Episode Recap: "A Disquiet Follows My Soul"

Unrest and unease plague the humans of Galactica and its fleet, prompting Vice President Zarek to question the entire validity of the Adama-Roslin administration. Is mutiny on the horizon?

Thank you for your wonderful, insightful comments last week. For those of you who corrected me about the viper vs. raptor, thank you. Brain fart.

We open the episode with a rare glimpse into Admiral Adama's morning routine. At first I almost feel guilty for watching him brush his teeth, take his pills and turn on the shower — it seems too intimate. There is not a note of music; just the uncomfortable and lonely silence of his quarters. This is really just a subtle reminder to the audience that all men, even our greatest leaders, are merely human beings at their cores. It's simple, yet powerful.

The next scene is kind of shocking to me; Doc Cottle and an assistant perform an ultrasound on the pregnant Six. Tigh growls that he can't see anything while Six thinks "it's beautiful." Can you believe this is happening (insert shiver)? Is this a dream? It feels so surreal to have Saul holding Six's hand and him gazing at her with wonder and what looks like love. Six says that this is the first time a Cylon-Cylon pairing has produced offspring. This means that the Cylon race can survive without downloading. Hoo-boy. The assistant looks as unsure as I feel about their "savior" baby.

The medical assistant then heads over to Gaeta who needs a better prosthetic. He's really cranky about the state of the human fleet (and how it's falling apart), yet the Cylons seem to be doing just fine. Suddenly, Chief pops in with baby Nicky, who is very sick. This is starting to feel like Battlestar ER!

The President takes questions from the press, including "Aren't you worried about having a Cylon as second-in-command?" and "Are you really considering an alliance with the rebel Cylons?" Excellent questions, but Adama's not playing their game and doesn't give them any real answers. The crowd asks Vice President Zarek if he agrees with forming and alliance and he says, "No comment." Seriously? I can't believe he just did that to the Admiral in front of the press. When the press asks where Roslin is, Lee jumps in and says she's "resting comfortably on Galactica." As expected, that does not go over well.

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Feb 2, 2009 6:34AM EST

Did anyone else notice, in last weeks ep that the 'human/cylon' baby that wasn't, would have needed cylon blood to recover from its illness? Even though the baby didn't actually need it, it throws into doubt any major characters who have had an operation (principally Adama and Gaeta) as being cylons - because they both had major surgery and would have needed blood transfusions during the operations. (Remember the first series when Baltar invented a cylon blood detector in the first place?)If cylon blood is slightly different, then 1.Boomer would have donated, as a regular part of the crew and anyone receiving a part of her blood would presumably have been 'infected' with cylon cells and 2. any cylon 'sleeper' injured badly would probably have died during surgery when it was given human blood in a transfusion. So anyone who has had heavy surgery is out - and that might include Roslin due to her chemo treatment. Of course she got cylon blood given to her - so now she MUST register as cylon on the detector. And if she could get pure cylon blood, what was the issue with the baby in he first place?Sorry, just thinking out loud.....

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