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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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marymary
Nov. 18th, 2006 07:57 pm (UTC)
I suggest that we kind of discuss the episodes in order, which will certainly then dissolve into themes and arcs and stuff. Is that cool?

So, "33". I like the whole premise of the episode. Great natural tension, the jump every 33. And I love how they resolve it – the Cylons tracking the Olympic Carrier. It's a really nice package: it furthers the point that the Cylons are tracking/infiltrating them, makes the humans feel even more vulnerable, and sets up an interesting dilemma for Roslin/Adama/Lee.

My favorite moment is the twisty point: when we realize that Adama had this theory in his head as soon as they left the Olympic Carrier behind. They got to 33 and he said, “Keep the clock running.” When the OC caught up, they were all relieved except for him. Adama: “Reset the clock.” Tigh takes a beat. “I hope you’re wrong.” Great, great writing and acting there.

And I think, given where Bill's character is going relative to Lee and Roslin (more later), it's really essential that we see that he's sharp and that he's right, and saves the fleet again.
tomfoolery815
Nov. 18th, 2006 08:05 pm (UTC)
I suggest that we kind of discuss the episodes in order, which will certainly then dissolve into themes and arcs and stuff. Is that cool?
Cool. :-)
tomfoolery815
Nov. 18th, 2006 08:19 pm (UTC)
So, "33". I like the whole premise of the episode. Great natural tension, the jump every 33. And I love how they resolve it – the Cylons tracking the Olympic Carrier. It's a really nice package: it furthers the point that the Cylons are tracking/infiltrating them, makes the humans feel even more vulnerable, and sets up an interesting dilemma for Roslin/Adama/Lee.
Definitely. Season 3 keeps bringing up things that I have seen in the miniseries and so far in Season 1. Overarching themes, I daresay. :-)

And one of them is the terrible choices leaders, civilian and military, have to make in times of war: Leaving a small group of actual human beings to die, or even directly kill those in the small group, so that the larger group -- the whole frackin' human race, in other words -- may live. It's the right thing to do, but that doesn't make it any less awful.

I like the way this is addressed in the Laura/Lee scene at the end of "Water."