings.. and she gets missing and Sharon goes after.. to find Hera running into the arms of Natalie..



    and President who went to baseship with Gaius.. and with all the other people - they get lost when hybrid jumps...moreless
  • FINALLY!The action has COME back to Galactica!!!

    9.0
    This review may contain spoilers...



    After a really disappointing start to the season i am finally starting to see the good and kick butt galactica stories that i liked. The pace as quickened, there is no more Gaius is god for half the episode crap going on. The usual twist and turns in the plot are back and this show is by far the best in the season.



    The show as started to have new life and i hope they kepp it this way until the end. On a side note I think Thigh sold himself out to Adama who may just have figured out just who Saul really is by not opening fire on the base star when it appeared....



    peace out and enjoy the show!moreless
Katee Sackhoff

Katee Sackhoff

Kara "Starbuck" Thrace

Grace Park

Grace Park

Sharon Valerii/Sharon "Athena" Agathon

Tricia Helfer

Tricia Helfer

Number Six/Natalie

James Callis

James Callis

Gaius Baltar

Edward James Olmos

Edward James Olmos

William Adama

Jamie Bamber

Jamie Bamber

Lee "Apollo" Adama

Alexandra Thomas

Alexandra Thomas

Hera Agathon

Guest Star

Michael Hogan

Michael Hogan

Saul Tigh

Recurring Role

Tahmoh Penikett

Tahmoh Penikett

Karl "Helo" Agathon

Recurring Role

Aaron Douglas

Aaron Douglas

Galen Tyrol

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • (Natalie speaks to the Quorum)
      Natalie: In our civil war, we've seen death. We watched our people die. Gone forever. As terrible as it was, beyond the reach of the Resurrection Ships, something began to change. We could feel a sense of time. As if each moment held its own significance. We began to realize that for our existence to hold any value it must end. To live meaningful lives we must die, and not return. The one human flaw, that you spend your lifetimes distressing over -- mortality -- is the one thing... well, it's the one thing that makes you whole.

    • Natalie: Madam President, you asked for a reason to help us? Vengeance. You destroy the hub, Cylons lose their ability to download. All of us.
      Roslin: Why would you be willing to lose your ability to resurrect?
      Natalie: We're rebels. We can't go back.

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Guess What's Coming to Dinner?

      The title of this episode is a reference to the similarly titled 1967 movie Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?, winner of the Academy Award for Original Screenplay. A young Caucasian American woman invites her new fiancé, an African-American doctor, to dinner with her parents. Interracial marriage was a highly controversial topic in the U.S. at the time.

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