Despite the fact that this show has been over for more than a year now, I still haven't finished watching season 4. I last watched episode 4, where SPOILERS Callie is blown out of the airlock by one of the Final Five. I'm now onto episode 5; the fifth Cylon is still unrevealed, incidentally. Way to drag it out guys.
Anyway I'm going to do an episode-by-episode account of my thoughts. Here we go, for The Road Less Travelled.
- Never have I been more appreciative of a "last time on..." sequence before an episode. I was partially concerned that I might not remember what transpired in the last 4 episodes. The good news is, I don't have to sit through 4 extra episodes of Baltar being Priest Gaius, and they showed me all I need to know.
- The bad news is that I remember why I didn't worry too much about watching the rest of the show. This episode so far is a lot of theological nonsense from Baltar and the reactions of the crew on board the Demetrius realizing (or remembering?) that Starbuck is insane.
- Speaking of insane, half the good pilots are on this mission to find Earth. What would happen if Galactica was attacked?
- The one bit of continuity that I really like from season 1 through to now is how much the Leoben model messes with Cara's head. I mean, nothing's more evident of that than during their "marriage" in season 3, but the two of them have some sort of connection - and it's been there since the first season. It's a nice touch.
- I really hope the Baltar stuff is going in an interesting direction, because so far it is absolutely the most boring part of this episode for me.
- Thank goodness Helo grew a backbone. All episode long he's been caving to Starbuck's demands and doing the whole "following orders" bit, but he finally stood up for what he thinks is right. I'm glad, because I've found his character can be a tad whiney and a bit of a pushover.
To be continued eh? I think I'm going to save the next episode for next week, so I can appreciate the build-up.