Battlestar Galactica

Season 4 Episode 5

The Road Less Traveled (1)

Aired Friday 10:00 PM May 02, 2008 on Syfy

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  • Finally! A military crew that acts like a military crew.

    One thing that I have always enjoyed about this show is the realistic way in which the cast portrays the roles they play. This cast is by-and-large a military organization. They adhere to a strict military code and manner of conduct. If, under those circumstances, a commanding officer (e.g. Starbuck) began acting like a total flake and those actions led (however indirectly) to the death of a crewman and then decides to disobey orders in order to continue an already dubious mission, the X.O. (Helo) had but one option open to him: Relieve her of command! Of course it wasn't an easy decision to make, but given all of the insane choices she's been making, she has brought her fitness to command into question. A leader can only lead if their troops have a measure of faith in their commanding officer's abilities. Starbuck has stretched that faith way past the breaking point.
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