Battlestar Galactica: Season 4 (2008 - 2009)



Critic Consensus: Battlestar Galactica's final season proves a satisfying conclusion to TV's best science fiction offering.


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Air date: Nov 24, 2007
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The fourth season opens with the crew of the Galactica dealing with the aftermath of Kara's (Katee Sackhoff) return. The Cylons go to great lengths to bring the "final five" Cylons out of hiding. Kara is sent off to find Earth and makes a disturbing discovery. An unlikely alliance results in a joint operation against a resurrection hub. Military and civilian leadership square off again in a desperate bid for power. The "Final Five" emerge as the shaky alliance is in jeopardy. The crew scrambles to try to repair Galactica but the damages are very great. Adama (Edward James Olmos) launches a final rescue mission.


Edward James Olmos
as Adm. William Adama
Mary McDonnell
as Laura Roslin
Jamie Bamber
as Captain Lee 'Apollo' Adama
James Callis
as Dr. Gaius Baltar
Tricia Helfer
as Number 6
Grace Park
as Lt. Sharon Valerii
Michael Hogan
as Col. Saul Tigh
Aaron Douglas
as CPO Galen Tyrol
Tahmoh Penikett
as Capt. Karl 'Helo' Agathon
Alessandro Juliani
as Lt. Felix Gaeta
Kandyse McClure
as Lt. Anastasia 'Dee' Dualla
Katee Sackhoff
as Lieutenant Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace
Paul Campbell VIII
as Billy Kiekeya
Sam Witwer
as 'Crashdown'
Kate Vernon
as Ellen Tigh
Dean Stockwell
as Brother Cavil
Michael Trucco
as Samuel Anders
Rekha Sharma
as Tory Foster
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Critic Reviews for Battlestar Galactica Season 4

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (16)

For a series that had always used familiar trappings of sci-fi like robots and spaceships to comment on our present-day circumstances, it was the perfect final sequence.

Jan 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Tonight's episode is superb, and barrels - relentlessly - toward the answers.

Jan 2, 2018 | Full Review…
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To be honest, I'm weary of Baltar and his endless visions/hallucinations, as I am of the fleet's wandering as the surviving colonists try, somewhat fitfully, to find their way back to a home planet none of them remembers.

Jan 2, 2018 | Full Review…

The action has enough flavor to make clear what's at stake with the personal dramas.

Apr 4, 2008 | Full Review…

There was some disappointment, yes, but god damned the episode was absolutely breathtaking. On the whole, it was a relatively worthy conclusion to a groundbreaking series, albeit with a manipulative coda.

Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…

The series continues to transcend the sci-fi genre and bring out real emotions, social issues and conflict.

Jan 2, 2018 | Full Review…

And even though this particular episode may not have been able to clear the yawning chasm of our expectations, it was an appropriate conclusion to one of the most poignant, smart and relevant television shows of the last decade.

Jan 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Tonight's Battlestar Galactica finale was a cop out, but it was also the perfect goodbye. Ron Moore dropped the ball on plot but as always, the show delivered where it really mattered.

Jan 2, 2018 | Full Review…

After anxious months of geeky Web speculation over how Battlestar's final season will conclude, the best thing about "He That Believeth in Me" was how it bypassed our feverish expectations and instead set up new central conflicts.

Jan 2, 2018 | Full Review…

I don't mean to sound flippant. I kind of like the audacity of a sci-fi series getting this explicitly spiritual in explaining its mythology.

Jan 2, 2018 | Full Review…

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