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Mark Verheiden previews Friday's episode, Escape Velocity:
Things heat up for Baltar and his newfound acolytes, and Tyrol deals with the aftermath of last week's dark turn. Directed by Admiral Adama himself, and written by ace BSG scribe-er person Jane Espenson!
Anthrax's Scott Ian updated his BSG blog with his thoughts on The Ties That Bind:
The fact that they have no problems with killing off regulars and making other characters suffer intensely is one of the main reasons why I love this show. It's so heavy. When an episode like 4.3 ends it really bothers me. It stays with me for days. That shot of Cally's frozen bloated face was haunting. No heroic death for our little mechanic. Alone except for the uncaring stare of a Cylon holding HER baby and aware that she's got seconds before the vacuum takes her. Brutal.
Scott also emailed some questions to his friend Aaron Douglas and Aaron teased what's coming up for our Chief:
"It only gets worse my friend.
What we think Cally knew and didn't know is explored over the next few eps with the Chief making little discoveries along the way.
The final four Cylons are different from each other in the same way that humans are different from one another. We all have tendencies that manifest in various situations.
The next couple of episodes contain a large arc for Tyrol.
Cally's death and some other things really come to a head.
They were a really tough shoot."
Cally Henderson Tyrol herself, Nicki Clyne has updated her blog writing about the shocking turn of events for her character:
In a very real sense, i did experience a death - of a part of my life that was very special to me. and in some ways i feel fortunate to have experienced it as such a literal transition off the show, opposed to one day simply being finished. the actual shooting of my final episode was very moving for me. i explored parts of myself i hadn't before on film and was able to draw very real parallels between how i was feeling about leaving the show and what Cally was going through in her loss (pill popping and suicide aside, of course.) tribute to michael nankin, the director of 'the ties that bind,' who generously invested so much of his artistic talent and theatrical vision, and worked with me closely in making Cally's swan song a struggle to remember. i feel very proud of the work we did and to have had the privilege of collaborating in a way that is rather unusual in tv land. i think what i found the most moving though, was the support and sensitivity of the people surrounding me. from Eddie and Mary giving me gifts and cards, to the whole crew sharing their condolences, to the professionalism and dedication of everyone to making quality television. i don't know that i had such an appreciation of what we share on Battlestar before that experience, and i am grateful for it.
And speaking of Cally's sad farewell, the Frakking Toasters comic I think captures the moment.