|Etrangere (salinea) wrote,|
@ 2008-03-06 02:29 pm UTC
|Entry tags:||series: bsg|
There's your Gaeta centric episode, yay!
I liked this one, the exact kind of dark and gritty I could enjoy. The difficulty of going through with your life after everything that happened. I liked that it was Zarek going in Roslin's back, and why he did (although I thought he was wrong, public trials at least would have been cathartic, and of course he put the wrong people in charge of it) and I liked Roslin's eventual decision. (Her getting back in power that easily and simply, however, feels wrong... but I understand after last season they don't want to deal with any more politicing)
Gaeta was way smexy with his long curly hair ♥ Liked how he said that maybe he could/should have done more. That's something nobody can know.
Chief's still awesome.
Loved Baltar's little daydream at the beginning, still hoping to escape responsabilities.
Torn & A Measure of Salvation
Kara and Tigh are new BFF, I love that XDDDD
Baltar's not a Cylon XDD definitely. But I like that we get a glimmer of a possibility that there's a plot reason for the not seeing the other Cylon models around. I wonder if they might be the ones behind all those visions/imaginary!Six, et cetera. Or at least involved with it as well. The Cylons themselves don't appear to know all that much about them.
And yay for Starbuck getting short hair back, she's much sexier with those.
You know... Lee being back to CAG, Gaeta and Dualla back on the deck, (not to mention Roslin's president) you get a feeling of pre-Pegasus reset about it all - wondered what happened to the people who did their job while they were away. Meh.
Not a great episode, but despite the continuity fuzziness, I liked the feeling of giving a texture to the Colonial culture. That there was an antagonism between the Admiralty and the President, and some colonies which were protesting, and that they were actually thinking about what the Cylons were doing during all this time. That's not often we get that.
The plot otherwise barely hangs together, but I didn't mind as much as I have before. Tigh kicked ass, which is cool ^^ And is it me or Roslin was especially hot in this one?
We were overdue a flashback episode about New Caprica so I'm glad we got it. The boxing fight excuse framing felt a bit flimsy and silly but why ever not. The whole Kara and Lee's trainwreck made enough sense for me, although I'm not a big fan, overall, about the way they've handled Anders and Dee. (I miss Dee, when, you know, she had a personality?)
Adama and Chief's fight made less sense to me, then again, I'm hardly an Adama fan.
And we saw Ellen! Ellen and Tigh being happy! And Gaety being a dorky presidential aide! ♥ And Adama and Roslin totally had sex that night, didn't they? XD
I like Kat, so I was happy the episode appeared to center on her but then her death was so obviously set up I got a little tiny bit annoyed. So much for the magical anti-radiation meds, too, you know, the ones that allowed Helo and Sharon to survive and have a baby on irradiated Caprica (then again it's the magical cancer-curing baby, so maybe that's the reason)... However I did like the focus on a logistic problem (missed those), and that feeling of almost hard-science grittiness (well, hard science for TV, you know). Kat's mysterious past was slightly pasteded on yay, and between this episode and Hero this show's skanky race issue are not improving. They also milked it for pathos slightly too much for my taste (When I was laughing because Lee has been retrograded from Pegasus Commender to not even a CAG anymore instead of being moved by the last minute promotion, it is not a good sign). That said, Kat kicked ass ♥ So long.
(I wish I liked it more when they kill characters on this show, I'm usually a sucker for a good character death stories, but so far the only one that's hit home in the right character and plot-coherent way was Ellen's.)
On the other hand, Baltar's on the Cylon ship was fun at the beginning but is starting to get old. They need to be moving that part of the storyline quickly instead of drop-feeding the hints of revelations.