Battlestar Galactica 4x12: "A Disquiet Follows My Soul"

Discussion in 'Battlestar Galactica & Caprica' started by Agent Richard07, Jan 23, 2009.

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Grade the episode...

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  1. The Borg Queen

    The Borg Queen Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I thought he was already drunk at the time and was going away to sober up, not to get drunk and then sober up afterwards.

    But I could have been wrong.
     
  2. Admiral Buzzkill

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    I definitely got the impression that he was saying "I'll be back when I'm back, deal with it," but not necessarily ditching the kid. He's just throwing the new dad into the deep end. :lol:
     
  3. Harvey

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    That was my impression. I mean, he could have just been upset when he first confronted Hot Dog, but I had the impression that he was intoxicated, too.
     
  4. Seven of Five

    Seven of Five Commodore Commodore

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    Rats. If I misunderstood I'll have to watch again. *What* a shame. :D

    I hope we see more of Hotdog anyway, regardless of Tyrol's recent parenting decisions. :techman:
     
  5. Starwind

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    It was my impression he wasn't ditching the kid, that he was drunk right now and needed to go sleep it off. Leaving him with Hotdog allowed him to do that. I might have done the same.
     
  6. Thor Damar

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    I actually enjoyed this episode primarily because it leads up to a very interesting series of events ...:evil:

    Firstly, Tom Zarek's role as the official opposition to the Roslin/Adama Administration and the justified concerns raised made for an interesting dynamic in the RTF. After all the Vice President of the Twelve Colonies (or rather what's left of them) is only questioning the wisdom of allowing the same Clyons that murdered 50 Billion people on to your homes to (allegedly) modify the jump engines, which after all are the only way to avoid being blown to pieces by the other Clyons that are out there.
    To many of the Colonials this may be, as the Admiral once said, a trap!

    It is also true that power in the fleet is too heavily concentrated in the Adama family (at least from the outside) and that there is no clear way forward from the leadership except for " lets find another planet to live on".
    Given what happened the last time, this may not reassure most people.

    So really there is a Rhyme and Reason for both Geata's bitterness and contempt and TZ's imminent revolution.

    Also Baltar's rant againist God suits the mood of utter despair and anger in the Fleet which is going to blow up in Adama's face very shortly...:devil:
     
  7. Admiral Buzzkill

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    I liked that Moore in his interview was quick to agree that Zarek's points are strong and his concerns sensible ones. It's so much more fun when the "bad guys" may be right. :lol:
     
  8. sidious618

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    It's ballsy, that's for sure. You won't see CSI doing that. :lol:
     
  9. Stewey

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    I really liked this episode, the scene between Felix and Starbuck was excellent as was the stirrings of the innevitable insurrection that will no doubt be occuring in the next episodes. I particularly liked the scenes between Adama and Roslin and it was quite brave for them to portray it how it was depicted on screen.

    The Baltar scene was also quite good and consistent with his character, I thought it would be innevitable after the let down of seeing Earth in the state it was that he would start to question his faith in god. As for the Cally and Tyrol situation, I think it was necessary for the writers to address the issue of the child given that there was so much conflict surrounding the child Hera.

    And once again, Almos' acting in this was was just fantastic, making the very mundane as interesting and dramatic to see as events like the adama rescue from new caprica. I don't think it tops his performance last week where Adama confronted Saul.

    I'm just loving this show.
     
  10. Admiral Buzzkill

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    For some reason last evening the old TNG episode "The Most Toys" crossed my mind - the one where (spoiler alert for the terminally behind the times) Data pulls the trigger on that weapon just as he's being transported. Then he makes some excuse about an "accident during transport."

    It would have been far more memorable and satisfying had he actually killed the guy. The cheat in that case was rescue Data from the consequences of his anger.
     
  11. Saul

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    Jesus Stewey, long time no see. Welcome back.

    I was glad to see people smoking again in this show. Even though I don't smoke it's cool to watch.
     
  12. Stewey

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    Cheers Saul, glad to be back. :)

    I'm a smoker myself and I agree with you about the smoking scene, it does kind of add something atmospheric, not just in the literal sense ;) but also in a dramatic sense. Its a breath of fresh air - or smoky air :lol: that we see someone on TV that bitch-slaps political correctness, which I think goes way too far in the age we live in today.
     
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  13. Q2UnME

    Q2UnME Commodore Commodore

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    I know it's cold here in North East America, but I think Hell just froze over ... Stewey's back. It's been a long time, Stewey, how 'ya been?

    As for the episode, may others have cover this so I'm not going to go on-and-on about how this episode, though good in it's own right, just felt like a set up episode for next week. Geata needs a bitch-slap or an airlock; I'm on the fence right now as to which one. Zarek needs a bullet. The final scene with Adama and Rosilin was handeled well and believable. All in all, a good outing for RDM, but definately felt like a set-up episode in the end.

    Q2UnME
     
  14. Stewey

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    Hi Q2UnME, doing just great thanks hope you are too. :)

    What is so good about this particular episode is I feel a bit sympathetic to both sides of the issue surrounding the insurrection - shades of gray and all that really does allow viewers to make their own minds up rather than forcing a particular viewpoint on the viewer.
     
  15. biotech

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    Poor I'm afriad, the only highlight was Starbucks war of words with Geeta, and even that seemed to be lifted from a similar exchange in the wild, wild west.
     
  16. anti-matter

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    First of all welcome back Stewey.:techman::bolian:

    Also by picking Hotdog to watch the baby the Chief imo showing how much he love the child. Back in the day you just didn't leave your 1st born with anyone...even if it was someone you trusted. You left your child with blood.

    Keep in mind the Chief has a full plate as the Cylon ambassador without portfolio he has many demands so a good baby sitter is essential.
     

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