Monday, December 3, 2007
Razor worth waiting for
As we wait for the fourth and final season of Battlestar Galactica it was nice to have a little taste of the brilliance that this show can be. This two-hour episode doesn't actually bridge the gap between Seasons 3 and 4, but rather explains some missing info from the midst of Season 2. It clears up a few questions that will obviously be important in season 4, but mostly it's a terrific stand alone episode, as long as you've seen through the end of Season 2. It tells the story of what happened (past tense if you're up to date with the most recent season) to the doomed Battlestar Pegasus when the Cylons attacked and how they met up with Galactica without any civilian fleet with them. Michelle Forbes (previously brilliant on Homicide) as the woman in charge is awesome, and we even find out some amazing secrets of her personal life that shed light on her brutality towards the captured Cylon. There are revealing elements that shed light on how Season 4 might happen, but it's kept a pretty tight secret. The story mostly follows another Pegasus officer, Kendra Shaw, as she takes orders from Forbes, as well as trying to explain the history of Pegasus to our favorites Starbuck and Apollo. She's terrific, making tough decisions and trying to survive those decisions. Overall, the episode is really well written, with our favorites making appearances, but focusing on issues that we missed during Pegasus' brief appearance in Season 2. I can't wait for the next season!
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