Battlestar Galactica

Season 4 Episode 8

Sine Qua Non

Aired Friday 10:00 PM May 30, 2008 on Syfy

Episode Fan Reviews (27)

Write A Review
out of 10
487 votes
  • Zero Plot Development

    I was really excited about this episode after last weeks great show but it was a real disappointment. There was no follow up on any of the plotlines of interest from last week. We still don't know what is happening with the resurrection hub/ un-boxing of the D'Anna's/Opera house etc. There has been no fall out from Gaeta being shot by Anders or the mutiny. Suddenly Starback is back as CAG and seems to have lost all desire to find earth. It all feels a bit disjointed. With all these stories to tell it seems strange to dedicate a whole episode to Lee becoming temporary president (didn't see that one coming 3 minutes in) and his father deciding to abandon ship to wait in a Raider for Roslin et al to get back from their presumably far more interesting adventures. Oh and also Tigh got Capria Six pregnant which is nasty but apparently doesn't make him a questionable choice to lead the fleet while Bill has his little vacation. We have come a long way since Helo knocked Athena up haven't we, unfortunately it is in the wrong direction. The way things are going they will have to re-name the show Chattlestar Galactica