Battlestar Galactica 4x11: "Sometimes a Great Notion"

Discussion in 'Battlestar Galactica & Caprica' started by Agent Richard07, Jan 16, 2009.


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  1. Ethros

    Ethros Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 4, 2001
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    This just aired in the UK last night, but haven't got round to posting yet.
    Awesome stuff. I got a pissed off though when it seemed Starbuck would be the Final Cylon, I thought that would have been super weak, but was nicely surprised by the brilliant ending.

    Oh, and I thought it was gonna be Dualla too, so her shooting herself was another big surprise :D

    I kept asking though throughout "if they want a new home why don't they just go back to Kobol?" Seemed like a perfectly nice planet. Maybe it's a long way, but at least they know it's there, and aren't wandering aimlessly looking for another in the meantime
  2. AJBryant

    AJBryant Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Mar 13, 2006
    I keep wondering the same thing.

    Heck, even New Caprica could work if there's no occupation going on.
  3. Berg417448

    Berg417448 Commander Red Shirt

    Aug 19, 2007
    Probably because the Cylons know exactly where both of those planets are and probably check them periodically or may have even left a scout behind.
  4. DanTheGrey

    DanTheGrey Vice Admiral Admiral

    Apr 15, 2006
    The Timestream
    Well the wife and I just watched 4x10 and 4x11 tonight to finally get caught up. Both of us just kind of walking around a bit shell-shocked. Normally we would just watch something funny after that amount of heaviness...but we just couldn't bring ourselves to watch something funny. I think we're just going to pull the covers over our heads and hide until tomorrow...
  5. Mistral

    Mistral Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 5, 2007
    Between the candle and the flame
    A rollercoaster ride. Points that stood out-

    No flashback for Tori -and she was the only one to voluntarily go back to the base star. Hmmm..... could she be a plant by a faction from the past opposed to Tyrol/Tigh/Sanders faction?

    The Starbuck corpse-how long was it there and if the wreckage showed burns how come the hair was un-fried?

    In Tyrol's flashback-that was clearly an avocado. An Earth veggie.

    They found Centurion armor in the wreckage where Tyrol had been nuked 2,000 years ago-but none were visible in his flashback-so what killed them? And WHEN were they killed?

    Is Ellen the Fifth? Or is Tigh suffering mental delirium again?

    When they were pawing around in the ruins, the burnt-out building in the near background was CLEARLY the Kobol Opera House-you could tell by the remains of the roof rotunda. It was the same as the picture in Pythia. Which came first?

    Earth was nuked 2,000 years before-when was Kobol settled? When was it abandoned and why?

    How could they tell the bones found were Cylon? Some kind of genetic marker? Baltar's "test" took a long time to process and seemed to be based on blood-so how did they know so fast?

    There were numbered lock boxes similar to safe deposit boxes in Tigh's flashback, and he was obviously in a basement level-bank or train station? And are the numbers relevant?

    Pythia's prophecy said Laura was s'posed to die without making it to the promised land. Last I checked, she's still alive so where are they going? Can't take too long because she doesn't have too much longer by all the hints given so far.....

    Earlier, someone hinted at something about "All Along the Watchtower" - could the Four have a post-hypnotic suggestion that they actually planted themselves that the song was meant to trigger?
  6. Podcast is up. it downloaded on my iTunes this morning! hooray
  7. Ol Scratch

    Ol Scratch Lieutenant Commander

    Jan 13, 2009
    That one's easy to answer. The bones were artifically grown/synthetic. They probably lacked the tell-tale signs of natural growth and decay, which is something not easily tested for on a living specimen.

    Which reminds me. A really big hint that everyone is a Cylon comes back from a much earlier episode in which Athena plugs into the computers onboard the Galactica and no one really seemed to think it was odd that she could do that. Let alone that she could do that and not have an easily discovered reason for being able to do so.

    If they were that unsurprised and were still unable to test for Cylons, then clearly their own biology has to be able to support that kind of thing, too. And I assure you, if you could plug a male jack into an artery, there *has* to be something unusual about said arteries!
  8. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Vice Admiral Premium Member

    Aug 31, 2000
    Who is John Galt?
    You make some good points, but I believe carrots and other veg's were mentioned at one point long before they made it to earth. And, one of the phonetics Roslin used in the mini to authenticate her government code was "Apple" for "A" (instead of our standard "Alpha" or "Adam"), an Earth fruit.