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Battlestar Galactica Recap – GMMR Hearts BSG

October 13, 2006 by  


Battlestar Galactica


I so didn’t want to like Battlestar Galactica. Despite all the critical praise it has received since its debut, I had no interest in watching a Sci Fi show. It’s just not my thing. But one night, I happen to see “Battlestar Galactica: The Story So Far” listed in my online TiVo Guide. I set it to record and let it hang out for about 2 weeks. One dreary Sunday, with absolutely nothing to do I decided to watch it, and that was that. I am hooked. BSG certaintly lives up to the hype. The characters are so developed and the writing is amazing. And the Sci Fi angle? I found myself forgetting it was Sci Fi after about two minutes. It’s that good.

So, Battlestar Galactica will be talked about here on GMMR. I’m so happy to welcome Jo as our new resident Battlestar Galactica recapper. Poor Jo, if she only knows how many questions she’s going to get from me until I get completely caught up with the show. Welcome Jo!!

Everyone watch (or at least TiVo) BSG TONIGHT and every Friday at 9pm on Sci Fi. Check out the Battlestar Galactica site and get caught up…you won’t be sorry.

So last week was the Season 3 premiere and Jo was kind enough to write up a great recap. Looking forward to tonight!!

Title: Occupation / Precipice

Previously on BSG, the remainder of all humanity adds Cylon occupation
to list of horrible things about living on New Caprica.

Glimpses around New Caprica. A scruffy Col. Saul Tigh, sans one eye, is
huddled like a beaten animal in a Cylon holding cell. Cylon Leoben
serves food serves food to Starbuck inside a nice house. Meanwhile,
Anders and Tyrol blow a raider and a few toasters to bits. Ellen Tigh,
Saul’s wife, uses her only skill to bust her husband out of jail.
Starbuck gives Leoben a stepford like Thank you as he cuts her food for
her. He’s smart not to trust her with a knife, but she goes Hitchcockian
and stabs him over and over. It takes a brave woman to stick a fork in a
toaster. Brave or Deranged, your pick. She wipes her bloody hand on the
carpet and returns to her dinner.

Former President Laura Roslin chronicles 134 days of occupation and
resistance. She’s still a little bitter about Baltar being president. In
Colonial One, the Cylons argue about whether to seek peace with the
humans or just finish them off. In the bitter cold New Caprica, an
informant drops off government plans to Chief Tyrol. Cally’s worried her
husband will just vanish like the others, but he leaves anyways to meet
with the other Resistance leaders, Anders and Tigh. They want to send a
message to the Cylons and the human collaborators by blowing up the New
Caprica Police graduation ceremony since Baltar will be there. Anders
doesn’t believe Galactica will return and hasn’t seen his wife Starbuck
in four months.

House prison. Leoben returns after downloading. Starbuck has killed him
five times. Now that’s persistence. She tries to play him again but he
remembers the knife he left behind. He just wants her love even if it
means holding her hostage and creeping her out.

Galactica. CAG!Kat leads a training mission. The sixteenth mission in a
row, according to XO Karl “Helo” Agathon. Adama doesn’t care and orders
number 17. Fat!Apollo objects. He unleashes his complaints but Big Papa
Adama slams that garbage back in his face with a side of Fat! Insults.
Later, Adama confides in Cylon Sharon. (Helo’s baby’s mama will be
called Sharon; Adama’s attempted murderer will be called Boomer.) They
discuss how guilt manifests as anger but I’m distracted by his ‘stache.
She wants Adama to forgive himself and then save the world.

New Caprica Pyramid field. The Resistance leaders want Duck to go on a
one-way mission. Since his wife got murdered in a temple shootout in the
webisodes, he volunteers for the ultimate sacrifice. Tyrol isn’t down
with the plan, but Tigh insists there are no rules in war.

Pegasus. Fat!Apollo cries to his wife, Dualla. She gives him the same
speech about Apollo being fat but with sympathy and a side of Freud.
Fat!Apollo is a whiny grump but I’ll still love him.

New Caprica. The Resistance, using their smuggled codes, make contact
with a raptor from Galactica. New Caprica’s hope is Galactica’s peril.
Roslin gathers a Naughty list of collaborators, assuming Santa’s not a
Cylon. Duck finally makes his peace with the gods and zips up his Coat
of Bombs. Gaeta can’t warn Tyrol in time that Baltar’s not going to the
ceremony. Duck shakes a Cylon Xena’s hand before pushing the button.
With the most startling explosion sequence ever on TV, Roslin’s naughty
list just got much shorter.

But Roslin has bigger fish to fry because she’s been in jail. Baltar
comes to talk to her about ethics and pleads with her to publicly
condemn suicide bombing. Roslin’s not buying his baloney. He’s just
following his conscience. Wait, what? Since when did you have a
conscience, Baltar? Oh, that’s right. She’s that blonde figment named Six.

Galactica. The Colonial officers strategize on how to help the humans.
Adama wants to send Sharon to lead the rescue since he trusts her and
the Centurions can’t distinguish her from her copies. Fat!Apollo whines
and argues it’s too big of a risk to mankind to return to New Caprica.
Adama agrees but has to go back, urging Apollo to take Pegasus and the
rest of the civilian fleet to Earth.

Jammer (who either survived the bombing or is a Cylon, whaaaat?) leads
the New Caprica police to arrest people in the night, including Cally.
The next morning, Tyrol’s frustration spills all over Gaeta. He then
takes his verbal rampage out on Jammer whose conscience is slowly
returning to him.

Leoben surprises Starbuck with HER CHILD. Go to a farm, lose an ovary
and voilà! Baby ‘Buck is half crazy Cylon. What happened to love being
the missing ingredient in Cylon reproduction? Starbuck goes numb. Leoben
leaves them alone, making this officially Starbuck’s worst nightmare.
She hides in the bathroom and Baby ‘Buck takes a tumble on the stairs.
Her guilt trips the mother switch. Starbuck takes Leoben’s hand as they
look on their offspring in the hospital.

Jammer convinces Boomer to save Cally from the death warrant signed by
Baltar. Crazy Cally tells Boomer she wishes she could shoot her again.
The Cylon Council bullies Baltar into signing a death warrant. They
shoot Caprica Six in the head and threaten to shoot Baltar. His
“conscience” tells him to sign it.

Ellen Tigh continues her self-serving existence by stealing the
Resistance’s plan for the Cylons. She and Baltar should get together and
compare notes. The New Caprica police round up the prominent humans
still alive including Roslin, Tom Zarek and Cally. Boomer pleads for
Cally again. Sharon Agathon takes her place in the Colonial fleet and
begins her rescue mission. She meets up with Anders but they get
interrupted by Centurions. Jammer and the Police bring their prisoners
to the woods. Jammer tells Cally to run and she does. Tom tells Roslin
he wishes she had stolen the election. Centurions march up the hill and
the screen goes black as we hear massive gunfire unleashed on the prisoners.

Jo works a boring job in a small Texas town and reserves the right to
spell it “ya’ll”. One day she’ll be a novelist, but until then you can
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4 Responses to “Battlestar Galactica Recap – GMMR Hearts BSG”

  1. Julie on October 13th, 2006 7:32 pm

    Hey, I didn’t know we’d have the pleasure of your recaps here…excellent! 🙂

  2. Michelle on October 13th, 2006 8:33 pm

    This was such a dark episode! I am captivated by the Starbuck’s motherly instinct plotline. And I love the way the whole thing is shot. Very slick and stylish!

    Great recap, too! And I will need them every week, as I am often sci-fi challenged and have difficulty keeping track of time travel, worm holes, and morphing aliens, just to name a few things.

  3. Jo on October 13th, 2006 11:59 pm

    No time travel, no worm holes and NO aliens. Ever. Just Humans and Cylons who are Human looking robots. The only unreal technology is the occasional “faster than light” space travel. It’s seriously the most un-sci fi space set show I’ve seen.

    and thanks!

  4. Amanda on October 16th, 2006 12:12 pm

    I’m so glad you’re watching BSG, GMMR!!! This is definitely my favorite show. I have been watching since season 1, and only just recently saw the miniseries that was on prior to season 1. It’s definitely worth watching even though you have the general idea what happened.