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Battlestar Galactica owns my soul

Another week, another excellent episode of BSG. And, much as I hate to say it, another step closer to the end – but we’ll not dwell on that just yet.

This week’s episode was, well, brutal really, both physically and mentally. Tigh and Baltar both took nasty beatings but I think it was harder to watch the final four falling apart psychologically. Chief’s outburst in the bar, when he denounced his dead wife and forced Adama into demoting him, was heartbreaking and I am sure that when Chief thought he was human that he did genuinely love Cally. Now, though, that whole relationship is tarnished by the discovery of his Cylonhood and he is, instead, mourning the loss of his relationship with Boomer. I dread to think what he will do to Baby Nicky, but I guess that remains to be seen. As well as turning into a super-bitch, Tori seems to be gravitating towards Baltar and his religion in order to make sense of things (the look of rapture on her face when Gaius was giving his big speech was truly spooky) while even though we didn’t see much of Anders this week, he is clearly pinning hopes of his salvation on the chance that Starbuck might be the final model. If anything, though, it’s Tigh’s breakdown that is the most startling because he has always been such a hard-ass patriot, the man who killed the love of his life for collaborating with the Cylons on New Caprica. Now that love is back to haunt him every time he speaks to the Six they have in captivity on Galactica and every visit he makes to her cell takes him one step closer to self-destruction.

The outing of the four will be fascinating, when it finally happens. The way things are going my money is on either Chief or Tigh being the one to give their identities away, and in spectacular fashion too, but we shall see.

I’m also enjoying Lee the Politician at the moment. I wasn’t really sure where the character of Apollo would go after the demise of the Pegasus but I am glad that they have chosen to take him in a whole new direction rather than just sticking him back on the flight deck to resume his former duties. It will be interesting to see whether he is being played by Zarek or whether he’s a far more canny operator than anyone is currently giving him credit for. I like Apollo so I hope it’s the latter.


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