Battlestar season finale

Holy crap. Holy crap. Holy crap.

Let’s start with the trial. Some more mundane, Grey’s Anatomy-esque writers would have put Baltar on the stand for a heartfelt confession and shown tears and sympathy. I am glad they didn’t do that. Lee’s speech pretty much summed up the past three seasons for me. He actually recognized the scapegoating of everyone else and the inconsistencies of their shady good v. evil moral. Baltar is a scapegoat. Also, kudos to the writers for making Baltar still Baltar- love how Lee and his lawyer made it very clear it wasn’t about Baltar, but about the system. Batar recruited into a zealous religious cult? Noyce. I am excited for that.

Tori and Anders? I totally called it. HOT HOT HOT HOT. And Anders will become a viper pilot? It’s like my fanfic come true.

I am disappointed in Gaeta. For someone who was so quick to blow the whistle on Tigh fixing the election, he had no qualms lying under oath. Douchebag.

Ok, ok. The final five. At first I thought it would be ridiculous to reveal some main characters as cylons, but the fact that the characters acknowledged the flaw was good. Tigh was involved in the first cylon war- unless he was created way before that. The other characters were part of a resisitance against the cylons. Even though their cylon switch was “switched on”, they still maintained their human feelings and understanding of what their duties are. It will make for an interesting plot for all of them to have a pact to not let others find out about them. Also, for them to struggle with the realization and still try to be a loyal member of the fleet. Here are some other thoughts.

  • Maybe they aren’t really cylons. They were all on New Caprica and could have been implanted with some sort of “chip” that made them hear the music and the cylons have been tracking them all along. THe cylons identified the important players in the colonial fleet/resistance and wanted to keep and eye on them.
  • Maybe they aren’t the final cylons, but the fice final cylons are somehow possessing their bodies and using them as hosts. That would explain why Tigh actually has a documented history, and the others are seemingly different ages.
  • Maybe the first five were created, and then decided that they would rather be human and left to joint the human race. But that wouldn’t explain why they were not self-aware.
  • Perhaps “All Along the Watchtower” (good song choice) is some sort of radio transmission from earth. They will arrive on earth during the 60s. Yipes!

Ok, now Starbuck. That was an awesome scene. Is she a cylon? I still don’t think so. Is she a projection in Lee’s mind, like the Baltar/Six relationship? Quite possibly. But the way she was so natural in saying hi to Lee made me think it was really her and not a projection.

Speaking of, what is going to happen to Caprica Six? Maybe she will become allies with the known cylons on board.

Also, does that mean that Nicky is a human/cylon hybrid? Are he and Hera going to connect?

All in all, it was the best episode of the seaon. For a while I thought it was going in a direction I did not like. Then tonight’s episode renewed my love for the show by not staying with the standard, predictable route. Acknowledging the flaws in identifying the final cylons scored bug points for me. They could go great places with this. Once found out that they are cylons, will they be allowed to settle on earth?

Ack, can’t wait for 2008!!


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