To everyone who complained that Battlestar wasn’t going anywhere and that Starbuck shouldn’t have died. . . .
I just watched the season 3 finale, and holy frak was that awesome. Once again Ron Moore has gone over and beyond my expectations:
First, the trial. I’ll admit I was nervous about this trial. Last time BSG tried something like this was back in season one, though that was a military tribunal. Still, it was a weak episode that left a sour taste in my mouth. But this trial kicked Cylon butt. Lee’s admission on the stand was something everyone needed to hear. Now, a lot of people dislike Lee, saying he’s too sensitive. But he is the voice of moral reason, and the only characters that really serves as a moral compass for the viewers. Remember the season two episode, Black Market? We saw a dark side of Lee there, and it was ugly. Lee needs to remain a firmly moral character, for he keeps BSG from going over the edge.
Second, the final. . . four? Do we really know for sure that Tigh, Anders, Tyrol, and Tory are Cylons. It sure looks that way. What does it mean that they choose their human lives over the Cylon revelation? Will they be instrumental in bringing down the Cylons? And who is the final Cylon to round out the final 5? Starbuck?
Which brings me to my third point, STARBUCK! Ron Moore, you bastard. You spoke so definitely about the death of Kara Thrace on your podcast that I didn’t for a second doubt you. Then again, perhaps Kara is only a vision in Lee’s head? Naw, I don’t think so. Moore and company can only dip into that well so many times, and I think it’s used up.
All of this boils down to one thing. Season 4 is going to rock. That’s my opinion. What do you think?