After four seasons, the fate of Battlestar Galactica and her fleet is revealed after a treacherous rescue mission to save Hera.
I honestly can't believe this is the last recap I'll write for Battlestar Galactica. What a frakkin' ride this show has been, particularly in the last ten weeks. We've discovered Ellen was the fifth and final Cylon, said goodbye to Dualla after her shocking suicide, and saw humans and Cylons working together to ensure their survival. We've also questioned who and what our heroine Starbuck really is and seen the ever-stoic Adama become an alcoholic and drug addict. But there are still so many questions to be answered! Could the show resolve them all in just two hours and 11 minutes? Let's find out.
Last week, I mentioned how much I enjoyed the flashbacks of some of the fleet's lives in Caprica before the fall, but I wished there had been more. Well, this week, my wish came true, and the somewhat disjointed flashbacks from last episode were fleshed out in much more detail.
Tigh, Ellen and Adama
I have to admit I was shocked to see Adama and Tigh hanging out and discussing Tigh's retirement and Adama's new job interview in a strip club! But I couldn't stop chuckling at the awesomeness of this bromance and Tigh's super-drunk and gravely voice - complete with several "Yeahs!" after he took shots. I was actually even a little annoyed that Ellen showed up to crash the party, though I understand why she did. They needed to show that Ellen and Tigh, as dysfunctional as they are, are meant to be together forever. It was nice to see a more touching and loving side to their relationship.
We also saw Adama asked to take a lie detector test for a new cushy job he was interviewing for. But midway through, he decided he'd had enough and took off. After he returned to the bar for a few more shots, he headed outside to vomit (in one of the grossest vomit scenes I've watched on TV), then looked up at the stars, just knowing his true destiny.
After watching her heartbreaking reaction to losing her family last week, we got to see a lighter, naughtier side of Roslin. We met her blind date, Sean Ellison, and in one of the funnier moments of the show, she realized how she knew him. He was one of her former students! He knew that she was his teacher and wanted to go on a date (love that), and looked like a smitten puppy. She paused for just a second and brilliantly poured a large glass of wine and said something along the lines of, "the night is young, let's see what happens." After their date, which went well enough for them to end up in bed, she gave herself a long look in the mirror. She then asked Sean to leave, telling him it will never happen again. She lights herself a cigarette and makes a phone call accepting a job with the mayor's campaign. It's an awesome moment.
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