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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. 24th, 2006 05:50 am (UTC)
The other thing I love about Lee/Roslin in this episode is the politics thing. She assumes that Adama’s doing the ceremonial stuff for his own sake. Afterward, Lee sets her straight. “He’s trying to make you feel like the President.” (I hear Ainsley in my head. “I am mortified to discover there’s reason to believe I wasn’t before.”) When Lee delivers that line, Roslin does one of her patented whole-body turns to look at him. I LOVE those. It’s such a fabulous gesture of incredulity. (You know who also does that? Sam Seaborn. Hee.) Roslin swallows that sputter of rage and decides that she needs “advice on the military” from Lee. Drawing him closer to her. (And really, who wouldn’t?)
tomfoolery815
Nov. 24th, 2006 07:17 am (UTC)
Roslin swallows that sputter of rage and decides that she needs “advice on the military” from Lee.
And when that does come up later (I think this is the context, Lee pointing out what Roslin is asking him to do; I can't go back to the DVD because I already returned it) ... she says "I appreciate the complexity of the issue ... and I won't let that happen." (She says this to Lee, right?) Regardless of the listener, I'm sure of what I think the translation is: "You're going to do this. Don't make me give you a direct order."
marymary
Nov. 25th, 2006 04:30 pm (UTC)
Roslin is so subtle, yet so strong. On second viewing, I'm thinking more about how her terminal cancer informs her character.

Tangent: I watched a little VMars last night with my sisters. Keith (Veronica's single dad) had a chance to start an affair with a woman, but told her it wasn't wise. On the way home, his car is hit hard, but he's ok. He immediately goes back to the hotel and sleeps with the woman.

Not a new concept, but I think Roslin's cancer, the holocaust and the dire situation they're in have galvanized her in a way. In flashbacks (more of which you'll see in the future) she's strong, but more tentative and deferential. Post-Apocalypse Terminal Roslin can really see the right answer and then focus like nobody else.
tomfoolery815
Nov. 24th, 2006 07:22 am (UTC)
I liked the scene where Billy has no idea what Laura wants to hear about how she looks in one of the three "rest of her life" outfits. :-)

Or the companion scene with Dualla where he's trying to use the knowledge he just gained ... and fails miserably. :-)
eloriekam
Aug. 27th, 2008 04:19 am (UTC)
Yes, those were beautiful scenes, weren't they? Poor Billy, although if I reenacted the scene with him I'd definitely go out with him after the requisite teasing.
tomfoolery815
Nov. 26th, 2006 07:02 pm (UTC)
Afterward, Lee sets her straight. “He’s trying to make you feel like the President.” (I hear Ainsley in my head. “I am mortified to discover there’s reason to believe I wasn’t before.”)
I meant to say, but was distracted by a thing ... I hadn't thought of it this way, how Laura would find this patronizing because, well, it is patronizing.

My initial interpretation was that she was stunned that Bill would be at all interested in how Laura feels about anything. But given that she does ask for advice on the military ... yeah, she's feeling patronized.