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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 03:59 pm (UTC)
I agree about Grace Park. You know, lots of people on TWoP were calling her a bad actress all the way into Season 2 --- I do not understand that.

I think Grace Park's characters play maybe the most critical role in the whole series. She is the twisty point. She is the positive intersection between human and Cylon, just as Baltar is the negative. She is a "good" Cylon, whose treatment will throw light on the fact that the humans are not all good and whose behavior illustrates that Cylons are not all bad. Baltar is the "bad" human, who illustrates the reverse.

I love that Boomer confides in the Chief the minute that she find herself in that baffling situation with the detonation caps. It is something in her nature. (And, you can argue, an "Eight's" nature. I believe in that reciprocal thing in people’s personalities --- if you think everyone’s a cheater, you’re probably a cheater. If you trust people, you can probably be trusted. You project yourself as a template on the world. So this is Sharon (both Boomer and others). She knows the danger of sharing this information in general, but she runs to Chief to tell him. She is not wrong; he has her back.

On the raptor, looking for water. I don't think there's any reason to believe that the detonator was affecting her in any way. I think she has layers in her --- the human personality and memories which are active right now, and the Cylon motivations and directives which have been latent. The Cylon stuff is now coming through, and this is one example. Sometimes she blacks out and does things, as a Cylon, that she doesn't remember later. Sometimes the Cylon in her does not allow her to see the words right in front of her. It was a really fun moment when "Boomer" broke through that and identified the water.

(And again she trusts Chief to check the raptor and remove the explosive.)
tomfoolery815
Nov. 25th, 2006 05:10 am (UTC)
I believe in that reciprocal thing in people’s personalities --- if you think everyone’s a cheater, you’re probably a cheater. If you trust people, you can probably be trusted. You project yourself as a template on the world.
Ooh ... I like this idea a lot. :-)

She knows the danger of sharing this information in general, but she runs to Chief to tell him. She is not wrong; he has her back.
Definitely. Chief is rock-solid. That's already firmly established. :-)

It was a really fun moment when "Boomer" broke through that and identified the water.
Yes. :-)
amycurl
Jun. 4th, 2007 03:29 pm (UTC)
I will say I'm confused by one thing here--what was the point of having the explosive on the Raptor? Why the potential for self-sabotage?
marymary
Jun. 4th, 2007 11:19 pm (UTC)
Well, I can only assume that Boomer (during a blackout) put the explosives on board to cause their mission to fail. That she'd blow up the raptor if they actually found water. Like, she had to actually go on the mission, but if the two of them found water, she couldn't go back and let that be known. So the two options were to try to hide that from her copilot (I'm not sure that's possible) or blow them up. She does seem to have a mission to destroy the fleet's water supply.

The only thing that doesn't quite make sense is that she has another mission to fulfill later in the season. I've always assumed that this later mission was the primary objective. If she killed herself (acting as a Cylon) she'd foil that greater mission. But maybe I'm wrong, and she's there, having the blackouts and acting as a Cylon, to basically cause trouble wherever she can, for as long as she can.
watson1
Jun. 5th, 2007 02:44 am (UTC)
Good point about the later mission Mary. It does make sense that the later mission is the primary objective. However, at that point, would she be aware of what the later mission is, or even that there may be an important greater mission? Specifically, is Boomer programmed to do specific things (like destroy the water, and the later mission), or is there a constant push for Boomer to do whatever she can to destroy Galactica? If there is a latent desire to destroy Galactica, then that can explain both the water and the later mission. If she is programmed to do specific things -- then you have the contradiction you mentioned.
watson1
Jun. 5th, 2007 02:40 am (UTC)
I was thinking about the discussion we had about this on my way home, and it turns out I agree with Mary. No surprise there. :) It is most likely an attempt to give her an out if they find water. Her Cylon impulses lead her to not initially report the water, and to blow the ship up because they found it. It just happened, in this case, that her human impulses won.