Battlestar Galactica Interview: Mark Verheiden on Deleted Scenes and Cylon Love
By: Chris Ullrich
Date: May 5th, 2008
Source: ComicMix (BSG Weekly – Season Four, Episode #5 ‘The Road Less Traveled’)
Note: This is a snippet of an interview with MARK VERHEIDEN where he mentions AARON DOUGLAS / CHIEF TYROL. To read the full interview, click HERE.
Welcome to the latest installment of Battlestar Galactica Weekly, our recurring Q&A with Mark Verheiden, co-executive producer of the hit Sci-Fi Channel series Battlestar Galactica Battlestar Galactica Interview: Mark Verheiden on Deleted Scenes and Cylon Love. Each week, we’ll interview Verheiden about the events of the week’s episode, what those events might mean for both the season and the series, and hopefully unearth some clues about what to expect as the final season of Battlestar Galactica nears its conclusion. Along with posing our own questions to Verheiden, we’re also taking questions from fans.
ComicMix (from reader Anthony): It seems Tyrol realizes Cally was murdered. Does he suspect Tory? It looks as if he might.
Tyrol’s still trying to work through Cally’s death, which just doesn’t make sense to him. Suicide can be extremely problematic for the loved ones left behind, and the ex-Chief is no exception. That said, I’m not sure Tyrol intuits suspicion specifically toward Tory, but something sure doesn’t add up…
ComicMix (from reader Lisa): Tyrol seems to really reverse himself after Baltar comes to see him. He even offers his hand. What made him change his mind about Baltar?
Clearly there can be many interpretations of this (and a lot of what happens on Battlestar), but if you’re asking what I was thinking when I wrote the scene, it was that Tyrol sensed a more genuine sincerity in Baltar’s second appeal that wasn’t there in the more public shout-out.
But more than that, Tyrol is lost, struggling to care for Nicky and to find some reason to go on after all that’s happened to him. In Tyrol’s darkest moment, Baltar offers a slender reed of hope. You’ll notice you didn’t see Adama, Tigh, or anyone else reaching out to Tyrol in his misery… though Tyrol’s not exactly been easy to get along with lately.