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Old February 27 2009, 08:50 PM   #16
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Re: Battlestar Galactica 4x17: "Someone to Watch Over Me"

While I don't think Boomer needs a resolution, I'm glad that she's back. Hopefully she gets to play a bigger role than she has been allowed the last year or so.

Honestly, I would love it if she ended up getting back together with Tyrol. It would be an excellent bookend to the Boomer/Athena love story. Both Helo and Tyrol get to be with their Sharons.
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Old February 27 2009, 08:59 PM   #17
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Boomer has barely even been in the series since "Rapture", while Starbuck got the entire Demetrius storyline pretty much to herself. She doesn't lack airtime.
Yeah, but I'm not sure Boomer really deserves an entire episode. I mean, it's not like she's critical to the story...
Clearly, the producers agree with you. I can't fathom why such an interesting character - a Cylon who thought she was a human, and was basically forced by other Cylons into an evil zombie mode into which she was murderous - has never been deserving of a decent storyline, once Athena took her place on board. Boomer should have had deep issues with the other Cylons and an entirely different worldview, but this was shown only in "Downloaded" and the character was dropped after that. Instead, the BSG producers apparently prefer manufactured drame like the Sam-Kara-Lee-Dee quadrangle of doom, or the Ellen-Caprica-Tigh shit from last week. They could have a really dramatic figure in a Cylon who loathes what the others did and is hated by the humans for all the wrong reasons, but it just didn't interest the producers. A pity.
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Old February 27 2009, 09:01 PM   #18
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What I find interesting is that way back in 'Litmus' it was military protocol that broke up Tyrol and Boomer's relationship even BEFORE she was outed as a Cylon. This time it looks like Tyrol is going to step up to bat for her. I have no doubt in my mind that Tyrol will raise hell to protect Boomer, especially considering he has his Final Five weight to throw around.
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Old February 27 2009, 10:35 PM   #19
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For God's sake, just pick up the pace! Stop wasting precious minutes with pointless and frivilous subplots about Baltar and answer some questions already.
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Old February 27 2009, 10:38 PM   #20
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For God's sake, just pick up the pace! Stop wasting precious minutes with pointless and frivilous subplots about Baltar and answer some questions already.
To be fair they have explained a heck of a lot in the past few weeks.
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Old February 27 2009, 10:56 PM   #21
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Given the title, I'm going to guess we will get Tyrol as the person watching over Boomer,and we'll at least start moving toward a resolution with respect to who or what is watching over Starbuck.
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Old February 27 2009, 11:47 PM   #22
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I get to watch a new BSG episode tonight for the first time since season 2. I'm soooo thankful to have cable again.
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Old February 28 2009, 01:44 AM   #23
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Okay let's try this again. Last week felt like a misfire and waste of an episode slot so I'm hoping the episode we get this week is the episode that really should have been the necessary follow-up to "No Exit".

The mythology episodes are always the best IMO on this show so hopefully it will deliver.
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Old February 28 2009, 01:56 AM   #24
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Another hour before it starts. Hopefully we get the story on Kara tonight.
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Old February 28 2009, 04:59 AM   #25
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Now that's how to do a slow burn. I wondered where they were going for the first half, and then it all started coming together. Galactica's been ripped a new asshole, Tyrol has made the fuckup of all fuckups, and it's all but been stated that Starbuck's a Cylon.

Damn the fact that I have to wait another week!
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Old February 28 2009, 05:04 AM   #26
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This episode was awesome, so much happened in the last 15 minutes. So much revealed. Ellen said someone is manipulating all of them, pulling the strings, I believe there is something behind all of this.
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Old February 28 2009, 05:04 AM   #27
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Excellent.

I'm left with a lot of burning questions, though. Was Starbuck's piano player another "virtual?" Did Hera and Boomer die when their Raptor jumped (assuming Hera WAS aboard the Raptor)? It wasn't clear to me if she jumped away and the shockwave damaged Galactica, or if she was destroyed when she tried to jump with a damaged engine and that destroyed Galactica. Oh, and where is all this stuff with Starbuck going?
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Old February 28 2009, 05:05 AM   #28
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Old February 28 2009, 05:06 AM   #29
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Same Here, Above Average for me.

I really liked this episode, so much happening at the end there.
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Old February 28 2009, 05:06 AM   #30
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It was piss ass fucking bullshit poor.

I love the previews that Sci-fi does "....was just the beginning!!!". No, the show is fucking over in 3 weeks it's the fucking end! GET TO THE FUCKING POINT!!!!

Are the Final Five good for anything? Nope.
Do we know anything about Starbuck? Nope.
Boomer is still useless? Yep.
Ship still dieing? Yep.

Where is John and the other Cylons? How is Baltar's cult going to play into the show?

I normally wouldn't care but there are only 4 fucking "hours" left and it's time to get their ass moving!!!
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