Battlestar Galactica duo coming out of space closet

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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Would have been nice not to spoil the surprise
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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?
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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
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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
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Hawtness. :)
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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...
omg.
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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.
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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!
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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..
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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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BSG is the most awesome scifi show [along with Torchwood] for its real portrayal of glbt characters and not making the fact that they are gay a storyline issue of massive proportions. Now if the rest of the world would follow suit, can you imagine what a nicer world we would live in!
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Oh how exciting. Placating us with filler crap and still making us wait for something I used to be really excited about...and actually care about. So...this is just something else I don't have to care about in regards to BSG anymore. *sigh*...
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Its hardly a surprise. BSG has dealt with homosexuality (Cain and Natalie) and even bisexuality (D'Anna, Baltar, and Caprica) in the past. This is really more about rounding out a set than breaking new ground.
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I think it's cool not making a big deal of it. They don't really say they come out, they just make out so maybe that means it's not really a big deal in the BSG world.
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No wonder they are revealing something like this. Earlier there was obviously "something going on" in Pegasus with Adm. Kane and Natalie (number six).. I wish they would have revealed something more of that also... ;)
And honestly I can see Gaeta has been this "way" the whole time, but probably they just haven't had the time to reveal it earlier.
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Perhaps if he was a civilian he wouldn't have to "come out", but he is in the military and there is a certain stigma there...
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It makes sense for them to do that! It is actually kinda important due to the fact that BSG has delet with almost every issue around these days. It is only right to deal with this one. HOSHI rules!
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Much less powerful storyline than others that need wrapping up before the finale.
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So in the future we'll be able to have outer space dog fights with robot people, but you'll still have to COME OUT as being gay...leaps and bounds.
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The show has a minimal amount of time in which to wrap itself up. Be honest with yourselves, would you rather they use that time on a relatively minor character like Gaeta (whatever or whoever he happens to be doing), or on characters and events that are pivotal to the story?

The webisodes are a good idea.
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I agree with the majority... This should be in the actual series and not in the webisodes.

And I'm not surprised that one of the two is Gaeta. Go Gaeta :P
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To be honest this is a plot twist that really doesn't bother me. I'm sure it will give the characters a further development but I think it is a good thing that this arc is being used for webisodes and not the final bit of season 4.
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I agree with redhawk, I would have liked it if they would have revealed this in the show not the webisodes.
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Well you could see Gaeta playing for the other team, a mile away. Yet I don't see how important this is to the show, therefor I think it's great, they just air this "story-arc"? on websidoes, rather than cut my spacebattles...
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Hey, maybe he's finally over Gaius. :)
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Man I wish they revealed that on the show instead of on the webisodes!
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What?! Gaeta gay I don't believe that for a second lol
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