January 23, 2006
Battlestar Galactica 213 - Epiphanies
Quite a packed plot. We have the President ordering the termination of Sharon's human/cylon baby, we have the emergence of a "peace" movement and we have the impending death of President Roslin.
Another episode about which I have mixed feelings.
I liked the dying scenes, and the flashbacks to before the Cylon attack, and I loved the ever increasing glimpses of Baltar in the background. As usual I also loved Baltar, especially his face when he realised he was going to be President. (And Adama telling him to at least pretend as if he could handle it!). The whole plot about Number Six organising the peace movement was pretty cool too and then Baltar going to see her. He shouldn't trust her though, I reckon she's devious, errr...oops he's just given her a nuke.
The abortion issue and the war issue both seemed preachey. I know that both are big issues in the US but it just annoyed me. The implied analogy between the peace movement and the Cylon war and the current Iraq war seems wide of the mark, because let's face it there is no analogy. The rescue of the President by Baltar's genius was mildly annoying, not because of the solution but because I think it would have been good if she had died.
But overall a good episode and it ended great, Roslin trying to say that Baltar knew a Cylon and Baltar patting her hand and saying there, there. Made me laugh.