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Battlestar Galactica: The Ties That Bind

Cally's world is turned upside down when she suspects her husband is cheating on her.

Meanwhile, Lee begins his career in politics, Kara leads a sceptical crew, and lines are finely drawn in the Cylon internal unrest.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x3
Production Number: 405
Airdate: Friday April 18th, 2008


Guest Stars
Richard Hatch (1)Richard Hatch (1)
As Tom Zarek
Donnelly RhodesDonnelly Rhodes
As Dr. Cottle
Matthew Bennett (1)Matthew Bennett (1)
As Number Five
Rekha SharmaRekha Sharma
As Tory Foster
Dean StockwellDean Stockwell
As Number One

Co-Guest Stars
Michael Hogan (1)Michael Hogan (1)
As Saul Tigh
Aaron DouglasAaron Douglas
As Galen Tyrol
Tahmoh PenikettTahmoh Penikett
As Karl "Helo" Agathon
Michael TruccoMichael Trucco
As Sam Anders
Nicki ClyneNicki Clyne
As Cally
Alessandro JulianiAlessandro Juliani
As Felix Gaeta
Jennifer HalleyJennifer Halley
As Seelix
Christina SchildChristina Schild
As Playa Palacios
Biski GugusheBiski Gugushe
As Sekou Hamilton
Finn R. DevittFinn R. Devitt
As Baby Nicky
Donna SoaresDonna Soares
As Speaking Delegate #1
Andrew McIlroyAndrew McIlroy
As Jacob Cantrell
Judith MaxieJudith Maxie
As Picon Delegate
Iris PalulyIris Paluly
As Speaking Delegate #2
Ryan McDonellRyan McDonell
As Lt. Eammon "Gonzo" Pike
Marilyn NorryMarilyn Norry
As Reza Chronides
Jennifer MylreaJennifer Mylrea
As Cally Stunt Double
Dale KiplingDale Kipling
As Cavil Stunt Double
Main Cast
Edward James OlmosEdward James Olmos
As William Adama
Mary McDonnellMary McDonnell
As Laura Roslin
Katee SackhoffKatee Sackhoff
As Kara "Starbuck" Thrace
Jamie BamberJamie Bamber
As Lee "Apollo" Adama
Tricia HelferTricia Helfer
As Number Six
Grace ParkGrace Park
As Sharon "Boomer" Valerii/Sharon "Athena" Agathon


Cally wakes up to hear Nicky crying, without her husband in bed with her. After failing to find him through Dualla, she goes through his clothes and finds a napkin from Joe's Bar. There, Tyrol is talking with Tory about his confusion over his identity. Cally, with Nicky in her arms, comes to the bar and sees the two talking, catching a glimpse of Tory touching Tyrol's arm. Assuming he is having an affair, she goes to confront him, only to vomit and walks off without letting listening to Tyrol...

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Episode Notes
Survivor count: 39,676

This episode marks the death of Cally.

Series star James Callis does not appear in this episode.

When the two portions of the Cylon fleet meet, an observant viewer can see the Orion constellation. It is visible again as Cally looks through the port window.

Episode Quotes
Number One: Now really, Six, if you had wanted some room to spread out, you could've just asked.
Natalie: Is there anything that isn't fodder for a joke with you? Or is that really how you see our very existence, as some sort of nihilistic punchline?
Number One: Nihilistic punchline? I like that. But quite honestly, I'm feeling very serious. Getting riddled with bullets affects me that way.

Natalie: Escort him off the ship.
(the Centurion doesn't respond)
Natalie: Please.
Number One: It's a good thing you remembered the magic word.

Number One: Just remember: they started it.
Boomer: But we're killing them. We're truly killing them. My own sisters.
Number One: They can trust their God to watch over their immortal souls.
Boomer: What about ours?
Number One: We're machines, dear, remember? We don't have souls.

Cultural References
Tigh, Tyrol, and Foster are meeting at weapons locker 1701D, which is a reference to the registration number of the USS Enterprise from Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1701-D.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperRonald D. Moore
Executive ProducerRonald D. Moore  |  David Eick
Co-Executive ProducerMark Verheiden
ProducerHarvey Frand
Co-ProducerPaul M. Leonard
Consulting ProducerGlen A. Larson
Production DesignerRichard Hudolin
EditorGib Jaffe
First Assistant DirectorStacey Fish
Second Assistant DirectorKit Marlatt
MusicBear McCreary
Costume DesignerGlenne Campbell
HairstylistGerald Gibbons
Property MasterKen Hawryliw
Production AssistantHelen Murray  |  Stuart Blackie
Post Production SupervisorGregg Tilson
Director of PhotographyStephen McNutt
Post Production CoordinatorIan Maddox
Based On The Works OfGlen A. Larson
Third Assistant DirectorAshley Bell (2)
ConsultantJerry Hultsch
Visual Effects SupervisorGary Hutzel
Sound AssistantNaan Speiss
Casting AssociateHannah Cooper
Post Production AssistantBettina Zachariah Treviranus
Assistant Costume DesignerGlenna Owen
Assistant Art DirectorPeter R. Stratford
Makeup ArtistPatricia Murray
Trainee Assistant DirectorBob Rogers
Camera TraineeAdam Braverman
CGI ArtistJames Ford (2)  |  Sean Jackson (2)  |  Michael Davidson (2)
1st Assistant Production CoordinatorJill Christensen
2nd Assistant Production CoordinatorMelina Morokhovich
Accounting ClerkJulia Tanner
VFX CompositorChris Wood (1)
Color TimerRon Nichols (2)
Location AssistantStacey Campbell  |  Jessica Feskun
Special Effects AssistantRon Seida
1st Assistant Hair StylistWayne Russell
Military Tech AdvisorRon Blecker
On Set CarpenterMatt Clancy
2nd Assistant Hair StylistDean Scheck
Rigging Lamp OpMaria Stanborough
2nd Unit Production CoordinatorNicole Florian
Composite CoordinatorAnthony Alvaro
VFX Production AssistantJeff Quinn  |  Rob Tobin  |  Kelly Whitfield
Sr. VFX CompositorAurore De Blois
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