Battlestar Galactica A Disquiet Follows My Soul S04E12 (Scifi)

Battlestar Galactica is an Emmy Award winning science fiction television program created by Ronald D. Moore that first aired on October 18, 2004 in the United Kingdom and Ireland on Sky One, and January 14, 2005 in the United States on SCI FI. Repeats of episodes have been shown in the United States on SCI FI, NBC, Bravo, and in high definition on Universal HD.

Battlestar Galactica continues from the 2003 mini-series to chronicle the journey of the last surviving humans from the Twelve Colonies of Kobol after their nuclear annihilation by the Cylons. The survivors are led by President Laura Roslin and Commander William Adama in a ragtag fleet of ships with the Battlestar Galactica, a powerful but old warship, as its command ship. Pursued by Cylons intent on wiping out the remnants of the human race, the survivors travel across the galaxy looking for the fabled and long-lost thirteenth colony: Earth.

From the Wikipedia entry for Battlestar Galactica.

I have to say that the season premiere of this year was pretty depressing. A lot of death and despair, since the combined Fleet arrived at earth, finding it scorched. There is a surprising death amongst the crew from suicide, which isn’t surprising. Heck, a lot of people will be killing themselves because of the despondent situation. All of their hopes and dreams have turned to ash. And the president isn’t doing anything, she’s in her own personal hell, having led her people to a promiseland that just isn’t one. The cylons have some interesting revelations, especially the four of the final five.

Even though the episode was depressing, I can’t wait to see what happens next. What’s going to happen between the humans and the rebel cylons? Are they going to create a new society where cylons and humans co-exist? It’s obvious from the tone of this season that Gaeta is going to help Zarek lead a coup of some sort. Since Roslin isn’t really being presidential, can you blame them. I find that these episodes are depressing. Still, I watch them, but I wish they’d be less depressing. A little more hope would be fun.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

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The Admiral is getting ready for his day. The Six is preggers. She’s getting an echogram. Saul is the daddy. Six says that her kid is the future of the entire cylon race. No cylon-cylon pairing has ever produced a child. That means that he cylon nation can go on without the resurrection ships. Things are going crazy in the infirmary. Gaeta isn’t getting the attention he wants.

The Admiral is giving a press conference. Lee has to intervene. Roslin is still MIA. Viper Zarek isn’t happy. The media is buzzing about the talks about a permanent alliance between the humans and the rebel cylons.

The military is talking about upgrading all of the FTL drives to cylon spec. Lee says that they need the Quorum in order to proceed. They will need teams of cylons to upgrade the Fleet. That would triple the Fleet’s effectiveness. The cylons want to be part of the Fleet. They want to be safe from the rest of the cylons. Tyrol has convinced the cylons that the Admiral takes the oath of citizenship very seriously.

The Chief’s son is sick. Cottle tells the Chief that he isn’t the father. Cottle hasn’t told the real father yet. He will.

Adama is briefing the president, who’s been drinking as well. She wants more time.

Gaeta is being an ass. He’s baiting Kara. He’s trying to stir up anti-cylon sentiments amongst the crew.

-Then again, maybe you’re a cylon too.
-At least I’m not a gimp.
Thrace and Gaeta.

Zarek is using the quorum to try and take control once again. He doesn’t want anything to do with the cylons. His motion is carried. The cylons won’t be allowed to board any ship without express permission of its captain. He’s getting ready to stage a coup that much is evident.

Adama is drinking again. The president is running. Adama is told that Roslin has stopped her Dilauxin treatments. She’s in a euphoric state due to her body recovering from the toxicity of the treatments. Roslin isn’t going to take part in this anymore.

Baltar is preaching to his flock. He’s also drinking. Everyone is drinking. Tyrol is listening in. He’s stirring them up as well. They are doubting God. Tyrol assaults the father of his child. He starts beating him up. He had sex with Cassie before Tyrol got married to her. Gaeta continues to be an ass on the bridge. He’s about to be court-martialled. On a ship, there is a mutiny. They’ve killed some cylons. They are spooling up their FTL drive. They are communicating with Colonial 1. It’s Zarek. The ship jumps taking all of their fuel with them.

Adama orders Athena to board Colonial 1 and to arrest VP Zarek. Adama authorizes the use of deadly force.

Tyrol makes the dad stay with Nicky while he’s sick. Adama is having a chat with Zarek. He’s got a lot of dirt on him. He won’t go down clean, he’ll be ensnared in a corruption scandal. Adama knows that he knows where the ship is. Zarek gives up the location pretty quickly. Adama was bluffing with the files he had on Zarek.

Athena finds the Tylium ship pretty quickly. Zarek is talking to Gaeta. Gaeta says that he’s got enough people behind him. They become partners to stop the Roslin-Adama administration. Roslin doesn’t care anymore about anything, except living the last few moments of her life. She says that she’s deserved that at least.

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