No, I'm not talking about BSG. I'm talking about Avatar: The Last Airbender, which I have now officially FALLEN IN LOVE with (such that I just ORDERED THE DVDs despite not having finished catching up on the first season yet (P.S. THANK YOU jadelynx)). Look, I think this person I don't know called boosette puts it best:
This is the only show in the universe that could devote an entire episode to a GIANT FLYING BISON and make it even half this DARK AND POIGNANT AND AWESOME AND AAAAAAAAAAAAAH.
When I get all caught up, I promise to give you one of my patented new show squee posts, but, really, it's going to say a lot of the same things hobviously has already said right here.
I FLAIL AT ITS AWESOMENESS, YOU GUYS.
Do you know what else is awesome? MOCHA ALMOND FUDGE.
But was BSG awesome? That is what most of you came here to care about.
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.