Battlestar Galactica duo coming out of space closet

By Tim Surette

Nov 19, 2008

Battlestar Galactica houses one of television's biggest secrets: Who is the final Cylon? That answer will be revealed when the series continues next year. But now it has another hot secret--which will be revealed sooner. Two of the show's characters will be outed as homosexual before the final portion of season four airs (not-very-significant-to-the-overall-mythology spoilers inside).

The always reliable BSG blog Galactica Sitrep says that the two male characters will come clean in an upcoming series of webisodes due out soon. In fact, fans won't have to wait long; the reveal allegedly comes in the first webisode by way of a make-out session.

One of the gay characters shouldn't come as too big of a surprise: It's Lt. Felix Gaeta (pictured), played by Alessandro Juliani. His lip-locking partner is Lt. Hoshi, played by Brad Dryborough, the communications officer on the Pegasus.

Sci-Fi Channel has yet to announce the premiere dates for the webisodes, but word is they'll hit the Net sometime next month. As previously announced, Battlestar Galactica returns for the second half of its final season on January 16.

So, anyone surprised at the two gay characters? Who else did you think they could be?

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  • alecoddlyiv Nov 24, 2008

    Would have been nice not to spoil the surprise

  • 123home123 Nov 23, 2008

    I really hope they don't spend too much time on this. The series is nearing the end and there are a lot of unresolved issues, big significant issues. Getting distracted by a Lifetime Movie-type story is not the way to go at this point. At least this seems to be limited to the Webisodes. I'd be disappointed if this became a major part of the final episodes of the show when it has never been brought up before, at least with Gaeta. We've already seen homosexuality with Gina and Cain, and Number Six and D'Anna.

    I also read articles that note the "criticism" that Ronald Moore has received in the past about not featuring more gay characters in his shows. Huh? I wasn't aware that there was a mandatory content code in the U.S. stating that every show MUST feature X percentage of gay characters. This almost sounds like the Soviet Union with the political content censors demanding Socialist Realism. If Moore wants to write about military issues and political philosophy and creates a brilliant show in the process, why should a special interest group have any say in how he operates his show? The production of a TV series is not a participatory democracy, thankfully. What interest group is going to have a say next?

  • bourne36 Nov 21, 2008

    why are they doing this, is it to get more people to watch this show and stir things up.
    please leave it the way it is and bring it on t.v. soon, please

  • bourne36 Nov 21, 2008

    why are they doing this, is it to get more people to watch this show and stir things up.
    please leave it the way it is and bring it on t.v. soon, please

  • Cerrav Nov 20, 2008

    Hawtness. :)

  • D-BorG Nov 20, 2008

    I knew that something is missing from this show, and now i finally know what it is.... gay couple, right, now the show has it all...

  • hash1978 Nov 20, 2008

    What's the point at this stage revealing two MORE characters having a relationship? Unless someone is just blowing this thing out of proportion, this had better be of major importance to the main storyline. Like one of them being the Final Cylon.

  • jim_stone Nov 20, 2008

    BSG is a great show, can't wait for next January for the 2nd half of the final series....but how does this further the storyline??????? A bit of a rubbish idea really!

  • Superlink517 Nov 20, 2008

    I agree that the webisodes are a good idea, but I just hope they come out with it on DVD too, like with Razor. I want a hard (non-burned) copy to add to my collection..

  • tribalchic Nov 20, 2008

    OMG.....I knew it!
    I called that way back in season1 when his admiration of Gaius Baltar looked more like a closited crush on the man. Im glad to see that they are finally adding more depth to his character and pursuing what was merely suggested in previous seasons to be true.

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