Battlestar Galactica: Episode 4.16 "Deadlock" Recap (Page 1/2)
Battlestar Galactica: Episode 4.16 "Deadlock"  Recap (Page 1/2)
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
Previously on Battlestar Galactica: Final Cylon Ellen Tigh revealed the backstory of the Cylons before being escorted back to the fleet by Boomer.  Sam Anders remembered life on Earth before going into a coma. Admiral Adama agreed to use living Cylon technology to fix the Galactica.

Something is going on with Caprica Six (Tricia Helfer). She gets into a fight with some civilians who harass her, but then she's happy to be with Tigh and her baby, who she plans to name Liam.

That happy ending is going to be put to the test by the arrival of an unknown Raptor. Galactica takes it on board and they find Boomer and Ellen Tigh. Tyrol (Aaron Douglas) somehow recognizes that specific Eight as Boomer (Grace Park), which gets her thrown into the brig. As soon as Tigh (Michael Hogan) sees Ellen, he rushes up and kisses her. I guess she has no hard feelings about him killing her.

Adama, Roslin, Lee and Tigh interrogate Ellen (Kate Vernon) and find out about Brother Cavil's desire to rebuild resurrection technology. Ellen is still the same old Ellen, cracking jokes and wanting alcohol. The other leave Ellen and Saul alone, which naturally leads to some hot Cylon sex.

Post-coital, Tigh reveals he's sleeping with Caprica Six, which disturbs Ellen because she's their child. Later at sick bay, a Number Six and a Number Eight suggest they go to the basestar and jump away with the Final Five to live on their own because the humans hate them. They also reveal Caprica Six is pregnant, which really pisses off Ellen.

The Six and Eight call for a vote, because in Cylon culture, majority rules. Tyrol and Tory (Rekha Sharma) want to go, Tigh and presumably comatose Anders want to stay, and the swing vote Ellen is too angry about the pregnancy issue to think.

While out on a walk, Roslin (Mary McDonnell) talks to Caprica Six about her baby. I'm pretty sure Laura prefers Caprica to Ellen as Tigh's partner. She'd probably feel that way even if Ellen wasn't a Cylon. Then Ellen pays a visit to her husband's pregnant mistress and makes veiled threats. Her attempts to intimidate Caprica Six fail. Come on Ellen, this is a woman who tricked Gaius Baltar and single-handedly led to the nuclear holocaust of humanity. It's gonna take a lot more to scare her.

The next day, Ellen finally makes up her mind: she votes to leave, so everyone prepares for the trip. Everyone except Saul, who refuses to go because he needs to stay for Admiral Adama. It turns out this decision was just Ellen's way of proving that Saul loves Bill more than anyone else, even his own child.

Caprica Six gets a severe pain which brings everyone back to Doc Cottle, where Ellen reveals that Tigh is right and they shouldn't leave, she was just being spiteful. The baby is in distress, and even though she's only four months along, Caprica Six demands Doc Cottle cut it out so it can live. He refuses, and after some stalling by Tigh, the baby's heart monitor flatlines. First Tyrol's baby wasn't his, now this...the Cylon God must really want Hera to be the lone Cylon offspring.


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