Battlestar Galactica

Season 1 Episode 9

Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Mar 04, 2005 on Syfy



  • Trivia

    • The fleet has lost 68 people since "33," and according to Baltar its population is now 47,905.

    • During the scene where Baltar looks at the hundreds of vials and talks to Number Six about how hopeless it is, the music playing in the background is "Battlestar Operatica," which was written for the episode by Bear McCreary rather than using Mozart.

      The lyrics are in Italian and mean the following:

      Woe upon your Cylon heart
      There's a toaster in your head
      And it wears high heels

      Number Six calls to you
      The Cylon Detector beckons
      Your girlfriend is a toaster

      Woe upon your Cylon heart
      Alas, disgrace! Alas, sadness and

      The toaster has a pretty red dress
      Red like its glowing spine
      Number Six whispers
      By Your Command

  • Quotes

    • Roslin: If you're a Cylon, I'd like to know.
      Adama: If I'm a Cylon, you're really screwed.

    • Apollo: Why did you bring her here?
      Adama: Because she's his wife! I couldn't deny her access to her own husband without causing suspicion. Besides, I wanted her close to me.
      Ellen Tigh: (walks in with Col. Tigh) I told you! I told you he wanted me!
      Baltar: Oh lovely.

  • Notes

    • This is the first episode of the series to be directed by Edward James Olmos. It is also the first episode to be directed by a member of the cast.

    • The title of this episode refers to the 1990 Pedro Almodovar movie ¡Átame!. It was released in the U.S. under the title Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! It helped spur the MPAA to create the NC-17 rating because of its extensive nudity and graphic sex scenes. The plot of the BSG episode does not follow that of the movie, which involved a kidnapping.

    • This episode first aired in the United Kingdom on December 13, 2004, on Sky One. Sky One co-financed the first season of the show.

    • The UK TiVo EPG has it listed as Secrets and Lies

  • Allusions

    • "Delphi" was home to the Delphic Oracle of Apollo in ancient Greece. Helo discovers that the Cylons have been using the city of Delphi as the base of their operations on Caprica.