Battlestar Galactica 4x17: "Someone to Watch Over Me"

Discussion in 'Battlestar Galactica & Caprica' started by Agent Richard07, Feb 27, 2009.


Grade the episode...

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  1. Mr Awe

    Mr Awe Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jan 15, 2002
    I totally agree that it remains to be seen. Certainly, it's possible that the song predated this guy.

    However, I think it's easy to assume that this guy, if he is Daniel, goes back to at least as far back as the Final Five. So, he'd be contemporaneous with the song at the very least. That, combined with the fact that he is a musician, suggests to me that he wrote it.

    But, again, it's all uncertain. I also have another theory that the head people/person are from a previous iteration in the cycle and that Kara's father is all the head people but appearing differently to each person. So, he'd predate the time of the Final Five and again could've written the song.

    But, I'm not putting money on any of those theories!

    Mr Awe
  2. Agent Richard07

    Agent Richard07 Admiral Admiral

    Jun 20, 2001
    Read it all.
  3. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

    Apr 14, 2000
    QC, IL, USA
    If he is Daniel, then we know he doesn't go back as far as the Final Five. Daniel was one of the Skinjobs that the Final Five created long after they left Earth.
  4. WeAreTheBorg

    WeAreTheBorg Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 28, 2004
    Sector 001
    How could you not recognize that song? It's so distintive. Plus, Tigh goes ":wtf::wtf: WHAT... THE.... FRAK?? :wtf: :wtf:", then Tory says "That's the song!". Why would they do that to just any old song they recognize?

    And it's been used since Crossroads, as the final five theme that Bear composed, it underscores a lot of scenes subtly, and sometimes like Revelations and Sometimes a Great Notion the song is played overtly again.
  5. WeAreTheBorg

    WeAreTheBorg Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 28, 2004
    Sector 001
    RDM says Anders wrote the song in his podcast, saying it was an implication that wasn't made clear in "Notion"
  6. sidious618

    sidious618 Admiral Admiral

    Feb 21, 2005
    Yeah, Anders definately wrote it.
  7. flux_29

    flux_29 Commodore Commodore

    Mar 22, 2005
    With all those eights walking around Athena may have to get a tattoo so Helo can recognize her.
  8. MyCylon

    MyCylon Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 11, 2004
    Am I a Cylon?
    Excellent. A clear step up from the previous episode (even manages to straighten out one or two things that bothered me about Deadlock).

    I absolutely adore this kind of episode. It's character driven yet effortlessly moves the plot forward. It's absolutely engaging and beautiful to behold at the same time. I just adore the look and feel and the music on this show. They recognize how powerful this is when making a show.

    Plus I was expecting a lot about Starbuck (which we got). But never expected what we got with the Chief and Boomer - chilling.