Battlestar Galactica

Season 4 Episode 13

The Oath (1)

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Jan 30, 2009 on Syfy



  • Trivia

    • Discrepancy with the number of remaining survivors
      The main title sequence indicated that there were 39,643 remaining survivors in the fleet but the whiteboard in President Roslin's office on Colonial One showed a survivor count of 39,644.

  • Quotes

    • Adama: You swore an oath when you put that uniform on. You pledged to defend this ship and her crew.
      Gaeta: You swore the same allegiance! What happened to your oath?

    • Anders: Look, if you're expecting some grand wisdom, you can forget it. I don't have any more answers than you do.
      Athena: Well, you might want to keep that to yourself.

    • Adama: I'll try to make it home for supper.
      Roslin: I'll have it ready.

    • Kara: (to Lee) Right now, all we can count on is you and me.

    • Starbuck: Take it from someone who died once - it's no fun.

  • Notes

    • The ship number on President Roslin's get-away Raptor is 619, the area code for most of San Diego, CA. Series developer and executive producer Ronald Moore attended college on a Navy ROTC scholarship and the Naval Base in San Diego is the largest on the West Coast of the United States. The Raptor ship number may refer to the San Diego area code or it may just be a coincidence.

    • Michael Hogan read the "Previously on Battlestar Galactica" line for this episode.

  • Allusions