Syfy (ended 2010)
I thought I saw Cally or maybe even Racetrack in that Gaius vision, while in the trip/tank (the one who pushes Gaius in the tank is whom). Cally is not listed in the credits (I think)... I also think a Sharon was in the backround... maybe I am just nuts.
Loved this episode!
*warning spoilers for those who haven't seen the ep*
James Callis is frakkin' AUHmazing! Such great insight into Baltar's psyche. I was glad that he figured out he's not a cylon. The speculation was getting a little old but the beginning where he attempts suicide and wakes up in goo made me freak! I thought for a second that it might be true that he was in fact one of the "Final Five" but I'm much happier with him being human. Roslin was fantastic as well. The jail cell scene where she goes ballistic on Baltar's ass was great.
Mild-mannered Gaeta stabbing Baltar with a pen? Unexpected! I automatically assumed that Baltar accused Gaeta of being a cylon, that would cause such an outburst but now I'm not sure. I think Gaeta got back into the fleet's good graces because he leaked info to the resistence and he played that up in order to get their trust but when Baltar mentioned the "playing both sides" thing to him it made me think that perhaps Gaeta helped the Cylons more on New Caprica then people think. Maybe not willingly but it's possible. Hell anything on this show is possible.
Great episode. Baltar's trial is going to be great to see and I hope we see more of captive Caprica Six in coming episodes.
|... Random notes: [.] ...Leah Cairns (Racetrack) was credited but I don't really remember seeing her. I was just about to ask where she was. She hasn't had much to do lately.|
When Sam and Kara were having their "heart to heart" in Kara's rack, I noticed Racetrack was one of the pilots hanging around in the area.
1. The sit-down between my favorite president and the man who used to be president. I have to say that she did fool me for a minute. I wasn't quite sure if she was going to 86 him or not. It was a tense and frightening scene brought together by two great actors. Reminded me of the days with Garak and Sisko on board Deep Space Nine so many years ago. Olmos' direction as he brought us down the Memorial Corridor so the eyes of the dead could look upon the one who was responsible for their deaths was handled nicely. Again, it was hard not to feel just a little bit for Baltar as he tried to convince himself that he was not responsible.
2. Gaeta's attack on Baltar. Wow. I kinda thought it would've gone the other way. Again, nicely handled by Olmos with the overhead shot and the back and forth between Gaeta and Baltar. I am not a huge fan of Felix Gaeta (I'm not completely convinced he isn't a toaster) but he did a great job tonight.
I was totally blown away by these two scenes they made the episode (IMO). I'm beginning to think that Gaeta is a toaster. Are they tricking me again?
|i can't find the extended version of the six and roslyn discussion that was supposed to appear online. anyone find it?|
|I absolutely agree with you. The bar scenes and the soap-opera theatrics of "will they or won't they" really didn't fit with the tone of the Baltar storyline, which was, at times, extremely dark. Kudos to James Callis for his continuing excellance in his portrayal of such a pitiful, conflicted, torturted soul.|
Lee betrayed Dee with Kara. Kara betrayed Sam with Lee. But in both cases we see a redemption of sorts.
I will say that Lee's reconcilliation with Dee came from a very different place than Kara's with Sam. We never saw Kara's heart-to-heart with Sam, so there is much there that is unspoken. One thing is clear, though. Starbuck wasn't pleased with Lee talking about "thinking it through". A typical Starbuck maneuver would be to just jump back with the most convenient target in an attempt to "hurt" those she cares about. Ironically, it's Sam, the man she's supposed to love, that she's using to try and get back at Lee. In the meantime, Lee's actually had a true realization of heart, and he's accepted Dee. This will likely cause problems in the future as Kara tries to win Lee back, or at least seduce him in a time of weakness.
Now, compare that with Baltar, the man who betrayed humanity by surrendering to the Cylons. He betrayed the people by allowing the Cylons to round people up. He betrayed Laura by giving Hera to the Cyclons. He's betrayed just about everyone, but in each case, as he argued, he had a "gun to his head". As for what he said about Felix right there at the end-- I don't know. Gaeta did something on New Caprica that I'm sure we'll hear about at the trial. And, as Baltar suggested-- who's betrayal was worse?
Doc Cottle also had an issue with betrayal. By allowing the "torture" of Baltar he betrayed his oath. There were many levels here that made the story work. By far the ep was stronger than the previous two, at least from a character development role.
The writers seem to be following the pattern of the 70s version with the idea that Starbuck can't fully committ to either man. The original Starbuck never seemed focus enough to get a real relationship going with the two girls he knew in that series. But will this mean that the writers will also strand Starbuck on some planetoid as the 70s writers did to their Starbuck? For all us Kara fans I hope not, I like her as a brooding and intense soldier. But I would like to Lee Adama punished for sending Dee on that death mission to save his "lover."