Battlestar Galactica

Season 4 Episode 3

The Ties That Bind

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

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  • For many Battlestar fans, and episode predominantly about Callie is their worst nightmare. Consistantly one of the weakest characters, she is forced into a center role, and her acting makes this a subpar episode.

    To begin with, there was some good in this episode even though it was thrown on the back burner. Once again, the Cylons were the strongest storyline, as their feud for power raises to a new level, and number 1 makes a play for making them a more complete group. However, the storyline is completely absent in the final ten minutes, making you wondering what happened and how this was not the main aspect of the episode. The other positive is the growth of Lee Odama, as his position on the Quarum is something that strengthens him as a human being, and makes him the ethical and moral center of the show.

    However, the bad greatly outweighs the good. Starbucks mission is barely delved upon, and the scenes it does are for poor character development with her and Anders. The Callie storyline, however, as the conclussion of the episode is so predictable that its obvious thats where the episode is leading to. Add to that the fact that Callie is the worst actor on the show, and that the lack of chemistry between her and Tyrol makes those scenes even more painful. While the conclussion may push this season forward a little bit, as a whole this is definitely one of the weakest episodes of Battlestar.