Battlestar Galactica

Season 2 Episode 18

Downloaded

6
Aired Friday 10:00 PM Feb 24, 2006 on Syfy
9.5
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After Boomer's consciousness is downloaded into a new body following her death, she struggles with her new life on Cylon-occupied Caprica. Number Six is asked to help Boomer adjust to her new role in Cylon society.

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  • HI everyone

    9.0
    I loved
  • Downloaded

    10
    Downloaded was a very interesting and intriguing episode of Battlestar Galactica because it had a great story and seeing things from the Cylons point of view was awesome. I especially liked how Caprica Six and Sharon both had some trouble adjusting to their new Cylon lives and how their experiences may have made them more human. It was great to see Lucy Lawless again in this episode! The President takes drastic measures to secure Sharon and Helo's baby. I look forward to watching the next episode!!!!!!!!!moreless
  • FINALLY!!!!

    9.9
    It's about time, I have been feeling that this show was starting to go downward... but this episode pulled me right back into it.



    I liked seeing the cylon's side of it and seeing that the "good" part of Baltar was tormenting the cylon that he loved.



    I was wondering what would have happened to the Sharon that was in love with the chief...
  • my favorite episode so far :-) (spoiler ahead)

    10
    I really really liked this episode. The way the story was told from the Cylons' point of view (on Caprica) was well done. Oh, and of course there was the birth of Hera, the Cylan-Human hybrid child from my favorite couple in the show which gave the episode some extra points (also for not killing her).

    One thing that made this episode so interesting to watch was Caprica-six, who (and I find this very intriguing) has visions of Gaius just like he uses to have visions of her. Her conversations with Boomer-Sharon were great and I loved the scene when she smacked the Three with the stone over the head and killed her. Especially Samuel's "wft"-look. I almost forgot he was there while the three Cylons were debating about god, religion and the genocide of the human race.

    Plus: great acting (as always). So this gets a 10. Yay. :)moreless
  • Life is short, but the next one's not.

    8.5
    Oh those sneaky bastards, just when they've made me think, "Maybe Roslin isn't so bad." they go and make her a baby snatcher. And unlike her controversial decision in the last episode, I can't see the percentage behind this one. Even if the ruse does fool the Cylons, is it worth it to turn an ally(even one you don't fully trust) into an enemy? Is trusting that word won't leak out worth giving up the security of Galactica? And even if I'm wrong on both those counts, there has still just got to be a line, and stripping a baby away from her mother has got to be crossing it. If only because it sounds exactly like something the Cylons would do. The irony of it all is that Hera would be the perfect name for Roslin. While I will say I hate her, I don't hate the show because of her, if you get my meaning. I'm actually compelled by Roslin to keep watching, in the hopes she either gets, what I feel, is coming to her or just to see if she can top her last act of cruelty.



    I don't think I've ever been more behind Baltar's incorporeal Six, as I was when she was threatening Baltar with the wrath they would face for murdering the baby(yet another reason to just let Hera stay with Sharon). I loved how she trailed off into a whisper as she bit of each word with contempt. That was my favorite or second favorite scene. As I also like to think, though I may be just fooling myself, that Baltar wasn't just shedding tears in fear of the retribution he would face for not saving Hera, but also out of genuine remorse.



    The scenes on Caprica were...well they were something alright. You know how in mystery shows(or shows with mystery plots) whenever you think you are about to get a bunch of answers, you somehow end up with even more questions? Well as of this episode BSG has gotten that down pat. I guess my main one would have to be; what the hell is Caprica six doing with her own incorporeal Baltar? Getting a very different taste of Six was interesting. Second guessing herself and as Sharon said, showing fear, were not things I imagined from her, even after meeting the captured copy on Pegasus. Seeing how the Cylons reincarnate was eerie and again left me with more questions than answers(which may be a good thing). As I've said before, I'm not crazy about the real heavy sci-fi elements, but I think they handled it well.



    While I was confused by how Six was seeing Baltar, I stuck with it enough to enjoy their dialogue together, mainly on Baltar's part as obviously Six's character couldn't offer him much in the way of back and forth. Including what was my other favorite scene or moment, when Baltar told her she would share the same fate as Sharon, getting "boxed." Some really good lines in there. Lucy Lawless as Three also impressed me with some pretty good, and really creepy physical acting. Her crazed-eye smiles and the way she gets right next to Sharon and Six when she speaks to them(bit of a close talker) added something to the character.



    Most of the questions I had were sort of forgotten in wondering what changes Sharon and Caprica Six would try to make to the Cylon's game plan. The irony of that while they were questioning how they Cylon's were treating the humans, on their part the humans were giving the Cylons a brand new reason to hate them did not go unappreciated. As ever since Galactica's Sharon brought it back up in Resurrection Ship, I've been wondering myself if they are "worthy of surviving."



    My favorite episode since Resurrection Ship Pt. 2, Anders brought it down a little for me, but he served his purpose.moreless
Matthew Bennett

Matthew Bennett

Aaron Doral/Number Five

Recurring Role

Aaron Douglas

Aaron Douglas

Galen Tyrol

Recurring Role

Tahmoh Penikett

Tahmoh Penikett

Karl "Helo" Agathon

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (7)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Cottle: (to Sharon) I find it absolutely amazing. You people went to all the trouble to appear human and didn't upgrade the plumbing.

    • Number Six: (talking to Sharon about Gaius Baltar) His house was on a bluff over a lake. I always loved the view, sunlight over water. It was my favourite spot in the universe.
      Gaius: Yes, magical. Too bad you nuked it.

    • Admiral Adama: The Cylons went through a great deal of trouble to create this thing. It should go without saying that if it's good for them, it's gonna be bad for us.

    • Caprica Six: I lived on Caprica for two years. I knew what I was. I pretended to be human but I knew.
      Boomer: You know, if you knew what you were and you lived on Caprica, you know what that makes you? A really good liar.

    • Number Six: Genocide, murder, vengeance. They're all...sins in the eyes of God. That's what you and I know. That's what they don't want to hear.
      Number Eight (Sharon): Because then, they'd have to rethink what they're doing! They'd have to consider that maybe the slaughter of mankind was a mistake!

  • NOTES (2)

    • Jamie Bamber and Katee Sackhoff do not appear in this episode.

    • It was mistakenly rumored that this episode had been cut from the schedule when the "Resurrection Ship" story was expanded into two episodes. According to Ronald Moore, Episode 18 was originally to have been a clip show (one that reuses several clips from previous episodes in order to save money). Once "Resurrection Ship" was expanded, there was no longer a need for a "filler" clip show and the original Episode 18 was cut. The new Episode 18 will be "Downloaded." The rumors may have begun when word got out that Episode 18 was being cut.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • The sculptures on the table in Sharon's apartment on Caprica are said to be Ithacan. This is a subtle reference to Cornell University, which is located in Ithaca, New York. Co-executive producer Ronald D. Moore attended Cornell, although he did not complete his degree program.

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