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‘Battlestar Galactica’ blogging: “Someone to Watch Over Me”

(lots of spoilers! assumes you’ve seen the episode!)

(previous: “Deadlock”)
Oh man, oh man, things just keep getting worse.

“A few more jumps” is all Galactica has left in her, “but not many.” I’m telling ya: one more jump, that’s it. The ship shimmying the way it is at the beginning of this episode: so not good. And then all the damage done to it when Boomer jumps away.

Galactica is frakked.

Bad, bad Boomer. “Cavil wanted Hera. Boomer got her for him.” Athena recognizes Boomer immediately, but I guess we should forgive Helo for not picking up on the difference. (He’s gotta be hating himself right about now.) I kinda might have expected Hera to notice, though, that her mom is not her mom — she could have been screaming when Boomer took her from daycare. (We can assume it was some kinda knockout stuff in that sippy cup, so Boomer could get her into the equipment case, and so she’d keep quiet once in there.)

I was thinking for a while, early in this episode, “Hey, the chief is gonna end up in the brig with Sharon,” but by the end I was like: “Man, he’s gonna end up executed by Adama and Roslin, like Sharon will.” Unless things keep going downhill and everyone ends up dead when Galactica goes boom, or the food and air runs out before they can find a “habitable rock.”

“The last tube of Tauron toothpaste in the universe.” There’s something unbearably poignant about that. I can’t help but think, however, that there have got to be human survivors left on the nuked colonies. Not that they’re gonna be making toothpaste anytime soon, but clearly — we saw this — those planets were not rendered entirely uninhabitable.

Maybe that’s room for a whole new series: life in the postwar colonies.

I knew there was no way the piano player was gonna be real — where would a piano have come from all of a sudden? Except the piano was really there, wasn’t it, even if the player wasn’t, because Tighe and the others heard Kara playing that song: that song. Was Hera’s drawing some sort of prescience cry for help, like she knew — even if she didn’t know she knew — that she was gonna get kidnapped?

My head is exploding. In a good way. I’m gonna miss show. It’s funny how I went from absolutely hating it in the beginning to finding it so essential now.

Cylon projection? What? They’re gonna drop that on us at the last minute? Is that how the Six appears to Gaius? Is that what the opera house visions are about? *argh*

No wakeup yet for Sam, but maybe it’s still to come…

(next: “Islanded in a Stream of Stars”)

(Watch full episodes and get recaps at Sci Fi’s official site for the show.)


MPAA: rated TV14-LV

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