Saturday, January 24, 2009

50 BILLION PEOPLE ARE DEAD, FELIX, AND YOU ARE WORRIED ABOUT YOUR LEG?: Although I like the fact that Kara Thrace still has her eye on the ball, one of the charms of BSG is how it shows just how quickly folks can become focused on their own petty problems. The outrage early on about what a bad guy Tom Zarek (who, by the way, looks exactly like my Uncle Bob) in the wake of Armaggedon itself was a hint of that.

Here, Felix Gaeta -- with a set up of some big action to come -- is in a headlock with the injustice of his own actions. Toadying up to the Cylons on New Caprica, Letting himself get shot on Starbuck's walkabout. He needs redemption from somewhere. I don't recall him being a believer in the Gods, nor in the Cylons, nor in the Church of Baltar. So, now he's going to try to find redemption in this world. Interesting is that, throughout the series, he's taken comfort from being within a chain of command. On New Caprica, of course, but also when the Old Man was in a coma and Tigh was frakking things up. And now, he seems quite ready to bust out of that singular solace to get that redemption.

What's on the other side of the equation? The future of humanity. The only thing that's kept him together. I'd hate to see him ride the lead express like Dee, but I don't see how this ends well for him. But, if he stays in character, I don't think he'll ask himself the question again. It's all about Felix, because that's all he has left.

It wouldn't suck if Felix sang a few bars about it, either.

Also, comment away about the complex life in the maternity ward, the less complex relationship of the Admiral and the President, and just how the frak do they bring Gaius Baltar back into the mix before this is all over.

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