|That Adama is one strange old man, with a shrug of his shoulders he gladly accepts that Helo has committed treason on numerous occasions, but when someone don't want put in extra time it's time to shoot them on the deck? |
Valid point, but one of the ongoing themes of the series has been the difficulty some of the military leadership has in accepting civilian authority and democracy. Some of the weaknesses in recent episodes is due to the forced rewrites, as well as to the bungled hangling of the brief New Caprica interlude. The writers are now belatedly exploring themes that were quickly glossed over, or edited out of, that story arc.
That said, while this conflict was resolved too patly, with whiplash changes in attitude by Adama, it was well done up to that point, with strong performances by the other actors. Like some other posts here, I'm encouraged by the writers' willingness to do more than a space shoot-'em-up, and the cast's ability to make the writing come alive. The examination of how the other half lives within the fleet makes the population tally at the start of episode more than just a number. I feel this season is steadily regaining momentum along with viewers.