Just caught up on the last three. Not great, but not terrible. I kind of like seeing the turmoil of a population on the move. The struggle between maintaining a society and surviving. Interesting. I am keeping hope that the last few episodes of the season end with a bang.
In my opinion the characters are getting stale. Everything we learnt about starbuck in the last episode fits with everything we already knew. She's screwed up emotionally, we get it!
I was very excited about the second to last episode (chief on the refinery ship) until the end. I liked the class conflict element. To me the scenes with adama and roslin talking about how class differences were "natural" were well done. If the show is going to go past season four it needs more conflicts to fill in episodes and the class/race thing could have been it for awhile. But what happens? In the end we get the enlightened president convincing chief to lead the union and solving the entire issue with a few promises. The subject looks to have died right there.
I hope everybody isn't going to be all emo next episode.
Who knows, maybe there will be a re-surfacing down the line as one of the final five?
According to the next episode notes: "When Baltar's legal team faces assassination attempts, Adama asks Lee to protect Baltar's lawyer. After taking on the assignment, Lee soon seeks to play a more direct role in Baltar's defense."
The lawyer is an extremely compelling character given his penchant for kleptomania and his silly yet totally cool shades.
His straight shooting nature and extremely perceptive comments about the other crew is like a breath of fresh air considering how stale the dynamic between many of the characters had become.
I have to disagree somewhat. I thought the shades, the dark clothing, the contrived hushed and melodramatic gravel voice were all cartoonish. Brutal. Maybe he's just a bad actor? I understand the whole mysterious defence lawyer with a sketchy background with an amazing grasp of human relationships coming to defend *the* scum of the human race thing, but this was so bloody poorly executed. Awful awful awful.
Originally Posted by NyQuil
(It's also a fairly lame plug for their supposed spin-off, Caprica, about Joseph Adama the defence attorney)
A space courtroom spin-off?? Yikes, you've got to be kidding me. I just hope it has a lot of racist space justice in it to make Ironchef Chris Wok happy.
Originally Posted by NyQuil
However, I like Apollo best when he has a little bit of backbone in him and the idea of him helping to defend Baltar with his Dad on the jury is a nice twist.
I'm getting a little tired of this actually. The writers have seen fit to make Emopollo really bipolar. He wavers between loyal son and defiant son all the time. Every time the story evolves to the point where it looks like he's really one or the other, he randomly goes in the opposite direction. Pick a damned side! We know you're emo, but are you really *that* unstable?