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June 16, 2008

All Will Be Revealed, Maybe Later [Battlestar Galactica]

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If you haven’t seen the mid-season finale, Revelations, please check it out. Worth every second.

Spoilers Ahead

Besides being arguably the best ass kicking episode we’ve seen since Season 2, the mid-season finale of Battlestar Galactica threw a major plot twist at fans.

So, surprisingly, the fleet and the cyclons skip to Earth hand-in-hand, after an newly formed alliance that about as stable as Lindsay Lohan without her happy pills. The humans can’t trust the cylons because, after all, the machines nuked their homeworlds. The cylons can’t trust the humans because…well,  the humans will never forgive the toaster for nuking said homeworlds. See the conundrum. So they get to Earth and there’s no juicy nectarines, gushing springs or chewy bounding deer meat—just soupy fallout stew and radioactive dirt. Sucks for them.

Seriously, this ep raised more questions than answers. I mean, where do the humans and the cylons go from here? And frankly, what’s the payoff gonna be now? To reiterate the sentiments of Admiral Adama, the new “cooperation”between the humans and cylons is tenuous. Adama knows once the chips are down both parties’ fears will implode under the pressure. It’s only a matter of time before Athena off and guts another Six with a slug or  Tyrol finds out exactly who (Tory) airlocked his wife, Cally.

One problem I had with Revelations is the shady non-reveal of the final cylon. D’Anna (3) claimed to know the identities of the final five cylons, but when it came time to reveal the fifth cylon, only stated that the fifth was not onboard Galactica. Does that mean the fifth is on another ship? Is the fifth dead? Very shady.

Alas, the show tagline, All Will Be Revealed will have to wait until sometime after January when the show returns. Here’s a round-up of some of the reviews for Revelations.

io9—Battlestar Galactica Goes Planet of The Apes

LATimes—‘Battlestar Galactica’: Rolling a hard six

TV Squad—Battlestar Galactica: Revelations

SyFy Portal—Review: ‘Battlestar Galactica’ – Revelations


1 Comment »

  1. 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…ca-revelations/

    Comment by hscott61 — June 16, 2008 @ 1:30 pm | Reply

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