Battlestar Galactica

Season 4 Episode 17

Someone to Watch Over Me

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Feb 27, 2009 on Syfy

Episode Fan Reviews (22)

Write A Review
out of 10
442 votes
  • Without doubt one of the finest episodes of the show and a perfect addition to the already outstanding fourth season. A brilliant and subtle re-working of the series' drive: beautifully composed, sublimely acted and delicately paced.

    The season has so far been outstanding and with the addition of this episode moves towards what one can only expect will be a fantastic season climax. The interplay of the various story lines here works beautifully and is orchestrated by relating the piano and the search for a missing section to the development of Sharon and Galen as characters. Their escapes into their own imaginary world, created by Sharon, prove to be full of melancholy and joy, as does Kara's relation to her father. The presence of the piano, which is not "Someone to Watch Over Me" (which rather refers to the various parental relationships deployed in the episode), is by turns foreboding and exhilarating. The acting, as always, is stellar, with Katee Sackhoff(Kara) and Aaron Douglas (Galen) putting in particularly impressive performances. Easily deserves to be in the top five episodes.