Battlestar Galactica 4x19: "Daybreak, Part I"

Discussion in 'Battlestar Galactica & Caprica' started by Agent Richard07, Mar 13, 2009.

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Grade the episode...

  1. Excellent

    35.0%
  2. Above Average

    29.9%
  3. Average

    23.9%
  4. Below Average

    6.6%
  5. Poor

    4.6%
  1. Agent Richard07

    Agent Richard07 Admiral Admiral

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    Welcome to the grading & discussion thread for Battlestar Galactica 4x19: "Daybreak, Part I".
    [highlight]***SPOILERS AHEAD***[/highlight]



    "Daybreak, Part I"

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    "With Galactica on the verge of falling apart, Admiral Adama readies the ship for what could be its final mission. Meanwhile, Baltar's Six warns that humanity's final chapter is near." - TV.com

    * "Daybreak, Part I" is the second last episode of Battlestar Galactica. The series ends with the two-hour episode "Daybreak, Part II".

     
  2. Gregsmack

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    That might just be the best airdate thread picture you've ever had.
     
  3. Zod

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    I can't believe that this is the beginning of the end. What an amazing ride it has been. The 2 nights I watched the mini back in Dec 2003 seem like yesterday. Has it really been over 5 years? Amazing.

    One thing I am certain of. People will be talking about this show long after it leaves us. I will miss it.
     
  4. sidious618

    sidious618 Admiral Admiral

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    I remember watching the miniseries during my freshman year of high school. Sniff. I can't believe it's the end. :(
     
  5. ManOnTheWave

    ManOnTheWave Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Almost there.
     
  6. Peacemaker

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    Just one more jump and we're home! (Sniffle)
     
  7. CommanderRaytas

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    All good things must come to an end... but that doesn't mean we have to like it. I'm getting really sentimental over here. *sigh*
     
  8. Spider

    Spider Dirty Old Man Premium Member

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    Yeah, a lot of water under the bridge since this series began. I'm gonna miss it, there just isn't any TV space scifi to replace it with.
     
  9. Roshi

    Roshi Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I'm gonna miss this show. I remember when I joined the TrekBBS, posters kept saying how Firefly and Battlestar Galactica were the best things ever. I cringed every time because it was kind of force fed on me. And then, I purchased the mini. And I saw it with my own eyes. Best impulse buying I ever had!
    I'm gonna miss this show.
     
  10. MyCylon

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    I remember being very skeptical at first myself. Hype can sometimes turn me away from shows or movies.

    Still, RDM's involvement had me interested since he had been on my favorite show at that point, DS9.

    Fortunately, SciFi had "33" available for free viewing online (with no regional restrictions, I might add...). I checked it out and thought it was great. That got me interested in seeing the Mini. I was pretty sure if I liked that, I'd like the show as a whole.

    I picked it up on DVD at a great price and adored it. It got S1 on DVD as soon as I could in order to catch up. And the rest is history, as they say.

    It's been a fantastic ride. And I'm really sad to see my favorite show end. But it's better this way than it overstaying its welcome, I think.
     
  11. CommanderRaytas

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    Definitely. It's good that the show's coming to an end before any cringe-worthy jump the shark moment... well, in my opinion anyhow. Some people might think there's already been one or more of those.
     
  12. bigdaddy

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    The beginning of the end is just the beginning!!!

    This episode better not be completely lame shit like the last 3 weeks.
     
  13. CommanderRaytas

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    Now that's a matter of taste, isn't it? I liked last week's episode.
     
  14. tomalak301

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    This will be very bittersweet. I'm glad the series is finally ending, but a week from now, we will really be talking about after the show no more BSG. Yeah, there's Caprica and The Plan, but I'm not sure if I will follow those shows. More times than not, it was fun following BSG, and hopefully it ends on a really high note. Also, I know people have been frowning on this lately, but I really hope we get some good action viper-style in these last few episodes. Yeah, BSG is about the drama, but damn it, I miss scenes like what we got in Hand of God, or Galactica jumping into the atmosphere, or just all hell breaking lose in terms of fire power. Just one more action sequence and I will be happy. I'm pretty sure it will happen, but will be very surprised if it doesn't.
     
  15. Hambone

    Hambone Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I will really miss this show. It's one of the few TV series that my wife and I make a "date" to watch together each week...and it single-handedly changed her perception of science fiction. I told her that there were only two weeks left and she couldn't believe it.

    "But they'll make more, right?"

    "Nope."

    "Well, that just won't do!"
     
  16. TheGodBen

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    I'll be sad to see her go, but I can't wait to see how the story ends. I really hope that RDM manages to deliver the finale this show deserves.
     
  17. T J

    T J Commodore Commodore

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    God I will miss this show! :scream:
     
  18. The Evil Dead

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    For all the ups and downs I've had with this show the last couple of years, I am very excited to see the last couple of episodes.

    I'm optimistic, for my money Ron Moore was one of the minds behind the greatest series finale of all time, Star Trek "...All Good Things" so I've got a lot of faith in him to deliver something amazing the next two weeks.
     
  19. Gregsmack

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    As excited as I am for this episode and the finale, I find I am not as excited as I expected. I think it's partially due to the fact that I have (unreasonable?) overwhelming expectations for the 'Daybreaks' (particularly part 2, really). In my eyes, if it is not the greatest episode in the series and knocking on the door of greatest-in-TV-history it will be an utter disappointment. Anyone who's watched The Shield's final episodes might also be wary of whether or not BSG's 'Daybreak' will be able to come close. The 'Possible Kill Screen'/'Family Meeting' combo was absolutely sublime and completely overshadow any other finale I've ever seen (yes, including The Wire's).

    That being said, I think I have expectations different than a lot of people. There's nothing that necessarily must happen to ensure my enjoyment. It just needs to be downright incredible at whatever it chooses to be.
     
  20. Guartho

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    Just popping in to tell you that for the first time I'm jealous of those of you with real TV who will be watching this in just a few minutes. I will have to wait until sometime tomorrow. :( Pitty me.

    *Wooshes away from forum to avoid spoilers*