By Lisa Fary
Another great week for women on BSG!
President Roslin still can’t bring herself to speak to the fleet, is skipping treatments, and looking longingly at piles of pills on the table. At least she’s finally let herself have some fun with Admiral Adama. Although, by the rules, President Roslin now has to die. Sure, she’s dying already, but banging the old man has secured that fate. There will now be no sudden miracle cure for the sexually satisfied woman.
Apollo and the gang have totally adjusted to Dualla’s suicide. It’s like she was completely inconsequential – she didn’t get a memorial service or anything, just a shot with Apollo staring morosely at her body bag in the last episode. Even Cally got a memorial service and there WASN’T EVEN A BODY.
How about that Cally Tyrol? Let’s make her a faithless whore so Chief be more layered as a character. It doesn’t matter that it came from nowhere. As long as Chief grows and becomes more dynamic at her expense, that’s the important thing. Let’s not disregard that a woman opened up that can of paternity.
The women screw up everything.
I’m now seeing that the point of “The Face of the Enemy” was to explain how Gaeta made the transition from organized lackey to mutinous tool. He looses his leg and then he grew a pair? Would Gaeta have ever had the nerve to confront Starbuck like that before? I know! Let’s have the gay guy stir things up and sponsor a fleet wide mutiny!
Allow me to amend my previous statement: the women and the gay screw up everything. All BSG needs are some minority characters to screw things up and it just might surpass Heroes for douchebaggery.
But, let’s talk about Gaeta because I’m concerned. Sooooo. . . . Gaeta is revealed to be gay, he’s physically made less of a man by losing a leg, and now he’s mutinying the status quo and sneakily converting people to his cause.
Really, BSG? You’re making the gay guy the untrustworthy guy? You’re making the gay guy the one who undermines the established order, and in such a way that viewer knows will destroy civilization? Really?
And, for god’s sake, can someone just give Baltar a golden calf already? He’s preaching the religious convictions of a nine year old. You don’t deserve to suffer, you’re perfect as you are, god should come down and apologize, blah, blah, blah. On the other hand, I’m relieved that BSG has toned down the godtalk because it’s annoying. On my other, third hand (which is usually hidden and I won’t tell you where) the childish turn shows him for the fraud and opportunist he is.
Blech, this episode was irritating. Ron Moore shouldn’t direct. Like, ever.
And as an ending note, what the hell kind of nutjob do you have to be to continue to play politics in the FACE OF EXTINCTION? To those ships that won’t allow Cylons aboard to upgrade their systems (which would allow the ships to be faster and more efficient, speeding up the process of finding a habitable planet), I say, “See ya.” Maybe the human race is better off without that kind of frakpig screwing up the gene pool.
Now I’m in a lousy mood. Thanks, BSG.
Lisa Fary’s early exposure to classic Battlestar Galactica in 1979 is largely responsible for her lifelong interest in science fiction and her childhood ambition of being an intergalactic space cowgirl. She thinks diagramming sentences is a fun alternative to Sudoku.
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