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BSG 4.21 Daybreak

Daybreak Parts 1, 2 & 3 (ending 2009-03-21)

A series of pre-Cylon attack flashbacks delve into past situations of Caprica Six’s involvement in caring for Baltar’s elderly father, Roslin’s sudden loss of her family in an accident, and Lee Adama’s passionate feelings for Starbuck, who is dating his brother Zak. In the present, Anders reveals the location of Cavil’s base and Adama decides to take Galactica on one final mission to rescue Hera.

Admiral Adama leads Galactica’s final battle and rescues Hera from the Cylon Colony. Starbuck draws upon the meaning of Hera’s musical notes to lead the fleet to a habitable world. The fate of the fleet and its relationship to modern day Earth is revealed

Are we to understand that  all of BSG takes place in the distant past. The earth referred to is in fact a parallel earth, where humans evolved and the ending is 150,000 years in our past. Hence the Hera is the Eve of our ancestors.


Is does it take place in the future where everyone takes a giant leap back in time at the end to seed the humans and everything is just a great loop in time ?

Either way, the sermon at the end felt like it had been tacked on.


BSG 4.20 Stars

Islanded in a Stream of Stars (2009-03-06)

Boomer’s Raptor escape damages Galactica when she jumps too close to the hull. Admiral Adama makes the crucial decision to abandon ship and puts Lee in charge of offloading equipment to the rest of the fleet. As Starbuck searches for the meaning behind the “Cylon song”, Baltar tries to expose her return from the dead as proof of life after death.

BSG 4.19 Someone

Someone to Watch Over Me (2009-02-27)

Starbuck encounters a mysterious piano player in Joe’s Bar and helps him work on his latest song. Realizing the musical notes match a series of dots drawn by Hera, Starbuck finishes the song which Col. Tigh and Tory Foster recognize as the music they heard when they learned they were Cylons. Tyrol unwittingly helps Boomer, who poses as Athena to kidnap Hera and take her to Cavil.

This starts slowly, then the intriguing pianist enters with some interaction with Starbuck. Things really ramp up and get exciting when Boomer takes off with the baby.


BSG 4.18 Dead

Deadlock (2009-02-20)

Galactica undergoes repairs using a Cylon substance that can help maintain the ship’s structural integrity. With Boomer’s help, Ellen Tigh escapes Cavil’s ship and reunites with the fleet completing the gathering of the Final Five. Caprica Six miscarries Tigh’s child, ending the hope that Cylons can reproduce with their own kind.

Saul Tigh gets into a threesome with two Cylons, and jokes that ‘his grandfather was a sander’. While the ship undergoes repairs, relationships keep breaking down.



BSG 4.17 Exit

No Exit (2009-02-13)

As Sam Anders recovers from surgery to dislodge the bullet in his brain, his memories of the Final Five Cylons re-emerge. Ellen Tigh resurrects aboard a Basestar, and reveals the part she played on Earth. With the Galactica losing structural integrity, Adama asks the newly reinstated Chief to fix the ship.

This should be called Backstory, Info-dump  & Hodgman.

Most of it is of Ellen, being resurrected in the past and the revelation that she is an architect of Cylons. Then there is the whole story that Anders dumps on us. Finally, John Hodgman turns up as a brain surgeon (!). This just after listening to his Judge John Hodgman podcast.

BSG 4.16 Blood

Blood on the Scales (2009-01-30)

President Roslin faces off against Tom Zarek and Lt. Gaeta as they try to take control of the Colonial fleet. The alliance with the rebel Cylons as well as Adama’s life are both at stake.

It all felt a bit convenient and easy for Adama to take back power. If Zarek had not shot the Council members, he could have sustained his power. It would have been more interesting to have him take over, become the president and cope with the job. Now everything is reset to a few episodes ago, nothing will change.


Dr Who 10.11

World Enough and Time (2017-06-24)

In a snowspace, the Doctor stumbles from the TARDIS and regenerates. Earlier, the Doctor proposed to test Missy by having her answer a distress call. They arrive via TARDIS on a colony ship reversing away from a black hole. They are held at gunpoint by Jorj, who demands to know which of them is human, and Jorj shoots Bill. The Doctor, Missy, and Nardole learn that a few days ago, some of the crew had gone down to the ship’s bowels but never returned. Jorj claims the ship was other empty, but the Doctor shows there’s thousands of humans, the first crew descendants: due to time dilation, time moves much faster at the ship’s bowels. Bill awakens in a hospital, having been fitted with a replacement heart. Razor, a hospital employee, explains that some of the patients are awaiting to be “upgraded” to escape the ship’s polluted air.

This started slowly and felt rather dis-jointed. It isn’t until the final act when we find out what really happened to Bill that things come together and a cliff-hanger is provided for the next episode.


BSG 4.15 Oath

The Oath (2009-01-30)

Gaeta and Zarek start an uprising in the fleet, leaving the commanders of Galactica with a crucial choice.

Now that the Cylon threat has passed, the tension in the fleet have escalated to all out mutiny. It looks like Admiral Adama has finally met his end.  One of the better episodes as things get more tense and intriguing.


BSG 4.14 Disquiet

A Disquiet Follows My Soul (2009-01-23)

Laura Roslin begins to lose faith in the Pythian prophecy and her role as the dying leader. Tom Zarek intends to weaken the Human-Cylon alliance. Galen Tyrol is told that he is not the father of Cally’s son.

Everything is slowly falling apart, without a purpose the fleet lacks direction.  The solution appears simple… Find a new planet to settle and work out an agreement with the Cylons.


Dr Who 4.10 Eat

“The Eaters of Light” (2017-06-17)


The Doctor and Bill, disagreeing about the fate of the Ninth Legion of the Imperial Roman army, travel in the TARDIS to the 2nd century in Scotland. Bill goes her own way, while the Doctor and Nardole look for their bodies. Bill encounters the Legion’s soldiers hiding. The soldiers are hiding from a creature drawn to any light source, killing those in its path. Meanwhile, the Doctor and Nardole discover the corpses of the remaining Legion.

Another simple monster of the week episode. Some creature of the multi-universe just happens to have a portal in Scotland. It all leads up to a rather predictable ending.