Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down

Battlestar GalacticaBaltar announces that his Cylon detector is functional, and President Roslin and Commander Adama discuss who should be the first to submit to testing. They both agree that those in sensitive positions should be first, but Roslin – after the Cylon clone interrogated by Starbuck planted the seed of suspicion – is keen to test Adama first. Roslin’s chief of staff, who has been flirting with Galactica bridge officer Dualla for weeks, gets Dualla to admit that Adama has recently made several untraceable calls. And when a single Cylon ship appears near Galactica, attacking and evading erratically, Adama isn’t on the bridge – in fact, he isn’t on the ship at all, having taken a Raptor to another Colonial ship without filing a flight plan. Adama returns during the attack, with a passenger aboard – Ellen Tigh, Colonel Tigh’s wife, who was assumed dead in the attack on Caprica. But the story of how she survived raises suspicions that she, too, may be a Cylon – and for once, Adama hopes that’s the case.

Order the DVDsDownload this episodewritten by Jeff Vlaming
directed by Edward James Olmos
music by Bear McCreary

Guest Cast: Michael Hogan (Colonel Tigh), Aaron Douglas (CPO Tyrol), Tahmoh Penikett (Helo), Kandyse McClure (Dualla), Paul Campbell (Billy Keikeya), Alessandro Juliani (Lt. Gaeta), Kate Vernon (Ellen Tigh), Matthew Bennett (Doral), Alex Green (Deckhand)

Original UK Airdate: December 12, 2004

Original title: Secrets And Lies

LogBook entry by Earl Green