It was apparent right from the start of this panel that Tricia Helfer and Katee Sackhoff were more than just a pair of coworkers that worked on a popular sci-fi televisions series. They stepped out on stage, all smiles, and soon began recounting a raucous game of hide-and-seek they’d had the night before (Tricia even mimed the position she’d held to fit under a sink and win the game). Their outward demeanor though – all grins and giggles – didn’t tell the whole story. The camera lens picked something else up: Even when they weren’t looking at each other, their facial expressions often mirrored one another – a sign of a deep empathy that only comes from long stretches of time together – far more than they would have had on set.

Tricia Helfer and Katee Sackhoff at Montreal Comiccon 2014. © Geek Inked Magazine