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Battlestar Galactica 4×10 ‘Revelations’ Impressions Pt. I

Posted by melancholygeek on June 14, 2008

BSG(MAJOR SPOILER ALERT, WATCH EPISODE FIRST! This time for real!) Phew. I mean, PHEW! It is going to be a bit hard to properly phrase my Impressions this week, seeing that a) I’m still somewhat under the influence of last week’s The Hub, b) this is the final episode for a good frakking six months and c) honestly, this one left me a little confused. What the heck, let’s do this anyway:

Rag Tag Fleet, President Wannabe going through his daddy’s girlfriend’s stuff. Naughty boy. Enter Starbuck. (Go ahead you Kara/Lee vultures, dig right in). Hey there Mr. Pres. Don’t get used to it darling, don’t get used to it. Wannabe hinting ever so slightly on his daddy issues (Jamie Bamber trying out for character actor!). Kara doing the only right thing here, quoting Leoben (take that KLVs! Yes, I’m begging for hate mail).

USS Jumpyship. OK, they do have centurions left (no one ever can replace Sparkly!). And, wow, good haircut Leoben! They have a hairdresser in the basement I guess? And is he the basestar’s Gaeta?

We’ll rejoin your fleet in less than an hour.

And Bill and Laura! Nice touch with the blood stains.

D’Anna: Four. There are four in your fleet. Laura:

Say what?!

(I’m not gonna dive into that, no way, you go and discuss the implications someplace else) OK, D’Anna is back to total bitch, Leoben playing Mr. Diplomatic Nice Guy (I like that model). Basically everyone holding everyone else at gunpoint (apart from Leoben and Random6 who are marvelously WTF?, Random8, well, is a Random8), Laura and Bill being adorable even now (picspam, of course):

My lady’s no one’s hostage! – Why did I have to fall for a soldier?

You need to stand down Bill. Watch your heart rate monitor.

Aw, man! That’s not fair!

D’Anna wanting Mr. Overprotective on her trip to the fleet. He’s not amused:

I’m not going.

Yes you are. And while you’re at it, kill me if you get the chance.

Aw, man! That’s not fair!

Galactica, CIC. Admiral Tigh (has a nice ring to it, no?) and, wow, Dee’s the XO?! Pays off to be the President’s wife, eh? Gaeta’s back! The XO having it, Tigh being considerate, Gaeta being good to go. Yes indeed he is! DRADIS contact!

Everyone important again shuffling to the hangar bay (seriously, who’s Actual now? Gaeta? Hoshi?), Tyrol and Anders giving Waldorf and Statler to the scene. Wannabe having overcome his daddy issues. Enter D’Anna. Cylon Anonymous:

Oh frak.

Pick me, pick me!


And isn’t lovely how no one questions the fact that there are four cylons in the fleet instead of five? I’m already in contact with them. Yeah, see above. Wannabe trying his best to be presidential (epic fail). Sneaky Tory. Is sneaky. D’Anna:


Tigh, not amused. Great eye play among the cylons there, really liked that:

Aw, man! That’s not fair!

(I did mention how Michael Hogan has more acting talent in one eye than Jamie Bamber will have throughout his whole career, no?)

Colonial strategy meeting. It’s Wannabe’s call. Tigh having a moment of enlightenment.

Opening Credits.

Galactica, War Room. Athena useful in telling people that she’s not useful. So is Wannabe. Kara giving Tigh another moment of enlightenment:


Basestar. Centurion (still not Sparkly) checking out Tory’s booty. Tory, meet the family. And this cap is just too nice not to post:

I’m just a sucker for symmetry and redundancy.

Tory already flirting with her kind-of-hot-cousin. Can you blame her?

Laura rape-bandaging Baltar. Thanks for not murdering me by the way. Nah, don’t you worry, I’ll get you killed soon enough. Enter Tory (I have to come up with a nickname sometime soon). Sit down! She learned that from Laura, no? And guess what, I’m a cylon. Baltar having known it all along (spine-glowing gave it away, huh?). Laura? Not so much:

Say what?

Might be worth pondering what else you’ve been wrong about. Hm. And, Laura, sorry to say it, but… you’re not really getting it, are you?

Good bye random hostage, we hardly knew you.

Alright folks, you know the drill. Break time, more impressions tomorrow.


One Response to “Battlestar Galactica 4×10 ‘Revelations’ Impressions Pt. I”

  1. Doctor Zee said

    And so, Battlestar Galactica is reduced to a simple fable – we run from our past, believing the future holds something better for our species, while praying we can rise above our dark “human nature” before we do ourselves in. This episode was a mirror, showing how despite hope for a bright technological future, we’re simultaneously on the knife’s edge of destruction.

    In one episode, Battlestar Galactica moved beyond the addictive, nit-picky details like “who is the last Cylon?” and “how did Tigh get Six pregnant?” and reminded me of the big picture – our irrepressibly hopeful yet frustratingly misguided humanity.

    Enter Doctor Zee – The Fifth Cylon

    “The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr

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