August 19, 2005
Battlestar Galactica 205 - The Farm
Adama gets back to the job in hand whilst on Caprica the resistance gets busy.
My opinion : Could have been great but was spoiled by unnecessary exposition.
More (SPOILER!) details ahead...
So "the old man" (I hate how they call him that) gets back to the bridge and everyone sighs a big sigh of relief and mumbles about drunken old Tigh.
The president plays the religion card, says she's a saviour and disappears off to Kobol double quick speed with half the fleet. Hmmmm. As Adama said, let them go, who cares? But obviously they do seem to care.
The bulk of the story however was to do with Starbuck on Caprica. The whole plot of her captured in the hospital was nice but could have been superb bar for a few things. Firstly the whole love affair with Pyramid jock was just too quick and unbelievable. Secondly at the end of the episode Boomer explained the Farm thing in a nice easy exposition. Why did she do that? Why not leave a bit of mystery? All this tells me is that The Farm concept is something that we won't see again, a one episode wonder. That is except for some Starbuck clones that will be created from the product of her "mystery" scar.
Having said all that I did like the scenes in the hospital with the doctor. It was going very PKD.
In the end a decent episode spoiled by some slack plotting (or maybe it's just pandering to the non-SF crowd?)