Saturday, January 17, 2009

Battlestar Galactica: Sometimes A Great Notion re-cap

Holy frak.

The 13th episode (or 11th not counting Razor) of the final season of Battlestar Galactica did not disappoint. I know that some has been lamenting the lack of cohesive direction the series has been heading, but boy am I happy that finally some questions are finally being answered even as new ones are being created. The revelation of the last Cylon may prove significant just yet (and I have a theory on that - see below). But with just nine full-lenght episodes to go I question whether or not the series can afford to play around with new plots and story arcs. We will see.

Some spoiler-free re-cap:
  • Earth was nuked, that much we have always known - but how long ago was revealed.
  • Starbuck and Leoben finds something that freaks Starbuck.
  • For the first time ever Leoben looks genuinely puzzled and frightened.
  • Tyrol remembers something.
  • Anders remembers something.
  • Tigh remembers something.
Proper re-cap (the one with the spoilers)
  • Earth was nuked 2000 years ago.
  • All bones so far has been found to have once belonged to Cylons.
  • Basically the 13th Colony were Cylons. Earth's humans were Cylons. Just a different form of Cylons to the one the Colonies created.
  • Starbuck and Leoben finds the wreckage of Starbuck's Viper, and her charred remains.
  • Dee gets back together with Lee for one final date, then kills herself.
  • Tyrol, Anders, Tigh, Tory lived on Earth 2000 years ago.
  • William Adama, griefed stricken, did not succed in killig himself via a Cylon. Great scene.
  • Ellen is the fifth Cylon.
Some theories:
  • Earth's Cylons can reborn, or at least the so-called final fives.
  • In fact Ellen is being reborn. She is the baby inside Caprica Six.
  • Kara isn't a Cylon, but she isn't human either. My guess is she is the first Cylon/Human hybrid.
  • The ones who nuked Earth were humans, possibly Colonists. If not a schism has developed between the Earth's Cylons (who by then has forgotten they were Cylons).
  • There is no 'Final Five', everyone is a Cylons. In fact we will see Dee, Cally, Billy, pretty much everyone whom we thought was frakked - back. Lame but Cally kicking Tory's ass would be wonderful.

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