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I haz nosebleeds?
By the time the scene was over, who did you have more sympathy for: Barolay or the RedShirt-Six? After a viscously quick beat down, we're subjected to a drawn out suspense wherein Galactica does it's best job since Gina at humanizing the death of one of those gods damn frakkin' skin jobs. As the NatalieSix talked to RedShirtSix, you realize just how truly horrible was her death on New Caprica. "We talked about this," said NatalieSix. Yah, talked about drowning in a sewage tank as laughing over her stood resistance fighter Baroley (not a red shirt). During rehab, simple citizen RedShirtSix probably even asked "why do they hate us?" What's she supposed to do, turn the other cheek?
Back aboard The Grand Poo-Barge, when Selix unexpectedly said of Athena "Hell ya, let the Cylon go," it highlighted that feelings of hatred still run deep. There's nothing Athena can ever do to prove her worthiness to the fleet at large. And why the frak shouldn't they be hated, the gods damn Cylons struck first, they melted loved ones in the million degrees temperature of a nuclear blast that still has Roslin's bunkmate CancerKira dying. What are they supposed to do, turn the other cheek?
I just have to ramble about this scene! Music and mood reminded me of Carnivale. Papadama reminded me for the first time ever of the TOS Adama; equally commanding and faith-ful, infallible man of legend. "Will I ever see those kids again." He finally believes in earth? "You." Oh! Best. Scene. Evr! *dies*
Maybe. Cause hot damn! It looks the S.S. Stubby is coming to dinner!!! I hereby squee with delight! Unless of course, everyone all fraks it up, which would be par for the course.
The Cylon's ape Humans once again, this time circa season one, with Leoben asking what they are to do next, they need fuel, food, and how long before the Cavils find them? Leoben and NatalieSix are the new Roslin and Adama. Will one couple be voted off the island at the next tribal council?
NatalieSix makes out with RedShirt-Six before death. Athena later reaches out almost, but not, touching a dying Eight. Could there be a larger mythological significance? Cylon death-transfers by lesbo make-out protocol? lmop://six-on-six/action?include=me! But it worked like thematic gangbusters as Cylon Anders, the one most determined not to let Baroley's death go unpunished (and how unforgivingly Cylon seems that), provides what Athena the Cylon won't, a touching moment of forgiveness, humanity and comfort to someone about to die. Who is herself a Cylon. Are there any humans left on this show? Is that kindathe point?
Are the Cylon just individuals raised within a nation of ultra conformity, or an indivisible race of monolithic belief? The show undoubtedly swung toward the former as its course has run. When Athena gave the Eights her verbal smack down, and her attitude throughout the show, it seemed like she drew a distinction between herself and every other Cylon. Damning them with "You pick your side, and you stick." She got me wondering, is the willingness to "cut and run when things get ugly" something you would have labeled a noble or defining human trait? And is it true? Do we differ from the Cylons because of cowardice and a desire to live? Is the show suggesting that's something that makes us "alive"? ("Are You Alive?" being a refrain of the Sixes) As the Cylon blamed Humans for their ailings (perhaps rightfully so), so now do the Eights desire a coup against the Sixes, cause, yah, more scapegoating is the answer. The Cylons are a race of misguided children with very big guns, a propensity to use them, to not think too hard about it all, nor deal with shady areas of grey. Wait, I thought Roslin was supposed to be the United States analogy.
I'm just gonna take a quick nap now..
The bugger about freeing your slaves is that afterwards, they're free. The centurion proves it in the Hybrid's chamber by shooting that Eight. Dogs; new tricks; quick learners. Did it need to happen, though, for the message to be revealed to Kara? I say yes. The blood of a downed Cylon touched The Hybrid's pool, sure. But the Eight(s?) said to Athena "you were right." The death not just of an Eight, but perhaps of a whole way of thinking that defined the Cylon. Guidance would not come until they unplugged The Hybrid, symbolically unplugged from their old lives and Cylon beliefs. Their old way of being. The thin red line of blood represented every possibility of hope for their redemption. That they might be capable not just of evolution, but of change.
As predicted last week, baldness is the new hotness! Would you agree that Tyrol wears it better than Roslin? Can the President be more presumptuous than turning off a dying woman's religious program? Does Anders have Starbuck's back or what? When did we all start hating Gaeta so much? Is there a colder more surprising bitch than Natalie?