10 March 2008

A Galactic(a) Endeavor - The Captain's Hand (2x17)

Apollo is movin' on up. He has been promoted to Pegasus XO and to the rank of Major with his #1 task, put Starbuck in check. The new Commander, Garner, hates her attitude and therfore dismisses any of her ideas. Unfortunately, when two Raptors go missing and she suspects a Cylon trap, he immediately disregards her, jumps Pegasus against orders, and nearly loses the ship in a surprise 3 basestar attack. Oops. Garner was promoted from the Chief of the engine room, and when things go wrong, he gives Lee the ship and runs off to fix it. He succeeds, but dies. Thats 3 dead Commanders for those counting and musical commanders continues when Apollo himslef gets the position. Now the Adama boys run both ships, cue Celtic music.

At the same time as all this, Roslin, basing her decision on info from Baltar, bans abortion. The fleet needs to repopulate. Baltar then steps forward, says the decision in wrong, and that he will run for President. That cunning SOB.

Pretty good episode. The series got back on track with excellent space battles, and relevant issues that have two sides with strong arguments. This is why we love BSG. 4 out of 5 people skill-less engineers.

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