BSG: Totally Not Fucking Around

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.


The Battlestar Galactica 2-parter (“The Oath” and “Blood on the Scales”)  that aired last week and continued this week was by far some of the most intense television viewing ever. During both episodes, I was on the edge of my seat, pulse racing throughout the entire viewing. WHEW! Those dudes were totally not fucking around.

Oh Look, Zarek addresses the Quorum again.
Oh Look, Zarek addresses the Quorum again.

Here’s Tom Zarek, still annoying as ever.  I was feeling pleased, for a minute, at the way the Quorum members refused to be pawns in his game (for once). And then something happened that had me literally shouting “HOLY SHIT HOLY SHIT HOLY SHIT” right in the middle of my living room.  I reiterate, holy shit.

Capt. Kelly -- I'd forgotten about this guy.
Capt. Kelly -- I'd forgotten about this guy.

I barely remembered anything about this Captain Kelly character — I had to go look him up on the Wikipedia a minute ago and things are still pretty foggy, though I do happily remember Ty Olsson from Men in Trees (shut up) — but he earned a place after this episode, for certain.

HOT DOG.
HOT DOG.

HOT DOG! IT’S HOT DOG! I get nearly as excited when Hot Dog makes an appearance as I do when Cylon Babies make an appearance.  Mainly because I love to shout “HOT DOG” at the screen.  Try it some time.  Hot Dog was especially awesome in this scene, wasn’t he?

Crazy-ass Romo Lampkin is back.
Crazy-ass Romo Lampkin is back.

So I just wanted to ask: when the armed dudes were dragging Romo Lampkin down the corridor and he said, “I don’t suppose anyone is going to feed my dog,” did any of you wonder if he still actually has that dog? Dude has a track record with pets is all I’m saying.

Laura Roslin is not fucking around.
Laura Roslin is not fucking around.

Oh yeah, and Laura Roslin was not fucking around this episode, either.  She will use every weapon at her disposal, even her own eye teeth, to end you, dude.

So what did you guys think about the end?  You can guess how I felt about VP Tom Zarek, but I’m not even entirely sure how I feel about Felix Gaeta.  One thing I can say for certain is I will not miss those close-up shots of his diseased leg stump.  Shudder.

3 thoughts on “BSG: Totally Not Fucking Around

  1. clarabella February 7, 2009 / 1:39 pm

    That was awesome when Rosalind said that about using her eye-teeth. I immediately imagined her tearing into Zarek’s face, which was also entertaining.
    I still want to know where Sam, SB and Romo ended up. Sam’s gotta be dead. Dude got shot in the neck. Hard to come back from that.
    There was much awesomeness from this episode.
    I am also left seriously wondering what secret there still is between Gaeta and Gaius, that was referred to last episode and seemed to be hovering in that between the two in last night’s. Anyway, maybe I’ll think of more when I watch it again tonight, but regarding the last scene, I have to say seeing Zarek get his throat ripped out by a crazed, vampirish Rosalind sure would’ve been more satisfying.

  2. Ruby February 7, 2009 / 8:21 pm

    I’M COMING FOR ALL OF YOU!!!!

    I was jumping up and down on the couch screaming yeah! yeah! yeah! Roslin’s got her venom up! Wooooo!

    Blood on the Scales was a total wow episode. Did you see that with Apollo and Starbuck and the grenade and the ass-kicking? Holy shit!

    For some reason I totally didn’t expect the Quorum to kick Zarek out of the vote, and I really didn’t expect him to have people ready to kill them. I mean, I knew he would, but I didn’t expect it right then. Wow.

    I still feel sorry for Gaeta. Dude was so easily swayed by anyone and everyone, he had no idea what was actually right. Poor thing. Poor sad confused Gaeta.

    I still can’t believe the last ten minutes. Wow. Wow. WOW.

    Anyway, thank the Queen of Cats you finally posted, I was about to go nuts just waiting. Waiting.

  3. Ruby February 11, 2009 / 10:47 pm

    Ooo ooo! On another note, DON’T FORGET! DOLLHOUSE starts FRIDAY. Yep. Some dumbass over at FOX can’t seem to schedule a Whedon show on a day that it’ll get watched. FUCK. Set your DVRs kids!!

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