It seems like we’ve been waiting ages for any hints of what’s to come in Battlestar Galactica‘s fourth season, which will be beginning in March on the Sci Fi channel.  Now, thanks to a recent convention that many of the stars attended in Burbank, some news is starting to leak out as to where our favorite characters may end up. Read on if you want to know what to expect when Battlestar Galactica returns to the airwaves, including the big news of which deceased character may be returning.

Perhaps the biggest news to come out of the convention is that Ellen Tigh, played by Kate Vernon, will be returning to the show in season four.  Fans who speculated that she may be the final Cylon appear to be wrong, as it seems Ellen will only be appearing in flashbacks or dream sequences.  Now that Colonel Tigh (Michael Hogan) has discovered his true Cylon nature, his issues over murdering his wife are going to return to the forefront.  After all, he did kill her due to the fact that she collaborated with the Toasters, so his discovery of his true nature is going to bring about some intense and complicated new feelings.

The other big character we’ve all been wondering about is Starbuck (Katee Sackhoff), who was last seen returning in the finale after being presumed dead.  In season four we can expect to see Kara Thrace in the brig, interacting more with Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell), hanging out often with the Cylon ladies, and having less flirtatious screen time with Lee Adama (Jamie Bamber).  We can also expect to see Kara spending a lot of time with Leoben, the Cylon who was once her captor.

All of this interaction with the Cylons really leaves me wondering if Starbuck will be the final model, but Katee Sackhoff hinted that she doesn’t believe she is.  It looks like the identity of the final Cylon will end up being one of the biggest mysteries of the season.

As for Lee Adama, Jamie Bamber mentioned that he had not yet been back in a Viper pilot uniform while filming the first batch of episodes, and that his character will be involved in something else.  I can only speculate what that may be, but it’s possible that Lee enjoyed being a lawyer so much that he’ll continue to explore that in the new season.

We still have three months until the return of Battlestar Galactica, which means that more hints of what’s to come should be on the horizon.

– Don Williams, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Battlestar Galactica News Blog
(Image courtesy of the Sci Fi channel)


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