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Okay, look. I’ve got nothing against the tertiary character ep, in fact I was glad to see the show get back to tightly plotted stuff about hot girls kicking ass and taking names in space. So I’m just saying, if we must do tertiary characters, why can we not do Doc Cottle? I don’t like having to resort to fanfic to get my Cottle backstory fix.
Baltar. You greasy, skeevy, glorious freak. That guy’s whole life has been interpreting the statements of others to mean he’s awesome, so this was really no different. Someone more familiar than I with the concept of Oracles will have to tell me more about that scene, but all I could think was, “Of course, squirrel nut. Crazy Bathtub Chick is babbling out loud and you think it’s God.” That it might be, is the least fracked thing about it.
Kat and Starbuck. Here’s the thing about Starbuck. She’s always justified her bullshit by saying it was just honesty, that because she was up front about being an asshole that made it more okay than somebody who hid it away, like Lee, who stuffs his passive-aggressive crap deep down inside and sees a virtue Starbuck would call twisted in behaving like a grown-up (most of the time). So when she told Kat to be who she was, I don’t think she meant go frack your drug dealer and kill yourself, though certainly that’d be in keeping with the Kat we knew and loved in Season One (or was it 2.1? I get confused). I think she meant, look, be fracked up to our faces and we’ll respect that but when you’re lying to us we’re not equals, we can’t share that, because we don’t know, and there was not a little love in her saying that. Some stuff went on between those two between Scar and today, and I’ll leave it to your lurid imaginations as to what that was.
I loved Adama and Kat at the end. He loves the pilots, it’s where he started out, and it gives a nice little shout-out to the way he is with Starbuck and the way he was with Boomer, that they’re his maybe more than any other group of people in the fleet.
Can we get more loving flashbacks to Roslin and Adama on New Caprica, as long as I’m putting in requests?