Battlestar Galactica

Season 4 Episode 3

The Ties That Bind

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Apr 18, 2008 on Syfy

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  • Sides are chosen; lines are drawn.


    Apparently, once their Cylon identities were realized, the true goals and ambitions of the "Hidden Four" slowly begin to assert themselves over the "cover personalities" they had been living with up until now. I don't want to post any spoilers, but Tory Foster's decision at the end of the episode was cold (both figuratively and literally). The overriding goal of the Cylons to breed a hybrid child is obviously very much intact and now they have one in the form of Tyrol and Cally's baby boy.

    As for Lee, his exposing Roslin's plans for a shadow court designed for no other purpose than to solidify her hold on power is telling. He could have sat on that information and used it in private discussions with her to try and prod her into a more "above board" way of dealing with issues, but by throwing it out there in an open council session, her standing is severely compromised and her every move will now be scrutinized as never before.

    The Cylon Civil War has begun! The first shots have been fired and the first TRUE casualties have fallen. I don't want to speculate where this is going because the writers seem to have a very well defined idea of the destinies of all the players involved. I only wonder what impact the possible independence of the Centurions or the philosophizing of the Base Star Controllers will have.