Mark Watches ‘Battlestar Galactica’: S03E03 – Exodus, Part I

In the third episode of the third season of Battlestar Galactica, the Cylons ramp up their severity of their treatment of the humans while Adama works out a way to rescue the survivors on New Caprica. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to watch Battlestar Galactica.

[Note: This review is up early on purpose. I’m posting my review of last week’s Fringe premiere as well and didn’t want to have two posts up in the late afternoon/evening for some folks. Enjoy the double postage!!!–Mark]

Okay, let me get the complaint out of the way: Um, didn’t Cally fall down a hill in “Precipice”? How could she run towards Tyrol all of a sudden? OMG CONTINUITY ERROR WORST SHOW OF ALL TIME. Also, it is taking every ounce of my heart not to type Tyrol’s name as “Tyrion.” Tyrol would make a terrible Lannister, by the way.

All right. I’ve gotten that out of the way. It’s out of my system.


Let’s separate this into the main themes and character growth we’re subjected to:

Colonel Tigh Is Totally An Adult

Think about how Tigh acted during the opening to season two when Commander Adama was unconscious from the gunshot wound delivered by Boomer. He made a number of massive mistakes, some that inherently cost people their lives. Now think about the way he treats Tyrol, the way he speaks to the insurgency, and how he conducts himself. Even if you disagree with his methods of warfare, which is completely up for debate, it’s hard to deny that he is a much more measured and thoughtful man than he was a full season before this.

I was blown away by the reasonable way in which he dealt with Tyrol’s panic. (Apparently, Tyrol panics by shaving his beard? I hope I don’t start doing that. I like my beard.) When the Chief nearly hyperventilates while trying to communicate the fact that Cally is on the Cylon list for execution, Tigh very quickly takes control of the situation. He calms Tyrol down, drilling some sense into him, and doing the one thing that helps diffuse the tension: assure Tyrol that he has the information and the skill to save his wife. I know Tigh’s scenes don’t make up much of “Exodus, Part I,” but they’re very important to his character’s growth. What I am now interested in is how this is going to all change with the revelation he gets at the end. Learning his wife betrayed the team to save him appears to have destroyed him. Also HOLY SHIT MICHAEL HOGAN CAN ACT. That reaction shot is so believable that I’m pretty sure someone told Michael Hogan that his whole life is just a hologram projection before the tape started rolling, and that was his genuine reaction.

The Cylons Don’t Like Death

I honestly believe that this is a significant plot and character point and one that will be developed at length throughout season three. One of the obvious advantages the Cylons have is their ability to “regenerate” their mind by downloading into another body. By not fearing death, since they can always come back, it allows them to be fearless and reckless at the same time. The humans know that this also means they cannot fight a war in any traditional sense because the Cylons essentially cannot sustain heavy damage ever because their “troops” can never truly be depleted. It’s actually something I was worried about the show dealing with. I imagine that without any sort of development or change, it would seem that fatalism was the only thing left to do. The humans would have to give up or find an even better hiding place.

But when rescuing the detained humans from their execution, Seelix leaves a wounded Cavil to die out in that canyon, and he eventually does after killing himself. What I’d never thought of was the way the memory of death could compound in on itself after each download. After a particularly slow and painful death, Cavil suddenly finds that the discomfort is giving him pause for the first time in his existence. Death was painful, and the download process may have traumatized him. At this point, there are only more deaths ahead of the Cylons. What will happen to a Cylon who has died twenty, thirty, forty times?

So of course the Cylons are like LET’S JUST NUKE THE CITY. And it’s not an offhand comment to me. They mean that and they would do it and that is legitimately the scariest moment in the whole episode.

Where Is Kara’s Sassy Gay Companion?

Because WHAT WHAT WHAT ARE YOU DOING. Oh my god. I know I am conflicted about Kacey but:

I don’t trust Conoy and I don’t trust the existence of that child. It feels wrong and it feels like a trick. UGH.

That Is An Unfortunate Place For My Mind To Go

That is a weird name for a canyon, I thought.

Don’t Make Me Cry On My Own Hanger Deck

Then stop being depressing as fuck. My god, I turn on the waterworks during goodbye scenes and WHY DOES THIS GENUINELY FEEL SO AWFUL.

No, Seriously, My Brain

Kat can die during the rescue and I wouldn’t feel sad. Not because I used to despise her, but because now I feel the show can’t really go anywhere with her character. I have a cold heart, apparently.

Now I Just Feel Bad For Him

I don’t even have it in me to be angry with Gaius Baltar. He has done terrible things, but he’s slipped into this cloud of depression, self-hatred, and doubt, and I just hate seeing him this way, despite what he’s done. It’s hard watching the scene between him and Caprica Six, who thankfully was not boxed, because you can see how hard she is trying to help him out. But he seems beyond that. It’s like his heart and his will power has been poisoned.

Are they going to include him in the rescue attempt? That should be interesting to see.

Well, I Did Not Expect That

An episode that largely focuses on Three??? I mean, I will gloriously accept any and all episodes that feature Lucy Flawless on screen for nearly a third of the running time (probably more, actually), but the writers handled her story and growth incredibly well. I genuinely did not know that Cylons could dream, but it’s because I never thought about it. Obviously, they have humanoid bodies, and if they experience all the other aspects of the human condition, why wouldn’t they have dreams? Three’s dream in particular is like a long-form hallucination: a tent. Strange stones. A child. Hera.

It’s not like Three to ever really express doubt, but the show doesn’t make this out to be a drastic change in her development. It starts out with curiosity and maybe a little bit of fear. When she finds the tent she saw in her dream, her interest gets the best of her. I think this is the first oracle we actually see on the show, and this one in particular is ambiguous enough to be easily written off as untrustworthy. At first, I should say. But when she tells Three that Hera is alive, Three seems ready to believe something. Yet what does it mean that if the Cylons “hold” Hera, it will undo everything they’ve done? Is that a literal statement?

Even so, the seed is planted in her mind and she can’t escape the coincidental nature of this all. I worried that her conversation with Dr. Cottle might reveal too much information, but the man does keep his secrets. Three did make a good point, that it made no sense to cremate the first of a species so carelessly, but Cottle assures her that Roslin was the one who ordered the child to be tossed away. But what started out as a moment of doubt turns into one of divine inspiration. Three starts to believe that she received a message from God, so it only makes sense that when she confronts Boomer in the Detention Center, who is trying to steal launch keys, that she would accept this as reality.

God, it’s such an awful scene because even though Three is right, she’s playing off the heartbreak and love of Boomer. She, too, wants to put the seed of doubt into Boomer’s mind, hoping it will eventually cause her to break from her Cylon treason.

But holy shit.

Boomer Hasn’t Been Lying

She is genuinely on Adama’s side, and shooting Three IN THE LEGS is all the proof I would ever need. Adama would not lie to her, she claims angrily, and the irony about this all is that Hera is alive, but Adama truly never lied to her. sweet christ.

Yeah, so fuck the Boomer haters. She’s LEGIT. But this is all contrasted with Roslin’s insistence on keeping Hera and Maya alive regardless of the cost so that they can get off that planet. Roslin, I know you have your practical reasons, but what are you doing? I don’t see Roslin changing her mind and taking a child away from Maya, but this situation can only end in disaster, right?

Don’t Make Me Cry On YOUR Hanger Deck

Oh, you’re going to give another goodbye speech in this episode? Why no, I’m not crying. Nope. Not at all.

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76 Responses to Mark Watches ‘Battlestar Galactica’: S03E03 – Exodus, Part I

  1. guest_age says:

    I started holding my breath the moment the oracle told Three about Hera and I don't think I've stopped holding it since, at least metaphorically. Need work to be over soon so I can get home and see the next episode, STAT.

  2. NB2000 says:

    Eeep early review (that plus my lingering cold mean this comment will probably make no sense whatsoever).

    FRAK YEAH SHARON AGATHON! Walking right into the Cylon Detention Center and making off with the launch keys. Her refusing to give up her Colonial ID tags when going undercover, and her reasons for doing so, are a lovely touch.

    I have no idea if it’s drawn from a real practice (it seems like it might be) but the little ceremony with the line of salt that the crews of Galactica/Pegasus go through before they leave for the rescue is one of those worldbuilding touches that I love about this show. Builds up the culture of this fictional society.

    I still hate Zarek and Laura/Bill is still my OTP but…their interactions in this and the end of the last episode do make me ship it just a tiny bit (I don’t know WHY though).

    “The last thing your son wants is me and Ellen for parents”

    Well at least he acknowledges it.

    • monkeybutter says:

      I don't know why, but I like Roslin and Zarek as friends now. I guess it's because they're smiling, though wryly, and every other interaction in this show seems weighty and miserable. For them it's like they're laughing at how insignificant their past run-ins are, and they have a common enemy who could nuke them at any minute.

      • knut_knut says:

        I love them as friends! I want them to join together and bring down the Cylons! Or maybe just Baltar. I only hope Zarek doesn’t try to come between my OTP, Roslin and Adama. Maybe the three of them can band together and become BSG's Three Muskateers

        • monkeybutter says:

          The idea of Adama and Zarek playing nice is killing me, but I never thought Zarek and Roslin would get along either. Who gets to be their d'Artagnan? Because I think some silly boots are the next step in Lee morphing into Zapp Brannigan.

          • psycicflower says:

            Best mental image of Adama and Zarek gritting their teeth and trying to a get along whenever Roslin is around and then instantly going back to the way they were the second she's out of sight.

            Oh my god he is becoming Zapp Brannigan, isn't he.

      • NB2000 says:

        It shows how much they've developed during this time on New Caprica that they're willing to have even this little semi-friendly moment.

        (Selfish side-note, I'm glad you worked out who I meant in that point. It was probably obvious from the context but still facepalming at myself for forgetting to say it.)

    • enigmaticagentscully says:

      I'm with you on the Roslin/Zarek thing. I think they just have some amazing chemistry whenever they're on screen together, regardless of context, so just seeing them getting along immediately sends my mind to a shippy place. Also, he was pretty blatantly flirting with her. Just sayin'.

      Whatever, Spaceparents forever. 😛

    • cait0716 says:

      I don't know why, but my brain read that as Laura/Billy and now I had some fairly disturbing images in my brain.

  3. @LizatLAX says:

    I've never been able to stop myself from following Part 1 with Part 2 IMMEDIATELY. So you have way more willpower than I do!

    It's very weird to see Sharon Agathon referred to as Boomer. At least to me, Boomer is Sharon Valerii, the Eight who's with Caprica Six.

  4. knut_knut says:

    Woah early review! All I have to say is this:
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  5. psycicflower says:

    This is a Tigh shocked/horrified face appreciation comment.
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    Seriously though, Tigh/Michael Hogan makes the best faces. Ellen’s betrayal is really a punch in the gut for him but she only handed over the map to protect him. Beneath it all and despite all the trouble we’ve seen in the past they really do love each other.

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    Gaius kind of breaks my heart right now. I don’t forgive him all of the horrible things he’s done over the course of the series so far but I do feel sorry for him. It’s the one time he’s drawn a line and said no but it doesn’t matter, there’s nothing he can do to stop it and it’s far too late to try and make a stand now. His situation is completely hopeless. He and Caprica!Six are clearly struggling to lie in the bed they’ve made. (which I completely just got now *facepalm*)

    Randomly (and shippily) I love Helo’s little smile of pride when he tells Adama Sharon got the launch keys. I’m dreading what’ll happen if the Agathons find out Hera’s alive.

    • MelvinTheBold says:

      And Hogan does that with one eye. Seriously. The man's lost a third of his face to the eyepatch and most of the rest is immobile and under the beard. He litterally just flares his nostrils a little and looks at you with one eye and why am I describing what's right there in your gif, and obviously, because it's so very very well acted!

      Side note for Mark: At this point, people were generally reserving 'boomer' to refer to the instance of Sharon who shot Adama and had all that character growth in Downloaded, not the model who's married(!) to Helo and helping the humans. Sharon Agathon or Galactica!Sharon or Adama!Sharon or something.

      • redheadedgirl says:

        Side note for Mark: At this point, people were generally reserving 'boomer' to refer to the instance of Sharon who shot Adama and had all that character growth in Downloaded, not the model who's married(!) to Helo and helping the humans. Sharon Agathon or Galactica!Sharon or Adama!Sharon or something.

        Yes, this, totally. Sharon Agathon has gone through her whole thing about how she makes ehr own godsdamn choices and is her own person. She and Boomer are totally different people by this point.

  6. BklynBruzer says:


    I would say more, but do I really need to?

    I do? Damn. Okay, uh…


  7. monkeybutter says:

    Eee, early review!

    I really liked the insight into Cylons, what with learning that they dream, and Cavil saying that death and especially downloading are painful. It reminded me of what Sharon told Starbuck about Scar, and how the multiple deaths have stuck with him and made him hateful. Ha, spoilers through AFFC (possibly? Or ASOS, it all runs together): V whfg ernyvmrq gung vg'f fbeg bs yvxr Orevp Qbaqneevba, naq gura Ynql Fgbarurneg, ybfvat n tevc ba gurve uhznavgl jura gurl'er erobea. Nyy gung'f yrsg vf cnva naq entr.

    Was Kara in Three's dream? I sort of want her to find and hold Hera because we really need an undo button for Human-Cylon relations, but I also don't want the Cylons to get a hold of her. And oh god, I really don't want Sharon to find out that Adama knew what happened. I want she and Helo to be reunited with Hera, but I also want her on good terms with Adama.

    Kara and Kacey…listen, the kid's adorable and all, but horror movies have taught me not to trust adorable blonde children. I'm glad the kid has someone who cares about her, but Leoben lurking in the background makes the whole thing unwholesome and creepy.

    • psycicflower says:

      but Leoben lurking in the background makes the whole thing unwholesome and creepy.

      Leoben is the biggest creeper to ever creep. I do not trust him in the slightest.

  8. nanceoir says:

    Okay, let me get the complaint out of the way: Um, didn’t Cally fall down a hill in “Precipice”? How could she run towards Tyrol all of a sudden?

    I thought she slid down the rocks, in that sort of feet first kind of way, and started running. Like, wasn't she running at the end of the episode right before we hear the shots? It all seemed to match up on my DVD, anyway.

    • kristinc says:

      Yeah she was totally running. She fell, struggled to her feet and ran, and she was running and looking over her shoulder when the gunfire broke out.

    • bookyworm says:

      The way I remember it, she was running toward woods downhill in the last episode and the trees disappeared in this one. Also there's something with the direction of it. The wiki has it listed as a continuity error.

  9. doesntsparkle says:

    I would have never guessed that all this time, it was Tigh's right eye that was holding him back and making him kind of a pill.

  10. Um, Killer Robots? If It's Okay with You Guys, We Sorta Wanna Leave Soon

    I liked this episode better! It felt like a show again instead of a political allegory.

    Even though, now that I think about it…nothing really happened, so I don't have a lot to write about. It was all mostly prep for the Big Rescue Mission.

    D'Anna's dream was weird. And the oracle was weird. I'm not sure I like them because I like it better when they make the mystical stuff more ambiguously…mystical.

    I think Doral needs to shut up about how ignoble humans are, as if they're any fucking better. You do not get to take the moral high ground after nearly annihilating an entire race of people unprovoked. And, yeah, threatening to nuke the entire city? DOESN'T WIN YOU ANY EXTRA POINTS.

    It's interesting that Cavil feels so much pain upon downloading every time. The whole conceit has been that the Cylons don't really fear death or care about "dying" because they always come back, but this seems to imply that's not really the case. And, hell, the pain he describes doesn't sound that bad, not in a "This isn't even worth it, let's just leave them alone" sort of way. It can't be that important to stay, then. Which speaks, again, to WHY THE HELL ARE THEY REALLY HERE? Their motivations are so goddamn muddled.

    Racetrack is hot.

    I think my favorite scene was Boomer shooting Biers in the kneecaps because that was exactly what I was hoping she'd do, and she did it! I love when that happens. But oh God, she is in for a rude awakening when she finds out Adama lied to her. She's going to single-handedly take down Galactica, isn't she? She's done the whole betrayal thing before, so she knows how bad it is.

    Nice speech at the end from Adama. I guess he's saving the slow clap for next week.

    • cait0716 says:

      The death/rebirth process being painful and traumatic was actually brought to the table by Tricia Helfer in Downloaded. Until then, it was imagined as a fairly peaceful learning experience. But then Tricia was a genius and they sort of went that direction and ignored what they had established in earlier episodes.

    • notemily says:

      I think Doral needs to shut up about how ignoble humans are, as if they're any fucking better. You do not get to take the moral high ground after nearly annihilating an entire race of people unprovoked. And, yeah, threatening to nuke the entire city? DOESN'T WIN YOU ANY EXTRA POINTS.

      RIGHT. I just want to smack him every time he's on screen. Smug leisure-suit wearing bastard.

  11. Also HOLY SHIT MICHAEL HOGAN CAN ACT. That reaction shot is so believable that I’m pretty sure someone told Michael Hogan that his whole life is just a hologram projection before the tape started rolling, and that was his genuine reaction.
    "I did it all for you."
    ["When you mean…it…"]
    ["Yeah, I sorta mean…"]
    ["No, you can't mean…"]
    ["Um, yeah, I really do mean…"]
    ["Frakking hell."]
    ["I also gave him the swirl."]

  12. Ryan Lohner says:

    The scene where Michael Hogan does more acting with one eye than some people can do with their whole bodies. Also, any shot we get of his empty socket is horrifyingly realistic.

  13. cait0716 says:

    Chief's decision to shave kind of bothers me. Why this episode? I mean, between finding out that Cally is missing and running to Tigh in a panic that she's going to be executed he decides that it's finally time to shave? It just seems really weird to me.

    Other than that, excellent episode. I like that they rewind time and show that the ending of the last episode wasn't nearly as bad as you thought it was.

    • threerings says:

      According to the commentary, that was a mistake. The scene with Tigh was a pick-up, filmed later, after he had already shaved for later episodes.

      • cait0716 says:

        Ah, that makes a lot more sense

      • MelvinTheBold says:

        Not a mistake, so much as simply needing to shoot other material first, and the location schedule for new-caprica stuff being what it was. When you're doing an 8-day turnaround, and your location is an hour from your sets, stuff has to happen out of order sometimes.

  14. Ryan Lohner says:

    It does kind of bug me that we don't get to see anyone first discovering that D'Anna is a Cylon. And where is she, anyway?

    • MelvinTheBold says:

      The D'Anna in the fleet was likely never discovered – she arranged to dissappear or simply avoided Anders et al who had encountered her model on Caprica, and laid low until the cylon invasion of New Caprica showed up, at which point she didn't need to hide anymore.

      Note: this is not canon.

  15. kristinc says:

    WAS Adama complicit in Hera's adoption? We know Roslin and Cottle were but I honestly don't remember whether Adama was present in that particular huddle. Whatever, I knew it was a mistake to lie about it, or at least that there would be grave consequences. I get the feeling that whoever can "give" Sharon her baby (in the form of proving to her that Hera is alive) is going to have a strong handle on her allegiance, and Roslin and Cottle had better seriously consider making it them before the Cylons get the chance. But what happens then, though? "Yes, your baby is alive. Oh but you can't actually ever be her mom, like you've been dreaming and wishing. She knows someone else as Mama." UGH.

    I was so freaking sure that Cally would get shot, or Tyrol would get shot running to her. Damn you, show. You win. You've succeeded at conditioning me to expect pain and misery in every happy moment.

    Oh god. Tigh and Ellen. They seemed to loathe each other so much back in S1, and then we find out they have this strong bond after all, and this is the result. God. Also … "You know what has to happen"? God. GOD.

    Cavil's scenes always strike me as darkly funny. It's probably his dry delivery of completely dick things to say. I really enjoy the … irony? in him complaining that, sure, he knew all along his death wouldn't be final, and sure, he's alive and whole again, but dammit, it hurt! I mean yeah, in all seriousness I can see how the experience could be traumatic but he sounds so cluelessly privileged when he makes those complaints surrounded by people who will NOT be resurrected, for whom death is the final loss of all their personality, knowledge, and opportunity, and who HE WANTS TO NUKE IN A MASS SLAUGHTER because HIS OWN PERSONAL DEATH AND RESURRECTION WERE KIND OF OUCHIE.

    Laura! You survived! COME TO ME I'LL KISS IT BETTER. I dunno, I almost feel cheated. It's probably a testament to BSG that I expect things so original that the old "Yep, you sure did hear the gunfire, but let me take you back in time and show you how it was *actually* the cavalry arriving to rescue everyone" feels kind of like a cop-out. Well, anyway, mostly I'm just relieved that no other major characters died in that whole stew.

    I must be the only one who finds D'anna annoying. IDEK why that is. She bugs the snot out of me.

    Does it seem to anyone else that, now that Caprica Six is in actual constant contact with Baltar, the adoration she felt for him is moving more towards irritation with him and his reactions/feelings/problems, which are at times inconvenient to her? In contrast to his Head!Six, her Head!Baltar seems to have been an idealized version of him, and now she's confronted with the real thing.

    • Noybusiness says:

      Adama was not seen to be involved in any of the babyswap plotting.

      • bookyworm says:

        Yeah, I think we only ever saw Roslin, Cottle, and maybe Billy/Tory/whoever was alive at this point, right? (BTW, how did Cottle manage to pull that past his staff or whoever? It seems like he wouldn't usually be taking care of babies after they were born and a nurse would be doing that. And how do you smuggle a baby off Galactica to Colonial One? And wouldn't you have to fake medical records or something? I am clearly overthinking this…)

    • MelvinTheBold says:

      Head-six was plenty idealized as well, though. How does her constant moralizing to Gaius look in light of her actual experience in Downloaded? She's not nearly as omniscient or whatever as the head version was.

      • kristinc says:

        True (and ironically enough), the version of Six that existed only in Baltar's head seemed to be a LOT more in control of events than the actual corporeal Caprica Six is. But then Head!Six was a lot more unpredictable and acted a lot more unstable than Caprica Six does. She moralized, but it was a morality that was alien to Gaius (and to us as viewers I think).

        Anyway, yeah, I guess the disenchantment could go both directions. Gaius realizing that actual!Six is not near-omnisciently in control of events, and actual!Six realizing that Gaius is inconveniently and persistently upset about, you know, minor things with perfectly good reasons behind them, like the internment of his entire species.

        • bookyworm says:

          I wish we saw a little bit more of their relationship now, because it just seems to me like it would be this big awkward mess, even without the head people complications/disillusionment piece. Just the fact that the last time they actually talked, she told him that he had inadvertently betrayed the human race and that she is a resurrecting machine. Also the complete switcheroo of positions.

  16. ChronicReader91 says:

    OK, there’s definitely some continuity problems here. In the end of the last ep, it looked like Cally was in the tress and still running when the shooting started, but here it’s obvious that she hasn’t reached the trees yet and Tyrol tackles her to the ground right BEFORE they start shooting. Whatever, I’m glad she and Roslin and Zarek aren’t dead. Oh, and YAY for the return of Seelix!

    The guy who finds Ellen’s map looks EXACTLY like Viggo Mortenson. I actually had to check the credits at the beginning a second time to make sure he wasn’t a guest star.

    Casey is kind of a creepy kid. She’s just…. too quiet.

    That ceremony with the line of salt on the floor should have interested me in colonial culture and their rituals and such, but all I could think of was, “This is my side of the room, that’s your side of the room. You stay on your side, I’ll stay on my side!”

    Man, I don’t want to be around when Sharon finds out that D’anna was telling the truth and, yeah, Adama DID lie to her. Much as I love her saying that, it really makes me dread what must be coming. I don’t think they put that scene in there for nothing.

    Speaking of D’anna/Three… it seems like they’re setting her up as a more important character, which I have nooo problem with if it means there will be more of Lucy (F)Lawless. I’m not even going to pretend to know what the dream or the Oracle’s prediction was all about .

    • kristinc says:

      "Casey is kind of a creepy kid. She’s just…. too quiet. "

      I actually really liked the scene where Starbuck was trying to ignore her and she was bopping busily around the apartment doing her wee toddler thing. She didn't seem overly quiet to me, more like Starbuck was tuning her out and trying to pretend she wasn't there.

  17. notemily says:

    It doesn't so much bother me that Cally was running down a hill before, but it does bother me that Tyrol manages to throw her to the ground BEFORE the gunshots happen, when we clearly saw her running as she heard gunshots in the last ep. I feel like they decided to put Cally in harm's way just to add extra tension, but they had to break continuity in order to do it.

    That reaction shot is so believable that I’m pretty sure someone told Michael Hogan that his whole life is just a hologram projection before the tape started rolling, and that was his genuine reaction.

    RIGHT. Tigh is actually one of my favorite characters on the show. He's easy to hate at first, but Hogan gives him so much depth and believability.

    Gaius not wanting to have sex? He really has changed as a character. No, I mean that seriously. After everything he's been through, pleasure is no longer the first thing on his mind, and it can't even serve as a useful distraction anymore.

    I also kind of love the way he responds to Six trying to comfort him about it. He's like "look, if there's one thing I have never doubted, it's that I am a sex god."

    The scene with Kacey grabbing Starbuck's finger just kind of killed me. If I were Starbuck, I wouldn't be able to resist her either, but this is no happy nuclear family, Kara. This is not your beautiful house, this is not your beautiful wife. Don't give in to Leoben's charms!

    • I don't think Gaius not wanting to have sex is the issue, I think it's more that he wasn't able to.

      Kacey is so cute, although confusingly old.

      *late catching up person is late*

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