Dec. 08, 2003
60 min.
SyFy TV Network

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Battlestar Galactica (2003)

The Cylons, who developed human-form models, launch a massive attack against the humans and The Twelve Colonies are destroyed. Commander Adama of the BSG and President Laura lead 47,000 survivors on a desperate search for the fabled 13th Colony - Earth. With a focus on tough political, philosophical and religious issues, this intense tale has realistic and not always perfect characters.

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Simon O'Neill Battlestar Galactica (2003)
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A native Detroiter, Rick graduated from Southfield Senior High in 1985, and then from the University ...

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"Number Four", also referred to by his human name Simon O'Neill, is a humanoid Cylon that speaks calmly and purposefully, and tends to use logic as a means for his operation or resolving issues (Torn), and is not as religious as his counterparts. This model appears to be the medical specialist of the Cylons . This is confirmed in The Plan when one copy tells Cavil "I'm a medic." Apparently the infiltrators of this type take a medical appraoch to killing people and don't seem to do it outright with violence.

This model is first seen in a doctor role, calling himself "Simon", who cares for Kara Thrace after she is shot in a Cylon ambush.

Simon tries to casually persuade Thrace into bearing children but is unsuccessful. When his diplomatic efforts fail, he surgically explores her ovaries without Thrace's permission, either partially removing an ovary or its eggs. On orders from a copy of Number Six, Four arranges a time to surgically remove Thrace's ovaries. Before Simon can sedate her again and remove her ovaries, Thrace's suspicion that he is a Cylon is confirmed. In conversation he uses her call sign, which she never mentioned in his presence. Thrace kills him and escapes from the farm.

Another copy of Four is seen just as Thrace exits the building, a more well-kept copy in a dark business suit who greets Thrace just as she reaches the outside of the compound. Before he can speak further, members of the Resistance immediately kill him as they storm the Farm to liberate Thrace.

One Four, assigned as part of one basestar's command crew that witnesses a sister basestar's plight, determines that a decision to rescue the infected basestar cannot be reached scientifically.

A Four captured on the infected basestar near the Lion's Head Nebula is interrogated on Galactica. He reveals information about the ship and the Cylons' motives for abandoning it, in exchange for a cure promised by the humans. However, there is no cure, only a treatment. This Four is permanently killed when Karl Agathon sabotages the environmental control system, killing the Cylon prisoners to stop them from being used as biological weapons.

A Four is shown performing a lobotomy on a Raider, which this model votes for. The Fours fall under Cavil's banner in the Cylon Civil War. Later, a copy is shown aboard The Colony preparing the dissection of Hera.

Another copy is killed by Boomer when she rescues Hera. Several Number Fours are among the boarding party led by John Cavil that storms Galactica during the assault on The Colony. After a tenuous truce is declared, one Four oversees the transfer of resurrection data from the Final Five to the Colony Hybrids, but when the truce is broken when Galen Tyrol murders Tory Foster the Fours in the CIC all die in the ensuing firefight. The remaining Fours aboard the Colony all perish when it falls into the naked singularity it was orbiting and is obliterated (Daybreak, Part II).

One copy infiltrated the human Fleet, but he is married and has a step-daughter and is very reluctant to harm the humans as he is now sympathetic to them. He truly loves his family and has trouble carrying out Cavil's orders to blow up the ship he lives on. He freaks out his wife Giana O'Neill who temporarily leaves him and he then agrees to carry out Cavil's order if his family is spared, but Cavil refuses. After one final sexual encounter with his wife, he kills himself by airlocking himself after leaving a suicide note, not wanting to betray his family. He does this while outside of resurrection range and his death is thus final. Giana later learns the truth about him when Starbuck returns to the Fleet with information about his model and Giana sees the picture of another copy in an old newspaper article. Galen Tyrol comforts her by correctly pointing out that Simon killed himself rather than doing anything against the fleet.

Yet another copy is the doctor of the Caprica Buccaneers. He is well aware of his identity as a Cylon, but he is unaware of the true nature of Samuel Anders and thus is puzzled by Cavil's interest in Anders. He does his job by giving too much morpha out and contaminating anti-radiation meds, but doesn't do anything against the Resistance beyond that as he acts as their doctor. When Kara Thrace and Karl Agathon show up, he hides himself from them in fear that they will recognize him as a Cylon and apparently arranges to have Thrace sent to a farm. He gets frustrated with the Cavil copy that joins them as Cavil won't reveal their location to the Cylons wanting to hear Anders' confession (in reality wanting to see if he learned his "lesson"). This copy of Simon is exposed when the resistance kill another copy during Kara Thrace's rescue and recognize him as identical to their Simon. Anders sends Jean Barolay back to kill him and in a deleted scene its revealed that this copy is killed, but not before he contaminates all of their anti-radiation medication (The Plan).

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03x04 - Exodus (Part 2)
Season 3, Episode 04
02x06 - Home (Part 1)
Season 2, Episode 06
04x19 - Daybreak (Part 1)
Season 4, Episode 19
01x12 - Kobol's Last Gleaming (Part 1)
Season 1, Episode 12
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