Battlestar Galactica (2003)/Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down

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Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down
Season 1, Episode 9
Airdate • December 13, 2004 (UK)
• March 4, 2005 (USA)
Production Number 1x09
Writer(s) Jeff Vlaming
Director(s) Edward James Olmos
Fleet Survivors 47,905
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Battlestar Galactica (2003)Season One

Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down is the ninth episode of the first season of Battlestar Galactica, and is the ninth episode overall.

Secondary Stars: Michael Hogan (Col. Tigh), Aaron Douglas (Chief Tyrol), Tahmoh Penikett (Helo), Kandyse McClure (PO Dualla), Paul Campbell (Billy Keikeya), Alessandro Juliani (Lt. Gaeta)

Guest Stars: Kate Vernon (Ellen Tigh), Matthew Bennett (Aaron Doral)

Co-Stars: Alex Green (Deckhand)


Plot Summary

Colonel Tigh is stunned when his wife miraculously turns up in the fleet, having escaped the Cylon attack and wishing to reconcile. On Caprica, Helo and Sharon continue running from the Cylons, hoping to steal a ship from the old Colonial starport at Delphi.


As of this episode, there are 47,905 survivors in the fleet.

Arc Advancement





The Show

  • Continuity: In the opening flashbacks, when Tigh burns a hole through a picture of his wife, actress Kate Vernon's picture has been substituted for that of the woman originally shown in the miniseries.

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments