Some vague and general SPOILERS HERE, but nothing too specific. DO NOT READ ON unless you’ve either seen the episode or you just don’t care. There will probably also be spoilers in the comments, too.
This gripping episode was all about people being pushed to the edge of action and the crazy people-pushers who pushed them there. One of my least favorite characters on the show returned as the centerpiece of this theme.
Other crazies came out of the woodwork, too. Have you been wondering about Gaius Baltar and the state of his ever-changing hair? Then have no fear:
He’s back and looking quite the dish with this new haircut. HAIRCUTS: I ADVOCATE THEM.
Felix Gaeta had a lot to say this week, too:
(That caption only makes sense to you if you’ve seen the episode, OK?)
On another note entirely, I thought Admiral Adama was being very much the hard-boiled detective in this week’s episode. It all started when I saw him fallen asleep at his desk with a bottle of whiskey and a magnifying glass:
As the episode rolled on, we also saw the Admiral working information by “appealing to [someone’s] intellect” in a way that had nothing to do with intellect, and advising criminals to “cool [their] heels” in the slammer. Someone’s been reading his Dashiell Hammett!
Here are some of my other observations as I watched:
– This episode jumped right in to the big OMG-type shit, didn’t it? The scene in the beginning that had Tigh saying “I need a drink”? Well, well, well indeed.
– You know what occurs to me? We haven’t had much Helo lately. MORE HELO, please.
– There are just so many occasions in this episode for me to do my song and dance routine to the classic tune of Cy-lon Bay-bee! A-wocka wocka wocka CY-LON BAY-BEE!
SO! What did you think?