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My favorite Faux Space Family begins its trek across wherever. Let's talk about:

- 33
- Water
- Bastille Day

Jacob never recapped this season, so there's a dearth of pith and wisdom out there and I feel like we can fix that. (Plus, "dearth of pith"? That was fun to say.)

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amycurl
Jun. 4th, 2007 01:09 pm (UTC)
This would be a big red flag to me if I were a human on the ship; I find it also interesting that no one has questioned him on this, or upped the suspicion level because of this.

Because when Adama has his little journey through the tubes on Rangar Station with the Cylon there, it appears to me that he was a Cylon the minute he started with the Singular God Talk. You would think Adama's red flag would go up with this as well.

I have a problem, in general, suspending my disbelief at the amount of leeway everyone gives Baltar in the early Season 1 eps. For all of the episodes I've seen, he's acting erratic and strange and, at times, downright incoherent. And no one's really mentioned it. Really, you'd trust this guy in a time of crisis? REALLY?

Even in the episode where he is suspected of collusion, it's still too little, too late for me. You'd think they'd all still be watching him closely. I mean, the man acts half-insane most of the time. :-P
marymary
Jun. 4th, 2007 11:07 pm (UTC)
Right, a. The singular god is totally a flag. I think you're probably one of the few people who caught that the first time around! I'll take the TPTB position for a minute. I would say that Adama hearing Leoben (the blonde cylon) say "God" might give him pause, but certainly wouldn't make him leap to "he's a Cylon". Before that point, the humans had no idea that Cylons could take human form. In fact, I even had trouble with Adama's deduction that he was a Cylon --- I thought that was some pretty fancy thinkin' there. But I totally understand why you, as a viewer, were tipped off by the "God".

Re: Baltar, I totally agree that his behavior is beyond wacky. To the viewer it's hilarious! Baltar is the very funniest thing on BSG. My favorite is when he answers ChipSix and the person he's talking to with the same answer. So great!

To your question, I think TPTB would say that the humans are giving him a huge pass because he's a worlds-famous genius scientist. I mean, Helo recognized him on sight --- he's like Stephen Hawking with great suits and an agent. So I think they all give him a ginormous benefit of the doubt. Plus scientist, quirky --- they might figure it goes with the package. Thirdly, I think it's precisely because it's a time of crisis that they rely on him. I think, in a normal setting, there would be a lot more suspicion of him. They really have few other options and he does, in fact, help them, hugely and materially, throughout the series.

So I guess I'm ok with the level of suspicion and deduction of the characters. What WE figure out, and when, is way different.