Battlestar Galactica - S2E13- 1/20/06 "Epiphanies"

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  1. Jan 21, 2006 #21 of 178
    Fish Man

    Fish Man Phish Food

    Mar 4, 2002
    0.7 miles...


    It will be rebroadcast on Monday. 11:00 PM Eastern, 10:00 Central.
  2. Jan 21, 2006 #22 of 178

    sschwart It sucks to be me

    Apr 4, 2001
    Cambridge, MA
    I think they took the cheap way out with Laura, and I'm not pleased about it.

    The rest of the episode was good though.
  3. Jan 21, 2006 #23 of 178

    Jeeters Registered Snoozer

    Feb 25, 2003
    Thought this was episode was just 'ok'. Perhaps it was because I had already guessed how the president would be cured just by watching the previews at the end of last week's show.

    Gina sure did scrub up nicely. So I was having a hard time hearing the conversation between her and Baltar. Do the Cylon sympathizers she's with know she's a Cylon or not? I think he asked her but didn't hear her answer. I'm guessing no.
  4. Jan 21, 2006 #24 of 178

    Skittles West Coast citizen!

    May 25, 2002
    Seattle, WA
    You guess correctly. :)

    Her response to Gaius was "Of course not. Even their dedication has limits."
  5. Jan 21, 2006 #25 of 178

    zalusky Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Apr 5, 2002
    Cupertino, CA


    This is off topic but whatever happened to the fact they supposedly found a route to earth via the Kobol planetarium. Have they given up on that or is their constantly distracted by all this stuff?
  6. Jan 21, 2006 #26 of 178

    hefe Rebus Philbin

    Dec 5, 2000
    CO via Chi-town
    Or if you can't wait, you can buy it through iTunes...
  7. Jan 21, 2006 #27 of 178

    dcheesi ...I'm not.

    Apr 6, 2001
    MD, USA
    I found it interesting that Baltar explicitly backed off from collaborating with "Resistance"-Six at one point, yet by the end of the same episode he's proving himself to her with a nuclear warhead?! And do they really not do any kind of check on departing transports, even when it's transporting a former prisoner? A simple rad-sweep should have detected the nuke, and anyway you'd think a resistance leader being handed a giant suitcase just before his flight would raise a few eyebrows...

    BTW, according to Imaginary-Six, it's a "nucular" warhead ;)
  8. Jan 21, 2006 #28 of 178

    NoThru22 Smelly Pirate Hooker

    May 6, 2005
    Bel Air, MD
    They didn't give a clear path to Earth. They just showed them how the 12 constellations would look from Earth and some nebula as a reference point. They need to work out the rest for themselves. It looked like Baltar was working on something to do with the constellations on his clipboard.
  9. Jan 21, 2006 #29 of 178

    ToddAtl New Member

    Jul 27, 2003
    Atlanta, GA
    presumably these were all the casualties from last week's battle plus Admiral Kane. The Pegasus is still there with the fleet...
  10. Jan 21, 2006 #30 of 178

    questfortruth New Member

    Feb 17, 2005
    I enjoyed the episode, including the nod to ST Voyager's "Prophecy" episode in which a group of Klingons in the Delta Quadrant are cured by a transfusion(?) from B'Elanna's unborn child.

    Anyhoo...can somebody explain to me how Baltar managed to smuggle a nuke off the Galactica? Yes, it was placed in his care for his cylon-detector, but how crappy does security have to be if nukes can go unaccounted for?
  11. Jan 21, 2006 #31 of 178

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

    Mar 5, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA

    ... and what's going to happen when the Admiral asks for it back?

    "Um, I, um, you see, the truth is, um, I, uh... misplaced it"
  12. Jan 21, 2006 #32 of 178

    mrpantstm Well aren't you

    Jan 25, 2005
    I think it's funny that Baltar still had the nuke. How long has it been since Baltar was actually working on a cyclon detection device? He's the vice-president now so I doubt he spends a terrible amount of time doing it. And I don't think Adama would just leave a nuke lying around in Baltar's lab, whether Baltar was actively working on the cyclon detection or not. I mean come on, they'd at least lock it up at night. ;)

    I think the make peace with the cyclons resistance is kinda weak. Sure it adds another element to the show and gives Six a place to hang out. But I doubt any of the survivors has forgotten what the cyclons did to the colonies. Unless of course it is being led by a cyclon (not Six, since she just joined).

    I think the dynamic between Baltar and Rosyln is going to be very interesting now that she knows of his betrayal. You could tell when she woke up that she definitly remembered her dreams.

    I would like to see them get back to finding Earth or some place to sit down now that they've destroyed the Cyclon fleet following them and presumably the Cyclon's are licking their wounds.

    Good episode though.
  13. Jan 21, 2006 #33 of 178

    quango Member

    Sep 25, 2005
    Macon, Georgia
    Technically, the ad isn't part of the episode; presumably, it's just the newest network promo for the show.
  14. Jan 21, 2006 #34 of 178

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

    Mar 5, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA

    I didn't see it. Exactly what was it?
  15. Jan 21, 2006 #35 of 178

    Amnesia The Question

    Jan 30, 2005
    Boston, MA
    Is it just me, or did the President's "human count" stay the same even when they met the Pegasus? I would think that it should have gone up by at least a thousand...
  16. Jan 21, 2006 #36 of 178

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

    Dec 3, 2000
    Overall I found this episode more, well, annoying, than anything else.

    Out of the blue there's Cylon sympathizers. I don't buy it.

    The whole episode was a mess, really. Its very off-putting.

    First the whole "kill the baby" decision seemed abrupt and without much basis. Then the whole "inject the baby's blood into the President and maybe the cancer will go away in 5 minutes" is more like some 11 year old playing doctor. Yeah, they wrote themselves into a corner with the President and as she probably turned out more popular than expected now want her to be around longer. The sabotage/threats by the sympathizers seemed contrived and their demands somewhat unrealistic and pointless considering the fleet's current circumstance. Then you practically have armed threats made against Adama while the cylon is being brought to the medical center to terminate her pregnancy and they do almost nothing about it except let him go.

    And then the Pegasus cylon now has a private headquarters and armed guards on Cloud Nine. Yeah, that's really believable, too.

    Truthfully after this debacle of an episode, I know I care a little less about the show than I did before I watched it. It's very disappointing.
  17. Jan 21, 2006 #37 of 178
    Gene S

    Gene S Member

    Feb 10, 2003
    Belleville, IL
    I think I missed something. It the previews, they showed Baltar explaining the blood on a piece of paper. In the show it was on a wall. :confused:

    Also next weeks episode...
    Looks like a stand alone episode, not contributing to the cylon storyline.
  18. Jan 21, 2006 #38 of 178

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Fishers, IN
    I don't believe it was an "ad" was part of the show.
  19. Jan 21, 2006 #39 of 178

    Anubys All About Footwork

    Jul 16, 2004
    I have no clue what anyone is taking about either as far as the cylon baby commercial is concerned...
  20. Jan 21, 2006 #40 of 178

    Skittles West Coast citizen!

    May 25, 2002
    Seattle, WA
    It came up at around the 28 minute mark of the show. It was the first commercial of that particular commercial break.

    I wasn't bothered by the content of the commercial. I found it intriguing and think it would help bring in new viewers. I *was* bothered by the fact that they were advertising a show in a timeslot where viewers were already watching the show advertised, and that the content of the commercial gave away the fact that BabyBoomer wouldn't be aborted, which killed some of the drama in the show.

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