This week, Chief and Boomer rekindle their doomed romance with intriguing results. In other news, Starbuck connects with a piano player in Joe’s Bar who helps her with her finding-her-dead-body issues.
If you haven’t seen the show, or the most recent episode, and you care about that sort of thing, don’t click to the next page. There be spoilers, and lots of them; you’ve been warned.
Oh show, I hate you I hate you I hate you!!!
I don’t mean it; I could never hate this show. Even when it breaks my brain, even when it goes places I don’t want to see, even when it brings forth extreme sleep deprivation, this is love.
This kind of episode is what’s been missing; yes, we get some solid character moments, some clues, maybe some answers, but it leaves something for the audience, specifically “Watchtower” and Opera House teases and crazy Eights. Oh my.
The last two episodes have felt a little off to me; “No Exit” was a bit too much exposition for me and “Deadlock” was an emotional rollercoaster that felt a bit out of step with the show (and I say that even though I loved it). This week, we’re back to form; I was a little worried about the writers of this episode, Bradley Thompson and David Weddle, but despite a scene or two of talky-talk, the two of them do know how to deliver stellar Chief episodes (one of their early efforts was “Flight of the Phoenix,” an all time favorite episode of mine).
Speaking of him, oh, my poor, poor Chief. He pleads to the powers that be to spare Boomer’s life because he loves her, and he just ends up assisting her in her nefarious deeds again (“All this has happened before, all this will happen again”). Once again, his love plays him and once again he’s responsible for a dire circumstance of the Galactica. I hope he can recover from the promise of a happy ending, but I have my doubts.
I’ve always felt that Boomer got a raw deal; her programming kicks in, she shoots her father figure, and her entire family, even her lover, turns against her. I’ve been on my characters for a while now to just forgive her for something that wasn’t her fault, but no more. I was a bit shocked at Roslin’s coldness toward Chief’s pleas, but she’s a smarter woman than I am.
I’ve been waiting for the Boomer/Chief reunion ever since “Crossroads, Part Two” and while it was everything I wanted, this betrayal is too much to forgive. I love a good jail break, so that was understandable, but not only does she kidnap Hera, she impersonates Athena and sleeps with her sister Eight’s man, while Athena is bound and gagged in a locker.
I wanted a better end for you Boomer, but some wounds just don’t heal. In her mind, I bet she thinks they (her and the Colonials) are even. They destroy her love of humanity, and she steals their future. I never before thought that Boomer was gone forever, but here’s your reckoning Adama; your betrayed daughter, your first betrayal, has come full circle.
On the other side of the show, we get a Starbuck episode and some visitations from Head Daddy. I suspected the piano player was another Head Character, but I had no idea “All Along the Watchtower” would come back into the picture in such a subtle way. Starbuck doesn’t usually get the quiet moments and it was a nice surprise.
It’s hard to watch the end run of this show because while I want answers, I really want more questions and hints and teases. I’m probably in the minority on that one, but I don’t care. I’d rather stay in the dark than have my show to be over. And yet, I’m still mad I have to wait another week for the next episode.
Ain’t love grand.