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Old March 22 2009, 06:29 PM   #1210
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Re: Spoiler whore's thread! (enter at your own risk)

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And yet he pretty accurately described the raid on the colony (save for his description of Helo's fate).
I read somewhere that Tahmoh petitioned them to change his ending so that Helo survived. Stockwell did the same with Cavil (Tigh was going to kill Cavil in the original script).
Correct on both counts. As originally scripted, Helo bled out on the deck and died, while Tigh flung Cavil off the upper deck of the CIC. Dean Stockwell called Moore and suggested the suicide, while Penikett said that after all of the shit Helo went through, he didn't want to go out like that.
Ya know, I loved the finale, but what was sincerely lacking in it was any sense of real danger... They needed to kill one of the regulars (not Racetrack) very early on in the battle to give the idea that, hey, these guys aren't safe. Didn't necessarily need to be Helo, but it needed to be someone.
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