|That is one of my real objections to the show, that there seems to be an awful lot "swept under the rug". From Callie killing Boomer, or the death of the interrogating officer from the Pegasus, to Helo killing Sharon, or Apollo or Starbuck disobeying directs orders to be cowboys, there is NO discipline on that bucket. I understand why all these actions were taken, I sympathize, I even think they did the right thing on occasion, but that's not the point. There is anarchy on the Galactica, and it's time Adama did something about it! Gaeta should be court martialed for his assault and attempted murder of Baltar. I'm not saying find him guilty, or making him serve a long sentence or lose his rank. But they can't keep doing this and stay under control. And if they aren't under control they'll be pushovers for the next basestar that finds them.|
One can find strong and frail excuses for a lot of the reasons stuff is swept under the rug, but this Gaeta one pretty much destroys two things setup in season 3. In "Unfinished Business" the entire theme from Adama seemed to be about him (and everyone else) getting soft and forgetting what kind of time they were living in. The other being in "A Meassure of Salvation" where Helo argues the imortality of using a desease to devestate the Cylon race, especially when Adama gives his little opinion to Roslyn about how these actions are liable to tear off a peice of the soul. So I ask myself, if Adama is supposed to be Mr.Hard-ass now and drugged up on upholding morality, he pretty much set up a huge flaw in the seasons theme. First his presumed non-punishment of Gaeta (yet to be proven) destroys his "tough" speach towards the end of "Unfinished Business" and second, he really doesn't care about morality and upholding the colonial way of life by denying Baltar the right to a humane being, traitor or not...he has yet to be convicted.
Maybe I'm reading into it too much, but half the stuff they've done in season 3 has turned into a mess. It's not that the season was bad, they just seemed to contradict so much I'm loosing track of whether it's a change of heart or sloppy writing. My personal opinion though is Sci-Fi wanted the writers to delivery more episode than the original plan would allow for. I've seen RDM tell great serial television with "Carnivale", and have a hard time believing the mess season 3 is turning into is singularly his doing.