More BSG fanboy thoughts...

At the end of episode 2.11 there was so much tension built with the assassination plots, the impending battle, and the teaser sneak peek at the upcoming episode, we have been discussing it all week at home and at work (I have managed to get three of my coworkers completely hooked on the show). There are very few shows I can think of which captivate my thoughts like this series...well done Ron Moore...well done indeed...

I was not disappointed with this episode in any way, shape, or form...the subtleties in many of the scenes and the acting ability of this cast never fail to impress me. And wow, thank god for squirreling away funds because that CGI battle scene was pure fraking visual poetry...the cut scenes of the two battlestars slowly circling the basestar while reducing it to scrap metal...the scene of the vipers destroying the resurrection ship, the bodies of the cylons drifting out into space...I think what I love the most is that they do not treat the vipers like airplanes limited to forward motion and attacks, as they drift through the resurrection ship slowly turning and firing while moving in an entirely different direction is practically ballet...

Oh, and poor, poor blackbird...we hardly new ye...perhaps it wasn't totally lost...it might be salvaged yet...

The scene with Cain and Thrace was interesting as well, Cain telling her never to hesitate, but Thrace does hesitate on so many occasions when I think she prefers not to (the downing of the Olympic Carrier...I know, I'm a geek)...I think this is why she looks up to Cain so much...I didn't care for her speech at the funeral, but it had to be done that way...She may or may not have known about the atrocities Cain committed to stay alive, but it's a frakin' funeral, you can't bad mouth her on her ship in front of her previous crew which where loyal to the core...

I am so glad Fisk did not have to execute his orders...I really like his character and hope to see more of him in the future...I guess that depends on how long the keep Pegasus around...I was a little skeptical about having two battlestars around (after all, it is a show namedBattlestar Galactica), but I think it introduces an interesting dynamic since the two crews are almost polar opposites...too much to speculate on...

And to sound off on the Roslin/Adama thing at the end of the show, I thought it was well done...the writers have managed to build such a history of hate/love between those two in such a short period of time, I am glad to see them in a phase of compassion and caring towards one another...

And a special thank you to the writers for not making another cliff-hanger ending in this episode...