reply to post by rich23
I agree, rich! After the last two weeks, I was getting a little disappointed that we might just be seeing 'small stories' until the series ends,
this episode changed that.
much was confirmed and made clearer! So, the 'final five' are the second
resurrections of the survivors of Earth, eh? Their first
resurrection allows them to travel, sublight, to the 12 colonies, but they meet the cylon (centurions) before they arrive, and team up to make the
organic cylons. Then, their organic creations (and there are eight
of them!) turn, at least, Cavil does, and they are resurrected again, as
participants in another
genocide. Sucks to be them!
Cavil was revealed, in serious
detail, in this episode. It makes it all the more ironic that the viewpoint he initially chose to watch the
destruction of the colonies, from within their midsts, was that of a minister. What a twist! I'll have to watch previous seasons again, with an eye
to the emnity between Boomer and Cavil, to see if there's more nuance to the fallout of her actions with regard to Ellen.
And Ellen! Wow, what a difference from her Caprican incarnation! Playing the Earth-mother. Being
the Earth-mother, to her children. Will
she get back together with Saul? How do her memories and feelings of her previous life still affect her? And exactly where
is she now??
So many things to think about!
Edit: To reveal, and share, my favorite
forum for Battlestar Galactica discussion, mostly because of its literate and 'inside-industry'
Television Without Pity
[edit on Feb 14th 2009 by Ian McLean]