Monday, March 16, 2009

Thoughts On The End Of Galactica

Just watched this past week's episode of Battlestar Galactica. The second last episode, and it was good stuff. I have really enjoyed this second half of the season much more than the first, or the second half of season 3 for that matter. The following contains spoilers, so for those of you waiting for some DVD box set or something (which I will refuse to buy due to the network's constant screwing with viewers over scheduling), you should stop reading now.

The end of last episode, with Adama's decision to abandon ship, left me thinking that there just needed to be one last huge battle that the Galactica would participant in. From this episode, looks like I won't be disappointed. Next episode is going to be huge!

The series has had so many unanswered questions throughout, that despite all the reveals over the past few episodes (particularly the "Final Five" explained), there is still so much they have to cram into the final episode; luckily it's two hours long. We should get the reveal of what actually happened to Starbuck when she "died" as well as Hera's connection to her and the Cylons. They've been dealing with this so the past couple episodes, so it's pretty much a guarantee that they'll tell us.

Hopefully too, we'll get an explanation of Baltar's "imaginary Six" and her plan. If this isn't revealed, I'll be fairly disappointed considering this has been a question since the very beginning.

I find myself debating whether the Galactica will survive the final battle. I can see it being destroyed in one last blaze of glory, but also I think a final victory, escape, and touching abandonment would be more fulfilling. That being said, I can also see the Galactica lasting thorough the series. The old girl could definitely pull off some sort of miraculous regeneration in the final moments of battle. I mean, they really haven't done anything with that Cylon guck that they've applied to the hull besides complain that it hasn't worked. With two episodes devoted to it, there's definitely some sort of surprise there. Consider the electrical control that Anders was able to exert and the hints at him controlling the jump drive. I find the idea that he wakes at a particularly grim moment next episode and sends an electrical pulse through the ship that ignites the Cylon guck and causes it the harder the hull giving it the strength to resist the battle. Maybe not quite that far, it could only be that he just manages to activate the jump drive in the last second and allow the ship to escape. Anyway, I'm just saying that Anders and the Cyclon guck haven't been dealt with fully and will more than likely play a pivotal role, there must be an ace up the writer's sleeves for an unexpected victory.

Anyway, I look forward to Friday.

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