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Old March 7 2009, 08:04 PM   #105
steveman
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Re: Battlestar Galactica 4x18: "Islanded in a Stream of Stars"

Marcus Porcius Cato wrote: View Post
Am I the only one who teared up when Adama broke down in painting the Wall?
Very poignant scene. Sad because he knew there was nothing he could do to save his ship.

People have complained about Adama becoming something of an emotional basket case lately. I, for one, give him a pass. Everyone has their breaking point. The back half of season four has shown us that maybe the Old Man has reached his. I prefer Adama being this way. I think it's more realistic. And it's pretty damn scary, too. What do you do when the man who's traditionally been the rock of the fleet starts breaking down?

Also, his greater fragility parallels nicely with how the same thing is happening to his ship.
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