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Battlestar Galactica (Season 4)

4.01 – He That Believeth in Me
aired on April 4, 2008
Directed by: Michael Rymer | Written by: Bradley Thompson, David Weddle

During a seemingly hopeless battle, Kara Thrace appears in a pristine Viper, claiming that she has been to Earth and can lead the Fleet there — but the terminal Laura Roslin believes otherwise. Meanwhile, four of the so-called Final Five are forced to tackle the repercussions of their newfound nature, while Gaius Baltar discovers he has a commune of nubile female cultists who believe him to be an agent of the “one true God”.
4.02 – Six of One
aired on April 11, 2008
Directed by: Anthony Hemingway | Written by: Michael Angeli

Starbuck and Laura Roslin face off with a gun between them, Lee Adama says goodbye to the Galactica, violent conflict breaks out between the seven models aboard Cylon Basestar, and Gaius Baltar is directly pulled into the “Final Five” situation.
4.03 – The Ties That Bind
aired on April 18, 2008
Directed by: Michael Nankin | Written by: Michael Taylor

The aftermath of a coup among the Cylons leads to further violence, Lee finds himself facing off against Roslin during his first meeting with the Quorum of Twelve as the new representative of Caprica, and Cally discovers the horrible truth about her husband Galen Tyrol. Meanwhile, Starbuck aimlessly searches for Earth with Anders and other Galactica officers.
4.04 – Escape Velocity
aired on April 25, 2008
Directed by: Edward James Olmos | Written by: Jane Espenson

Gaius Baltar causes intense unrest within the fleet when he begins to openly promote belief in the Cylon god. Colonel Tigh, Galen Tyrol, and Tory Foster argue over how far they should go to ensure their secret is not revealed.
Thing is it probably is the right thing, but… Sometimes the right thing is a luxury. And it can have profoundly dangerous consequences. And yet it’s almost as if he doesn’t want that to be true…
4.06 – Faith
aired on May 9, 2008
Directed by: Michael Nankin | Written by: Seamus Kevin Fahey

A vicious injury ends the mutiny attempt aboard the Demetrius, Kara leads her crew to the Cylon rebel’s Basestar, and Roslin begins to understand Gaius Baltar’s appeal to his followers. Meanwhile, Anders attempts to secretly find answers to his purpose as a member of the Final Five.
4.07 – Guess What’s Coming to Dinner?
aired on May 16, 2008
Directed by: Wayne Rose | Written by: Michael Angeli

A shaky alliance between the Colonial Fleet and Cylon rebels is put to the test when the two groups combine efforts to take out a Cylon “Resurrection Hub”. Meanwhile, Athena loses control when Hera becomes unnaturally drawn to Natalie.
4.09 – The Hub
aired on June 6, 2008
Directed by: Paul Edwards | Written by: Jane Espenson

The Hybrid keeps jumping the basestar, and Roslin has visions. The three, D’Anna, is un-boxed. Humans and Cylons engage in a battle to destroy the Resurrection Hub. Baltar is badly wounded and Roslin has to decide whether or not to help him.
Adama: Missed you.
Roslin: Me too. (They embrace) …I love you.
Adama: (grinning) About time.
4.10 – Revelations
aired on June 13, 2008
Directed by: Michael Rymer | Written by: Bradley Thompson, David Weddle

D’Anna demands that the four Cylons in the fleet be sent to the basestar. Only Tory goes, while the remaining three are suddenly drawn to Kara’s Viper by the music. The route to Earth is finally found.
4.11 – Sometimes a Great Notion
aired on January 16, 2009
Directed by: Michael Nankin | Written by: Bradley Thompson, David Weddle

Scouting the planet reveals that there is no life except plants. The destruction occurred about 2,000 years earlier. Among the ruins, skeletons and wrecks of a different kind of Centurions are found. But closer examination of the skeletons reveals they are Cylon! Could the 13th Tribe really have been all Cylons? Chief Tyrol, Colonel Tigh, Sam Anders and Tory remember living on the planet and dying there. How did they get to the colonies? Starbuck finds a piece of her Viper, and despite Leoben’s warnings, starts to look for the cockpit… Roslin loses her faith in the Scrolls of Pythia. Apollo and Dualla seem to get back together, but he needs to figure out what to tell to the people of the Fleet… A tragedy prompts Adama to confront Saul.
4.12 – A Disquiet Follows My Soul
aired on January 23, 2009
Directed by: Ronald D. Moore | Written by: Ronald D. Moore

Adama considers Saul and Tyrol’s suggestion that the Fleet should integrate Cylon jump technology since it will triple the distance they will be able to cover before they run out of fuel. But the Cylon’s condition is that they will be allowed to join the Fleet, for safety against Cavil, who’s still out there. Ultimately, the decision is up to President Roslin, but Zarek calls the Quorum and gets them to carry the motion that no Cylon be allowed aboard any Colonial vessel unless permitted by the ship’s captain. Tyrol learns from Dr. Cottle that Cally had their child tested and the results indicated that Tyrol is not the father – therefore the child is fully human. Roslin starts her climb up from the depths of despair she had fallen to soon after the Fleet found Earth.
Take your hands off me Bill. I’ve played my role in this farce. A dying leader will guide the people to the blah, blah, blah, frakkin’, blah, blah. I’ve been there, done that, now what. Is there another role that I have to play for the rest of my life?.
Do you remember what we said on New Caprica? How we talked about trying to live for today. You better think about that because maybe tomorrow isn’t really coming. Maybe today is all we have left and maybe, just maybe I’ve earned the right to live a little before I die. Haven’t I?, what do you think?, haven’t I?
4.13 – The Oath
aired on January 30, 2009
Directed by: John Dahl | Written by: Mark Verheiden

The Fleet refuses to cooperate with Cylon engineers and Adama decides to put an end to it. He sends the Quorum a message stating that unless they wish to join Zarek in the cell, they get their people in line. However, Gaeta has already freed Zarek with the help of other would-be-revolutionists. They allow Zarek to leave Galactica on a raptor. He lands on Colonial One and enters a gathering of the Quorum. Meanwhile, Anders gets ambushed and captured. At the CIC, Gaeta cleverly manipulates everyone else until the time is at hand for the revolution to begin.
Yes he can, and so can you and I’m not getting involved. (Roslin gets up from the sofa) Lee can take care of himself and you can take care of youself and I’m not getting pulled back in.
Ah, the ledgendary Adama silence. I can see right through it. This passive agressive pretense that you’re ok if I don’t get involved.
I came her because I don’t want you to worry about me and I know what you have to do.
4.14 – Blood on the Scales
aired on February 6, 2009
Directed by: Wayne Rose | Written by: Michael Angeli

Now safely aboard the rebel Cylon Basestar, President Roslin reasserts her authority and finds a way to broadcast a message to the fleet. The Cylons also agree to move their ship in among the other ships making it impossible for the Galactica to fire on them. Zarek wants to have Adama face a court martial and forces Romo Lampkin to act as defense attorney. When the Quorum of Twelve disagrees with him, he has a solution to that as well. There is some resistance aboard the Galactica including Apollo, Anders, and Starbuck. They manage to free Adama and as their numbers begin to grow, he leads them to retake the CIC. Chief Tyrol meanwhile works his way to the engine to disabled the FTL drive. He finds something else however.
4.15 – No Exit
aired on February 13, 2009
Directed by: Gwyneth Horder-Payton | Written by: Ryan Mottesheard

Now back in command of the Galactica, Admiral Adama seeks to re-assert his overall authority. Gaeta and Zarek are under arrest and there can be only one sentence. Chief Tyrol shows the Admiral what he’s found in the engine room. Sam Anders is in serious condition having been shot in the head during the re-capture of the ship. He has a sudden burst of clarity however telling Tyrol, Tory and Saul about their time on Earth before its destruction. In a flashback to when Saul poisoned his wife Ellen on New Caprica, it is revealed that she was reborn on a Cylon ship where she once again meets John Cavil and later, Boomer Valerii. She created Cavil and he hates her for it. She in turns resents what happened to another of the Final Five’s creations, Daniel. Cavil wants her to recreate the regeneration technology and will cut it out of her brain, if necessary. Boomer has another solution however.
4.16 – Deadlock
aired on February 20, 2009
Directed by: Robert Young | Written by: Jane Espenson

Ellen and Boomer travel to the Galactica. Saul is entranced at the sight of his wife while Adama puts Boomer in the brig. Ellen is not so pleased when she learns that Caprica Six is pregnant by Saul. Her interference and jealousy leads Six to have a miscarriage. Sam Anders survived the operation but now seems to be brain dead. Ellen is disappointed that the Final Five cannot be completely reunited. By majority vote, the Five agree that they will go off on their own, leaving the Colonial Fleet behind. Adama has agreed to have the cracks in the Galactica’s hull repaired using a Cylon living resin.
4.17 – Someone to Watch Over Me
aired on February 27, 2009
Directed by: Michael Nankin | Written by: Bradley Thompson, David Weddle

Kara meets a pianist who reminds her of her father. She tries to play a melody she remembers from her childhood, and a drawing made by Hera helps her. Meanwhile, Boomer is to be tried for treason. Tyrol takes her side, and helps her escape.
4.18 – Islanded in a Stream of Stars
aired on March 6, 2009
Directed by: Edward James Olmos | Written by: Michael Taylor

With Hera now likely in the hands of John Cavil, Admiral Adama sends out search teams to locate The Colony, the Cylon home world if you will, that Ellen Tigh says is the only place she imagines she could be. Adama reluctantly comes to the conclusion that the Galactica has reached the end of its days. He orders all repair activities halted and decides to strip the ship and share everything that is salvageable with the rest of the fleet. Starbuck meanwhile shares with Gaius Baltar what she found on the uninhabitable Earth. He subsequently – and quite publicly – proclaims her to be an angel.
It must be tough, saying goodbye to both of your women at once. You must feel like we’re abandoning you. […] It’s amazing how much I still think about it. You know, sometimes I wonder…what home is. is it an actual place? or is it some kind of longing for something, some kind of connection? you know, I spent my whole life on Caprica. I was born in one house, and then I…I moved to another, and then, this. And then, now. I don’t think I’ve ever felt truly at home until these last few months, here, with you. I know you love this ship. you probably love her more than you love me. Bill, if you don’t get us off this ship, you may lose both of us at the same time. Why don’t you give us a chance?
4.19 – Daybreak (Part 1)
aired on March 13, 2009
Directed by: Michael Rymer | Written by: Ronald D. Moore

The Colony is located sitting on the edge of a black hole with only one point of entry in what is a very large debris field. Knowing that the Galactica has reached the end of the line, Admiral Adama asks for volunteers to mount a raid on the Cylon base, realizing it may be the ship’s last jump. In flashbacks prior to the Cylon invasion, key moments in the lives of several of the crew are presented. These include include the first time Kara Thrace and Lee Adama meet; Admiral Adama’s struggle with his decision to retire from the colonial fleet; Gaius Baltar’s relationship with his father and his developing relationship with Caprica Six; and Sam Anders discussing the motivation behind his professional sports career.
4.20/4.21 – Daybreak (Part 2 & 3)
aired on March 20, 2009
Directed by: Michael Rymer | Written by: Ronald D. Moore

A stripped down Galactica attacks the Cylon’s Colony ship in the hopes of rescuing Hera. The meaning of the shared dream in the Opera House on Kobol is revealed. Sam Anders is moved in his Hybrid tank to the CIC in the hopes that he will be able to assist the combatants. Their mission complete, Admiral Adama orders Starbuck to pick a destination – any destination – to which the ship can jump to get out of there. With that, the meaning of the tune and the musical notes are explained. Having successfully jumped, the old Galactica has truly reached the end of it’s life. A planet capable of sustaining life is found and Lee Adama makes a radical proposal for the future of humankind. In a flash forward far into the future, Hera’s importance to the human race is revealed.
So much life.