At least Adama didn’t cry this time.
I think that is the best I can come up with for this episode. I didn’t get the flashback thing – I mean, the background was nice, it was well-chosen to tell us more about some major characters, blah, blah, blah…but WHY are we looking back right now? Second to last episode EVER and we’re seeing FLASHBACKS?! Flashbacks that make NO SENSE?!?! Lee is chasing a PIGEON! And something Adama didn’t want to do was so important they had to show it to us, but then NOT TELL WHAT IT WAS?!!!!!!
Ok, I’m calm again. What I meant to say is that while I appreciated this episode and how it contributed to character development and moved the story along, I am still waiting for it to all come together. (And to find out what the frak is up with Starbuck. And the opera house.) It was nice to see Adama get his act together and take some action though. We also know why Tyrol wasn’t around in the last episode – he was sitting in the brig. We know that Hera is still in one piece, for now at least, but her future is looking pretty iffy. We know Boomer feels bad for her, but of course feelings haven’t really made much difference to Boomer so far. We know that Anders can still interact with people to some extent since he told Adama where to find Hera. We (or at least I) always knew Baltar was still scheming for power, but now we know what his latest scheme is. And we know he is still a coward, since he was staring at Caprica 6 like he wanted to jump over and volunteer for the rescue mission with her, but of course he didn’t. We know how the showdown with Cavil’s Cylons is going to come about, and I think we know how Galactica herself will meet her end…actually, the more I think about, the more I like this episode.
I’m going back to what I said last week. The writers have for the most part done a bang-up job to this point, so I’m just going to have to trust them to provide a satisfactory conclusion to one of the best science fiction dramas in the history of television. I just wish they would get on with it already.