TV REVIEW Battlestar Galactica 4.02 "Six of One

Original US air date: 11/04/2008

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Written by: Michael Angeli

Directed by: Anthony Hemingway


The One Where: Starbuck’s thrown in the brig for pulling a gun on Roslin, but later Adama gives her the sewage ship Demetrius to go looking for Earth. Meanwhile, three Cylon models vote to lobotomise the Raiders after their refusal to attack Galactica, while three (Six, Eight and Two – Leoben Conoy) vote against. A Six called Natalie calls in Centurions who’ve had their brain inhibitors removed, and they gun down her opponents...

Survivor Count: 39,676

Verdict: I’m losing interest in Galactica a bit. Maybe it’s a consequence of the long wait between seasons, but I just want them to tell me who the final Cylon is, show me Earth, and wrap it up.

This is another talky episode, but the advent of deadly conflict amongst the Cylons perks matters up. I’ve always thought that their claims to be “just like us” were seriously undermined by their unity of purpose. Well, now they really are just like us.

Boo! Get off! The babbling Hybrid is back, wibbling on about “excited state decaying by vibrational relaxation” and “limiting diffusions to two dimensions”. Oh, do zip it.

LMAO: It’s testament to the intensity of Baltar’s self-love that his suspicions are so easily assuaged when Tory (tasked with seducing him, to see what he knows about the Final Five) cries during sex...

Speculation: Baltar tells Tory he’s “singing God’s song”, which is turning from a cacophony into a melody. Hmm... wonder if it’s “All Along the Watchtower”?

Best Line:
Imaginary Baltar (discussing Tory): "Handle with care."
Real Baltar: "Oh, I’d love to."

Ian Berriman

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