The story on this show is too good for a rating's-death.
Aren't you happy with Cally's offing?
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|I think something will come of the dying pilots (Pike?) raptor. He was panicking in the dog-fight after sustaining damage, talked about jumping back to Galactica. He died but pushed the jump buttom. Could he have been carrying a Nuke? I only saw the fighters with Nukes, but that scene stuck in my mind.|
No, as someone else pointed out, that was explaining the raptor that the search party from Galactica found. Also, it explained the scorched book Adama found in the recovered raptor in the previous episode. You see Roslyn taking some alone time in Pike's raptor, and talking to Helo. While talking she put the book down on the console.
Starbuck is indeed leading the human race to it's end. Before the four cylons are sent out of the airlock, she stops the process and says "those cylons just gave us earth". Then, the fleet heads to earth, and more than half of the entire fleet is obliterated somehow. How do I know that they will be obliterated? In the promo, it also shows Adama (william) crying. He said something about letting them all die. The number of deaths will be most likely extreme, unless my entire theory is wrong.
I loved this episode! Usually, the best BSG episodes are the two-part episodes, because they usually do everything (character development/interactions, action, drama, etc.) so well. I love a lot of the single episodes as well, but before now, there hasn't been a single episode that could rival any of the two-part episodes for me.
I thought that Roslin was a great character before, but I also liked some of the other characters (Gaius, Adama, Tigh, and Starbuck) a lot more. After this episode, she's risen to a level that rivals Gaius (my favorite character from the series).
I loved all the different aspects to Roslin's story in this. Seeing herself dying in the future. Her choice for D'Anna, betraying the Cylons' trust. Her scenes with Gaius (trying to get the ship to stop jumping, and her learning about Gaius being responsible for what happened, and then almost killing him). Her "jump" scenes, which were very well done. And also, the final scene between her and Adama was a great one.
I loved Gaius' scenes as well. The scene with the Centurion was very well done. I thought that it was great humor, but a dark humor, portraying his feelings about being used (which is probably why he confessed so easily), and could turn out to be much more important later on (maybe?). To me, the scene where he confessed was a great one. I personally haven't had a problem with the whole "religious Gaius" story that has been going on this season. Throughout the series, he's been at various points of insanity, and that has increased more and more throughout the series. To me, the "religious Gaius" was a way to show him hitting rock bottom in terms of insanity, right before this episode, in which he's shown that there is still a human in that insane body. He has wanted a chance at redemption, and now that the truth is out, he'll finally be able to achieve it through whatever story the writers have planned for him.
Also, while I'm a fan of a lot of action sci-fi shows, I prefer BSG when it's more story driven, or when the story and action can work together. For me, this is probably the best example of the action and story working together, because of what it meant for the show. It caused the Cylon ship to be destroyed, which means that now are no more copies of the Cylons (bringing it that much closer to the series finale). The betrayal by D'Anna was very well done, and I loved the reaction by Cavil.
What I loved most about this episode was the way it worked together. It was a very emotional episode for many reasons. Gaius's human side returning, Adama and Roslin's love for each other, seeing Roslin on her death bed in her "jump" scenes, the destructions of the Cylon ship (which, again signifies the fact that the end is drawing near). All of this came together so nicely. I'm sure that the future episodes will be great, now that the series is going to be going towards the series finale, but for me, this will be one of the best of the season, as well as the whole series.
|If people have forgotten that Baltar has been at least slightly insane since the Cylon attack on the Colonial homeworlds, watch the Miniseries again. He is a completely different person. He is a suave, debonair big-city sophisticate with beautiful women at his beck and call, influential friends and a high-society lifestyle. He had it made and he was completely comfortable with his life. Then came the revelation that he had given the Cylons the access codes to the defense mainframe at the same time he found out that his girlfriend was a Cylon. |
In his next scene, he was in a complete state of shock. Helo recognized him and wanted to give him a seat on the Raptor. Baltar thought he was going to get arrested or shot. Throughout Season 1, he was a twitchy, weaselly nervous wreck. He has managed to calm down somewhat (at least until New Caprica) but he has never been completely stable since the attack.
Indeed, those things are exactly what makes me love Gaius so much. He's that type of person you despise for his actions... Yet you understand his motives, and you can identify with him.
Since the beginning of the series he was scared. As much as he kept acting as if all he cares about is himself, it was just to hide his guilt and fears. Even an egomaniac person such as Gaius Baltar can not feel nothing after leading the Human race to its extinction. Carrying this guilt for so long, trying to hide the truth again and again, coming up with different excuses for passing on the advices given by Head Six...
His 180 degrees turn towards religion is a way to live with the guilt. As he said in this episode (I don't recall the exact words); since all are perfect in the eyes of god, he can only live with the guilt because he's perfect.
I still remember from the miniseries, when he told Caprica Six he doesn't believe in either god or gods. He has gone a long difficult way since then...
@About the next episode; if they really are going to reveal the secret of the final five, and discover the location of Earth... I expect all hell to break loose.
About the next episode; if they really are going to reveal the secret of the final five, and discover the location of Earth... I expect all hell to break loose.
It appears that Tight reveals that he is a cylon to Adama, and the other three (maybe the fifth!?) are discovered, and threatened to be sent out of the airlock.
|why does someone need to die(yet)? |
Sure towards the very end there might be a few casualties but why now when they could continue character development even further?
One thing I love about BSG is that they treasure all of their cast as if each character is irreplaceable, unlike Lost who kills characters no matter how popular when their usefulness has run its corse, or for shock value.
I'm not saying just kill someone for shock value. But, in a show like this, no one should be safe. This is a very dark show, much darker than Lost. I just think that creating this "bubble" around the main cast isn't a good thing, because then the audience gets too comfortable. If there's one thing that an audience shouldn't be in a serialized drama, it's comfortable.
Now granted, they have killed a few people this year. They started with Cally, and then they killed Mathias and Barolay (kinda redshirts, but they've been around for a while). Cally's death was pretty shocking, but I just think that this "bubble" is a bad thing.
And I also get tired of being led up to a potential death scene, only for death to be averted. I honestly thought that Baltar could die, and for once I'd like to be right. Not necessarily with Baltar, but with any of the characters.
|Just make sure you don't post any specifics that would help someone engage in illegal downloading. |
Though the stats are interesting, keep in mind that BSG may draw an audience that has more familiarity with computers and more advanced Web usage. Many Web users wouldn't really know how to download shows, legally or illegally. It might be better to see the stats for a paid download service like Amazon Unbox Videos. I think BSG still ranks pretty high there, as well as on iTunes when BSG was available on that site.