posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 08:15 PM
One of the things I've always liked about the show is how they play with stuff - like the Cylons being like the US occupying Iraq and the humans
taking the place of the Iraqis. It turns out that the "one true god" religion came from the Centurions, which is hardly what you'd expect.
Certainly Vavil doesn't seem to go for it.
The original show was heavily influenced by Mormon theology because the creator was a Mormon. Apparently "Kolob" was a planet or something in
The whole business of how Mormonism came into being is kind of interesting, if you've ever looked into it, btw - there's an angel/ET type figure who
gets the original prophet to go and dig up the Book of Mormon, or something... sorry, memory is hazy and I'm feeling too idle to link even the wiki
But, yes, it's the way RDM and whoever else is willing to subvert our expectations of the good guys and bad guys and what they believe in that's
part of the charm of the series.
And WHAT an episode! I found it quite upsetting at times. James Callis is really good at portraying Baltar's hopeless weakness for the fair sex...
that scene where he's chatting up the woman whose son is also named Gaius - and thinking he's named after him - it's squirmingly embarrassing.
Good to see the old Six back (chip six, as she's known on other forums).
And Ellen... that Earth Mother persona didn't last long, did it> It didn't last five minutes once she was reunited with Saul. Getting Caprica to
lose the baby... will she pay for that I wonder? It definitely suited her - it means Caprica's grip on Saul is weaker, and you can't help thinking
that the pull of a millenia-old dysfunctional relationship is incredibly strong.
And you know Boomer and Tyrol are going to get it together again.
It IS becoming a bit of a soap opera - but quite a lot hinges on the personal relationships.
Saul is still my main man, though. He's loyal and vulnerable, with a good heart, tries to do the right thing but fraks up occasionally... and his
performance after losing the baby was immense.
The scenes with Ellen were brilliant, too. Her seemingly casual "who'd you frak?" comment, and then going off the deep end when she found it was
Six... and the whole business with the vote... devious bitch. Just trouble, still. Remember when she tried it on with Lee back in season 2?
Gaius has GOT to have Cylon blood somehow, somewhere... got to. The one thing I find implausible about the character is that he's so obviously weak,
yet seems to attract followers. This is a contradiction I find difficult to swallow.
But if he's Daniel, how come Ellen hasn't sought him out? It doesn't make sense. Of course, if he IS Daniel, it not only explains his having Chip
Six in his head, it also explains Chip Gaius in her head - remember when she was back on Caprica in Season 2, when we first met Anders? D'anna put
Caprica and Boomer together and Chip Gaius was warning Caprica Six about D'anna's machinations?
I don't know if I go with the Christ comparisons, though. Gaius is too weak and too much of a **** for that to work for me. Interesting Paul/Paula
I bet when Sam Anders wakes up he's got all his memories back. That'll be interesting.
So, next week... Sam wakes up... will Sam recognise Gaius as Daniel?
Also, if Boomer can find the fleet in the Raptor, how come the rest of the Cylons haven't yet showed up? I'd say that's got to be soon.
After last week's episode, I felt really buoyed... after this weeks I feel a lot sadder and more insecure for all of them. It couls all go horribly
wrong - and Gaius' speech about losing Galactica bit by bit was bang on the money... which is why he got his guns... I smess a showdown with the
Sons of Ares coming up, too...