19 February 2008

A Galactic(a) Endeavor - Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down (1x09)

One of the series "lighter" episodes deals with the discovery of XO Colonel Tigh's estranged wife, alive, in the fleet. She claims she was knocked out during the attack, and just regained consciousness. This story is deemed suspicious by Adama who orders her to be screened by Baltar. President Roslin orders Baltar to screen Adama due to her suspicions planted by Leoben in the previous episode.

Ellen Tigh's test comes back negative, but we learn that Baltar has rigged all of the tests to come back negative so he doesn't have to deal with any angry Cylons.

Ellen is basically a powerhungry idiot that brings out the worst in Tigh, including his alcoholosm, and contantly tries to make him jealous by flirting in front of him. I highly doubt she really is a Cylon, but she does do quite a bit of harm to the fleet through the next season. Poor Tigh, if it weren't for her, he would be a half-way decent guy. He did after all save the ship by launching Vipers on a hunch at the end of the episode. So, you can at least see why Adama keeps his sorry @$$ around.

Decent episode, some good chuckles, but nothing super fantastic. 3 out of 5 Tighs.


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