Battlestar Galactica

Season 4 Episode 7

Guess What's Coming to Dinner?

Aired Friday 10:00 PM May 16, 2008 on Syfy



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • (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

    • President Roslin is shown with a hardcover copy of the novel Searider Falcon. This is the same book that Adama read to Roslin in the Season 4 episode "Escape Velocity."

    • As of the end of the teaser, there are 39,673 survivors in the fleet, two less than the total listed in the previous episode.

    • Tricia Helfer read the "Previously on Battlestar Galactica" line at the beginning of this episode.

  • Allusions

    • 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.