Speaking of parallel universes....we appear to have fallen into one where BSG is the 21st Century version of Star Trek:TNG.
While I am VERY happy to have an episode all about my second husband, 'The Woman, King' went beyond filler episode because we blew our wad already on cool effects, we had, for me anyway, stumbled into STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION territory.
You know what I am talking about. While I loved the show. TNG was never great at stringing multi episodic tales together. Each our was it's own little story and they ran fast and loose with continuity to make it suit the storyline.
We know we are being messed around with right away when they show "previous" happening that we actually have not seen. And while that can be fun, you also gotta wonder. I am still doubtful that the writers are as clever as we would like them to be. I feel the same way about the writers of Lost - they are making it up as they go.
So...Helo gets a crap assignment to look after the civilian refugees.
Now while I get that they have a lot less ships than when they started out and so there WOULD be a scramble to house these folks. I kept asking; 'where were they before Galactica?' And if there is no room for them anywhere, how come they keep having room for cool bars for the crew to hang at.
Civilian Doctor? Greatly admired by Tigh??? Boy, we never heard or saw this guy before. Did we ever get even a hint that there WERE other doctors assigned roles in the fleet???
Lots of eye opening news.
Sharon can't seem to understand why Helo is so upset? SHE can't understand? The dialogue between these two, in my opinion, was very uneven and didn't make too much sense to me.
Not to mention they all seemed to have adjusted a bit TOO much to being lied to about Hera about her death. I didn't picture happy families. I would have imagined more a couple paranoid about her continuing existence and not letting her out of their site. While Helo is a very idealistic fellow, he DID sabotage his own people's chance at wiping out the Cylons. Are we going to hear more discussion about the fear surrounding Hera's existence. Would the rest of the crew be THAT palsy with him? Sharon and him just felt too comfortable in their role as happy family. Would it even be safe to have him around civilians? Some people MUST know who he is and what he is married to. Would not he and Sharon wonder about his assignment as a wish for an 'incident' to happen to him by some angry victims?
Oh and help me here. My husband says that there was never mention that Tom Zarek was made Vice President. I disagree..I actually remember hearing this.....who is right?
And can we just answer once and for all why the Cylons want to find earth? I am just a bit confused about how it started as one group of cylons basically becoming rebels and and almost sympathizers to the humans into the whole wack of them ready to follow this religious idea. And why isn't anyone asking about going home now that they have apparently cleared out of the Colonies? It just seemed a huge shift in their whole reasoning.....I guess for me I need more dissent amongst them.
All in all for me it felt like a contrived hour that played fast and lose with the rapidly disintegrating continuity of the story.
My hopes are wavering on the continuing quality of the show. I hope they prove me wrong.
They did get their season four. So fingers crossed.