23 February 2008

A Galactic(a) Endeavor - Colonial Day (1x11)

On top of everything else, we learn that Roslin can be a politician. Tom Zarek had quite a sympathetic following who sees him as a "freedom fighter." That view, on top of his favors for ship captains using former prison labor has earned him great popularity. He manages to get himself a nomination for the office of Vice President, which would put him in charge after a simple assassination. Roslin, desperate to prevent his win, drops her own man and get Baltar in the race. As a renowned scientist, Baltar is quite formidable, and wins out in tight race. So now, with a terminally ill president, Baltar is a heartbeat away from leading the last of the civilization he doomed, and he may not be the puppet Roslin hopes for.

Decent episode, we see lots of the pleasure ship Cloud Nine, which is a nice change of scenery. This episode was also well though out, because as bad as Tom Zarek is, we aren't sure if Baltar might not be worse. The episode ends with Adama and Roslin sharing a dance on Colonial Day. These two are about to have a major falling out, they just don't know it yet... 4 out of 5 veeps.

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