Thursday, April 17, 2008

What I'm Watching: Battlestar Galactica

Battlestar Galactica: Season 4, Episode 2 “Six of One” (B+)

Now this is more like it. It’s great to see the head Cylon models again, especially the most underused and one of my favorites, the model played by Rick Worthy. Dean Stockwell and Tricia Helfer are fascinating to watch together; I just hope we can see them again with Lucy Lawless if the D’Anna model does in fact get brought back as rumors seem to suggest it will. Number Six’s decision is interesting, but a bit puzzling. Maybe I’m just not following, but I’m not certain if she’s trying to help the humans, however inadvertently, or to ensure the survival of the Cylons by whatever means necessary. Back on the Galactica, the final four Cylons have a wonderful dynamic. Tory in particular is finally getting a real plot, and watching her interact with Gaius and his ego are cool too. I don’t quite understand why he’s now imagining his own image talking to himself rather than the red dress-wearing Number Six. Katee Sackhoff really is going all out – “We’re going the wrong waaaaaay!” but I think her new mission should be a good direction for the show.

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