Battlestar Galactica

Season 4 Episode 9

The Hub

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Jun 06, 2008 on Syfy



  • Trivia

    • Orion Constellation: Near the end of the episode, when the rebel Cylon base ship makes the final jump back and Adama looks out his viewport, the Orion constellation appears big and bright right next to the base ship.

    • The date shown on the vital signs monitor next to Roslin's sickbed reads 27 May 2006.

  • Quotes

    • Cavil: Boomer's my pet Eight. She's seen the light of reason. An Eight can make a passionate ally.
      D'Anna: Until she sees something shiny.

    • Baltar: (to the Cylon Centurion) I can see a real hierarchy around here. And I have to tell you, you're on the lower end of the scale, my friend. Yes, you are. Which is odd when you think about the Cylon God. They told you about God, didn't they?

    • Elosha: The thing is, the harder it is to recognize someone's right to draw a breath, the more crucial it is. If humanity is going to prove itself worthy of surviving, it can't do it on a case-by-case basis. A bad man feels his death just as keenly as a good man.

    • The copy of Sharon: (addressing Roslin while speaking about the Hybrid) It doesn't work like that. She makes her own decisions. And we can't unplug her because now she's wired herself into life support.
      Baltar: Alright. Then, then, then why don't we give this a go.
      (to the Hybrid, in a gentle tone) Shhhhhh. Hey. Hey, stop jumping the ship. Alright?
      The Hybrid: Cease countdown. Cease countdown.
      (The Hybrid begins to utter technical words and phrases)
      Baltar: (very pleased with himself) Did you see that? I just opened myself up to it on a spiritual level --
      The Hybrid: Jump!

    • Baltar: (referring to the Hybrid) Look, it knows me. It trusts me. I think, I think it even likes me.

    • Helo: So you're not denying you'd keep the way to Earth to yourself if you could.
      Roslin: I'm not saying that's true. I will say that if the Cylons had the option, that's exactly, exactly what they would do.
      Helo: No, I don't think so. Not the Sharons, the Eights.
      Roslin: Captain, you are not married to the entire production line.

    • Baltar: (talking to the Cylon Centurion) There was this dog, see, and the master had placed a bit of food on the edge of its snout. And the dog had to wait until he was told he could eat it.
      (The Centurion tilts his head)
      Baltar: I know. Pathetic. Pathetic, isn't it?

  • Notes

    • Bear McCreary purposefully refrained from using an adrenaline-pumping theme for the battle scene. He wanted the music to emphasize the significance of the event. He tried to avoid the "energetic action music" that most viewers would expect for a major battle scene.

    • No scenes in this episode feature the Galactica although the ship's interior is seen in Roslin's visions.

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

    • Mary McDonnell read the "Previously on Battlestar Galactica" line at the beginning of this episode.

  • Allusions

    • Baltar's wound

      Baltar is wounded on the side of his torso, possibly a reference to the spear wound that Jesus Christ received while on the Cross. Other episodes have included allusions to Jesus Christ in reference to Baltar, including Baltar's bearded appearance and head covering near the end of "Crossroads, Part 2," Baltar's religious preaching, and Baltar's willingness to sacrifice himself for the sake of another in "He That Believeth in Me."