Battlestar Galactica: A Newbie's Guide to Season Two
I'm working my way through the DVD of s2 of Battlestar: Galactica, and what strikes me, as it did the first time I watched it, is the wonderful. Adama & Roslin Article Adama: Please excuse me for keeping you waiting. .. or is it some kind of longing for something, some kind of connection? you know. The dynamic nature of this relationship and the history that develops between Adama and Roslin are what make this coupling so great–and the.
And yes, I usually have a few tears in my eyes while doing so. Not only does it also have big moments, but it also has plenty of small ones, making their relationship nature and more real: They are a couple you root for and applaud.
The writers behind the series truly did a fantastic job of crafting this romance, and it is worth picking up the series to learn from these writers, even when they stumble in other aspects not the AdamaxRoslin coupling, they never stumbled with that in my eyes. And while novelists have to write differently for their medium, there are plenty of nuggets to be gleaned—but I digress. The writers take these two characters from not really liking each—she was the teacher parading as president and he was the technologically impair, domineering, military tight-ass—to that tear-jerking final scene between the two at the end of season four.
The dynamic nature of this relationship and the history that develops between Adama and Roslin are what make this coupling so great—and the writers nail it. Unfortunately, almost every other part of this episode is a mess. The black market storyline is a great idea, as money and goods would have a very different meaning in this world BSG is depicting, but the execution is terrible. There's no context for the black market's operation as a whole, and although the child abuse storyline is harrowing, it's very unlikely that there would be that many pedophiles openly purchasing children on the black market in a population of 50, people.
But the worst part of the episode has to be Lee's backstory, which is not only delivered in the most embarrassingly, painfully heavy-handed exposition I've ever heard on this show, but also makes no sense. In a season and a half, Lee doesn't mention that he lost his girlfriend and unborn child in the Cylon attack?
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He didn't act like he had lost someone when the attack first occurred, and he hasn't seemed like he's in mourning since then.
He had an existential crisis that led to this episode a plotline which also seems strangely shoehorned inbut there was never any indication that he was mourning anyone besides his brother. The Captain's Hand [Credit: Syfy] Taken alone, "The Captain's Hand" is a great episode. I have something for you. This was given to me by one of the colonists down on New Caprica. And I forgot about it, but Tory found it in a pile old clothes.
Blood Runs At Midnight Roslin: Don't let the title fool you. It's a pretty good mystery. I think you'll like it. And it's not a loan, it's a gift. You ever think about the times much on New Caprica?
I try to think about the good times, yes I do. One particular stands out in my mind. You were wearing your really bright red dress. Said you wanted to build a cabin. It was Baltar's Groundbreaking ceremony.
I got a little silly that night. You ever wonder what would've happened if the Cylons hadn't have come back? I think given Baltar and the terrain we couldn't have made a go of it. Do you think you would have stayed on Galactica? Or do you think you would have settled? It's pretty hypothetical, isn't it?
Did I just say that? It's worth it just seeing you laugh like that. We've been at war so long sometimes we forget what we' fighting for. Raise our kids in peace, enjoy one another's company. Live life as people again. Like that night on New Caprica, that's really what we are talking about here now, isn't it? So if the Cylons hadn't come back? We have certain responsibilities. Yes, we do, sir. And uh, I will be back in a few days, and if you'd like, we can About to leave, she turns back.
I absolutely would've built the cabin.
You got off lucky. A dozen injuries, no fatalities. You should've seen Tory's shoulder, I had to help Cottle put it back in alignment. You know I am so busy, I hardly ever make it down to this end of the ship. And now I'm gonna be living here for God knows how long, until they repair the bulkheads.
Well, if the quarters become cramped, you're always welcome in one of my beds. In a manner of speaking. We're still investigating the situation, but it seems that the tylium was seriously contaminated with impurities. Most likely, it's a problem with the refining process. The hell's goin' on there?
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That refinery used to be the most reliable ship in the Fleet. Now every day, I start with a stack of messages from the chief -- what is his name?
Complaining about living conditions, and deliveries, and, uh, spare parts We're on the run for our lives, and the guy wants to talk about overtime bonuses. Well, we've been more than patient with Fenner and his production problems. Two weeks of sitting here waiting for him to get his act together I don't know about you, but I'm ready to get back on the road to finding Earth.
Is that a hint of hope I hear? Has the skeptic suddenly decided that we're on the road to Earth after all? Have I ever doubted it? S3 E16 'Dirty Hands' Adama: I don't want to get out of bed.
Well, you called the wrong number. I was just thinking about going back to bed. Says the cancer patient. I just cut myself. How are you doing? I don't want to face them. I don't want to face any of them. I just want to stay in bed all day and sleep.
I think I stopped the bleeding If you still need to be yelled at, I think I can give you some volume. All right, give it your best shot.
Get out of that bed! That's not your best shot. Get your fat, lazy ass out of that rack, Roslin! Anything you say, sir.
Don't let 'em see you sweat, Laura. Cottle hooks up Roslin's IV. The nausea should go away in about an hour. Laura tries to read for a moment, then takes off her glasses, feeling sick.Adama/Roslin - "About time."
The Admiral sits down beside her, without comment Adama: This one was in the river. I could tell she had once been beautiful, but this a bullet and fast current had taken away from her. All we are, all that we think we are. All that we are certain about is taken away from us. When you've worked the streets and seen what I've seen, you become more and more convinced of it every day.
Caprica City had been my teacher, my mistress. From the moment I open my eyes, she's in my blood, like cheap wine. I'll never be free of her, nor do I want to be. All that is, should always be. Am I that late? No, this wasn't a treatment. It was just a blood test. You brought a new book? Something different this time. I haven't read it in years. I don't remember how it ends. I never read the ending.
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So I'm saving it. Adama is shaken by this Roslin: That's a bad idea. Taking her bag Let me do that for you. Her arm rests in his. Baltar's back at home, in the brig again. Desecration of a temple. It's his revenge for what happened to him this morning. I have my personnel trying to track down anything on the Sons of Ares.
The thing is that Baltar knows that there are religious hardliners in Dogsville, but he continues to provoke. I just can't have a religious war in this Fleet. Then the whole damn thing will become our frakkin' responsibility, yours and mine. Seriously, Bill, we have thirty thousand people left and they're not happy unless they're kicking each other's teeth in.