Battlestar Galactica

Season 4 Episode 11

Sometimes a Great Notion

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Jan 16, 2009 on Syfy

Episode Fan Reviews (21)

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  • Galactica is back and wonderfully depressing as ever. Best show on television.

    After such a long wait, Galactica is finally back for its swan song and it really is pulling no punches. This show is so dark it is actually perfect for a small network like sci-fi (also reminds me of Mad Men on AMC) Although they may not get the exposure or ratings as a big network, a show like this could never be done on a network. Its too bleak and shocking.

    The episode is among the best of the series, but that praise is becoming almost reduntant as there are so many great episodes. I do not know if this is the best show "ever", but it is clearly the best sci-fi show ever (sorry trek fans)

    Dee killing herself was shocking in the execution, she was happy when she did it, which was the most shocking thing of all. There was no downward spiral or story arc to prepare you for it. She just had no hope anymore and wanted to hold on to the happiness she felt forever.

    If you read the internet, Ellen being the final cylon was not a great surprise, but the flashbacks of the final five back on the planet were really well done and had a "Lost" feel to them. I am looking forward to finding out what they really are.

    That is also true of Kara as she found her body and her ship, which was the source of the transmission the followed. Leoben truly looked dumbfounded by what he saw. It has been implied he knew what Kara was, but even he now has no clue. It may be that she is now like the final five in that she is immortal. It certainly seems the final five just get reborn after they "die" and they do not need a body to download into like the other cylon models.

    The theme of the whole episode was hope being smashed, as Dee, Adama, Rosalyn, Leoben, the crew and the other cylons clearly have nowhere to go and no hope of a future.
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