Let me go on record that the first ten minutes had my attention right from the get go. Anders first contact with the Cylon ship in space nailed him and the others to being the 4 out of the 5 remaining Cylons was fantastic. Mind blowing to say the least and the slo-mo effect between the Cylon roving red eye and Ander’s human eye was eerie. WOW!
As Romo predicted Baltar landing on his feet proved to be a correct prediction. His new life is this lair of women, although there was a man in the background – (right?) had a David Kuresh/ Wacko feeling. On the one hand, Baltar has the ultimate paradise but when Derrick’s mom being him before Baltar to heal him or to make him better just continues another set of lies to cover his ass. He is his worst enemy no matter how bad the situation gets. No matter how genuine he tries to be at times with his convictions, something or someone will take a shot at him to bring him down. This is where it’s hard to cheer for him to get his just desserts because we love to hate Baltar. With Derrick’s health being restored, Baltar has found yet another path of greatness to walk on.
The scene between Adama and Starbuck was great but for one moment, I believed he was going to reveal to her that he knows there is no Earth just like he admitted to Roslin way back in Season One. So either, he knew better to reveal this fact. He just continues to play up the facts the Starbuck’s ship was brand new, no battle scars and no computer data but further down this season he will admit this fact to someone. This is where I thought he was able to talk to Apollo while he was watching the video of Starbuck’s ship being destroyed. Even then, Adama is sullen as he carries the weight of the universe on his shoulders. More on Adama below.
Overall, BSG has picked up right where it left off and with all the strength and the richness of characters and storytelling for the past three seasons. This leaves us with the big question about who is the last Cylon. I don’t want to say it’s Roslin even though she had a shared vision with Six. Starbuck would be the obvious choice but I’ll bet there is something else going on with her that is not Cylon. Apollo has not given any signs or indications other than leaving the military to grow in a new direction; maybe. I’m going to stick with Adama only because of something that happened back on season 1. If you remember, there was a woman, played by Gina (Six), who accused Baltar of being a traitor. Gina and Adama had a scene together in his quarters. He seemed really oddly still with her talking to him. Later, he suspected her to being a Cylon but did not but the call through to Tigh to arrest her until after she left the ship. Second, Boomer to became activated as a Cylon shot Adama. What better way to deter attention to one’s self while hold such power.
I would be interested to learn your thought on this matter and your opinion of this episode.